November 20 – Day of Prayer and Fasting

Join the Campaign and Support Immigrant Children and Families

Recent treatment of immigrant children, separated from their families and held by the U.S. government in detention centers, is cause for deep concern. As Catholics, we recognize governments’ right to control their borders. But we also understand that this right must be balanced with the right of immigrants to humane treatment.

Catholics and other persons of faith will PRAY and FAST during the 40 days beginning October 16, 2019 and ending November 24, 2019 for justice in the treatment the estimated 15,000 children being kept in detention and for policies supporting family unity.

November 20, 2019 will be St. Rita Parish’s Day of Prayer and Fasting in support of immigrant children and their families. Please plan to participate.

Here’s how:

  1. Mark your calendar for November 20, 2019, St. Rita Parish’s Day of Prayer and Fasting.
  2. On November 20, all St. Rita parishioners are asked to take time to pray for just and humane treatment of immigrant children and their families. Any form of prayer is acceptable. See a sample prayer at
  3. On November 20, fast in some way in solidarity with the detained immigrant children. Fasting is voluntarily going without food in order to focus on God. Your fasting can be total (no food at any time) or partial (skipping a meal, not eating between meals, etc.).