A Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2021.

Sunday, 30 May - Friday, 4 June

Last year many joined us on a ‘virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes.’ 

We plan to provide the same in 2021 with daily Masses, torchlight processions and virtual tours of the key sites in and around Lourdes.

All enquiries to the pilgrimage office: [email protected]

Although we cannot travel to Lourdes in person this year, we are arranging an online programme of events #Lourdes2Brum. This will be updated as the programme develops. When uploaded, according to the programme, the videos and liturgy can be accessed via the Lourdes Daily page.

Programme and service sheet download

Sunday 30 May: Trinity Sunday

3pm: Live streamed Opening Mass from St Chad’s Cathedral with Bishop Stephen Wright and music led by Jo Boyce and Andrew Moss.

This will be the first of a series of Masses, which will be broadcast from places of worship around the Archdiocese.

8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Glorious)

Monday 31 May: The Visitation

10am: The Feast of Visitation Mass will be broadcast from Hednesford (the destination of the Archdiocese’ own annual pilgrimage to the Marian shrine) with Archbishop Bernard Longley.

12noon: Virtual Tour Reflection Parish Church

5pm: Service of Healing with Fr Philip Griffin, Our Lady & All Saints, Stourbridge

8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Joyful).

Tuesday 1 June

9.30am: Mass with Bishop David Evans from St Chad's Cathedral

12noon: Virtual Tour Reflection Bartres

5pm: Stations of the Cross. Deacon Trevor Smith, Aston Hall

8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Sorrowful). 

Wednesday 2 June

A youth-focussed day including a Children’s Mass from Cannock and a Youth Worship Night, organised by the Kenelm Youth Trust (KYT).

10am: Children’s Mass from Cannock with Fr Peter Weatherby

12noon: Virtual Tour Reflection Boly Mill

5pm: Virtual Blessed Sacrament Procession. Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood. Canon Sean Grady and Deacon Tim Anthony.

8pm: Youth Worship Night (Kenelm Youth Trust)

In association with this, the KYT has launched a challenge – encouraging the youth and schools to take part in a virtual sponsored walk to Lourdes. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Diocesan Pilgrimage Sick Fund.

Thursday 3 June

10am: Mass with Fr Dominic Kavanagh. St Augustine's, Solihull

12noon: Virtual Tour Reflection Cachot

5pm: Reconciliation Service. Canon Michael Leadbeater

8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Luminous). 

Friday 4 June

10am: The pilgrimage will draw to an end with a Closing Mass led by Bishop David McGough – Chairman of the Lourdes Pilgrimage Executive Committee.

12noon: Virtual farewell to the Grotto with the lighting of candles.

Prayers:

Prayer of consecration to Mary 

I Choose You Today, Mary, in the presence of the angels and saints of heaven, for my Mother and Queen.

I consecrate to you, in obedience and love, all that I am, all that I have, and all the good that I may do, putting myself and all that belongs to me entirely at your service, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls

Act of Trust in Mary (Family of Our Lady of Lourdes)

Blessed be God, our Father
for having created Mary so beautiful
and for having given her to us as Mother
at the foot of the Cross of Jesus.
Blessed are You for having called us,
like Bernadette,
to see Mary in Your light
and to drink from the wellspring of Your Heart.
Mary, you know the misery and the sin of our lives and the life of the world.
We want to trust ourselves to You today,
totally and without reserve.
From you we will be reborn each day
by the power of the Spirit.
We will live the life of Jesus as little servants of our brothers.
Teach us, Mary,
to bear the life of the Lord.
Teach us the “yes” of your heart.

Hail Mary (Ave Maria) 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Salve Regina

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.