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March 2, 2005


More than 45 national and ethnic groups will be represented at the National Migration Week Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, celebrated by the Most Rev. Robert P. Maginnis, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia. The Mass will be celebrated at Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia.

The homilist will be Dominican Father Anthony Dao Chinh Quang. Father Dao, a native of Vietnam, is currently serving as the Director of the Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Migration Week Mass
Sunday, March 13, 2005
2:00 p.m.
Cardinal Dougherty High School
6301 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

The Mass will feature 15 choirs singing in their native tongues. Scriptural readings and intercessory prayers will be read in 11 languages. The procession prior to the Mass will feature representatives from all groups, many wearing typical ethnic attire.

The Catholic Church in the United States honors the immigrant roots of our country and our Church each year with Migration Week celebrations.

The Migration Mass is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees. The director is Father William G. Ayres.


Matthew Gambino
Associate Director

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