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