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Pastoral care
For
Migrants and
refugees
Catholic Archdiocese
of Johannesburg
Brief History
In 1998 the Scalabrinians Missionary Sisters,
arrived in Johannesburg by invitation from the
Archdiocese of ...
From 2000, the refugee department became
independent and from this Pastoral Care opened
the doors to migrants and Refugees...
 The reality of migration within our
Archdiocese is a very complex one. Some of
migration is voluntary although many
fami...
Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees
opened in 2011, for all communities of migrants
and refugees in the archdiocese, ...
 In 2012 our
office moved into
the chancery
premises, which
is vital for the
expansion of this
apostolate.
 June 2013, the Scalabrinian Priest joined
Pastoral Care to work as a Vicar for the
department.
SOCIAL AND ECCLESIAL are the two main
focuses within the department of Pastoral Care.
Our Aim is to promote a Catholic
spirit of bringing people together from
many different nationalities, languages,
ethnicit...
Main Objective:
To promote dialogue, to
welcome and integrate
migrants and refugees
within the local
community, thereby
st...
1. Formation agents/Coordinators
2. Direct Attention & Skills to
migrants/refugees
3. Pastoral Care in Parishes
4. Liturgy...
 Study of the social Doctrine of the Catholic
Church(Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi, & others documents of the Church).
...
Creating Material support.
 Guidance and information for
Migrants/Refugees on catechisms, liturgy, etc.
• Individual assessments
• Counseling and Spiritual support.
• Advocate for the rights of migrants and refugees.
• Data-base registering the needs and support
provided for migrants, refugees and their
families and or relatives.
Legal A...
• To animate and coordinate the Parishes already
existing Pastoral Care for migrants/Refugees (16
Parishes).
• To implemen...
• Providing support to
Chaplaincies and
communities (Portuguese,
Nigerian, French, Korean,
Chinese, etc.)
• Pastoral Care ...
• On going visits to various Parishes to dialogue with
the parish priest to fortify and motivate PC.
• Elaboration of orie...
•Celebration of Migrants’ and Refugees’ Day.
•Celebration of popular piety (Patron Saint from
Country of Origin and other ...
•Retreats and religious activities.
•Support for prayer groups.
•Inter-religious prayer groups and dialogue.
 Action taken by a group of Volunteers.
Support for the most Vulnerable families.
 Visited more then 20 families on a monthly
bases. Most of the families are directly
connected to the Pastoral Care offic...
 Emotional needs
 Gross motor development
 Communication
fine motor/cognative skills
 Mothers and Children work together within
the stimulation programme
 Mothers meet together (support group)
Empowerment to the Mother:
- How to work specifically with their own child
depend...
• Dialogue with local, national and international
Government (Home Affairs, Social
Development, Migrants Help Desk, SAP’s,...
• Inter-religious dialogue.
• International Support to Mozambican migrants
(CEMIRDE – Bishop Adriano)
• Networking with Sc...
The Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants
and Refugees, plays a fundamental part in
providing spiritual and social need...
Seeds migrate on the wings of
the wind, trees migrate from
continent to continent carried
by currents of water, birds and
...
In 2013
PASTORAL
CARE
Will CELEBRATE
15 YEARS of
serving the most
vulnerable.
Vicar for the Department: Fr. Ivaldo Bettin, cs
Coordinator: Sr. Kadia A. Prigol, mscs
Vice-coordinator: Sr. Therese Musao...
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Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees

  1. 1. Pastoral care For Migrants and refugees Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg
  2. 2. Brief History In 1998 the Scalabrinians Missionary Sisters, arrived in Johannesburg by invitation from the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, to coordinate the Department of Human Development and Refugees Department.
  3. 3. From 2000, the refugee department became independent and from this Pastoral Care opened the doors to migrants and Refugees, focusing specifically with the Portuguese and French community.
  4. 4.  The reality of migration within our Archdiocese is a very complex one. Some of migration is voluntary although many families/individuals are forced to migrate due to economic, social and cultural challenges.
  5. 5. Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees opened in 2011, for all communities of migrants and refugees in the archdiocese, working together in the spirit of Communion, Participation and Integration.
  6. 6.  In 2012 our office moved into the chancery premises, which is vital for the expansion of this apostolate.
  7. 7.  June 2013, the Scalabrinian Priest joined Pastoral Care to work as a Vicar for the department.
