That time of year has come around again, when I disappear from the parish for two weeks, but most definitely not on a holiday. This is Prep Week for the National Youth Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, which begins in a week’s time. I cart a couple of computers, a few terabytes of hard disk, and some film equipment (known as the Geek Station) up to Northern Norfolk and somehow, we end up with a fabulous, wonderful, spiritual pilgrimage for a whole host of young people. Numbers are down this year, which I think can be put firmly down to Coughing Pig Death Swine Flu, but still more than 750 young people will be on the most important part of their (and if I have to be honest, my) year. The Ministry Team are a powerful group of young people, with Fr. Wealands, Fr Peter and Iain keeping them (and me) in order.
I left early this morning, thanks to the cover for Mass in the Parish provided by my colleague, and got here in time for lunch, set up and now a pause before the pub work starts.
Expect more photos and comments through this week and if you are tapped into Facebook, keep an eye on
where a lot of the fun will be recorded!