Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage to Fatima in the Centenary Year of the Apparitions

HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be leading a Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th April 2017. 

This year sees the commemoration of events on 13th May 1917, when Our Lady made her first appearance to the three shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in the remote Portuguese village of Fatima, seventy miles north of Lisbon. This was the first of six apparitions in which Our Lady gave the young children a mission and message of prayer and penance to bring peace to the world.

Contact your parish priest in the first instance to check if there is already a group booking on this pilgrimage from your parish.  Alternatively, booking forms are available from the Pilgrimage Office.

Places are very limited at present.

The cost of £530 per person is inclusive of flights from London Heathrow, coach transfers from Lisbon to Fatima, and full board hotel accommodation.

Contact Elizabeth on 0207 798 9173 or email elizabethuwalaka@rcdow.org.uk

 

Lourdes 2017

This year's Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017. The theme of this year's pilgrimage is 'The Lord has done great things for me'.

Contact your parish priest, especially if a parish group booking is organised for this pilgrimage.

Brochures and booking forms listing a range of prices which vary depending on choice of travel and accommodation, are available from the Pilgrimage Office, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN.

Contact Elizabeth on 0207 798 9173 or email elizabethuwalaka@rcdow.org.uk

Please note, that new security arrangements are pending in Lourdes.  All pilgrims may be requested to show a Westminster Pilgrimage photo-ID badge on entry to the Sanctuary.  

A special photo-deposit portal has been set up and the online link is available on the first page of the booking form. 

Furthermore, kindly note that all pilgrims who opt to travel independently are required to pay the £30 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, ID badge and the Lourdes Sanctuary Pilgrim Levy, and validates participation in all events. 

 

Lourdes 2017: Volunteers wanted

Can you help? We are looking to recruit volunteers to lend medical and practical support for our Lourdes Pilgrimage this summer. 

If you, or someone you know might be able to assist, please contact the Pilgrimage Office at Vaughan House on 0207 798 9173 or email Lourdes@rcdow.org.uk

All volunteers must possess a DBS (formerly CRB) clearance certificate from the Diocese of Westminster and undergo specific training in order to be part of the Lourdes volunteer workforce.

Do please consider the role you may play in being a helper, as it is a great opportunity to build on the wonderful experiences and many works undertaken in Lourdes during the Year of Mercy.

 

Holy Land 2017


The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is from Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 7th November 2017.  Booking early is advised as this is a very popular pilgrimage.

Contact the Pilgrimage Office at Vaughan House on 0207 798 9173 for more information.