RTE Broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week
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
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
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).