Fr Paul Keane, Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, writes:
The relics of St Bernadette will come to our diocese in October. This is a wonderful opportunity to pray with the woman to whom Our Lady chose to appear in Lourdes. Here are the details:
Sunday 16 October
11 am: Relics of St Bernadette arrive.
11.30 am: Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Alan.
6.30 pm: Holy Mass, led by the Youth Service.
9 pm: Cathedral closes.
Monday 17 October
6 am: Cathedral opens.
9.15 am: Holy Mass
12 noon: Relics of St Bernadette leave.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES, WANSTEAD
Tuesday 18 October
10 am: Relics of St Bernadette arrive.
11 am – 3 pm: Time reserved for pre-booked school groups.
7.30 pm: Holy Mass, celebrated by Bishop Alan
12 midnight: Church closes.
Wednesday 19 October
6 am: Church opens.
9 am: Relics of St Bernadette depart.
You are welcome to come to pray before the relics outside reserved times for schools. If possible, book your visit through the national website: https://stbernadette.org.uk
Whether you book or not, you may have to queue.