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Celebrate Easter with the colours of the HCPT pilgrimage

From 8th to 16th 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. This will be the largest HCPT Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes the since the Covid-19 pandemic.
HCPT will be celebrating the great mass of Easter week, the “Trust Mass”, on Thursday 13th 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 5 p.m. at St Bernadette’s Church
Welcome Mass on Easter Monday at 4 p.m. at St Bernadette’s Church
Tuesday, 11th April Torchlight procession 9 p.m.
Thursday, 13th April Trust Mass 10 a.m. St Bernadette’s Church
Thursday 13th April Blessed Sacrament Procession at 5 p.m.
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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