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CiNews:Burglar at Mount Argus caught on internet television cameras

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from an article by CiNews regarding the burglary in Mount Argus,

A burglar at one of Ireland’s most famous churches has quickly ended up in the arms of the Gardaí as a result of being caught in full view on the internet television cameras installed some years ago.

According to Fr Bernard, the Gardaí were quick to detain their suspect once they had viewed the image from the internet television cameras and the detained man brought them to a hiding place where the missing chalice and its paten were located.  Unfortunately, both had suffered damage.  Some diamonds that decorated the chalice had been prised off and the paten too had a piece missing from it, apparently in an attempt to get a value for the gold from a dealer.

Asked by CiNews to comment on the role that the internet TV cameras had in apprehending the suspect so quickly, Tony Bolger, CEO at, said, “We’re very pleased that our technology proved to be so instrumental in this outcome.  Mount Argus is one of the earliest churches in Ireland to use the system and while the primary purpose is to bring the church into the living room of the visitor, it is clear that with these systems, there is a pair of eyes in the church all the time and this has to be a good thing in these days.”

To read more of this story go to CiNews

According to Tony Bolger, CEO of Church Services TV, While acknowledging the unfortunate act of vandalism and theft of important historical pieces associated with St Charles of Mount Argus, it was indeed fortunate that the Passionist’s had chosen good quality cameras. It was one of these cameras, which doubles as a CCTV system camera which picked up a very clear image of the suspect and which ultimately was of crucial assistance to the Gardai in recovering some of the items and detaining a male for questioning.

Mount Argus St Charles exhibition vandalised

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The permanent exhibition dedicated to St Charles of Mount Argus and located at the rear of the main Altar in Mount Argus Church in Dublin was vandalised on Friday morning last. Some important items were stolen in the raid. Glass fronts on some exhibits were also broken. In the course of the robbery the broadcast system for Internet masses via Church Services TV was also damaged. For this reason there has been no transmission of ceremonies since Friday last 12th August. Repairs to the service are expected to be completed on Monday 15th August. We regret the loss to the Passionist Community, Mount Argus Parish and Parishioners and to the faithful viewers who are unable to view ceremonies on-line until Monday next.

Augustinians Dublin – John’s Lane

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

We are very excited to announce that a new church has joined our website.  John’s Lane (Augustinians Dublin) from St Thomas Street, Dublin has gone live today on

The journey of John’s Lane first started back in 1180 when Aelerd the Palmer, who was a Norman living in Dublin at the time, set up a monastery and a hospital after seeing the sick when he was traveling home from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

In 1862, work began on building the Church, this was lead by Fr. Martin Crane, a priest from Co. Wexford.  The architect was a man called Edward Welby Pugin and he was assisted by his partner George C. Ashling.  The plans for the church followed the style of a French gothic church, Pugin’s father was known as one of the main revivers of this style of architecture in the UK and Ireland. The Church was opened to the public in 1874 and the second phase began in 1892 under the architect William Hague. It took till 1895 to complete and they officially opened it on the 15th of December 1895.

Nowadays, John’s Lane (Augustinians Dublin) still has the highest steeple in the city and it is visible all over Dublin. It still stands out as one of the most interesting and amazing forms of architecture in the whole of the city.

Mass times for Holy Week, live from John’s Lane, can be found on the website.

We hope you all enjoy your Easter.

Kind Regards,


Church Services TV.

Bach St John’s Passion

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

As this is Holy Week there are many events occurring in our parishes. One very exciting event is the performance of Bach St. John’s Passion in St Pius X Church in Templeogue on Good Friday.

St John’s Passion was written by the German Composer Johann Sebastian Bach. (1685 – 1750) It is a representation of the Passion as told in chapters eighteen and nineteen in the Gospel of John from the Luther Bible. It is said that with its dramatic recitatives and choruses and highly reflective chorales it is an extravagant piece and gives the audience a high sense of urgency.

St Pius X  opened their doors in November 1960 and has become a major part of the community. The performance of The Passion is part of the celebrations of the parishes Golden Jubilee. The international Bach Tenor John Elwes will be heading the cast on the night, which include Jeffrey Ledwidge, Roisin O’Grady, Stephen Shellard and Andrew Boushell. The performance will also be accompanied by a newly formed choir called “Jubilate”. The evening will be directed by Killian Farrell.

