Today Knock Shrine is an international place of pilgrimage and prayer where over one and a half million pilgrims come every year. The Shrine grounds incorporates five churches, including the Apparition Church, Parish Church/Old Church, Basilica, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Chapel of Reconciliation. Other facilities include a Religious Books’ Centre, Caravan and Camping Park, Knock House Hotel and Knock Museum and Café le Chéile. All of these are set in beautiful landscaped gardens of approximately 100 acres creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Services at the Shrine include: organised pilgrimages, daily public devotions and masses with Anointing of the Sick, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, professional Counselling Service, Youth Ministry, Prayer Guidance, Rest and Day Care Centre for welcome and hospitality, Family Life Centre, Shrine Offices where pilgrims can enrol family and friends in the Knock Shrine Friends’ Association masses. Lay and religious staff and volunteers of the Knock Shrine Society are involved in all these services.
"The search for meaning and ultimately for God, always leads us to sacred places where we can connect with the Lord. So, today, Knock provides the space needed to encounter Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life. I pray that with Our Lady of Knock you may experience that encounter. "
Fr. Richard Gibbons
P.P. Knock Parish and Rector Knock Shrine