Following the cautious opening of churches on 26th March, many parishes will be celebrating the ceremonies of the Easter Triduum with congregations present. For information on times and locations of these celebrations, please click on the link below. ALL parishes will continue to relay ceremonies using their usual media formats – please consult parish websites and bulletins for details.
World Missions Ireland have prepared to use with children during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. The resources are for use at home, in school (remote learning), or in the parish (online). All of the resources are in black and white for ease of printing.
This resource was created by the dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin, Clonfert and Elphin who have kindly shared them.
They include a note for each day with a Scripture focus, some things to look out for if you are joining in a live broadcast of a liturgy, a short prayer ritual for each day, as well as some ‘to do’ suggestions.
Follow live broadcasts throughout Holy Week on Shalom World TV, the Catholic family entertainment channel.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | Holy Thursday
LIVE from the Vatican: Chrism Mass 8:55AM
LIVE from the Vatican: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 4:55AM
Friday, 2 April 2021 | Good Friday
LIVE from the Vatican: Way of the Cross (Via Crucis) 7:55 PM
Saturday, 3 April 2021
Easter Vigil – at 19:30
RTÉ News Channel, 2.15pm, Mass from the Cathedral of SS. Patrick and Felim, celebrated by Bishop Martin Hayes – https://www.churchservices.tv/cavancathedral
Monday – 29th March
RTÉ News Channel, 1030am, Mass, Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary – Fr Michael Toomey – https://www.churchservices.tv/ardfinnan
Tuesday – 30th March
RTÉ News Channel, 1030am – Mass, Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines Dublin – Fr Andrew O’Sullivan – https://www.churchservices.tv/maryimmacdublin
Wednesday – 31st March
RTÉ News Channel, 1030am – Mass, The Star of the Sea Church, Riverchapel, Courtown, Wexford – Fr Tom Dalton – https://www.churchservices.tv/riverchapel
Holy Thursday – 1st April
RTÉ One, 16.40 (repeated Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1900) – Mass of the Lord’s Supper celebrated by Fr Martin Smith (Chaplain, Carlow IT) with members of RTÉ Cor Linn
Good Friday – 2nd April
RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1500-1600 – Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday from Knock Basilica. Chief celebrant is the Rector of the National Shrine, Monsignor Richard Gibbons. The Choir is the Schola Cantorum Basilicae directed by Úna Nolan. The Organist is Mark Keane.
There is also a liturgy in Irish at the same time on Raidio na Gaeltachta: Dé hAoine 02 Aibreán 2021, 15.00 – 16.00 Searmanas na Páise: Searmanas Aoine an Chéasta beo ó Shéipéal Ghobnatan i gCúil Aodha, Co, Chorcaigh.
Holy Saturday – 3rd April
RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 2300-0015 – Easter Vigil Mass from Knock Basilica, which is to be recognised by Pope Francis on 19 March as an International Marian and Eucharistic Shrine. Chief celebrant is the Rector of the National Shrine, Monsignor Richard Gibbons. The Choir is the Schola Cantorum Basilicae directed by Úna Nolan. The Organist is Mark Keane. 2240-2355 on RTÉ One. (Radio will air it with a slight delay at 2300.)
Easter Sunday 4th April
RTÉ One / Radio 1 Extra / LW252, 1000-1100 – Easter Sunday Mass from « La Carità » COVID hospital in Locarno, Switzerland, celebrated by the Archpriest of Locarno, Fr Carmelo Andreatta, with commentary and translation by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (This Mass will air with a delay on Radio 1 Extra / LW252 in our regular slot at 1100-1200).
1100-1145 There is also a Mass in Irish on Raidio na Gaeltachta from 1100-1145. Dé Domhnaigh 04 Aibreán 2021 Aifreann an Domhnaigh ó Shéipéal Ghobnatan i gCúil Aodha, Co Chorcaigh.
12.25-12.55 (approx) Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Message and Blessing