Visiting Knock Shrine

Masses are celebrated daily at Knock Shrine. Religious ceremonies are taking place with reduced capacity in accordance with Government advice.
Attendance continues on a first-come, first-served basis until further notice.

Guidelines For Visiting Knock Shrine

Face Coverings

Please wear a face covering when visiting all buildings at Knock Shrine. Wearing a cloth face covering in public will reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the community. It will help to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets from people infected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Cloth face coverings may also help to stop people who are not aware they have the virus from spreading it. If you are exempt from wearing a cloth face covering on medical grounds, please wear a face visor.



Use Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser stations are in place at the entrance to all churches and buildings at Knock Shrine.Please use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving all buildings at Knock Shrine.

Please respect and adhere to guidance provided by our  Stewards and Volunteers, including necessary hand and respiratory guidelines. Hand sanitiser is widely available at each of the buildings. We strongly advise all attending to use this, and to keep a safe distance  of 2 metres from others.

Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette
  1. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  2. Use tissues and throw them away.
  3. Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer every time you touch your mouth or nose.


Download COVID Tracker

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone, available to download on the App Store or Google Play.

It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland. Using the COVID Tracker app along with the existing public health measures will help us all stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

Please  respect and adhere to the guidance of our stewards and trained volunteers at all times.

Masses take place daily at Knock Shrine


Please see daily Mass times here.


Attendance at Mass will continue on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to attend Mass once allocated capacity has been reached.



No, pilgrims do not need to queue to attend Mass.
Please note that capacity is restricted to half of normal full capacity. As such, attendance will continue on a first-come, first-served basis.


Yes, groups and families may sit together. You will be required to leave one vacant seat between you and the next group/ individual in the row.

No. You can only take the seating which is available at the time of attendance.

Holy Communion will be available and the celebrating Priest will advise at each Mass how to receive the Holy Sacrament. Holy Communion must be received in the hand only in line with current guidelines.


Confessions are available in the Chapel of Reconciliation from 11am to 3pm daily.

Knock Parish Church is open for private prayer daily.

Please note: Due to essential maintenance works, the Parish Church will be closed to the public from Tuesday 12 October 2021 until further notice.



The Apparition Chapel is open for private prayer daily from 8am to 9pm.


Adoration is not available at the moment. We hope to be able to offer Adoration in the near future.

Details will be made available on our website.


The ceremonies for Anointing of the Sick are not taking place at present.

Once we are in a position to resume this service, details will be made available on our website.

In exceptional cases, anointing can be requested on an individual basis after Mass.

Holy Water is available at the outdoor fonts adjacent to the Apparition Chapel. Please use your own wipes to wipe down the fonts before and after use.

Holy Water fonts at the entrances to all churches are empty.


Knock Basilica is open for Mass daily. Please see the list of Mass times below:

Monday – Saturday

Basilica: 9am, 12 noon, 3pm, 7.30pm (Rosary at 7pm)



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


Pilgrims are welcome to time for private prayer in the Basilica for before/ after each Mass.

The team at the outdoor candelabrum at the parish church will light candles on your behalf.

You may also light a candle in the Confessional Chapel which is open daily from 11am-3pm.

To avail of our online service, please see and your candle will be lit at the outdoor candelabrum.

All details correct at time of publishing, and subject to change. Guidelines in accordance with Government advisory.

Last Update: 4th October, 2021