We Welcome The Bishops Of Ireland For National Memorial Mass

This Sunday, November 14th, the  Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for the National Memorial Mass in memory of all who died on the island during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The main celebrant is Most Rev. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland,  with the Bishops of Ireland concelebrating the Mass.

26 candles, representing each of the dioceses of Ireland,  will be  placed around the sanctuary in the Basilica. A family from each diocese will also be in attendance to represent all who have lost loved ones on the island during this difficult time.

During the Mass, the Bishops will offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during this time.

If you would like to light a candle for a deceased loved one, you may do so here. Your candles will be lit at the outdoor candelabrum at the Shrine. You can also place a petition and include your own intentions in the Mass  here.
Ceremonies at Knock Basilica will begin with Rosary at 2.30pm, followed by concelebrated Mass at 3pm

This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live  from 2.30pm. The Mass will be broadcast live from 3pm on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.