The pandemic situation has meant HCPT’s life-changing pilgrimages to Lourdes are postponed, but the global HCPT family is coming together online on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, for its first International Day of Prayer, and everyone is invited to join them, on their Facebook page or YouTube channel.
The programme of events is streaming throughout the day, from the Angelus at 6am to a virtual Torchlight Procession and Night Prayer at 8pm. The activities include the Rosary from the Grotto (prayed in English), morning Mass for the feast, and a special evening Mass live from Brentwood Diocese, offered for all those who would usually travel with HCPT to Lourdes.
The schedule for the day is:
06:00 The Angelus
08:00 Morning Prayer
10:00 Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
12:00 The Angelus
14:00 The Rosary from the Grotto
16:00 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
18:00 The Angelus
19:00 Mass from Brentwood Diocese
20:00 Torchlight Procession and Night Prayer