Brooklyn Priest Visits Migrant Workers in Yakima to See Ministry in Action

Father Keeney, director of the Diocese of Brooklyn’s office of Propagation of the Faith, last month traveled to the cherry orchards near Yakima, Washington for an up-close look at how the local diocese ministers to the seasonal workers who are mostly from Mexico and Guatemala. Chicago-based Catholic Extension, a nonprofit group working to build up Catholic communities in the nation’s poorest regions, sponsored the trip.