Friday, 31 January 2020

Services in February 2020 in
Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin
Group of Parishes

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple … a stained-glass window by the Harrow Clarke Studios in Saint Flannan's Church, Killaloe, Co Clare (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2019)

2 February 2020 (The Presentation of Christ in the Temple):

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 2.

Readings:

Malachi 3: 1-5; Psalm 24: 1-10; Hebrews 2: 14-18; Luke 2: 14-18.

Hymns:

193, In his temple now behold him (CD 12)
175, Of the Father’s heart begotten (CD supplied)
691, Faithful Vigil ended (CD 39)

Tarbert only: Canticle 9 Nunc Dimittis (CD 42, # 9).

Sunday 9 February (The Third Sunday before Lent):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

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

Readings:

Isaiah 58: 1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112: 1-9 (10); I Corinthians 2: 1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5: 13-20.

Hymns:

712, Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (CD 40)
601, Teach me, my God and King (CD 34)
570, Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning (CD 33)

Sunday 16 February (The Second Sunday before Lent):

9.30 a.m.: Askeaton, Morning Prayer

11.30 a.m.: Tarbert, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

Readings:

Genesis 1: 1 to 2: 3; Psalm 136 or Psalm 136: 1-9 (23-26); Romans 8: 18-25; Matthew 6: 25-34.

Hymns:

58, Morning has broken (CD 4)
596, Seek ye first the kingdom of God (CD 34)
365, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation (CD 22)

Sunday 23 February (The Sunday before Lent):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, Morning Prayer

11.30 a.m.: Rathkeale, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

Readings:

Exodus 24: 12-18; Psalm 2 or 99; II Peter 1: 16-21; Matthew 17: 1-9.

Hymns:

52, Christ whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)
325, Be still, for the presence of the Lord (CD 20)
634, Love divine, all loves excelling (CD 36)

Wednesday 26 February (Ash Wednesday):

11 a.m.: Ash Wednesday Eucharist, with optional ashing, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

Readings:

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51: 1-18; 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.

Followed by tea/coffee in the Rectory.

Some dates in February:

11 February: Friends of the Hunt Museum, lunchtime lecture, Canon Patrick Comerford, ‘Unravelling the Limerick and Sephardic Roots of JD Bernal,’ the Hunt Museum, Limerick.

19 February: 8 p.m., Askeaton Civic Trust, Public Lecture, Canon Patrick Comerford, ‘Saint Mary’s Church: priests and people,’ Askeaton Tourist Office.

25 February: 8 p.m., Adare and District Historical Society, Public Lecture, Canon Patrick Comerford, ‘AWN Pugin and the Gothic Revival,’ Dunraven Arms Hotel.

The Presentation or Candlemas … a stained glass window by the Harry Clarke Studios in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Athlone (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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