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Holy Week and Easter 2020 – RTE Broadcasting Times

RTE broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

1100-1150       Mass on Palm Sunday. The Rev. Prof. Michael Mullaney, President of St 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. (RTE One TV / RTE Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms.)

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, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passion and death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTE One TV & RTE 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, Mullingar.  Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTɠTwo & RTɠRadio 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 (St James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings.  Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP.  (RTE One & RTE 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 (RTE One).

 

Further information and resources can be assessed on the Irish Catholic Bishops website on https://www.catholicbishops.ie/