Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, was the main celebrant and homilist at a Mass Feb. 20 at Visitation B.V.M. Church in Norristown at which he prayed for passage of immigration reform. The bishop is a longtime Hispanic leader and social justice advocate.

Members of St. Patrick Parish Norristown, which is comprised mostly of Latino immigrants, joined Visitation parishioners for the special celebration.

The Mass was organized in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of the Vicar for Cultural Ministries, the Wolfington Center at Cabrini College, Visitation B.V.M. Parish and St. Patrick Parish in Norristown.