The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Leeds Returns to Lourdes – The Programme for the 2022 Diocesan Pilgrimage

The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Friday 1 to  Thursday 7 July 2022, after two years when it was not possible for the Pilgrims to travel to Lourdes.

It is led by Bishop Marcus and has been organised through Tangney Tours, who have provided pilgrims with the following schedule: 

Diocese of Leeds – Lourdes Schedule 2022

The link will take you to the page where you can access the live feed for the Grotto, the Processions, and also for the International Masses.

Torchlight Procession live from Rosary Square Saturday 2 July 9.00pm (French Time)

The diocese will take part in the Torchlight Procession along with many thousands of pilgrims.

Order of Service • ‘Welcome’ in several languages • Sign of the Cross • Marian antiphon • The Apostles Creed • Five decades of the Rosary • Final Prayer & Blessing • Salve Regina • Sign of Peace


The Apostles Creed

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem, Creatorem caeli et terrae, et in Iesum Christum, Filium Eius unicum, Dominum nostrum, qui conceptus est de Spiritu Sancto, natus ex Maria Virgine, passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus, descendit ad ínferos, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis, ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Patris omnipotentis, inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Credo in Spiritum Sanctum,sanctam Ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, remissionem peccatorum, carnis resurrectionem, vitam aeternam. Amen 

The Our Father

Pater noster qui es in caelis Sanctificetur nomen tuum; Adveniat regnum tuum, Fiat voluntas tua Sicut in caelo et in terra Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris Et ne nos inducas in tentationem; Sed libera nos a malo. 

The Hail Mary

Ave Maria, gratia plena Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus, et Benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. 

Glory Be

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen 


Bishop(s) Sit nomen Domini benedictum Response Ex hoc nunc et usque in saeculorum Bishop(s) Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini Response Qui fecit caelum et terram Bishops(s) Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus: + Pater et Filius, et Spiritus Sanctus. Response Amen. 

Salve Regina, Mater misericordae Vita dulcedo, et spes nostra salve. Ad te clamamus, exsules, fillii Heve. Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eja ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

International Mass live from the Underground Basilica, Sunday 3 July, 9.30am (French Time)

The Leeds Pilgrimage will take part in the International Mass along with many thousands of pilgrims, at the Underground Basilica (St Pie X). Mass begins at 9.30am (French Time).

Blessed Sacrament Procession, Sunday 3 July 5.00pm (French Time)

Along with the pilgrims across the world, our diocese will take part in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament which begins outside near the Grotto. The procession leads to the Underground Basilica where the Blessing of the Sick takes place.

Wednesday 6th July Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto 10.00am (French Time)

Entrance hymn 

Holy Virgin, by God’s decree, you were called eternally; that he could give his Son to our race. Mary, we praise you, hail full of grace. 

Ave, ave, ave Maria 

By your faith and loving accord, as the handmaid of the Lord, you undertook God’s plan to embrace. Mary, we thank you, hail full of grace. 

Joy to God you gave and expressed, of all women none more blessed, when in mankind your Son took his place. Mary, we love you, hail full of grace. 

 Refuge for your children so weak, sure protection all can seek. Problems of life you help us to face. Mary, we trust you, hail full of grace. 

To our needy world of today love and beauty you portray, showing the path to Christ we must trace, Mary, our mother, hail full of grace.

(Jean-Paul Lecot, trans by W R Lawrence  Gloria Jean-Paul Lécot)

First Reading A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians 1:3-16, 11-12 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm Magnificat 

Gospel A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke 1:26:38 

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion chant Jean-Paul Lécot

Final hymn

Hail, Queen of heav’n, the ocean star, guide of the wand’rer here below; thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care, save us from peril and from woe. Mother of Christ, star of the sea, pray for the wanderer, pray for me. 

O gentle, chaste, and spotless maid, we sinners make our prayers through thee; remind thy Son that he has paid the price of our iniquity. Virgin most pure, star of the sea, pray for the sinner, pray for me. 

Sojourners in this vale of tears, to thee, blest advocate, we cry; pity our sorrows, calm our fears, and soothe with hope our misery. Refuge in grief, star of the sea, pray for the mourner, pray for me. 

And while to him who reigns above, in Godhead One, in Persons Three, the source of life, of grace, of love, homage we pay on bended knee, do thou, bright Queen, star of the sea, pray for thy children, prayer for me. John Lingard (1771-1851)