The annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine in Mayo, Quebec is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th, 2016. This year they celebrate the 62nd Anniversary of the opening of Our Lady of Knock Shrine. PRESIDER AND HOMILIST - Fr. Eugene (Red) O'Reilly C.Ss.R
The geographical location and panoramic setting of Mayo, Quebec is very close to the landscape of the original shrine in Knock , Ireland . The people of this municipality are descendants of the early Irish settlers from County Mayo . Father Clement 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.