Knock Shrine

Pope Francis, through the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelisation,
will officially recognise the unique status of Knock as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine on the 19th March, the Feast of St Joseph.

In December last year, Pope Francis declared 2021 as the year of Saint Joseph,
a declaration that bears particular significance for Knock as St Joseph appeared, together with Our Lady,
St John the Evangelist, and the Lamb of God in the Apparition in 1879.

Pope Francis visited Knock Shrine in 2018 as part of the World Meeting of Families celebrations.

Pope Francis will deliver a special message via video link recognising Knock Shrine
as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine during Mass at 7.30pm on Friday the 19th March next.

The Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and concelebrated
by Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector of Knock Shrine.

The 19th of March is also the day that Pope Francis will celebrate the 8th anniversary of his inauguration as Pope.

The Triduum will be streamed live on the Knock Shrine
website and on Facebook on
Friday March 19th at 7.30pm, Saturday March 20th at 7.30pm and concluding on Sunday, March 21st at 12 noon.


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