This year's pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017. This year's theme is 'The Lord has done great things for me'.
Each day, we'll be posting updates, photos and videos, so please join us here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out what's happening each day.
Please ensure you have the telephone number of your Group Leader if your parish has made a group booking for this pilgrimage, and moreover, that the Pilgrimage Office knows you are part of the planned diocesan celebrations and events whilst in Lourdes.
Call 0207 798 9173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you are counted among the Westminster Diocesan Pilgrim body and nothing is left to chance before, during and after travel.
Pilgrims who opt to travel independently are asked to make a suggested payment of £30 or more towards Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage Levy. This is an essential contribution towards the costs of taking our sick pilgrims, the provision of a pilgrimage handbook and badge, and the Lourdes Sanctuary Pilgrim Levy, and validates participation in all events.
This year's one-day Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Saturday 7th October 2017. If you plan to bring a parish group, please ensure your Group Leader confirms this with the Pilgrimage Office at Vaughan House. There are a limited number of parking bays for coaches in Walsingham, registering is essential so that a parking space is available on the day. Ask your Parish Priest for more information.
Holy Land 2017
The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington will take place from Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 7th November 2017. This very popular pilgrimage is now fully booked and a waiting list is being maintained with Tangney Tours.
Contact the Pilgrimage Office at Vaughan House on 0207 798 9173 or speak to Gill at Tangney Tours on 01732 88 6666.
Fatima in the Centenary Year of the Apparitions
If you are not able to travel to Fatima this year, the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, White City (just behind Westfield) is celebrating this year in many ways in collaboration with the World Apostolate of Fatima. Fatima First Saturdays of the month are special celebrations for Our Lady with Mass at 10:00 am followed by Holy Hour and a shared luncheon in the parish centre. All are warmly welcome. A Centenary album is also on their Facebook page.