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Andrea Rosas dances during a Hispanic dance at the New Americans Thanksgiving, which was sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and held Nov. 23 at St. George Church in Baton Rouge. Nearly 80 immigrant and refugee families gathered for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Rosas is part of the Herencia Mexican dance group.Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator 

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Mariama Sesay, a refugee from Sierra Leona, performed to open the event. Sesay is the daughter of Dauda Sesay, also a Sierra Leona refugee, and the two were reunited in 2017 after spending 16 years apart. 

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Much of the music was energizing, causing even the youngest of attendees to break out in dance and just enjoy the moment.
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Bishop Michael G. Duca looks on as a young man navigates his electronic device. Bishop Duca made a point to visit with families sitting at all of the tables.
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Gabriela Joya, also a member of the Herencia Mexicana dance group, flashes a smile during the performance. The group danced to two Hispanic songs.