Immigrants & Refugees
VIA is the diocesan program, in partnership with the diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office, to provide pastoral care, education, public policy advocacy and prayer support on immigration and refugee issues.
Logo: The Holy Family of Nazareth, which fled to Egypt to avoid the persecutions of King Herod, represents the model for our ministry of pastoral care, prayer, education and public policy advocacy for immigrants and refugees.
September 5, 2017 -- Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
Statement of Missouri Bishops Regarding the Administration’s Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants -- Issued by Missouri Catholic Conference, Feb. 1, 2017
Resources & Referrals
"The Church of the twenty-first century will be, as it has always been, a Church of many cultures, languages and traditions, yet simultaneously one, as God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, united in diversity."
Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity, A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops
For more information about the VIA Immigration & Refugee Ministry, contact the Human Rights Office at
email@example.com or 816-756-1850, x 521.