Thursday, 30 September 2021

October 2021 in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Harvest time in the fields beside the Rectory in Askeaton, Co Limerick … Sunday 3 and 10 October are being celebrated as Harvest Sundays (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2021)

3 October 2021 (Trinity XVIII):

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

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

Readings: Joel 2: 21-27; Psalm 126; I Timothy 2: 1-7; Matthew 6: 25-33 (Harvest, Year B)

Hymns:

37: Come, ye thankful people, come (CD 3)
39: For the fruits of his creation (CD 3)
47: We plough the fields and scatter (CD 3)

10 October 2021 (Trinity XIX):

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

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

(both services with the Revd Dr Leonard Madden, Dean’s Vicar, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick; on this Sunday, Canon Patrick Comerford is preaching at the Cathedral Harvest).

Readings: Joel 2: 21-27; Psalm 126; I Timothy 2: 1-7; Matthew 6: 25-33 (Harvest, Year B)

Hymns:

37: Come, ye thankful people, come (CD 3)
43: Holy is the seed-time (CD 3)
47: We plough the fields and scatter (CD 3)

17 October 2021 (Trinity XX):

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

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

Readings: Job 38: 1-7 [34-41]; Psalm 104: 1-10, 26, 37c; Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 10: 35-45

Hymns:

34, O worship the King all-glorious above (CD 2)
366, Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (CD 22)
294, Come down, O Love divine (CD 18)

24 October 2021 (Fifth Sunday before Advent):

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Castletown Church

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

Readings: Job 42: 1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34: 1-8 (19-22); Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 10: 46-52

Hymns:

52, Christ, whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)
553, Jesu, lover of my soul (CD 32)
294, Come down, O Love divine (CD 18)

31 October (All Saints’ Day):

11 am.: Parish Eucharist (Joint Group Service for the Fifth Sunday of the Month), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Readings: Wisdom 3: 1-9 or Isaiah 25: 6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21: 1-6a; John 11: 32-44

Hymns:

459, For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 27)
466, Here from all nations, all tongues, and all peoples (CD 27)
468, How shall I sing that majesty (CD supplied)

On Sunday 31 October, there is an afternoon farewell service for Bishop Kenneth Kearon in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick (booking required).

Feast Days and Festivals in October:

11 October: Saint Philip the Deacon
18 October: Saint Luke the Evangelist
23 October: Saint James, Brother of the Lord
28 October: Saint Simon and Saint Jude

Christ the Pantocrator surrounded by the saints in the Dome of the Church of Analipsi in Georgioupoli, Crete … 31 October is being celebrated as All Saints’ Day (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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