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Diverse cultures celebrated at Migration Week Mass

By Karen Callaway | Chicago Catholic
January 8, 2019

Diverse cultures celebrated at Migration Week Mass

Immigrants representing more than 35 countries participated in a multicultural Mass celebrating Chicago’s diverse Catholic community in observance of National Migration Week at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Jan. 6. The Mass featured multilingual readings and music in languages, such as English, Spanish, Polish, Swahili, Arabic and Tagalog. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Some participants dressed in ethnic garb reflecting their cultures. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
A cantor leads the congregation in song. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
A young girl looks over the program during Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Father Ismael Sandoval, pastor of St. Benedict Parish and coordinator for the archdiocese’s Consejo Hispano (Hispanic Advisory Board), accepts the gifts from Bill Zerial. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
More than a dozen priests attended the Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
A children's choir sings during Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
People dressed in ethnic garb carried the names of countries represented in the local Catholic community as they processed out of Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
(Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)

Immigrants representing more than 35 countries participated in a multicultural Mass celebrating Chicago’s diverse Catholic community in observance of National Migration Week at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Jan. 6. The Mass featured multilingual readings and music in languages, such as English, Spanish, Polish, Swahili, Arabic and Tagalog. 

Topics:

  • immigration

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