December 2017


W/E 31/12/2017

posted Dec 29, 2017, 7:45 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:     


Priests Contact Numbers:
Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021 - Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


Masses next Weekend Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday 7th Jan -  Ruan — 10:00 am.
Mass of Anniversaries    Casey Family Nooan, Tony Byrt Orla Byrt Kinnane, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran
Deceased members of the Byrt and Cusack Families

Dysart —7:00pm -  Thanksgiving Mass 2017

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Rachael O Loughlin                            Reader this week:         Louise McDonnell

Reader Sat 6th Jan: Shane Punch                                        Reader Sat 6th Jan:      Aidan Hastings

Reader next week:       Shauna Greene                                Reader next week:         Rose Foudy

Euch Min this week:   Marion Lyons                                   Euch Min this week:     Rose Foudy

Euch Min next week:  Monica Cassidy                                Euch Min Sat 6th Jan:  Ita Hastings

                                                                                                     Euch Min next week:    Moira O Loughlin


New Years Eve Shindig!! 

Tony and Pamela O'Malley, Ardcarney, Ruan have organised a "New Years Eve Shindig", in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort on Dec 31st In Aid Of The Irish Cancer
Society, in appreciation for all they have done for Tony, Pamela and their family during his illness. There will be a band, DJ, Spot prizes and food on the night.
Tickets are €20 and available from Tony and Pamela. (0857550544) All donations will be greatly appreciated. A great night guarantee.


Thought for the Week

It is in the Holy Family, the
original “church in miniature”
that every Christian Family
must be reflected’.


Clare Suicide Bereavement Support
The Christmas Season can be a difficult time for people bereaved by suicide. Support and help is only a phone call away.
Clare Suicide Bereavement Support Volunteers are available to help you. This is a free and confidential support service.
086 0565373 or 087 3698315

Live the Word
A New Year is always a great opportunity to make a fresh start. Perhaps there is something in your life yourself you wish to change or let go of. Ask
yourself “what are the steps I need to make to create this”? Change allows for great personal growth which will be reflected in your life or within.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.If paid by 8th December €619.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Ecumenical Remembrance Service for all remembered on The Cahercalla Hospice
Yellow Ribbon Christmas Remembrance Tree, (which was located at Market Square, Ennis) will be held on Saturday 6th Jan at 6 pm in
The Oratory, Cahercalla Hospital. A warm welcome to all to join us for this special event.


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 11am to 12 noon in Crusheen Church Meeting Room


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish beginning January 2108 as follows:
Crusheen/ Ballinruan 7th — Ruan/Dysart 14th
Corofin /Kilnaboy/Rath 21st —— Boston/Tubber 28th


GETTING MARRIED IN 2017 / 2018?

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: www.accord.ie The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese


Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at youthministry@killaloediocese.ie or Tel: 0877465348


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

Ruan Minor Club had a successful 2017. We contested the U16 B final and U14 B semi-final. Our U15s has a great win in their Championship while our Minors amalgamated with Corofin won the Minor B shield. At U8 to U12 we had very good numbers training and playing hurling.


GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €3,750 Numbers Drawn 02, 05, 09, 13.

€30 Winners:  Leon Quirke,  Rita Crowe,  Tommy Sheedy,   Punch & McDonagh Families,   Brendan Mulcaire. 

Next Weeks Lotto:   €3,900 in Mortys’-   Christy O Connor's Team.


W/E 24/12/2017

posted Dec 22, 2017, 3:00 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 3:36 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
  Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021     


Priests Contact Numbers:
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:- Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636 


Christmas Masses Schedule

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Ruan  10:00 am    Dysart  8:00 pm

Christmas Day Monday 25th December
Ruan 10:00 am 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


Masses next Weekend Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday 31st        Ruan — 10:00 am      Dysart —7:00pm - 
Thanksgiving Mass 2017


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     € 999.70  Thank you very much for your contributions.


Buiochas
Christmas is one of the times of the year when we can acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. The Imeall Boirne team say a sincere word of thanks for your kindness, support and encouragement throughout the year. We are blessed to have such an extraordinary number of people who are actively
involved in the life of our Parishes, who go above and beyond the call of duty. Our thanks to all who help in a special way with the Sunday Liturgy, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers Choirs and Musicians. To all involved in the decoration of our Churches, and the people who enhance our Churches with floral displays during the year. To the various people who take responsibility for the church sacristy in Corofin, Kilnaboy, Rath, Ruan, Dysart, Crusheen, Ballinruan, Boston and Tubber . We acknowledge the work of the Parish Pastoral Council in each parish, Parish Representatives, Basket Collectors, Counters, the organisers of the Eucharistic Adoration in each parish. We are conscious also of the contribution our Teachers make in the handing on of our Faith. We thank all
who serve on the Boards of Management of our Primary Schools. A special thanks to our Imeall Boirne Office Secretary Anne and all the administration,
caretakers, cleaners and the many people who voluntarily help in making our Parishes such an alive and welcoming community. Míle Buíochas.
Fr. Damien Nolan - Fr. Pat O’Neill - Fr. Seamus Nohilly


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Marie Slattery                                         Reader this week:                   Edel Bluett

Reader Christmas Day:  Ruth Crowe                                     Reader Christmas Day:         Monica Tierney

Euch Min this week:   Mary O Halloran                                Euch Min this week:              Mat McCormack

Euch Min Christmas Day:    Sheila Lynch                            Euch Min Christmas Day:    Flan Lyons


New Years Eve Shindig!! 