  8. 8. SOCIAL AND ECCLESIAL are the two main focuses within the department of Pastoral Care.
  9. 9. Our Aim is to promote a Catholic spirit of bringing people together from many different nationalities, languages, ethnicity and traditions.
  10. 10. Main Objective: To promote dialogue, to welcome and integrate migrants and refugees within the local community, thereby strengthening their faith in the spirit of the new evangelization.
  11. 11. 1. Formation agents/Coordinators 2. Direct Attention & Skills to migrants/refugees 3. Pastoral Care in Parishes 4. Liturgy and Celebrations 5. Home visits 6. Empowering Mothers and their children through intervention programmes. 7. Networking Programmes:
  12. 12.  Study of the social Doctrine of the Catholic Church(Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi, & others documents of the Church). Providing training and support meetings to volunteers and Parish Coordinators.
  13. 13. Creating Material support.  Guidance and information for Migrants/Refugees on catechisms, liturgy, etc.
  14. 14. • Individual assessments • Counseling and Spiritual support. • Advocate for the rights of migrants and refugees.
  15. 15. • Data-base registering the needs and support provided for migrants, refugees and their families and or relatives. Legal Assistance (DHA transport, LHR transport, translation & SAQA) Health Assistance (transport to hospital , trauma clinic and others) Education (uniforms, stationary and school fees) Emergencies (food parcels, funeral transport, repatriation, small enterprises, rent/accommodation) Formation's Skills (Sewing, searching job opportunities and others) Clothes, Shoes and blankets
  16. 16. • To animate and coordinate the Parishes already existing Pastoral Care for migrants/Refugees (16 Parishes). • To implement Pastoral Care in the Parishes on request motivated by the Archbishop.
  17. 17. • Providing support to Chaplaincies and communities (Portuguese, Nigerian, French, Korean, Chinese, etc.) • Pastoral Care of Welcoming. • Participation of Migrants/Refugees on PPC’s.
  18. 18. • On going visits to various Parishes to dialogue with the parish priest to fortify and motivate PC. • Elaboration of orientation guide to support PC in the Parishes.
  19. 19. •Celebration of Migrants’ and Refugees’ Day. •Celebration of popular piety (Patron Saint from Country of Origin and other important dates).
  20. 20. •Retreats and religious activities. •Support for prayer groups. •Inter-religious prayer groups and dialogue.
  21. 21.  Action taken by a group of Volunteers. Support for the most Vulnerable families.
  22. 22.  Visited more then 20 families on a monthly bases. Most of the families are directly connected to the Pastoral Care offices.  Pastoral Care supports the Social, Spiritual, psychological, educational and physical aspects of individuals needs.
  23. 23.  Emotional needs  Gross motor development  Communication fine motor/cognative skills
  24. 24.  Mothers and Children work together within the stimulation programme
  25. 25.  Mothers meet together (support group) Empowerment to the Mother: - How to work specifically with their own child dependent upon their needs. - Nutrition - How to recycle material to become environmentally friendly
  26. 26. • Dialogue with local, national and international Government (Home Affairs, Social Development, Migrants Help Desk, SAP’s, Clinics, LHR, UNHCR, City Hall, etc.) • NGO’s & Organizations (Shelters, Congregations, CSVR, Sophia Town, Sunshine Association, etc.).
  27. 27. • Inter-religious dialogue. • International Support to Mozambican migrants (CEMIRDE – Bishop Adriano) • Networking with Scalabrinian Sisters from Mozambique, Angola and DRC.
  28. 28. The Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, plays a fundamental part in providing spiritual and social needs. The merging challenges demand a constant overview and openness to better understand the reality of people on the move. The new structure, provided by the Archdioceses contributed to improve and to give priority to their needs.
  29. 29. Seeds migrate on the wings of the wind, trees migrate from continent to continent carried by currents of water, birds and all animals migrate, but more than anything else people migrate...
  30. 30. In 2013 PASTORAL CARE Will CELEBRATE 15 YEARS of serving the most vulnerable.
  31. 31. Vicar for the Department: Fr. Ivaldo Bettin, cs Coordinator: Sr. Kadia A. Prigol, mscs Vice-coordinator: Sr. Therese Musao, mscs Volunteers: • Sr. Susanna Lee, Fmm • Ernest • Adrienne Matembatemba

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