Friday, 4 January 2019

Epiphanytide and January in
the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin
Group of Parishes

The Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem … a scene at the ‘Live Crib’ in Astee, near Ballybunion, Co Kerry (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2019)

Sunday 6 January 2019 (The Epiphany):

9.30 a.m.: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Co Limerick, Epiphany Eucharist (Holy Communion 2).

11.30 a.m: Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Co Kerry, Epiphany 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)

Sunday 13 January (Epiphany 1, the Baptism of Our Lord):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Co Limerick, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2).

11.30 a.m: Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, Morning Prayer, with Sunday School.

Readings: Isaiah 43: 1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8: 14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

Hymns:

22, You shall cross the barren desert (#2, CD 1, Love of God, Life of Faith)
(Alternative, 204, When Jesus came to Jordan, CD 13)
136, On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry (CD 8)
294, Come down, o love divine (CD 18)

Sunday 20 January (Epiphany 2):

9.30 a.m.: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Co Limerick, Morning Prayer.

11.30 a.m: Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Co Kerry, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2).

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; Psalm 36: 5-10; I Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11.

Hymns:

553, Jesu, love of my soul (CD 32)
52, Christ whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)
445, Soul, array thyself with gladness (CD 26)

Sunday 27 January (Epiphany 3):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, Co Limerick, Morning Prayer.

11.30 a.m: Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), with Sunday School.

Readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10; I Corinthians 12: 12-31a; Luke 4: 14-21.

Hymns:

381, God has spoken – by his prophets (CD 23)
218, And can it be (CD 14)
494, Beauty for brokenness (CD 29)

‘Star of Bethlehem’ (1887-1890) by Edward Burn-Jones (1833-1898) … the largest watercolour of the 19th century, and now in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Saints’ Days and Feast Days in January:

1 January: The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

6 January: The Epiphany

25 January: the Conversion of Saint Paul.

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