Young People interested in a trip to Lourdes, in the South of France to the international Catholic pilgrimage centre there are welcome to chat to Fr Charles after Mass or come to a meeting next Sunday in the parish house at 6pm. You’d be travelling with other youth from around here and with other youth from the Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury and would be working alongside the sick, and in the hospital. The pilgrimage usually takes place during the last week of July into August and lasts for 1 week.
The Shrewsbury pilgrimage is a very large one. They take their own doctors and many sick pilgrims. The Youth Team assist wherever they are needed and work as Brancardiers ( pushing wheelchairs and befriending the disabled person) and Handmaidens for the week. Young people must be over 16 years of age at the date of travel and physically fit. It is estimated the cost will be between £500 and £600 each and it is envisaged that this will be raised by fundraising.