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Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

Young Adults Residential Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage - Supporting Entrepreneurs for Life

Start date

12 July 2024

End date

14 July 2024

Address

Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5UH

Over the weekend of 12-14 July CAFOD is running a residential pilgrimage for young adults aged 18-40 in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

What will we be doing?

Arriving on the Friday evening, having time for fellowship and engaging in worship, we will then set off on pilgrimage on the Saturday morning, taking the scenic 13.5-mile route from the picturesque village of Olney to Bedford via Turvey monastery.

In the evening, we will head back for dinner, reflection and time to socialise together. On the Sunday we will be having a CAFOD workshop, helping you to explore and engage with CAFOD's heart, mission and values. This will be followed by Sunday mass and lunch.

The cost for joining the pilgrimage is £100 per person. This includes your meals, accommodation and coach travel to and from the pilgrimage.

Pilgrimage information

The route will start at Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence in Olney with morning mass and then head to The Church of the Holy Child in Bedford, going via the Church of St Peter & St Paul (Olney) and the monastery in Turvey.

Download a map of the route

Stage 1: Coach to Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence and arrive in time for 10am mass

Stage 2: Leave Our Lady, Help of Christians & St Lawrence and walk to St Peter & St Paul, Olney (0.6 miles)

Stage 3: Leave St Peter & St Paul and walk to Turvey Monastery – Lunch in the grounds of Turvey Monastery (4.0 miles)

Stage 4: Leave Turvey Monastery and walk to Stevington Village (3.5 miles)

Stage 5: Set off for the Church of the Holy Child, Bedford (5 miles)

Approx 5.15pm: Arrive at the Church of the Holy Child, Bedford

Please note that if you need to exit the pilgrimage walk at any point there will be the option to be picked up and taken to the end point or returned to the Frontier Centre.

The cost of the residential is a heavily subsidised £100 per person. This includes your meals, accommodation and coach travel to and from the pilgrimage.

In addition, all participants will be asked to help us fundraise towards our 'Entrepreneurs for Life' project.

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Our fundraising project - Entrepreneurs for Life

We are encouraging all our participants to help us fundraise for our Entrepreneurs for Life Project in Mozambique.

Mozambique holds one of the lowest human development indexes in the world, ranking 180 out of 189 countries and territories, placing it below countries affected by armed conflict, such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many young people struggle due to a lack of hope for a favourable future and, for most of them, there are no opportunities to build a dignified life.

This project is dear to us as it speaks directly to Jeremiah 29:11, 'I know the plans I have for you says the Lord to give you a future and a hope'. By supporting it you can help us stand side by side with young people to improve employability and entrepreneurship conditions for them, promoting income and job generation and creating spaces for the development of entrepreneurial ideas. In short, this project offers young adults a hope and a future.

I know the plans I have for you says the Lord to give you a future and a hope

Jeremiah 29:11