Although the White House announced that the meeting between President Barack Obama and key leaders in the push for immigration reform would be delayed for a second time, supporters still came to Washington for a prayer vigil at the Church of the Epiphany Wednesday.
Parishioners representing the Archdiocese of Baltimore, including St. Michael/St. Patrick Parish, held up signs during the vigil and the press conference given beforehand. Redemptorist Father Robert Wojtek, pastor of St. Michael/St. Patrick, gave his speech in both English and Spanish, saying: “I know I want to be more active in this cause, starting today. May God, whoever he may be to you, set your hearts on fire with justice and hospitality.”
Some may think these delays would result in waning support for the cause but from the looks of things, supporters are staying hopeful.
The White House rescheduled the meeting for June 25.
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