Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022.

Saturday 28 May - Friday 3 June

We are delighted that the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is returning in person this year, on what will be our 80th pilgrimage.

You can see photos and other daily updates under the Lourdes Daily box below, and can join us virtually at the Grotto Mass on Monday 30th May, live streamed by Lourdes TV (link in Lourdes Schedule).

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New Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes to be ordained on May 29

The Diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes has been appointed a new bishop. Meet Mgr. Jean-Marc Micas.

Mgr. Micas was born in 1963. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 in the diocese of Toulouse and is currently Provincial of the Company of St Sulpice. Mgr. Micas has served as diocesan chaplain of the Eucharistic Youth Movement, as well as being in charge of diocesan vocations.

He will be ordained bishop on Sunday, 29th May 2022 in the Underground Basilica of St. Pius X in the Sanctuary of Lourdes, and will take up his seat at the cathedral of Tarbes the following day. May Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette guide and protect you, Mgr. Micas.

Lourdes 2022 pilgrimage - Saturday 28 May to Friday 3 June

We are pleased to announce that the leadership team for the Lourdes Pilgrimage is actively planning for the pilgrimage in 2022.

Lourdes has always been an important part of Diocesan life and therefore after two years' absence we feel that we must make every effort to be present in Lourdes in 2022.

By Air - 6 nights in Lourdes.

Departing Saturday 28 May flying direct from Birmingham to Lourdes and returning Friday 3 June.

Prices include taxes and transfers from Lourdes airport to and from your hotels and full-board accommodation.

Flight times will be advised nearer the time of departure. N.B: Flight and seat allocation is at the discretion of the pilgrimage organisers and priority is given to Accueil pilgrims and helpers.

Plane price range dependent upon hotel choice and based upon double room occupancy:

£885.00 - £995.00

Single Room Supplement is available on request.

By Coach - 5 nights in Lourdes.

Coaches will depart the UK on Saturday 28 May, arriving in Lourdes on Sunday 29 May.

Coaches will depart Lourdes on Friday 3 June and arrive in the UK on Saturday 4 June.

Prices include coach travel from a dedicated pick up point, ferry and full-board accommodation.

Coach price range dependent upon hotel choice and based upon double room occupancy:

£515.00 - £638.00

Single Room Supplement is available on request.

About Your Accommodation

All the hotels used by the pilgrimage have en-suite facilities and good quality food (three meals a day). Prices tend to reflect the proximity of the hotel to the Grotto and do not necessarily indicate superior facilities.

Single room supplements apply in all hotels and these prices vary, depending on which hotel you select.

The Birmingham pilgrimage to Lourdes is organised with Tangney Tours.

Booking

If you are interested and would like to travel to Lourdes in 2022 with the Diocesan Pilgrimage then please contact Tangney Tours directly via the web link below. Costs are inclusive of transportation, accommodation and full board.

Tangney Tours Birmingham Lourdes Pilgrimage

or call on: 01732 886666.

Please ensure that you carefully read the Tangney Tours insurance policy, especially in relation to Covid 19: Travel insurance - Tangney Tours

Accueil pilgrims

If you would like to be considered for the Accueil, where support from a team of Hospitaliers and a Medical team is provided, then please contact Kath White directly for details (contact details below); who will then liaise with the medical team to contact you and assess your personal needs.

The cost of the Accueil accommodation is £890.00 and travel is by air.

Affiliated Pilgrims

As we remain within the pandemic and endeavouring to ensure that our Accueil pilgrims are protected during their stay in Lourdes, it will not be possible for affiliated pilgrims to work within the Accueil during the 2022 pilgrimage. We apologise if this causes distress but this is purely during these uncertain times that we are facing and to minimise transmission of COVID.

To affiliate to the pilgrimage will cost £50 this year.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any of the above then please contact Kath White (contact details below).

Volunteers

If it is your intention to work on this year’s pilgrimage, then please do contact Kath so that she may commence the DBS checking process with you.

Please be aware that, during the pandemic; guidance on travel, socialising, vaccinations, and increased health related risks are constantly being reviewed and this may affect our ability to travel on pilgrimage. 

Contact us

Kath White: 0121 230 6288 (office hours 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or via email [email protected]