Welcome

Paul Hendricks

Welcome to the brand new website of the Catholic Association (CA), which was launched in 2017. The original website was created in 2000 and needed an overhaul after many years of doing a good job. Over the next few weeks, pages will be added to our new website, so please keep an eye out on that.

As the Chairman of the Catholic Association, I am proud that we have been of service to the Church for over a hundred years. Today the CA and its Hospitalité organise an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Lourdes, incorporating the dioceses of Clifton, East Anglia, Northampton, Portsmouth, Southwark, with the British Province of the Carmelites, Stonyhurst College and the Glanfield Children’s Group.

We hope that this website will be helpful to you, not only in providing information about Lourdes and practical details about our pilgrimage, but also in supporting you during your own life-pilgrimage to encounter the face of the living God.

If you would like to volunteer as a helper, or come as an assisted pilgrim on our next Pilgrimage, please visit our special page Pilgrimage 2017 here. Information about our Pilgrimage and the history of Lourdes and how it all started back in 1858 can be found on these pages.

+ Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark

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