Programmes You Can Believe In....
RTÉ Religious Programmes aim to Reflect, Interrogate, Celebrate and Explain the religious, ethical and spiritual life of contemporary Ireland. We broadcast over 100 hours each year on both television and radio, including documentaries, discussions, interviews, festival features and worship programmes, reflecting the full diversity of religious belief and practice in Ireland.
Friday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption and we will be offering live Mass, courtesy of Eurovision, at 10am, live from the Basilica of Notre Dame-de-la-Garde in Marseille, with commentary and translation by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP.
Later, at 7pm, Fr Tom Sinnott will celebrate Mass on Radio (1xtra / LW252 and other digital platforms) from the Oratory of Midlands Prison, Portlaois Co. Laois with music led by the Prison Officers Choir.
On Sunday 17th August, on Television and Radio, our Sunday Mass will feature the parish and Gospel Choir of St Peter & Paul's Church, Monasterevin. The celebrant is Fr Liam Merrigan.
Later, at 1145am on RTÉ Radio 1xtra, LW 252 and other digital platforms, the Rev. Daryl Edwards leads the congregations of
Drum, Cootehill and Kilmount Presbyterian Churches in Co. Monaghan in a Service of Praise.
Happy birthday to Gay Byrne, who turned 80 last week. He will be publishing a second book of interviews from the first nine series of The Meaning of Life on 17th October via Gill & Macmillan, with a percentage of proceeds going to the Peter McVerry Trust and the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. The first book, from which charitable proceeds go to Crumlin Children's Hospital, is still available in all good bookshops.
Previous episodes are all available on the series website, www.rte.ie/tv/meaningoflife and there will be more in the New Year.
If you would like your church or faith community to feature in our output, please contact me at email@example.com or on +353 1 208 4586. Thanks.
We are also open to suggestions and stories for our various Factual series: Would You Believe?, The Meaning of Life, The Moment of Truth and Beyond Belief. Just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Roger Childs, Head of RTÉ Religious Programmes.