Mass for First Holy Communicants and their families

All first communion children and their families are invited to a special Mass of celebration on Sunday June 12th at 12 noon in the Basilica.

The children are welcome to wear their communion clothes and will actively participate in the Mass, making it a happy and memorable family occasion.


This event is being organised by the Family Centre, Knock Shrine.


About the Family Centre

The focus of the Family Centre is on the lived reality of family life as experienced in its varied and sometimes complex dimensions, joyful and sorrowful, life-enhancing and difficult. The approach is to foster a deeper awareness and a fuller understanding of the richness of family life through care programmes, prayer experiences and support networks.

This involves providing training to parents and support groups for those experiencing difficulties, working with individuals and groups in navigating the grieving process and celebrating key moments of family life by providing appropriate liturgies and ceremonies of blessings at Our Lady’s Shrine.