The Mass of Welcome for those attending this summer's Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place at St Cuthbert's Church, Slateford Road, Edinburgh,EH14 1PT on Sunday 30 June 2024 at 3pm. Refreshments in hall afterwards.
While the Mass is aimed at those going on the Pilgrimage all are welcome!
Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024
Our Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place Friday 5 July to Friday 12 July 2024.
Visit the dedicated websitefor 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
The February Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes takes place at 3pm on Sunday 4 February at St John the Baptist Church, 37 St Ninian’s Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8AL. The Mass is organised by the Edinburgh Lourdes Pilgrimage team. Refreshments in hall afterwards. All welcome.
The Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 5 - Friday 12 July, with Archbishop Cushley and Priests of the Archdiocese. More details at www.edinburgh-lourdes.com/lourdes24
Lourdes 2023 - Reunion Mass
Following a wonderful pilgrimage to Lourdes last month, please join us for the Lourdes Reunion Mass at 3:00pm on Sunday 27 August in St Cuthbert’s, 104 Slateford Road, EH14 1PT.
This will be a great opportunity to pray together in thanksgiving for the pilgrimage and to catch up with everyone.
GALLERY: Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023
Here are some images from the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
A statement from the Pilgrimage Committee said: "Our Pilgrimage to Lourdes was truly wonderful, filled with many uplifting spiritual experiences, inspiring and reflective music, prayerful liturgies, and a chance to reunite with old friends and make new ones!"
Mass of welcome for the Lourdes Pilgrimage
A Mass for those attending the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this summer. However, all are welcome to attend
WATCH: Join us in Lourdes this summer
Everyone is warmly invited to visit Lourdes on the Archdiocesan pilgrimage from 7-14 July 2023.
Visit www.edinburgh-lourdes.comfor full details. Assisted pilgrims are particularly welcome - you will be cared for 24/7 in the dedicated Accuiel Saint Frai by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support workers.
All medical conditions can be accommodated and insurance is included. Financial assistance may be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WATCH: Faith and fun at HCPT Lourdes pilgrimage
Archbishop Leo Cushley has joined hundreds of children in Lourdes as part of HCPT’s Easter Pilgrimage.
Nearly 2,500 people from across the UK, including disabled and disadvantaged children, are at the pilgrimage which includes groups from Edinburgh and Fife.
Archbishop Cushley, the charity's president, said: "People from across the world visit Lourdes with HCPT because they have seen the way they love and look after children.
Last night’s torchlight procession was such a moving experience! The atmosphere was truly magical as we walked through the grotto holding our candles high, singing and praying together.
Register YOUR interest for life-enhancing Lourdes pilgrimage
If you want to take part in a life-enhancing Pilgrimage to the holy site of Lourdes in France this summer, let the organisers know!
The Pilgrimage Committee is appealing for potential pilgrims to register their interest by filling outthis online form.
Dr Monica Bald, Chief Pilgrimage Doctor, said: "We are trying to make a decision regarding our commitment to travelling to Lourdes this year.
"Rather than asking people to apply at this point, we are asking Pilgrims to ‘Express an Interest’ to help us make an informed decision.
She added: "It is impossible for us to make any travel completely risk free and we cannot guarantee a COVID-19 free Pilgrimage. However, we hope to reduce and mitigate this risk as much as possible as we learn to more forward and ‘Live with COVID’.
"Although we know that the Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will feel very different to any previous Pilgrimages, we are confident that we will be guided by Our Lady of Lourdes in our desire to answer her call to travel in Pilgrimage.
Dr Bald's letter can be read at the Edinburgh Lourdes website, which also includes a Q&A and other details about the pilgrimage.