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The Holy Family Social Action team uses Catholic Social Teaching as a guide while creating opportunities for advocacy, organizing, solidarity and charity.  The main focus of the team is on immigration and poverty.  The team looks for opportunities to collaborate with other churches and community groups to broaden our efforts.

The Social Action Team core group meets every two months to discuss the opportunities that have been presented to the parish, to prioritize activities, and to coordinate events.  

Members of the team who aren't interested in being a part of the core group but who want to remain actively involved and informed can join our mailing list by contacting Sister Tracy Kemme at

If you are interested in coming to a core team meeting to see if you want to become more involved contact Sister Tracy Kemme at

Solidarity: Reflection and Challenge #2

The Burden of the Journey

The economic and socially-oppressive standard of living in Latin America leaves little choice than to migrate to a land of greater opportunity; however, the road to this dream does not offer much repose.  The journey to the United States is perilous and often entails crossing many miles. of desert.  Read more about how we can walk in solidarity with those who may be overburdened by a journey in their lives.  Click the Read More button.

Guatemala Facts #2

The Journey to the United States

To ge to the United States, Guatemalans must travel over 2500 miles, through deserts, mountains, and jungles or on small boats along the coast. They face terrible difficulties in trying to get to the United States. If caught, of course, the migrants are deported back to Guatemala. To find out more about the journey, press the Read More button. 

Solidarity: Reflection and Challenge #1

Our Economic Security and Social Inequalities

The social and economic conditions in Latin America, especially in Guatemala, work in tandem to form some of the most oppressive living circumstances in the developing world.  Read about how the economy and social inequalities compound hardships and struggles.  Learn how you can complete a solidarity challenge as a sacrifice and prayer for our brothers and sisters in Guatemala and all those who face economic and social difficulties in the United States.   

Guatemala Facts

Why Would Anyone Leave

Why would anyone leave Guatemala to take the perilous journey to the United States, where they might be placed in a detention center, turned back or live a life as an undocumented person in a country that may not accept them?  Read these interesting facts to find out more about poverty, health care, and violence in Guatemala. 



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