Children’s Pilgrimage

Children's Pilgrimage 2024 - Mary's Song
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March 2024

Our Children's Pilgrimage is a special weekend for children aged 7 to 11.

It begins on the Friday evening with supper at 6.30pm and then our first Visit to the Holy House is at 8.15pm. After a packed weekend, it concludes on the Sunday with lunch at 12.30pm.

What to expect
  • Lively worship and great music
  • Daily Mass
  • Sprinkling from the well
  • Interactive prayer stations
  • Holy Mile Walk
  • Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Make new friends
  • A fun-packed afternoon of activities
  • Disco
In 2024 our theme was Mary's Song. We thought about what made her sing and why her song was one of pure joy. We worshipped together, drank hot chocolate together and made new friends (as well as greeting old ones). On Saturday, we could not walk the Holy Mile due to flooding, so we walked instead round the Shrine grounds ending up in the Shrine church. In the afternoon, we were visited by a petting farm and had the chance to make musical instruments and to let off steam with circus skills and didicars. In the evening, we danced at the disco and made a lot of noise!
On Sunday morning we celebrated Mass together, then had a beautiful time of shared quiet during Benediction ending with a Last Visit to the Holy House. A full roast dinner rounded off the weekend.
To view more photographs of the 2024 Children's Pilgrimage, click here.
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To get an idea of the Children's Pilgrimage you can have a look at the photographs from the 2023 event here.

In 2021 our Children's Pilgrimage was online due to the pandemic. You can view the content and the accompanying resources by clicking here