06 November 2017

Rathkeale parish notes in
‘Newslink’ November 2017

Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, decorated for the Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Rathkeale, Askeaton, Kilcornan and Kilnaughtin

Priest-in-Charge: Revd Canon Patrick Comerford,
The Rectory, Askeaton, Co Limerick

Giving thanks after the Harvest:

Father Seán Ó Longaigh, Parish Priest of Askeaton and Ballysteen, was the preacher at this year’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton. Father Seán generously shared his wealth of experience in ministry, including chaplaincy and counselling and four years of mission experience in Nigeria.

The church was beautifully and imaginatively decorated during the two days beforehand, and all the fruit, vegetables, flowers and other gifts were auctioned later at the reception in the Community Centre.

Councillor Adam Teskey looked after the auction in his own inimitable and humour-filled style.

Between the collection and the auction, more than €1,000 was raised. €500 is going to support work with refugees on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh and €500 is going to help the work of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Athens with refugees on the streets of Athens. This is being sent through the Anglican mission agency USPG.

Warm thanks are due to Father Seán, Councillor Teskey, and to all who decorated the church, read lessons and intercessions, who helped at the reception and the auction, and who helped to make this a successful evening.

Councillor Adam Teskey invites bids at the Harvest Auction in Askeaton


Welcome to our new neighbour, the Very Revd Niall Sloane, the new Dean of Limerick and Ardfert, and Rector of the Limerick City parishes.

Church Services in November:

Wednesday 1 November (All Saints’ Day): 11, Holy Communion, Saint Mary’s, Askeaton, followed by morning coffee in the Rectory.

Saturday 4 November: 3.30, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Holy Baptism.

Sunday 5 November: 9.30, Askeaton, Holy Communion; 11.30, Kilnaughtin, Morning Prayer.

Sunday 12 November (Remembrance Day): 9.30, Castletown, Holy Communion, 11.30, Rathkeale, Morning Prayer.

Sunday 19 November: 9.30, Askeaton, Morning Prayer; 11.30, Kilnaughtin, Holy Communion.

Sunday 26 November: 9.30, Castletown, Morning Prayer; 11.30, Rathkeale, Holy Communion.

Planning for Advent and Christmas:

Carol Services: 8 December, Tarbert (8 p.m.); 17 December, Askeaton (3 p.m.), followed by refreshments in the Rectory. 20 December, School Service, Rathkeale.

Christmas Services:

Christmas Eve (24 December): 11 a.m., United Service (Holy Communion), Rathkeale; 8 p.m. Kilnaughtin (Christmas Communion); 10 p.m., Castletown (Christmas Communion).

Christmas Day (25 December): 9.30 Askeaton (Christmas Communion); 11, Rathkeale (Christmas Communion).

This is an edited version of the parish notes in the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes in the November 2017 edition of ‘Newslink,’ the Diocesan Magazine of the United Diocese of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert.

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