BY Amanda Connelly | May 18 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

7 HCPT

HCPT pilgrims relive their incredible Lourdes journey

A wonderful day was had by all in St Francis Xavier’s Church, Carfin last weekend, as pilgrims returning from their recent trip to Lourdes and those getting ready for the summer pilgrimage joined together in celebration

The reunion for those from the Hosanna House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust’s (HCPT) Easter pilgrimage took place on May 13, while some of the groups going on pilgrimage this summer came in preparation for their upcoming trip.

The Mass was led by Fr Stephen Reilly along with other clergy, and saw a lively, busy and colourful Mass take place, as all joined in with the hymns and dressed in their bright group T-shirts and hoodies. A number of pilgrims and helpers also took part in the offertory procession, bringing the gifts up to the altar.

It marked another fantastic annual reunion Mass for some of the Scottish groups, which takes place each year in Carfin.

Founded in 1951 by Dr Michael Strode, HCPT takes disabled and disadvantaged children and adults for life-changing pilgrimage holidays to the Marian shrine of Lourdes in the south of France each year, either at Easter or during the summer for one week.

Leave a Reply

latest youth stories

Salesian sisters parish event encourages young people to ‘build a better future’

August 17th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Youngsters from Kilmarnock and Paisley enjoyed a fun-filled week with...


Mima reveals secret of her long life: bingo, Irn Bru and chips

August 10th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

One of Scotland’s oldest Catholics has received two papal blessings...


First for Aberdeen University as students pick up Catholic teachers’ certificates

July 20th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The first teachers at Aberdeen University to achieve a Catholic...


Caitlin braves the mud to raise money for Zambia hospice

July 6th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A former pupil of St John Ogilvie High School has raised...



Social media

Latest edition

P1-AUG-17-2018

exclusively in the paper

 

  • A boy saved from deportation is given the guided tour by a Catholic MP
  • Pro life fears that buffer zones around abortion clinics could widen religious intolerance
  • Survey reveals majority of Glaswegians would see marches in the city outlawed
  • Bishop John Keenan celebrates the graduation of several new Catholic school teachers
  • Pope Francis tells young people to bear witness to the Faith to combat Church sin

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO