Since 2009, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota have designated the Feast of Our Lord’s Epiphany “Immigration Sunday MN” (this year, January 7, 2018). This commemoration coincides with the Share the Journey campaign, which is a co-effort by Caritas Internationalis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Relief Services. Share the Journey is a two-year migration campaign that launched on September 27, 2017.
Share the Journey has at its heart the vision of a united global human family. The focus is on our joint journey as people on the move in departure, transit, and host communities. Our public awareness campaign promotes opportunities and spaces for migrants and communities to come together and share stories and experiences, with the aim of strengthening the bonds between migrants and communities.
The campaign, led by Caritas Internationalis, encourages people to take action, raise awareness, and strengthen relationships between migrants, refugees, and communities. This campaign is in response to Pope Francis’ call to promote a culture of encounter – to see people on the move with humanity, to open hearts and minds, to change perceptions.
Immigration Sunday will be held January 7, 2018. Plan your parish celebration today, with the help of the liturgy and activity guides below!
- 2018 Liturgy Planning Guide
- 2018 Activity and Resource Guide
- Share the Journey Prayer Card (PDF)
- Share the Journey Prayer Card (Facebook Post)
- A prayer for Our Country (PDF)
- A Prayer for Our Country (Twitter Post)
- Feast of the Epiphany (Facebook Post - PNG)
- What's your Journey Story? (Facebook Post - PNG)
- What's your Journey Story? (Twitter Post - PNG)
- Feast of the Epiphany (Twitter Post - PNG)
- Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration
What Can You Do?
In the News
- Bishops Respond to Trump Administration Immigration Actions
- Letter from Mr. Shawn Peterson to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee Members regarding HF 3 (REAL ID) “lawful status” language
- USCCB: Standing with Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters
- Letter from Bishop Andrew Cozzens to legislators regarding REAL ID
- Children At Core Of Immigration Case Says Coalition