St Bernadette’s relics at Lancaster Diocese

Today we welcome St Bernadette’s relics to the diocese. They will be housed at St Peter’s Cathedral, Lancaster from 8.30am.

Timetable for the visit of St Bernadette’s relics – Thursday 22 to Friday 23 September 2022

8:30am      Liturgy of Welcome with Bishop Paul Swarbrick. Sung office of Morning Prayer.

9:30am      Rosary. (昀rst decade lead by children from Cathedral Primary school

with other school parties invited to be present.) The Joyful Mysteries

10:00am    Time for individual school visits. Children to Noon invited to bring 昀owers

to place before relics plus a photo of someone sick who they wish to pray for.

12:15pm     Mass – Presider and preacher: Bishop Paul Swarbrick.

Priests invited to concelebrate. Will be coordinated by Cathedral office.

1:30pm       Individual School visits. Similar to above.

5:00pm       Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary.

6:00pm to

6:30pm       Sung Vespers.

7pm to

8:30pm        Mass with the anointing of the sick, and Blessed Sacrament procession, with blessing of the City

Canon Cristofoli ICKSP to preach. Concelebrating priests welcome.

A procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the Cathedral with the blessing of the city, concluding the Mass

9pm to

9:15pm        Sung Compline.

9:30pm to   Devotions to Our Lady led by the Polish  community in Polish.


10pm           Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Cathedral open during the night.

Office of Readings recited at 3am  .

5:30am        Sung Morning Prayer as service of Farewell.

During the visit a rota of priests available to hear confessions in the Cathedral.