RTE features Ballymun Gospel Mass

April 6, 2008 in General, News, Pastoral

bgc_rtelive.jpgRTE’s Mass on Sunday for April 6 was broadcast live from the Virgin Mary Church , Ballymun, Dublin. Frank Brady SJ was the celebrant, and Slí Eile’s Ballymun Gospel Choir provided the music under the direction of Cathy Burke. The mass was a showcase for the regeneration in Ballymun with many local community groups participating directly in the mass or through pre-recorded interviews that RTE also broadcast. The Gospel was enhanced by a local story teller who ‘translated’ it for the contemporary context. Click here for photos of the mass: GooglePics, and here for a video of the Choir’s final song in the mass: YouTube.