Who:                    Bishop Gregory Parkes, migrants, Catholic community

What:                    Bishop Gregory Parkes will lead a prayer vigil for an end to the separation of families at the U.S./Mexican Border and to lift up the hearts of those families who have already been separated.

When:                 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Where:                San Jose Mission, 3204 San Diego Lane, Dover, FL 33527

Additional Information: Bishop Parkes issued a video statement about the crisis at the border which can be accessed for news purposes here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rv7kqj1oxjx5r04/border%20crisis.mp4?dl=0

About San Jose Mission:

The San Jose Mission is a residential community and education/social services campus for migrant farmworker families owned by the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  We partner with community groups and Hillsborough County to provide English classes, clothing, and healthcare and educational opportunities to the families who live there.

About the Diocese of St. Petersburg

The Diocese of St. Petersburg is comprised of over 470,000 Catholics and includes 74 parishes, 8 missions, 48 schools and early childhood centers, a university, and a variety of social service, health care, housing and pastoral ministries located within the five counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus. Mass is celebrated in 11 languages and we are led by our fifth bishop, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes who was installed on January 4, 2017.