PILGRIMAGES are the order of the week for several bishops. Cardinal Basil Hume and Bishop James O'Brien, auxiliary in Westminster, depart on Saturday for a week in Lourdes with Westminter's young adults, while Bishop Alan Clark of East Anglia will lead the Radio Norfolk pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Monday. Bishop Daniel Mullins of Menevia will spend Sunday on the annual pilgrimage of the Legion of Mary to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper in Cardigan at 3 pm, and Bishop Howard Tripp, auxiliary in Southwark departs on Thursday for a five day pilgrimage to the north of Ireland.
Earlier in the week on Sunday, Bishop Tripp will join Archbishop Michael Bowen of Southwark at his cathedral at 4pm for a Mass and reception for Ghanaians. Bishop Sarpong of Kumasi in Ghana will concelebrate. On the same day Cardinal Hume will say Mass with the Filipino community at 2pm in Westminster Cathedral. Bishop Mullins on Friday will consecrate a new altar at Swansea Cathedral at 7.30pm.
Anniversaries are in the air with Bishop John Crowley, auxiliary in Westminster attending Mass and a Caribbean celebration for the silver jubilee of Sr Monica at St Thomas', Fulham, at 6pm. Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford on Sunday will mark 25 years of the parish of St Joseph in Irlam at 3pm, while on Monday Bishop James McGuinness of Nottingham will say an anniversary Mass at St Mary's School, Grantham at 10.30am. Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood will concelebrate the golden anniversary of La Salette parish, Rainham on Saturday at 1 I am, and Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool will be marking 50 years at St Francei de Sales in Liverpool at 7.30pm.
Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville of Birmingham will lay and bless the foundation stone at Cradley Heath on Thursday at 7.30pm.