The Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 14th November for the National Memorial Mass in memory of all who died on the island during the Covid-19 pandemic.
To pastorally support everyone who has suffered during the pandemic, and in the context of November being the traditional time when we remember our dead, on Sunday 14 November at 3pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine to concelebrate Mass for all those who have died on the island, and for their families, during the pandemic.
The main celebrant is Most Rev. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland with the Bishops of Ireland concelebrating the Mass.
There will be 26 candles placed around the sanctuary in the Basilica to represent each all who have died in each diocese during the pandemic.
A family from each diocese will also be in attendance to represent all who have lost loved ones during this difficult time.
During the Mass, the Bishops will offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during this time.
If you would like to pray for a loved one, you may do so by lighting a candle
on the Knock Shrine website.
Please note that candles will be lit in the outdoor candelabra at the Shrine.
You can also place a petition here.
This Mass will be live-streamed at 3pm on www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.