“Lourdes in Your Living Room” – 27th to 31st July – a pilgrimage for all ages

20th June 2020

The Summer Lourdes pilgrimage usually involves about 250 adults from across the Diocese, including many who are frail and ill, as well as 250 young people who travel to serve those who need extra help to move around Lourdes. This year, as we cannot travel to Lourdes, we are bringing Lourdes to your Living Room!

All the prayers, Masses and reflections will be on YouTube (@BrentwoodCYS) as well as the Friday evening talent show.

A “green screen” in the Walsingham House chapel will give you the effect of being in some of the iconic places in Lourdes.

We are asking for photos of you with a lighted candle, standing in your house or garden, to help us create the best possible virtual torchlight procession – send these to info@bcys.net

Can you record the Hail Mary in a foreign language? Let us know at info@bcys.net and we’ll be in touch.

Do you have an act for the talent show? A song, a joke, a dance … ?! Send us some details at info@bcys.net and we’ll be in touch.

The outline version of the adult pilgrim timetable is here – and this includes information of how to access all the events of the week via our YouTube channel: Lourdes in your Living Room – Adult PilgrimTimetable

We are inviting young people to begin their week with “The 18 Hour Challenge” – raising money for the BCYS and Cafod in the time it would normally take to travel to Lourdes by coach (and, of course, Mary appeared to Bernadette 18 times).

Full details here: https://bcys.net/events/18hours/

Sponsorship can be offered here: www.bcys.net/donate (and select “18 hour challenge” – the first option in the donations list). Thank you.

With all these creative elements, along with reflections and homilies from Bishop Alan, Fr Paul Keane, Fr Martin O’Connor, Fr Bob Hamill, Rev Paschal Uche, Rev Adrian Lowe, Michael Barwick and Fr Dominic, it should be a week full of inspiration, joy and challenge.

There will be a full liturgy booklet to download from 15th July.

For young people, the BCYS are adding a programme around the main programme. If you are aged 15-23 and would like to be involved, the best way is to follow us on Instagram (@BrentwoodCYS), as well as subscribing to YouTube, and the first details are here: Young People’s Info for SL20