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Schedule Changes for RTÉ Masses and Services

24 January 2013: Throughout the year, RTÉ offers a much valued programme of Christian worship - on radio, television, online and mobile.

These Masses and Services, broadcast every Sunday and on all the major Christian festivals, reflect the diversity of Christian faith and liturgical practice across all 32 counties of Ireland. They are appreciated particularly – but not only – by viewers and listeners who are unable to attend church: the sick, housebound or imprisoned.

From Sunday 27 January, regular worship output on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and RTÉ Radio 1 on LW 252 will, wherever possible, be aligned with worship on RTÉ One television through live simulcasting and shared broadcasting of recorded output. Radio masses will therefore move to a new regular time of 11am, followed by weekly Protestant Services at 11.45am.

Televised masses on RTÉ One will also move to a new regular time of 11am – 11.45am, beginning this Sunday, 27 January, with a simulcast Mass to mark the start of Catholic Schools Week. The celebrant is Fr Kevin Heery, with music from the Schola Group of St Joseph’s School, Navan, led by Ephrem Feeley and David Burke.

On RTÉ Radio 1 (LW252 or RTÉ Radio 1 Extra on digital radio) the above mass will be followed at 11.45am by a service to mark the end of Epiphanytide, in which the Rev. Daniel Nuzum, Chaplain of Cork University Hospital, explores themes of joy, life, illness, death and hope.

RTÉ also continues to broadcast Mass in Irish, every Sunday, at 11am, on RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta.

All Masses and Services are available to hear again on the RTÉ Radio Player and watch on RTÉ Player.