Migrant Ministry - Outreach Ministry
As an Outreach Ministry, the Migrant Ministry strives not only to provide for the basic needs and welfare of our migrant brothers and sisters, but also to bring awareness and education to our fellow parishioners about the humanness of migrant and immigrant peoples.
During the Summer months, we provide food donated by Costco and Panera, clothing generously donated by Spirit of Christ parishioners, as well as other needed supplies and household items to the migrant farm workers who begin to arrive in Colorado in May for the summer growing season. We deliver throughout the summer, and to migrant and immigrant families who remain after the growing season the remainder of the year. We also bring Sunday mass to the workers in the fields where they live and work--we celebrate mass and join together to share a meal with the migrant workers and families in the area.
We start the Fall each year by providing Back-to-School backpacks donated by the non-profit Precious Child to the migrant and immigrant children who live in the farm areas year-round. We have recognized the needs of the migrant and immigrant community within our own Arvada neighborhood, and organize and provide food after school to kids at Arvada High School in conjunction with the HOPE Ministry. To foster awareness of Hispanic traditions and culture, we host a parish-wide celebration for Day of the Dead. Members of the Hispanic culture are closely connected to their Catholic faith, and the Day of the Dead anticipates All Saints Day, celebrating the “communion of saints” on which we pray for the living and departed.
And as we finish the year, the Migrant Ministry participates in the Spirit of Christ annual Reverse Collection. We deliver Christmas gifts provided by parishioners to the migrant and immigrant children who live in the farm areas year-round.
Regardless of where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”. -- Hebrews 13:2
Contact: Andrea Litzau (720) 530-8108, firstname.lastname@example.org