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Welcome!

 Welcome to the website for the Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. I hope that it will be a valuable resource in finding out more about our Pilgrimage community, the Sanctuary of Lourdes and the Apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette that took place there in 1858. I invite you to consider whether you might like to take part in our next pilgrimage to Lourdes, either as a pilgrim or as one of our volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join us.
With my prayers and best wishes

+John
Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford

UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer Preparation 
Day 2

Sunday 14th July, 11.30 - 16.00.
Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St, Salford, M3 6DP

Pre-departure Mass

Sunday 21st July, 5.30pm.
St. Patrick's Church, Livesey St, Manchester, M4 5HF.

DONATE TO SALFORD LOURDES

Our pilgrimage relies heavily on donations and fundraising in order to continue. Please consider donating to us via the donate button. All donations are gratefully received. Thank you.

CENTENARY YEAR PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2024
BOOK NOW!

A MESSAGE FROM FR GERARD - PILGRIMAGE DIRECTOR

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Dear Pilgrims,

Centenary Diocesan Pilgrimage 2024

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that bookings for the 2024 Centenary Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are now officially open!

As we embark on this momentous journey to commemorate a century of pilgrimages to Lourdes, we also want to ensure as smooth and spiritually enriching experience for everyone.

You will understand that following the pandemic, challenges remain in the travel market.  This significantly limits the options for air carriers who are willing and available to operate pilgrimage charter flights for many dioceses and groups.  Our options for 2024 are regrettably still limited.  We have been proactive in seeking to address this as far as possible and find suitable practical solutions with our agent.  To potentially alleviate travel and ground handling difficulties we have experienced in the past, we have agreed to operate all flights exclusively from Liverpool Airport. This decision aims ensure as beneficial experience for all pilgrims as possible.

We invite you to consider joining our diocesan group for this special anniversary pilgrimage. Traveling together as a family from our diocese helps foster a sense of community, support, and shared purpose and enhances the overall pilgrimage experience.  This is especially important for those from our diocesan family who need special assistance in their journey.  

I pray this Centenary Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be a transformative, joyful and spiritual moment in our lives. 

 

Fr Gerard 

Pilgrimage Director

INFORMATION

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

VOLUNTEER
TEAM

MEDICAL &
NURSING TEAM

MUSIC
MINISTRY

For information on our travel and 

hotel options for 2024 please click the image above. 

For information about joining us as a volunteer in Lourdes this Summer please click the image above.

For information about joining our Nursing & Medical team, as a doctor, nurse or HCA, please click the image above.

For information about joining us as a volunteer in our wonderful Music Ministry, please click the image above.

PILGRIMAGE THEME 2024

The pastoral theme for all pilgrimages to Lourdes is set by the

Bishop of Lourdes and covers pilgrimages in 2022, 2023 & 2024.

The theme for 2024 is:

"Go and tell the priests to come here in procession."

For more information on this year's theme click the button below.

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