Event Calendar

Seventeen year old Sibéal Ní Chasaide singing Mise Éire at the sold out ’Concert For Peace' at Knock Basilica, presented by the Mayo International Choral Festival in association with the Western Development Commission. Photo: Alison Laredo

Seventeen year old Sibéal Ní Chasaide singing Mise Éire at the sold out ’Concert For Peace’ at Knock Basilica, presented by the Mayo International Choral Festival in association with the Western Development Commission. Photo: Alison Laredo

Italian Singers performing during The Story of Love

Story of Love Performance

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 CeremoniesTo view dates of Pilgrimages and Vigils please see calendar below.

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Divine Mercy Sunday Pilgrimage 
Sunday 23rd April

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See the full list of pilgrimages for 2017


Ongoing Weekly Events

Bereavement Support Group meeting takes place each Wednesday at 11am in the Family Centre, Knock Shrine. More information here

Upcoming Events & Pilgrimages


Saturday 25th March
Loreto Vigil (Parish Church) 8.30pm – 12.30am with Fr. Freddie Warner (Mass at 11.30pm)

Saturday 29th April
‘Family in Life’ with Mary Trench (St. John’s Rest & Care Centre)


Winter Mass Times

Weekdays: Parish Church: 9am, 12 noon, 3pm and 7.30pm

Sundays & Holydays 9am, 10.30am (Parish Church) and 12 noon & 3pm (Basilica)
Please note that the Sunday Masses in the Basilica are available to watch online here.

Latin Mass takes place on the second Sunday of each month at 5.30pm in the Parish Church.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

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Faith Renewal Events Spring/Summer ’17

Brochure of Events Coming Soon. Details of spring-summer ’17 events and dates below.

The days are getting longer and there is plenty of optimism in the air  as preparations are underway for the new series of faith renewal events taking place throughout the spring and summer months.

The latest faith renewal events have been developed to offer new and engaging day retreats, workshops, courses and spiritual concerts to the local community and pilgrims visiting the Shrine.

Saturday 8th April ‘Celebrating Family; Preparing for World Meeting of Families 2018’

“The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church” – Pope Francis.

In August 2018, the World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin. To find out what this means for you and your family, you are invited to Knock Shrine to a special event which will help all of us to prepare for this wonderful international occasion.

All are invited to join us for a  one-day conference on Saturday 8th April. The conference will begin with a presentation from Fr Timothy Bartlett, Secretary General for the World Meeting of Families, taking place from 22nd to 26th August 2018. Breda O’ Brien, teacher and Irish Times columnist will  share stories and life experiences with guest families. The day will include activities for children and will conclude with Mass at 3pm in the Basilica celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. All are invited to attend this special day. 


Adult Catechism Studies

Jan, Feb (over 12 Weeks)

Time: 7.30pm (Registration from 7pm)
Venue: St. John’s Rest & Care Centre
Presenter: Liam Sadler
Cost: Materials during course

New members are always welcome to join. The study of the Catechism of the Catholic Church strengthens and renews our faith. It is a serious presentation for adults of a living faith for to-day. It leads us closer to Jesus and life in him; to help enliven our love of God and of neighbour and to trust in his mercy for each one of us.

For bookings, email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone: (094) 9388100/ (094) 93 75355.

Day Retreats: Quiet Days for Busy People

Dates: Saturday’s – 18th February, 11th March & 29th April
Time: 10am-4pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Venue: Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre
Presenter: Prayer Guides
Cost: €30 including lunch

Join us in Knock for a day of quiet reflection. Take time out for yourself to nourish your soul and discover new life in the heart of the Gospels, through Guided Meditation and quiet reflection. Take the opportunity of a one to one conversation with a Prayer Guide in order to gain a deeper awareness of who you are in God’s presence.

For bookings, email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone: (094) 9388100/ (094) 93 75055

Training & Formation: Leading God’s People in Prayer

Part 1: 6th March
Part 2: 13th March

Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Knock House Hotel
Presenter: Mary Connolly, MA in Liturgy Studies
and member of the National Council
for Liturgy.
Cost: €10 for both evenings

‘It is Good for Us to be Here’, a resource published in 2015 by the National Centre for Liturgy, is a guide  to how the Community of Faith can gather together to pray on a weekday when the celebration of the Eucharist is not possible. These training and formation evenings will introduce lay people to Chapter 8 of this resource entitled “Leading God’s People in Prayer.” These two evenings will help participants in leading public prayer in their local church.

Those wishing to participate need to complete the Booking Form

Workshop for Choirs

Thursday 9th March
Location: Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: €10 per person

This workshop will be hosted by the Irish Church Music Association. Music covered will be Sacred Music for general use in liturgy and for Church seasons throughout the year. Music will be provided.


Enrichment Days (Ministers of the Eucharist & Word)

Day. 1 Ministers of the Word
Saturday 25th March

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm, with Coffee and Lunch Break
Venue: Knock House Hotel
Presenter: Colette Furlong
Cost: €30 including lunch
It is the Lord who speaks! A day of reflection for Ministers of the Word focused on the spirituality and skills associated with this ministry in the Scriptures and its significance for the assembled people of God at Sunday and Weekday liturgies.

