Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Immigration Reform: Prayer Service and Letter

Many thanks to Margaret Bulmer, ccvi, Director of Social Concerns for the Houston CCVIs, for sending the following materials on immigration reform.

The U.S. is a country of immigrants, and at the present time we are urgently in need of a comprehensive and just immigration reform, an increasingly unlikely prospect this year. 

Click here for an Evening Prayer Service for Immigration Reform.

The following is a letter which Sr. Margaret sent to all of the Houston CCVIs:

February 6, 2011

Dear Sisters,

I wish each of you peace and many blessings this day.  Recently I attended an Interfaith Prayer Service and discussion on Immigration Reform.

Representatives of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Congregations in Houston met to pray together.  It was inspiring to see so many united in a common purpose.  Although it does not seem that Congress will initiate any legislation to bring about Immigration Reform this year, we were all encouraged not to lose hope and to redouble our prayers for this intention.

In the past, a small group of sisters would meet at the Villa Grotto to pray for immigrants and migrants and Immigration Reform.  I would like all the sisters involved in this prayer effort and I invite you to participate.

I am enclosing an Evening Prayer Service and would ask that each community choose one evening a month when you will use this prayer service for the intention of Immigration Reform.  You may choose to use it more often if you wish.

The prayers and psalms are based on the prayers we used on the Interfaith Prayer Service day.  This Prayer Service will be sent to all communities including those in Kenya, Central America and Ireland.  Immigrants and migrants are on the move all over the world in search of a better life for themselves and their families.

Thank you and God bless you.

In the Incarnate Word

Sister Margaret Bulmer
Social Concerns

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