Join Pope Francis in Praying the Rosary

Posted 29th May 2020 in Ceremonies

papal-visit-knockOn Saturday 30th May, at 4.30pm Irish time, Knock Shrine will join with Pope Francis as he leads the world’s major Shrines in praying the rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic. The largest sanctuaries on the five continents will be connected online.

The pope will pray at the replica of the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens and will be joined by men and women representing people particularly affected by the virus. The prayer will be streamed live to the world from the Vatican gardens on the Vatican News YouTube channel.

Fr. Richard Gibbons, Rector at Knock Shrine, will pray the rosary in the Apparition Chapel at Knock, where His Holiness spent time in quiet prayer during his visit to Knock in 2018. The rosary will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine website.

Private Prayer at the Church

Posted 25th May 2020 in Announcements

Starting today, the church porch will be open for private prayer between the end of morning Mass and the start of afternoon devotions. The porch will not be open during Mass or other ceremonies. Parishioners are reminded to observe social distancing and to be mindful of others who might be waiting outside.

Missalettes for Sunday Mass

Posted 2nd May 2020 in Announcements

missaletteStarting this weekend, we are making the Sunday Mass Missalette “The Eucharist” available on our website. This is the same missalette that we normally use at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, so the layout will be familiar. Click here to go to the Sunday Mass Missalette repository.

Pope Francis' Letter for the Month of May

Posted 30th April 2020 in Announcements

Pope Francis with the image of Mary, Salus populi Romani, during the Mass for Easter Sunday Pope Francis has written a Letter to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020, encouraging us to pray the Rosary and including two new prayers to Our Lady. Click here to read the Pope’s letter and prayers.

Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock

Posted 24th April 2020 in Events

Knock ShrineThe Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock had been planned for this month but unfortunately could not go ahead due to the restrictions currently in place. Instead, a Virtual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 26th April.

2.30 pm: Rosary

3.00 pm: Pilgrimage Mass

3.45 pm: Benediction

4.00 pm: Virtual visit to the Apparition Chapel

4.15 pm: Opportunity to place a petition, light a candle or have a Mass said online

In this time of difficulty and so many challenges, the Virtual Pilgrimage is an opportunity to pray through the intercession of Our Lady of Knock for all our intentions.

Join the pilgrimage online at

For further details, please see