Monday, 30 April 2018

Ascension-tide and
May in the Rathkeale
Group of Parishes

The Ascension ... a modern icon by Aidan Hart

The Easter Season, with its celebrations and liturgical greetings, continues until the Day of Pentecost, Whit Sunday (20 May). Throughout May, there is a number of special celebrations: Rogation Sunday (6 May), Ascension Day (10 May), the Day of Pentecost or Whit Sunday (20 May) and Trinity Sunday (27 May).

Sunday 6 May (Easter 6, Rogation Sunday):

9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton;

11.30, Morning Prayer, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: Acts 10: 44-48; Psalm 98; I John 5: 1-6; John 15: 9-17.

Hymns: 299, 39, 231.

Thursday 10 May (Ascension Day):

General Synod of the Church of Ireland is meeting in Armagh from 10 to 12 May; there will be no Ascension Day celebration in this group of parishes this week.

Sunday 13 May (Easter 7):

9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church;

11.30, Morning Prayer, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Acts 1: 15-17; 21-26; Psalm 1; I John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19.

Hymns: 461, 518, 438 (Castletown), 527 (Rathkeale).

Sunday 20 May (The Day of Pentecost, Whit Sunday):

9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton;

11.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21; Psalm 104: 26-36, 37b; Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15.

Hymns: 386, 294, 293.

Sunday 27 May (Trinity Sunday):

9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church;

11.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8: 12-17; John 3: 1-17.

Hymns: 321, 323, 468.

The Ascension depicted in frescoes in the dome inside the Daniel Pantanassa Church in the Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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