Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022.

Saturday 28 May - Friday 3 June

We are delighted that the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is returning in person this year, on what will be our 80th pilgrimage.

You can see photos and other daily updates under the Lourdes Daily box below, and can join us virtually at the Grotto Mass on Monday 30th May, live streamed by Lourdes TV (link in Lourdes Schedule).

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Blessing of Hands Mass Sunday 22 May

The Blessing of Hands Mass for the Lourdes pilgrimage takes place at St Chad's Cathedral on Sunday 22 May at 2pm. You can watch the live stream on the Cathedral website.

Mass Booklet

Cathedral website

New Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes to be ordained on May 29

The Diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes has been appointed a new bishop. Meet Mgr. Jean-Marc Micas.

Mgr. Micas was born in 1963. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 in the diocese of Toulouse and is currently Provincial of the Company of St Sulpice. Mgr. Micas has served as diocesan chaplain of the Eucharistic Youth Movement, as well as being in charge of diocesan vocations.

He will be ordained bishop on Sunday, 29th May 2022 in the Underground Basilica of St. Pius X in the Sanctuary of Lourdes, and will take up his seat at the cathedral of Tarbes the following day. May Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette guide and protect you, Mgr. Micas.

The Sanctuary of Lourdes is suggesting as a pastoral theme the words that Mary, the Mother of God, entrusted to Bernadette Soubirous on 2nd March 1858: “Go tell the priests to build a chapel here and that people should come in procession.”

Lourdes Sanctuary Pastoral Theme (pdf)