Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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 churchservices.tv, 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 churchservices.tv 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.

CI News: World Youth Day begins

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from an article about the beginning of World Youth Day from CI News.

Pope Benedict XVI is looking forward to the “wonderfully spiritual” moments that will occur during the World Youth Day celebration which start today (Tuesday)  with an evening Mass and opening ceremony in Madrid´s Cibeles Square, presided over by the archbishop of Madrid and concelebrated by the bishops and priests participating in WYD.

“The Pope is very happy and very much looking forward to meeting a million young people next week,” papal spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., told CNA in advance of the event.

by Ann Marie Foley

To read on visit CI News

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 churchservices.tv.

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,

Rachel,

Church Services TV.

Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference 2011 – Live on Church Services TV

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference is being broadcast live on Church Services TV this weekend.

The link is http://www.churchservices.tv/live/DivineMercy

Please find the full details of the Event below.

Date: Friday February 18, 2011 – Sunday February 20, 2011

Venue: The RDS, Dublin Donnybrook, Dublin 4  Hall 1

Main Speakers:

  • Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu
    (Nigeria)
  • Sr Caterina Esselen O.L.M.   Sr. M. Caterina Esselen is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to which Saint Faustina belonged. Its mission is to spread devotion to the Divine Mercy. Sr. Caterina grew up in Belgium. She studied and worked in the United States until she joined the sisters’ active-contemplative community in Boston, MA in 1995. She has been proclaiming the message of Divine Mercy at conferences, in parishes and prisons. Sr. Caterina is also the Vocation Directress and Mistress of Formation for the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Boston.
  • Fr. Cathal Price C.C. from Kilbarrack/Foxfield Parish, Dublin
  • Fr Kevin Doran Secretary General of the Eucharistic Congress
  • Eucharistic Healing Service
    Fr Pat Martin from the USA

Opening Hours:
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 7.00pm

Admission:
Saturday: €25.00
sunday: €20.00
Weekend: €30.00

Please click here for the Times of the Divine Mercy Conference and the  Schedule of events in Word     Schedule of Events

Please click here for the Times of the Divine Mercy Conference and the  Schedule of eventsin PDF      Schedule of Events

Remember the The Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference is being broadcast live on Church Services TV this weekend.

On Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy is needed more than ever today for every individual as it is a very individual need.

The Government needs it, especially with an election looming, to ensure the country will not be thrown into a deeper depression.

With crime at an all time high, unemployment off the scale, whatever Government takes office at the next election is in need of Divine Mercy.

While the banks seem to have survived their crises, individuals are still left to pick up the pieces. For those individuals, Divine Mercy is offered.

Our world cries out for Divine Mercy, as the cost of living increases. More and more people find it difficult to make ends meet.

Whatever political parties/parties take office at the next general election, one of their first priorities must be the well being of the individual.

It must take into account, not only their individual social needs, their political viewpoint, but also their spiritual ethos. Individual needs cannot be ignored.

Divine Mercy is the answer. It takes into account the wider community and the wider world.

The health of every nation depends on the social and spiritual protection of the individual and their religious liberty.

This freedom is to be found in Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy crosses all divides.

We who advocate and spread the message of Divine Mercy believe it to be the most essential element of our society that needs to be discovered today.

For more information please see details of our Divine Mercy Conference, in the RDS 19th&20th Feb 2011

Organiser’s Contact Details:
Divine Mercy Apostolate
24 Elderwood Road
Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Tel: +353 1 831 3119
Email: dermotdowdall@gmail.com
Web: http://www.divinemercyconferences.com

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 : gabrielle.fox@redemptorists.ie

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 http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Redemptoristine.

Further information is available on their website www.rednuns.com.

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The fifth annual nationwide AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from February 21st to February 25th.

The mission of AONTAS is to ensure that every adult in Ireland has access to appropriate and affordable learning opportunities throughout their lives, thus enabling them to contribute to and participate in the economic, social, civic and cultural development of Irish society.

AONTAS would like as many groups and individuals as possible to get involved in the festival. Whether you are part of a large national organisation, small or large business or a local group, your participation will make the Festival a great success. If you have an idea for an event during the Festival, contact AONTAS to discuss it further.

AONTAS will publicise your activities on their website, as well as helping you promote your event in the media. They will also feature Festival activities in a special issue of their magazine, Explore and in press releases to the national media.

For more information or to get involved in the Adult learners’ Festival 2011, email mail@aontas.com or call 01-4068220.

Four Peaks Challenge

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now this is something we in Church Services TV would like to do in the future! If your organization has a team of 2-4 very fit individuals maybe you would like to consider a team building exercise of a life time?

The Four Peaks Challenge raises money and awareness for Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland aims to advance the right of people-out-of-home to live in a place they call home. Home, family and community are important priorities for Church Services TV and we are happy to support Focus Ireland.

The Four Peaks Challenge invites teams of between 3 and 5 walkers plus a minimum of two drivers per vehicle to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces over one weekend and raise €4500 in sponsorship to help people who are homeless. During the challenge you and your team will discover the breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s highest peaks: Carrauntoohil (Kerry), Mweelrea (Mayo), Slieve Donard (Down) and Lugnaquilla (Wicklow).

Why not look at Focus Ireland’s Photo Stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/focusireland/with/5099144847/ and check out just how spectacular that scenery is.

The next Four Peaks Challenge will take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June 2011 if you are fitter and braver than us!  See the Focus Ireland website for further details.

http://www.focusireland.ie/index.php/events-a-challenges/challenges/four-peaks-challenge

Remembrance Mass in Cork for Lost Loved Ones to suicide.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

This event is now over – but will be an annual event.  Check out how it went at http://cobhedition.com/?p=10546

Sunday 6th February 2011 at 1pm

St. Augustine Church, Washington Street, Cork City.

Everybody Welcome!

If you cannot make it in person you can view this service live over the internet on St Augustine’s webpage on Church Service TV at http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Augustinians/ .

This mass is organised by Breaking the Silence + SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters)

Breaking the Silence: www.facebook.com/btscobh
Works to help create a Suicide Safer Community by connecting the person at risk of Suicide with Life Preserving Resources. For further details please email breakingthesilececobh@gmail.com or find them on facebook www.facebook.com/btscobh.

Sosad (Save our Sons and Daughters): http://www.sosadireland.ie/
Sosad started these masses in Drogheda and today these masses will be taking place across the country on the 6th February 2011.
Sosad has five main goals:
• To raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.
• To break the taboo surrounding suicide.
• To provide support and direction to those feeling suicidal
• To provide support and direction to those approached by someone feeling suicidal
• To provide support and direction for those bereaved by suicide.
Their website is full of resources and well worth a visit.

On Truth proclamation & authenticity of life in the digital age

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Pontiff, Pope Benedict issued his communications message for 45th World Day of Social Communications on Monday last, the Feast of St Francis de Sales, the Patron Saint of journalists. In it he acknowledged that the web is “contributing to the development of new and more complex intellectual and spiritual horizons, new forms of shared awareness.”

The Pontiff said these new technologies “are not only changing the way we communicate, but communication itself, so much so that it could be said that we are living through a period of vast cultural transformation.” This dynamic, he said, had contributed to “a new appreciation of communication itself, which is seen first of all as dialogue, exchange, solidarity and the creation of positive relations.”

“As with every other fruit of human ingenuity, the new communications technologies must be placed at the service of the integral good of the individual and of the whole of humanity.”
More of this story at http://www.cinews.ie/article.php?artid=8073