Thursday, 29 October 2020

November 2020 in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

All Saints depicted in the window in Saint Columb’s Cathedral, Derry, in memory of Canon Richard Babington (1837-1893) of All Saints’ Church, Clooney, Derry … Sunday 1 November is All Saints’ Day (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

While the present Pandemic restrictions remain, there are no Sunday services in any of the four churches in this group of parishes. However, the Parish Eucharist continues to be celebrated each Sunday in the Rectory.

The Sunday sermon is available online each Sunday, through the Parish Facebook page, through Patrick’s blog, and on YouTube.

The Sunday services continue to be planned. In the event of the pandemic restrictions being lifted at any time in November, these are the planned services, with the readings and hymns.

Should services resume in November, the psalm and two of these readings (including the Gospel) will be read, and hymns will be heard on CD recordings.

Sunday 1 November, All Saints’ Day, 2020 (White):

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

11.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Saint Brendan’s Church, Tarbert

Readings:

Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 34: 1-10; Revelation 7: 9-17; Matthew 5: 1-12

Hymns:

466, Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples (CD 27)
459, For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 29)

Sunday 8 November 2020, Third Sunday before Advent (Remembrance Sunday) (Green):

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Castletown Church

11.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer (and Remembrance Day commemorations), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings:

Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78: 1-7; I Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Matthew 25: 1-13

Hymns:

62, Abide with me (CD 4)
537, O God, our help in ages past (CD 31) or
494, Beauty for brokenness (CD 29)

Sunday 15 November 2020, Second Sunday before Advent (Green):

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

11.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Saint Brendan’s Church, Tarbert

Readings:

Judges 4: 1-7; Psalm 123; I Thessalonians 5: 1-11; Matthew 25: 14-30

Hymns:

466, Angel voices, ever singing (CD 27)
527, Son of God, eternal Saviour (CD 30)

Sunday 22 November 2020, the Kingship of Christ (White):

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Castletown Church

11.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings:

Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100; Ephesians 1: 15-23; Matthew 25: 31-46

Hymns:

281, Rejoice, the Lord is King! (CD 17)
427, Let all mortal flesh keep silence (CD 25)

Sunday 29 November 2020, Advent I, Advent Sunday (Violet):

The fifth Sunday of the month:

11 a.m.: United Group Service, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

The Parish Eucharist with recorded Advent carols.

Readings:

Isaiah 64: 1-9; Psalm 80: 1-8, 18-20; I Corinthians 1: 3-9; Mark 13: 24-37.

Hymns:

119, Come, thou long-expected Jesus (CD 8)
132, Lo! he comes with clouds descending (CD 8)

Saints Days in November:

30 November, Saint Andrew.

On-line sermons:

The Sunday sermon and the intercessions go online, with access through the Parish Facebook page, Patrick’s blog, and on YouTube.

The Parish Facebook page often gets 1,000 to 2,000 hits in a week, and the sermons and intercessions are viewed by more people than the numbers who ever come to church.

Christ the King … a stained-glass window in Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co Waterford … Sunday 22 November celebrates the Kingship of Christ (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2020)

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