Liturgy

We must develop a listening ear – Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Homily by Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly at Mass broadcast live by iCatholic on RTE NEWS channel on 4th July 2012 from MIC Thurles

How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid's Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

Waiting in Hope – Bishop Denis Nulty Advent 2020

Address given by Bishop Denis Nulty at the at 'Waiting in Hope" liturgy which took place in Carlow Cathedral on 1st Sunday of Advent 2020

Understanding the Mass – Ep 1 – The Sanctuary

This series exploring all aspects of the Mass begins with looking at the various parts of the Sanctuary.  Produced by the Knights of St Columbanus

Understanding the Mass – Ep 2 – Priests’ Vestments

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot ask Fr. Michael about the vestments worn by the Priests and how they relate to the Liturgical calendar. 

Understanding the Mass – Ep 3 – Our Posture at Mass

In this episode, Caitlin and Dermot ask Fr. Michael to explain the times when we kneel, stand and sit during the Mass.  

Understanding the Mass – Ep 4 – Introductory Rites

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot ask Fr. Michael about the significance of the Introductory Rites at the beginning of Mass

Understanding the Mass – Ep 5 – Liturgy of the Word

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot ask Fr. Michael about the Liturgy of the Word when we listen to the Word of God proclaimed.

Understanding the Mass – Ep 6 – Liturgy of the Word (2)

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot find out more about the Liturgy of the Word in conversation with Fr Michael Sheehan.

Understanding the Mass – Ep 7 – Liturgy of the Eucharist

In this episode Caitlin and Dermot hear about the significance of the various elements within the Liturgy of the Eucharist

Come to me all you who labour and overburdened …

In his reflection on the Gospel passage Matthew 11:25-30, Bishop-Elect Paul Dempsey reflects on how his family coped with the burden of losing their mother and the comfort that comes from our Christian faith

Diocese of Cork and Ross welcomes Bishop Fintan Gavin

Watch highlights of the Episcopal Ordination of Fintan Gavin which took place in Cork on 30th June 2019.

Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 4)

In the final part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Concluding Rites of the Mass.

Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 3)

In the third part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 2)

In the second part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Liturgy of the Word.

Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 1)

Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard present a new four part series on the Mass, starting with exploring the Introductory Rites

Sunday Mass – Digging Deeper

Bishop Denis Nulty invites people to follow this Lenten catechetical programme on the Sunday Mass, the source and summit of the Christian life. 

Give Them Me

This video which shows the hosts being prepared for the Papal Mass by the Redemptoristine Sisters was screened in the Phoenix Park. 

Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum – Introduction

Julie Kavanagh introduces this four part series with a brief overview of some key aspects of the liturgies of the Triduum.

The Way of the Cross – Children

A guided reflection on the Stations of the Cross for children. Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com

The Way of the Cross

A guided video reflection on the Stations of the Cross for adults. Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com

Ask the Bishop – Confirmation 2017

Bishop Denis Nulty marks the beginning of the 2017 Confirmation in K&L and answers questions from some of the candidates.

Emmanuel – Advent Reflection for Children

A short reflection for children inspired by the readings for the third week of Advent (Year A). Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com

Nothing is Impossible – Advent Reflection for Youth

A short reflection for young people inspired by the readings for the third week of Advent (Year A). Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com

Wilderness – Advent Reflection for Adults

A short reflection inspired by the readings for the third week of Advent (Year A). Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com

Prosperous Confirmation 2016 – Homily by Bishop Nulty

Homily by Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, at the Confirmation Ceremony which took in Prosperous on Sunday 13th March 2016

Funeral of Fr PJ Byrne – Homily by Bishop Nulty

Homily by Bishop Denis Nulty at the funeral for Fr PJ Byrne RIP, Parish Priest of Kilcock which took place on 12th Feb 2016.

