RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

11:00-11:50       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.)

17:35-17:45       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).

06:15-06:18       A Living Word.  Aidan Mathews continues to curate and, in some cases, deliver a daily reflection to start the day.

Holy Thursday 9 April

16:40-17:35       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

15:00-16:00       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)

22:00-22;30      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

22:00-23:00       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

10:00-11:00       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).

11:00-11:20       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).

Planning a Funeral during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The following are guidelines on planning a funeral during the Covid-19 pandemic courtesy of the Irish Hospice Foundation.  Click on the link below.

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Planning-a-funeral-is-exceptional-times-1.pdf

Support Services for Vulnerable or Elderly People and Helpful Resources

Support Services for Older and Vulnerable People and other helpful Resouces. 

COVID-19 community supports are  in place to ensure vulnerable members of the community are reached and helped at this time.

These comprise the local authority, Health Service Executive, County Champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Síochána, other State organisations, charities and other stakeholders.

These Dedicated helplines are focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

For  Covid-19 services and helpful online-resources click on the links below.

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SERVICES-AVAILABLE-FOR-ANY-VULNERABLE-OR-ELDERLY-PEOPLE.docx

http://oblateparishinchicore.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-related-contacts-and-links-01-April-2020-3.docx

Covid-19: A prayer for all front line staff serving the Nation.

Covid-19 Update (29th March 2020)

The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, has informed the Archdioceses to suspend celebrating public Sunday and Weekday masses from Wednesday 25th March 2020 until further notice. 

The Parish Church is closed until Easter Sunday 12th April.

Government Mandate to the Irish Nation on Friday evening 27th March 2020: Stay at home!

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

This following  poem was written around in the mid 1850s  – about 10 years after the famine. It is quite apt for this current Covid-19 curfew too!

The author, Kathleen O’Meara, also known under her pen name Grace Ramsay (1839 – 10 November 1888), was an Irish-French Catholic writer and biographer during the late Victorian era.

And the people stayed home.

And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Covid-19 Reflection

Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and following the recommendations of the Irish Government, Public Health Authorities and Bishop’s conference, all Sunday Masses at the Oblate Church of Mary Immaculate have been suspended until further notice.

The Church will remain open during the day as usual and weekday Masses will continue to be celebrated as normal at 10am.

The Parish Office is closed and the House of Retreat is not open to callers.

For urgent parish matters phone 01 4534408 or email: maryimmaculate@oblates.ie

For information on the Covid-19 virus and how you can protect yourself and others, click on the link below.

http://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.

 

 

 

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