Lourdes pilgrims make way to Our Lady's Sanctuary in France
Bishop Smith will lead the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 12 - 17 September 2017.
This year there are 180 assisted sick pilgrims and 192 volunteer helpers including many young people.
This is a big undertaking which is made possible by careful preparation and with the support and generosity of so many people.
Lourdes is a shrine where the sick receive a special welcome. It is a place of healing and peace and strength. Everyone who makes the pilgrimage there experiences something special and returns home enriched.
It is also time of special blessing for our Diocese. Thank you to the people who make this pilgrimage possible and please keep the pilgrims in your prayers.