20 July 2014 - SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 


Dear Parishioners

On Thursday and Friday of this week groups of young people and old will begin their pilgrimage to Lourdes – by bicycle, car, coach, train and plane! Last year the Liverpool Archdiocesan Pilgrimage numbered more than 1300 people and I imagine that about the same number will be there this week. I shall be going again as a youth chaplain to one of the 9 coaches, all with over 40 young people aged between 15 and 22. I don’t know whether it is flattery or madness that made me accept the invitation to join coach 8! I did it 40 odd years ago when I was a ‘young’ priest and surprised myself last year by realizing that I haven’t lost all my stamina; but it is a wonderful way to go to Lourdes. A few years ago Archbishop Patrick started the idea of celebrating ‘Lourdes at Home’ whereby our parishes are united in the daily intentions of the pilgrims. If you are able to please keep in mind the intentions for these days:
Friday 25 July For those travelling to Lourdes Saturday 26 Our own personal intentions
Sunday 27 For an awareness of vocations in people
Monday 28 For peace and reconciliation in Israel and Syria
Tuesday 29 For young people in our Archdiocese
Wednesday 30 For people to take to heart the words of Jesus: God out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News
Thursday 31 For all the sick in the Archdiocese
Friday 01 August For a safe journey as people travel home

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St Bernadette, pray for us.

Godric OSB

 

 

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