The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, January 28th, marks our fourth anniversary! We are inviting our supporters and friends to help us celebrate in four ways:
1) PRAY – Set an intention of hope for someone facing deportation. Say a rosary in honor of parents who raised children in the perils of a refugee camp. Commit to a Holy Hour where the Eucharist might strengthen your resolve for justice. Ask your parish or faith community to include prayers for unaccompanied minors and those seeking asylum.
2) SPEAK UP – Say something when you see or hear discriminating speech or oppressive actions against the vulnerable. Call your legislator. Use social media to speak truth. You can also send Aquinas Center a message of hope for us to post in our hallway. Mail a visual reminder that you support immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers to my attention at 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.
3) SHOW UP – Encounter only works when we are physically present to one another! Share a meal with Youth Voices. Paint a mural, garden with us, or wash dishes side-by-side. Sing! Multilingual Karaoke is happening during Love Your Neighbor week on February 17th at 7PM in the parish Lower Hall. Show up in the streets. New Sanctuary Movement is training allies to respond to raids. Click here to learn more.
4) COMMIT – What is the Spirit inviting you to do? Can you commit financially to supporting Aquinas Center as a place for encounter? Can you donate coffee, tea, and other hospitality supplies? Could you mentor a teen who is trying to navigate the college application process? Could you serve as an ESOL volunteer?
We cannot do this without you. Your generosity makes it all possible. Donate today.