St. Noel Volunteer Service Pilgrimage 2022

St. Noel Volunteer Service Pilgrimage 2022

Advance Team volunteers support every aspect of our Special Needs Pilgrimage by arriving before and departing after to lovingly attend to the needs of our special needs pilgrims throughout their stay in Lourdes.

October 7-17, 2022- 10 days/9 nights – New York JFK Departure – $3,099.00

Lourdes Sanctuary

Why come with us?

It is our blessing to join pilgrims on their journey to Lourdes and to pray with them in the Grotto. Celebrating 20 years in service to the sick this July, we continue to accompany volunteer service pilgrimages to support Our Lady’s pilgrims when journeying to the Grotto. Our pilgrimages are accompanied by Catholic priests and leaders faithful to the Church. It is our privilege to assist volunteers in preparation, in travel and on a transformative life-changing journey to the Grotto bringing healing not only to those they serve but for themselves for many  years to come. 

Pilgrimage Highlights

  • Daily Mass, Grotto Mass and International Mass
  • Candlelight Rosary and Eucharistic Processions
  • Opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Visit to the Piscines (Baths) – the Baths are open limited hours, but immersion into the tub is not available at this time. Families can enter together, remain clothed, and experience the “Gesture of Water” in guided prayer, similar to Bernadette during the 9th apparition with Lourdes Water poured over the hands for personal use.
  • Tours of the Sanctuary and town of Lourdes
  • Form life-long friendships as you grow in faith in service to Our Lady and her pilgrims.

What’s Included

Included

Flights

Round trip flights from New York JFK Airport through Paris- CDG Airport to Pau PUF.

Bus Transport

Private transport from Pau Airport to Lourdes

Accommodations

Lourdes: Shared or private-room hospital bed stay at Accueil Notre Dame.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Pilgrimage Chaplain

Catholic priest(s) will accompany the pilgrimage; Mass daily, available for spiritual direction, Sacramental Confession, and Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

Leader(s)

Experienced Pilgrimage Leaders to guide travel and scheduled activities. 

Not Included

Travel from your home city to New York JFK Airport

Mandatory Travel Guard trip insurance

Payments, Cancellations and Terms

$1,000 deposit due at initial booking.

90 days before departure – July 9 – final payment is due. 

$500 Cancellation fee through July 9.

All payments are non-refundable after July 9.

Read full Terms and Conditions.

Experience Our Lady’s Love in Lourdes

We ask our Advance Team Volunteers to serve when and where as needed! Assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the pilgrimage. 

Transportation Service

Hands-on support with wheelchair service and other transportation needs for all outings. 

 

Housekeeping Service

It is the privilege of our housekeeping team to set the overall tone on the pilgrimage by providing a family friendly, loving, clean and tidy environment for our pilgrims.

Hospitality & Dining Room Service

This team of volunteers welcomes the arrival of our pilgrims and works on all special details to make our accommodations and mealtimes as inviting and comfortable as possible.

Accommodations and Flight Information 

Pilgrimage Accommodations

 

Our pilgrimage family stays at a unique handicapped accessible, hospital-bed facility overlooking the Grotto called the Accueil Notre-Dame. Named “Accueil,” the French word for “welcome,” this facility is located within the Sanctuary, just a short walk from the Grotto.

The Accueil offers accommodations within the Sanctuary grounds with access to the medical equipment needed to make pilgrimage comfortable, including: oxygen, wheelchairs, shower chairs, Hoyer lifts, bedside commodes, hospital beds with optional gel mattresses and more.

Family-style meals are served in our dining room three times a day.  Special medical dietary needs can be accommodated and supplemented.

     

 7 October 2022 – Outbound Flight Itinerary

Depart: 7:30 PM Air France Flight #007 New York JFK Airport Terminal 1

Arrive: 9:10 AM Paris-CDG Airport Terminal 2E (October 8)

6 hour 50 minute transfer time from Terminal 2E to Terminal 2G

Depart: 4:00 PM Air France Flight # 7534 Paris CDG Airport Terminal 2G

Arrive: 5:30 PM Pau-PUF Airport

17 October 2022 – Return Flight Itinerary

Depart: 6:30 AM Air France Flight # 7533 Pau PUF Airport

Arrive: 8:00 AM Paris – CDG Airport Terminal 2G

3 hour 20 minute transfer time from Terminal 2G to Terminal 2E

Depart: 11:20 AM Air France # 014 Paris-CDG Airport Terminal 2E

Arrive: 1:50 PM New York-JFK Airport Terminal 1

Delta Airlines and Air France are Sky Team partners. It is highly recommended ALL connecting travel to JFK be on Delta Airlines flights. IF YOU CHOOSE another carrier and do not arrive to JFK on time for your group flight, Air France will not be obligated to assist you to another flight to Paris.

Please allow at least 3 HOURS OR MORE to arrive in JFK prior to international departure.

Please allow at least 3 HOURS OR MORE to depart for your connecting flight home upon return.

Please submit your connecting travel information as soon as you purchase by email to Courtney@lourdesvolunteers.org or by mail. 

 

We suggest you join Delta SkyMiles frequent flier program earning miles. Sign up through Delta Airlines. Only a SkyMiles number can be provided to the group desk before travel. You earn miles on fares based on a percentage of the distance flown on your flight. The percentage is determined by the fare of your ticket. Other Sky Team frequent flier numbers must be presented at check-in. Please provide your SkyMiles number to our office when completing the application. 

Daily Itinerary available closer to departure.  

 

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