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.  Alongside the three saints, the 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 attend Mass and pray the Rosary during the days of the Novena.

For more information on the Mary’s Apparition at Knock or the history of this devotion, visit the Knock Basilica’s website: https://www.knockshrine.ie/

Live-Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintThomasAquinasBinghamton

 

2021 NOVENA SCHEDULE AT ST. PATRICK’S IN BINGHAMTON

Novena prayers will conclude each of the regularly scheduled masses from August 14th-August 22nd.  During the week, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 6PM, in preparation for the 7PM Novena Service.  We are excited to have the newly ordained priests of our diocese among the preachers for these evening services.  The Feast of Our Lady of Knock is celebrated on August 17th; a special Mass will take the place of the 7PM Novena Service.  Following this Mass, there will be an ice cream social.

Saturday, August 14th

5:15pm Mass with Novena Prayers

 

Sunday, August 15th

9:00am Mass with Novena Prayers
4:00pm Mass with Novena Prayers

 

August 16th, 18th—20th

7:00am Mass with Novena Prayers
6:00pm Eucharistic Exposition
6:30pm Rosary
7:00pm Novena Service

Tuesday, August 17th

7:00am Mass with Novena Prayers
7:00pm Feast Day Mass
Ice Cream Social following Mass

Saturday, August 21st

8:00am Mass with Novena Prayers
5:15pm Mass with Novena Prayers

Sunday, August 22nd

9:00am Mass with Novena Prayers
4:00pm Mass with Novena Prayers

 

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

SCHEDULE OF PREACHERS FOR WEEKDAY SERVICES

We are excited to have the newly ordained of our diocese among the Novena homilists.

 

Novena Service on Monday, August 16th at 7PM

Rev. Brendan Foley
Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Dewitt

 

Special Feast Day Mass on Tuesday, August 17th at 7PM

Rev. Brendan Foley
Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Dewitt

 

Novena Service on Wednesday, August 18th at 7PM

TBD

 

Novena Service on Thursday, August 19th at 7PM

Rev. Daniel Caughey
Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s – St. Anthony’s, Cortland

 

Novena Service on Friday, August 20th at 7PM

Rev. John Leo Odour
Parochial Vicar at Christ the Good Shepherd, Oswego

 

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