02 April 2018

Rathkeale Parish notes in
‘Newslink’ April 2018

Rathkeale & Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Rathkeale, Askeaton, Castletown & Kilnaughtin

Priest-in-Charge: The Revd Canon Patrick Comerford
The Rectory, Askeaton, Co Limerick.

Lent has passed and Easter, with all its hopes and joys, has dawned.

Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Sunday 1 April (Easter Day): 9.30, the Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton; 11.30, the Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert.

Sunday 8 April (Easter 2): 9.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church; 11.30, Morning Prayer, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (with the Revd Joe Hardy).

Wednesday 11 April (The Annunciation): Because 25 March was Palm Sunday, the Feast of the Annunciation has been transferred in the Church Calendar to the week after Easter Week. The Feast of the Annunciation will be marked with a celebration of the Eucharist at 11 a.m. on Wednesday 11 April in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Sunday 15 April (Easter 3): 9.30, Morning Prayer, Saint Mary’s, Askeaton; 11.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Brendan’s, Kilnaughtin, Tarbert, followed by Kilnaughtin Easter Vestry.

Sunday 22 April (Easter 4): 9.30, Morning Prayer, Castletown; 11.30, the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity, Rathkeale.

Sunday 29 April (Easter 5): 11 a.m., Joint Group Service for the Fifth Sunday of the Month: 11 a.m., the Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

Easter Vestries:

Castletown and Askeaton Easter Vestries: Thursday 12 April, 8 p.m., the Rectory, Askeaton.

Kilnaughtin (Tarbert) Easter Vestry: Sunday 15 April, after the Sunday service.

Rathkeale Easter Vestry: Monday 16 April, 8 p.m., the Rectory, Askeaton.

Recent activities in the Rectory:

All Things Are Possible:

Despite changing dates, the Lenten Study in the Rectory has been well-attended throughout the week, using the Lenten study course, ‘All Things Are Possible’, produced by the Anglican mission agency USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). This study course explored how faith in God can change the world.

What’s going on at the Rectory:

The Rectory played host during Lent to a training day for clergy and readers in the diocese, looking at maintaining a sustainable life of daily prayer that supports us in ministry.

The parish plays host to this group again in May, when readers and clergy look at different styles of worship. This takes place in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, on Monday 28 May, and is being led by both the Revd Michael Cavanagh and Canon Patrick Comerford.

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