News archive 2009

Special Holy Week and Easter feature on www.catholicbishops.ie

PRESS RELEASE
3 April 2009

Special Holy Week and Easter feature on www.catholicbishops.ie

Our Lord’s Resurrection is celebrated this year on Easter Sunday, 12 April.  You are invited to view a new ‘Holy Week and Easter 2009’ special web feature which is now available on www.catholicbishops.ie.  This feature contains reflections, messages and information on diocesan and Vatican liturgies, as well as public service broadcast details in audio, video and text formats.  Included in this special web feature:
  • Video interview with Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway and Chair of the Bishops’ Commission for Catechetics, on the significance of Holy Week and Easter in our lives.
  • Video interview with Father Patrick Jones, Director of the National Centre for Liturgy at St Patrick’s College Maynooth, on how the date for Easter Sunday is calculated each year.
  • Schedule of liturgical celebrations for Holy Week and Easter in the Vatican and in the dioceses of Ireland.
  • Radio and television public service broadcast schedules for religious ceremonies and related programming during Holy Week and Easter.
  • Sample audio tracks from the new CD Praying the Way of the Cross according to the Method of St Alphonsus Liguori.  This CD was produced as a fundraising initiative for the Redemptorist missions in Brazil and Nigeria and features the voice of actor Liam Neeson.
ENDS
Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678

 

 

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