Funeral of Fr PJ Byrne – Removal

Homily by Fr Willie O'Byrne at the removal service for Fr PJ Byrne RIP, Parish Priest of Kilcock which took place on 11th Feb 2016.

On-line Advent Calendar – catholicbishops.ie

An introduction to the on-line Advent calendar that can be accessed on the Irish Bishops website by Brenda Drumm of the catholic Communications Office.

New funeral guidelines for K&L Diocese

A discussion of new funeral guidelines in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin with Bishop Denis Nulty, Julie Kavanagh and Fr Liam Morgan.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral Longford

Watch highlights from the ceremony celebrating the wonderful restoration of St Mel's after the devastating fire of Christmas 2009.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral Longford (full)

Watch the full Rededication Ceremony for St Mel's Cathedral which took place on the Feast of the Ascension - 17th May 2015

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Seamus Butler

Address by Seamus Butler, Chairman of the St Mel's Cathedral Project Committee, at the Rededication Mass on 17th May 2015.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Fr Tom Healy

Address by Fr Tom Healy, Administrator of Longford Parish, at the Rededication of St Mel's Cathedral on 17th May 2015.

Rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral – Homily

Bishop Colm O'Reilly, Bishop Emeritus of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, gave the homily at the Rededication of St Mel's Cathedral, Longford on Sunday 17th May 2015.

Holy Thursday – Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at four key aspects of the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday in this second part of a four part series on the Triduum.

Good Friday – Celebrating the Liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at three key elements of the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in this third part of a four part series on the Triduum.

Easter Vigil – Celebrating the liturgies of the Triduum

Julie Kavanagh looks at key elements of celebration of the Easter Vigil in this final part of a four part series on the Triduum.

Message for Confirmation candidates from Bishop Francis Duffy

Bishop Francis Duffy offers a reflection from St Mel's Cathedral to the 2015 Confirmation candidates in the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise.

K&L discussion on the celebration of Funerals

Bishop Denis Nulty explains the background to the discussion of funeral liturgies that has started in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.

Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture

Fr Michael Drumm's input to the 2014 Kilmore Diocesan Assembly was entitled 'Sacramental Practice and Modern Culture'

Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar – 75th Anniversary

Watch highlights of the ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Cathedral in Mullingar on 7th September 2014.

Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar 75 – Reflection

The post-communion reflection at the Mass for the 75th anniversary of the Cathedral in Mullingar on 7th September 2014.

Christ the King Cathedral Mullingar 75 – Cardinal Dolan Homily

The homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at the Mass for the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Vigin Mary

Bishop Brendan Leahy offers a reflection on the church's faith and teaching regarding the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which we celebrate on 15th August.

Urlar Pattern 2014 – Homily by Bishop Brendan Kelly

In his homily at the 2014 Urlaur Pattern Mass on August 4th, Bishop Brendan Kelly reflected on the call to be peacemakers in this often troubled world.

Living Church – Faith and Worship

Faith and Worship was one of five core themes identified by the Living Church process in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Why I attend the Irish Church Music Summer School

Secondary school teacher Ciaran Coll talks about why he attends the Irish Church Music Association Summer School which is now in its 45th year.

Reflection for World Communications Sunday

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll shares a reflection for World Communications Sunday and the various ways that the Good News is proclaimed, modelled on the example of Jesus.

The Feast of Mary Help of Christians – May 24

A short video reflection and prayer to mark the Feast of Mary, help of Christians which is celebrated on 24th May.

Good Shepherd – Reflection for 4th Sunday of Easter

"Good Shepherd" - Reflection for 4th Sunday of Easter presented by Fr Richard Ebejer, Salesian.

Bishop Nulty on the Triduum – Easter

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, consludes a short series on the Triduum with a reflection on the Easter Vigil.

The Resurrection of the Lord – Reflection for Easter Sunday

Salesian Sister Sarah O’Rourke, accompanied beautifully by members of the UL Folk Group, shares a reflection for Easter Sunday entitled”The Resurrection of the Lord”.

