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#Mass

# mass - Friday 9 October, 2020

Catholic archbishops ask Taoiseach to allow people attend mass

The four archbishops have requested a meeting with Micheál Martin.

# mass - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Church leaders unite to recommend wearing of face coverings during worship

The leaders of the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists issued a statement today.

# mass - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship

Varadkar said a “special protocol” will be worked out to allow larger groups to attend services.

# mass - Monday 22 June, 2020

NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seems “strange” that churches with a capacity of 1,500 would be subject to this restriction.

# mass - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Archbishop criticises limit on numbers attending Mass while shops are 'brimming with people'

Churches and other places of worship will be reopened on 29 June.

# mass - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Priests in face coverings and communion in the hand only: Here's how churches plan to return to Mass

Religious services can resume during Phase Three which begins on Monday 29 June.

# mass - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Calls for younger Catholic volunteers to help start Masses in churches again

Archbishop Eamon Martin said that the reopening of churches will happen “slowly and tentatively”.

# mass - Friday 29 May, 2020

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should churches and other places of worship be allowed to reopen now?

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

# mass - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Holohan says advice against indoor gatherings still stands after report of mass held at Dublin church

Government guidelines advise that places of worship should not reopen until 20 July.

# mass - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?

Many people are finding alternative ways to worship amid the Covid-19 crisis.

# mass - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Parishioners urged to check if their Sunday mass is being streamed online as Church adheres to ban on gatherings

Church leaders said that masses would be cancelled in response to the public health crisis caused by coronavirus.

# mass - Friday 13 March, 2020

Bishops around the country have cancelled Mass for the coming three Sundays

Weddings, funerals and baptisms with fewer than 100 people will still go ahead.

# mass - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

# mass - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# mass - Monday 27 August, 2018

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

# mass - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day

It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

# mass - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# mass - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

# mass - Friday 27 July, 2018

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

# mass - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism

On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.

# mass - Monday 25 June, 2018

Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show

Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.

# mass - Friday 4 May, 2018

'Her death is unspeakably painful': Funeral of Natalia Karaczyn takes place in Sligo

Natalia Karaczyn’s body was discovered on Wednesday morning.

# mass - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland in August.

# mass - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Mass-goers told there is 'no obligation' to attend religious services today

The public has been told they can view mass online instead.

# mass - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge 18 of the greatest 'Mass tweets' of all time MassTweets

18 of the greatest 'Mass tweets' of all time

It’s that time of the year.

# mass - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...

Just under half of people said they would in a poll for Claire Byrne Live.

# mass - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# mass - Monday 4 September, 2017

Funerals in Kerry will no longer be allowed to take place on Sundays

The change is due to a severe shortage of Catholic priests in the diocese.

# mass - Friday 28 July, 2017

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

# mass - Monday 15 May, 2017

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

# mass - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Poll: Are you going to a religious service today? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to a religious service today?

Like Christmas, today is a day when mass attendance is higher than usual.

# mass - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge 17 awkward moments every Irish person has experienced at Mass Growing Up Catholic

17 awkward moments every Irish person has experienced at Mass

It’s a minefield.

# mass - Sunday 19 March, 2017

After threats it would be taken off air, millions of Spaniards tune in to Sunday Mass

A far-left party had tried to end the weekly broadcast.

# mass - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today? Take Me To Church This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a religious service today?

It’s Christmas Day AND a Sunday,

# mass - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge There's a follow up to *that* Mass Facebook event planned for Christmas My Birthday

There's a follow up to *that* Mass Facebook event planned for Christmas

“Water turned into wine upon request.”

# mass - Friday 28 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge That viral mass Facebook event has sparked a rise in donations to Pieta House Thank God For That

That viral mass Facebook event has sparked a rise in donations to Pieta House

Some good is coming of the page.

# mass - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge The Mass Facebook event exploded overnight and the posts are absolute gold Getting Mass

The Mass Facebook event exploded overnight and the posts are absolute gold

The epitome of Irish humour.

# mass - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Some gas ticket set up an event for Mass and now it's taking over Irish Facebook Mad Ted

# mass - Monday 24 October, 2016

Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass

11-year-old Tony Foley’s father passed away tragically last week at the age of 42.

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