Thursday, 24 February 2011

Congratulations to...

....Andrew and Sarah Sparrow on the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Lily born this morning weighing 9lb 1oz.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sponsored Walk 2011

This year the CA Sponsored walk will be along the famous and ancient Thames Path in London. It will be taking place on 7 May 2011.

We've chosen this not just for it wonderful scenery but also because it's an accessible route for most walkers, easy to get to and easy to extend for the more adventurous!

Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your dog, but most important of all, raise some money for the CA to help us take sick, elderly or disabled people on a well deserved holiday and a rewarding pilgrimage to Lourdes.

All money raised goes towards the CA Hospitalite Sick Fund/Way Donnelly Fund, and to CA Trust to help nurses come with us.

Please sponsor us here: Or, if you would like to join us on this walk, please let us know by email to ( or by visiting our Facebook page:!/event.php?eid=110335642376182


John Kelly and Matt Betts

Monday, 14 February 2011

Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Ball

The Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Ball is to be held on Saturday 4th June 2011 to raise money for the Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Trust.

The Ball is being hosted by The Mellows Family at their home: Keepers Cottage, Wick Hill Lane
Finchampstead, Berkshire, RG40 3PY from 7.30pm.

Tickets £50 (under 25s £35)

Dress: Black Tie

To include:
  • Drinks on arrival, and a Fabulous Meal with Wine!

  • Piano playing by the sensational Dom Hartley!

  • Dancing

  • Licensed Bar

  • Auction with Fantastic Prizes

  • Tombola

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Contact Beverley Sillitoe at or by telephone: 01254 827043

All proceeds to go to the Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Trust to help provide funds for assisted pilgrims, current pupils and recent OS.

See our poster here.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of Prayer for the Sick. Please pray for all sick members of the CA Pilgrimage and the Hospitalité on this very special day for them.

Lourdes TV will be showing the following ceremonies LIVE on their website here:

10am - International Mass
5pm - Blessed Sacrament Procession
9pm - Torchlight

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Help the Pilgrimage

An appeal to all our Hospitalité members and others...

One of the important commitments we make as Hospitalité members is to help promote the Pilgrimage in our homes and parishes.

For our Pilgrimage in August 2011 (19 – 26 August), the CA Hospitalité is appealing for everyone to invite any friends, family members or fellow parishioners who might want to come to Lourdes as an assisted pilgrim, or as a volunteer helper in order to help provide the support that our assisted pilgrims need.

The CA Hospitalité Council have produced a promotional poster and letter, and we would be grateful if members could place it in their local parish church, local school/university, or wherever they think people would be interested. We would also be grateful if each member could add themselves as a local contact in the space provided, so that people can enquire further; or if you would rather not be the local contact, please add your Diocesan/Group Director as the contact (click here for list).

If people contact you about the CA Pilgrimage, lots of information can be found on the CA website FAQ pages, or if they contact you to come as:

Download the promotional poster here.

If you would like to help the Council further in their promotion, please contact us here.

Thank you for your help!

CA Hospitalité Council