Friday, 31 August 2018

September in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Christ in conversation with the Syro-Phoenician woman ... a modern icon (Sunday 9 September, Mark 7: 24-37)

September has five Sundays in the month, so there is a joint group celebration of the Eucharist in Castletown Church on Sunday 29 September at 11 a.m.

Sunday 2 September (Trinity XIV): 9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton; 11.30, Morning Prayer, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: Song of Solomon 2: 8-13 ; Psalm 45: 1-2, 6-9; James 1: 17-27; Mark 7: 1-8 , 14-15, 21-23.

Hymns: 350, For the beauty of the earth (CD 21); 630, Blessed are the pure in heart (CD 36); 601, Teach me my God and King (CD 34).

Sunday 9 September (Trinity XV): 9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion), Castletown Church; 11.30, Morning Prayer, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Sunday School: Now that the children are returning to school, Shirley Sheahan is organising the Sunday School in Rathkeale. The start-up date is Sunday 9 September, at Morning Prayer in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale. All children in the Group of Parishes are welcome.

Readings: Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2: 1-10 (11–13),14-17; Mark 7: 24-37.

Hymns: 34, O worship the King (CD 2); 494, Beauty for holiness (CD 29); 514, We cannot measure (CD 29).

Sunday 16 September (Trinity XVI): 9.30, Morning Prayer, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton; 11.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19 or the Canticle Song of Wisdom; James 3: 1-12; Mark 8: 27-38.

Hymns: 59, New every morning (CD 4); 324, God whose almighty word (CD 19); 666, Be still my soul (CD 39).

Sunday 23 September (Trinity XVII): 9.30 a.m., Morning Prayer, Castletown Church; 11.30, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10-31; Psalm 1; James 3: 13 to 4: 3, 7-8a; Mark 9: 30-37.

Hymns: 10, All my hope in God is founded (CD 1); 145, Ye servant of the Lord (CD 8); 231, My song is love unknown (CD 14).

Sunday 30 September (Trinity XVIII): Fifth Sunday joint group celebration: 11 a.m., Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church.

Readings: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22; Psalm 124; James 5: 13-20; Mark 9: 38-50.

Hymns: 712, Tell out my soul (CD 40); 643, Be thou my vision (CD 37); 446, Strengthen for service (CD 26).

Advance notices:

Friday 28 September: clothes swap and gathering at 8 p.m. in the Rectory, Askeaton. Women of the parishes and friends are invited to a fun evening to help ‘A Mother’s Journey’ build a playground for children in Morocco.

Friday, 5 October, 8 p.m.; Harvest Thanksgiving Service:, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Joel 2: 21-27; Psalm 126; I Timothy 2: 1-7; Matthew 6: 25-33.

Hymns: 37: Come, ye thankful people, come (CD 3); 39: For the fruits of his creation (CD 3); 47: We plough the fields and scatter (CD 3); 596: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (CD 34).

Sunday 11 November, (Remembrance Day):, 11 a.m., joint service with remembrance, silence and Holy Communion, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

A harvest gift of fresh figs and ripe cherries (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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