Pastoral Migratoria


Thursdays from May 4 through June 8 from 6 to 7 pm

St. Jerome Church
1709 West Lunt Avenue in Chicago, IL 60626

The Migratory Ministry responds to the baptismal call to serve and accompany, as well as fight for justice and allows immigrants to be formed as leaders.

Come and learn about:

  • The Social Teaching of the Church and its application in the experience of the immigrant people.
  • Connect the faith and needs of the community with social actions in your parish.
  • Equip yourself to respond to the concrete needs of the parish community.

At the conclusion of the formation, a commission will be conducted in the parish.

The training will be face-to-face in the Parish of Saint Jerome.

For more information, please contact Mauro Pineda at 312-534-8103 or

When comprehensive immigration reform failed to pass the Senate in 2007 – and it became apparent there would be no legislative reform in the near term – Chicago’s immigrant community wondered what they could do to help one another in light of their increasing, urgent basic human and pastoral needs in the absence of any immigration reform.

In response we developed our immigrant leadership ministries, called the Immigrant Social Ministry (e.g. Pastoral Migratoria and Polish Immigrant-to-Immigrant Ministry), that are empowering Hispanic and Polish immigrant lay leaders through service, accompaniment, and justice actions in parishes.

St. Rita Parish has had a very active Pastoral Migratoria Ministry almost from the beginning of its inception in the Archdiocese.

Our members offer several events each year, in collaboration with the Archdiocese and other organizations, to help our immigrant community. These events have included “Know Your Rights” workshops, collection of items for people in detention centers, collecting stuffed animals for children in detention centers, helping people register to vote, and other workshops of interest to our community.

Currently in-person Citizenship Classes for those interested in becoming US citizens are on break due to the pandemic. For information about virtual classes, please contact Adriana Morales at 773-540-4033.

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If you are interested in becoming a member of Pastoral Migratoria, want to know how you can help, or for more information, please send your question / request online and someone will contact you shortly.