Lourdes Pilgrimage 2024

Press the play button on the top right of the image above to watch breathtaking drone footage of the Sanctuary at Lourdes. Courtesy of Drone Presta. 

Monday 27 May to Saturday 1 June 2024


The annual Diocesan pilgrimage will be returning to Lourdes under the leadership of His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Evans.

Please pray for all those considering joining this year’s pilgrimage to Lourdes, as they will be praying for you.

You can view photos and other coverage from the 2023 pilgrimage under the Lourdes Daily box below.

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Join the Music Ministry in Lourdes

Whether you enjoy singing or plan to bring an instrument, The Lourdes Music Ministry Team would love you to join them on pilgrimage this year. No prior experience needed, and commit to whatever you feel you can do. 

To receive a full list of sheet music contact Jobe Sullivan at [email protected]

Everyone is welcome to join the Choir or Music Group. Please attend each venue at least 20 minutes beforehand to rehearse.  

Musiscians are encouraged to bring their instruments.

'Why Lourdes?'

In a series of six short videos pilgrims share their experiences of why they made the journey to Lourdes, as we look ahead to this year's Diocesan Pilgrimage.

From school students to carers, nurses and doctors, all of our volunteers play a crucial role in delivering a successful pilgrimage. Could you be one this year? Scroll down to find the videos.

Download the full pilgrimage booklet with liturgy and programme information:

Lourdes Pilgrimage Booklet 2024

Monday May 27 - St Augustine of Canterbury

5pm Mass - Rosary Basilica
8.30pm Open Mic Youth Night - Hotel Riviera Sol

Tuesday May 28 -Our Lady Queen of Peace

10am Opening Mass - St Bernadette Carmel Side
High Stations
2.30pm Reconciliation - Rosary Basilica
4pm Anglican Eucharist - St Patrick’s Chapel
9pm Torchlight Procession

Wednesday May 29    

9.30am International Mass - St Pius X Basilica Main Altar
Trips/Free Afternoon    
7pm Youth Vigil - St Bernadette Grotto Side

Thursday May 30 ‐ St Bernadette

9.30am Hospitalité Mass - St Bernadette Grotto Side
2pm Vocations Event - Accueil Dining Room
4.30pm Holy Hour & Anointing - Rosary Basilica

Friday May 31  - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10am Closing & Grotto Mass - Grotto
2pm Baths    
3pm Evening Prayer & Procession - Rosary Basilica
5pm Blessed Sacrament Procession

WATCH! You can always join Masses on Lourdes TV:

Watch Lourdes TV


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.