Tony and Pamela O'Malley, Ardcarney, Ruan have organised a "New Years Eve Shindig", in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort on Dec 31st In Aid Of The Irish Cancer
Society, in appreciation for all they have done for Tony, Pamela and their family during his illness. There will be a band, DJ, Spot prizes and food on the night.
Tickets are €20 and available from Tony and Pamela. (0857550544) All donations will be greatly appreciated. A great night guarantee.




Thought for the Week

Jesus, you are constantly coming
to your people, even when we fail
to see you. In each and every
moment that we are blessed to
recognize you here and now, give
us the courage to leap with joy at
your coming. Amen


Towards Peace
Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and Spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you on www.towardspeace.ie / 01 505 3028. There are some leaflets available in all the parish churches today with further information. 


Advent Tree
Don’t forget the Advent Tree in Dysart Church and remember to write the name of someone we will keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time or your own
special intentions and hang it on the Advent Tree. These will be removed at Christmas Eve Mass and form part of the Offertory Procession.


Missionvale Church Gate Collections
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Dysart on Christmas Eve and Ruan on Christmas Morning to raise funds for Sr. Ethel Normoyle
Your usual very generous support would be greatly appreciated


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.If paid by 8th December €619.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 11am to 12 noon in Crusheen Church Meeting Room


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish beginning January 2108 as follows:
Crusheen/ Ballinruan 7th — Ruan/Dysart 14th
Corofin /Kilnaboy/Rath 21st —— Boston/Tubber 28th


GETTING MARRIED IN 2017 / 2018?

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: www.accord.ie The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese


Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at youthministry@killaloediocese.ie or Tel: 0877465348


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Prayer Cards and a Crib Card

As we journey the Advent season together, in the Churches of our Parishes this weekend there are beautiful prayer cards and a crib card of the Icon of
the Holy Family. You are all welcome to take these cards home with you where you can display the crib card in your family crib.


Ruan Camogie Club Annual Fundraiser
We are hunting the Wren on 26th Dec from 12 noon to 2pm meeting point Ruan and Toonagh School. Also between 4pm to 5.30pm in town
Join us for a great afternoon of fun and laughter - the more the merrier .


Ruan GAA

Ruan GAA 20 Year Lotto Celebration 1997 to 2017 on Stephens Night 26th December in Morty Kelly’s.

We would like to Thank all those who have contributed to the lotto and continue to support the lotto each week.

Please come and join us to mark this milestone.


GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €3,600 Numbers Drawn 16, 22, 26, 28.

€30 Winners:  David O Brien Rita Crowe, Caroline Meaney, Eileen O Donoghue, Betty Ryan. 

Next Weeks Lotto:   €3,750 in Mortys’-   Ger Lyons Team.


W/E 17/12/2017

posted Dec 15, 2017, 1:17 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 1:37 PM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
 Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636     


Priests Contact Numbers:
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:- Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021


Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan: Sunday 17th December 10:00am Mass of Anniversaries:
Birdie Cassidy, Paul Howard, David Heyward, John Moroney, Michael Moroney, Sean Moroney, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Eileen Corry, Alan Finn, John Sheehan, Jill Clarke


Change to Christmas Masses Schedule
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Ruan  10:00 am    Dysart  8:00 pm

Christmas Day Monday 25th December
Ruan 10:00 am 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am 


Change to Christmas Masses Schedule

At the recent meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it was decided to change the Christmas Mass Schedule for the parish as follows:
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December — Ruan at 10:00 am / Dysart at 8:00 pm
Christmas Day Monday 25th December — Ruan at 10:00 am


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     € 1,023.86  Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Anne Foley                                         Reader this week:           Frances Browne

Reader next week:     Marie Slattery                                    Reader next week:          Edel Bluett

Euch Min this week:    Loretta Kenny                                  Euch Min this week:       Pat Lynch

Euch Min next week:   Mary O Halloran                             Euch Min next week:      Mat McCormack


New Years Eve Shindig!! 

Tony and Pamela O'Malley, Ardcarney, Ruan have organised a "New Years Eve Shindig", in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort on Dec 31st In Aid Of The Irish Cancer
Society, in appreciation for all they have done for Tony, Pamela and their family during his illness. There will be a band, DJ, Spot prizes and food on the night.
Tickets are €20 and available from Tony and Pamela. (0857550544) All donations will be greatly appreciated. A great night guarantee.




Thought for the Week

Joy filled Giver of Life,
let the anticipation of your birth
fill us with overflowing joy.
May our excitement and
anticipation be a sign to the world
That you are always near. Amen


Towards Peace
Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and Spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you on www.towardspeace.ie / 01 505 3028. There are some leaflets available in all the parish churches today with further information. 


Christmas Cards
Ruan Church Christmas Cards are now available at only 0.75 cent each.  Please contact Fr. Pat or Shelia for more information.


Advent Tree
Don’t forget the Advent Tree in Dysart Church and remember to write the name of someone we will keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time or your own
special intentions and hang it on the Advent Tree. These will be removed at Christmas Eve Mass and form part of the Offertory Procession.


Missionvale Church Gate Collections
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Dysart on Christmas Eve and Ruan on Christmas Morning to raise funds for Sr. Ethel Normoyle
Your usual very generous support would be greatly appreciated


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.If paid by 8th December €619.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 11am to 12 noon in Crusheen Church Meeting Room


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish beginning January 2108 as follows:
Crusheen/ Ballinruan 7th — Ruan/Dysart 14th
Corofin /Kilnaboy/Rath 21st —— Boston/Tubber 28th


GETTING MARRIED IN 2017 / 2018?

