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

Apprenticeship at St.Patrick's Teaching School

A good apprenticeship opportunity has arisen at a local school that may be of interest to members of our pilgrimage family:

Lucy's Diary

Before our pilgrimage one of our Acceuil pilgrims, Lucy, volunteered to write a dialy blog informing us of what she'd been up to during the pilgirmage week so that we may experience the week from her point of view. As Lucy had such a busy week, we decided instead to keep a daily diary and to publish it when we got home. You can read about Lucy's week, in her own words, by following this link:



Lourdes 2016 - 'Merciful, like the Father.'

We have just returned from Lourdes and the end of our 2016 pilgrimage. We are blessed and thankful for an amazing pilgirmage. Nearly 700 pilgrims from accross the diocese gathered in Lourdes with our Bishop and Bishop Emeritus in this extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. If you would like to look back on what we got up to in Lourdes in more detail you can read all about our week here, via our online blog, which is like an online diary of the week.






Drop-in Session this Sunday

Before our pre-departure Mass this Sunday we will be hosting a drop-in session for hotel pilgrims. Please feel free to pop in to the cathedral cloisters from 3.00pm -5.00pm if you have any questions or concerns regarding the pilgrimage and our volunteers will endevour to assist you over a cup of tea.


Pre-departure Mass

Our pilgrimage is not far away now!
Don't forget that this Sunday (24th) at 5.30pm is our pre-departure Mass at Salford Cathedral. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John and this is a wonderful opportunity to gather together as a pilgrimage family before we begin our journey to Lourdes.
All are welcome so please do join us as we begin our final preparations for this year's pilgrimage. 
If you are a volunteer or member of our medical team please wear your Salford blues or uniforms and let's flood the Cathedral with a sea of Salford blue. 

Francis Grimshaw R.I.P.

Sadly this evening we have learned of the passing of a member of our pilgrimage family, Mr. Francis Grimshaw. Francis passed away on the 5th July; his funeral took place this last Thursday 14th July. He had joined us as a pilgrim in Lourdes each year with his family since 2009. Please remember Francis and his family in your prayers at this diffucult time.

May we also ask you to remember in your prayers Francis' brother Father Anthony Grimshaw who is not well at this time.


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