On the evening of August 21, 1879, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist on the gable wall of the parish church in Knock, Ireland.  Alongside the three saints, a paschal lamb stood on an altar surrounded by choirs of angels.  The people of the village knelt in awe for two hours in the pouring rain praying their rosaries.

Devotion to Our Lady of Knock has grown since the approval of this apparition and is celebrated each year with a novena from August 14th-August 22nd, beginning on the Vigil of the Assumption and concluding on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. The faithful are encouraged to pair the Novena with Mass and the Rosary.

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2020 NOVENA SCHEDULE AT ST. PATRICK’S IN BINGHAMTON

Friday, August 14

4:45pm:  Novena Prayers & Benediction (also on live-streamed on YouTube)

Saturday, August 15

10:00am:  Mass, followed by Novena Prayers (also on live-streamed on YouTube)

5:15pm:  Mass, followed by Novena Prayers

Sunday, August 16

9:00am:  Mass, followed by Novena Prayers (also on live-streamed on YouTube)

4:00pm:  Mass, followed by Novena Prayers

Monday, August 17 — Friday, August 21

7:00am:  Mass, followed by Novena Prayers

4:45pm:  Novena Prayers & Benediction (also on live-streamed on YouTube)

Saturday, August 22 at St. Thomas Aquinas

10:00am:  Mass, followed by Novena (also on live-streamed on YouTube)

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland — Pray for Us

Novena Prayers

Leader: Give praise to the Father Almighty,
To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord,
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts,
both now and forever. Amen.
Leader: Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress, and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.”
All: Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed.
Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen.
℣. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
℟. Have mercy on us.
℣. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
℟. Have mercy on us.
℣. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
℟. Grant us peace.
Leader: St. Joseph, Chosen by God to be The  .              . Husband of Mary,
The Protector of the Holy Family,
The Guardian of the Church.
All: Protect our families
In their work and recreation
And Guard us on our journey through life.
(Repeat – Lamb of God, etc.)
Leader: St. John, Beloved Disciple of the Lord,
Faithful priest,
Teacher of the Word of God.
All: Help us to hunger for the Word.
To be loyal to the Mass
And to love one another.
(Repeat – Lamb of God, etc.)
Leader: Our Lady of Knock  Respond: Pray for us
Refuge of Sinners ℟.
Queen Assumed into Heaven ℟.
Mother of Nazareth ℟.
Queen of Virgins ℟.
Help of Christians ℟.
Health of the Sick ℟.             Queen of Peace ℟.
Our Lady, Queen and Mother ℟.
Our Lady, Mother of the Church ℟.
(Here mention your own special intentions)
Leader: With the Angels and Saints let us pray:
All: Give praise to the Father Almighty,  To His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.
To the Spirit who lives in our hearts,  Both now and forever. Amen