Deadline for Volunteer applications

Our deadline for all volunteer applications is Sunday 30th April. Our final DBS clinic for those who need a new DBS check is on Sunday 23rd April, 12.00 at Cathedral Centre.

We would like to ask you do two things for us over Easter.
1. Download and fill in your volunteer application form from the website
2. Ask a friend / family member / colleague to consider volunteering with us in Lourdes this Summer. Alternatively, how about joining us as a pilgrim?

Nurses 500 mile cycle!

Next Saturday, (8th April), two members of our pilgrimage Medical team will be setting off on a gruelling 500 mile cycle to raise money for HCPT. 

Danny Meredith and Paul O'Neill have been training hard in preparation for the popular biennial event which will see riders travelling the 500 miles from Versailles to Lourdes from 8th to 14th April.

If you'd like to sponsor either of the duo to help them on their way, please donate following either of the links below:
You can also follow their progress on Twitter via

World Day of Prayer for Young People

On Saturday the 8th April we are celebrating the World Day of prayer for young people as requested by Pope Francis.
Bishop John will be speaking and will also be the main celebrant for the Palm Sunday Youth Mass at 4pm.
Come along and join young people from across the diocese for this special celebration.

Damien Louden - Ministry of Acolyte

We'd like to send our congratulations to Damien Louden, who received the Ministry of Acolyte on the 16th March at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. This is a big step for Damien on his road to becoming a priest. Damien was joined at the ceremony by Fr. Michael Deas and Rev. Mark Paver who are also currently studying in Rome at the Venerable English College. 

Please keep Damien and all our seminarians in your prayers.

Induction for Medical & Nursing Team

The induction session for doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants will take place this Saturday morning (11th) at Cathedral Centre, 10am -1pm. This session is mandatory for those wishing to join our medical team in Lourdes this year.

We are still very much in need of volunteers to join our medical team so if you are a doctor, registered nurse or qualified healthcare assistant then please do consider joining us in Lourdes this Summer. Financial assistance is available to those involved in healthcare on our pilgrimage. Thank you. 

Appeal from Bishop John for Medical volunteers

This year our pilgirmage is in need of doctors, registered nurses and qualified healthcare assistants. We also need more volunteers to help in the care of our sick pilgirms. Can you help? Do you know of someone who may be interested? Please watch this short appeal video from Bishop John and show it to friends and colleagues who may be able to help. Thank you.

DBS Clinics

It's a busy weekend of preparation for the pilgrimage.
On Saturday & Sunday there will be DBS Clinics taking place at Cathedral Centre for those volunteers who need to apply for or renew their DBS check.
If your DBS is over 3 years old or if you have changed your name or address within 3 years, you will need a new DBS check. Please see your volunteer application form for details and documentation required.
Clinic times: Saturday 10am - 1pm , Sunday 1pm - 4pm. 
All volunteers must have a valid DBS in order to volunteer with us. 

New Nursing Co-ordinators

We are delighted to announce that Brendan Lane has been appointed as our new pilgrimage Nursing Co-ordinator, with Bernie Dawson appointed as Assistant Nursing Co-ordinator. May we please ask you to keep them both in your prayers as they take up their new responsibilities witihn the life of the pilgrimage.

Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes

Wishing you all a very happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes! Celebrations will be taking place in Lourdes throughout the day and you can join them at any point by clicking on this link to visit the Grotto live:

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.


25th World Day of the Sick - 2017


Saturday 11th February is the 25th World Day of the Sick. Initiated by Saint Pope John Paul II, we are called as Christians to pray for those suffering from illness around the world. We particulalrly remember today those members of our own pilgrimage family who are unwell and for those who care for them. 

Prayer of Pope Francis for the 25th World Day of the Sick. His Holiness' full message for this special day can be found via the link below:


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