+ MIGRANT FARMWORKER MINISTRY
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
In our Diocese, especially in the area of Lafayette County, MO, hundreds of Migrant Farmworkers flow in and out of the local farms, working seasonally in orchards and tomato fields. Often they live in deplorable conditions and are treated hardly better than slaves. These are our brothers and sisters in the faith, and they are our neighbors in need of Christ's love- in sacrament and service. Will you join us in bringing them both?
Let us pray for a new era of compassion and service to our Migrant Farmworker brothers and sisters here in our midst.
CONTACT us in the Office of Hispanic Ministry to get involved. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-714-2323
“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. … You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.”
- Mother Teresa
Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network
The Migrant Farmworker Ministry in the United States underwent a revolution in the 90's and 2000's with the development of the Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network (CMFN). It brought together the nation's most dedicated servants of the most needy and forgotten people. Today they continue to provide resources, education, and many opportunities to get involved and train advocates for the Migrants.
Look here for more information as this Ministry develops.
What can you do? Look for migrant communities in your neighborhood and reach out your hand in loving service to them. It might be exactly what they - and you- need.