Friday, February 10, 2012

Prayer Vigil: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Tonight, on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bishop Campbell led the diocese in prayer for vocations.  
The Bishop spoke about those present being on a local pilgrimage in which we remembered the sick and those who care for them.  The procession around the cathedral of a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes and the diocesan banner featuring the two diocesan patrons reminded us of the pilgrims in Lourdes.  As we sang that famous Lourdes hymn 'Immaculate Mary' it no doubt reminded those who have been to Lourdes of their own pilgrimage.  
For a link to 'Immaculate Mary' but listen carefully as the version differs slightly to the one which we sing in church.

Attending the service was John Millar, who is to be ordained tomorrow and parishioners Sarah and Alf who will be married tomorrow at the Cathedral.  More of their celebrations in the coming week.  We remember all three as they make these important steps in their journey of faith and follow God's call (vocation) to follow him.