Event Calendar

Knock Shrine has a vibrant and varied calendar of events offering concerts, spiritual retreats, workshops, pilgrimages and themed days in addition to daily Masses and Ceremonies


Upcoming Events

Find out about daily Mass Times & Ceremonies

Weekly Events

Bereavement Support Group meeting takes place each Wednesday at 11am in the Family Centre, Knock Shrine. More information here

Organised Pilgrimages take place each weekend and other selected dates throughout the Pilgrimage Season – see the full list here


Monthly Events

Public Mini-Vigils take place on the first Friday of the month from May – December
Confessions: 8pm-9pm; Vigil from 9pm until Midnight in the Basilica. See the full list of dates here: Vigils 2018

Traditional Latin Mass  takes  place at 5.30pm on the second Sunday of each month place in the Parish Church.



Autumn-Winter Mass Times

Valid from Monday 15th October, 2018 – Sunday 28th April, 2019

Eve of Sundays and Holydays
7.30pm in Parish Church
9.00am Parish Church
10.30am Parish Church
12.00 noon Basilica
3.00pm Basilica

9.00am Parish Church
11.00am * Parish Church
12.00noon Parish Church
3.00pm Parish Church
7.30pm Parish Church 
* Please note the 11am weekday Mass runs for the month of November only, for the Holy Souls 

Daily from 11.00am – 4.00pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation 
Adoration is also held in Chapel of Reconciliation from 11.00am until 4.00pm each day until the beginning of next season.


Masses are streamed live each day. To watch Mass, please visit our Watch page.



Learning to Love Book Launch
Saturday 20th October

Join us for the launch of ‘Learning to Love: Journeys through Life with the Rosary’ by Fr Nigel Woollen.

The launch will take place in the Bookshop, Knock Shrine on Saturday 20th October at 2.30pm. The book will be launched by Fr John Walsh OP, Prior of St Saviour’s Dublin and Promoter of the Rosary for the Irish Dominican Province. All are welcome.

The Book is Available to Preorder here (Price: €9.99)



Medugorje Council of Ireland Annual Retreat

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October 2018

Conducted by Fr Danko Perutina, the retreat begins on Friday 26th at 7.30pm in St John’s Rest & Care Centre, Knock Shrine with Holy Mass Saturday morning at 9.30am.

Booking for the retreat is not necessary. All welcome.



Handel’s Messiah at Knock Basilica

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Following last November’s unprecedented sell-out performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Knock Basilica, the trumpet shall sound once again on Saturday 3 November with the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for the second  performance at the Basilica  of the world’s most famous and beloved oratorio, renowned for stunning choruses and arias. 

Tickets €30 and €25 are available now from the Information Development Office at Knock Shrine (beside the Basilica) and also from Eventbrite.ie 

Doors open at 6.30pm, Concert begins at 7.30pm. Find out more.




Depression, Self-Harm & Suicide in Adolescence
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November

Facilitator: Bronagh Starrs
Venue: Knock Counselling Centre     Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Price: €250

This workshop is for practitioners working with adolescents whose presenting symptom issues include depression, self-harming behaviours and suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Bronagh Starrs is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer specialising in working with adolescents. Founder of the Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute, Bronagh is an adoloescent development specialist with considerable experience teaching internationally on the development implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. 

For further information or to make a booking, call 094 93 75032 or email counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie



Mass of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
Sunday 17 November

Every day, about 3,000 people die and around 100,000 are injured on the world’s roads.
A service in the Basilica at Knock Shrine will take place at 12 noon 17th November and members from all the emergency services will attend. All who have been affected by road death or injury are invited to attend to remember their loved ones.



All-Night Vigil
December 7th – 8th 2018

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Friday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil proper 12 Midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.

Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Concelebrants are Fr Brendan Walsh, Pallotine, Thurles and Fr Lawrence CFR, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

Find out more..




2018 Pilgrimage Calendar


The next pilgrimage season will take place from Sunday 29th April– Sunday 14th October 2018
Please check this calendar regularly as pilgrimage dates are subject to change. Click on a date to see more details

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