The Called to the Wall pilgrimage ends with a walk across the beach to the U.S. – Mexico border. Photo: Susan Forsburg

“Called to the Wall,” the diocese’s annual pilgrimage to the U.S. – Mexico border in support of immigrants, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13 – the day before Palm Sunday.

The event, led this year by Bishop Assisting Sammy Azariah of Los Angeles and Bishop Assisting Katharine Jefferts Schori of San Diego, will follow the pattern of previous years. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Center in Echo Park. The group will travel to St. Michael’s Church, Anaheim arriving at about 9 a.m. The next stop will be at about 11:30 at St. John’s Church in Chula Vista (Diocese of San Diego), where lunch will be served. The final stop will begin at the border parking lot at about 1 p.m.. Pilgrims will walk across the beach about a mile to the U.S.-Mexico border fence.

At each location Stations of the Cross will be read, including several during the beach walk. At the border the group will celebrate the Eucharist on the San Diego side of the wall as representatives of the Anglican Church in Mexico celebrate on the Tijuana side. After the Eucharist, pilgrims will walk back along the beach to the parking lot.

Pilgrims are welcome to join at any stop along the way. There is no charge. For information, contact Jennifer Hughes at

This article was originally posted on March 7. It was reposted March 24 with additional information.