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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


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The First Sunday of Advent and the snow is on the ground

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

The first Sunday of advent, the sun is out and the snow is on the ground. This is a perfect day for taking some of those Christmas scene photos.

Unfortunately the ice and snow also make it more difficult for all of us to travel even short distances. Yesterday I saw a young couple stop their car and offer a lift to an older woman who was walking in the middle of the road as it was too difficult to use her walker on the frozen footpaths. It reminded me that we need to make a special effort to ensure that our close neighbours are not isolated this winter.

The ChurchServices.Tv service is designed to help people at home remain part of their local Christian community in Ireland (and soon the UK) by allowing everybody to take part in Masses, Services and Prayers from the comfort of their own homes. It does not nor is meant to replace human contact. So maybe this Advent we all should all look out for each other and make sure that no one is feeling isolated or lonely.


If anybody has a community scheme that enables the housebound feel less isolated this winter please contact me at and I will consider adding you to this blog.