2021 Application Form

The application form can be accessed by clicking the link below, please read all of the instructions carefully, and please also make sure that you have read the clinical advice from our Chief Doctor and Nurse which is very important when making your decision whether to join us in Lourdes. You can access the note by clicking here.

The pilgrimage we are hoping to arrange will be a pilgrimage of:

  • mission: we carry the prayers and intentions of many parishioners in our Diocese to Lourdes and pray for them and their families at the Grotto.
  • healing: we walk with those who have had a traumatic pandemic through loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or loss of status, and those who have been at the forefront of the pandemic, e.g. doctors, nurses, care support workers, teachers, who need time to process and reflect on their experiences over the past year.
  • renewal: for those who have suffered by the closure of churches, where they may not yet have been able to re-engage, and see our Lourdes week as a way to recharge their spiritual batteries and return refreshed and ready to re-join their spiritual parish family in earnest.

You can access the application form by clicking here.

For the avoidance of doubt, if you have any of the conditions mentioned in the clinical note above, please do not apply to join us in Lourdes this year. The decision to ask you to stay safe in your home has not been taken lightly, and is done to ensure your safety. We also cannot support those who need assistance or care to live their lives every day in Lourdes this summer, and so if you are in this category, even if your condition is not mentioned in the clinical note, please stay at home. The good times will return, so please join us in prayer for that to be sooner rather than later. If you would like to read the letter again, please click here.