Special Masses and events commemorating the late Pope John Paul II (updated Wednesday 6th April 2005)

06 Apr 2005


6 APRIL 2005



The following UPDATED arrangements have been made for special Masses/liturgies
to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II over the next week:
Thursday 7th April:
19: 30 Bishop of Cork & Ross Dr John Buckley in St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork
(The “North Cathedral”).
19:30 Bishop of Meath Dr Michael Smith in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.
19:30 Bishop of Waterford & Lismore Dr William Lee in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Waterford.
19:30 Mgr. Dan Carr, Vicar General of the Diocese of Raphoe will be the main
celebrant in the Cathedral of St Eunan and St Columba, Letterkenny.
19:30 Bishop of Limerick Dr Donal Murray in St John’s Cathedral, Limerick.
20:00 Bishop of Dromore Dr John McAreavey in the Cathedral of St Patrick and
St Colman, Newry.
Cloyne: The Bishop of Cloyne Dr John Magee who is in Rome for the funeral of
Pope John Paul II has asked that Mass be offered in every parish in the diocese
on the evening of Thursday 7th April to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II.  
20:00 The Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary in Knock Basilica, Knock, Co Mayo.

Friday 8th April:
18.30 Sunset Remembrance for Pope John Paul II in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The
Service of Remembrance will begin at 6.30p.m. at the Papal Cross. The ceremony,
requested by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin,
will have songs and prayers to commemorate the life of the Pope. Led by Bishop
Eamonn Walsh, music will include the Army Number 1 Band,  Liam Lawton, Bernadette
Greevy and the Dublin Diocesan Music group. Joe Duffy from RTE  will give a reflection
on his memories of the Papal visit to Galway. The event will relayed on video
screens around Cross.  People of all faiths are invited to attend.  
19:30 Dr Willie Walsh Bishop of Killaloe in the Cathedral of Sts Peter & Paul, Ennis.
Further information:
Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Brenda Drumm Communications Officer (087 233 7797)