04 September 2021

Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin
Group parish notes in
‘Newslink’ September 2021

Sarah Drew and Brian Dennehy were married in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, on 14 August

Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

Rathkeale, Askeaton, Castletown and Kilnaughtin

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

Parish Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RathkealeGroup/

A wedding in Askeaton:

Sarah-Ann Drew of Askeaton and Brian Antony Dennehy of Lixnaw were married in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, on Saturday 14 August. Sarah is the daughter of Ann Drew, Askeaton Parish Secretary, and Ralph Drew, Askeaton Parish Treasurer.

The late Arthur Gilliard:

Arthur Gilliard of Ballingrane died on 4 July. His funeral service took place in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, on Wednesday 7 July and he was buried in Saint James’ Churchyard in Nantenan.

Arthur was the husband of the late Lil. He is survived by Heather, Hazel, John, Sarah, Mark, Jennifer, his grandchildren, his sisters Olive and Margaret, and a wide family circle.

The late Gill Killick:

Gillian Killick of Purt, Adare, and formerly of Glin and Currachase Caravan Park, died on 21 July 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Clive and son Paul and is survived by her sister June, son David, daughter Andy, daughter-in-law Becky, son-in-law Con, grandchildren Kevin, Emma, Róisín and Conor, and great-grandchildren Noah and Jacob. Her funeral in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, was followed by cremation in Shannon Crematorium.

Parishioners were also saddened by news of the recent deaths of Mrs Yvonne Blennerhassett, former diocesan secretary, who was involved in parish life in the past as a visiting reader and in the Rathkeale Pre-Social Cohesion Project; and of Mrs Beth Mayes, wife of the Right Revd Michael Mayes, former Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.

Parish services in September 2021:

5 September (Trinity XIV): 9.30, Parish Eucharist, Askeaton; 11.30, Morning Prayer, Tarbert.

12 September (Trinity XV): 9.30, MP, Castletown; 11.30, MP, Rathkeale (both services with Siobhán Wheeler, parish reader).

19 September (Trinity XVI): 9.30, MP, Askeaton; 11.30, Parish Eucharist, Tarbert.

26 September (Trinity XVII): 9.30, MP, Castletown; 11.30, Parish Eucharist, Rathkeale.

29 September (Saint Michael and All Angels): 11 a.m., Festal Eucharist, Askeaton.

Vandalism in Askeaton:

The notice board inside the gates of Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, and the bench outside the gates were recently vandalised in two separate attacks. This brings to four the number of acts of vandalism at the church in the space of four months.

Painting and decoration:

Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, is looking bright and cheery inside after the recent painting and decoration in time for the recent wedding. Thanks to all involved in this work.

Celebrating 20 years:

Canon Patrick Comerford celebrated the 20th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at the Eucharist in Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton, on Saint John’s Day, 24 June 2021. Thank you to all who joined in this celebration and sent kind messages.

Staying online:

The Sunday sermons continue to be posted online through Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Canon Patrick Comerford’s blog (www.patrickcomerford.com), and attract more viewers than Sunday attendances. A link to these sermons is available by email on request.

Canon Patrick Comerford celebrating 20 years of priesthood with parishioners and neighbours in Askeaton

This is an edited version of the Rathkeale and Kilnaughtin Group parish notes in the September 2021 edition of ‘Newslink’, the Limerick and Killaloe diocesan magazine

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