Family Centre


The concept and reality of family is at the heart of life and at the heart of Church. The Family Centre seeks to resource, support and enhance the lived experience of family today.

This means taking the reality of family life in its joyful and sorrowful moments and applying to it care programmes, prayer experiences and support networks that bring a deeper awareness and a fuller understanding to the richness of family life.
So preparing couples for marriage, providing training to parents, working with bereavement groups and providing support groups, these are areas which shape the work of the centre at Knock Shrine.


Services and upcoming events

Bereavement Support Group

Wednesday mornings, 11am | The Family Centre, Knock Shrine

The centre hosts a weekly Bereavement Support Group Meeting, each Wednesday at 11am.

Those who have lost loved ones know only too well what a lonely and difficult experience it is to deal with grief and loss.

We accompany those who struggle on the journey of bereavement.

All are welcome to avail of any of the scheduled support services or just drop in for some information.

We hope we can be a light of hope for all who come our way.


Family Centre Events 2018


Events to support families and individuals

Find out more about the programme of events at Knock Shrine which includes weekly bereavement support group, Blessing for Expectant Mothers, Mass for Organ Donors and their families, blessing of pets and a host of other outreach events.

You can also download the full programme: Events 2018









Pastoral care outreach to bereaved families

We offer assistance with funeral liturgies and anniversary Masses as requested.




Monica Morley, Director

Our Lady’s Shrine

Knock, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

T: (094) 93 75320