Our Lady's Shrine Knock, located in County Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland and the Western edge of Europe, is one of the great Marian shrines of the world, attracting over 1,500,000 visitors annually. It is an oasis of peace, tranquility and deep spirituality where many who come to see, remain to pray and find reconciliation. Knock is the scene of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John on 21 August 1879. The Apparition was seen by fifteen people whose ages ranged from six years to seventy-five and included men, women, teenagers and children.

In 1992 the AOH Monsignor Crean Division #1 answered the call of State Chaplain, Father Derbyshire, to pray for an increase in Vocations. The men and women of Trenton decided to build a replica of the Shrine in Ireland, giving people a place to pray for vocations and any other intentions that are in their hearts.

The money raised for the Shrine has come through individual contributions, and numerous events such as the Annual Lady of Knock Golf Tournaments, Wolfetone Concerts, and from the prayers of many.

Plans are now in place to memorialize all who have contributed, and to continue to improve and maintain the Shrine site. If you would like to become part of this extraordinary project please contact Jim McSorley at 609-587-4427 or send e-mail to:


Christopher and Eileen Vernon
John and Ann O'Gorman
Joseph and Harriet Flynn
The Monsignor Crean Division I Pipe Band
The McDermott Family
Vincent and Katherine McKelvey
Danny and Mary Knox
The Knapp Family
Helen and William Vanderdys
The Ocean City Ancient Order of Hibernians
The McHale family
The New Jersey State Board Ancient Order of Hibernians
The Curry family
The Shanks family
Kenneth and Roseann Boyle
The Lady of Knock Golf Tournaments - John Boyle and Alfred Farrell
Mary and Sam Paglione
The Petit family
The Wagner family
Central Jersey Referees Association
Eileen Murphy
James and Agnes McKeever request of Richard McKeever
Edward and Florence Mullen
The Parents of Walter Kramarz
Joseph McKeever request of Rose McKeever
Wolfetone Concerts - James and Helene P'Simer
Gersh's Place
Charles and Julia Larkin
John and Veronica McClain Larkin requested by: Gregg and Kim Larkin
Jack and Barbara Larkin
Jack and MaryEllen Carson
Kevin and Marcia Larkin
John and Veronica McClain Larkin
Monmouth County-Brian Boru Division I Ancient Order of Hibernians
Steven and Patricia Teague
Debra and Richard Taylor
The Breen family
The Reilly family
The New Jersey State Board of the LAOH
The memory of "Hilary McAlinden" requested by Gerard McAlinden
Monsignor Joseph O'Conner
The Heenehan family
Andy and Irene Molitoris
Catherine T. Ingham
Walsh Trading Company
The Kenna-Hogan Defense Fund
Margaret and Patrick McDonnell requested by Father Patrick McDonnell-Chaplain
Deborah Potkay
Evelyn Quinn
James and Geraldine McSorley
The memory of Erin Ann O'Rahilly
"Irish Billy" Briggs
Burlington County Ancient Order of Hibernians
The memory of James Murphy
Geraldine McSorley's "IrishAires Radio Show"
The memory of Jack Collins
Edgar and Diane Cronin
Matthew Tighe
Mary T. Hughes
Gloria P. Zielinski
Thomas Talley
P.J. Mulrooney
Sean and Mary Pender
The Cross and Shamrock
Congressman Chris Smith
The Hibernian Foundation Trenton
Edward and Florence Muller
Maureen Kelly
Judy and Bill Quinn
James & Jacoba Kenna
John Farrell
Willy Farrell
Michael Seiler
William Seiler
Clayton Block Company
Alfred Driver
Bob Cottrell
John Donnelly
Mick & Sheila Conboy & Family