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: www.accord.ie The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese


Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at youthministry@killaloediocese.ie or Tel: 0877465348


Intensive Revision Course
Carrine di Francesco of St. Flannan’s College will be providing a one day intensive revision course for the 2018 French and German Leaving and Junior
Certificate Honours students during the Christmas Holidays. Students from all schools are welcome. Tel: 083 8287708


Ruan GAA

Ruan GAA 20 Year Lotto Celebration 1997 to 2017 on Stephens Night 26th December in Morty Kelly’s.

We would like to Thank all those who have contributed to the lotto and continue to support the lotto each week.

Please come and join us to mark this milestone.


GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €3,450 Numbers Drawn 7,15,18,19 

€30 Winners:  Michael Curtis, Megan Malley, Johnny Brohan, Martin Whelan, Elaine Ryan.

Next Weeks Lotto:   €3,600 in Mortys’-   Sean Ryans’ Team.

W/E 10/12/2107

posted Dec 10, 2017, 8:52 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 9:51 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021


Priests Contact Numbers:
 Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636      Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:- 


Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan: Sunday 17th December 11:30am Mass of Anniversaries:
Birdie Cassidy, Paul Howard, David Heyward, John Moroney, Michael Moroney, Sean Moroney, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Eileen Corry, Alan Finn.


Change to Christmas Masses Schedule
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Ruan  10:00 am    Dysart  8:00 pm

Christmas Day Monday 25th December
Ruan 10:00 am 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am 


Change to Christmas Masses Schedule

At the recent meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it was decided to change the Christmas Mass Schedule for the parish as follows:
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December — Ruan at 10:00 am / Dysart at 8:00 pm
Christmas Day Monday 25th December — Ruan at 10:00 am



Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     € 1,917.77  Thank you very much for your contributions.


New Years Eve Shindig!! 

Tony and Pamela O'Malley, Ardcarney, Ruan have organised a "New Years Eve Shindig", in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort on Dec 31st In Aid Of The Irish Cancer
Society, in appreciation for all they have done for Tony, Pamela and their family during his illness. There will be a band, DJ, Spot prizes and food on the night.
Tickets are €20 and available from Tony and Pamela. (0857550544) All donations will be greatly appreciated. A great night guaranteed.


Advent Tree
There is a basket with cards available in Dysart church on which we invite you to write the name of someone we will keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time
or your own special intentions and hang it on the Advent Tree. These will be removed at Christmas Day Mass and form part of the Offertory Procession.



Thought for the Week

Jesus, you came among us with
the irrestable power of a baby,
requiring both our hands and
captivating our whole hearts.
Help us to cast aside the sin and
brokenness we cling to, so we
might be ready to hold you when
you come again. Amen


Zumba classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Thursday nights at 8.15pm. These classes were very popular last year as a fun way to keep fit and all are welcome.

 


Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 9th December from 11am to 12noon in Ruan Church Sacristy Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish as follows to year end:
Rath 17th and also Boston 17th December.
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised.
All forms for the above are available from the Imeall Boirne Office.
Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.If paid by 8th December €619.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


GETTING MARRIED IN 2017 / 2018?

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: www.accord.ie The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese


Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at youthministry@killaloediocese.ie or Tel: 0877465348


Toonagh National School Concert
Toonagh National School hosted their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday last 7th December. A great night was had by all the children, their parents, grandparents and families. Well done to all the pupils who took part.


Ruan GAA

Ruan GAA 20 Year Lotto Celebration 1997 to 2017 on Stephens Night 26th December in Morty Kelly’s.

We would like to Thank all those who have contributed to the lotto and continue to support the lotto each week.

Please come and join us to mark this milestone.


W/E 03/12/2107

posted Dec 2, 2017, 5:08 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 5:13 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:-  


Priests Contact Numbers:
   Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636      Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021


Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd December 10.00 am Mass of Anniversaries

John Cassidy,  Eileen Cassidy,  Michael Cassidy,  Martin Cassidy,  Michael Kerin   and  Joe Meaney


Dysart:     Sunday 10th December 7:00 pm Mass of Anniversaries 

Geraldine Fitzgerald


Christmas Masses Schedule
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Ruan 10:00am & 8:00 pm

Christmas Day Monday 25th December
Dysart 10:00 am 


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am 


Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday 7th Dec at 8:00 pm:  Dysart 
Friday 8th December at 10:00am:   Ruan 


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     € 687.00  Thank you very much for your contributions.


Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday 5th December in the Ruan Community Centre at 8:00 pm


Confirmation Enrolment Mass for Imeall Boirne
The Confirmation Enrolment Mass for all schools in the Imeall Boirne Cluster takes place in St. Mary’s Church Ruan on Friday 8th December at 7:30 pm.


New Years Eve Shindig!! 
Tony and Pamela O'Malley, Ardcarney, Ruan have organised a "New Years Eve Shindig", in the Lady Gregory Hotel Gort on Dec 31st In Aid Of The Irish Cancer
Society, in appreciation for all they have done for Tony, Pamela and their family during his illness. There will be a band, DJ, Spot prizes and food on the night.
Tickets are €20 and available from Tony and Pamela. (0857550544) All donations will be greatly appreciated. A great night guaranteed.


Advent Tree
There is a basket with cards available in Dysart church on which we invite you to write the name of someone we will keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time
or your own special intentions and hang it on the Advent Tree. These will be removed at Christmas Day Mass and form part of the Offertory Procession.


Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday 5th December in the Ruan Community Centre at 8:00 pm


Ruan Minor Club AGM Report
A very well attended AGM took place and all age groups were complimented and praised for their efforts especially those that won silverware. The outgoing
Chairperson Paul Howard and Secretary Claire McDonagh were complimented for the excellent work they have done for our minor club. The meeting failed to fill
the important roles of chairperson and secretary. Hopefully these positions can be filled so that the underage club can plan for 2018.



