Volunteers and Supporters Enjoy Annual Holy Island Pilgrimage

More than 100 CAFOD supporters and volunteers came together for the annual Holy Island pilgrimage on Saturday July 1.

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Pilgrims crossing the causeway at Holy Island

Plenty of the pilgrims walked around three miles across the causeway in support of the Power to Be campaign.

 A Mass of Thanksgiving was then held in the Priory Church, celebrated by Father Chris Hughes and Father Jim O’Keefe.

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The annual Holy Island pilgrimage was a success

CAFOD representative in Hexham and Newcastle, David Cross, said: “As always, everybody who attended had a fantastic time and the good weather made crossing the causeway much more enjoyable.

 “We would like to say a big thank you to Father Chris Hughes and Father Jim O’Keefe for saying Mass, as well as all our volunteers who gave up their time to help make it a great pilgrimage.

 “At the Mass of Thanksgiving, there was standing room only. This shows what a well-supported event this was.

 “In this current Speak Up Week of Action to tackle climate change, CAFOD’s Power to Be campaign is more relevant than ever.”

 CAFOD’s Power To Be campaign launched in June and is focused on increasing access to energy for the world’s poorest people. Currently, one in six people live without electricity.

 For more information on our Power to Be campaign, visit our website.

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