Care has been provided by our volunteers and by financial donations specifically targeted for ongoing immigrant support. Our fund needs to be replenished so we ask you to consider financial support for this important ministry of our church. Donations can be made via checks in our weekly collections by writing "Immigrant Support" on the memo line. You may also make secure one-time or sustaining donations here - please select "Immigrant Support" as the fund to which you are donating. We thank you for your support!
"It's Not Just About Migrants"
This document examines the differences between asylum seekers and refugees, and explores the root causes of migration and immigration issues.
OUR HOLY FAMILY APARTMENT
On March 25, 2017, St. Thomas More became the second Jesuit parish in the nation to declare itself a sanctuary parish, following another in San Francisco. It is the first Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to declare itself a sanctuary parish; it is the second Catholic church in Minnesota.
Saint Thomas More provides a comfortable and safe apartment to those threatened by deportation and offers companionship, food, clothing and connection to additional resources such as legal aid as each family may need. Fr. Warren, pastor of Saint Thomas More said, "We did it not to make a political statement. It is a statement of faith, to provide shelter to people who need it and to connect them to resources.”Our community acknowledges and respects the federal government’s obligation to protect our borders and uphold our immigration laws. Nevertheless, we agree with the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference that immigration principles should always be at the service of human dignity and the common good of society. Saint Thomas More Catholic Community is committed to increasing its advocacy for just and humane immigration reform at both the local and national level.