Pilgrimage to Knock

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Pilgrimage Details

A joint pilgrimage of
St Francis Xavier's, Gardiner Street with St Joseph's, East Wall
SUNDAY 22nd July 2018

Coach pick up at:

  • 8.am at St Joseph’s East Wall
  • 8.15am at St Fr. Xavier’s, Gardiner Street
  • 9.30am Tea/Coffee at Mullingar Park Hotel
  • 12.pm arrive Knock Shrine
  • Organize own lunch
  • 2.30pm Anointing of the Sick in Basilica
  • 3pm Mass in the Basilica & Procession
  • 5pm Departure for Dublin
  • 6pm Dinner at Keenan’s Tarmonbarry
  • 9pm Arrival Dublin & drop off at Gardiner Street and East Wall

Booking your place(s):

Cost all-in: €40

€20 deposit will secure your place(s) before 15th July

Contact Front Desk at Gardiner Street


Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland,
you gave hope to our people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow.
You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise,
“Ask and you shall receive, Seek and you shall find”.
Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven.
Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ,
especially those who live with me.
Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.
Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the holy Mass.
Give me a greater love of Jesus and the Blessed Sacrament.
Pray for me now and at the hour of my death.


Come to Knock and experience Ireland ’s National Marian Shrine.
The story of Knock began in August 1879, when 15 people witnessed an apparition at the gable wall of the parish church. On giving their testimonies the witnesses described a heavenly vision of Our Lady, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist and a Lamb on an altar surrounded by angels.

A visit to Knock is primarily an experience of prayer and the beauty of the Basilica, the grounds and gardens. Some of the features are:

Youth Ministry
—The Hub: a place of welcome for young people and families, a kids’ club for children over 5 years, a drop-in centre for teens and young adults and a quiet prayer space.

Café le Chéile & St Mary’s
—an ideal place for visitors to pause and enjoy delicious food.

Knock Museum and Gift Shop
—a step back in time to 1879, the year of the Apparition.

Self-Guided Tours
—Knock at your own pace and in your own time.

Knock Shrine Mass Cards
—Knock Shrine Friends’ Association members share in two masses each day for one year.

Knock Shrine Bookshop
—opposite the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with an extensive range of books.

You will also find a Family Centre, Counselling Centre and a Prayer Guidance Centre.