Thought for the Week

God of light and life, give us hope as we wait for your coming again.
When we are tempted to be grateful that we have found you
while others are lost, send us out into the darkness in search of those
who need you most. Amen


Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held on Sun. 3rd Dec. in Morty’s. 

All are welcome for an afternoon of good food, plenty of music and good company.


Zumba classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Thursday nights at 8.15pm. These classes were very popular last year as a fun way to keep fit and all are welcome.

 

Christmas Fair:  The Ruan annual Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 3rd December.  We are looking for donations of trees (standing or fallen) which we will cut up. All donations of fuel/silage/hay etc. will also be gratefully received. Contact Joe on 087 2902552 or Senan on 086 4475400

 


Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 9th December from 11am to 12noon in Ruan Church Sacristy Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish as follows to year end:
December Ballinruan 3rd - Dysart 10th
Rath 17th and also Boston 17th.

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised.
All forms for the above are available from the Imeall Boirne Office.
Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for Imeall Boirne The Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for all schools in the Imeall Boirne Cluster takes place in
St. Mary’s Church Ruan on Friday December 8th at 7:30 pm.


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: on 14th June 2018 from Shannon to Split. Spiritual Director Fr. Paddy Conway. Price: €719.If paid by 8th December €619.

Contact Bernadette Murphy 086 1634553.


GETTING MARRIED IN 2017 / 2018?

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: www.accord.ie The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese


Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at youthministry@killaloediocese.ie or Tel: 0877465348


Ruan GAA:  

The AGM of Ruan GAA Club takes place on Monday 4th December at 8pm in Ruan Community Centre. 

All are welcome to attend.


Lotto Results:  W/E: 26/11/2017:    No’s drawn: 5, 9, 15, 21     No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Agnes O Sullivan, Gerard Keating, Noel Lyons, Aishling & Sean Twomey,  Aoife Lyons  

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €3,300        Venue:  Mortys             Team:  Frank Lyons


W/E 25/12/2016

posted Dec 25, 2016, 5:49 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in January

 

Ruan:          Sunday 1st January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Francie Cahir     Martin O’Halloran    Nan O’Halloran   Cusack Family     Anthony Byrt     Orla Byrt Kinnane       

                     Deceased members of the Byrt Family 

 

Ruan:          Monday 9th January 2017 at 8:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Michael Vaughan

 

Dysart:        Saturday 14th January 2017 at

                    First Anniversary Mass for Tom O’Gorman

 

Ruan:         Sunday 15th January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Kevin O’Halloran, also remembering Carmel Cusack

 

Ruan:          Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Frist Anniversary Mass for Kitty Quinn

 

   We pray for the repose of the souls of Nelly McNamara, Lisdoonvarna, mother of Gussie, Cloona,  Patrick (Sonny) Kearney, Corofin, Tom Marrinan, Kilnaboy, brother of Claire McMahon, Ruan and Jean O’Connor, Tubber, mother of Loretta O’Connor, Ruan, who died recently.  May they rest in peace.

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.  Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am

        

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €930.10   Baskets: €280.91     Candles:  €41.99    Trócaire:  €5.00    Priests Collection:  €387.00    Priests Benevolent Fund:  €5.00   

 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course


Baptismal Ceremony in 2017:  From January 2017 onwards Baptisms will take place on the Second of the Month in each Parish in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster at 12:30 pm.  Ruan and Dysart will alternate each month.  If there are children, in this parish, to be baptised in January, the ceremony will take place in Ruan on Sunday 15th January at 12:30 and if there are baptisms in this parish in February, the ceremony will be on Sunday 12th February in Dysart Church at 12:30. 

A full list of the dates for Baptisms in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster is on the notice boards at the back of the churches. 

Please Note:  All people intending to have children baptised must complete a baptismal course before each child is baptised. Details of the monthly Baptismal Courses can be seen in the weekly Parish Newsletters.

 

The Tidy Towns Christmas Fair this year raised €2,020. Thank you to all those who supported this important fund raiser for the upkeep of the village and graveyards. Happy Christmas.

 

Exercise Classes will resume on Wednesday 18th January 2017 in Ruan Community Centre. All are welcome.


Thought for the Week:

 

'The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings

along to someone else.'       Thomas Kincaid.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist


Ruan Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm                         Dysart Christmas Day at 10:00 am    

Reader        Liam Jones                                                  Reader:          Aidan Hastings

Euch Min:   Carrie Droney/Mary Tierney                 Euch Min:       Matt McCormack  

Ruan       Sunday 1st January at 10:00 am          Dysart     Sunday 1st January at 7:00 pm

Reader:       Aiden Lawton                                             Reader:         Maria Peoples

Euch Min:   Mary O’Brien                                             Euch Min:      Flan Lyons

 

DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 10 pm.  We are here to take your call if you are on your own, feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to.    Christmas can be a sad time for many people, and in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone.  Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year.   LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.  All calls completely confidential.

 

On behalf of Ruan Community Childcare Committee and Staff we would like to say a very big thank you to all who supported the Carol Service provided by the children of Scoil Mhuire Ruan following 10.00 0' clock Mass last Sunday. In particular we would like to thank the children for coming out in the cold to sing and play for us and the parents who enabled them all to be there. We raised €412.00 for our local preschool and after-school services. Many thanks once again and wishing you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.


Bingo Corofin:  Don’t miss it, sponsored Christmas Bingo in Corofin Hall Tuesday 27th December at 8:30. Increased prize money and Mega Raffle. Please Support. Seasons Greetings to our Sponsors, Patrons and Volunteers from Corofin Hall Committee.


