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. The Relics will spend time at both of Liverpool’s Cathedrals, along with St Mary’s Church in Chorley. Below you will find the time-table for the visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral.
All are welcome to attend throughout the four days.
Saturday 17th September 2022
8.00am Cathedral opens
3.30pm Arrival of St Bernadette Reliquary and Service of Welcome
5.00pm Mass in the Cathedral followed by private prayer and reflection
7.30pm Torchlight procession outside the Cathedral
10.00pm Cathedral closes.
Sunday 18th September 2022
8.00am Cathedral opens
10.00am Mass (Crypt Chapel)
11.00am Solemn Mass
3.00pm Mass with the Anointing of the Sick*
9.00pm Cathedral closes
Monday 19th September 2022
7.00am Cathedral opens
7.30am Morning Prayer
7.00pm Closing Mass in the Cathedral followed by Rosary and Night Prayer
10.00pm Cathedral closes
Private prayer throughout the day.
Reflections at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Tuesday 20th September 2022
6.30am Cathedral opens
7.00am Service of Departure from the Cathedral
The relics of St Bernadette will be located in the main Cathedral space. To ensure the comfort and safety of pilgrims, visitors are asked to register their attendance in advance.
To register your free place please click here
Please note that registration times to visit St Bernadette’s Relics are a guide only. While every effort will be made to minimise waiting times, visitors may have to queue and are encouraged to include this possibility when planning their visit.
Please also note that when Mass is taking place in the Cathedral pilgrims will not be able to venerate the relics of St Bernadette. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.
*Mass with anointing of the sick, Sunday 18th September at 3pm: The Sacrament of anointing of the sick is administered to individuals who are seriously ill and we want to ensure that everyone who would like to be anointed is known to clergy so nobody will miss out.
We would therefore ask any sick person wanting to be anointed to email Claire Hanlon on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0151 709 9222 ext. 201 (please leave a voicemail if Claire is unavailable) by Monday 12 September.
Please make yourself known at the welcome desk when you arrive at the Cathedral and you will be directed to your seat. Although Covid restrictions have been lifted in the Cathedral there will be a block designated for those who wish to socially distance.
School Group Bookings: Please register with Deacon Paul Mannings by emailing: email@example.com
Details regarding confessions will be published in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit www.stbernadette.org.uk