RTÉ News Now will broadcast Mass every day at 10.30am from St. Eunan’s and St. Columba’s Cathedral, Letterkenny in light of church closures during the coronavirus outbreak.

They will also broadcast messages from non-Catholic denominations and religions following daily Mass.

RTÉ’s Head of Religious Content, Roger Childs, said: “We are aware that, either through self-isolation or Government restrictions, many people are unable to come together to worship at precisely the time when they feel most in need of community, comfort, encouragement and prayer.

“Facilitated by the web-streaming service churchservices.tv, the Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Alan McGuckian, and Cathedral Administrator, Monsignor Kevin Gillespie, have kindly agreed to celebrate a Mass every weekday morning, which RTÉ is very happy to share with viewers, as part of our commitment to public service during the current emergency. We want people of all faiths to know that RTÉ is with them in spirit.”

Due to technical problems, this morning’s Mass was broadcast from Clonmel, but it is expected that Mass will be aired from Letterkenny from tomorrow onwards.

RTÉ News Now can be accessed on Saorview (channel 21), Sky (521), Virgin Media (200), Eir (517) as well as via the RTÉ Player.