The Youth Ministry team in Knock seeks to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to make known the Good News of Christ more fully through worship, service and witness. They aim to give the young people who visit Knock Shrine a personal experience of Jesus through the Sacraments. They do this by celebrating the Sacraments, preaching the Gospel, and by giving witness to the living presence of Jesus in our world.
The Youth Ministry in the Shrine runs programmes throughout the year, School Retreats throughout the academic year and a Summer programme called The HUB from June-August.
Summer Fun at the Youth HUB (Hear, Understand, Believe)
Every summer the Youth Ministry run a vibrant programme for young people, including summer camps, courses and daily fun at ‘The HUB’. The ‘Michaela Summer Camp for Girls’ runs throughout July, in addition to the Youth Ministry Summer Camp. There is a also a Kids Club (Wed-Sun) where children are welcomed and take part in ‘Gospel of the Day’, singing, colouring and lots of other fun activities!
Summer Camps 2018 – Volunteer with us!
Our VAKS (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) is a wonderful opportunity for young people to volunteer for a weekend, meet new friends, serve others, express their faith and have fun! Groups are also welcome to volunteer. Just get in touch to find out more.
Michaela Summer Camp for Girls (July 16th-20th): The countdown is on for one of our favorite weeks during the Summer here in The HUB – The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp for girls. We are currently looking for volunteers for the week 16th – 20th of July. Check out www.michaelafoundation.com for more info.
The annual Exam Mass will take place on Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm in the Basilica. All students who are preparing for exams, along with their families are invited to attend. Bring along your pencil cases to be blessed! Students will be given a keepsake bookmark at the Mass.
Age: 11-13 Cost: €60
The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp brings magic into the lives of young girls throughout the country. The summer camp offers 11-13 year-old girls the opportunity to take part in a wide range of inspiring and entertaining activities, all taught by highly-experienced experts in a fun and supportive environment. For more information visit: michaelafoundation.com/summer-camps
Two Camps available to choose from:
July 2-6; or Aug 13-17
Age: 7-11 Cost: €30 per child
This year we have 2 weeks of camp to choose from! The camps run from 10am – 2pm and each day is packed full of fun activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, etc.
For more information contact the Youth Ministry, Knock Shrine
T: 094 93 88100 / 087 6927850
Sunday 19th August
A Day of Celebration & Activities for Families
Mark your diary for a special day at Knock Shrine to celebrate all things family. Come to enjoy a day full of music, dance, art & craft, games, fun workshops and much more for all ages.
The events are open to all and there is no charge to attend. The activities will take place in various locations throughout the grounds. Contact the Youth Ministry for further details T: (094) 93 75321 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Retreats (September – June)
Thousands of students have attended a school retreat here in Knock Shrine. The aim of the retreat is to bring young people to Knock and give them a positive experience of Knock, a powerful experience of God and enable them to realise the power the church and the Sacraments have to transform their lives.
All of our retreats are given in a laid back friendly environment helping the students to take that much needed ‘time out’ to explore their relationship with God.
We tailor each day to suit the needs of the teachers and students. Please see our brochure for more information on the school retreat day.
Download the Knock Youth Ministry Brochure for School Retreats KYM Brochure
Download the knock youth ministry overnight retreat brochure
If you would like to organise a group retreat to Knock Shrine and would like help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We in the youth ministry will tailor make a retreat to suit your group’s needs.
Diocesan Orders/ Youth Pilgrimages
Pilgrimages Are you planning your diocesan or orders pilgrimage to Knock Shrine? Why not invite the young people in your dioceses to join you. Each year thousands of pilgrims come to Knock Shrine on their annual pilgrimages. We want young people to feel a part of these pilgrimages and get involved in their annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine. Knock Youth Ministry will help you plan and organise a day for the young people you bring. We can provide workshops, organise a story and tour and a trip to Knock Museum. Please contact us to find out more.