· The Relics of St Bernadette will visit St Mary’s Cathedral Sunday 2nd October – Monday 3rd October. This very special pilgrimage will offer important opportunities for prayers, reflection and spiritual renewal, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gift and charisms of Lourdes, in our Cathedral.
A programme of events will take place during the visit. In addition to the below, the Cathedral will remain open throughout the night for veneration, and there will be the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation Sunday afternoon, evening and Monday morning.
Sunday 2nd October
1:30 Arrival Service and Welcome
3:30pm Rosary – Joyful Mysteries
4pm Sung Evening Prayer
5pm Sunday Mass including Anointing of the Sick
6:30pm Water Service – will be available throughout the visit
9pm Rosary – Luminous Mysteries
10pm Sung Night Prayer
Midnight Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries
Monday 3rd October
6am Rosary – Glorious Mysteries: Pray for Vocations
7am Dawn Mass
8:30am Sung Morning Prayer
9:30am Young people from primary and Secondary Schools visit
11:30am Lourdes Mass led by Lourdes Music Group
12:30pm Blessing and Departure of Relics
We anticipate large numbers for most of the events. There is no need to book for any of the events in the programme but if you are intending to come, please come early to get a place.