Here at Church Services TV we are delighted to announce that we will be airing the performance on our website on Good Friday. Just go to The show begins at 8pm.

We wish everyone a Happy Easter

Kind Regards


Church Services TV

A Hidden Mystic…

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

A new book has come out on the life and spirituality of the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa O.Ss.R., the Foundress of the Redemptoristines.

Sr. Gabrielle O.Ss.R., the Prioress of the Monastery of St Alphonsus asked Honor McCabe to write this book. Sr Gabrielle wrote the Epilogue to the Book.

The book is called “A Hidden Mystic” written by a Dominican Sister, Honor McCabe OP.In the book she focuses on the mystical spirituality as found in the Venerable Maria Celeste’s life. It is published by Dominican Publications. From the back cover it says:”This book is a brief account of the life and spirituality of the foundress of the Redemptoristine Order – the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa, an eighteenth century Italian mystic -who is still little known outside the Order she inspired.
The author, Honor McCabe OP, was impressed by the fact that much of Maria Celeste’s mystical doctrine resembled the teaching on prayer of saints already Doctors of the Church, Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena.”
If you would like to buy this book please contact Sr Gabrielle at :

You may also take part in the spirituality and prayer of the Redemptoristine Nuns Live over the internet at 16:50 this afternoon on their Church Services TV page

Further information is available on their website

Recording request for Mount Argus

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Hi there
We have watched your streaming on line quite a bit, especially in Mount Argus. I am wondering how long/if you keep copies of the streaming for any of the services? we got married in Mount Argus on Sept 18th 2010 and would love to know if there was any possibility of seeing some of our Wedding Service. I know it’s a few months on, but any help would be appreciated.

Best wishes,


Reply from CSTV.

Hi E

Many thanks for your comment. Congrats on your wedding last year. I am glad that you look in on the live streaming and in particular Mount Argus who are always very supportive of their online attendees.

In answer to your query – we don’t currently record the live services. This is a new technology that we are currently developing and hope to have available in a matter of weeks. Which is unfortunately too late for your Wedding.


An Event Called “Building healthy communities through honest friendship”

Monday, January 24th, 2011

An evening with Very Rev’d. Dr Ken Newell, O.B.E. former Prebyterian Moderator, and Fr. Gerry Reynolds of Clonard Monastery. They will speak of their pilgrimage of understanding, the effect of their friendship on the communities in which they serve and the power of friendship to ‘defrost’ deep divisions.

February 1st 2011 – St. Brigid’s Day 7:30p.m.

Venue: St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Admission: £5.00 – payable at the door.

Further information about the event can be found on the Church of Ireland site and
You can find more information on Clonard’s Reconciliation Ministry at . You can view Catholic Services from Clonard on their CSTV channel .

Do you know of other events that our viewers may be interested in? If so please email

Recording Request for Armagh Cathedral

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Hello, my name is J_ and my grandfather was buried in Armagh Cathedral on **nd **** 2011 at 12pm. I myself was present at the service, however, several of my cousins were abroad in Australia and were able to watch the service online due to the fantastic service provided by this website! For this, i commend and thank you for making this possible.
Since then, others members of my family have asked is it possible for them to see the service again for example via replay or by dvd? I understand the website provides a live stream but i was wondering are any of the services able to be replayed or available on dvd?
I would be very grateful if you could assist me in this matter.
Thank you

Dear J_

My condolences on the death of your Grandfather. As you are stated above the current services on the web site are for Live streaming of church services only. We are currently developing the software and technology to allow the recoding of these services but unfortunately this will not be available for Armagh Cathedral until later in the Spring.

Kind Regards


Ballygal Parish Church – Our Mother of Divine Grace

Friday, January 21st, 2011

We are happy to announce that the streaming from Ballygal Parish is back.

View them at

or via their website at

Ballygal Dublin

Friday, January 21st, 2011

We are currently experiencing issues streaming from Ballygall in Dublin. The internet connection seems to be down. We are looking into it and will have an update as soon as we have more information.