In his message for the upcoming World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis reminds us that “it is not just about migrants.” In continuation of his 2018 message, he calls us to continue the response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration using four verbs: to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate. But he tells us that it is not only limited to migrants and refugees; that it is “about all of us, and about the present and future of the human family.”

Migrants and Refugees Mass

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB with Mass and Celebration at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Surrey. Mass begins at 3 p.m. with a celebration until 5:30 p.m. This is a family event! To participate in the preparation of this special day, contact

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Pope Francis will celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Read more about the Pope’s message here or watch the video below.

Testimony from a weary migrant


“There was a sense of relief when we landed in Vancouver. One part of our journey had ended. We left behind a long history and heritage in our homeland; we were given no choice.”

“I need to catch my breath and then quickly begin to understand how to support my family. The only comfort I have now is in my faith in Christ and His plan for us.”

“Brothers and sisters in Christ, please pray for us that we may soon feel like we belong to your parish, like it is home for us now.”



To download a Prayer Card, click here. pdf

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