This year’s HCPT Easter pilgrimage will see around 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children from the UK, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, USA and West Indies enjoying a life changing week in Lourdes – and we want you to be part of it!

  • We’ll be posting regular updates throughout every day of the Easter pilgrimage – please join in on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!
  • Sign up for our nightly email from Lourdes – all the latest news, and best photos and videos in one message.
  • Send messages to people and groups you know via our website. We’ll print it out on a souvenir card and deliver to them in the comfort of their hotel. 
  • Watch the Youth Mass at the Grotto (Monday 17 April – 10pm (GMT)) and HCPT Trust Mass (Thursday 20 April at 9am (GMT)) live on the Shrine’s Youtube channel
  • If you would like us to take a petition to the Grotto for you – please send it to us. Please also keep those travelling with us this year in your thoughts and prayers.

The HCPT Easter pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Leo Cushley (of St Andrews & Edinburgh), Archbishop George Stack (of Cardiff), Bishop John Arnold (Bishop of Salford), Bishop Manuel Cruz (Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, USA), Bishop Donal McKeown (of Derry, Ireland), Bishop Mark O’Toole (of Plymouth), Bishop Joseph Toal (of Motherwell), Bishop Thomas Williams (Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool) and Bishop Alan Williams (of Brentwood).