Lourdes Day Mass in Sydney – Saturday 29th November 2014
On Saturday 29th November, the NSW Branch of the Order of Malta is hosting its annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral at 10am. Bishop Anthony Fisher OP will be Principal Celebrant.
A Blessing of good health takes place during the celebration of the Liturgy with water brought from the Shrine of Lourdes. Those receiving the Blessing are also provided with a bottle of Lourdes Water for their personal use.
The annual Mass is open to all, but those who are sick, facing health challenges and wanting good health are particularly encouraged to attend.
The Grotto at Lourdes, a town in the south western part of France’s Hautes-Pyrenees, has been a popular pilgrimage destination since Mary first appeared there to St Bernadette Soubirous in the mid-19th century. The water from the spring at Lourdes is cherished by the sick and infirm for its connection to healing miracles.
The Lourdes Day Mass provides those who cannot make the arduous and expensive journey to France with the opportunity to share in the Blessing and the water. It is a manifestation of the Order of Malta’s commitment to fulfill their mission to nurture, witness and protect the faith and serve the poor and the sick representing the Lord.
If you require special assistance on the day or futher information, please contact the Order of Malta on 02 9331 8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org