Monday, 31 August 2020

September 2020 in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

‘Go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone’ (Matthew 18: 15; see Sunday 6 September) … the sculpture ‘Reconciliation’ by Josephina da Vasconcellos was given to Coventry Cathedral by Richard Branson in 1995, 50 years after the end of World War II, as a token of reconciliation (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Sunday 6 September 2020 (Trinity XIII), Green:

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

11.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer (Morning Prayer 2), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert)

Readings: Exodus 12: 1-14; Psalm 149; Matthew 18: 15-20

Hymns:

525, Let there be love shared among us (CD 30)
517, Brother, sister, let me serve you (CD 30)

Sunday 13 September 2020 (Trinity XIV), Green:

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Castletown Church, Kilcornan

11.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer (Morning Prayer 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings: Exodus 14: 19-31; Psalm 114; Matthew 18: 21-35

Hymns:

421, I come with joy, a child of God (CD 25)
503, Make me a channel of your peace (CD 29)

Sunday 20 September 2020 (Trinity XV), Green:

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer (Morning Prayer 2), Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton.

11.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Saint Brendan’s Church, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert)

Readings: Exodus 16: 2-15; Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45; Matthew 20: 1-16

Hymns:

597, Take my life, and let it be (CD 34)
492, Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (CD28)

Sunday 27 September 2020 (Trinity XVI), Green

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer (Morning Prayer 2), Castletown Church, Kilcornan

11.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist (Holy Communion 2), Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings: Exodus 17: 1-17; Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16; Matthew 21: 23-32

Hymns:

630, Blessed are the pure in heart (CD 36)
593, O Jesus, I have promised (CD 34)

Feast Days in September:

8 September 2020: The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, 11 a.m.

Readings: Isaiah 61: 10-11; Psalm 45: 10-17; Luke 1: 46-55.

21 September 2020: Saint Matthew

29 September 2020: Saint Michael and All Angels, the Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, 11 a.m.

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

Dean Paul Bogle (right) with Archbishop Richard Clarke and Canon Patrick Comerford in Kildare Cathedral

Harvest Thanksgiving: Advance Notice

Friday 2 October 2020: 8 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).

Visiting Preacher: The Very Revd Paul Bogle, BTh, MA, Dean of Clonmacnoise, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim, Co Meath, and Precentor of Kildare.

Please Note:

Facemasks or coverings must be worn in church, and the 2 metres social distancing rule must be respected.

If you feel vulnerable, or you are in the ‘at risk’ category, or you have recently been in contact with someone who has had Covid-19 symptoms, you may find comfort instead in reading the Sunday sermons and intercessions on-line.

Some pews have been roped off or marked off in each church to help us maintain social distancing. The names and contact details of people attending will be kept for 14 days, only for the purposes of contacting and tracing.

To reduce the amount of time we stay indoors, there are only two readings and two hymns each Sunday at the present.

No prayer books or hymnals are available, there is no exchange of peace, to reduce contact risks, and for these weeks there is no hymn-singing. But laminated service sheets are available in each church, and we can sit and thoughtfully listen to the two recorded hymns.

The Holy Communion is being administered only in one kind, and there is no shared common cup, for health reasons. We may find that the administration of Communion is awkward or difficult. But be assured we are all in Communion with God and with one another.

Hand sanitising facilities are available at each church. Please do not bring your own prayer book or hymnal, and please remember to take home everything, including your tissues.

‘And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt’ (Matthew 18: 27; see Sunday 13 September 2020) … a stained-glass window in Saint Michael’s Church, Limerick (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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