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PCMRT News & Events


Events in 2019

August 8-11, 2019 - The Kenya Catholic Community in America's (KCCA) 8th Annual Swahili Mass and Convention will be held in Tacoma, WA. The main celebrant will be Most Rev. Philip Anyolo from the Archdiocese of Kisumu, Kenya.

August 11, 2019 - The Diocese of Galveston-Houston's 2nd Annual Archdiocesan African Cultural Heritage Festival will be held at The Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, TX. His Excellency Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will be the main celebrant. The Mass is followed by a colorful outdoor reception and entertainment celebrating African culture. For more information, contact Fr. Sebastine Okoye at 281-917-2303 or

August 18, 2019 - The Diocese of Raleigh's African Heritage Mass will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC. The main celebrant will be Most Rev. Luis Rafael Zarama.

September 28, 2019 - The Archdiocese of Washington's 22nd Annual Mother of Africa Pilgrimage will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. The main celebrant will be Rev. Monsignor Eddie Tolentino.

October 11-12, 2019 - The 1st National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) Regional Conference will be held at St. Rocco's Catholic Church in Newark, NJ. The theme of the event is "Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening" (1 Samuel 3:10).

November 10, 2019 - The Subcommittee for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers meeting will be held in Baltimore, MD.

December 12, 2019 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, unborn children, and the New Evangelization.


Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers (PCMRT) - View past and current issues of the PCMRT e-newsletter in the e-newsletter archive.

Apostleship of the Sea (AOS)

The Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network (CMFN)/La Red Católica del Campesino Migrante - (CMFN) sends out a biannual newsletter. La Red Católica del Campesino Migrante envía un boletín bianual.

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

To Go Forth - a blog from USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development

Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

Ethnic Ministries' Past Events

Caribbean Catholic Community

  • March 11, 2017- Caribbean Catholics of North America (CCNA) hosted their annual Lenten retreat at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Silver Spring, MD.

African Catholic Community

People on the Move

Apostleship of the Sea (AOS)

Migrant Farmworkers

Tourism Ministry

National Advisers Meeting

  • The National Advisers Meeting was held on July 10-12, 2014 at the Theological College of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Religious leaders and advocates from around the nation gathered to discuss the future of pastoral care for migrants, refugees, and travelers in the United States.

Bishop J. Kevin Boland sent greetings from the Holy Land

  • Bishop J. Kevin Boland, Bishop Promoter of the Apostleship of the Sea (AOS), sent his greetings from the Sea of Galilee as the bishops continued their peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2014.


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