14 June 2020 Virtual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock

Knock has always been a place of welcome, sanctuary and sacredness. Its role as Ireland’s National Marian Shrine makes it a symbol of unity, family and togetherness. Since 1880, pilgrimage groups have made their way to Knock, bringing with them their prayers and petitions.  Special pilgrimage Sundays have long been a central part of the annual calendar at Knock Shrine and the season traditionally begins on the last Sunday in April.

This year, as we find ourselves in unique and challenging times.

The Diocese of Down and Connor welcomes you to join us for our Diocesan Knock Virtual Pilgrimage on Sunday 14th June 2020. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the shrine website www.knockshrine.ie and on Knock Shrine Facebook page.


  • 2.30pm Rosary
  • 2.55pm Message from Bishop Noel Treanor
  • 3pm Celebration of Mass by Fr Richard Gibbons, Rector of the Shrine.

You are invited to place a Petition by visiting the Knock Shrine Website and all the Petitions will be before the Altar during the Mass. You may also request that a candle be lit for your intentions.

We encourage as many of you as possible to participate and pray that next year we may gather, as a Diocese, in person again at our National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.