Parishioners offer prayer intentions at Lourdes Grotto

Parishioners and clergy from St Mary’s Cathedral, St Francis & St Clare’s, and the Lady Chapel, Mount Grace, gathered to say prayers and light candles across the River Gave de Pau from the Grotto in Lourdes during the recent Middlesbrough Diocesan pilgrimage.

Monsignor Gerard led the prayers, which included various intentions from people of the parishes, as well as prayers the sick and housebound and for those who have died. Parishioners were also invited to voice their own intentions which they had brought with them to Lourdes.

Several candles were then lit, for the people of all the churches, and for the various intentions of parishioners who had joined the pilgrimage as part of various groups.