Join Us in Celebrating Padre Pio’s Special Anniversary Year in a Unique and Very Special Way!
A Year To Celebrate – 2023
This Year, 2023, we commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the Canonisation of St. Pio, which took place on 16th June 2023.
The pinnacle of this year-long Celebrations continues with the Annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock, taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023.
Please click the buttons below to learn more about our upcoming pilgrimage, and the Annual Triduum of Masses that takes place at the National Shrine of St. Pio on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2023.
Annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage
16th & 17th of September 2023
Padre Pio Triduum Novena
21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2022
Saturday 16th September 2023 – Padre Pio Annual Seminar and Guided Prayer Session.
Starting from 10.00am in St. John Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine, there will be a programme of activities throughout the day that one can freely join at any time. Please click on the attached link for further details.
We will also have a guided Spiritual Programme of Activities throughout the day including Holy Rosary of our Lady of Knock & St. Pio, Divine Mercy Hour, Holy Mass, and Anointing of the Sick, for this special celebratory year. The day-long activities culminate in a reflective Holy Hour for Priests, titled “The Passion of Jesus – through the eyes of Padre Pio”.
One of our guest speakers this year will be a representative from the Shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo.
Sunday 17th September 2023 – Padre Pio Annual Seminar and Guided Prayer Session.
Starting from 10.00am in St. John Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine, the Padre Pio Religious Gift Shop will be open until 6.00pm on Sunday evening. Capuchin Friars will be available throughout the morning for individual blessings with the Padre Pio Glove.
Rosary will be held in the Basilica at 2.00pm, followed by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm, and Celebration of Holy Mass at 3.00pm. Weather permitting, there will be a Rosary Procession in honour of St. Pio through the grounds of Knock Shrine.
The evening will conclude at 6.00pm approximately by General Blessing with the Padre Pio Relics.
Padre Pio Triduum Novena of Masses – 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2023
The Annual Padre Pio Triduum takes place at the National Shrine of St. Pio, Church Street, Dublin 7 – on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and 23rd September 2023. A Triduum is a series of three Masses celebrated for the intentions you request. You can ask for a Triduum to be said to obtain special graces, to implore favours, or to make particular petitions.
You now have the unique opportunity to enrol your Mass Intentions for either the living or the deceased, and have your Mass Cards posted out to you in advance of this 3-day Celebration. Having a Mass celebrated for a person, or a specific request has a long history in the Catholic Church. Requesting a Mass is not only a sign of your own faith and flourishing, but of your heart for those who say these Masses. The offering you make when requesting a Mass will go to support the work of the Capuchin Community worldwide.
After making a request, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Padre Pio Centre, confirming that your Masses have been scheduled for the three-day period in September. You will also receive your selected Mass Card of choice, which you can pass to a loved one or to the family of a deceased person for whom you are offering the triduum.