Call to the Wall Update

Hi Parish Family,

This is the detailed information on the Called to the Wall Pilgrimage on April 12th.  We will have a brief meeting on Sunday after the 10 a.m. Mass for those of you who plan to attend so that we can determine what parts we want to do, i.e. all of it, or meet in Anaheim, or just go directly to San Diego.  Or individual cars can do whatever they feel called to do because we will all end up in San Diego at the Park to walk to the border. 


Fr. Mark and Jamie Walters


'Called to the Wall' pilgrimage to US - Mexico border planned for April 12

By EN staff

Episcopal News, Los Angeles

Called to the Wall, the third annual Lenten Via Crucis pilgrimage to the U.S. - Mexico border in support of immigrants' rights, will take place this year on Saturday, April 12, the day before Palm Sunday.


Pilgrims will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and begin by praying the Stations of the Cross — representing Jesus’ journey from the place of his trial to the place of crucifixion — in English and Spanish. They will caravan by car to St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Anaheim , then cross over to the Diocese of San Diego, making a second stop at St. Paul's Cathedral. At each stop participants will continue with additional Stations.

After lunch at St. Paul's, participants will continue to a parking lot near the beach in south San Diego, where they will leave their cars to take a 45-minute walk along the shore to the border fence at Friendship Park. At the border wall, Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Bishop Diocesan James Mathes of the Diocese of San Diego will celebrate Eucharist at about 3 p.m..

At the same time, on the Mexican side of the wall, clergy from the Anglican Church of Mexico also will celebrate the Eucharist.

All are invited to take part in the pilgrimage. Participants may join in at any of the several stops on the way. All transport will be by private cars traveling in caravan.

The schedule for the April 12 event is as follows:

8:30 a.m.
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026

10:00 a.m.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
311 West South Street, Anaheim 92805
12:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral      
2728 6th Avenue, San Diego 92103
Lunch will be provided at no charge

2 p.m.
Friendship Park parking lot
Directions and other information may be found here.
45-minute walk along the ocean to the border fence.

3 p.m.          
Eucharist at the U.S. - Mexico border fence.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Hughes at