On Sunday 16th July over 1200 people from across the Diocese made the journey to Lourdes as part of Kildare and Leighlin’s first Diocesan pilgrimage.

The 5 day event is packed full of wonderful opportunity for prayer and reflection and daily Masses in various locations around the site.

The opening Mass was celebrated today (Monday) and on Wednesday Mass will be led by Kildare and Leighlin at the Grotto, this can be viewed on Lourdes Live TV – a 24hour live stream of the Grotto.

If you would like to follow our diocesan family as they travel the pilgrimage journey you can pray with them from your home or church or wherever you are as the week progresses.

Sunday 16th July
Flights arriving throughout the day
4.30pm – Mass at Cote de Carmel (NOT the opening Mass of the pilgrimage)
9.00pm – Rosary

Monday 17th July
7.00am – Opening Mass of the Pilgrimage, Rosary Basilica
8.30am – Group Photo on steps of Basilica
1.00pm – Holy Hour/Prayer & Reflection, Rosary Basilica
2.00pm – Passage walk through the Grotto area for Kildare & Leighlin Pilgrims
3.30pm – Blessed Sacrament Procession led by Kildare and Leighlin, The Underground Basilica

Tuesday 18th July
Free Morning – Baths booked for the Sick at 8.30am
12.30pm – Mass, The Underground Basilica
7.15pm – Penitential Service, Cote Grotte

Wednesday 19th July
7.30am – Mass at the Grotto, led by Kildare and Leighlin (can be viewed on Lourdes Live TV)
9.00am – Baths – places reserved for the sick
2.00pm – Anointing of the Sick, The Underground Basilica
2.30pm – Low Stations of the Cross, Beyond the Prairie
7.45pm – Torchlight Procession and Rosary, led by Kildare and Leighlin

Thursday 20th July
8.30am – Closing Mass of the Pilgrimage, Cote de Carmel
1.00pm – High Stations of the Cross
7.15pm – Closing ceremony of Light/Procession with Candle and Rosary, Cote Carmel

Friday 21st July
DEPARTURE