Next Sunday 11th February World Day of Prayer for the Sick is the 160th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette in Lourdes. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will leave Shannon on Tuesday June 26th, returning on Sunday July 1st.
The cost this year is €705 per person sharing, €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie. Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: (01) 2410810. A limited number of sick or assisted pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €611. Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John & Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co. Clare. Telephone: (061) 364133. Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents, or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes. Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in your local Church porch.