Share the Journey

StJ Preston ParkParishioners from St Therésè of Lisieux church set out in glorious sunshine for their Share the Journey walk to Preston Park on Sunday 1st of July 2018
They shared stories of journey’s they had made as they walked along and reflected on stories of migrants and refugees. It was a great opportunity for them to talk and get to know each other a little more, building community links as well as walking in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from around the world.
There is still time to organise a walk in your parish over the summer, you can find all you need to organise one here

 

Join us on our walk

Walk in solidarity 2Pope Francis launched the global Share the Journey campaign to highlight the plight of the growing numbers of refugees, migrants and displaced peoples around the world last year. He says “Christ asks us to welcome our brothers and sister migrants and refugees with arms wide open”.
Join us for our family friendly Share the Journey walk in solidarity with refugees, migrants and displaced people on Sunday 1st July from St Therese of Lisieux Church, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick to Preston Park after 11am Mass. Bring a picnic to enjoy afterwards. All are welcome.

If you are unable to join us for the walk, please click Here to sign our online petition

Or you can support us with prayer:

 ‘God our refuge, you share the journey

With migrants and refugees, lightening their footsteps with hope.

For you Lord, are close to the broken-hearted

Pour out your Spirit upon world leaders.

May they see the tragedy of our human family

And be moved to respond with wisdom, compassion and courage.

 Open our hearts and eyes to the God-given dignity of all your people.

Move us to welcome our neighbours and so bear witness to your love.

 Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.’

 

 

Once more around the world

share+the+journey+walk+derbyWe’ve completed stage 12 –
2600 miles from South Sudan to Rome

Thank you for taking part in a Share the Journey walk. Every mile that you have walked has helped to send a message to world leaders that they must step up too. They need to act with courage and compassion when they agree ambitious new UN agreements on refugees and migration.

“A persons dignity does not depends on them been a citizen, migrant or a refugee. Saving the life of someone fleeing war and poverty is an act of humanity” Pope Francis

By June 2018 we reached our initial goal of 24,900 miles – the distance around the world.

Now we want to walk a second time around the world.

The Totalizer shows how far individuals and groups have walked so far to support the campaign. It takes us on a virtual journey from Rome – where Pope Francis launched the Share the Journey campaign – to visit the places and meet the people most affected by migration. Click Here to read their stories and watch their videos.

Totalizer

Online Totalizer