Those who lost their lives since the Pandemic began, the bereaved, those who are ill and frontline workers will be among those remembered in the first ever “Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes” which will begin next week.
Next Tuesday (September 8th) Archbishop Martin will begin the first ever “Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage” with an Opening Mass in St. Bernadette’s Church, Clogher Road. The pilgrimage will take place in six different Churches in the Diocese over five days and on webcam. As numbers are restricted in each Church, parishioners are invited to join live on line. For members of the Deaf community there will be an ISL Interpreter at all venues through the virtual journey.
Pilgrimage Director Fr. Martin Noone said they were delighted to be able to connect directly with Lourdes on the Virtual Pilgrimage on Saturday next when, while Mass is taking place in Dublin, a Dublin Pilgrimage Candle will be left at the Chapels of Light near the Lourdes Grotto by Mme Fionnuala Brua and Mme Caroline Traynor. Fionnuala and Caroline both live in Lourdes and have worked with JWT on previous Dublin Pilgrimages.