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The dates for the 2020 pilgrimage are
Fri 24th - Fri 31st July
'I am the Immaculate Conception'
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THE DIOCESE OF LANCASTER LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Position Statement 03.04.20
It is with a heavy heart and after great deliberation we inform you that due to the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 pilgrimage to Lourdes has been POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED to 23rd July 2021. This decision has been made in collaboration with Bishop Paul and our Tour Operator Joe Walsh Tours.
We know this decision will be a huge disappointment to many, indeed it saddens us too. We want to reassure you that the health and welfare of our pilgrims was at the very centre of our deliberations.
In the coming days, Joe Walsh Tours will be contacting those of you already booked on the 2020 pilgrimage, to explain how your booking will be carried forward. We are most grateful to Joe Walsh Tours for their kind response to our request to reschedule and indeed their efficient management of this crisis situation. We would kindly ask that you avoid contacting Joe Walsh Tours by telephone over the coming weeks as they are currently receiving a high volume of calls.
We hope to be able to come together in prayer during the time we should have been united in Lourdes. Of course, dependent on government restrictions, this may not be possible to achieve in person. We will keep you informed of events on our Facebook page and website (www.lancasterlourdes.co.uk) as the time nears.
Until then, please pray for all our Lancaster Lourdes family, the wider Diocese and indeed the World, as we undoubtedly face substantial loss and pain in the weeks ahead. In particular, may we petition the prayers of our Mother of Mercy, health of the sick, comforter of the afflicted and patroness of our Diocese; Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Fr Peter Sayer (Executive Director)
Linda Wisdom (Director of Operations)
Nikki Wisdom (Chief Nurse)