Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 30th August, 2024 to the 4th September, 2024 inclusive, under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Doran. Pilgrimage Highlights includes Mass at the Grotto, Torchlight and Blessed Sacrament Processions, Anointing of the Sick, Water Ceremony.  Flights ex Knock Airport.

The Pilgrimage includes the Assisted Pilgrim Section.  Those who travel as part of the Assisted Pilgrim Section will stay in Accueil Notre Dame, which is situated beside the Grotto and Sanctuary area.  They will be cared for by the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage Care Team whilst in Lourdes.  Application forms for the Assisted Pilgrim Section and full details are available from Very Rev. Ray Milton, P.P., Pilgrimage Director, St. John’s, Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon.  (Telephone – 090 6661115).  Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is the 10th June, 2024.   

Nominations for the Youth Section are being sought from parishes throughout the Diocese for young people to participate in the Pilgrimage.  Nominees aged between 17 and 20 are welcome to participate.  Nominees must be 17 years or over on the 20th August 2024.  Youth must be nominated through their Priest/Chaplain.  Forms are available from the local parish office.  All nominees will be representing their parish and expected to participate fully in the Pilgrimage Itinerary.  Full details are included on the Nomination Form which is available from your local parish.  Closing date for receipt of completed nominations is the 24th May, 2024.

All other enquiries in relation to the Pilgrimage can be directed to Joe Walsh Tours (JWT) at 01 2410800, email [email protected]