Monday, 1 February 2021

February 2021 and Lent
in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

The Limerick and Killaloe chapter members are offering a Lenten Study Course on Tuesdays in February and March based on the Anglican Communion’s Five Points of Mission

Lenten Study Course, 2021:

During Lent 2021, members of the Joint Chapter of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, and Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, are offering a Lenten Study Course based on the Anglican Communion’s Five Points of Mission.

These Lenten study evenings at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lent are:

1, Tuesday 23 February: ‘Proclaim the Kingdom’s Good News,’ the Treasurer, Canon Jane Galbraith (Roscrea)

2, Tuesday 2 March: ‘Baptise and nurture new believers,’ the Chancellor, Canon Liz Beasley (Adare)

3, Tuesday 9 March: ‘Respond to human need by loving service,’ the Archdeacon of Killaloe, the Ven Terry Mitchell (Cloughjordan)

4, Tuesday 16 March: ‘Change society’s unjust strictures,’ the Precentor, Canon Patrick Comerford (Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group)

5, Tuesday 23 March: ‘Safeguard the integrity of creation,’ the Prebendary of St Munchin and Tulloh, Canon Jim Stephens (Tralee)

To join any/all of the talks, please email dean@limerick.anglican.org for a Zoom link.

The present Covid-19 pandemic restrictions make it difficult to know when Church services with congregations are going to resume. Should restrictions ease, these are the times of planned services:

Tuesday 2 February 2021, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple:

10 a.m., The Festal Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.
Readings:

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

Hymns:

691, Faithful vigil ended (CD 39)
203, When candles are lighted on Candlemas day (CD 13)

Sunday 7 February 2021, The Second Before Lent (Creation):

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:

Proverbs 8: 22-31; Psalm 104: 26-37; John 1: 1-14

Hymns:

59, New every morning is the love (CD 4)
52, Christ, whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)

Sunday 14 February 2021 (Sunday before Lent, Transfiguration Sunday):

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

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

Readings:

II Kings 2: 1-12; Psalm 30: 1-6; Mark 9: 2-9

Hymns:

325, Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here (CD 20)
643, Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Wednesday 17 February 2021 (Ash Wednesday):

11 a.m., Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Holy Communion with the Ash Wednesday prayers.

Readings:

Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51: 1-18; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21.

Hymns:

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

Sunday 21 February (Lent 1):

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

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

Readings:

Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-9; Mark 1: 9-15

Hymns:

207, Forty days and forty nights (CD 13)
324, God, whose almighty word (CD 19)

Sunday 28 February (Lent 2):

9.30, Castletown, Morning Prayer; 11.30, Rathkeale, Parish Eucharist (HC 2).

Readings:

Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22: 23-31; Mark 8: 31-38

Hymns:

93, I danced in the morning when the world was begun
599, ‘Take up thy cross’, the Saviour said (CD 34)

Feast Days and Saints’ Days in February:

1 February, Saint Brigid

2 February, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Using Palm Crosses to prepare ashes for Ash Wednesday in the Rectory, Askeaton (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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