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 again....

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 have...

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...

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...

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...