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, including School Retreats throughout the academic year and a Summer programme called The HUB from June-August. The HUB is a bright, friendly and fun place for children and young people to visit, meet with others and enjoy an array of fun activities from craft to singing, dancing, or taking part in Gospel of the Day. The HUB includes a kids club (for children 5+ years) as well as a drop-in centre for young teens or older children. The HUB also offers a range of summer camps during July and August.
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
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.
Our VAKS programme (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) is an opportunity for young people over the age of 16 to come to Knock to volunteer for the weekend. This is a great way to meet new friends, serve others , express your faith and have fun. You must be registered and trained to participate in the programme and full details are available below: