Information Book For Helpers
Programme for the Week in Lourdes
We encourage helpers to participate fully in the Pilgrimage programme. Below is a example of a full weeks programme. Please note that the actual programme for your Pilgrimage is likely to be different. This is really just to give you an idea of what to expect.
Arrival and Mass
Optional Guided Tour Photo Opening Mass
Marian (Torchlight) Procession
Mass at the Grotto followed by visit to St Margaret’s Statue
Way of the Cross
Mass followed by Passage a la Grotte
Sing-song in the wards
Games in Saint Frai
As well as being a spiritual experience, Lourdes also helps people to form social bonds through sing-songs, social chat, a picnic, and parties. Many helpers will socialise in the evening in one of the cafes and bars.