Monday, September 10, 2012

Walsingham: call for volunteers

This year's Pilgrimage to Walsingham was possible due to the great efforts of two, overlapping groups of people who were mainly in the background in all the photos I took: the people who planned the thing in advance, and the people who didn't walk with us but drove cars and vans, cooked, washed up, looked after those who dropped out and so on. With a total of over 70 people you need a very significant support team, people who are doing nothing else. If, as we expect, it continues to grow, this is going to become an even more important part of the pilgrimage next year.

So please let us know if you can help! We particularly need people for the catering team; a few first-aiders would also be much appreciated, and people with experience of driving minibuses. On the catering side experience of catering is a plus: cooking for 100 people is a very different experience from cooking for 10. But what is most important is a willingness to work in a team for the glory of God and for the benefit of our fellow Catholics, those zealous souls walking the pilgrimage. Without wishing to put people off, I would say that it is no sacrifice of one's opportunities for penance to work in the support side rather than walk the pilgrimage. It is a different, but entirely necessary, contribution to the great, corporate good work which the LMS Pilgrimage to Walsingham represents.

So get in touch with the LMS: email

To book as a pilgrim for next year, at this year's rates, go the LMS Website and take advantage of the Early Bird offer. The dates for 2013 will be the equivalent of this year's, i.e. the bank holiday weekend: Friday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2013.

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