Concert in Knock

Posted on 07. Jul, 2016, in Christian Values, Community, Liturgy, MusicNo Comments

28/07/2015 Fr. Richard Gibbons, PP, Knock, Co. Mayo in the newly renovated basilica in Knock. Photo: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

Fr. Richard Gibbons, PP, Knock, Co. Mayo in the newly renovated basilica in Knock. Photo: Keith Heneghan

A global audience will watch the concert The Story of Love composed by Dublin-born composer and musician Willie Hughes, to be broadcast on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October, 2016. The concert will be streamed live on the website of Pope Francis’ recently launched Prayer App. The Pope’s Video for the month of October, featuring his prayer intention, will be screened as part of the concert.

Hughes says the event is an antidote to the social and political breakdown unleashed in the last week and the general fracturing of societies and communities around the world. “We are witnessing the shattering and tearing apart of community. Brexit is fracturing the EU. The United Kingdom is threatened with break up with the likely departure of Scotland. The North’s peace process is undermined. But there is another voice also being heard. Young people especially are talking about the vision of unity and community that first inspired the founding fathers of the European Community. There is a growing call from almost every side for a new spirited re-emphasis of these founding values.  The Story of Love answers this deep felt need for human solidarity and caring for one another and our planet.”

Pat Coyle spoke with Fr. Richard Gibbons, parish priest in Knock to find out more about the concert.

The concert will take place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October and tickets will be on sale at Ticketmaster.ie or at the shrine 094-9388100 or Knockshrine.ie

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