Post by Alaisdir Ua Séaghdha on Jun 11, 2014 8:16:37 GMT
On Tuesday 1 July, Feast of the Precious Blood, Rev Spencer Howe (an American priest studying in Rome) will offer the EF Mass in the parish church in Knock at 5.30 pm. EF Mass continues on the second Sunday of the month there at 5.30pm.
The annual pilgrimage will take place in the same chapel - the old parish church - at 2 pm on Saturday 6 September.
Post by Alaisdir Ua Séaghdha on Aug 25, 2014 11:33:08 GMT
I note the Annual EF Pilgrimage in Knock on the 6 September is now an official Shrine pilgrimage under the auspices of the archdiocese and the shrine authorities and that Archbishop Neary has appointed Father John Loftus (Killala Diocese) as chaplain to the pilgrimage. Though this will not make much difference to the conduct of the pilgrimage, it demonstrates how serious Archbishop Neary is about it to formalise its position in this way.
Attended the pilgrimage today. There was a decent enough turn-out (I would say the church was about half full, with a smaller number staying for Stations and Benediction) and the choir was good, but I DO wish they hadn't sung the Salve Regina DURING the Last Gospel. Sorry if this is a bit brusque. BTW there were a large number of Indians, including women in colourful traditional dress, at the Shrine. A few of them were at the EF Mass. There must have been some sort of organised pilgrimage, but I didn't find out if they were Latin Rite or Syro-Malabar Rite (who have a congregation in Dublin). I suspect the former as some of the distinctive Syro-Malabar ceremonial elements (such as the umbrellas) might have been visible if it was them.
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Post by Alaisdir Ua Séaghdha on Nov 4, 2014 11:02:01 GMT
There is a new priest on the Knock rota - Father Dáithi Ó Murchu, a curate in the Galway diocese who has been contributing to the Brandsma Review recently. Father John Loftus of the Killala diocese is in charge of the effort and he has been supported by Father Roland Colhoun of the Derry Diocese and Father Anthony Buckley of the Cork and Ross diocese in recent months. Another priest, Father Irenaeus Kuzmicki, a Polish priest based in the Elphin diocese has had to pull out because of other commitments (he also says the EF Mass in Sligo).
Post by Alaisdir Ua Séaghdha on Sept 16, 2015 12:35:18 GMT
Mass in Knock Shrine in October will take place on the first Sunday instead of the regular second Sunday, ie on 4 October at 5.30 pm. The celebrant will be the Galway diocesan priest, Father Dáithí Ó Murchú.
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