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 HUB (Hear, Understand, Believe)
Throughout June, July and August, the Youth Ministry at Knock Shrine run The HUB which provides a place for children (5 years and over) and teens to spend time at the Shrine. The HUB is open weekly from Wednesday- Sunday and offers a drop-in centre and a kids club as well as a number of great activities, fun events and summer camps. It is a colourful, fun, safe place for young people to learn more about their faith in a fun and relaxed way.
Summer Camps 2018 – Volunteer with us!
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. I can promise you it is a week to remember!!
Knock Youth Ministry Summer Camp: This year we have 2 weeks of camp for you to choose between, July 2nd – 6th and August 13th – 17th. Camp runs from 10am – 2pm and each day is packed full of fun activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, treasure hunt, etc.
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.
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 daily Kids Club , ‘The Ark’ where children are welcomed and have sessions on the Gospel of the Day, singing, colouring and lots of fun! Our VAKS (Volunteer at Knock Shrine) is a wonderful opportunity for young people to volunteer at Knock for a weekend. Its a great way to meet new friends, serve others, express your faith and have fun. Groups are also welcome to volunteer.