Civic Academy on Immigration Draws 100 Faithful in Central California

On Pentecost, St. Mary’s by-the-Sea and La Iglesia de San Pablo Apostol Episcopal Churches sponsored a 'Gathering of Immigrants' which drew 100 parishioners from the two congregations, as well as guests from All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel.  Participants met over lunch to share a piece of their families’ immigration story and to listen to each other.  St. Mary’s in Pacific Grove is home to many English-speaking retirees, while San Pablo’s in Seaside is made up of first-generation Spanish-speaking immigrants. The event was co-chaired by Father Martin Juarez, from San Pablo’s and Kirsten Matsumoto from St. Mary’s.  Click below for full report.

A Gathering of Immigrants by Jack Herbig

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