The Annual National Pilgrimage to Carfin will return this year to its traditional date on the first Sunday in
September. The Pilgrimage Mass will take place at the Grotto at 3pm on Sunday 3rd September. I extend an
invitation to you to participate in the pilgrimage.
The Bishops have decided that we will pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine, at our Pilgrimage. Bishop
Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family in the UK will preach at the
Mass, and the Choir of the Ukrainian Catholic community in Scotland will participate in the Mass along
with the Motherwell Diocesan Choir. Bishop Hugh Gilbert, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of
Scotland will be main celebrant.