Toonagh Charity Walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation:  Sunday 15th Jan.2017 @ 12.30pm. Register Toonagh Hall @ 11.30am. Entry fee €10.  3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness 2k, 5k & 10.5k. Start & Finish at Toonagh Hall. Refreshments served after walk. Children welcome.  Info Breda 0851947763. Please support, give a little & feel good


Camogie Club News:  The Wren: Ruan Camogie Club will be out on 26th Dec 2016 from 12 noon to 2 pm in the parish hunting the wren. Camogie players, musicians and parents are welcome to join us for an afternoon of meeting and greeting our fellow parishioners as a fund raising event for the club. We have 2 meeting points Ruan National School and Toonagh National School at 12 noon, depending on weather conditions. Thanks to all our parish supporters during the year and at recent church gate collection as the club wishes you and yours a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Please contact Noelle 086.8145482, Mary 087.9135529 or Miriam 087.9503962 for info.


Ruan GAA  

Lotto Results:  W/E: 18/12/2016:     No’s drawn: 7, 14, 24, 28       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Gerry Cullinan, John Kelly, Nora Griffin, Jonathan Brohan and Conor Reeves.             

Next week’s Jackpot:   €5,250         Team:  Flan Lyons        Venue: Purcells.

Draw will be held on Tuesday 27th December

W/E 18/12/2016

posted Dec 17, 2016, 8:42 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in December 

Ruan:    Sunday 18th December at 10:00 am - 1st Anniversary Mass for Birdie Cassidy

Also remembering - John Moroney   Michael Moroney   Seán Moroney     Mary Shannon   Patrick Guthrie     Mary Guthrie                        Terence Guthrie        Nora Guthrie       Eileen Corry       Paul Howard      Alan Finn      Nancy O’Shea      John Sheehan     Jill Clarke

 

   We pray for the repose of the souls of Thomas O’Sullivan, father of Pamela Vaughan Cappanakilla, and Brendan Leigh, brother of Anne Dinan, Toonagh, who died recently.  May they rest in peace.

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.  Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


        

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €977.45           Baskets: €385.55        Mission Sunday:  €5.00       Priests Collection:  €410.00


 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised


Baptismal Ceremony in 2017:  From January 2017 onwards Baptisms will take place on the Second of the Month in each Parish in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster at 12:30 pm.  Ruan and Dysart will alternate each month.  If there are children, in this parish, to be baptised in January, the ceremony will take place in Ruan on Sunday 15th January at 12:30 and if there are baptisms in this parish in February, the ceremony will be on Sunday 12th February in Dysart Church at 12:30.  A full list of the dates for Baptisms in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster is on the notice boards at the back of the churches. 

Please Note:  All people intending to have children baptised must complete a baptismal course before each child is baptised. Details of the monthly Baptismal Courses can be seen in the weekly Parish Newsletters.

 

Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Calum Patrick Albert Feighery, son of Brian and Derryn who was baptised recently.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday 18th at 10:00 am                       Dysart     Sunday 18th at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Garry Shannon                          Reader this week:         Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:     Teresa Cullinan                      Euch Min this week:      Pat Lynch

 

Ruan Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm                         Dysart Christmas Day at 10:00 am    

Reader        Liam Jones                                                 Reader:          Aidan Hastings

Euch Min:   Carrie Droney/Mary Tierney                 Euch Min:       Matt McCormack    

 

Imeall Boirne Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

Christmas Eve:  Rath and Tubber at 6:30 pm           Ruan and Crusheen at 8:00 pm

Christmas Day:  Dysart, Kilnaboy & Boston at 10:00 am        Corofin & Ballinruan at 11:30 am

 

Scoil Mhuire Pre-School Carol Service after 10:00 am Mass this Sunday, donations to the pre-school would be appreciated.


Thought for the Week:

 

"Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem.
May we let ourselves be drawn by the
                                  Light of God made Man"            Pope Francis.

 

Advent Branch:  During the Season of Advent & Christmas a branch is situated in the sanctuary of the Church. People are invited to take a card from the basket & write on it the name of someone they wish to pray for during Advent & Christmas - someone who has died at home or abroad, someone who is sick or suffering in some way, a loved one who is living abroad, etc.

The name can be hung on the branch & will be remembered in our prayers over Advent & into Christmas. People may also hang a card on the branch signifying the gift they would like to possess - joy, happiness, compassion, peace, kindness, courage, etc.

 

Missionvale Collection:  Now that almost all the building work has been complete in Missionvale, South Africa, the task for Sr Ethel Normoyle is to maintain the services which include school buildings, medical centre and most importantly the feeding of over 1,000 people daily.

However, what is blatantly obvious to anyone visiting Missionvale is the immediate need for funds. The fragile lifeline that the Care Centre throws to the inhabitants of Missionvale is totally dependent on financial support. As Sr Ethel says “We invite you to help us to eradicate this poverty through the resources that God has given you, your energy, your prayers, and your money. You will not be parting with your security but rather sharing in our fruitfulness.”

You can help her by contributing to the Church Gate Collection on Christmas Eve in Ruan and on Christmas Morning in Dysart.


