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Fr. John Bonavitacola A Letter from Fr. John

Yuma to Phoenix

05-19-2019Fr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

I recently attended a Board Meeting where many of the members are from Mid-west and far northern states and they asked me about the immigration situation on the ground in the southwest. From their perches they don't hear much except the usual political wrangling about immigration. So, I told them this:

When the Dept. of Homeland Security announces that there were 100,000 people who crossed into the country in March and that most of them turned themselves in to Border Patrol and requested asylum, no one ever asks where exactly are these people? For most people they are just numbers unless you live in places like Yuma or Nogales, Arizona or McCallum or El Paso, Texas or across from Tijuana. The Border Patrol, by court order, can hold adults with children for no more than 20days, process them and give them a date to appear before an Asylum Judge, sometime years in the future. And then they are free to go anywhere in the US. DHS does not have the structure, funds or mandate to provide housing, medical care, and transportation for these people. So as a result, they are released into the local communities and the local communities are overwhelmed trying to assist them. Recently the Mayor of Yuma declared a State of Emergency in his city. The social services, the homeless shelters, food kitchens are completely overwhelmed in Yuma, which is seeing over 300 people a day cross the border.

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Under Construction

Beginning Fri, May 24, there will be major upgrades to the school. All thanks to the Invest In Our Future/Shea Families Charities Building Fund. Please note that most of the campus will be closed during the summer months.

OLMC Coffee Shop

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Bridges Youth Group

May 19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

7th and 8th Graders are invited to attend BRIDGES on Sundays after the 5:00pm Mass from 6:30-8:30pm.

Contact Sr. Cristina at 480-967-8791 x226 for more information.

Peru Mission Trip

Jun 15 - Jun 24

We will be traveling to Lima, Peru where we will be serving mainly at “The Joy in the Lord” School for children with physical disability.

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