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

This short video shows the newly refurbished interiors of Knock Parish Church, the Apparition Chapel and the Basilica.
Sit back and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Shrine grounds.



Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Knock
Sunday 26 August 2018

We are delighted to announce that Pope Francis will visit the National Marian Shrine at Knock on Sunday 26 August. 

The Holy See Press Office published the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August. The official Papal itinerary is now available on the World Meeting of Families website. Those who wish to attend must register on the World Meeting of Families website. 

Tickets may only be obtained by registering online. Registration will be open from Monday 25 June.



About: World Meeting of Families 2018


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We have a dedicated news section where you find out more about this major international event.

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Family Events at Knock! Knock Shrine is a place of welcome for families and young people. Find out more about the upcoming events for families taking place throughout 2018 Family Centre Events 2018 or the Youth Ministry/ HUB






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

Candlelight Rosary Procession every Thursday night in June July and August 9pm – 9.30pm. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosary will be in the Basilica.

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 Blessed Sacrament Chapel.




Rededication of Knock Parish Church
Saturday 23 June

Following the completion of renovation works at the Parish Church & Shrine, there will be a Rededication Mass held on Saturday 23 June at 7.30pm. The Parish Church is 190 years old, built in 1828 by Reverend P. Grady. All are welcome to attend.

The Mass will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Okolo.



Counselling Centre Spring-Summer Events

The programme offers a varied mix of workshops and information evenings offering help and support parents and individuals. View Programme here.

‘Finding Hope & Healing after Loss’ with David Kessler
Thursday 5 July, 2018

David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life. Find out more…

The ‘Drop-In’ Listening Service is open to anyone who wishes to talk in confidentiality.

The Counselling Centre is currently seeking volunteers for the drop-in service. To find out how you can help or to register your interest, contact the Counselling Centre on (094) 93 35032 or email counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie


Faith Renewal Spring-Summer Events


Jesuit Week / Week of Ignatian Spirituality
23-31 July

‘Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God’
Facilitated by Eddie Cosgrove SJ, Terry Howard SJ and Dermot Mansfield SJ
God takes an interest in each one of us, in every life – a personal interest in the ordinary daily realities and in our deepest longings. Each of us has a story to tell and in that story God is present, calling us to listen and learn. Prayer is about listening as well as speaking. It doesn’t do away with the struggles of life, but it helps us to see that the One who created us wants to guide us and to give us courage and a sense of peace. This is what the Jesuit way of prayer is all about.

There will be two 20-minute sessions daily at 11.05am and 7.05pm in the Prayer Guidance Centre and Mass at 3pm in the Basilica. Each day will focus on a different theme.
No booking necessary, all welcome.



Youth Events- Summer Camps


Summer Fun at the HUB (Hear, Understand, Believe)

Throughout June, July and August, the Youth Ministry at Knock Shrine run The HUB which provides a place for children (5 years and over) and teens to spend time at the Shrine. The HUB is open weekly from Wednesday- Sunday and offers a drop-in centre and a kids club as well as a number of great activities, fun events and summer camps. It is a colourful, fun, safe place for young people to learn more about their faith in a fun and relaxed way.


"Michaela-Foundation"The Michaela Summer Camp for Girls
July 16th-20th
Age: 11-13           Cost: €60
The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp brings magic into the lives of young girls throughout the country. The summer camp offers 11-13 year-old girls the opportunity to take part in a wide range of inspiring and entertaining activities, all taught by highly-experienced experts in a fun and supportive environment. For more information visit: michaelafoundation.com/summer-camps


Knock Youth Summer Camp
July 2-6
Aug 13-17
Age: 7-11        Cost: €30 per child

This year we have 2 weeks of camp to choose from! The camps run from 10am – 2pm and each day is packed full of fun activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, etc. 

For more information contact the Youth Ministry, Knock Shrine
T: 094 93 88100 / 087 6927850
E: knockyouthministry@yahoo.ie


Family Day
Sunday 19th August

A Day of Celebration & Activities for Families

Mark your diary for a special day at Knock Shrine to celebrate all things family. Come to enjoy a day full of music, dance, art & craft, games, fun workshops and much more for all ages. The events are open to all and there is no charge to attend.

The activities will take place in various locations throughout the grounds.


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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