In 1999, St. Catherine’s Migrant Ministry program was established. Members of the parish gather in groups to visit the migrant camps in Southwest Michigan to provide migrant families with support in both a spiritual way as well as providing necessities, such as blankets and food, first aid kits and welcome kits.
Volunteers provide activities for the children such as storytelling, arts and crafts, games and a light snack. This allows the parents a short break from their hectic and hard-working day.
It is not necessary to know Spanish but helpful. Typically, we carpool from St. Catherine’s parking lot at 5:30 pm and return around 10:00 pm.