For the Year of Mercy, we are hosting a large pilgrimage from Down and Connor to the Shrine Venerable Matt Talbot, whose remains are kept in our Church 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. We thought that in this Jubilee Year of Mercy it would be a good pastoral initiative to open it up to other groups and parishes.

Matt has a strong message for all, especially the young people of our time. Our Church also hosts a Holy Door for the Year of Mercy, which is an invitation to all to cross the threshold of mercy. May we take the opportunity to, like Matt Talbot, discover a merciful path back to the house of the Father.

So we invite your Parish to also make a pilgrimage on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016. The Holy rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be recited at Noon, followed by the Holy Eucharist at 12.30pm. Supervised parking is available.

Thank you for your support in promoting the cause of Matt Talbot. May the good Lord continue to bless you in your work and ministry.

Fr Richard Ebejer S.D.B.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church