Knock Shrine has a rich and fascinating history, both in the context of the Apparition and in its local and social history. It is best explored by a visit to the award-winning Knock Museum, which is located in the grounds of Knock Shrine and is open all year round. The remarkable story of Knock is told here in great detail, as well as the stories of all of the ordinary people who witnessed the Apparition in 1879.
The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church.The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.
Knock Shrine Mass Times
Valid from Monday 15th October, 2018 – Sunday 28th April, 2019
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS
Eve of Sundays and Holydays
7.30pm in Parish Church
9.00am Parish Church
10.30am Parish Church
12.00 noon Basilica
9.00am Parish Church
11.00am * Parish Church
12.00noon Parish Church
3.00pm Parish Church
7.30pm Parish Church* Please note the 11am weekday Mass runs for the month of November only, for the Holy Souls
Daily from 11.00am – 4.00pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation
Adoration is also held in Chapel of Reconciliation from 11.00am until 4.00pm each day until the beginning of next season.
Masses are streamed live each day. To watch Mass, please visit our Watch page.
Pilgrimage Season Mass Times & Ceremonies
There are daily Masses and Ceremonies throughout the Pilgrimage Season at Knock Shrine. For those who are unable to travel to Knock, Masses are available to watch live each day on our Watch page.
Confessions take place daily from 11am-5pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
Anointing of the Sick takes place daily at the 12 noon & 3pm Mass on weekdays
and at 2.30pm on Sundays in the Basilica.
Stations of the Cross take place Monday to Saturday at 2pm.
Traditional Latin Mass takes place at 5.30pm on the second Sunday of each month place in the Parish Church.
Public Vigils take place on the first Friday of the month from May – December with
Confessions from 8pm-9pm & Vigil from 9pm until Midnight in the Basilica.
Accommodation At Knock Shrine
You can find suitable accommodation at or near Knock Shrine via the Ireland Directory Pages