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:

14 April 2013

Group 101 reunion

The Group 101 reunion will take place on Sunday 16th June. We will meet at 9am and celebrate a wonderful mass. This will then be followed by pie and peas for lunch. For further details, please contact Phil and Margaret.

ICN article about HCPT pilgrimage

07 April 2013

We're home!

Group 101 helpers and children are all home safe after a fantastic week in Lourdes! Thanks to everyone who was there, and to everyone who helped to get us there. What a week!

04 April 2013

The week keeps getting better and better!

Our week together in Lourdes is continuing to give us laughter, fun and some very special moments. We have been incredibly blessed to have Bishop John, the Trust's president, in our group and his healing service on Wednesday was a very moving part of the week.

We have also been very proud to hear 101 group leader Phil playing a song he composed himself at the HCPT torchlight procession. Another highlight has been meeting Brother Michael Strode, without whom not a single HCPT helper or child would be in Lourdes this week.

Group 101 meeting Brother Michael Strode - a very special moment
Thursday is another special day as we celebrate Phil's and Megan's birthdays. We also celebrate the Yorkshire Region Trust Mass and several members of Group 101 will play important roles during the service.

Don't forget to watch the Trust Mass at 9am UK time today! Just click here!

More photos of Lourdes 2013

01 April 2013

We're having a fantastic week!

Group 101 have been in Lourdes for 48 hours now and we're all having a fantastic time, with lots of fun and singing and dancing. The children are all enjoying themselves, learning new songs and making new friends.

The weather has been mixed with some rain, but we had a lovely sunny day yesterday. We're now getting our flat caps ready for the Yorkshire region mass this afternoon!

Here are some photos from the pilgrimage so far, with more to follow soon.