Sunday, 30 September 2018

October in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin group of parishes

The Temptation of Job … a panel in ‘The Purgatory Window’ by the Harry Clarke Studios, designed by Richard King, in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Athlone … we read through the Book of Job in October (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2018)

Friday 4 October: 8 p.m., Group Harvest Thanksgiving Service, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, followed by Harvest Auction in Rathkeale No 2 National School.

Readings: Joel 2: 21-27; Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33.

Hymns: 37, Come, ye thankful people, come (CD 3), 47 We plough the fields and scatter (CD 3), 365, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (CD 22).

Visiting preacher: The Revd Michael O’Sullivan (Cork).

Sunday 7 October (Trinity XIX): 9.30, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Readings: Job 1: 1, 2: 1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1: 1-4, 2: 5-12; Mark 10: 2-16.

Hymns: 638, On for a heart to praise my God (CD 49), 259, Christ triumphant, ever reigning (CD 16), 634, Love divine, all loves excelling (CD 36).

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

Readings: Joel 2: 21-27; Psalm 126; Matthew 6: 25-33.

Hymns: 37, Come, ye thankful people, come (CD 3), 47 We plough the fields and scatter (CD 3), 365, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (CD 22).

Sunday 14 October (Trinity XX): 9.30, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church; 11.30, Morning Prayer, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (with Sunday School).

Readings: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22: 1-15; Hebrews 4: 12-16; Mark 10: 17-31.

Hymns: 218, And can it be that I should gain (CD 14), 643, Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (CD 37), 553, Jesu, lover of my soul (CD 32).

Sunday 21 October (Trinity XXI): 9.30, Morning Prayer, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton; 11.30, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: Job 38: 1-7; Psalm 104: 1-10, 26, 37c; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45.

Hymns: 34, O worship the King (CD 2), 226, It is a thing most wonderful (CD 14), 366, Praise my soul, the king of heaven (CD 22).

2.30 p.m., Holy Baptism, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Sunday 28 October (V before Advent; Saint Simon and Saint Jude): 9.30, Morning Prayer, Castletown Church; 11.30, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (with Sunday School).

Readings: Isaiah 28: 14-16; Psalm 119: 89-96; Ephesians 2: 19-22; John 15: 17-27.

Hymns: 327, Christ is our corner-stone (CD 20), 528, The Church’s one foundation (CD 30), 459, For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 27).

Thursday 1 November (All Saints’ Day): 11 a.m., the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Readings: Wisdom 3: 1-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21: 1-6a; John 11: 32-44.

Hymns: 459, For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 27); 466, Here from all Nations (CD 27).

Saints days in October: 11, Saint Philip the Deacon; 18, Saint Luke; 23, Saint James, the Brother of our Lord; 28, Saint Simon and Saint Jude.

Advance notice:

Remembrance Day Service: Sunday 11 November, 11 a.m., Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale. This is a united service for the group of parishes, with a time of silence and commemoration at 11 minutes past 11, on 11 November.

Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5 or Psalm 47; Psalm 4; Romans 8: 31-39 or Revelation 1: 1-7; Matthew 5: 1-12 or John 15: 9-17.

Hymns: 62, Abide with me (CD 4), 647, Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (CD 37), 666, Be still, my soul (CD 39), 81, Lord for the years (CD 5).

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