Prayer and Mass Links Holy Week:
Updated RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020
Palm Sunday 5 April
1100-1150 Mass on Palm Sunday. Rev 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
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).
RTÉ One Television<https://www.rte.ie/player/onnow/66546216066
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra<https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/radio1extra/>/Longwave 252, with celebrant Fr Peter Rodgers, a member of the Capuchin community in Dublin’s Church Street, live in the chapel studio of Kairos Communications, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
Pope Francis’s Encyclicals and Exhortations:
Post Synod Exhortation Christ is Alive
CHRISTUS VIVIT OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF GOD
1. Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!…………
Rejoyce and Be Glad! Gaudete et exsultate addresses the theme of holiness. It is a theme that has run through Pope Francis’ entire pontificate, and which he often mentions to encourage the faithful to practice Christian perfection “in the little things of everyday life.” The Church is full of “everyday saints,” said Pope Francis during the general audience of May 14, 2014. These “hidden saints among us” fulfill their duty in their “ordinary daily routine.” They are “fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, citizens. We have many of them! Let us thank the Lord for these Christians who live in hidden holiness.”
On Love in the Family Amoris Laetitia
The Joy of the Gospel Evangelii Gaudium
On Care for Our Common Home Laudato Si
The Light of Faith Lumen fidei
Note: Lumen fidei and Laudato si are encylicals. The others are properly listed as ‘Apostolic Exhortations. They tend to be more ‘action focused’ rather than ‘teaching focused’
Link to the Vatican Website to view all of the Pope’s Encyclicals
Vatican News: news.va
Irish Catholic Bishops
- Irish Catholic Bishops website
- Visit The Choose Life website
- The Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative website (IBDI) CLICK HERE
- To access the Towards Peace site CLICK HERE
- Dioceses of Ireland
- Sharing the Good News January 2020
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Broadcast Mass is also available from the Vatican, EWTN and Radio Maria.
The resources, which are live on www.catholicbishops.ie<http://www.catholicbishops.ie>, will be updated over the coming days to reflect the most up to date information available.
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