St. Margaret Mary Parish has sponsored a number of refugee families that have arrived in Nebraska through the federal Refugee Resettlement Program administered locally  by Lutheran Family Services. If you'd like to get involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As a member of the board of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for the last five years, I have come to trust and admire CRS’ work with international refugees. In response to the recent executive order, I am reminded of the words of Pope Francis: “There must be no family without a home, no refugee without a welcome, no person without dignity.”

We do not know the short-term outcome of the executive order; however, we do know what we can do now. We have the freedom to be Christ for those already in our midst. I encourage all Catholics to reach out to refugees and immigrants in our community who need help, and to contact their Congressional representatives to make sure that this temporary moratorium is lifted as soon as possible.

Opportunities to Help Refugees through Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.


Opportunities to Help Immigrants through Catholic Charities Omaha