A special service was held at St Chad’s Cathedral on Sunday 22 May to celebrate the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

People representing the various groups which are travelling to Lourdes attend the Blessing of Hands event to have their hands blessed for whatever ministry they may be involved in.

The annual Diocesan pilgrimage is returning to Lourdes for the first time in two years led by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley.

The pilgrimage will leave on Saturday 28 May and return on Friday 2 June. Its theme this year is ‘Go and Tell the Priests’.

Mass was celebrated by Fr Jeremy Howard, Pilgrimage Director, with musical accompaniment by Jo Boyce, director of CJM Music.

Mass Booklet

The Lourdes pilgrimage will be covered daily via the Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage page.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Mass Recording

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Blessing of Hands St Chad's Cathedral 2022