Airport arrival times

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester Airport on Friday 28th July for our flights to Lourdes. Please read the following information concerning arrival times at the airport for your flight. Your co-operation would be appreciated to ensure smooth passage through the airport for all pilgrims and volunteers.

For the 0800 ENT501 - volunteers 2 1/2 hours early, pilgrims 2 hours.

For the 0930 AP8151 - volunteers 3 hours early, Accueil and other pilgrims 2 1/2 hours.

Travel details and tickets

As we begin our final preparations for this year's pilgrimage, tickets and flight details have now been issued to those pilgrims who booked their place through our travel partner Joe Walsh Tours. If you have not received your tickets by Friday 21st July please contact Joe Walsh Tours directly on 0161 820 8790.

For general enquiries not relating to travel please contact the pilgrimage office. 

Thank you.

Pre-departure Mass 2017

We warmly invite members of our pilgrimage community past and present to join us at Salford Cathedral on Sunday 23rd July at 5.30pm, as we gather together in preparation for our departure to Lourdes for our 85th diocesan pilgrimage. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John and will be followed by refreshments in the Cathedral Cloisters. 

Following Mass we will also have the traditional blessing of the pilgrimage van as it begins it's journey to Lourdes with the pilgrimage medical supplies and our two intrepid drivers.

Can you sponsor Liz?

Today Liz Lord began her sponsored walk along the Anglesey Coastal path to raise money in memory of her mum Rita Condron, who sadly died earlier this year and was a Salford pilgrim for many years.
Backed by her dad, Rita's husband Vincent, Liz wants to raise enough money to send a child to Lourdes with HCPT in her Mum's memory. 
Please support Liz if you can, via the link below. Thank you.

Message from the Diocese of Raphoe, Ireland.

We're very grateful to the Diocese of Raphoe, Ireland for their message of support for the people of Manchester and our pilgrimage community. We wish them a blessed and happy remainder of their pilgrimage time in Lourdes:

'Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time and The Diocese of Raphoe presently here in Lourdes will be with you in prayer during the next few days.
Regards to you all and prayers from us in Lourdes. '




Winnie Buckley R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a member of our Salford family; Winnie Buckley died on Monday evening. 
Winnie travelled to Lourdes with us for a number of years and was a popular member of our pilgrimage community. 
Please remember Winnie and her family in your prayers. Winnie's funeral will take place at Salford Cathedral, on Tuesday 13th June at 12.10pm. 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for her.
Saint Bernadette, pray for her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.

Services for Manchester in Lourdes

With our grateful thanks to Caroline and the Joe Walsh Tours team in Lourdes; information on how the people of our Mancunian family & our pilgrimage family will be remembered at services in Lourdes tomorrow:

Manchester Attack

We continue to join in prayer with the people of Manchester for all those killed, injured and affected by the horrific attack at Manchester Arena, along with the emergency services and the people of Manchester who responded so quickly to provide assistance to those in need. We also remember those families who are anxiously waiting for news of loved ones who are still unaccounted for following the attack.

Our Lady of Manchester, pray for them.

Fundraising Dinner at Rivington Barn

Join us at Rivington Barn, Horwich, Bolton on Thursday 15th June for a fundraising dinner in aid of our pilgirmage nursing team. Funds raised on the night will go towards travel and accomodation for nurses volunteering with us on this year's pilgrimage. The guest speaker on the night is Dr. Kevin Jones, consultant physician and comedian. The dinner is taking place in the beautiful Rivington Barn in Horwich. Tickets are £35 which includes a 3 course meal and tea/coffee. 

Paul Daly R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a member of our Salford family; Paul Daly died suddenly on Tuesday evening. 
Paul travelled to Lourdes with us for a number of years and was a very popular member of our pilgrimage community. Please remember Paul and his family in your prayers. We will post funeral arrangements when we have them. 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for him.
Saint Bernadette, pray for him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.


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