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Vigils

A vigil is a powerful way for people to come together in community prayer. It is a period of staying awake, to keep watch with the Lord and to pray.

Vigils Programme

Mini-vigils are held in the parish church on the first Friday of every month from May to November and take place from 8 pm to Midnight. The programme for the evening includes confessions, Holy Hour, recitation of the Rosary and concludes with celebration of the Eucharist.

A Public All Night Vigil takes place on December 7th, the eve of the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The programme begins at 12 midnight with confessions  and ends with concelebrated Mass at 4.00 am.

Public All Night Vigil 2019

The Public All Night Vigil takes place each year to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The programme for the evening includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Hour, and Concelebrated Mass. The ceremonies take place from 8.30pm in Knock Basilica and conclude at 4am. The 2019 All Night Vigil takes place on Saturday, December 7th 2019 and the Chief Celebrant is His Excellency, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio.

Coach Companies Serving the All Night Vigil 2019

 

 

Cavan:

Donoghue’s Coaches Mullagh, Co. Cavan Tel: 046 9242091

 

Kerry:

O’Callaghan Coaches Killarney, Co Kerry  Tel: 064 663  1095  Bus departs from Killarney with pick ups in Farranfore, Castleisland, Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Adare. Cost is €35 per person

Dero’s Coaches Killarney, Co. Kerry  Tel: 064 66 31251  Bus departs 22 Main Street, Killarney at 3pm on December 7th with pick ups in Farranfore and  Castleisland on request.

 

 

Cork:

O’Connor Bus Hire (West Cork) Tel: 023-8849196 or  087-6167835  Operating a packaged trip which includes lunch on the way up and breakfast on the return journey home. Total cost €60 per person.

Donegal:

McBrearty Bus & Taxi Service Bridge St,  Cashelcummin,  Killybegs,  Co. Donegal Contact: 074 9731056 Email: jackiemcbrearty@gmail.com

 

 

Tipperary:

Liston Travel Monard, Co. Tipperary  Tel : 087 6015483  or  062 47440 Please note that this service will also pick-up from the Limerick area – please phone to find out more or to enquire regarding a pick-up from your area.

 

 

Limerick:

Abbey Coaches  Mountmahon,  Abbeyfeale , County Limerick  Tel: 068 31232 or  087 3966399

 

 

Longford:

Donnelly’s Coaches Creevy , Granard, Co Longford   Tel : 087 2487883 (Leaving from Carragh Church travelling through Granard, Edworthstown, Longford, Lanesborough)

 

Westmeath:

Slevins Coaches  Monilea, Mullingar, Co.  Westmeath   Tel :044 9372777    (Serving Mullingar and the surrounding areas)

 

This list will be updated regularly. If you are intending to bring a coach to the Vigil, we will be delighted to include your details here.