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Practical Preparation - Additional Session for Helpers who missed the Practical Preparation  Day on 4 June
Practical Preparation - Additional Session for Helpers who missed the Practical Preparation  Day on 4 June

It is crucial that all helpers are prepared for the work that will be undertaken in Lourdes.  The preparation is primarily designed to ensure that our assisted pilgrims are well-cared for and safe.  In addition, it is also important to protect helpers, and the wider Church.  For this reason, we have arranged an additional preparation session.


Sunday 2nd July.  Start time is either 10.00 or 11.15 (please see the letter we sent you for details).  It will finish in time for the Welcome Mass.  Please bring a packed lunch.


Church policy states that unless you attend this additional session then you will be unable to work as a helper on the 2017 Pilgrimage, unless you have undertaken suitable alternative training (e.g. a nurse who has undertaken mandatory manual handling and infection control training in the course of their job).


Applications for Financial Assistance stipulate a range of conditions - including attendance at the Practical Preparation Day.  For this year only, any helpers who have applied for Financial Assistance but did not attend the Preparation Day, will still have their request honoured as long as they attend this additional session, and they meet all the other criteria.


Please confirm your attendance below: