September 22, 2022

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Welcome The Dublin Diocese undertakes two pilgrimages to Lourdes each year. The pilgrimage in September is one of the biggest events in the Diocesan calendar and is lead by the Archbishop. Approximately 2,000 pilgrims travel to Lourdes from all over the Diocese. Of these, 180 are sick pilgrims staying at […]
September 22, 2022

History

In 1866 the Lourdes Ecclesiastical Authority declared that Our Blessed Lady had appeared to St. Bernadette at the Grotto in 1858.  From this date until the end of the century, there are no records of any group from Dublin travelling to the Shrine, although clergy and laity of the Diocese […]
September 22, 2022

Leadership

The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is planned and organised by the DDPL Committee and the Helpers Council. The DDPL Committee meet frequently throughout the year and travel to Lourdes in February to meet with the representatives from the Accueil and the Sanctuary. The Committee is comprised of delegates from […]
September 22, 2022

Pilgrimages

Children’s Easter Pilgrimage The DDCPL takes a group of children with special needs on a six-day pilgrimage to Lourdes every year at Easter. The children are cared for by volunteers chosen and trained for the purpose, who get to know the children before they travel and meet them again at […]
September 22, 2022

2022 Pilgrimage

“Go and tell the priests… to build a chapel here… and that people should come in procession”   Programme of Ceremonies Wednesday 7th September 17:30 Mass of Welcome St Bernadette’s Church – Grotto Side Thursday 8th September 08:30 Opening Mass at the Grotto 09:30 Pilgrimage Photo At the steps outside […]
September 22, 2022

Contact

Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes The Presbytery 51 Home Farm Road Dublin 9 D09 W5W4 Tel: 01-8376820/8087555 Lourdes Office: Lourdes.Office@dublindiocese.ie Helpers Council: helperscouncil@dublindiocese.ie
September 22, 2022

Helper Registration

Volunteer Helper – Are you interested in volunteering? The pilgrimage would not be possible except for the wonderful helpers who give their time and dedication to the pilgrimage. The volunteers are collectively known as the Dublin Hospitalité and comprise of the following: Handmaids – the name given to female volunteers; […]