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Forms for helpers’ and assisted pilgrims

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

Our next Pilgrimage takes place from 18 – 25 August 2017. Each year, the Catholic Association Hospitalité of Our Lady of Lourdes is responsible for coordinating the welcome and care of pilgrims, especially our assisted pilgrims, who come to Lourdes. Forms are available, here.

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Helpers’ forms and forms for assisted pilgrims

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

Forms for brancardiers’; handmaids; doctors; nurses and assisted pilgrims are now available on our Lourdes 2017 page.

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Glanfield Children’s Group

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

The Glanfield Children’s Group was set up in 1987 in memory of Father Frank Glanfield, a priest who was involved with the care of children with special needs both in Lourdes and in England. Since 1987 the group has taken to Lourdes many children with learning difficulties as well as chronic and terminal illness each August as part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage. We are looking for families and helpers to come and join us. If you are a family who would benefit from this wonderful group, or would like to come as a helper, please contact their leader, Chantal...

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Mike Elmore, RIP

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in RIP | 3 comments

  It is with sadness, but trusting in the loving mercy of God that we advise that Mike Elmore died last night. Mike had been with the CA and East Anglia Diocese as an AP for many years. Mike, along with his wife Jane, were prayer members too. Mike hasn’t been able to travel with us for a few years due to age and ill health. Please pray for Mike, for his wife Jane, and his children, family and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in...

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CA Policies

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in website update | 0 comments

All CA policies have recently been updated and are now available on our website under Pilgrimage.

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Celia Depuis, RIP

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in RIP | 0 comments

  It is with sadness, but trusting in the loving mercy of God that we advise Celia Depuis died on Thursday 6 April 2017. Celia has been with the CA and Portsmouth Diocese as a nurse for many years. She hasn’t been able to travel with us for a few years due to age and ill health. Please pray for Celia, and for her family and friends. May she rest in peace and rise in...

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Joan Joyce

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in prayers | 0 comments

Please keep the mother of Andy Joyce – Joan – in your prayers. She is currently in hospital and is very poorly with pneumonia. Prayers would be appreciated by Andy, his brother Mark, and sister Leanne, and Joan’s grandchildren. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for Joan.

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Sister Maureen McNally & Natalie Mahon

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in prayers | 0 comments

Sister Maureeen McNally Margaret Fielding and Louise Child visited Sr. Maureen yesterday at her convent and she is feeling a little better. Is having intense physio and speech therapy and is being well cared for. She would like to thank everyone for the prayers and good wishes that she has received. Natalie Mahon Natalie can come home this afternoon – a miracle the family did not expect. The family thank everyone for their prayers. Full recovery will take about six months....

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Fr Cyril Elkington, RIP

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in RIP | 0 comments

It is with sadness, but trusting in the loving mercy of God that we advise that Father Cyril Elkington died on Saturday 11 March. Fr Cyril was a long-standing member of the Hospitalite and for a long time was the deputy director to Raymond Lawrence who was the Pilgrimage Director. In later years, he came with us as a hotel AP. He was a priest for Southwark Archdiocese and celebrated his 90th birthday last year. He was a lovely man and a great priest. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Please pray for Fr Cyril, and for his family and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in...

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Fr David Hutton, RIP

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in RIP | 0 comments

From Fr Philip Glandfield: “It is with sadness that I have to let you know that Fr David Hutton, formerly the Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage Director (Nov 1999 to August 2008) died on the 1st March, Ash Wednesday, following the return of his cancer some months ago.” Please pray for Fr David, his family and his friends. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

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Joanne Bennett-Murray, RIP

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in RIP | 0 comments

“We would like to say a huge and grateful thank you for all of the prayers and thoughts from our CA family over the last week or so. Mum passed away peacefully this evening with Jenna, Nicola and I holding her hands. She was comfortable and calm and sleeping.” May she Rest in Peace, and rise in glory! Please pray for her family and Joanne.

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