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Joe Walsh Tours,
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Tel: 0808 189 0468
DIOCESE OF LANCASTER LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
23rd - 30th JULY 2024
YOUTH PILGRIMAGE BY COACH
22nd July - 1st August 2024
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATES FOR 2024 - also the main pilgrimage will fly from LIVERPOOL in 2024.
THE YOUTH SECTION OF THE PILGRIMAGE WILL HAVE A STOP OFF IN PARIS ON THEIR RETURN JOURNEY, STAYING ONE NIGHT IN A HOTEL IN PARIS WITH A FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING BEFORE HEADING BACK FOR THE UK.
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Preparations for the 2024 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is well under way and Bishop Paul Swarbrick invites you to join him 23rd – 30th July 2024
The pastoral theme for 3 years 2022-24 are the word’s that Mary, the Mother of God, entrusted to Bernadette Soubirous on 2nd March 1858: “Go tell the priests to build a chapel here and that people should come in procession”.
2022 – ‘Go and tell the priests….”
2023 – ‘…to build a chapel here…”
2024 – “…and that people should come in procession.”
The Relics of St Bernadette’s visit to the UK has inspired many pilgrims to join us on our 2023 Lourdes Pilgrimage for the first time. You are most welcome. We also look forward to welcoming back pilgrims who have been many times to Lourdes. New faces, new life and new targets are essential each year if the pilgrimage is to continue to grow therefore I ask you, if you have not yet booked then please to consider coming on pilgrimage with us in 2023.
MEDICAL & BRANCARDIER TEAMS!! Our care for the sick pilgrims are second to none and are totally reliant on our volunteer helpers. As a volunteer you will be assisting the sick, infirm and lonely of our diocese. Therefore, we appeal for nurses and carers throughout the diocese. If you or anyone you know are willing to be part of the Medical team then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Many of you will know what a rewarding, wonderful experience working at the service of the sick pilgrims in Lourdes is.
If you would like to join our Brancardier Team (male 23+) then please contact email@example.com
YOUTH 2024:- For the 2024 the Pilgrimage Director of Youth will be Katie O Donnell. Katie will be supported by Team leaders who will ensure the young people have a spiritual and uplifting week.
PLEASE NOTE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL HAVE A STOP OFF B & B NIGHT WITH A DAY SIGHTSEEING IN PARIS ON THEIR WAY BACK TO THE UK.
We call upon young people in the diocese 15+ to consider coming on pilgrimage. You will be given all the preparation, support and training you need. Many young people make decisions about future careers whilst in Lourdes. Find time to explore your faith, to learn about yourself and to make friends you will have for life. Many often say “you don’t ‘go’ to Lourdes, you are ‘called’’. Please answer the call in 2023!
All young people are asked to registered as soon as possible. Forms are available through Joe Walsh Tours or contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT JOE WALSH TOURS website:- www.joewalshtours.co.uk/pilgrimages or call Freephone:- 0808 1890468
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