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Holy Week 2018: programme and schedule of celebrations in the Sanctuary of Lourdes

From 25th to 31st March 2018, the Sanctuary of Lourdes invites pilgrims to live the celebrations of Holy Week. For Catholics, Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins with Palm Sunday (celebration of the solemn entry of Christ into Jerusalem) and includes Maundy Thursday (celebration of the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist), Good Friday (celebration of Christ’s Passion and His death on the cross) and ends with the Easter vigil on the night of Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday, when the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated. All schedules are here...

Timetable of the Holy Week 2018 at the Sanctuary of Lourdes

MARCH 25, 2018: PALM SUNDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 8 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
9.30 am Blessing of palms on the forecourt of the Rosary Basilica, followed by the International Mass, Basilica of St. Pius X (live on TV Lourdes)
Other masses in French, with blessing of palms: 7.30 am crypt / 10 am and 11.15 am Rosary Basilica / 5 pm Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)
5 pm Eucharistic procession, adoration, blessing of the sick (live on TV Lourdes)
9 pm Torch-light Marian procession

MARCH 26, 2018: HOLY MONDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
Masses in French: 7.30 am, 9 am and 4.15 pm crypt / 11.15 am Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / 10.30 am Grotto
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)

MARCH 27, 2018: HOLY TUESDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
Masses in French: 7.30 am, 9 am and 4.15 pm crypt / 11.15 am Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / 10.30 am Grotto
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)
For information: 6 pm at Tarbes cathedral, Chrism Mass

MARCH 28, 2018: HOLY WEDNESDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
Masses in French: 7.30 am, 9 am and 4.15 pm crypt / 11.15 am Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
THERE IS NO INTERNATIONAL MASS THIS WEDNESDAY
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)

29 MARCH 2018: MAUNDY THURSDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
9 am Lauds, Rosary Basilica
10.30 am Penitential celebration and individual confessions, Rosary Basilica
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)
4.30 pm Penitential celebration and individual confessions, Rosary Basilica
8:30 pm Celebration of the Last Supper, Basilica of St. Pius X (live on TV Lourdes) followed by Eucharistic Adoration until midnight, Rosary Basilica

MARCH 30, 2018: GOOD FRIDAY

Accompanied Stations of the Cross (starts at the entrance to the Way of the Cross of Espélugues)
6.45 am Hospitality – 8.30 am in French – 9 am in Italian – 9.30 am in Spanish –  9.30 am in French, on the prairie, for people with reduced mobility – 10 am in English – 10.30 am in German – 11 am in Dutch – 12 noon in French

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 5pm-6.30 pm
9 am Lauds, Rosary Basilica
10.30 am Penitential celebration and individual confessions, Rosary Basilica
3 pm Celebration of Christ’s Passion, Basilica of Saint Pius X (live on TV Lourdes)
8.30 pm International Way of the Cross, Rosary Basilica esplanade

MARCH 31, 2018: HOLY SATURDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 9 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
9 am Lauds, Rosary Basilica
9.30 am Ora di Maria (Mother's Hour), Rosary Basilica
10.30 am Penitential celebration and individual confessions, Rosary Basilica
2.30 pm Conference "Lourdes and the Easter celebration", 1st floor of the Information Centre
3.30 pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)
4 pm International Marian Celebration, Rosary Basilica
8.30 pm Blessing of the new fire and celebration of the Easter Vigil, Basilica of St. Pius X (live on TV Lourdes)

APRIL 1, 2018: EASTER SUNDAY

Confessions, chapel of Reconciliation: 8 am-11.15 am / 2.30 pm-6.30 pm
9.30 International Mass, Basilica of St. Pius X (live on TV Lourdes)
Other Masses in French: 7 am Basilica of the Immaculate Conception / 8 am Chapel of Adoration / 9.45 am Grotto / 10 am, 11.15 am and 6.30 pm Rosary Basilica
3.30pm Rosary, Grotto (live on TV Lourdes)
5 pm Eucharistic procession, adoration, blessing of the sick (live on TV Lourdes)
9 pm Torch-light Marian procession

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