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Pilgrimages, Retreats, outside Events and Visits

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some older information with links is left here for reference - Pilgrim's Prayer

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2017 summary / 2018 below / e-mail / contact parish office

Walsingham: updated icon Annual Cornish pilgrimage to Walsingham. 1- 7 October 2017
£50 deposit (non returnable). Book with Christine in the parish office. money can be paid weekly in instalments. (Cheques payable to Walsingham pilgrimage.) Cost £ tbc, standard charge, en-suite £ tbc. The cost covers travel, including outings, bed and breakfast, a light lunch and evening meal, with a packed lunch for the homeward journey.

2016 was a special year, not only the Year of Mercy, but the shrine was raised to a 'Minor Basilica'. They have great plans for rebuilding, to create an infrastructure that will serve the 21st century pilgrims, so do come and pray in this holy place.

Walsingham (known as England’s Nazareth) is the oldest Marian Shrine outside the Holy Land and has been a place of pilgrimage since 1061. [2011 note: 950 years since the vision of our Lady to the Lady Richeldis to build a replica of the holy house in Nazareth.]

updated icon A few places only left for Medjugorje, 13th May 2017 Fly from Bristol. 7 nights (14 option). Spiritual director: Fr. Colin Groombridge. £619 7nts; 14 nts +£ 217 sharing. Single room 7nts +£ 140; 14nts +£ 240. ATOL bonded.  £150 deposit. Parish office has booking forms. contact - poster - website with other useful links.

W sobotę, 13 maja 2017, rozpoczynamy pielgrzymkę do Medziugorie. Wylatujemy samolotami z Bristolu i Manchesteru. Przedpłata to 150 funtów płatne w dniu rezerwacji, a pozostała część kosztów w grudniu. Koszt pierwszego tygodnia to 499 funtów. Jeśli chcą Państwo zostać na drugi tydzień, kosztuje on jedynie dodatkowe 217 funtów. Zakwaterowanie w pokojach 2 i 3 osobowych. Można zarezerwować pokoje jednoosobowe za dodatkową opłatą.

website with other useful links | Shrine website | latest messages to visionaries | also see Medjugorje page scroll down for links.  
NB: Petitions can be sent by e-mail to Medjugorje at anytime. 
Donations to support aid work by Sr. Muriel's mission (St. Joseph the Worker) gratefully received.

Good Friday 'Walk of Witness' with Churches Together In Penzance Area - see our newsletter nearer the time

United Pentecost Sunday Service at Gwennap Pit - hymns from 2.30pm, service 3pm, every year > Churches Together In Cornwall 

Lourdes with the Diocese, led by Bishop Mark 28th May-3rd June, flying from Exeter. £705, fully inclusive. See posters. There are booking forms in the parish office | visit Diocesan website

Plymouth Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage takes place at the same time.

Rome: A small pilgrimage is being arranged from Callington to venerate the relics of St Pio (Padre Pio) in Rome from 5 – 9 Feb, flying from London £400 approx. The office has details if anyone wants more information.

Diocese of Plymouth CATECHETICAL CAMPS see: www.pdsummercamps.org.uk (No child is ever refused a place on camps because of financial constraints, so please speak to Fr. P should you require assistance).

Landevennec in Brittany: The 2017 group is already fully subscribed. Ecumenical Retreat and Pilgrimage at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Guenole. Links & information are left for reference. Situated on the river Aulne. Organised by Churches Together In Cornwall.  coach (or share cars), travelling by Brittany Ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff and onto Landevennec (48 miles).
downloads: Retreat Information and Contact Form (2015 for reference only)

2018 Camino and Santiago de Compostella: Sunday 6 – 17 May, with Fr Philip Austen (Exmouth) and Bishop Mark (for part of the time) See poster for more details: coach from Exmouth or join them in Plymouth for ferry to Santander. More information from the Exmouth Parish Office at holyghost1@btconnect.com or 01395263384

older Pilgrimage information left for reference and links


HCPT military pilgrimage to Lourdes, - joining the International Military Pilgrimage. information, contact Richard Tipping on 01752 787697 email richard.tipping@blueyonder.co.uk [Joint services Hosanna House Group]

Plymouth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015
Bishop Mark will be leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage. Flying from Exeter and staying close to the Grotto in Hotel Chapelle et Parc. More information from the Pilgrimage Director Father Kieran Kirby 01803 294142. or details and booking via the Bishop’s Office: 01752 224414 - visit Diocesan website There is always a great need for carers/companions. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Pilgrimage Director.
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 2-10 February]


Left for info/links Some parishioners attend the New Dawn conference [Monday 4th August to Saturday 9th August 2014 -- 'Come and experience the power of the Holy Spirit!']  and the Youth 2000 conference, both held at Walsingham <:))))<><

'Our Lady of Glastonbury' - Glastonbury Abbey, 2016 update. left for info/links - Whilst visiting priests are hearing Confessions the Shrine's Healing Ministry may be offering private healing prayer for anyone who would like to receive it. Article link on Clifton Diocese website | Shrine Website | St. Louis Convent | Joseph of Arimathea and the legend of Glastonbury

'Cornwall Ecumenical Worship' has held many events attended by parishioners. Check their site for details of latest events

other retreat resources in our Diocese

The Retreat Higher Menadue, Nr. St Austell, run by Fr. David Mead 
Fowey Retreat - Peaceful relaxing holidays or Christian retreats and teaching in the beautiful harbour town of Fowey.
Find a South West Retreat website | Trelowarren ecumenical retreats (near Helston)
Epiphany House Ecumenical Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre in an historic building set in peaceful and extensive grounds on the outskirts of Truro

some expired information and links is left below for reference. A snapshot of what's (been) available

left for info/links Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes | Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes 2-10 February

left for info/links Feast of St Rita of Cascia, Sunday, ** May Mass 12 noon at Honiton.
See poster for more details|
left for info/links St. Cuthbert Mayne, Launceston Pilgrimage, Sunday ** May from 2.30pm 
See posters for more info. or click here on Launceston Parish website also for St. Cuthbert Mayne history |
left for info/links Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St Boniface in Crediton
see newsletters nearer the time and any posters in the churches
left for info Invocation at Oscott College, Birmingham. Young men and women 16-35 who are looking to deepen their relationship with the Lord and his will for their lives. More info from www.invocation.org.uk
left for info/links Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux in UK (2009)

'Cornwall Ecumenical Worship' has held many events attended by parishioners. Check their site for details of latest events


The 'Lost Shrine' to Our Lady in Cornwall at Ladye Park in Liskeard. Ladyepark is on private property and currently unavailable for pilgrimage ~ the most recent took place in June 2007. Updates will be noted here ~ for general info, see the website link above

A Pilgrim's Prayer
If some things do not happen as they are scheduled, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I should get tired and inclined to become short tempered, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If my meal in a foreign country may not be to my particular liking, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If any delays should occur and I should become anxious, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If some other pilgrim is making noise so that I cannot hear the guide,
Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist! when I ask that person to be a bit more quiet.
If someone takes a better seat or more choice place, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I find myself last in line or waiting, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If the person in front of me buys the last item which I really wanted, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If I should get a chance to help another person, who always seems to be annoying me, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
If someone is always the "last one on the bus" and I am always on time, Lord may I remember that I am a pilgrim not a Tourist!
But Lord especially let me remember that what I find objectionable in another is really what you oft times find objectionable in me.
And let me remember this and forgive the other, As you are continually forgiving me!"

"Keep yourself as a pilgrim and a stranger here in this world, as one to whom the world's business counts but little. Keep your heart free, and always lift it up to God." ~ Thomas a Kempis

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