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.

Download the Lourdes booklet for liturgies and more:

Lourdes Liturgy booklet 2022


Watching live

Processions and Grotto can all be watched live on Lourdes TV. Please note that the timings below are French time and are one hour ahead. We will attempt to live stream the other Masses on Facebook Live. Please follow the Birmingham Archdiocese Facebook Page to view these.

Saturday 28 May

16:00 - 17:00 at Notre-Dame Chapel - Mass

Sunday 29 May

08:00 - 18:00 at Mgr Schoepfer - Discussion Groups

15:00 - 16:00 at Ste Bern. Grotto side - Opening Mass. Watch again on Facebook Live

Monday 30 May

08:00 - 18:00 at Mgr Schoepfer - Discussion Groups

10:00 - 11:00 at Grotto - Concelebrated Mass at the Grotto WATCH LIVE with Lourdes TV

11:00 - 11:30 at Grotto - Passage through the Grotto

14:00 - 15:00 at Rosary Basilica - Holy Hour

21:00 - 22:00 at Esplanade - Torchlight Procession - lead by Archdiocese of Birmingham. WATCH LIVE with Lourdes TV

Tuesday 31 May

08:00 - 18:00 at Mgr Schoepfer - Discussion Groups

10:30 - 11:30 at Ste Bern. Carmel side - Mass

13:30 - 13:45 at Che. Croix Esp. - Way of the Cross (high)

13:30 - 14:30 at Way of the cross (lower) - Way of the Cross (low)

15:00 - The Baths

17:00 - 18:00 at St Pie X Main Altar - Blessed Sacrament Procession

21:00 - 22:00 at Esplanade - Torchlight Procession

Wednesday 1 June

08:00 - 18:00 at Mgr Choquet - Discussion Groups

08:30 - 09:00 at St Pie X Main Altar - Participation in the procession of the offerings

09:30 - 11:00 at St Pie X Main Altar - International Mass

20:00 - 21:30 at St Kolbe Chapel - Vigil of Prayer

Thursday 2 June

08:00 - 18:00 at Mgr Choquet - Discussion Groups

09:30 - 10:30 at Ste Bern. Carmel side - Penitential celebration

15:00 - 16:00 at Ste Bern. Carmel side - Closing Ceremony

17:00 - 18:00 at St Pie X Main Altar - Blessed Sacrament Procession

21:00 - 22:00 at Esplanade - Torchlight Procession

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.