St. Matthew's Social Justice Committee continues its annual tradition of hosting Simple Lenten Meals, promoting almsgiving during the Lenten season. Due to the pandemic, this year's program will be virtual. Join us online on Fridays of Lent, 6:30 to 7:30pm, to hear from local organizations that practice acts of charity and learn about their mission and how you can support their good works. It's also a chance to practice Lenten almsgiving by donating to our featured charitable organizations.
March 12 - Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)
Please visit the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. website https://cliniclegal.org/ from which the following is excerpted and summarized.
The Mission of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) - Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINICpromotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.
Catholic Identity - Founded by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 1988 - The task of welcoming immigrants, refugees and displaced persons into full participation in the Church and society with equal rights and duties continues the biblical understanding of the justice of God reaching out to all peoples and rectifying the situation of the poor, the orphans, the widows, the disadvantaged, and especially in the Old Testament, the alien and the stranger.
CLINIC and the USCCB believe the U.S. Immigration system is broken, does not serve the nation’s needs, and demands significant reform. Long-term, undocumented immigrants who have significantly contributed to the nation’s economy and social fabric compel the United States to provide them a legal process to become documented, authorized to work, and naturalized as U.S. citizens. This earned pathway to citizenship (legalization) is essential to achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Join Webex meeting:
Join Simple Lenten Meals each Friday at: https://gwu.webex.com/gwu/j.php?MTID=m57c297e581b95770c4198bde365a4c3b. (ID: 1203061213, password: rUB9AsJY)
Join by phone: (US toll) +1 202-860-2110 (access code: 1203061213)
Make a Donation
We invite your donation via check (payable to Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle with organization name on memo line) or through an online donation following the instructions listed below.
- Choose the “Donate” button at the top.
- After filling out the form with your address and credit card information, click “Review Donation and Continue.”
- Choose “Comments” and in the comments window, write "Simple Lenten Meal for CLINIC". To Confirm that your donation is assigned to CLINIC, you may email Norma Canedo.
- If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, please indicate that as well.
Many thanks for your support!