Lourdes Group

Our parish has taken a group to Lourdes on pilgrimage every year since 1986. In this time, we have travelled with hundreds of parishioners and raised tens of thousands of pounds to part-fund the helpers who enable our less able and elderly pilgrims to come with us.

We are a happy and welcoming group that ensures the pilgrimage is a good mixture of faith and free time – it’s a pilgrimage holiday! We celebrate Mass together each day with the kind of lively music with which parishioners of the Sacred Heart will be familiar!

During the course of the week, we pray the Stations of the Cross and attend the torchlight and Blessed Sacrament processions as a group behind our banner and flags. We also share a special Holy Hour together. A highlight of the pilgrimage is our candle ceremony, where we light and bless a large parish candle and read the names of those from the parish who have asked us to remember them at the Grotto.

If you are interested in joining us as a helper, assisted pilgrim or regular pilgrim, or know someone else who might want to join, please do contact Fiona Furman at fionafurman@gmail.com or 01933 315041 or speak to Colette Davies in the music group after 10.30am Mass on a Sunday – we’d love to hear from you and for you to join us in Lourdes!

We had a wonderful launch meeting for our Lourdes pilgrimage on Sunday 21st November and we are really looking forward to a fantastic trip next August.  If you weren’t able to attend the meeting but are interested in hearing more, the meeting was livestreamed on the Sacred Heart Facebook page and you can view it there.

Forms can be obtained from Fiona or Colette, or Fr Brendan.
We’re so looking forward to being in Lourdes again and would love to hear from you if you would like to join us!