YOUR CHRISTMAS RADIO AND TV
FOR the interest and convenience of our readers we give below the main programmes of Catholic interest on radio and television for Christmas week.
MIDNIGHT MASS will be telecast by B.B.C.-TV from the Austrian village of Eisenstadt.
THE POPE'S CHRISTMAS ME,SSAGE and blessing Urbi et Orbi will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 23. Pope John will probably follow the usual custom of speaking from the Hall of Consistories in the presence of the Cardinals. The address will be broadcast by VATICAN RADIO at 11 a.m. G.M.T. on 1984„ 25.67, 31.10, 41.21, and I 96m.
Other stations carrying the message will include Remo EIREANN and RADIO HILVERSUM (see below).
Sunday: Evening service from St. Cuthbert's , Withington, Manchester, conducted by Mgr. R. L. Smith, with the Barlow Singers, 5.15 p.m.. General Overseas Service.
Sunday: "Sunday Half-Hour" from Portsmouth Cathedral, introduced by Fr. George Songhurst, with combined choirs conducted by Fr. Agnellus Andrew, 0.F.M., 8.30 p.m., Light and General Overseas Service.
Tuesday: Masters of the late Renaissance: The Christmas story, Charles Spinks (organ), with the Ambrosian Singers. 10.15 p.m. Third.
Thursday: Schutz: 'The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ." A concert given by the London Bach Society, 8.20 p.m. Third. Christmas Eve: "The Ox and the Ass," a feature by Jules Supervielle, with music by Andre Almuro, 9 p.m. Third.
BBC-TV Wednesday: "Pathfinder," the story in war and peace of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, V.C., and of the Ryder-Cheshire Mission for the Relief of Suffering, 9.45 Christmas Eve: "Amahl and the Night Visitors," a Christmas story with music by Gian Carlo Menotti, 8.15 p.m.
Christmas Day: Midnight Mass of the Nativity from Eisenstadt, Austria. Celebrant Bishop Laszlo, Apostolic Administrator of Burgenland. Haydn's Mass of St. Nicholas, sung by the Vienna Boys' Choir with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The action of the Mass described by Fr. Patrick McEnroe, 10.55 p.m. G.M.T.
Christmas Day: "Peace on Earth", a programme on the Refugee Children's villages at Trogen in Switzerland and at Seddlescombe in Sussex. Both are run by the Pestalozzi Trust, 11.45 a.m, RADIO EIREANN Athlone 530m. Dublin and Cork 240m.
Sunday: High Mass from the Holy Ghost Missionary College, Kimmage Manor, Dublin, 10.30 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Christmas Retreat for the Sick: A dialogue Mass with address by Fr. J. C. Kelly, S.J., 9.15 a.m.
Wednesday: The Christmas Message of Pope John XXIII. togethei with Papal Blessing. Followed by English translation. 10.58 a.m. l'Enfance de Christ, excerpts from the Berlioz Oratorio, 11 p.m. Venite Adoremus, Liturgical music and texts from the Matins of Christmas, 11.30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Midnight Mass from the Holy Ghost Missionary College, Kimmage Manor, Dublin; High Mass from Kimmage, 10,30 a.m.; Handel's Messiah (Part 1), 11.15 a.m.
ATV Christmas Day: Archbishop Grimshaw of Birmingham gives the "Thought for the Day," 10.45 a.m.
HILVERSUM 402m. (Times given are G.M.T.) Sunday: High Mass from St. Anthonis in East Brabant, 9 a.m. Tuesday: Benedictine for the sick. 3.30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Midnight Mass from Groningen Cathedral, celebrated by the Bishop; High Mass from Oirschot, 7.30 p.m.; the Pope's Christmas Message, approx. 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 26: Dutch Missionaries in many parts of the world will be able to speak to their families in the KRO Studio at Hilversum in a special programme which will link Iceland, the Philippines, Belgian Congo, South Africa. Puerto Rico, Ghana, Tanganyika. Pakistan and Hawaii, 1.30 p.m.
VATICAN RADIO News broadcasts in English are given daily at 3 p.m. G.M.T. Evening talks and discussions are at 6.15 p.m.. All are on wavelengths 31.10. 25.67, 19.84, 41.21 and 196m.
On Sunday morning Mass is broadcast in the Latin Rile at 8.30 a.m., and in the Oriental Rite at 9.30 a.m. G.M.T.
Bishop Hanlon, C.P., of Catamarca, Agentina, died last week, aged 72. Appointed to the diocese 25 years ago, Bishop Hanlon was especially interested in the apostolate of the Catholic press and founded the newspaper La Union in his diocese.