Online Roman Catholic Religious Ceremonies for Easter

RTÉ broadcasting output of liturgies during Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday 5 April

11:00-11:50 am 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.)

5:35-5:45 pm      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  am     A Living Word.  Aidan Mathews continues to curate and, in some cases, deliver a daily reflection to start the day.

Holy Thursday 9April

4:40-5:35  pm     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

3:00-4:00 pm       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)

10.00-10.30   pm  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

10:00-11:00   pm    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 am       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 am       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).

Roundwood & District Notes 31st of March 2020

Erskine Hamilton Childers – bust on display in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He served as the fourth President of Ireland from June 1973 to November 1974. He is the only Irish president to have died in office & is buried in Derralossary Graveyard near Roundwood, His family resided in nearby Glendalough House.

ROUNDWOOD RESPONSE TEAM COVID -19

Roundwood Garda Station Garda – Mick O’Rourke, Roundwood Pharmacy – Jonathan & John, Sugar Mountain Café – Janette, Centra – Gabriel & Joanne, Grants Butchers – Keith, Roundwood Post Office – Malik, Keeleys Hardware – Moe. Services for Senior Citizens and High Risk Persons you ring (087) 1329420 and we organise delivery of your medicines (order must be placed first with Pharmacy) takeaway dinners, shopping, meat/fish/veg, pension collection (authorisation form to be signed pre collection), firing heating gas etc. Feel free to call us to discuss how we can assist you. The number again is (087) 1329420.

MUSIC IN CALARY

Arrangements were completed for the 2020 series of concerts some time ago but, with the current Covid 19 crisis, we will be complying with Government guidelines and best practices and no concert will be held where there might be any risk to the audience or the performers. The first concert was due to take place on Sunday 31 May and this, together with the following concerts, will be kept under review, at all times adhering to Government guidelines and best practices. We hope to be in touch with you again in the not too distant future and hope that you and all your families keep safe during this medical emergency.

BLESSING OF GRAVES

In the event that the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, Glendalough cemetery will be blessed on Saturday May 16th at 8 pm while Brockagh cemetery will be blessed on Saturday May 23rd after 7 pm Mass.

LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes please phone or text me on 087 6472413 or email mgtboger@gmail.com.  We are living in some very difficult times and our local paper keeps us all in touch.

JENNY’S PRE-SCHOOL

Jenny’s Pre-school Moneystown: is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 anyone interested contact the school on 0861705238 or email Jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director. The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067.

Roundwood & District News 24th of March 2020

ROUNDWOOD GARDA ASSISTANCE DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Garda Michael O’Rourke in Roundwood Garda Station will be providing a service to the senior citizens and persons at high risk. The service will allow them ring 087-1329420 to assist in getting medicines or any other supplies delivered to their doorstep from local shops/pharmacy. Centra, Grants Butcher’s, the Post Office, Sugar Mountain Cafe, Roundwood Pharmacy and Keeleys Hardware are all on board. So call on the above number and let us know how we can help. It is hoped to continue this service for the duration of the extraordinary events we are experiencing. Please share if in the Roundwood area and pass on the number to our Senior Citizens and Persons at High Risk.

ROUNDWOOD RESPONSE TEAM COVID -19

Roundwood Garda Station Garda – Mick O’Rourke, Roundwood Pharmacy – Jonathan & John, Sugar Mountain Café – Janette, Centra – Gabriel & Joanne, Grants Butchers – Keith, Roundwood Post Office – Malik, Keeleys Hardware – Moe. Services for Senior Citizens and High Risk Persons you ring (087) 1329420 and we organise delivery of your medicines (order must be placed first with Pharmacy) takeaway dinners, shopping, meat/fish/veg, pension collection (authorisation form to be signed pre collection), firing heating gas etc. Feel free to call us to discuss how we can assist you. The number again is (087) 1329420.

ROUNDWOOD GOLF SOCIETY

We hope you are keeping safe and well in this difficult time. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, we the committee have decided to postpone our Druids Glen outing, the Frank Lawless Memorial  on Sat 4th April. We will rearrange it for a later date in the year. We will issue further updates regarding other outings nearer the time. Stay safe Willie Kenna Captain. 

JENNY’S PRE-SCHOOL

Jenny’s Pre-school Moneystown: is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 anyone interested contact the school on 0861705238 or email Jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

 MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director. The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067.