The purpose of the faith renewal program is to offer a range of events to help encourage faith and help you to feel enriched and engaged throughout the year.
During 2023, we plan to focus our events around highlighting care for creation and have developed a programme to help create awareness and encourage each one of us to participate more fully in this calling.
Theme: Caring for God’s Creation
‘The Letter: A Message for our Earth’, is a 2022 documentary film, telling the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical by Pope Francis.
The film was launched in the Vatican on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4th, 2022. It is a powerful film which tells the story of four people from very different backgrounds and the roles they are playing to care more deeply for our common home. We are delighted to offer two screenings of the film at Knock Shrine, a wonderful way to begin our series of events for 2023 on the theme of ‘Caring for God’s Creation’.
Location: The Prayer Centre, Knock Shrine
First screening: 11am – 1pm
Second screening: 2pm -4pm
Film Duration: 80 mins plus Q&A / Discussion
To find out more or book your place.
with Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R
Taking place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Knock Shrine
Time: 10am – 4pm
Denis McBride is a Redemptorist priest, lecturer, author and publishing director of Redemptorist Publications. He has studied at great universities under great teachers, but he wears his learning lightly. His work is never antiquated, overly academic or built on borrowed insight: what Denis offers is fresh thinking delivered in his inimitable style.
Fr Denis hopes to make a crossover into people’s lives, and that the issues that Jesus faced might, in some way, speak to the challenges people face in their own lives.
Fr Denis McBride will also celebrate 12 noon Mass in the Basilica on the 26th of February. Book your place online here.
Day Retreat with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide
Taking place in the Prayer Centre, Knock Shrine
Time: 10am – 4pm
This retreat will weave together an experience to inspire , nourish and prepare us for the Easter message of Hope. Using scripture, music , prayer and reflective time, Deirdre guides us on a journey of light through darkness, home to the presence and guidance of God in our everyday lives. Book your place online here.
Weekly short talks
Taking place in the St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine
Tuesday Evenings: 7th, 14th and 21st March