1,200 people attend annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral
The annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral was held on the 7th December and was celebrated by the Most Reverend Archbishop Peter Comensoli and concelebrated by the Order’s Chaplains.
An estimated 1,200 people attended the Mass who all received packages containing Lourdes Water, Rosary Beads and prayer material. We had 32 members in attendance with volunteers from, Mandeville Hall, Genazzano, Xavier and De la Salle colleges.
In addition to this annual celebration, from February to November, members in Melbourne hold Lourdes Masses at Catholic Aged Care homes throughout the metropolitan area where members share the Gospel and Eucharist with the Lord’s Elderly and Sick. On average about 6-8 members attend to sit and relate to the residents and their families and distribute packages containing Lourdes water, rosary beads and prayer material.
Order of Malta Lourdes Day Masses
A pilgrimage to Lourdes represents one of the most significant moments in the spiritual life of the Order’s members and volunteers, and each year Lourdes dedicates the first weekend in May for the Annual Pilgrimage of the International Order of Malta.
For Australians unable to visit Lourdes, Lourdes Day Mass celebrations are held annually in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide where those attending receive a blessing for good health and a bottle of Lourdes water for their personal use.
All are welcome to attend these special celebrations. Dates of upcoming celebrations can be found in our Events section.