Bishop Nelson Perez held a special mass for immigrant families in Lorain Sunday.

The mass was held at Sacred Heart Chapel and began at noon.

WKYC crews were there and streamed a portion of the service on Facebook Live, you can watch that stream below.

The mass was held in response to the political tensions surrounding the deportation of immigrant families and children.

In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Perez asked that look at the immigration situation as a something that impacts all of us. He challenged people to reject indifference towards our brothers and sister who are seeking a better life.

Lastly he asked for prayers for all involved including legislative leaders.