Parishes to Host ‘Virtual’ Tour of Lourdes Holy Site
December 5, 2019
DIOCESE—Four parishes in the Rockford Diocese will host “Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™” soon.
Dates and parishes hosting the free events are:
Dec. 7, 2 p.m. — St. Mary, 10307 Dundee Road. Info: 847-669-3137
Loves Park
Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. — St Bridget, 600 Clifford Ave. Info: 815- 633-6311
Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. — St. Rita, 6254 Valley Knoll Dr. Mass at 7 p.m. Info: 815-398-0853
Feb. 11 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes), 6:30 p.m. — St. Bernadette, 2400 Bell Ave. Info: Kevin Rilott, 815-494-0333
The Lourdes presentation is sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American.
Volunteers will present a two-hour presentation that will allow adults and children:
n to immerse themselves in the message given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette at Lourdes, 
n to touch the grotto rock and experience the healing grace of Lourdes water, and 
n to receive a Eucharistic blessing and receive a bottle of Lourdes holy water.
They will also pray the rosary and prepare a petition to be placed in the grotto in Lourdes, France. 
Additionally, a plenary indulgence is granted to all the faithful, under the usual conditions, who attend one of the presentations.
While attendance is free, donations are welcome to help defray costs.