Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
The Diocese of Portsmouth covers Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Isles and parts of Berkshire, Dorset and Oxfordshire
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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
In response to Our Lady’s call to young Bernadette to ‘tell the people to come in procession, prayer and penance’, each year we gather and follow our Bishop. Here we can lay down our burdens, reveal wounds and make our gestures of faith in a concrete meaningful way with others.
Anyone can join the Pilgrimage, but at the heart of our group are those less able and who need assistance and/or medical help, known as our Assisted Pilgrims. In order to assist them, we need helpers. These volunteers (aged 17yrs - 80+ years!) who are pilgrims themselves, strive to encounter Jesus in each Pilgrim, caring for their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We are also always looking for Doctors and Nurses to travel with the group and give of their talent and time.
How? Please contact ...
|Director: Mgr. Vincent Harvey V.G.
St Edmund’s Presbytery,
14 Rockstone Place, Southampton.
Tel: 023 8033 3589
|Assistant Director: Fr. John Cooke
St Margaret Mary Presbytery,
Middle Road, Park Gate.
Tel: 01489 572797
A small town in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, where in 1858, Our Blessed Lady appeared to a young girl, Bernadette Soubirous.
Everyone is free to go where he or she likes; the Grotto, the pools, the Way of the Cross, to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and especially to daily Eucharist and the Chapel of Reconciliation. Here, today; heaven still opens for everyone.