Saturday, 23 February 2019

March and Lent in the Rathkeale
and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

The Transfiguration, by Jyrki Pouta, a Finnish teacher from Vaajakoski

Sunday 24 February 2019 (The Second Sunday before Lent):

9.30 a.m. Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Morning Prayer;

11.30 a.m. Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Holy Communion.

Readings: Genesis 2: 4b-9, 15-25; Psalm 65; Revelation 4; Luke 8: 22-35.

Hymns:

58, Morning has broken (CD 4)
612, Eternal Father, strong to save (CD 35)
346, Angel voices, ever singing (CD 21)

Sunday 3 March (Sunday before Lent, Transfiguration Sunday):

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

11.30 a.m., Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Morning Prayer.

Readings: Exodus 34: 29-35; Psalm 99; II Corinthians 3: 12 to 4: 2; Luke 9: 28-36

Hymns:

325, Be still, for the presence of the Lord (CD 20)
634, Love divine, all loves excelling (CD 36)
374, When all thy mercies, O my God (CD 22)

3 p.m., Celebration and thanks for the recent works on the west front, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Ash Wednesday (6 March):

8 p.m., Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Holy Communion and Ashing.

Readings: Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51: 1-8; II Corinthians 5: 20b to 6: 10; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21.

Hymns:

535: Judge eternal, throned in splendour.
586: Just as I am, thine own to be.

Sunday 10 March (The First Sunday in Lent):

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

11.30 a.m., Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Morning Prayer.

Readings: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16; Romans 10: 8b-13; Luke 4: 1-13.

Hymns:

595: Safe in the shadow of the Lord (CD 34)
207: Forty days and forty nights (CD 13)
596: Seek ye first the Kingdom of God (CD 34)

Sunday 17 March (The Second Sunday in Lent, Saint Patrick’s Day):

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

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

Readings: Tobit 13: 1b-7; Psalm 145: 1-13; II Corinthians 4: 1-12.

Hymns:

459: For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 27)
611: Christ be beside me (CD 35)
666: Be still my soul: the Lord is on thy side (CD 39)

Sunday 24 March (The Third Sunday in Lent):

9.30 a.m., Castletown Church, Kilcornan, Morning Prayer

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

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9; Psalm 63: 1-9; I Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9.

Hymns:

576: I heard the voice of Jesus say (CD 32)
606: As the deer pants for the water (CD 49)
420: I am the bread of life (CD 49)

Monday 25 March (The Annunciation):

11 a.m., Holy Communion, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, with tea/coffee in the Rectory.

Readings: Isaiah 55: 1-9; Psalm 63: 1-9; Psalm 40: 5-10; Hebrews 10: 4-10; Luke 1: 26-38.

Hymns:

133: Long ago, prophets knew (CD 8)
704: Mary sang a song, a song of love (CD 40)

Sunday 31 March (The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Mothering Sunday):

11 a.m., United Group Service for the Fifth Sunday:

The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Exodus 2: 1-10; Psalm 34: 11-20; II Corinthians 1: 3-7; Luke 2: 33-35.

Hymns:

569: Hark my soul, it is the Lord (CD 33)
541: God of Eve and God of Mary (CD 310)
125: Hail to the Lord’s anointed (CD 8)

The Virgin Mary in a new set of icons of the Annunciation in Lichfield Cathedral (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Lent 2019:

Lent and Easter are relatively late this year. Four Lenten study evenings are taking place in the Rectory at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in Lent. These evenings are open to all parishioners and friends:

Thursday 14 March: no programme.

Thursday 21 March: The Apostles’ Creed

Thursday 28 March: The Nicene Creed

Thursday 4 April: The Athanasian Creed

Thursday 11 April: The 39 Articles

Tea/coffee are provided at each of these study evenings, which last for about an hour.

Other saints’ days in March: Saint Joseph of Nazareth, 19 March

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