HCPT are looking for helpers to join the Easter Pilgrimage in 2018

HCPT is a registered charity that takes disabled and disadvantaged children in family groups to Lourdes every Easter.

Are you interested?

Why not take the opportunity to experience some of the fun, laughter and spiritual renewal that is always part of our week, by joining us online over Easter.  Visit www.hcpt.org.uk to find links to the various live cameras in the sanctuaries in Lourdes, watch the mass of colours that descend on the shrine, brought by the many HCPT groups.  On Thursday, 20 April at 9am UK time we will be celebrating our Benefactors Mass, with anything up to 12,000 people joined together to pray and celebrate the wonderful work of the Trust with the Children we take.

The 2017 HCPT pilgrimage theme is being coordinated by HCPT’s Westcountry Region and is “Come to the Water”.  The story of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St Bernadette is strongly influenced by the theme of water and this continues in our days of Pilgrimage in Lourdes where we will taste and feel the waters that still gush forth from the spring revealed to Bernadette.  We invite ALL in Hallam to “Come to the Water”, so you too may share some of our fun, joy, care and love.

HCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage Prayer – Easter 2017

Lord Jesus, thank you for bringing us

on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Our Lady invites us

to ‘come to the water, to drink and to wash’.

May the water of the Grotto and the ‘living water’

of your Word help us to be better people.

May we love and care for each other

just as you love and care for each one of us.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for Us.

If this has sparked an interest, why not drop us an email to obtain more information, yorkshire@hcpt.org.uk.