Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Knock Shrine is open during Christmas, welcoming visitors and pilgrims. See details of daily Mass times and opening hours below.

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Please note it is not necessary to book in order to attend Mass during Christmas.


Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December

Parish Church:   9am

Basilica:                12 noon, 3pm, 7.30pm (Rosary at 7pm) and Midnight



Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December

Basilica:                10am & 12 noon



Saint Stephen’s Day, Sunday 26th December

Basilica:               10am, 12 noon & 3pm (Rosary at 2.30pm)



Mass times from Monday 27th – Friday 31st  December     

Basilica:               12 noon &  3pm

The 7.30pm Mass (with Rosary at 7pm)  will resume in the Parish Church on New Year’s Eve, Friday 31st December


New Years Day, Saturday 1st Jan 2022

Parish Church:   9am

Basilica:    12 noon, 3pm & 7.30pm (Rosary at 7pm)



Confessions will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on Friday 31st December from 11am-3pm.


Further information and advice on attending Mass at Knock Shrine can be found here.

Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December:  Open 9am – 3pm

Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December:  Closed

St Stephens Day, Sunday 26th December: Closed

Monday 27th December:   Closed

Tuesday 28th December: Closed

Wednesday 29th December: Open 11am-3pm

Thursday 30th December: Open 11am- 3pm

Friday 31st December, New Years Eve: Open 11am-3pm

Mass Enrolment Offices will open daily from 9am-5pm from Saturday 1st January 2022 onwards.


Please note that you can continue to order Mass Enrolment Cards as usual on our website over the Christmas period.
See our Mass Cards page for further information.



Closed from Friday 24th December 2021 – 16 January 2022 inclusive.

Reopening to the public daily from 10am -6pm on Monday 17 January 2022 onwards.

Appointments may be facilitated on an individual basis, enquiries can be made by phoning (094) 93 88100.

Café Le Chéile is closed for the Christmas period (effective from Saturday 18th December).

It will reopen at a later date in 2022 to be confirmed.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December:  Open 9am to 3pm

Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th December inclusive: Closed

The Bookshop will open daily from 9am-5pm on Thursday 30th December onwards.

For enquiries, please phone (094) 9375030 or email: 

The Counselling Centre will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 23rd December and reopen on Thursday 6th January 2022.