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.
This week, on Television, our Sunday Service features the choir and congregation of St Mark's Church, Ballymacash, in Lisburn, Co Antrim, led by the Rev Canon George Irwin. It airs on RTÉ One at the earlier than usual time of 10.10am, because of the National Day of Commemoration ceremonies from the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, at 11.00am.
The same Service can be heard on Radio 1xtra / LW252 and digital platforms at 1145am, following our Mass, at 11.00am, which comes from the Church of the Nativity, Ballyhooly, Co. Cork. The celebrant there is Fr Pat Scanlan.
Gay Byrne's latest series of The Meaning of Life has now finished, but you can still access recent episodes, including one with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, on the series website: www.rte.ie/tv/meaningoflife
A second book based on interviews from, and reflections on, the nine Meaning of Life series to date will be published on 17th October by 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.
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.