Lourdes volunteers and representatives from parishes gathered last Thursday night for the launch of the Cork and Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024.
This year's pilgrimage will take place from Friday 20th to Wednesday 25th September.
Joseph Twomey was the MC for the night. Fr Marius O'Reilly opened the evening with an introduction to Lourdes, and Sheila Kelleher gave a recount of last's year's pilgrimage.
A panel discussion followed, with Angela Jaison (young adult helper), Caroline McSweeney (nurse) and Elizabeth Murphy (school helper), who each gave their testimonies on their experience in Lourdes.
Bishop Fintan thanked all those who volunteered last year and he encouraged everyone to spread the word and invite friends, family and fellow parishioners to this year's pilgrimage.
If you'd like to join the Diocesan Pilgrimage as a helper this year, please
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