Following the success of our Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes earlier this year, the diocese is holding a one-day Virtual Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday October 3.
Here, Bishop Terry explains what will be happening on the day…
Going on a pilgrimage is an opportunity to deepen our faith. Travelling with fellow pilgrims is enriching as we listen to people’s story. Usually in October we have our diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham.
Like all pilgrimages, that is not possible this year. You could say Walsingham is coming to our own homes.
Saturday October 3 will be the virtual pilgrimage to Walsingham. A programme of the day has been set up. You can follow the different services by obtaining a copy of the booklet for the day.
Please follow the links to take part in the pilgrimage.
As Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth so she is visiting us in our homes.
You can send in any prayer petitions, which will be presented during the Mass on Saturday October 3, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the shrine’s website. Please mark the petition “Diocese of Middlesbrough Pilgrimage.”
The week before our Diocesan Pilgrimage there is the Pilgrimage of Reparation and Prayer for the Sanctity of Life on September 27. It can be accessed via YouTube on Walsingham Catholic TV or at the Basilica live stream.
Devotions will be streamed throughout the day, beginning with the Mass at noon. Full details, including the programme for the day, are available here.
8am Morning Prayer
10.30am Stations of the Cross
11am Rosary of the Seven Joys of Our Lady
12pm Angelus & Holy Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
5pm Angelus and Vespers
5.30pm All night Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament