Monday, 28 December 2020

Epiphany and January 2021
in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

The Magi waiting to arrive at the Epiphany … a scene in Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Co Kerry (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2020)

The new Covid-19 pandemic restrictions introduced by the Government on 22 December 2020 make it difficult to know when Church services with congregations are going to resume. This is a list of the planned Church services for Epiphany-tide and January 2021.

Should restrictions ease, these are the times of services, the readings and the hymns. If the restrictions remain in place, these readings and hymns will be used at celebrations of the Parish Eucharist in the Rectory.

As is now usual, Sunday sermons and intercessions will continue to be available on Patrick’s blog (www.patrickcomerford.com) and on the Parish Facebook page, and the Sunday sermon will be streamed through YouTube and Facebook.


Sunday 3 January 2021 (Christmas 2):

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

Readings: Jeremiah 31: 7-14 or Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 24: 1-12; Psalm 147: 12-20, or Wisdom 10: 15-21; John 1: (1-9) 10-18

Hymns:

652, Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (CD 37)
166, Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (CD 166)
425, Jesu thou joy of loving hearts (CD 25)

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

Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14; 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)

Wednesday 6 January 2021 (The Epiphany):

11 a.m.: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton: the 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)

Sunday 10 January (Epiphany 1):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, Parish Eucharist

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

Readings: Genesis 1: 1-5; Psalm 29; Mark 1: 4-11

Hymns:

136, On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (CD 8)
386, Spirit of God, unseen as the wind (CD 23)

Sunday 17 January (Epiphany 2):

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

11.30 a.m.: Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), the Parish Eucharist.

Readings: I Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-18; John 1: 43-51

Hymns:

608, Be still and know that I am God
605, Will you come and follow me

Sunday 24 January (Epiphany 3):

9.30 a.m.: Castletown Church, Morning Prayer

11.30 a.m.: Rathkeale, Parish Eucharist

Readings: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; Psalm 62: 5-12; Mark 1: 14-20

Hymns:

381, God has spoken - by his prophets (CD 23)
584, Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult (CD 33)

Sunday 31 January (Epiphany 4, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple):

11 a.m.: United Parish Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton (HC 2).

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5; Psalm 24: 1-10; Luke 2: 22-40

Hymns:

119, Come, thou long-expected Jesus (CD 8)
691, Faithful vigil ended (CD 39)

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

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