Lourdes 2019 Diocesan Pilgrimage dates revised
The dates for the Westminster Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage have been confirmed as 20th to 26th July 2019. Please put these dates in your diary, and consider ways in which fundraising may be undertaken to help send a sick pilgrim, a Medical Team volunteer, helper or a youth volunteer from your Parish to Lourdes with the Diocese. Schools are also encouraged to fundraise for Staff members' participation of their youth helpers in Lourdes.
Donations to the Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage can also be made to the Virgin Money Giving page, just click here
Lourdes Pilgrimage wheelchairs wanted!
During the pilgrimage in 2018 there were only just enough wheelchairs to cope with the needs of assisted pilgrims. Next year's pilgrimage in 2019 will be larger in numbers and hiring extra chairs is a costly and complex option.
If you or your fellow parishioners have a wheelchair that is no longer needed, or know of someone or an organisation with an unused surplus of wheelchairs, this would be welcome. Collection can also be arranged. Just contact the Pilgrimage Office on 0207 798 9173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine at Walsingham
Pilgrims from Parishes across the Diocese are invited to join Cardinal Vincent and his and Auxiliary Bishops for next year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, on Saturday 21st September 2019.
The theme of the pilgrimage is to be confirmed. The day event will take place close to the Feast day of Our Lady of Walsingham.
From 2018 to 2020, the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England as part of the preparation for the rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.
First Tuesday Lourdes Reunion Mass
The next reunion Mass will take place on Tuesday 4th December at 6.35pm in the Crypt of Westminster Cathedral (enter through Westminster Cathedral Choir School car park on Ambrosden Avenue). Mass will be followed by a social and drinks in the Windsor Castle pub on Francis Street. All are welcome.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
21st-29th November 2018
Booking has now closed for this very popular pilgrimage. Bishop John Wilson and Fr John Farrell OP will lead pilgrims on the 8thDiocesan pilgrimage/retreat to the Holy Land covering visits to sites in Galilee, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Pilgrims who would like their name to be added to a maintained waiting list should contact the Pilgrimage Office on 0207 798 9173 or Gill at Tangney Tours on 01732 88 66 66.
Lourdes Pilgrimage for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
7-10 December 2018: £215 pp sharing
In addition to Feast Day Celebrations and Mass at the Grotto, this pilgrimage typically includes travel by luxury coach from Westminster Cathedral, full board accommodation in a 3-star hotel, and a visit to the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal in Rue du Bac, Paris. Contact Tangney Tours for booking and further information on 01732 88 6666.