Toonagh Charity Walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation:  Sunday 15th Jan.2017 @ 12.30pm. Register Toonagh Hall @ 11.30am. Entry fee €10.  3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness 2k, 5k & 10.5k. Start & Finish at Toonagh Hall. Refreshments served after walk. Children welcome.  Info Breda 0851947763. Please support, give a little & feel good


Camogie Club News:  The Wren: Ruan Camogie Club will be out on 26th Dec 2016 from 12 noon to 2 pm in the parish hunting the wren. Camogie players, musicians and parents are welcome to join us for an afternoon of meeting and greeting our fellow parishioners as a fund raising event for the club. We have 2 meeting points Ruan National School and Toonagh National School at 12 noon, depending on weather conditions. Thanks to all our parish supporters during the year and at recent church gate collection as the club wishes you and yours a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Please contact Noelle 086.8145482, Mary 087.9135529 or Miriam 087.9503962 for info.


Ruan GAA: 

Ruan Minor Club would like to wish all our players, coaches, parents and supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2017. Good numbers attended training during the year. Congratulations to the Under 13s who won the 'C' Championship after a great final vs Cratloe. Christmas greetings also to our two schools, Ruan Camogie Club and Ruan Adult Hurling Club and thanks for your support in 2016.   Under 6 & 8 Christmas Party: These young hurlers finished off their busy year with a Christmas party in Toonagh Sports Complex. In a beat the goalie competition, the Under 8s pitted their skills against Santa Claus. The evening concluded with a Christmas party and an appearance from Santa who had a gift for all the Under 6 and 8 boys. 

 

Lotto Results: W/E: 11/12/2016:  No’s drawn:  (1)   8, 11, 16, 18.     

Winner: O’Donnell Family, Ruan

Next week’s Jackpot:   €5,100.       Team: Christy O’Connor       Venue: Mortys


W/E 11/12/2016

posted Dec 8, 2016, 9:44 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 9:45 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in December 

Ruan:          Sunday 11th December at 10:00 amRemembrance Mass

              In memory of the people from the area who died during the past year:

Birdie Cassidy      Michael Vaughan    Kevin O’Halloran        Kitty Quinn        Frank O’Halloran        Patrician Hanrahan            John Joe O’Connell            Mickey Casey          Seán Brodie    Patricia O’Halloran          Michael O’Brien       Astrid Flynn       Mary Pilkington     Tom Kelly

 

Dysart:  Sunday 11th December at 7:00 pm

          Geraldine Fitzgerald     Nonie Kennedy, nee Lyons    Con Howard     Marjorie Howard     Tim Howard     Deceased members of the Howards family

 

Ruan:    Saturday 17th December at 4:00pm - Months Mind Mass for Mary Pilkington

 

Ruan:    Sunday 18th December at 10:00 am - 1st Anniversary Mass for Birdie Cassidy

Also remembering - John Moroney   Michael Moroney   Seán Moroney     Mary Shannon  Patrick Guthrie    Mary Guthrie  Terence Guthrie        Nora Guthrie    Eileen Corry       Paul Howard      Alan Finn   Nancy O’Shea   John Sheehan    

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Molly Lynch, formerly of Magowna, who died recently.  May she rest in peace.

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:00 am.  Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am


        

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €775.20           Baskets: €102.62        Candles:  €17.18       Priests Collection:  €150.00

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 10th December from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course

 

Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Patrick Albert Feighery, son of Brian and Derryn and Jack Patrick Kennedy, son of Noreen and John who were baptised recently.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist


Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Padraig Casey                  Reader this week:          Monica Tierney  

Reader next week:      Garry Shannon               Reader next week:         Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:     Geraldine Crowe          Euch Min this week:       Sinead Noonan 

Euch Min next week:  Teresa Cullinan              Euch Min next week:      Pat Lynch

 

Imeall Boirne Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

Christmas Eve:  Rath and Tubber at 6:30 pm           Ruan and Crusheen at 8:00 pm

Christmas Day:  Dysart, Kilnaboy & Boston at 10:00 am        Corofin & Ballinruan at 11:30 am

 

Confessions for School Children:   There will be confessions for the school children on Monday next 12th December in Crusheen Church at 10:00 am, Ruan Church at 12:00 noon and in Toonagh School at 2:00 pm.


Thought for the Week:

 

"Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait,

 the more we hear about Him for whom we are waiting"            Henri Nouwen.

 

Advent Branch:  During the Season of Advent & Christmas a branch is situated in the sanctuary of the Church. People are invited to take a card from the basket & write on it the name of someone they wish to pray for during Advent & Christmas - someone who has died at home or abroad, someone who is sick or suffering in some way, a loved one who is living abroad, etc.

The name can be hung on the branch & will be remembered in our prayers over Advent & into Christmas. People may also hang a card on the branch signifying the gift they would like to possess - joy, happiness, compassion, peace, kindness, courage, etc.

 

Blessing of Baby Jesus for the Cribs:  On next Sunday 18th December there will be a blessing of the Baby Jesus for cribs.  All children and families are invited to bring the Baby Jesus figure from their own Cribs to be blessed.

 

The NET Team will be leaving Crusheen for Christmas break and mid-year training on the 15th of December, and would like to thank everyone for their constant kindness and support. Have a merry Christmas and see you early January.

 

Killaloe Diocese JPIC group in conjunction with Mid-West Simon Community are launching the Christmas 2 euro appeal. At this time of year we all have gifts at the forefront of our mind but imagine if you could give the gift of a home to a family for just 2 euro. That is what this project seeks to do. Keep an eye out for posters and collection points as they go up. Collection takes place from Dec 12th - 24th.

 

The Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council invite young people aged 16 and over to their Christmas Fun, Faith and Social afternoon on Sunday 11th December from 2 to 4pm in the Church of Our Lady, Roslevan. Everybody is asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will make up hampers for those in need in our local community. For more information contact Cora Guinnane 0872400135

 

As the weather gets colder and the days get darker the Killaloe Diocese Justice, Peace & Care of Creation Committee urges all of us to keep an eye on elderly neighbours. As Church we all have a responsibility to look after each other so if you have any elderly neighbours living alone near you, take 5 minutes to check if they need any errands run and to ensure they are warm enough and have enough food. A little gesture can make a big difference.

