Migrants include anyone who has immigrated or emigrated and they can be permanent or temporary residents.
Why do People Migrate?
Migration is often determined by a free decision of the migrants themselves, taken fairly frequently not only for economic reasons but also for cultural, technical or scientific motives. As such it is for the most part a clear indication of social, economic and demographic imbalance on a regional or world-wide... Read More
Migrant Ministry is supported by various parishes within the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This initiative began within the Office of Service and Justice and continues to expand as this ministry consists of the Hispanic Community and the Temporary Foreign Workers.
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Farm workers have been coming to Canada under the federal Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program since 1966. While there are no official statistics published, this practice is a growing phenomenon.
Farm workers are predominantly men who come to Canada to work for up to 8 months each year leaving their families behind so they can provide better futures for them. They miss births, baptisms, first communions and even funerals of their loved ones to provide for their families here in... Read More
The Latino Ministry consists of new immigrants programs and services. More details on this ministry coming soon!
There are four parishes who celebrate weekly Mass in Spanish and four parishes who celebrate once a month specifically for farm worker ministry. Mass Times & Map.
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Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) coordinator Bob Buckham, at the Archdiocese of Vancouver, provides prison ministry programming in collaboration with Prison Chaplains for offenders in our prisons.
Many volunteers from our visit to offenders inside the prison and support to released offenders through community support groups.
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Last fall, Development and Peace launched their education campaign about the role of men and women family farmers in fighting hunger. Together with other Caritas Internationalis organizations, a Global Week of Action was held from October... Read More
“This kind of support gives us hope and tells us that there are people who care. They help us and encourage us to work and to develop ourselves to be independent and productive, and not just be recipients. They help us to come back to life.”