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.



See further information on Winter Opening Times



Mass for Bereaved Parents

Mass for Bereaved Parents
Sunday 11th November, 3pm 


Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare and on Sunday the 11th of November, parents who live with this difficult reality, will come together for an afternoon Mass at Knock Shrine. All parents present will light candles in memory of their loved ones and the names of their children will be read aloud.

The Mass will begin at 3pm in St John’s Rest and Care Centre. The celebrant will be Fr Terence Harrington. All are welcome.





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 18 November

Every day, about 3,000 people die and around 100,000 are injured on the world’s roads.

A service will take place in Knock Shrine at 12 noon to remember special loved one’s and to recognise the professional work performed by all the emergency services and hospital staff. Refreshments and a get together will take place after mass in St. John’s Rest and Care Centre.

All who have been affected by road death or injury are invited to attend to remember their loved ones.




‘Listening for the Light’ Day Retreat
with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide
Saturday 24 November

Location: Prayer Guidance Centre, Knock Shrine
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: €30 (includes lunch)

About the retreat: As we prepare to cross the threshold into the season of Advent, we listen to the invitation to explore and experience a sense of being deeply known and loved by God. 

Our day together invites you to spend time with others through reflection, conversation, music and prayer as we journey with the beauty and challenge of Psalm 139. ‘O Lord you have searched me and known me…lead me in ways everlasting.’

“When a moment beckons on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart.” – Boris Pasternak

Find out more about the facilitator Deirdre at www.celticpassage.com

To book your place, call (094) 93 75355 or email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie



All-Night Vigil
December 7th – 8th 2018

The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on Thursday 7th -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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