Worcester priests on May Day immigration rally

posted by Mike on April 24th, 2006

Father Matos spoke about Worcester’s May 1 pro-immigrant rally after mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral yesterday. Here’s a .wmv video clip in Spanish.

Father Matos speaks on immigration rallies from St Paul

I’ve been told that St. Joan of Arc parish included an announcement about the demonstration in their weekly bulletin.

My Spanish is lousy. Here’s a partial translation someone sent me:

Here’s a rough translation of part of what I recorded…

“We are going as an act of presence.”
We will be in front of City Hall at Sunday at 3:30 in the afternoon
Why? …
You know why?
We are not only for washing the dishes.
We are not only for working in the factories.
We are not only for picking apples and tomatoes.”

He goes on to say we are secretaries, doctors….

The Sunday rally is a new one to me. Is there someone who can provide a good translation?

Here’s some activities at Catholic Churches in Framingham, via MIRA:

Community’s expression of their will and vigil (Portuguese and English) A 24 hour event starting at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2006 Saint Tarcisius Catholic Church 562 Waverly Street Framingham, MA508-875-6347 For more information:Call Bill Black at Metropolitan Interfaith Congregations Acting for Hope 978- 443-6027

. . . Immigrant Workers Mass (English and Spanish) 630 pm Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church 251 Concord Street Framingham, MA

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