November 3, 2017 - 9th annual Archdiocese of Boston Social Justice Convocation.



9th annual Archdiocese of Boston Social Justice Convocation.

This year’s theme is:

“Justice and Solidarity - Caring for Refugees and Immigrants.”


Saturday, November 4th



Boston College High School

150 Morrissey Blvd, Boston 02125


  • Greetings from Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
  • Keynote Address by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services
  • Keynote Address by Sean Callahan, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
  • Keynote Panel chaired by Debbie Rambo, President of Catholic Charities Boston (CCAB) with presenter/panelist Marjean Perhot, Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, CCAB and other panelists from parishes and migrant communities and agencies
  • Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. J. Bryan Hehir
  • Extended Networking Break with coffee and light snacks featuring a wide range of exhibitors, parish representatives, and ethnic communities throughout the Archdiocese


Pope Francis has declared that “the only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity.” He appeals to “dioceses, parishes, religious institutes, organizations and individual Christians: we are all called to welcome our brothers and sisters who are fleeing war, hunger, violence and cruel conditions of life” (General Audience, 10/26/2016).

Participants will be presented the facts about Refugees and Immigrants, learn more about the integral linkages between Catholic Social Teaching and care for Migrants, gather information about what activities are already underway – globally, nationally, locally, identify what more needs to be done and in particular, reflect/ponder/decide what specific, practical actions parishioners can take in witness to their faith.

About the Archdiocese of Boston: The Diocese of Boston was founded on April 8, 1808 and was elevated to Archdiocese in 1875. Currently serving the needs of 1.8 million Catholics, the Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community consisting of 289 parishes, across 144 communities, educating approximately 38,000 students in its Catholic schools and 156,000 in religious education classes each year, ministering to the needs of 200,000 individuals through its pastoral and social service outreach.  Mass is celebrated in nearly twenty different languages each week. For more information, please visit

About Catholic Charities Boston: For over 110 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. As one of the largest providers of social services in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities of Boston offers nearly 75 programs and services in 26 locations. Our service sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts helped nearly 200,000 of our neediest neighbors of all faiths last year. For more information, please visit