We believe in a hope-filled future.
The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.
As the November 12, 2019 hearing date approaches, join the Ignatian and broader Catholic network in Prayers of Hope—as we unite to defend the dignity of DACA recipients through prayer and action.
Organize a Vigil
Host a prayer vigil or intention a Mass at your campus, parish, or organization for DACA recipients on or around November 12th.
Decide how you will pray:
- Plan a full prayer vigil. (readings in English & Español)
- Use this simple prayer (English | Español) during intercom announcements/prayer at your school, on your own, in a meeting, etc.
- Include these petitions (English | Español) in a regular mass.
- Use the above elements and more ideas found here to plan a vigil that works for your setting.
- Utilize rally signs (order signs from ISN or find PDF below)
Utilize ISN’s action alert on DACA to invite your community to advocate by:
- Hosting an advocacy table in a key location at your school or parish.
- Sharing the action alert via social media and encouraging others from your campus, parish, or community to do the same.
- Sending the action alert via e-mail or text message, or including it in a regular e-mail newsletter.
- Downloading a print version of the action alert and dropping off signed letters to your member of Congress on or around November 12th.
Spread the Word
Utilize the social media images below to share a message of support leading up to and on November 12th.
Consider writing a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed for your local newspaper for publication on or around November 12th. Contact José Arnulfo Cabrera for more information.
For those planning a “Prayers of Hope: Defend DACA” Vigil:
- Livestream your vigil via YouTube or FacebookLive (contact Kelly Swan with details so we can amplify your event on social media)
- Share vigil photos or video via social media and with ISN (send to Kelly Swan)
Migrant Way of the Cross (Diocese of Metuchen)
A Prayer for Migrant Children (USCCB)
Loving Father/Padre Amoroso (USCCB)
Prayer for Those Who Migrate (Education for Justice)
Collected Prayers for Immigrants (Interfaith Worker Justice)
A Scriptural Reflection on Migrants: Solidarity, Hope, and Hospitality (Education for Justice)
Prayer Service for Just and Humane Immigration Reform (Sisters of Mercy)
Share the Message!
Social Media Images
Vigil / Rally Signs
Order double-sided signs on 14 pt. cardstock (availabe at cost + ground shipping) for your rally or utilize the PDFs below.