01 December 2013

Christmas concert a big success!

Last night, HCPT Group 101's held a Christmas concert at St Paul's church in Cantley to mark the beginning of advent.

The attendance was fantastic and everyone had a great time; all the hard work that so many people put in was rewarded with a wonderful evening and a total of £782 raised.

This money will pay for a local child to enjoy a holiday in Lourdes with HCPT Group 101 next Easter!

On behalf of all the helpers and children of Group 101, many many thanks to everyone who helped make the night such a big success. 

Photos of the evening to follow.

20 November 2013

Christmas by Candlelight Concert

A wonderful start to Advent and a lovely prelude to Christmas!

'Christmas by Candlelight' concert in aid of HCPT Doncaster Group 101 will be held on Saturday 30 th November, 7pm at St. Paul's Church, Goodison Boulevard, Cantley.

To start the evening off there will be mulled wine, mince pies, tea and coffee served in the Church hall with a tombola stall and raffle.

This will be followed at 8pm by the concert in the church, where the Christmas story will be told in traditional and contemporary music.

The cost per ticket is £3.00.

08 October 2013

Fundraising events

Following last Saturday's group meeting, here are some fundraising and other dates for your diaries:

Sunday, 17th November ~ St. Paul's Autumn Fayre (Hopefully 101 will have a stall, thi sneeds to be confirmed)

Saturday, 30th November ~ Advent Candlelight Service 7pm ~ St. Paul's Church

Saturday, 14th December ~ St. Michael's Christmas Fayre, 1-3pm ~ 101 will have a tombola stall manned by Jade, Crissi, Natalie and Bethan)

Thursday, 19th December ~ Christmas Carols at St. Michael's School, 5.30~7.00pm ~ for 101

Sunday, 5th January 2014 ~ 101 New Year Party, 1~3pm. Followed by helpers meeting till 4pm (Need to confirm if the hall is available)

Saturday, 29th March ~ Preparation Day at St. Paul's ~ full day beginning at 9.30am

06 October 2013

Photos from last night's meeting

Lats night group 101 held our second group meeting in preparation for the 2014 pilgrimage. Dates for upcoming events will be posted on here shortly, n the meantime here are a few photos from last night's meeting.

27 September 2013

£2000 from Doncaster Golf Club!

On Sunday evening, group 101 were delighted to attend a presentation evening at Doncaster Golf Club, where we received a very generous donation of £2000. This will more than pay for two local children with special needs to experience a fabulous holiday in Lourdes. Many thanks to everyone at Doncaster Golf Club.

Mike Hall is presented with the £2000 cheque by club captain Mike Lynes

06 September 2013

Former helper makes generous donation!

HCPT group 101 has today received a very generous donation of £300 from former helper Matt Cusack. Matt travelled to Lourdes with 101 twenty years ago and was a fantastic helper, now his donation will help a child enjoy a wonderful and life changing week with the group. Many thanks Matt, from all the children and helpers in group 101!

First group meeting for the 2014 pilgrimage

On Saturday evening there is a group meeting for helpers interested in travelling on the 2014 pilgrimage with group 101. The meeting begins at 7.30 at Phil and Margaret's house and there is a shared table.

Come on 101, let's get the show on the road for the 2014 Lourdes pilgrimage!

19 August 2013

Group 101 at St Michael's garden party

On Saturday 17th August Group 101 had a stall at St Michael's church garden party in Rossington. A great day was had by all and the rain stayed away. Here are a few photos:

05 August 2013

James' birthday celebration

Yesterday, group 101 were very privileged to be invited to the 15th birthday celebrations of James Queally, who came to Lourdes with us this year for the second time. The celebrations consisted of a special birthday mass, at which 101 performed music from this year's HCPT Trust mass and a BBQ with family and friends. Everyone had a fantastic time, especially James! Here are some photos...

31 July 2013

A special celebration

This Sunday, members of Group 101 will be descending upon Nottingham to celebrate the birthday of James Queally, who travelled to Lourdes with us at Easter. We will celebrate mass, 101 style, and then party with James' family and friends. Photos will be on here on Sunday night!

James visiting the Grotto with Pat in Lourdes this Easter.

22 June 2013

Lourdes is bouncing back

Despite being hit by devastating floods for the second time in eight months, the town of Lourdes is bouncing back again. The domain is being cleared and the Lourdes authorities are adamant that no pilgrimages will be cancelled. Group 101 leaders Phil and Margaret are themselves due to visit Lourdes next week with the Hallam Diocese pilgrimage

Approximately forty of Lourdes' hotels have been damaged and hopefully the repairs will be carried out quickly. The French authorities are also looking at ways to protect the town from future flooding.

Here is a videos showing the reopening of the Grotto:

19 June 2013

More flooding in Lourdes

It was very sad to see Lourdes flooded last October and the damage caused was still causing problems at Easter. Unfortunately, the floods have returned to Lourdes over the last few days and this time they are even worse.

We have heard today that one person has died because of the flooding. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in Group 101 is with everyone affected by these floods.

Here is a video and some photos detailing the latest floods.

16 June 2013

The Group 101 reunion

What a fantastic day, to end  fantastic week! This morning Group 101 celebrated a reunion mass at St Paul's church. The Lourdes spirit was definitely with us as we recreated the Trust Mass and showed the St Paul's parish what HCPT is all about.

After mass we celebrated in the church hall, enjoying three tons of delicious lasagne cooked by Sarah, and sang Lourdes songs to bring the 2013 pilgrimage to a close.

It was also an opportunity to share many of the photos taken on this years pilgrimage. Margaret has worked tirelessly to create the 2013 photo album finished and, as always, it is the perfect record of a very special week in Lourdes. Every young person in the group also received a photo album as their own personal memento of the trip.

Thanks to everyone who was there today, playing their own special part in a wonderful day. Here are some photos:  

13 June 2013

Award winning Group 101 leader Phil Hall

Here is a photo of Phil Hall with his Fundraising Award and his Outstanding Achievement Award, taken at the top of BT Tower in London. Well done Phil, from all of Group 101!

11 June 2013

Phil Hall wins Outstanding Achievement Award

HCPT Group 101 group leader Phil Hall has won the Outstanding Achievement Award at The BT Chairman's Awards at a ceremony at the BT Tower in London today. Phil received the overall award for his work with HCPT, as well as the fundraising award, and a prize of £3,000 towards the group, from BT chairman Sir Michael Rake.

Click here to find out more about the awards, including a video about Group 101.
Phil receiving the fundraising award
from BT chairman  Sir Michael Rake.

05 May 2013

25 April 2013

Exactly three weeks ago...

4th April 2013 was a special day for HCPT Group 101 as we celebrated the birthdays of Megan and group leader Phil. Phil also sang a solo at the HCPT trust mass that day (the trust mass was organised by the Yorkshire region). Here is Phil's song 'We Are The Hands Of The Lord', after which the theme for the HCPT 2013 liturgies was named.

16 April 2013

The sights and sounds of 101 in Lourdes

St Bernadette's Feast Day

Today we celebrate the feast day of St Bernadette. Bernadette died on 16th April 1879 aged just 35.

15 April 2013

Fundraising begins for 2014

Just a week after our return from Lourdes, Group 101 have already began fundraising for next years pilgrimage. Last Saturday night, over £200 was raised at a bandeoke and shared table evening at St Paul's church hall. There was a brilliant atmosphere, lots of great food and everyone had a fantastic time. Thanks to everyone who attended and special thanks to Eleanor Godward for organising the event.

Here are some photos from the evening: