Monday, 3 January 2022

Epiphany and January 2022
in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

The Magi arrive at the Community Crib at the Old Abbey in Rathkeale (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Sunday 2 January 2022 (Christmas 2):

9.30: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, the Parish Eucharist;

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

Readings: Numbers 6: 22-27, Psalm 8; Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 15-21.

Hymns:

166, Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (CD 10)
133, Long ago, prophets knew (CD 8)
152, Come and join the celebration (CD 9)

Thursday 6 January 2022 (The Epiphany):

11 am: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, the Epiphany Eucharist, followed by traditional Epiphany ‘chalking’ of the church doors and the doors of the Rectory.

Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-15; 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)
189, As with gladness men of old (CD 12)

Sunday 9 January (Epiphany 1):

9.30: Castletown Church, the Parish Eucharist;

11.30: Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Morning Prayer.

Readings: Isaiah 43: 1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8: 14-17; Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

Hymns:

22, You shall cross the barren desert (#2, CD 1, Love of God, Life of Faith)
(Alternative, 204, When Jesus came to Jordan, CD 13)
136, On Jordan’s bank, the Baptist’s cry (CD 8)
294, Come down, O love divine (CD 18)

Sunday 16 January (Epiphany 2):

9.30: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Morning Prayer;

11.30: Saint Brendan’s Church, Tarbert, the Parish Eucharist.

Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; Psalm 36: 5-10; I Corinthians 12: 1-11; John 2: 1-11

Hymns:

553, Jesu, lover of my soul (CD 32)
52, Christ whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)
445, Soul, array thyself with gladness (CD 26)

Sunday 23 January (Epiphany 3):

9.30: Castletown Church, Morning Prayer;

11.30: Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, the Parish Eucharist.

Readings: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; I Corinthians 12: 12-31a; Luke 4: 14-21 [22-30]

Hymns:

381, God has spoken – by his prophets (CD 23)
218, And can it be (CD 14)
494, Beauty for brokenness (CD 29)

Saturday 29 January: afternoon ‘Muddy Church’ in Curraghchase for the Limerick, Adare and Rathkeale groups of parishes, organised by the Revd Dr Leonard Madden, Cathedral Curate.

Sunday 30 January (Epiphany 4, the Presentation):

11 a.m.: United Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale.

Readings: Malachi 3: 1-5; Psalm 24: 1-10 or Psalm 24: 7-10 or Psalm 84; Hebrews 2: 14-18; Luke 2: 22-40

Hymns:

52, Christ, whose glory fills the skies (CD 4)
119, Come, thou long-expected Jesus (CD 8)
691, Faithful vigil ended (CD 39)

Saints Days and Holy Days in January:

6 January: The Epiphany
25 January: The Conversion of Saint Paul

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