Archdiocese celebrates National Migration Week with Mass

Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic was the main celebrant during a multicultural Mass in observance of National Migration Week at Holy Name Cathedral on Jan. 5, 2019. This year’s National Migration Week theme was “Promoting a Church and World for All.” The Mass highlighted the ethnic diversity of the Archdiocese of Chicago through multilingual readings and music in languages such as English, Spanish, Polish, Swahili and Tagalog. The Mass included a Spanish choir from St. Michael the Archangel Church (Chicago), a Polish choir from Holy Trinity Church (Chicago) and a Tagalog choir from St. Martha Church (Morton Grove). Immigrants representing more than 30 countries participated in the Mass wearing their traditional attire. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Dung Duy Dau (center) from St. Henry Parish represents Vietnam during the procession.
Dolores Matias (left) represents her native Panama in the opening procession. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Participants pray during Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Bartosic incenses the altar during Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop John Manz, right, joins Bishop Bartosic in celebrating Mass. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Bartosic accepts the gifts. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)
Participants share the sign of peace during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A deacon distributes Communion by the cup to a participant. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)