STJ Finale Week June 16-23

June 16-23 marks the final week of Share the Journey in the U.S. You can join Catholics across the nation by raising our prophetic voices to bring welcoming comfort to immigrants around the world and in our neighborhoods.

Today, over 65 million people — more refugees and internally displaced people than at any other time in history — have been forced to flee their homes and homelands because of poverty and violence. In recognition of their plight, on Thursday, June 20, nations across the globe will observe World Refugee Day. Here’s how you can share their journey.

Encounter refugee stories: Their names and faces and stories remind us of our common humanity. Meet the people otherwise lost beneath headlines at our Share the Journey website.

Pray for refugees during Mass the weekend of June 23. Take advantage of our collection of prayers, videos, and Church teaching in support of the largest wave of immigrants since WWII.

Walk the walk by joining or registering a pilgrimage walk for refugees. We offer a list of existing walks and help to start your own and record your miles.

Host an Encounter Dinner to better understand refugees’ hopes and fears while enjoying a meal together in your home or parish. These personal encounters can enrich our lives in sometimes surprising, always gratifying ways.

How Can I Help?

Give to the US

Support migrants and refugees in the United States by giving to CCUSA.

Give Overseas

Reach out to migrants and refugees abroad by giving to Catholic Relief Services.

Share the Love

Use social media to inspire others to love our neighbors everywhere.

Your neighbors live across the street and the country, across oceans and hemispheres. As millions of God’s children flee war, persecution and poverty, Pope Francis, Caritas Internationalis, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services invite you to share their journey by walking with them in prayer and support.