St Bernadette's relics

St Bernadette's Relics

BACKGROUND
 
In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them.

The relics will visit the Archdiocese of Liverpool from 15-20 September, visiting St Mary’s Chorley, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
 
Below is the schedule of events:
 
 
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
St Mary’s Chorley
 
8.30pm                    Arrival, welcome ceremony and compline: Fr Francis Marsden
 
 
 
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2022
St Mary’s Chorley
 
7.30am                       Morning prayer: Fr Francis Marsden
9am                            School Mass: Fr Francis Marsden (Church shut to the public)
10am                          Church open to the public
11am                          Rosary and litany to St Bernadette: Michael Hall
12pm                          Mass: Fr Peter Crowther
2pm                            Rosary and litany to St Bernadette: Dcn Norman Arrowsmith
3pm                            Mass: Fr Graeme Dunne VF
5pm                            Rosary and litany to St Bernadette: members of The Catenians
7pm                            Mass and candle procession: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP
9.45pm                      Compline: Deacon Norman Arrowsmith
 
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2022
St Mary’s Chorley
 
7.30am                       Morning prayer: Fr Francis Marsden
8am                            Mass of farewell: Fr Francis Marsden
9am                            Departure to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
 
Address: St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Mount Pleasant, Chorley, Lancashire
PR7 2SR
 
Facilities: wheelchair access , loop system and accessible toilets  available.
Light refreshments will be available at the nearby parish centre.
 
Getting here: Parking available on West Street, St Mary’s  and Fleet Street car parks. Train station and bus station 10 minutes away on foot.
 
 
 
SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2022
Metropolitan Cathedral
 
8am                            Cathedral opens
9am                            Usual Mass
3.30pm                       Arrival of St Bernadette Reliquary
                                   Service of Welcome
3- 5pm                       Confession
5pm                           Mass in the Cathedral
                                  Short break after Mass for private prayer and reflection.
7.30pm                     Torchlight procession outside the Cathedral
10pm                         Cathedral closes.
 
 
SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2022
Metropolitan Cathedral
 
8am                           Cathedral opens
9am                           Mass
10am                         Mass (Crypt Chapel)
11am                         Solemn Mass: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP
3pm                           Mass with the Anointing of the Sick
7pm                           Mass
9pm                           Cathedral closes
 
MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2022
Metropolitan Cathedral
 
 
7am                            Cathedral opens
7.30am                       Morning Prayer
8am                            Mass
10am-12pm               Confession
12.15pm                    Mass 
2-4pm                        Confession
5pm-6.30pm             Confession
7.00pm                      Closing Mass in the Cathedral
                                  Rosary and Night Prayer after the Mass.
10pm                         Cathedral closes
 
Schools will be very welcome to attend. If any schools would like to attend, please register with Deacon Paul Mannings by emailing: p.mannings@rcaol.org.uk

There will be the opportunity private prayer throughout the day.
Reflections throughout the day at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
 
TUESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2022
Metropolitan Cathedral
 
6.30am                      Cathedral opens
7am                           Departure from Cathedral
                                   Service of Departure
 
 
 
Address: Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ
 
More details about the relics and tour can be found here: St Bernadette Relic Tour 2022