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.
Upcoming Events Summer 2017
June 5th: Exam Mass
The Basilica at 7:30pm
For all students, parents and teachers who are preparing for exams. This Mass will take place in the Basilica at 7:30pm. Bring along your pencil cases to be blessed at Mass.
Volunteer@Knock Shrine is a programme for all over 16 years of age.
It is an opportunity for young people 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. This programme includes 2 training days (June 4th and 11th) – training includes 1st aid, sign language, learning about Knock, communication and listening skills, manual handling skills, etc.
If you have a group you would like to bring to volunteer for the weekend we can arrange this also.
For more details please contact the Youth Ministry.
No Cost – Donation Welcome
July 3rd – 7th Knock Youth Ministry Summer Camp
A fun filled week for all 7-11 year olds. The camp will run in The HUB. This week includes arts & crafts, sports, prayer, dance, music and much more. Each day runs 10:00-2:00. Children are asked to bring a packed lunch. Cost €30 Places are limited so booking is essential.
July 17th – 21st The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp for Girls
Age: 11-13 years Old Girls. Cost: £60
Michaela Foundation Summer Camps bring magic into the lives of young girls throughout the country. The Summer camp offers 11-13 year old girls the opportunity to experience a plethora of inspiring and entertaining activities, all taught by highly- experienced experts in a fun and supportive environment. For more information or to register your child please visit: http://bit.ly/1Y0wdUK
August 14th – 22nd: Novena week-long Events
Throughout the Novena different programmes for children and teens will run in The HUB. Please ask at any of the offices for more information or visit us in the HUB to find out more.
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.