03 October 2017
Rathkeale parish notes in
‘Newslink’ October 2017
Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes
Rathkeale, Askeaton, Kilcornan and Kilnaughtin
Priest-in-Charge: Revd Canon Patrick Comerford,
The Rectory, Askeaton, Co Limerick.
Sunday Services in October:
1 October: 9.30, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton (Holy Communion); 11.30, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Morning Prayer).
8 October: 9.30, Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Pallaskenry (Holy Communion); 11.30, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (Morning Prayer).
15 October: 9.30, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton (Morning Prayer); 11.30, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Holy Communion).
22 October: 9.30, Castletown (Morning Prayer); 11.30, Holy Trinity, Rathkeale (Holy Communion).
29 October: 11 a.m., Holy Trinity, Rathkeale (Holy Communion).
Harvest Thanksgiving Services:
Friday 6 October: 8 p.m., The Harvest Thanksgiving Service in this Group of Parishes takes place in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton. This year’s preacher is the Revd Father Seán Ó Longaigh, Parish Priest of Askeaton and Ballysteen. Father Seán brings a wealth of experience in ministry, including chaplaincy and counselling and four years of mission experience in West Africa.
Monday 9 October: 8 p.m. has been invited to preach at the Harvest Service in Ballingrane Methodist Church; preacher: Canon Patrick Comerford.
Select Vestry Meetings:
Sunday 1 Occtober, Tarbert vestry, after Morning Prayer in Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin;
Tuesday 17 October, 7.30 p.m., Askeaton and Castletown vestries, the Rectory;
Thursday 19 October, 7.30 p.m., Rathkeale vestry, the Rectory.
Congratulations to Amy and Damian Shorten on the birth of baby Arthur James Shorten on 12 September 2017, weighing 7 lb 4 oz. He and Amy are doing well.
And congratulations too to Fiona Noonan-Taylor and Claire Noonan from the West Limerick Physio Clinic in Newcastle West who recently graduated on the same day at the University of Limerick with degrees of Master of Science in Advanced Healthcare Practice.
Tarbert Historical Society:
Patrick Comerford has been invited to speak at monthly lecture at Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society on Saturday 14 October. He is speaking at 7.30 p.m. in the Bridewell, Tarbert, on ‘The Revd Sir William Augustus Wolseley (1865-1950), an exceptional curate in Kilnaughtin and Aughavallin.’
Recent hospital visitors:
A number of parishioners have been in hospital; please pray for their health and for those who care for them.
Diocesan Clergy Conference:
Patrick is taking part in the annual clergy conference in Galway on 11-13 October.
This is an edited version of the parish notes in the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes in the October 2017 edition of ‘Newslink,’ the Diocesan Magazine of the United Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert.