24 – 26 JUNE

The festival is a three day event and is for all people between the ages of 18-35. The festival is a chance to come away and step out of the busyness of everyday life, taking some well deserved time for ourselves.

What to expect at a Catholic faith festival:
I’m sure the images that pop into your head when you think of Knock include: Sticks of rock, plastic cameras and rain……..This festival is far from that.

Over the weekend we will have:
Inspiring talks, Creative workshops, vibrant music, a chance to meet new people, prayer, reflection, reconciliation, chill out time, open mic nights, football, hip hop dancing, clay and pottery, art, drumming, a huge gathering to celebrate the Eucharist and loads more.
This weekend is not your typical Friday/Saturday night, it is something more, something real and something that will hopefully help you along with your journey.

Speakers include:
Ronan Johnston, Lino Rulli, Fr. Benny Mc Hale, Fr. Sean Mc Donagh, Bernadette Purcell, Veronica O Rourke and more.

To book you place please contact Knock Youth Ministry Office on:
Tel:      (094) 9388100
Mobile: (087) 6927850
Look for us on Facebook ‘Knock Youth Festival’

4 – 7 AUGUST 2011
Are you looking for some refreshment and revitalisation?  Hoping to meet like-minded young people to share in your walk of faith or are you simply searching for something more to life? Why not come along to Youth 2000’s Summer festival in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly from 4th – 7th August 2011.  This is a lively 4-day Catholic festival for 16-35 year-olds with workshops, concert, inspiring talks, great music, prayer, and plenty of time for relaxing, chilling out and meeting new people.  Our theme for this year is “Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here.”  Matt 17:4The guest speaker for the festival is Fr. Bernard Murphy, of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.  Fr Bernard works primarily with the poor and destitute and is well known for his inspirational preaching and infectious joy.

Reflecting on their experience at last year’s festival, one young person commented:

“When I arrived I really did not know what to expect but now I am so thrilled to have made the journey – it was so fantastic and inspiring, and for the first time in my life I feel as if I met God personally.”
Youth 2000 invites you to come along and experience this weekend for yourself.  The festival is donation-only with free buses from around the country, just bring a sleeping bag. 

To book on-line and for information on free buses please visit our website, tel 016753690, 085 828 9231 or from NI 0770 673 6677