Event Calendar: Knock Shrine has a vibrant and varied calendar of events, offering concerts, spiritual retreats, workshops and themed days in addition to daily Masses and Ceremonies. To view dates of Pilgrimages and Vigils please see calendar below.
2017 Pilgrimage Season at Knock Shrine
Knock Counselling Centre Autumn/Winter Courses and Services
The official Pilgrimage Season at Knock takes place from Sunday 30th April – 8th October. See schedule of Masses & Ceremonies here.
Bereavement Support Group meeting takes place each Wednesday at 11am in the Family Centre, Knock Shrine. More information here
Candlelight Rosary Procession every Thursday evening at 9pm (throughout June, July & August)
Public Mini-Vigils take place on the first Friday of the month
Confessions: 8pm-9pm; Vigil proper from 9pm until Midnight in the Parish Church. See the full list of dates here: vigil-list-2017
Traditional Latin Mass takes place at 5.30pm on the second Sunday of each month place in the Parish Church.
National Novena to Our Lady of Knock
14-22 August 2017
Join us for nine days of reflection and prayer for the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock from the 14th-22nd August. Ceremonies will take place daily at 3pm and 8.30pm with daily guest speakers and workshops to enrich and enliven your faith. The theme for this year’s National Novena is ‘Living Life to the Full’. On Monday 21st August we will celebrate the launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Programme ‘Amoris: Let’s talk Family, Let’s be Family!’ Ceremonies take place twice daily at 3pm & 8.30pm (Sundays & Holydays 2.30pm) and workshops at 12 noon & 6pm.
See the full programme and schedule of speakers here
Launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 Programme ‘Amoris: Let’s talk Family, Let’s be Family!’
August / Novena Pilgrimage Walks
21st August Witnesses’ Walk
On Monday 21st August, a special walk will take place to give recognition to all of the people who witnessed the Apparition at Knock on the 21st August 1879. The walk will follow a short route around the Shrine and village, pausing at key points. It will begin at the Chapel of Reconciliation and end with a minute silence and prayers in the Apparition Chapel at 8pm, prior to the Novena evening ceremony.
15th August Catherine Murray Vigil Walk to Knock
An organised walk will take place Tuesday morning, August 15th starting at 3.00 am. The walk will leave Bekan cemetery, the resting place of visionary Catherine Murray, who was the second youngest witness to the apparition of Knock. The guided walk will follow in the footsteps of young Catherine as she made her journey through the townlands of Tully, Lissaniskea, Cloonfaughna, Magheramore on through Churchfield, and finally to the Marian Shrine Knock, where we will gather for mass at 6 am. Refreshments will be available after Mass in St John’s Rest & Care Centre (small fee for return bus to Bekan). If you’re interested in taking part in the walk, please contact Michael: (087) 9947842 or Leonie: (086) 8486924 for further information.
Traditional 15th August Vigil Walk (Balla to Knock)
A Vigil walk will take place on the early morning of Tuesday 15th of August, starting from the Blessed Well in Balla (Square) at 1.30 a.m. following the way-marked Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail, to arrive at the Apparition Chapel at Knock for 6 a.m. Mass. Registration fee €5 covering cost of return bus. For further information on this walk, please contact: 087 9947842 / 094 93 65025.
Other Upcoming Events
Family & Youth Events
August 14th – 22nd: Novena week-long Events
Throughout the Novena different programmes for children and teens will run in The HUB. Please ask at any of the offices for more information or visit us in the HUB to find out more.
Drop-In Listening Service at Knock Counselling Centre
Available during the pilgrimage season at the following times:
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-5pm
The drop-in listening service offers people an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment. People attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns.
The drop-in service is available to any person or persons over the age of 18. There is no set fee for a session at the drop-in listening service. No appointment is needed to use the drop-in listening service.
Contact the Counselling Centre
Tel: (094) 93 75032 or email: email@example.com