Christmas Mass Times & Opening Hours

Christmas is a special time at Knock Shrine. Why not take a day with family or friends to attend Mass, walk the beautiful grounds, light a candle, visit the crib and take time to appreciate all that is good in our lives.


Important Notice
Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel will be closed until April 2018 due to refurbishment works taking place.
Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused. 



Mass Card Offices

Christmas Eve: 9am- 3pm (Mass Office in Basilica 10am-3pm)
Christmas Day: Closed
St Stephens Day: Closed
Wednesday 27th: 11am-4pm (Mass Office beside the Parish Church: Closed)
Thursday 28th: 11am-4pm (Mass Office beside the Parish Church: Closed)
Friday 29th: 11am-4pm (Mass Office beside the Parish Church: Closed)
Saturday 30th: Open from 9am (Mass office in Basilica: Open from 10am)
Saturday 30th onwards – Normal opening hours will resume


December 24th               10am – 4pm
December 25th               Closed
December 26th                Closed
December 27th  – 1st January 2018: 10am — 5pm
Tuesday 2nd January onwards: Normal opening hours 9am – 6pm

St John’s Rest & Care Centre

Closed: 22nd December – 7th January 2018 (inclusive)



Witness to Hope Centre

Closed from Saturday 23rd December , reopening Tuesday 2nd January

Knock Museum

Closed from Saturday 23rd December – Sunday 7th January (inclusive)

Counselling Centre

Closed on Friday 22nd December at 5.30pm, reopening on Monday 8th January

Confessional Chapel

Closed from 4pm on Christmas Eve
Reopening Sunday 31st Dec: 11am-4pm

Limerick Shop

Christmas closed 24th Dec  until Tue 2nd January


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Christmas Mass Times

Please note the following Mass Times are subject to change.
Please phone Knock Shrine (094) 93 88100 for daily Mass times.

All Christmas Masses taking place in the Basilica will be streamed live on our Watch page.


Thursday 21st December
Parish Carol Service

The annual Knock Parish Carol Service will take place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 8pm with refreshments afterwards in the Rest & Care Centre.

Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve
7.30pm & Midnight in the Basilica

(Those who received a small crib at the family Mass can collect a blessed baby Jesus. Children who did not collect a crib can do so during the Mass.)

Midnight in St Anne’s Church Shanvaghera

Monday 25th Christmas Day

9am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
10.30am & 12 noon in the Basilica
10am in St Anne’s Church Shanvaghera

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th (inclusive)
12 noon & 3pm in the Basilica
Please note the 7.30pm Vigil Mass will resume on Saturday 30th December


Confessions & Adoration

Closed from Monday 25th and reopening Sunday 31st December from 11am-4pm


Wishing all parishioners, pilgrims and visitors to Knock Shrine a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year.


Winter Schedule

Masses from Sunday 31st December:

Sundays, Holydays 
9am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
All other public Masses
10.30, 12 noon & 3pm in the Basilica

Weekday & Public Masses
9am & 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
12 noon, 3pm in the Basilica



Daily Adoration & Confessions

11am-4pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation

Evening Adoration 7pm-9pm in St Joseph’s Chapel
(in the HUB/ Family Centre) finishing on Friday the 22nd December for Christmas and resuming on Monday the 8th of January.

Monthly Latin Mass
Latin Mass in the Old Rite (Tridentine) takes  place at 5.30pm on the second Sunday of each month place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel


View our Christmas Video!