Our Lady Of Knock Chapel

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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.

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."

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 and depressed. Teach me how to take part every 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.
St Joseph, Chosen by God to be the husband of Mary, the protector of the Holy Family, the guardian of the Church. Protect all families in their work and recreation and guard us on our journey through life. Repeat - Lamb of God....
St. John, Beloved disciple of the Lord, faithful priest. Teacher of the Lord of God. Help us to hunger for the word, to be loyal to the Mass and to love one another.
Repeat - Lamb of God....
Our Lady of Knock
Pray for us
Refuge of Sinners
Pray for us
Queen Assumed into Heaven
Pray for us
Queen of the Rosary
Pray for us
Mother of Nazareth
Pray for us
Queen of Virgins
Pray for us
Help of Christians
Pray for us
Health of the Sick
Pray for us
Queen of Peace
Pray for us
Our Lady, Queen and Mother
Pray for us
Our Lady, Mother of the Church
Pray for us
(A special intention for the conversion of hearts)
With the angels and the saints let us pray: 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.

The Rosary or Mass and Holy Communion is recommended each day.

Story behind Our Lady Of Knock

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Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Pastoral Perspectives

Why We Do What We Do

     Why do some people receive Communion on the hand and others on the tongue?
The Body of Christ is the most precious thing in the world. It's very important that none of it be lost or disrespected in any way.
In times past it was the rule that people receive the Host on the tongue. There were several good reasons. First of all, the hands of priests are consecrated expressly for consecrating and touching the Holy Eucharist. Over time it seemed fitting that such contact should be reserved to consecrated hands.
But there were other reasons too. Superstitious people sometimes hid the consecrated Host for use as a sort of magic talisman, which is a serious offense called sacrilege. This was less likely to happen if people in the congregation never had an opportunity to hold the Host. And then there are practical reasons: in the days before indoor plumbing, workmen might come to church with very grubby hands, and placing the Body of Christ on the grime and grease would be very disrespectful. And the Host can be placed on the tongue in one simple movement, allowing fewer opportunities for accidents.
Although these reasons are still valid, the bishops of the United States, with the approval of the Holy See, have decided that it's safe and respectful to offer Communion in the hand to people who wish to receive it that way. Those who receive on the hand should take special care to ensure that no small particles of the Host remain on their hands or fall to the ground.
Many people prefer to receive on the tongue because they find it more fitting and reverent, or because they grew up with the custom, or because they'd rather not take the chance of accidentally mishandling the Sacrament. The general rule is that the person receiving, rather than the person distributing, should decide whether to receive on the tongue or in the hand.
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