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Our Lady of Victory / St. Malachy
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Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Mayo, Quebec

Our Lady of Knock Shrine – The geographical location and panoramic setting of Mayo, Quebec is very close to the landscape of the original shrine in Knoc , Ireland . The people of this municipality are descendants of the early Irish settlers from County Mayo . Father Braceland, who was appointed pastor in 1949, was inspired to erect a replica of Our Lady of Knock Shrine in Canada . The planning, building and equipping of the Shrine took five years. It was designed by an Ottawa artist, Bruno Duceshi. On July 16, 1955, the new shrine was blessed and formally opened by His Excellency, Most Rev. J.J. Lemieux, D.D., Archbishop of Ottawa.

The story of the apparition and a devotion to Our Lady of Knock was brought to Eastern Canada as early as 1882. This is how the pastor’s housekeeper related the event as it happened: “On the evening of the 21 of August 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of the church of Knoc . The vision also included an altar on which there stood a lamb and a Cross. The apparition lasted approximately two hours. Not a word was spoken. No particular message was given to the fifteen people who beheld the vision”. This devotion continues and is still evident today, not only in Ireland , but also at our annual pilgrimage and those who visit during the year.

The annual Pilgrimage is scheduled for Sunday, August 11th, 2019. This year we celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the opening of Our Lady of Knock Shrine.

11:00 AM     Celebration of Holy Eucharist
12:30 PM     Dinner at the Food Booths
1:30 PM     Rosary procession to the Cemetary
2:30 PM     Marian Hymns
2:45 PM     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Blessing of Religious Articles
Healing Service

PRESIDER AND HOMILIST - Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, Archdiocese of Gatineau, Quebec


Hot and Cold Plates   Sandwiches
Hot Dogs   Hamburgers
Pie with Ice Cream   Ice Cream Cones


Food and Refreshments - (Cash Only)
Religious Articles Booth - (Cash Only)
Handicap Access / Washroom in sacristy
No Confession during Mass

If arranging transportation by car pool or bus, kindly inform one of the contact persons listed below.


(819) 986-3860    Ellen Butler
(819) 281-6490    Virginia Sellers
Our Lady of Knock Shrine
3889 Rte 315, Mayo, Quebec J8L 3Z8


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