Source: Archbishops House
Although the many groups of pilgrims which make up the Westminster Diocesan pilgrimage cannot travel to Lourdes in person this year, there is an online programme of events to be shared and viewed from Sunday 26th to Friday 31st July 2020.
A warm invitation to participants from Lourdes Pilgrimage Director Fr Dennis Touw and general details online can be viewed by clicking this link for the Westminster RC Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020: www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AT-YIsH22Hbp2rnIG7jsA
The Westminster Diocese 'virtual pilgrimage' includes:
Opening Mass celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington
Marian Torchlight procession
Blessed Sacrament Procession, Blessing of the Sick
Stations of the Cross
Hymns, music and song by Westminster Lourdes musicians
Closing Mass and Ceremony with the lighting of the 2020 Westminster Diocesan Candle at the Grotto
A programme of online events and times will be updated with links as they become available. All of the Masses and liturgies can be viewed and played back on YouTube if you are unable to make the scheduled time.
Once you have followed the link, click 'SUBSCRIBE' to keep up-to-date with events and videos as they are posted on the Westminster RC Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020 YouTube page.
Please see the Virgin Money Giving web page if you would like to give a one-off or regular donation towards supporting next year's Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us
St Bernadette, pray for us
Prayer of consecration to Mary
I Choose You Today, Mary, in the presence of the angels and saints of heaven, for my Mother and Queen.
I consecrate to you, in obedience and love, all that I am, all that I have, and all the good that I may do, putting myself and all that belongs to me entirely at your service, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls
Act of Trust in Mary (Family of Our Lady of Lourdes)
Blessed be God, our Father
for having created Mary so beautiful
and for having given her to us as Mother
at the foot of the Cross of Jesus.
Blessed are You for having called us,
to see Mary in Your light
and to drink from the wellspring of Your Heart.
Mary, you know the misery and the sin of our lives and the life of the world.
We want to trust ourselves to You today,
totally and without reserve.
From you we will be reborn each day
by the power of the Spirit.
We will live the life of Jesus as little servants of our brothers.
Teach us, Mary,
to bear the life of the Lord.
Teach us the "yes" of your heart.
Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen
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