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Celebrate Easter with the colours of the HCPT pilgrimage

From 30th March to 7th April, the joyful HCPT pilgrimage (Handicapped Children Pilgrimage Trust, an English-speaking association supporting sick or disabled children on pilgrimage), recognisable by its caps and hats decorated with all sorts of accessories, will be spreading its cheer through the streets of Lourdes and in the Sanctuary.

At Easter, hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children will fly to Lourdes for a week that will change their lives. Every Easter, 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children and young people enjoy a life changing pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the south of France. They are supported by volunteer helpers, nurses and priests.
HCPT will be celebrating the great mass of Easter week, the “Trust Mass”, on Thursday 4th April at 10 a.m. (French time), broadcast live for all those who cannot be there in person. Other events during the week will also be broadcast live:

Mass on Easter Sunday at 4.30 p.m. at St Bernadette’s Church
Welcome Mass on Easter Monday at 4.30 p.m. at St Bernadette’s Church
Tuesday, 2th April Mass at 10 a.m.at St Bernadette’s Church and Torchlight procession 9 p.m.
Thursday, 4th April Trust Mass 10 a.m. Basilica of St Pius X
We wish all these children, who bring life and colour to Lourdes at the start of the pilgrimage season, a wonderful and blessed pilgrimage!

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