“Called to the joy of Easter” Program of Holy Week at the Sanctuary

Published on 27 March 2019 - 13:32

Begun on Ash Wednesday, March 6, the season of Lent brings us to Easter, which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Sanctuary Our Lady of Lourdes calls you to this joy.

For Catholics, Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins with Palm Sunday, April 14, which recalls the solemn entry of Christ into Jerusalem. It includes Holy Thursday, where Jesus instituted the Eucharist during the Last Supper and Good Friday, the day of the Passion of Christ and his death on the cross. It ends with the Easter vigil on the night of Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday when the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated. Below are all schedules, as well as the program of conferences.

Holy Week

April 18th: Holy Thursday

At the Sanctuary, on Holy Thursday there is no procession or Mass before the celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Opportunity to live the gesture of water and to confess , throughout the day.

April 19: Good Friday

  • 10.00 am The STATIONS OF THE CROSS in English

April 20: Holy Saturday

  • 4.00 pm International Marian Celebration at the Grotto

April 21: Easter Sunday

  • 9am Easter Mass in ENGLISH – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
  • 9.30 am International Solemn Easter Mass,
    in the underground Basilica of St. Pius X.

Chapel of Reconciliation:
The priests welcome you from 10:15 to 11:15 and from 14:30 to 18:00

Let us pray
To place ourselves in the hands of God and prepare our hearts for the joy of Easter, a prayer of Saint Bernadette.

Prayer of a poor beggar to Jesus

“O Jesus, give me, I pray you,
the bread of humility,
the bread of obedience,
the bread of charity,
the bread of strength to break my will and melt it to yours,
the bread of inner mortification,
the bread of detachment from creatures,
the bread of patience to bear the pain that my heart suffers.
O Jesus, you want me crucified, fiat,
the bread of strength to suffer well,
the bread of seeing only you alone in everything and always,
Jesus, Mary, the Cross, I do not want other friends than these. “

Prayer of a poor beggar to Jesus – Bernadette Soubirous, Intimate Notes, p. 17