The suffering of migrants and refugees is a pressing global issue. Prayer, advocacy, education, and charitable works can lead to creating a world where people will be free to choose whether to migrate or remain in their homelands.

To commemorate National Migration Week, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Department of Public & Community Engagement; the Office of Hispanic Ministry, Archdiocese of New York, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, and the Sisters of Charity of New York will gather virtually for our third Annual Interfaith Prayer Service.  

We will begin at 7 pm EST, or 5 pm in Guatemala and El Salvadore, Thursday, September 21. Our theme this year is “Free to choose whether to migrate or stay.” During this hour of prayer and storytelling you will hear prayers for our migrant sisters and brothers in the words of five different faiths. English and Spanish tracks will be available.

To register for the prayer service visit or click here.

Knowing that God is present to all human beings and God listens to the petitions of all, it is our hope that you will be able to join us.