Tuesday, July 30, 6 PM

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1050 Porter, 48226

DETROIT – Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Corktown will host a Mass to lift up the families that are separated and in detention on the US Southern border. Circles of Support from dozens of Catholic parishes in SW Detroit will gather for the Mass, along with their friends and colleagues from community groups and organizations. Msgr. Charles Konsanke, Pastor of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and Most Holy Trinity Church, will be the principal celebrant.

Participants will gather in prayer for the families in detention – and for themselves – as a sign of mutual support. They will reflect on statements by Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Pope Francis, and Brownsville (TX) Bishop Daniel Flores (former Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit).

The Offertory Collection will be sent to the Catholic Diocese of El Paso and Brownsville for their work among the families in detention centers and seeking asylum.

Parish delegations will have their banners to show their support for the families and for the other Circles of Support in our area.

A Children’s Procession will carry flowers and prayers to Our Lady of Guadalupe for the children who have died in camps or along the Exodus from their countries. WELCOME TO BRING CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHILDREN’S PROCESSION.

Strangers No Longer: a network in SE Michigan of Parish Circles of Support responding to Pope Francis’ call to treat immigrants as our brothers and sisters. SNL Circles educate in their parishes; accompany families as needed; advocate for just immigration policies and practices. Contact 313-549-0421 or billobrien2018@gmail.com

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