Bishop Nulty on the Triduum – Holy Thursday

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, continues a short series on the Triduum with a reflection on Good Friday.

Kildare & Leighlin 2014 Chrism Mass invitation

Bishop Denis Nulty extends an invitation to the Kildare & Leighlin Chrism Mass which will take place in Carlow Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14th.

Reflection for Second Sunday of Lent – Fr Pat Hogan

Salesian Fr Pat Hogan, shares a reflection for the second Sunday of Lent entitled ‘Journey’.

Reflection for First Sunday of Lent – Sr Sarah O’Rourke FMA

Sr Sarah O’Rourke FMA shares a reflection for the first Sunday of Lent entitled ‘Temptations’.

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014 – Reflection

Salesian Fr Dan Carroll SDB shares a reflection for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time entitled ‘Treasures’.

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014 – Reflection

Salesian Fr Martin McCormack shares a reflection for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time entitled 'Forgiveness'.

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Reflection

The Choice - Fr Koenraad Van Gucht shares a reflection for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reflection for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014

Salesian Fr Paddy Hennessy shares a reflection on Sunday's Gospel - You are the Salt of the Earth - and we are called to be an agent of change.

You are the Light of the World – Reflection for 3rd Sun Ord Time

Salesian Fr John Horan shares a reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time entitled 'You are the Light of the World'.

CSW 2014 Launch – Shout for Joy

'Shout for Joy' from the opening liturgy at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 which took place in St. Dominic's College Cabra on 20th January.

CSW 2014 Launch – Come to the Waters

'Come to the Waters' from the opening liturgy at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 which took place in St. Dominic's College Cabra on 20th January.

CSW 2014 Launch – Presentation of Crests

Students from 14 different schools bring together a work of art highlighting the shared goals of all catholic schools based around their respective school crests.

Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2014 – Reflection

Fr Dan Carroll SDB, Rector of the Salesian Community in Pallaskenry, Limerick shares a reflection for Migrant and Refugee Sunday - 19th January 2014

St. Mary’s Chapel Lane Belfast – new Chapel of Adoration

Fr James A. Boyle MHM introduces the little chapel of Adoration that was created during recent developments at the historic St Mary's Chapel Lane Belfast.

Baptism of Jesus – Reflection by Fr Dan Carroll

Fr Dan Carroll SDB, Rector of the Salesian Community in Pallaskenry, Limerick shares a reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

4th Sunday of Advent – Fr Dan Carroll SDB

Fr Dan Carroll SDB, Rector of the Salesian Community in Pallaskenry, Limerick shares a reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 50 years on – Part 1

The first part of the lecture given by Fr Michael Joncas in Maynooth marking the 50th anniversary of the Constitution on the Liturgy - Sacrosanctum Concilium.

Bishop Leahy on Sacrosanctum Concilium 50 years on

Bishop Brendan Leahy offers a reflection on the 1963 Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy which led to major reform of the liturgy.

Bishop Brendan Leahy ordination – Psalm

A short video with some visual highlights of this joyful and beautiful celebration which uses the Psalm from the ceremony as its soundtrack. A commemorative DVD of the entire ceremony is now available.

IEC2012 – Eugene Duffy

Fr Eugene Duffy addresses the topic of what happens when the Christian Community gathers on Sunday in the absence of the Presbyter.

IEC2012 – Julie Kavanagh

In her talk titled 'Liturgy that breathes: Bringing our Shared Prayer to Life' , Julie Kavanagh named and unpacked the foundational principles of ritual and liturgy.

Holy Family Monstrance – interview with Noel Ward

In this video, Noel Ward from Cork shares the inspiration behind this remarkable Monstrance which incorporates the Calvary scene.

Praying the New Missal with Children

Maeve Mahon introduces a resource on the New Missal for children which includes a DVD of a Mass celebrated with the New Missal.