Gallery: Melbourne Lourdes Day Mass 2018
On Saturday, 1st December the annual Lourdes Day Mass took place at St Patrick’s Cathedral celebrated by our Chaplain Bishop Terry Curtin and concelebrated with the Order’s Chaplains. Some 2000 persons participated together with approximately 40 members of the Order.
Each participant was given a gift pack (comprising the Mass book, prayer material, rosary beads and a small bottle of Lourdes water).
In addition to the annual Mass at the cathedral, eleven Masses have taken place in 2018 in Catholic aged care centres. The aim is to bring Lourdes to the frail and sick residents in our aged care centres given that they are physically unable to attend the annual Lourdes Day Mass much less visit Lourdes itself.
Each resident is given a gift pack and the occasions are very moving and affirmative of our responsibilities in the Order.
These Masses are increasingly popular and we have received three additional requests from aged care centres to have a Lourdes Mass at their centre in 2019.