Monday – Grotto Mass

The Grotto is a central focus of Lourdes. It commemorates the place where Our Blessed Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous and called her to pray and she said: Go and tell the priests to build a chapel here and that people should come in procession. Fulfilling the desire expressed by Our Lady to Bernadette, we have come in prayer to this Holy Place so associated with prayer and healing.

By custom, we gather here for this Mass with other English speaking pilgrims who are in Lourdes at this time.

Watch again:

Grotto Mass - Homily, Bishop Stephen Wright

Homily Grotto Mass 2022

Grotto Mass and Diocesan Picture - Photo Gallery

Monday – Holy Hour and Anointing of the Sick

This special liturgy takes place in the Rosary Basilica, at the heart of the domain area of the Lourdes shrine. We adore Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament and we witness the healing power of Christ in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for those among us who seek the Lord’s presence at a time of illness or enduring sickness.

As this year we focus on the instruction ‘Go and tell the priests’, our Holy Hour will concentrate on the ministry of priests especially in respect of the sacraments of healing. We pray for our priests and we recognise their anointing for service at Ordination and their privilege to be agents of God’s healing through the Sacrament of the Sick.

In moments of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, we enter into the timelessness and beauty of God’s presence to ask for assistance for our earthly pilgrim journey.

Holy Hour and Anointing of the Sick - Homily, Fr Chris Yule

Anointing Liturgy - Homily

Photo Gallery - Holy Hour

Photo Gallery - Marian Procession