27 February 2008

A Trip to the Seaside

Unfortunately Group 101 weren't able to go on retreat to Hornsea in preparation for the Lourdes pilgrimage this year. The trip, which should have taken place last weekend, was cancelled due to the death of Sr. Finbar. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sr. Finbar's family and friends; she was an enthusiastic supporter of Group 101.

The group did however take the opportunity to go to the Seaside for the day. Cleethorpes isn't quite St. Jean de Luz, but it will do!

Marge and Sam enjoying the sea air

Mike enjoying the taste of the Cleethorpes sand

Helen and Amy racing to the finish!

Fish and chips all round!

24 February 2008

Pie and pea night

The pie, pea and bingo night at St Paul's church hall on Wednesday 20th Feb raised £455. Many thanks to all who helped.

The tension mounts as Group 101 await the bingo.

17 February 2008

Lourdes 2008 Itinerary

(Subject to change)

11:30 Approximate time of arrival at hotel
12:00 Lunch/allocate rooms. Visit the grotto/HCPT shop/prairie/cafe
18:30 Evening meal, group session

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Story of Bernadette, Easter egg hunt, lourdes walk
12:00 Lunch
15:00 Easter Sunday mass at St. Bernadette's basilica
18:30 Evening meal, group session

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Baths/Phil's session
12:00 Lunch
14:30 Yorkshire region mass at St Joseph's chapel, cafe/prairie
17:30 Concert at St. Bernadette's basilica
19:30 Evening meal, group session, prepare for Gavarnie

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Gavarnie
18:30 Evening meal
20:00 Watch torchlight procession, prepare for St. Jean de Luz

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 St. Jean de Luz
18:30 Evening meal, group session

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Make our way to underground basilica
10:00 HCPT trust mass
12:30 lunch
14:30 Stations of the cross/prairie/cafe
17:00 Blessed sacrament procession
18:30 Group session

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Packing/free time/museum
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Free time, prepare for party
18:30 Evening meal
20:30 Fancy dress party

08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Visit grotto and holy virgin statue
11:00 Early lunch
12:00 Leave hotel
14:20 Flight home

16 February 2008

Flight details for Lourdes 2008:

OUT: Manchester-Lourdes: Sat 22/03/2008

Flight KM6600
Depart: 07:15 Arrive: 09:55

RETURN: Lourdes-Manchester: Sat 29/03/2008

Flight AEA845
Depart: 14:20 Arrive 15:35