Lancaster Region Helps Guide Refugees to Baptism

Members of the Lancaster Region joined in welcoming new members into the Catholic Church in October as all five children of the Dunia family were baptized by the Rev. Deogratias Rwegasira, AJ, at St. Joseph’s Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Dunia family immigrated from a refugee camp in Tanzania in May 2019. The Lancaster Region has served as their welcoming committee, providing guidance and assistance to help meet the many needs of a growing family in their new country. The baptisms were a fitting culmination to our 18-month association with this wonderful family and their successful assimilation. The children are pictured below with their parents, godparents, and Father Deo.