Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
As part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, every year during May half-term we take a group of students from both lower and upper school on pilgrimage to Lourdes in the south of France. The younger students on the trip are given duties, such as carrying banners for mass, writing a theme based introduction to a mass and helping out with night prayers and torch light processions. The Sixth Form students on pilgrimage are given the opportunity to work in the accueil, the place where all of the sick, elderly or dependant pilgrims stay. They will be able to assist the carers in meal times, prayer and activities and may even be able to take pilgrims out to discover the beauty of Lourdes, and take them to mass, processions and maybe assist them in visiting the Holy Baths. During the blessed week, students are known to discover new friendships and learn more about faith, all whilst being enriched themselves. It truly is a wonderful opportunity!
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