Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Carfin

Led by Archbishop Cushley, this pilgrimage is a chance to come together in prayer and thanksgiving to Our Lady of Lourdes, who brings us closer to Christ.

Procession at 2:00pm followed by Mass at 3:00pm

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024

Our Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place Friday 5 July to Friday 12 July 2024.

Visit the dedicated website for full details, testimonies and more!

"We would love you to join our team of Lady Helpers who support our Assisted Pilgrims in all aspects of their pilgrimage in the Accueil Marie Saint Frai Lourdes. You do need any specific qualifications, just a willingness to share your time, commitment and faith journey. You will work closely with the medical team, Youth for Lourdes and the Bancardiers for an exhilarating, uplifiting experience." - Bernadette Barry, Chief Lady Helper

"Youth for Lourdes is a group of young people from all across the archdiocese. Join us and be part of the team of helpers who support our Assisted Pilgrims. You'll have the time of your life!" - Scott Mackenzie, Youth for Lourdes

"We invite nurses to join our helper team in Lourdes this July. It's an amazing opportunity to use your skills in a different environment supporting our assisted pilgrims. It's so rewarding and a chance to make lifelong friendships and memories." - Claire Banks, Chief Nurse

National Pilgrimage to Carfin

The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin return this year to its traditional date on the first Sunday in September. The Pilgrimage Mass will take place at the Grotto at 3pm on Sunday 3rd September.

Bishop Joseph Toal wrote to priests across Scotland, saying: "The Bishops have decided that we will pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine, at our Pilgrimage.

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family in the UK will preach at the Mass, and the Choir of the Ukrainian Catholic community in Scotland will participate in the Mass along with the Motherwell Diocesan Choir.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland will be main celebrant. Archbishop Leo Cushley will attend.



National Youth Pilgrimage

The National Pilgrimage for young people 16-30 takes place on Saturday 24 September in Dunkeld, Perthshire.

It includes walks to holy sites, talks and Holy Mass. A bus will leave from the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh at 9:30am (£10).

To book your place email