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Holy Week Broadcasts

RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

1100-1150       Mass on Palm SundayRev Professor Michael Mullaney, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, celebrates Mass in the

Kairos chapel studio, Maynooth, Co Kildare, with music from internationally  acclaimed singer, Celine Byrne, accompanied by Ronan Murray. (RTÉ One TV / RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms.)

1735-1745       A Passover Like No Other. Rabbi Zalman Lent and author and motivational speaker, Yanky Fachler, face the challenge of celebrating Pesach, the Passover festival, which traditionally brings Jews together, in a time of isolation, sickness and fear.  Rabbi Lent has, himself, had to self-isolate and has learned to preach and connect with his congregation online.  They also explore how the story of the first Passover shows that humankind can weather plagues and hardship, if they put their faith in God (RTÉ One).

0615-0618       A Living Word.  Aidan Mathews continues to curate and, in some cases, deliver a daily reflection to start the day.

Holy Thursday 9 April

1640-1735       Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.)

Good Friday 10 April

1500-1600       Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

22.00-2230      The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland (Radio 1).

Holy Saturday 11 April

2200-2300       Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).

Easter Sunday 12 April

1000-1100       Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings.  Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).

1100-1120       Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message.  Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayer and encouragement by video link from within the Vatican.  Translation and commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

Vatican Television

During these days, Pope Francis has arranged for his celebration of Mass to be televised from the Vatican.  The broadcast is simultaneously translated into the English language.  For access please link to https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html

Webcams

Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can accessed on the following websites:

RTÉ broadcast of daily Mass

RTÉ is now broadcasting daily Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Eunan and Saint Columba, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, in the Diocese of Raphoe. The Mass is live at 10.30am each morning on RTÉ News Now. These daily broadcasts all continue until at least 29 March when current public health guidelines will be reviews by the government. 

This link gives additional information about broadcast Masses and Services on RTÉ TV and Radio.  

Knock Shrine 

Mass is broadcast online on the Knock Shrine website at 12.00 noon and 7.30pm (commencing with Rosary at 7.00pm) daily. See www.knockshrine.ie for the daily broadcast. 

Radio Maria Ireland

Radio Maria Ireland facilitates the broadcast of Mass each day of the week at 10.00am from its studios in Dublin.  Mass can be listened to in four different ways:

  • on www.radiomaria.ie
  • on the digital terrestrial television channel Saorview, on channel 210
  • on the Radio Maria Ireland mobile app, and,
  • on the Radio Maria-Ireland Facebook page.

EWTN

Eternal Word Television Network is a Catholic television station which broadcasts from the USA programmes some of which are produced or presented by Irish priests and religious, including daily Mass.  EWTN is available on Sky TV and is free to view online:

Shalom TV

Shalom TV is a Catholic television station which broadcasts live from Rome including daily Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.  It is available free to view on some digital television networks and via the internet.  Please see http://www.shalomworld.ie/

Diocesan arrangements for broadcast, online and streaming of Mass 

Dioceses are updating their websites with information on live-streaming and parish radio Masses. For the most up to date information please click on the individual diocesan link below: 

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This page will be updated to reflect the most current information available on broadcast and streaming of Mass. 

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