SOLEMN WORSHIP IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF THE DESAMPARADOS DEL BUEN RETIRO DEL SALIENTE CROWNED ON THE OCCASION OF HER LITURGICAL SOLEMNITY OF THE YEAR 2022
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY’S NATIVITY
WEDNESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
20:00h. Holy Mass of vespers, presided over by the Rev. Mr. D. Antonio Jesús María Saldaña Martínez, rector of the Diocesan Sanctuary of El Saliente.
20:30h. Floral offering by the Villa de Albox Sports Club.
24:00h. Solemn Salve in the Diocesan Shrine of El Saliente.
24:00h. Solemn Salve in the Parish Church of Santa María de Albox, presided over by the Rev. Mr. Antonio José Villegas Romero, parish priest of Santa María de Albox.
THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
05:00h. Holy Mass for the pilgrims of Oria, presided over by the Rev. Dr. D. Theodore Lejeune Nken Nyobe, parish administrator of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de Oria, San Indalecio de la Rambla de Oria, San Bartolomé de los Cerricos and Capilla del Campillo de Purchena.
07:00h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims, presided by the Rev. Mr. José María Parra Verdú, episcopal delegate for Catholic Action and parish priest of San Joaquín de Garrucha.
08:00h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims, presided by Rev. Mr. Rául del Águila Gázquez, rector of the Diocesan Sanctuary of Santísimo Cristo de la Luz in Dalías, parish priest of Santa María de Ambrox in Dalías, parish administrator of San Miguel Arcángel in Celín and San Rafael in Pampanico.
09:00h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims, presided over by the Rev. Mr. Pedro Antonio Pérez Martínez, director of the diocesan secretariat of Migrations, parish priest of Santa María Magdalena de los Molinos and Santa María Madre de Dios del Puche.
10:15h. Reception of authorities.
11:00h. Solemn Seasonal Holy Mass presided by His Excellency Mr. Antonio Gómez Cantero, Bishop of Almería.
12:00h. Procession of the sacred image of La Pequeñica along the esplanade of El Roel and prayer of the Angelus.
18:00h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims by the Rev. Mr. Juan Antonio Plaza Oña, Episcopal delegate for the Charitable and Social Action of the Church and parish priest of San Pablo Apóstol de Almería.
19:30h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims, presided over by the Rev. Mr. Domingo Fernández Navarrete, parish priest emeritus of San Joaquín de Garrucha.
21:00h. Holy Mass for Pilgrims, presided over by the Rev. Mr. Antonio Jesús Manzano Soriano, Episcopal Delegate for Education, parish priest of San Sebastián and La Asunción de Olula del Río and parish administrator of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Fines and San Antonio de Padua de Partaloa.
22:00h. Closing of the doors of the Sanctuary.
The Diocesan Shrine of Saliente will remain open from 10:30h. until 14:00h., reopening at 16:00h. on Wednesday 7th September and closing at 22:00h. on 8th September.
FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
The Sanctuary will be open on Friday 9th September, morning and afternoon, as usual.
SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
19:30h. Holy Rosary.20:00h. Holy Mass for pilgrims from Zurgena, Arboleas, La Alfoquía and Almanzora; presided over by the Rev. Mr. Silverio Sánchez Franco, parish priest of San Ramón Nonato de Zurgena and Santiago Apóstol de Arboleas.
SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
12:30h. Baptism of children.
13:00h. Holy Mass for pilgrims from Vélez Rubio and Chirivel presided over by the Rev. D. Javier Ruiz Pérez, parish priest of La Encarnación in Vélez Rubio and parish administrator of San Isidoro in Chirivel.
14:00h. Blessing of the memorial tablet commemorating the extraordinary visit of the sacred image to Vélez-Rubio and Chirivel.
We ask for the understanding of all pilgrims with regard to the signposting and guidance of the volunteers at the Sanctuary, as well as sensitivity towards everyone due to the health situation we are still experiencing.
The opening and closing times must be respected in order to be able to prepare the Sanctuary properly and offer a better welcome.
Pilgrims are asked to think about the offerings they wish to bring to Our Lady. The Sanctuary is in the process of restoration and, before giving flowers or candles, we appeal for financial donations to help in this task and the organisation of its services.
Let us give the Pequeñica the offering that she needs and that will last longer.
During all the celebrations pilgrims will be able to offer suffrages for their deceased, with the exception of the solemn Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday 8th September.
We remind all pilgrims that, under the usual conditions, they may obtain a Plenary Indulgence for themselves or for a deceased person during the Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lady. We therefore invite you to pray for the person and intentions of the Holy Father Francis.