Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage 2021: Opening Service

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Date(s) - 17/09/2021
8:30 am - 8:00 pm


Watch the Opening Service at 7pm:

Our online Lourdes pilgrimage for 2021 , ‘Lourdes: Bringing us Together”, begins with our opening service at 7pm, presented by Kairos Community Trust, a wonderful organisation based in London, dedicated to helping homeless men and women with drug and alcohol problems. Every year, Kairos volunteers are part of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage team, and in this service, will welcome us and share with us as we begin our pilgrimage together. You might like to light a candle in your home as part of this service.

Thank you for praying with us as we embark on our pilgrimage journey over the next few days. Remember to send your prayer intentions to lourdes@oblates.ie – we will pray for your intentions each day throughout the pilgrimage and, afterwards all intentions will be brought to the Grotto in Lourdes and prayed for there.

If you still have not registered for our evening program on Sunday 19th September – an interactive Meditation on Zoom presented by Fr Ray Warren OMI at 7pm – you can do so at the link below. Fr Ray is the director of De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre in Tower Hill, and leads us in a short time of prayer, meditation and sharing on our theme, Lourdes: Bringing us Together.

Day 2 of the Pilgrimage – Saturday 18 September

Join us tomorrow at 8.30am for the pilgrimage morning reflection. Our opening mass will take place at 10am, and we will join together for the Angelus and lighting of the pilgrimage candle at 12noon. Our evening program for Saturday is the Pilgrimage Rosary and Virtual Torchlight Procession with the Oblate Family in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and the island of Jersey and all those joining us from where ever you are at 7pm.

If you would like to support the pilgrimage by making a donation you can do so on our JustGiving pages at the links below:



If you require any further information, please see www.oblates.ie or you can email lourdes@oblates.ie.

More information: https://oblates.ie/how-to-participate-in-the-virtual-lourdes-pilgrimage-2021/

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