Day. 2 Ministers of the Eucharist
Saturday 1st April

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm, with Coffee and Lunch Break
Venue: Knock House Hotel
Presenter: Fr John Paul Sheridan
Cost: €30 including lunch

‘Living Eucharistically is Living Life as a Gift’ (Henri Nouwen)

Ministers of the Eucharist are mandated with the awesome responsibility of bringing the Body and Blood of Jesus to the lives of those who hunger for it, both as part of the liturgical assembly and individually to the homes of the sick and housebound.  The meaning of the word is ‘to give thanks’ and it is this disposition which should be foremost in our mind as ministers. The day will offer Eucharistic Ministers the opportunity to spend some time exploring the theology of Eucharist and to consider its place the context of their vocation as lay Christians. It will be an opportunity to learn, to ponder, to meditate and to pray.

To book either of these days, email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone: (094) 9388100.

Day Retreat: ‘Resting in the Arms of God’

Saturday 6th May
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Taize Room, Prayer Guidance Centre
Presenter: Deirdre Ní Chinnéide
Cost: €30 including lunch

Our day long workshop invites you to come away from the demands of busy life and to listen and explore with others, the power and presence of God. With the arrival of spring, new light and growth reflects the constant call from God to Know, love and trust in his guidance deep in the heart of our lives.

 For bookings, email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone: (094) 9388100/ (094) 93 75355

Knock to New York Pilgrimage in May

front-view6-night trip departing Monday 8th May from Ireland West Airport Knock and returning on Sunday 14th May. The trip includes return Aer Lingus private charter flights from Knock to New York, room-only accommodation in NH New York Madison Towers, Manhattan and  coach transfers to and from airport.

The year 2017 will be a remarkable year for the people of Knock and the Irish diaspora in New York as plans are underway at Knock Shrine to lead a group out from Ireland West Airport to New York next May.

For the last two years, Knock Shrine and Ireland West Airport has welcomed pilgrimages in from New York and Boston and will now have the privilege of bringing the people of Knock and the West and North West of Ireland across the waters for a special and historically unique 6-day trip which will be led by Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P., Rector, Knock Shrine. The primary purpose of the visit is to have the remains of John Curry, the youngest person to witness the Knock Apparition of 1879, re-interred from the current location at Pine Lawn Cemetery, Long Island to St. Patrick’s old Cathedral, New York.

John Curry was just five years old when he, along with fourteen others witnessed a miraculous phenomenon at the gable wall of the Parish Church. Little did he know at that time what life would bring his way, however he like many others at the time left Ireland for New York where he remained until his death in 1943.

The remains of John Curry will be brought to old St. Patricks Cathedral, Manhattan on Saturday 13th May where a special requiem Mass will be celebrated. It is a great honour bestowed by the Archbishop of New York for Knock Shrine and for John Curry’s family to have his remains transferred to the historic centre of the Irish.

If you would like to take part in this once in a lifetime trip, contact Joe Walsh Tours to Book Your Place.

Or view the full itinerary and flight details here: knock-to-new-york-itinerary

T: +353 1241 0800
bronwyn.clinton@joewalshtours.ie / info@joewalshtours.ie
W: www.joewalshtours.ie


Oratorio in honour of ‘Mary the Mother of God’

Saturday 20th May 2017

mary-oratorio-concertKnock Shrine will host a WORLD PREMIERE OF ORATORIO ‘MARY’ AT KNOCK BASILICA. This event will raise much needed funds for the Mayo-Roscommon Hospice Foundation, who exists to provide palliative care services to people with life limiting illnesses and their families in County Mayo and County Roscommon. Tickets €25 on sale now from all Mayo Roscommon Hospice shops and online at Eventbrite. Doors open 6.45pm with concert at 7.30pm. Find out more..



If you would like to participate in any of the Faith Renewal events, please book your place by contacting Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie

Telephone: (094) 9388100/ (094) 93 75355




February Courses at Knock Counselling Centre

‘Wellness for Men’ Mental Health and Positive Wellbeing
Stress Reduction Techniques

Introductory Seminar and Workshop
Facilitated by Michael McTigue, Psychotherapist, Knock Counselling Centre
Seminar: Thursday February 9th, 7pm-8.30pm
Workshop: Saturday February 18th, 11am-4pm
Cost: Introductory Seminar €10; Workshop €50
To Book Contact:
T: (094) 93 75032
E: counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie

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Self-Care to Self-Wellness 6-week programme

If you are living with a long-term health condition this programme may be of interest to you.

Commencing on Wednesday 8th February from 2pm-4.30pm at Knock Counselling Centre
Fee: €20
For further information contact:  
Jackie Lynott (programme coordinator)
T: (087) 7185615 or (094) 90 34980
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Positive Wellbeing

Wednesday February 8th

Facilitated by Lisa-Anne Campbell, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
5-week course commencing February 8th
Wednesday Evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm
cost €50 per person for 5 weeks

‘Over five weeks we explore how to recognise our feelings, deal with stress, manage changes in our lives more effectively and find our best selves while acknowledging our hearts desires and living more fulfilling and authentic lives.’

To Book Contact:
T: (094) 93 75032
E: counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie

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Positive Wellbeing Foundation Programme with Mary Naylor

Beginning Tuesday 7th February for 6 weeks.
Time: 7pm-9pm
Cost: €50

This six-week programme is designed to give participants a clearer understanding of how we create stress and tension in our bodies and the impact of that stress on physical and mental well-being. Participants will learn relaxation techniques that will ultimately contribute to a healthier and more integrated way of being in the world.


See full brochure of events at the Counselling Centre:

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