Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020

Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 

Starting on the evening of Saturday, September 19 and finishing on Wednesday 23rd, we will be hosting a ‘virtual’ Lourdes Pilgrimage. As you will know, because of Covid-19, the pilgrimage had to be postponed for 2020. Based on the theme, “Bringing Lourdes Home” we will use these few days to prayerfully bring Lourdes into our hearts.

Up next: Morning Reflection with Sinéad Hanafin 

Quick Links:
Virtual Pilgrimage Information
Programme of events
Participant Resources
Where to send your petitions

Tune In here:

Watch: 19th September
Watch: 20th September
Watch: 21st September
Watch: 22nd September
Watch: 23rd September

Quick Links:
Virtual Pilgrimage Information
Programme of events
Participant Resources
Where to send your petitions

Watch: 19th September – opening service at 7pm

Watch Sunday 20th September 

Morning Prayer with Bishop Ray Field at 8.30am Sunday September 20th

12noon – Opening Mass at the Grotto in Inchicore Sunday 20th September 2020 

 Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020: The Holy Rosary at 7pm

 

Invitation: Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 

Starting on the evening of Saturday, September 19 and finishing on Wednesday 23rd, we will be hosting a ‘virtual’ Lourdes Pilgrimage. As you will know, because of Covid-19, the pilgrimage had to be postponed for 2020. Based on the theme, “Bringing Lourdes Home” we will use these few days to prayerfully bring Lourdes into our hearts.

Petitions

We invite you to send your petitions for the pilgrimage, either to lourdes@oblates.ie or to the Mission Office, Oblate House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, DUBLIN 8, or for those of you in the UK you can send them to the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Ln, Crewe CW2 8JS, UK. We will send more details soon on how you can join with us for these special days.

Outline of our Virtual Pilgrimage: Bringing Lourdes Home

This year’s virtual pilgrimage will take place online from the 19th-23rd of September. 

You will be able to join the pilgrimage events here on our website – or if you prefer, on our facebook page or youtube channel (see links below). These events will be online and are brought to you from our Oblate centres of mission, parishes & friends in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey. While we would have loved to have been together in person for these events, we have maintained small groups in line with Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of all. Please God we will all be together in Lourdes next year. 

  • Night Prayer with the Oblate Youth Service on Saturday 19th of September at 7.00pm
  • Morning Prayer on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 8.30am
  • Holy Mass on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 12.00 noon
  • Holy Rosary with Oblates friends and parishes in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Jersey – Sunday 20th of September at 7.00pm
  • Way of the Cross with the Kairos Community Trust, London Monday 21st September at 7.00pm
  • Service of Missioning from the Lourdes Grotto in Inchicore on the 23rd at 7.00pm
  • Join the live Torchlight procession in Lourdes at 8pm pm on the 22nd of September

Events will take place each day at 8.00am, 12noon and 7.00pm

 

Programme of events:

Full Schedule (Download/View PDF)

Saturday
19th September

7.00pm

Opening Service with the Oblate Youth Service

Join the Oblate Youth Service, who serve our assisted pilgrims so wonderfully each year in Lourdes, in the Oblate parish of Saint Michael’s, Inchicore as we begin our Virtual Pilgrimage together with a time of Taizé prayer and song before the Cross. Our pilgrimage candle is lit by Laura Bascaille in Lourdes.

Sunday
20th September

8.30 am

Morning Reflection with Bishop Ray Field

Bishop Field is a former barrister, a member of the first successful Irish expedition to Mount Everest in 1993, and also served as a prison chaplain and head chaplain of the Defence Forces. In September 1997 he was appointed Titular Bishop of Ard Mór and Auxiliary bishop of Dublin. He has accompanied the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes for many years.

 

12 noon

Opening Mass – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Celebrant: Fr Lorcan O’Reilly OMI – Fr Lorcan is the Director of the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes and currently director of the Oblate Retreat centre in Crewe. Joining him today is Fr Vincent Mulligan OMI Director Emeritus of the Pilgrimage. 

 

7.00 pm

The Holy Rosary with the Oblate Family

Beginning at the Grotto in Inchicore join us for the Rosary with decades prayed by members of the Oblate family from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and the island of Jersey.

Monday
21st September

8.30 am

Morning Reflection with Sinéad Hanafin

Peg Hanafin, author and poet, was an assisted pilgrim who travelled to Lourdes with us for many years. Peg sadly went home to God this summer and her daughter, Sinéad, presents a reflection Peg had prepared especially for this  Virtual Pilgrimage.

 

12 noon

Mass of the Immaculate Conception

Celebrant: Fr Liam Griffin OMI – Fr Liam is part of the Oblate Provincial Administration and ministered in Lourdes to English-speaking pilgrims for ten years. Join today’s mass from the “Irish Lourdes” – the Lourdes Grotto in Inchicore.

 

7.00 pm

The Way of the Cross with Kairos Community Trust

This very special Way of the Cross is brought to you by the Kairos Community Trust in London – a charity working with a thriving community of men and women recovering from lives of addiction and homelessness across London. For the past 10 years members of Kairos have volunteered with the Pilgrimage in Lourdes.   

Tuesday
22nd September

8.30 am

Morning Reflection with Pádraig Corcoran

Pádraig is the Oblate Youth Worker based in Saint Michael’s Parish in Inchicore. He is also Director of the Oblate Youth Service and co-ordinates the OYS in Lourdes each year.

 

12 noon

Mass from the Grotto in Lourdes

Celebrant: Mons Xavier d’Adrodes – Vice Rector of the Shrine of Lourdes with responsibility for international coordination.

 

8.00 pm

Torchlight Procession live from Lourdes

A pilgrimage to Lourdes would not be complete without joining in the beautiful torchlight Rosary procession in Our Lady’s Sanctuary, Lourdes. Note: The Procession begins at 8 pm Irish/UK time.

Wednesday 
23rd September

8.30 am

Morning Reflection with Miriam McDonnell

Miriam is Director of Nursing for the pilgrimage and member of the Pilgrimage leadership team. In 2017 Miriam was presented with the McGonagle medal in recognition over 50 years service in Lourdes.

 

12 noon

Mass of the Anointing

Celebrant: Fr Lorcan O’Reilly OMI
This Mass is celebrated in Curraghlawn Nursing Home in Kildare for the residents and staff and all our Oblate family today.

 

7.00 pm

Service of Missioning

Presider: Fr Leo Philomin OMI – Fr Leo is the moderator of the Inchicore Pastoral Area. Join us as we close our virtual pilgrimage with this service of Mission and the Lighting of the Missioning Candle at the Grotto in Inchicore.

You will be able to join these events here on this page or if you prefer, on our social media accounts: 

The Oblates facebook page (please click ‘like’ if you have a facebook account):

https://www.facebook.com/theoblates

The Oblates Youtube page (if you have a youtube account, please click the “subscribe” button)

https://www.youtube.com/theoblates 

Please help us share the word and invite family and friends also. 

If you would like to receive email notifications for each of these events, please sign up here or send an email to communications@oblates.ie

Participant Resources:

Download the Programme of Events here

Download your online participant accompaniment booklets to all the liturgies here:

Participant Booklet – all ceremonies 

Opening Mass, 12.00 noon, September 20th

Mass of the Immaculate Conception, 12.00 noon, September 21st 

Mass of the Anointing, 12.00 noon, September 23rd

Service of Missioning, 7.00pm, September 23rd

Oblate Virtual Pilgrimage Leaflet 19-23

Oblate Lotto

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