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IHCPT - Lourdes Easter 2018 - Do you know someone who deserves to go?

IHCPT - Lourdes  Easter 2018 - Do you know someone who deserves to go?
It's that time of year again - gathering application forms for traveling to Lourdes with IHCPT at Easter 2018. 
So if anybody knows of any young person or young adult who suffers from an illness or has special needs or a young person who just needs time out after a difficult time. This is the week for the them a week in Lourdes full of fun laughter new friends and good times.

The Trust is always looking for new Volunteers to go as one-to-one carers for the guests who travel, and as nurses and doctors with each group.
Anyone from our Diocese who feels this is for them should contact Mary Dunnion Deputy Designated Liaison Person on 00353 91 796622  or Charles Digney on 0044 7917334230​ preferably before 31st October 2017

About the Trust

For 45 years, groups have travelled from all over Ireland on Easter Sunday and participated in a unique week in Lourdes. Together with friends from the wider community of HCPT, over five thousand pilgrims enjoy this unique experience every year. 

In 2012 The Irish Trust was honoured by our 40th anniversary of travelling to Lourdes by celebrating Mass in the underground basilica on the Thursday morning. The theme for the 2012 Pilgrimage was Praying the Rosary with Bernadette.

The groups share a wonderful fun filled week together that includes playing games on the Prairie, a day trip up the Mountains, fancy-dress parties, large Masses full of music and colour, the Candlelight procession, visits to the Grotto and sharing in the water from the spring that Bernadette uncovered in 1858. 

While no week is the same year after year and no group follows the same programme, there are certain characteristics which make up a visit with The Trust to Lourdes.

Each pilgrim with The Trust is assigned to a group and are identified in Lourdes by their group number. From the first moment at the airport each pilgrim becomes familiar with this number and wears it with pride during the week in Lourdes. 

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