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VIRTUAL LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2020

We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that starting on the evening of Saturday, September 19 and finishing on Wednesday 23rd, we will be hosting a ‘virtual’ Lourdes Pilgrimage. As you will know, because of Covid-19, the pilgrimage had to be postponed for 2020. 



Based on the theme, “Bringing Lourdes Home” we will use these few days to prayerfully bring Lourdes into our hearts.


We invite you to send your petitions for the pilgrimage, either to lourdes@oblates.ie or to the Mission Office, Oblate House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, DUBLIN 8, or for those of you in the UK you can send them to the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, 89 Broughton Ln, Crewe CW2 8JS, UK. We will send more details soon on how you can join with us for these special days.


Outline of our Virtual Pilgrimage: Bringing Lourdes Home

This year’s virtual pilgrimage will take place online from the 19th-23rd of September. 

You will be able to join the pilgrimage events here on our website – or if you prefer, on our facebook page or youtube channel (see links below). These events will be online and are brought to you from our Oblate centres of mission, parishes & friends in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Jersey. While we would have loved to have been together in person for these events, we have maintained small groups in line with Covid-19 restrictions to ensure the safety of all. Please God we will all be together in Lourdes next year.

  • Night Prayer with the Oblate Youth Service on 19th September at 7.00pm

  • Morning Prayer on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 8.30am

  • Holy Mass on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 12.00 noon

  • Holy Rosary with Oblates friends and parishes in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Jersey – Sunday 20th of September at 7.00pm

  • Way of the Cross with the Kairos Community Trust, London Monday 21st September at 7.00pm

  • Service of Missioning from the Lourdes Grotto in Inchicore on the 23rd at 7.00pm


Events will take place each day at 8.20am, 12noon and 7.00pm. 

You will be able to join these events here on this page or if you prefer, on our social media accounts: 

The Oblates facebook page (please click ‘like’ if you have a facebook account):

https://www.facebook.com/theoblates

The Oblates Youtube page (if you have a youtube account, please click the “subscribe” button)

https://www.youtube.com/theoblates

Please help us share the word and invite family and friends also. 



Participant Resources:

Download your online participant accompaniment booklet to all the liturgies here:

Participant Booklet – all ceremonies 

Opening Mass, 12.00 noon, September 20th

Mass of the Immaculate Conception, 12.00 noon, September 21st

Mass of the Anointing, 12.00 noon, September 23rd

Service of Missioning, 7.00pm, September 23rd

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