 

Old Photographs Appeal: The local history group is appealing for anybody with old photographs of people or places in the parish to contact one of the following to organise to have them copied:  Pat Casey 086 1730756, Michael Leahy 086 6079697 or Margaret Neylon 087 6184958.  Contact can also be made at the weekly meetings in Morty's on Tuesday nights.

 

Ruan Gaa

Lotto Results:  W/E: 04/12/2016:   No’s drawn:  (1)   10, 18, 22, 25.    (2)  4, 12, 14, 17.   No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips:  Pat Lynch, Tom Fitzgibbon, John & Mary McInerney, Sean Clohessy and Nathan Bluett.      

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000   (2) €4,950.  

Team: Ger Lyons       Venue: Purcells


W/E 04/12/2016

posted Dec 5, 2016, 10:43 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in December  

 

Ruan:          Sunday 4th December 2016 at 10:00 am

Jimmy Casey    May Casey   Joe Meaney   David Heywood   John Cassidy   Eileen Cassidy    Michael Cassidy   

Martin Cassidy      Michael Kerin   

 

Dysart         Sunday 11th December 2016 at 7:00 pm  

                       Geraldine Fitzgerald                  Nonie Kennedy, nee Lyons

Ruan:          Saturday 17th December 2016 at 4:00pm     Months Mind Mass for Mary Pilkington

Ruan:          Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00 am

Birdie Cassidy    John Moroney    Michael Moroney     Seán Moroney    John Sheehan   Patrick Guthrie   Mary Guthrie   Terence Guthrie      Nora Guthrie       Eileen Corry   Mary Shannon          Paul Howard     Alan Finn       Nancy O’Shea

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of John Punch Feakle, father of John Punch Dromore who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Thursday 8th December.

                                                Vigil Mass – Dysart:        Wednesday 7th at 8:00 pm

                                                                             Ruan:          Thursday 8th at 10:00 am

Remembrance Masses:

The Mass in Dysart on Sunday 4th December at 7:00 pm will be celebrated in memory of the people from the area who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Tom O’Gorman        Kitty Malone       Maura O’Connor        Mary Kelly         Birdie McDonnell.

 

The Mass in Ruan on Sunday 11th December at 10:00 am will be celebrated in memory of the people who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Birdie Cassidy      Michael Vaughan    Kevin O’Halloran    Kitty Quinn    Frank O’Halloran        Patrician Hanrahan          

John Joe O’Connell   Mickey Casey    Seán Brodie  Patricia O’Halloran   Michael O’Brien   Astrid Flynn  Mary Pilkington

 

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.  Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am

        

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €448.37           Baskets: €86.87        Candles:  €14.76       November Offering:  €20.00

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 10th December from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Carmel Foley                   Reader this week:           Frances Browne

Reader 8th Dec            Emer O’Halloran            Reader 7th Dec:               Edel Bluett

Reader next week:      Padraig Casey                  Reader next week:         Monica Tierney  

Euch Min this week:     Monica Cassidy            Euch Min this week:       Tommy Kelly

Euch Min 8th Dec         Sheila Lynch                  Euch Min 7th Dec:             Edel Bluett

Euch Min next week:  Geraldine Crowe          Euch Min next week:      Sinead Noonan 


Thought for the Week:

'Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today

 And make a new ending'     (Maria Robinson)

 

Imeall Boirne Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

Christmas Eve:  Rath and Tubber at 6:30 pm     Ruan and Crusheen at 8:00 pm

Christmas Day:  Dysart, Kilnaboy & Boston at 10:00 am     Corofin & Ballinruan at 11:30 am

 

NET Ministries:  The NET Ministries team will be holding the Senior Amplified Youth night on Wednesday the 7th of December, for youth in TY-6th year, in the Ruan Church hall from 7:30-9:00pm


Carol Service:  There will be an Advent Carol Service on December 9th in Ruan Church featuring the creative talents of the youth in the cluster, and organized by the NET Team.  There will be a rehearsal on December 8th from 7:30-9:00pm, both in the Ruan church hall. Call 085 160 6292 (the NET Team) for more information.

Money Found:  A sum of money has been found in Ruan, contact Sacristan

Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held today Sunday 4th Dec at 2 p.m. in Morty’s.  All are welcome

Irish Cancer Society:  Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Church gate collection. Amount collected: Ruan: €259.17.  Dysart: €88.75

Old Photographs Appeal: The local history group is appealing for anybody with old photographs of people or places in the parish to contact one of the following to organise to have them copied:  Pat Casey 086 1730756, Michael Leahy 086 6079697 or Margaret Neylon 087 6184958.  Contact can also be made at the weekly meetings in Morty's on Tuesday nights.

Cookery Demonstration in Corofin: Clare Crusaders are hosting a Cookery Demonstration in St Patrick’s Community Hall Corofin, with celebrity Chef Frank Moynihan, on Thursday 8th December. Tickets available from Clare Crusaders Clinic or contact Catherine at 086 2407014.

Corofin Dramatic Society presenting Windows Paradise (Comedy) 3 Act play in Corofin Hall on Dec 7th, 10th and 11th at 8pm. don’t miss it, 10 of a cast – 5 ladies and 5 men, in the caravan.


