Saturday, 22 December 2018

Christmas in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

The Christmas Crib in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2018)

Sunday 23 December (Advent 4):

11 a.m., United Group Service (Parish Eucharist, Holy Communion 2), Castletown.

Readings: Micah 5: 2-5a; Canticle Magnificat (Hymn 712, CD 40); Hebrews 10: 5-10; Luke 1: 39-45.

Hymns:

158, God rest you merry, gentlemen (CD 9)
174, O little town of Bethlehem (CD 11)
198, The first Nowell the angel did say (CD 12)

Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December:

8 p.m., Kilnaughtin (Christmas Eucharist, Holy Communion 2).

10 p.m., Castletown (Christmas Eucharist, Holy Communion 2).

Readings: Isaiah 9: 2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2: 11-14; Luke 2: 1-14.

Hymns:

174, O little town of Bethlehem (CD 11)
160, Hark! the herald angels sing (CD 9)
182, Silent night, holy night (CD 11)

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December:

9.30 a.m., Askeaton (Christmas Eucharist, Holy Communion 2).

11 a.m., Rathkeale (Christmas Eucharist, Holy Communion 2).

Readings: Isaiah 52: 7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1: 1-4; John 1: 1-18.

Hymns:

177, Once in royal David’s city (CD 11)
184, Unto us is born a Son (CD 11)
172, O come, all ye faithful (CD 10)

Sunday 30 December (Christmas 1):

11 a.m., United Parish Communion, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Readings: I Samuel 2: 18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3: 12-17; Luke 2: 41-52.

Hymns:

166, Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (CD 10)
162, Infant holy, infant lowly (CD 9)
152, Come and join the celebration (CD 9)

Sunday 6 January 2019 (The Epiphany):

9.30 a.m., Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2).

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

Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3: 1-12; Matthew 2: 1-12.

Hymns:

202, What child is this, who laid to rest (CD 13)
201, We three kings of Orient are (CD 13)
189, As with gladness men of old (CD 12)

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