Wednesday, 1 September 2021

September 2021 in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me’ (Mark 9: 37; see Sunday 19 September, Trinity XVI) … ‘Spectral Child’ on Thomas Street, Limerick, by Dermot McConaghy (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Saturday 4 September 2021:

7 p.m.: Open-air Ecumenical Service, Rathkeale Abbey ruins,
organised by Rathkeale Pre-Social Cohesion Group

Participants include: Canon Patrick Comerford (Church of Ireland), Siobhán Wheeler (Parish Reader), Father Robbie Coffey (Roman Catholic Church), the Revd Ruth Watts (Methodist Church).

5 September 2021 (Trinity XIV):

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

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

Readings: Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; Mark 7: 24-37

Hymns:

494, Beauty for brokenness (CD 29)
34, O worship the King all-glorious above (CD 2)

12 September 2021 (Trinity XV):

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Castletown Church

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

(both services with Siobhán Wheeler, parish reader).

Readings: Proverbs 1: 20-33; Psalm 19 or the Canticle The Song of Wisdom (Wisdom 7: 26 to 8: 1); Mark 8: 27-38

Hymns:

643, Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart (CD 37)
666, Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side (CD 39)

19 September 2021 (Trinity XVI):

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

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

Readings: Proverbs 31: 10-31; Psalm 1; Mark 9: 30-37

Hymns:

651, Jesus, friend of little children (CD 37)
231, My song is love unknown (CD 14)

26 September 2021 (Trinity XVII):

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Castletown Church

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

Readings: Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22; Psalm 124; Mark 9: 38-50

Hymns:

372, Through all the changing scenes of life (CD 22)
553, Jesu, lover of my soul (CD 32)

29 September (Saint Michael and All Angels):

11 am.: Festal Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Readings: Genesis 28: 10-17; Psalm 103: 19-22; Revelation 12: 7-12; John 1: 47-51

Hymns:

346, Angel voices, ever singing (CD 21)
332, Come let us join our cheerful song (CD 20)

Feast Days and Festivals in September:

8 September: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
21 September: Saint Matthew the Evangelist
29 September: Saint Michael and All Angels

Saint Michael with the whales in a window depicting the story of Saint Brendan in Saint Michael’s Church, Sneem, Co Kerry (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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