2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Although the Catholic Church has welcomed newcomers since the very founding of our nation, since 1965 alone MRS has assisted over 1 million refugees to begin new lives in the United States through its nationwide network of affiliated partner agencies.  In more recent years, MRS has greatly expanded its service network to respond to the plight of thousands of unaccompanied children and victims of human trafficking.  MRS has also been a leading advocate for fair and just policies, both nationally and internationally, that serve to protect and uphold the fundamental rights of migrants, immigrants, refugees, human trafficking victims, and other vulnerable persons on the move.  

Please join  us on November 19th, to help Migration and Refugee Services celebrate our 50th Anniversary!
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Thursday, November 19 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Golden Anniversary Mass

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Worship with His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Honorary Chairman of the MRS 50th Anniversary Celebration and members of the Bishops Committee on Migration from across the country at the 50th Anniversary Mass. Liturgical music provided by the St. Camillus Parish renowned multicultural choir.

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His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl

Archbishop of Washington; Honorary Chairman of MRS' 50th Anniversary Celebration
Cardinal Donald Wuerl is the Archbishop of Washington and was elevated to the College of Cardinals in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He participated in the March 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis.  Cardinal Wuerl is Honorary Chairman of MRS' 50th Anniversary Celebration.  He... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom South