The Family Reunification Fund is Catholic Extension’s response to the human tragedy unfolding on our southern border, where recent family separations and policy debates have exposed the profound misery of those fleeing their countries and coming to the U.S.

The fund will support ministries that provide direct outreach and advocacy for immigrant families separated as a consequence of our broken immigration system. The fund will mainly benefit existing ministries on the southern U.S. border with Mexico, specifically those that are actively sheltering, defending, and caring for immigrants and their families.

Among those ministries is the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Arizona, which provides research and advocacy, as well as direct humanitarian assistance to migrants on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

A year or so ago we had the director, Father Sean Carroll, SJ, of the Kino Border Initiative here to preach at all the weekend Masses and speak after the 11 am Mass. This was an initiative of our Social Justice Ministry.

We know that families are the foundation of our society. They belong together.

Catholic Extension wants to ensure that these ministries have the resources to do as much good as possible as the level of suffering increases. They hope our parish community will join others in to support ministries on the southern U.S. border.

Ways you can give:

Questions? Contact Catholic Extension at 150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606  — Phone: 800.842.7804  — Email:

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