Celebrating the Feast of St Brigid & Candlemas

We invite you to celebrate with us as we welcome the arrival of spring and the Feast of St. Brigid, Lá Féile Bríde.

The Feast of Saint Brigid, Abbess and Secondary Patron of Ireland is celebrated on the 1st of February. Saint Brigid is said to have been inspired by the teaching of St. Patrick and to have been a young woman of extraordinary generosity and charity.  Her constant awareness of God in her life and in those she encountered, her compassion and her concern for the poor are all shining examples of living Christianity.

Her feast day signals so much in our lives and gives us hope for new beginnings as we begin to see the signs of new growth and nature coming to life all around us. We celebrate the arrival of Spring, look forward to brighter days ahead and the end of the lengthy dark evenings.

A St. Brigid’s Day Cross-making workshop will take place throughout the day at Knock Museum. Crosses will be blessed during Mass throughout the day.

You can find a beautiful collection of crosses of varying designs on our website, including authentic handmade Bulrush crosses, made by Naomh Padraig using dried rushes from the shores of the River Shannon. View the collection in full here.



The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

On Wednesday 2nd February, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas), the Blessing of Candles will take place during Mass. Please bring your candles with you to be blessed.

You can see our daily Mass times here.