Tag Archives: Lourdes

  • Mass of Thanksgiving, Lourdes 2009

    28 May 2009 You have just worked out where the cheapest cup of tea is and got to know the waiter, when it is time to pack up and go. No sooner have you worked out where you are supposed to be and who with, than we are packing and setting off on our travels [...]

  • Grotto Mass homily

    Saint Bede the Venerable 25 May 2009 They say that you don’t decide to come to Lourdes of your own will; rather it is Our Lady who calls you to be here. In other words, you never come to Lourdes by accident, even if for some of us it might look like that. If you [...]

  • Opening Mass of the Lourdes pilgrimage

    St Bernadette Centre 23 May 2009 : The Way of Bernadette Introduction I was talking to someone earlier on about coming to Lourdes this year. It has been quite a sacrifice on the part of many people given the uncertain economic climate in which we live. So, the first thing I would want to say [...]

  • Lourdes Mass, Hull

    8 February 2009 Fifth Sunday of the Year (B) Introduction It is good to be here today with you to celebrate the Mass and to remember God’s great gift to us in the apparitions of Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes to St Bernadette. The Gospel tells us of the healing message of the Good News [...]

  • Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage – Closing Mass

    29 May 2008 We come together for our final Pilgrimage Mass and we gather in a spirit of thanksgiving to Almighty God for all the great and wonderful things he has done for us on this Pilgrimage. We take a moment to count our blessings. For the times we have not appreciated God’s goodness to [...]

  • Mass in the Mountains – Lourdes

    28 May 2008 It is very hard for us to believe that we mean so much to the Lord, so much that he died for each one of us. But there is something even more difficult to believe, that every human being is equally dear to him. As we begin this Mass, we pray that [...]

  • Mass of Anointing – Lourdes

    27 May 2008 I can remember as a child walking past a toy shop near our house and seeing a chemistry set. It intrigued me, fascinated me – all the different chemicals with strange sounding names and the mysterious glass bottles and instruments. I wanted that Chemistry Set so badly. It was now September or [...]