Monday, 4 December 2017

Rathkeale parish notes in
‘Newslink’ December 2017

Canon Patrick Comerford and Colonel Edward Buckingham after the Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Rathkeale, Askeaton, Kilcornan and Kilnaughtin

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

On top of the world:

The group of parishes reached new heights when parishioner Tommy Downes found himself almost at the top of the world. Congratulations to Tommy for reaching the Everest Base Camp with his walking group a few week ago.

Almost at the top of the world … Tommy Downes on his recent trip to the Everest Base Camp

Recent Baptism:

Edith Maria Jean, daughter of Brian Fitzell and June Fitzgibbon, was baptised recently in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton. The sponsors were Lucy Fitzgibbon, John Fair and Kenneth Alfred. Brian and June live in Ballindeel House, the old rectory in Askeaton.

Edith Maria Jean, daughter of Brian Fitzell and June Fitzgibbon, was baptised recently in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

‘We will remember them’:

Colonel Edward Buckingham, retired diocesan reader, took part in the Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, introducing the minute’s silence and reading the words of Laurence Binyon with a dignity that added solemnity to the occasion.

Errislanan Church:

Canon Stan Evans, Priest-in-Charge of Omey (Cliden), Co Galway, is remembered with fondness as a former priest-in-charge of this group of parishes, when he lived in the Rectory in Askeaton. Parishioners were saddened to hear about the recent vandalism and wanton destruction in Holy Trinity Church, Errislanan, which is part of his parish. At a recent United Group Service in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, it was agreed that a generous collection should be donated to the restoration of the church in Errislanan.

December, Christmas and January Services:

Sunday 3 December: 9.30 a.m., Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Holy Communion; 11.30, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Morning Prayer.

Friday 8 December: 7 p.m., Tarbert Carol Service, Saint Brendan’s Church, followed by refreshments in Tarbert Community Centre.

Sunday 10 December: 9.30 a.m., Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Holy Communion; 11.30, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Sunday 17 December: No morning service in Askeaton; 11.30, Kilnaughtin, Holy Communion. 3 p.m., Carol Service in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, followed by refreshments in the Rectory.

Wednesday 20 December: 12 noon: end-of-term School Play and Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

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

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

New Year’s Eve, 31 December: (Fifth Sunday in the Month): 11 a.m., United Parish Communion, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Sunday 7 January 2018: 9.30 a.m., Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Holy Communion; 11.30, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Morning Prayer.

Sunday 14 January: 9.30 a.m., Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Holy Communion; 11.30 a.m., Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Sunday 21 January: 9.30 a.m., Askeaton, Morning Prayer; 11.30 a.m., Kilnaughtin, Holy Communion.

Sunday 28 January: 9.30 a.m., Castletown, Morning Prayer; 11.30 a.m., Holy Communion, Rathkeale.

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

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