Kilmore Youth Ministry invites students to take a break from their busy lives at Knock Shrine

19 May, 2017 | News

The Kilmore Diocesan Youth Ministry team have organised a special pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for junior cycle students of the Diocese to take place on June 16th.

The Youth Ministry team, led by Ms Carina McGinnell, have invited all 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students of the diocese to join with them in a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, for a day of workshops, quiet time and prayer. The pilgrimage offers a quiet space for young people in need of a break from the busy, noisy lives that they lead.

This special youth pilgrimage will form part of the ongoing Knock pilgrimage season, which takes place from April to October of this year. Organised pilgrimages from dioceses and communities will take place every weekend during the season.

The story of Knock began on the 21 August 1879 when Our Lady, Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. This miraculous apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. Knock is an internationally recognised Marian Shrine and was visited by Saint Pope John Paul II as part of his 1979 papal pilgrimage to Ireland. For more information on pilgrimages to Knock and other events at Knock Shrine please visit

For more information on the Kilmore Youth Ministry pilgrimage, see



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