Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes brings together old friends and the opportunity to make new ones.  After a week of prayer, friendship and fun it is time to pack away our blue t shirts for another year. 
Traditionally we finish the pilgrimage with a social evening for all the pilgrims.  Over the years this has developed into a fancy dress party. 
Here are some of the pictures taken at the party. Worthy of special mention is the photo of Mary Walsh - devoted housekeeper to the late Father Joe Duggan PP of St Joseph's, Heywood.  This year Mary made her 50th pilgrimage to Lourdes and was presented with a special gift by the Bishop at the closing Mass.

Mary is pictured here with the current PP of St Joseph's,
Father Paul Daly

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