Visiting Knock Shrine

Masses are celebrated daily at Knock Shrine. Our ushers and volunteers are present to assist you as you attend Mass and to ensure that your experience is peaceful and enriching. You can find information below to assist you in planning and preparing for your time at Knock Shrine.

Information for Visiting Knock Shrine

Face Coverings

While face coverings are no longer mandatory, we encourage the use of face coverings/ facemasks in all public buildings at Knock Shrine.


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.


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Masses take place daily at Knock Shrine


Please see daily Mass times here.

It is not necessary to book in order to attend Mass at Knock Shrine.


No, pilgrims do not need to queue to attend Mass.

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. Communion must be received in the hand only in-line with current guidelines.



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


Knock Parish Church is open daily from 8am-9pm.





Knock Basilica is open daily from 8am to 9pm





The complimentary shuttle service is available daily at Knock Shrine to assist people who have limited mobility or difficulty walking.

The shuttle is available upon request, just ask at any of our offices or check with  member of staff.

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

Eucharistic Adoration is available at the following times:

Adoration (Sunday)
11.30am – 6.30pm Blessed Sacrament Chapel
7pm – 9pm Apparition Chapel


Weekdays (including Saturday)

9am – 6.30pm Blessed Sacrament Chapel
7pm – 9pm Apparition Chapel

Yes, Anointing of the Sick is available daily throughout the Pilgrimage season from 1st May – 9th October, 2022.

On weekdays (including Saturday’s) the Anointing takes place during the 3pm Mass in the Basilica.

On Sunday’s, Anointing takes place at 2.30pm in the Basilica.

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.

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 or in the Parish Church.

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. Subject to change.