As the year of St Joseph draws to a close, plans are underway at Knock Shrine to mark the end of this special year with a Triduum to St Joseph from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November, 2021.
Devotion to St. Joseph has always emphasised his role as the protector of the Holy Family and he appears in the Knock Apparition scene as a secure gentle presence beside Our Lady, head bowed reverently toward her acknowledging and reminding us of her unique place in the history of the Church.
To celebrate the Year of St Joseph, Knock Shrine has commissioned a beautiful new statue. Designed and sculpted by renowned Italian sculptors Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875 studios, it depicts St. Joseph as he appeared in the Apparition at Knock in 1879.
The statue will be placed at the sanctuary in the Basilica during the Triduum ceremonies, with guest speakers present as follows:
Friday 5th Rosary at 7pm, Mass at 7.30pm
Speaker: Trish O’Brien, St Louis Community School, Kiltimagh
Theme: St. Joseph and the Family
Saturday 6th Rosary at 7pm & Mass at 7.30pm
Speaker: Most Rev. Michael Neary, DD, Archbishop of Tuam
Theme: St Joseph, the Man of Faith
Sunday 7th Rosary at 2.30pm & Mass at 3pm
Speaker: Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector of Knock Shrine
Theme: St Joseph and Knock
All ceremonies will be streamed live on our watch page and on facebook @knockshrine