Calling attention to Title 42 during National Migration Week

In observance of National Migration Week, Sept. 20-26, 2021, Archdiocese of Chicago parishes and its immigration ministry hosted events celebrating Chicago’s diverse Catholic community. This year’s National Migration Week theme is “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’.” Those events included an immigration vigil with the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants on Sept. 25 and a Mass at St. Constance Church for the Polish immigrant-to-immigrant ministry on Sept. 20. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Benedictine Sister Benita Coffey holds up a sign supporting immigrants. As part of National Migration Week, The Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants hosted a vigil at the intersection of Ashland/Milwaukee Avenues and Division Street to protest the continuance of Title 42, which denies entry into the U.S. without a hearing or any proof of contagion on Sept. 25, 2021. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Viatorian Father Corey Brost, Sister of Providence Kathleen Desautels and Jessica Alaniz, associate director at Bethany House of Hospitality, hold up signs on Division Street. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Sister of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Alexanne Osinski holds up a sign welcoming immigrants. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Franciszek and Anna Posek pray during Mass. St. Constance Parish, 5843 W. Strong St., hosted a Mass in honor of National Migration Week with special intentions for all immigrants on Sept. 20, 2021. The Mass was organized by the Polish Immigrant to Immigrant Ministry with special guest Brother Ayub Mwenda, a Franciscan from Kenya. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Brother Ayub Mwenda, a Franciscan from Kenya, speaks to the congregation. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Father Marek M. Smolka, associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral and coordinator of the Polish Council for the Archdiocese of Chicago, distributes Communion during Mass. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)