One week until the launch!

It's now just one week until the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and the launch of our 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes!

We warmly invite you to join us at Salford Cathedral, next Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm for the celebration of Mass by Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford. Mass will be followed by the launch of our 85th pilgrimage to Lourdes including pricing and travel options, over refreshments in the cathedral cloisters.

Please ask a family member of friend along too so that they can consider joining our Salford family in Lourdes next Summer.

Salford's Christmas Social

We'd love you to join us at Salford's Christmas Social on Saturday 10th December at St. Kentigern's Social Club, Fallowfield. Organised by our Heywood & Middleton Group this is a great opportunity to gather together once again as a pilgrimage family. All members of our pilgrimage family past, present & future are welcome. The event begins at 7.30pm, entry is £3 on the door and all monies go to the pilgrimage fund to support our sick pilgrims and medical team in Lourdes.

Annual Gala Dinner - tickets now on sale!

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for our annual Gala Dinner in aid of the pilgrimage fund. The dinner will be held on Saturday 4th February at English Martyrs Parish Centre in Urmston. Tickets are £35 and include drink on arrival, four course meal, top class entertainment and some amazing prizes up for grabs including 2 tickets to Lourdes and a trip to New York!! 

Tickets can be purchased from Filippa Martin on 07866 583870 or by email:

Letter for Volunteers - Fr. Michael Jones

Letter of thanks - Bishop John

Give us your feedback

Dear Volunteer

As part of the preparation for the 85th Diocesan Pilgrimage in 2017, the co-ordination team is already working on an action plan. This plan will be established around feedback from our volunteers and those who were involved in the preparation and operations. 

Reignite - Mass for young adults & youth fair

'Reignite' is a great way to keep the spirit of Lourdes alive throughout the year. Following the next Reignite Mass on the 20th November will be a ‘youth fair’ representing groups from across the diocese that may be of interest. Our pilgrimage will be represented at the fair so come along and say hello. 
Reignite, Sunday 20th November, 5.30pm, Salford Cathedral.

Mary Grayson R.I.P

It is with sandess that we inform you that Mary Grayson, a much loved member of our Salford family, passed away yesterday (Saturday 8th October). Mary was in her 92nd year and had travelled with us to Lourdes for several years as an Accueil pilgrim. She will be missed very much by us all. Please rememeber Mary, her family and friends in your prayers at this time. Funeral arrangements will be posted when we have them.

Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon her,

may she rest in peace. Amen. 


Volunteer Information Meetings

Although our 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes is ten months away, there is lots of preparation to be done and we begin with out information meetings for volunteers. These meetings are for new and existing volunteers, both medical and non-medical, and are an opportunioty to come along and find out more about volunteering with us in Lourdes next Summer. Our volunteers are vital in ensuring that our sick pilgrims can fully partake in the pilgrimage and are so much appreciated by all on the pilgirmage.

Upcoming Events

Get your diaries at the ready we have some upcoming events to tell you about:

Saturday 24th September 2016

Charity cricket match in aid of the Children & Families Group. Rochdale Cricket Club, Redbrook, Bridgefold Road, Rochdale, OL11 5BX. Match starts at 2pm followed by food and entertainment in the evening. Entrance only £3 for non-cricketers, £5 for cricketers. Cricket begins at 1pm.

Friday 30th September 2016


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