HFCRD Schools Walk 3266km in Support of Migrants and Refugees

  Posted: May 16, 2019

In celebration of Catholic Education Week from May 6th to 10th, Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) schools walked 3266km with Share the Journey, an international campaign in support of migrants and refugees introduced by Pope Francis. Students and staff across HFCRD symbolically walked with migrants and refugees to bring awareness to the realities that migrants and refugees face.

Pope Francis has challenged the faithful to embrace the experience of migrants and refugees by participating in a symbolic walk of solidarity with our sisters and brothers. His Grace set a cumulative goal for all participating to walk a total of five laps around the world. HFCRD schools’ contribution equals 1.6% of the total goal of circling the globe five times. The total distance of 3266km will be added to the final total that is being tracked on the Share the Journey website.

“We are very proud of our students and staff for participating in the Share the Journey campaign. Although they walked an incredible distance, this walk wasn’t about the number of kilometers walked, it was about educating the next generation about the international hardships that exist every day,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin. “My hope is that through this experience, all participants developed a new sense of gratitude for the many blessings in their lives.”

Each HFCRD school hosted their own pilgrimage walk for all students, staff and their school community. Including HFCRD’s contributions, the campaign has walked 180,675 kilometers, or 91% of their goal. HFCRD thanks all students, staff, and community members for their participation at their local school.