RTÉ Religious Programmes for Christmas
Carols From the Castle, RTÉ One, Saturday 24 December, 6.25pm
Mary Kennedy presents a spectacular Christmas celebration from Dublin Castle with Daniel O'Donnell, Mary Byrne, The Coronas, Dervish, Dublin Gospel Choir, All Ireland Talent Show winner, Daniel Furlong, People of the Year winner Joan Freeman and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Brophy.
Midnight Mass, RTÉ One, Saturday 24 December, 11.15pm
From the parish church of Rathmines, Co. Dublin, with music by Cantairí Óga Atha Cliath, led by Brian Ó Dubhghaill, cantor Joanna Campbell Griffin and organist John Hughes.
Service On Christmas Day, RTÉ One, Sunday 25 December, 10.15am
Lead by the Rev. Brian Anderson with members of Seymour Street Methodist Church, Lisburn, in a celebration of the birth of Christ. Music is led by Paul Good.
Urbi Et Orbi, RTÉ One, Sunday 25 December, 11.00am
Pope Benedict XVI offers his traditional message to the world from St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy, O.P
Mass On Christmas Day, RTÉ One, Sunday 25 December, 11.30am
Celebrated by Fr Paul Taylor from the parish of St Brigid, Straffan, Co. Kildare.
The Archbishops' Christmas Message, RTÉ One, Sunday 25 December, 12.25pm
Cardinal Sean Brady and Archbishop Alan Harper, the Catholic and Church of Ireland Primates of All Ireland, offer a Christmas message of hope and inspiration.