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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Online Services for Palm Sunday and radio information

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic church services are suspended at present but you can link in to these services at diocesan and national level:

  1. Bishop Michael Burrows’ audio-visual reflection ‘STANDING ALONGSIDE – AT A DISTANCE’ – for Palm Sunday, April 5th 2020 will be live on the Diocesan website at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 4th April


ONLINE LINKS and Rectors
7.00 a.m. Cashel

Podcast of Morning Prayer on Sunday will be posted on the parish’s parish Facebook page at 7.00 a.m. Very Reverend Gerald Field

Note: It is recorded using SoundCloud. Therefore, if you don’t have access to Facebook the audio file can be emailed to you if you let Dean Field know by emailing

8.30 a.m. Christ Church Cathedral Waterford see

The Very Reverend Maria Jansson

The Reverend Trevor Sargent


Uploaded on Saturday nights. Available at 8.30 a.m. Sunday

9.30 a.m. Wexford Reverend Chancellor Arthur Minion

*Eucharist from the Rectory

10.00 a.m. Tinahely

Morning Prayer from the RectoryLive streamed via

The Venerable Ruth Elmes

10.30 a.m. Baltinglass

The Reverend Mairt Hanley

Morning Prayer

Also on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Compline/Late Evening Office

11 a.m. Leighlin

Morning Prayer – (shortened)The Very Reverend Tom Gordon


11 a.m. Clonenagh

Morning Prayer on the Reverend Victor Fitzpatrick’s YouTube channel for the Clonenagh Group of Parishes or for anyone who wants to watch.Also Late Evening Office on Tuesdays at 8pm and Morning Prayer on Thursdays at 11am and at Easter:

Holy Week and Easter:

Tuesday: Late Evening Office 8 pm

Wednesday: Service of the Word 11 am

Maundy Thursday: Evening Prayer 8 pm

Good Friday: Ante-Communion 3 pm

Easter Eve: The Easter Vigil 6 pm live via Mountrath Local Radio 104.5 FM

Easter Day: Morning Prayer 11 am

11 a.m. St Canice’s

A Sequence of Reading and Music marking Palm Sunday will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Community Radio Kilkenny City and on St Canice’s Cathedral Facebook page.This service features a selection of voices from all four parishes in the Kilkenny Union as well as music from the cathedral musicians and singers, all recorded remotely from people’s homes and edited together by the Director of Music Bartosz Thiede.

Holy Week and Easter liturgies are also planned.

The Very Reverend David McDonnell

Eachweek Killanne Services of Morning Prayer and Compline available on Sundays and at any time on the parish website – click on link to SoundCloud on www.killanneunion.ieThe Reverend Ian Cruikshank also plans to post services/meditations that have a background video of local scenes behind them e.g. walking in the woods in Killanne. This is in order to give parishioners who are self-isolating a sense of the outdoors during prayer.

Pre-recorded services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are planned. Times of these services will be available on the parish’s Facebook page.  See below. Also see previous recorded services – Compline and Holy Communion –on the parish’s FB page Reverend Canon Patrick Harvey

Services are beautifully edited by Reuben Harvey

11 a.m. Stradbally

Morning Prayer.Order of service emailed to parishioners the day before


Thursday Holy Communion 7 p.m.

Good Friday 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday Holy Communion 11 a.m.

All posted on FB where there may also be a link to Stradbally’s new parish YouTube channel.

The Reverend Alec Purser

Weds Dunleckney

Watch event on FB– service from the rectory. Please see the following for information:

The Reverend Kevin Ronné

Portlaoise It is hoped that a short audio/video Eucharistic celebration will be available to parishioners for Easter morning – 10 – 12 minutes

Link to for details of services available online nationally. Click on Online broadcast services for Sundays and for weekdays.

Also, the BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER can be accessed on line on the Church of Ireland’s national website on the Worship Resources, 2004 Texts page: here


Details of spiritual/religious radio programmes broadcast in this diocese


Saturday morning

Simply Divine

10.04 a.m. -10.30 a.m. with Maria Colfer

Sounds For Sunday presented by Patricia McNally


Sunday Celebration 10 a.m.

Sunday Reflection – 8.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Music Box – 8.04 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Faith Matters – 8.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

 Thoughts for Tuesday – 8.04 p.m.- 8.30 p.m.


Dean Gerald Field of Cashel presents Midweek Musings on this station on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 – 7 p.m.  Tipperary Mid West Radio is a community radio station serving Tipperary town, Cashel, and south Co. Tipperary on 104.8fm, 106.7fm and online.

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Canon Barbara Fryday, rector of Clonmel Union of Parishes presents the Sunday Life programme once every 5 weeks on Tipp FM 97.1 between 7 – 8 a.m.



Heidi Good and Fr. Willie Purcell alternate as presenters of Spirit Alive on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m.

Community Radio Kilkenny City 88.7fm


Also don’t forget that you can listen live/listen back to:

SOULWAVES the organisation that distributes spiritually-focused audio to stations round the country. Lots of topical clips to listen to here each week.

RTE’s religious programmes by clicking for television and RTE radio programme LEAP OF FAITH aired on Friday nights at 10.03 p.m.  Always interesting items.

Spirit Radio – listen by clicking on as well.  You can download the app on your phone also so that you can listen anywhere.