The U.S. Catholic Church Joins Global Migration
A global campaign in support of migrants and refugees will be launched on September 27, 2017, by Pope Francis. Sponsored internationally by Caritas Internationalis and in the U.S. by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Share the Journey campaign aims to engage the Church and others who care about migrants and refugees, around the world and in the United States. Through education and advocacy, the campaign seeks to affect both personal feelings and opinions as well as public policy. It is a call to prayer, to reflection and to action. Pope Francis will launch the campaign by performing a symbolic gesture of “reaching out” to migrants and refugees, inviting others to join him.
The campaign asks our brothers and sisters throughout the U.S. to show their compassion and to Share the Journey with the millions of people across the globe who are fleeing poverty, oppression, war and disaster. Just as Jesus journeyed to share the Gospel of love and sacrificed for others, Catholics in the U.S. are being called to share the physical and emotional journey with migrants and refugees by extending the hand of dignity, love and support. We ask that all Catholics begin a journey toward knowing and understanding those among us that need our help since we are all God’s children.
The Campaign and The Issues (PDF background sheets)
How Parishes Can Get Involved (PDF Sheet)
Prayer Cards (prayer and commitment sheets)
Parish Toolkit (prayers, bulletin announcements, homilies)