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Uplift Your Spirit. Nourish Your Soul.

The Faith Renewal Programme at Knock Shrine offers a variety of day retreats, seminars and music events throughout the year.

Faith Renewal Events Autumn/Winter Programme 2022

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3

November brings an invitation to reflect on love and loss as we remember our loves ones and times of letting go.

 

 

 

 

This retreat offers time to meet and be with others, sharing a faith journey and pilgrimage in and through the heart of the Celtic Christian tradition. Resting in the arms of God guiding us towards a time of change, we will explore the call to listen through scripture, music, reflection and prayer.

 


Booking Information

Retreat fee: 30
Bookings can be made online through Eventbrite (below) or by phone: (094) 93 75070
Phone Bookings Available Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm (excluding lunchtime).

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November affords us a time to pause, reflect and remember all those who have died and gone before us into the loving arms of God. Continuing our memorial weekend, we will celebrate a special Memorial Mass to pray for all our deceased on Sunday, November 6th at 12 noon.

 

 

We are delighted to announce the programme for this years All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine.

The All-Night Vigil is a long-standing tradition at Knock Shrine, falling on the date of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and we invite you to join with us once again for this night of prayer. This is a significant feast day, when we celebrate Mary’s Immaculate Conception; the fact that Mary was, from the very first moment of her existence, without sin, and chosen to be the Mother of Jesus.

The Vigil begins with Confessions from 10pm until Midnight on the night of Wednesday 7th December. The Vigil will continue in the Basilica from Midnight with Rosary, Holy Hour, Reflections and Private Prayer, concluding with Mass at 4am.

This is always a very special night when we come together to honour the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The full programme details will be available in due course. The Vigil will be live-streamed online on the Knock Shrine website and facebook page.

 

Advent Reflections Series

 

Join us as we travel through Advent; a time of preparation and waiting for the birth of the Christ child.

Together, we will go on a scriptural journey through the themes of Advent, relating them to everyday experience.

Each reflection will take place during mass at 7.30pm in the Parish Church, Knock Shrine. All are welcome to attend.

 

Friday 2nd Dec  at 7:30 Mass –  Fr Eugene Duffy

‘Vatican II, 60 years On’

 

Friday 9th Dec at 7:30 Mass – Trish O’Brien

‘Advent, Waiting in Hope’

 

Friday 16th Dec at 7:30 Mass – Fr Vincent Sherlock

‘Responding to the Christmas Invitation’

Spark the joy of Christmas with loved ones with ‘Carols by Candlelight’ at Knock Basilica. Featuring Featuring Schola Cantorum Basilicae, together with ConTempo String Quartet and Organist Mark Keane.

This event is free of charge. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Carol service starts at 8pm sharp.

Retreats and workshops

The Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine offers a variety of events based on music, family, parish enrichment and spiritual retreats. Retreats and workshops take place throughout the year and encompass a wide range of topics from art workshops, Scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Sacred music.

These events are aimed at adults and include a series of one-day retreats and workshops to encourage prayer, deepening of faith and spiritual rejuvenation. Take timeout for yourself and join us for some days of quiet prayer, reflection and exploration. Parish groups are welcome and booking is recommended.

For bookings and further information, email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone 094 93 75 355