Monday, 24 February 2020

March and Lent 2020 in
Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin
Group of Parishes

Arthur Szyk, ‘De Profundis’ (‘Out of the Depths’), inspired by Psalm 130 (see 29 March), published in the ‘Chicago Sun’ in 1943 in an advertisement against anti-Semitism

Wednesday 26 February 2020, Ash Wednesday:

11 am: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, Ash Wednesday Eucharist, with optional imposition of ashes, followed by Tea/Coffee in the Rectory.

Readings: Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51: 1-17; II Corinthians 5: 20b to 6: 10; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21.

Hymns:
535: Judge eternal, throned in splendour (CD 31).
586: Just as I am, thine own to be (CD 33).

Sunday 1 March (Lent I):

9.30 am: Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, the Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

11.30 am: Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Morning Prayer 2

Readings: Genesis 2: 15-17, 3: 1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5: 12-19; Matthew 4: 1-11.

Hymns:
108, Praise to the Holiest in the height (CD 7)
207, Forty days and forty nights (CD 13)
595, Safe in the shadow of the Lord(CD 34)

Sunday 8 March (Lent II):

9.30 am: Castletown Church, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

11.30 am: Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Morning Prayer 2

Readings: Genesis 12: 1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17; John 3: 1-17.

Hymns:
323, The God of Abraham praise (CD 19)
227, Man of Sorrows! What a name (CD 14)
352, Give thanks with a grateful heart (CD 21)

Sunday 15 March (Lent III):

9.30 am: Askeaton, Morning Prayer 2

11.30 am: Tarbert, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

Readings: Exodus 17: 1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5: 1-11; John 4: 5-42.

Hymns:
330, God is here! As we his people (CD 20)
425, Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (CD 25)
576, I heard the voice of Jesus say (CD 33)

Tuesday 17 March (Saint Patrick’s Day):

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

Readings: Tobit 13: 1b-7; Psalm 145: 1-13; II Corinthians 4: 1-12; John 4: 31-38.

Hymns:
459: For all the saints, who from their labours rest (CD 27)
611: Christ be beside me (CD 35)
322: I bind unto myself today (CD to be supplied)

Sunday 22 March (Lent IV, Mothering Sunday, Laetare Sunday):

9.30 am: Castletown, Morning Prayer

11.30 am: Rathkeale, The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2)

Readings: Exodus 2: 1-10; Psalm 127: 1-4; Colossians 3: 12-17; John 19: 25-27.

Hymns:
704, Mary sang a song, a song of love (CD 40)
541, God of Eve and God of Mary (CD 31)
226, It is a thing most wonderful (CD 14)

Wednesday 25 March 2020, The Annunciation of our Lord:

Readings: Isaiah 7: 10-14; Psalm 40: 5-10; Hebrews 10: 4-10; Luke 1: 26-38.
Please note: no Annunciation Day service in Askeaton this year.

Sunday 29 March 2020 (Lent V, Passion Sunday):

11 am: United Group Service: The Parish Eucharist, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert) with the Revd Joe Hardy.

Readings: Ezekiel 37: 1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8: 6-11; John 11: 1-45.

Hymns:
293, Breathe on me, Breath of God (CD 18)
569, Hark, my soul, it is the Lord (CD 33)
310, Spirit of the living God (CD 18)

Advance dates for April, Holy Week and Easter:

5-11 April 2020: Holy Week
5 April: Palm Sunday
Monday 6 April, 8 pm: Evening Prayer, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton
Tuesday 7 April, 8 pm: Late Evening Office, Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin
Wednesday 8 April, 8 pm: Compline, Holy Trinity, Rathkeale
Thursday 9 April (Maundy Thursday), 8 pm: the Maundy Eucharist, with Washing of the Feet, Castletown Church
Friday 10 April (Good Friday), 12 noon to 3 pm: The Three Hours, Christ’s journey with the Cross to Calvary, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton
Saturday 11 April (Easter Eve): 7 pm: The Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert); 9 pm: The Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton
Sunday 12 April (Easter Day), 9.30 am: the Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church; 11.30 am: the Easter Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

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