Parish Pilgrimage to Poland

Would those people who would like to come on our parish pilgrimage to Poland please ensure that they have booked with Pax Travel by 24th February 2017.  Please remember that you will also need to send your deposit with your booking.

No other Polish city comes close to matching Krakow for its sheer wealth of religious, architectural and artistic treasures. We will visit Krakow between Thursday 1st and Tuesday 6th June 2017. Our tour will include a visit to Wadowice the birth place of Pope John Paul, Krakow Cathedral where Pope John Paul presided as Archbishop before his election to the papacy. We will see Wawel Castle, the seat of Polish Royalty for over 500 years and we will stroll through the winding streets of Krakow’s Old Town, with its soaring Gothic churches and medieval town square – the largest in Europe. We intend to go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we can wander through labyrinthine tunnels and marvel at an ornamented underground temple built entirely of salt. We will visit Auschwitz, scene of so much suffering and persecution. We will also make our way to Our Lady’s shrine at Czestochowa, home of the monastery of Jasna Gora where the famous image of the Black Madonna is kept. Our pilgrimage will cost £799 for a half board stay at the centrally located Hotel Classic and all our guided trips. Pax Travel will organise the pilgrimage. Expressions of interest should be sent to Fr. Shaun, you can do this by email harrownorth@rcdow.org.uk. This does not commit you to the pilgrimage but indicates that you might like to come. If you signed the sheet asking for more information, please collect the envelope with your name on it, which is on the table in the porch.  This contains all the information that you need plus a booking form.