Monday, 1 November 2021

November 2021 in the Rathkeale and
Kilnaughtin Group of Parishes

‘He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched … A poor widow … put in two small copper coins’ (Mark 12: 41-42; see 7 November) … the Treasury at Delphi (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

7 November 2021 (Third Sunday before Advent):

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Saint Mary’s Church, Askeaton

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

Readings: Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9: 24-28; Mark 12: 38-44

Hymns:

218, And can it be that I should gain (CD 14)
593, O Jesus, I have promised (CD 34)
597, Take my life, and let it be (CD 34)

14 November 2021 (Second Sunday before Advent, Remembrance Sunday):

9.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Castletown Church

11.30 a.m.: Remembrance Sunday Service, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5; Psalm 4; Revelation 1: 1-7; John 15: 9-17

Hymns:

62, Abide with me (CD 4)
537, O God, our help in ages past (CD 31)
494, Beauty for brokenness (CD 29)

21 November 2021 (The Kingship of Christ, Sunday before Advent):

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

11.30 a.m.: The Parish Eucharist, Saint Brendan’s Church, Tarbert

Readings: II Samuel 23: 1-7; Psalm 132: 1-12 (13-18); Revelation 1: 4b-8; John 18: 33-57

Hymns:

6, Immortal, invisible, God only wise (CD 1)
263, Crown him with many crowns (CD 16)
321, Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty (CD 19)

28 November 2021 (Advent Sunday, Advent I):

9.30 a.m.: Morning Prayer, Castletown Church

11.30 a.m.: Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale

Readings: Jeremiah 33: 14-16; Psalm 25: 1-9; I Thessalonians 3: 9-13; Luke 21: 25-36

Hymns:

652, Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (CD 37)
126, Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (CD 8)
509, Your kingdom come, O God (CD 29)

Feast Days and Festivals in November:

30 November: Saint Andrew the Apostle

Ecumenical Carol Service:

An ecumenical carol service, organised with the support of the Rathkeale Pre-Social Cohesion Project, takes place in Ballingrane Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 1 December. All are welcome.

Advent 2021:

Three short Advent reflections on prayer are planned for the Rectory on Monday evenings this Advent:

‘Why do we Pray?’ (29 November)

‘Where do we Pray?’ (6 December)

‘How do we Pray? (13 December)

Advent in Saint Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe:

A series of talks for Advent:

The Church of Ireland – who are we?

Wednesdays at 8 pm

Week 1, 24 November: Apostolic and catholic, Protestant and reformed?
the Revd Canon Professor Patrick Comerford

Week 2, 1 December: A Liturgical church
the Revd Kevin O’Brien

Week 3, 8 December: an Episcopal church
The Ven Terry Mitchell

Week 4, 15 December: An ecumenical church
Joc Sanders

The World War I Memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Co Limerick … 14 November is Remembrance Sunday (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

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