The Story of Knock began on Thursday evening of the 21st August, 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of the church at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
Knock Shrine is open all year
Main Pilgrimage Season is from the last Sunday in April until the Second Sunday in October.
Today Knock Shrine is an international place of pilgrimage and prayer where over one and a half million pilgrims come every year. The Shrine grounds incorporates five churches, including the Apparition Church, Parish Church/Old Church, Basilica, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Chapel of Reconciliation. All of these are set in beautiful landscaped gardens of approximately 100 acres creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Services at the Shrine include: organised pilgrimages, daily public devotions and masses with Anointing of the Sick, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, professional Counselling Service, Youth Ministry, Prayer Guidance, Rest and Day Care Centre for welcome and hospitality, Family Life Centre, Shrine Offices where pilgrims can enrol family and friends in the Knock Shrine Friends’ Association masses. Lay and religious staff and volunteers of the Knock Shrine Society are involved in all these services.
“The search for meaning and ultimately for God, always leads us to sacred places where we can connect with the Lord. So, today, Knock provides the space needed to encounter Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life. I pray that with Our Lady of Knock you may experience that encounter. ” Fr. Richard Gibbons, P.P. Knock Parish and Rector Knock Shrine
PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2013
April 28th 2013 – October 13th 2013
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS
Masses: 8, 9.00, 10.30 am, 12 noon, 3 and 7.30 pm.
Eve of Sundays and Holydays 7.30 pm.
Confessions: Continuously from 11 am to 5 pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation. It is not necessary for pilgrims who already have gone to confession elsewhere to go to confession again at Knock Shrine in order to gain the Indulgence.
Public Ceremonies: 2.30 pm Anointing of the Sick.
3.00 pm Con-celebrated Mass followed by the Solemn Blessing of the Sick, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and the blessing of pious objects.
WEEK-DAYS (MON – SAT)
Masses: 9 am, 11.00 am (June – October) 12 noon, 3 and 7.30 pm.
Anointing of the Sick at 12 noon and 3.00 pm Masses
Confessions: Continuously from 11 am to 5 pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
Public Ceremonies: 2.00 pm Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession.
3.00 pm Con-celebrated Mass with Anointing of the Sick.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Daily in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel after 11.00 am Mass until 7 pm (June – October)
Apparition Chapel Daily 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm ( Monday – Friday)
LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR INVALIDS
2.00 pm Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession.
3.00 pm Concelebrated Mass with special homily dealing with the vocation of suffering and Anointing of the Sick. 4.00 pm Blessing of the Sick and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Note: The above times are subject to change
14th October to 31st December 2013
SUNDAYS & HOLYDAYS
Masses: 9.00am, 10.30am, 12 noon, 3.00pm
(Eve of Sunday’s and Holydays, 7.30pm)
11.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm
WEEKDAYS: MONDAY – SATURDAY
Masses: 9.00am, 12 noon, 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Confessions: 11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Note: The above times are subject to change
KNOCK SHRINE PILGRIMAGE LIST 2013
Sat. 22nd June St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society Pilgrimage
Sun. 23rd June The Gathering Pilgrimage.
Sun. 30th June National Franciscan Pilgrimage.
Sat. 06th July Cursillo Movement Pilgrimage.
Sun. 07th July Ferns & Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimages.
Sat. 13th July Oblate Pilgrimage.
Sun. 14th July World Fatima Apostolate in Ireland Pilgrimage & Alexandrina Society Pilg.
Sat. 20th July Family Prayer Day & Augustinian Pilgrimage.
Sun. 21st July Matt Talbot & International Pioneer Association Pilgrimage & Derry Walkers Pilgrimage
Sat. 27th July The Gathering Pilgrimage.
Sun. 28th July Carmelite Pilgrimage.
Sat. 03rd August National Cenacle for Marian Movement of Priests’ Pilgrimage.
Sun. 04th August Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Sat. 10th August The Gathering Pilgrimage.
Sun. 11th August Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Mon. 12th August Intercession for Priests with Fr. Kevin Scallon & Sr. Briege McKenna.
Sat. 17th August Raphoe Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Sun. 18th August Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Sat. 24th August The Gathering Pilgrimage.
Sun. 25th August Order of Malta Pilgrimage.
Sat. 31st August Charismatic Pilgrimage.
Fri. 13th September Bushy Park Mini-Vigil 8 p.m. – 12 midnight
Sat. 14th September Vincentian Pilgrimage & Padre Pio Seminar.
Sun. 15th September Padre Pio Pilgrimage.
Fri. 20th September Connaught Pioneers Mini Vigil.
Sun. 22nd September The Gathering Pilgrimage.
Sat. 28th September Servite Pilgrimage.
Sun. 29th September Legion of Mary Pilgrimage.
Fri. 04th October Public Mini Vigil.
Sat. 05th October A Day in Honour of Our Lady Pilgrimage.
Sun. 06tt October Rosary Sunday & Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage
Sat. 12th October Thanksgiving for the gift of Priesthood Pilgrimage.
Sun. 13th October Dominican Pilgrimage.
Sat. 07th December Public All Night Vigil of Atonement.
Note: Pilgrimage Dates are Subject to Change.
Dates kindly supplied by Knock Shrine Office
Revised Date: 05/06/13 by Knock Shrine Office