Hispanic Youth Fast, Pray for Migrants, Mid East

From the diocese of Knoxville: The Pastoral Juvenil Hispana of the Diocese of Knoxville held its third Catholic Relief Services 24-hour Food Fast retreat on March 7 and 8 at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland. This Lenten experience includes fasting, almsgiving, and prayer, and the youth really enjoy participating. The theme this year was “La migración, el hambre y la doctrina social Católica” (immigration, hunger, and Catholic social teaching).

The newly elected all-youth board of this diocesan organization worked diligently for more than a month to plan the event and invited all Hispanic youth of the diocese to participate in the fast. In attendance at the fast were 102 people, including 13 adult leaders. The rest were all members of the nine “grupos juveniles” (Hispanic youth/young adult groups) of the diocese.

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