Ruan Gaa:

Ruan Minor Club AGM Report: At a very well attended AGM with 30 people present the following officers for 2017 were elected: Paul Howard (Chairperson), Claire McDonagh (Secretary), Gearóid Roughan (PRO), Geraldine Cahir (Registrar), Treasurer and Child Protection Officer to be elected at Senior Club AGM. The outgoing Chairperson Paul Howard and Secretary Claire McDonagh gave comprehensive reports on the year's activities and they were complimented for the excellent work they are doing for the minor club.

The successful Under 13 winning panel were congratulated and they will receive their medals at a function on January 27th in Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex.

The date for the Minor Club registration night for 2017 will coincide with the medal presentation on January 27th in Toonagh. The meeting heard that the inaugural Ruan GAA and Camogie Club Summer Camp proved very popular with 110 participants and it is hoped that it will will take place again in August 2017. The Coaching Pathways manual was distributed to all present and it is hoped that mentors of each age group will follow this programme closely in 2017. A further meeting will be held in the coming weeks to finalise mentors for all the age groups

AGM of Ruan Hurling Club takes place on Sunday December 4th in Ruan Hall at 3:00 pm


Lotto Results:  W/E: 27/11/2016:   No’s drawn:  (1)   6, 15, 21, 27.    (2)  9, 23, 27, 28.No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Krystal Vaughan, Patrick Crowe, Joe Saunders, Gerry O’Connor and Megan Molloy.    

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000   (2) €4,800.    Team: Sean Ryan       Venue: Mortys

W/E 27/12/2015

posted Dec 28, 2015, 6:44 AM by John O'Sullivan


Ruan: Sunday 27th December at 10:00 am

First Anniversary Mass for Mary Shannon

Anniversary Masses in January 

 Ruan: Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 10:00 am

Patrick Murphy Kathleen Murphy Patsie Murphy 

Dysart: Saturday 9th January 2016 at 6:30 pm

John Joe Cullinan 

Ruan: Sunday 10th January 2016 at 10:00 am

First Anniversary Mass for Francie Cahir 

Dysart: Saturday 16th January at 6:30 pm

First Anniversary Mass for Kathleen Feighery 

Ruan: Sunday 17th January 2016 at 10:00 am

Orla Byrt Kinnane    Tony Byrt Deceased members of the Byrt Family         Paddy Casey    Deceased Members of the Cusack Family 

† We pray for the repose of the soul of Michael (Birdie) Cassidy, Ranaghan who died on Christmas Day. May he rest in peace. 

Friday next is 1st January, New Year’s Day: 
Mass in Dysart at 9:30 am and Ruan at 8:00pm 

Weekday Masses:
Ruan: Mon, Tues, Wed and Saturday at 9:30 am. Friday 8:00 pm

Dysart: Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am              

Eucharistic Adoration:
Ruan: Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

Dysart: Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm 

Weekly Collections: Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1819.80 Baskets: €235.20 Trócaire: €5.00 Ed Fund: €5.00 Mission Sunday: €15.00 Priests Benevolent Fund: €5.0 Priests Collection: €1105
November Offerings: €30.00 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart Saturday at 6.30 pm                  Ruan Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week: Aidan Hastings                Reader this week: Eileen Hannon

Reader next week: Edel Bluett                      Reader next week: James Hannon

Euch Min this week: Pat Lynch                     Euch Min this week: Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week: Ita Hastings              Euch Min next week: Eileen Hannon 


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised. 

Mass Card Donations: All Money received for Mass Card Donations is divided between the Foreign Missions and Faith Development in the Parish.
Please use the Mass Donation envelope provided and place it in the collection basket, at times the cost of the Mass Cards seems to be greater that the donations received.

Thought for the week
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people.
It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless
And stressing the true values.
(Thomas S. Monson) 

The Justice and Peace Group are anxious to promote care of elderly people who may be living alone during the entire year, but in particular at this Christmas time. If you know of any elderly neighbour or person living in your area who may be alone or in need of some assistance during these times, we would urge you to drop in for a chat or a quick visit. The smallest of things can mean the world to someone, so, we would encourage those of us who are able to keep an eye to our elderly neighbours and friends this Christmas season.  

Third Age - Senior Help Line: ‘Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 10 am to 10 pm. Older people call because they feel lonely and want some company in their day. Callers have financial, family and health concerns. A small number are experiencing elder abuse. Some feel depressed and need support to carry on. Senior Help Line ‘s trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers. So don't be alone with your problem. Lifting the phone lessens loneliness. We are there. LoCall 1850 440 444’ 

 Toonagh Walk for Seeking Vision takes place Sun. 17th Jan 2016 @ 12.30.pm Start & finish at Toonagh Hall 3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness Entry fee €10 Children welcome (no entry fee for children) Info. Breda 0851947763.

Parish Notes: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays 0870610212 or rosemaryfoudy@gmail.com 

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation: Sincere thanks to everybody who purchased snowflakes or donated money to recent fundraiser we had for Jack and Jill Children's Foundation - we are delighted to let you know that we have forwarded €948 to them and as each €16 hour raised provides 1 hour of home nursing care for a Jack and Jill child you have helped provide nearly 60 hours care. Aileen Lyons and Rita Kitson. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Anne Buckley, 8 week Programme starts Wed 20th January 10.30 am to 1 pm weekly. Venue: The Red Gates, Corofin, Contact Anne 0858108633 annebuckley08@gmail.com

Family Evening with children’s entertainment in Ennis on Saturday January 2nd 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m. to mark the launch of Clare – County of Culture 2016 followed by FIREWORKS Display at 7 pm. Further information on www.clare.ie 

Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results: W/E: 20/12/2015: No’s drawn: 7, 11, 19, 26 No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Declan Haugh, Marie O’Connor, Pat & Sarah Lynch, Morty & Co and Martin Whelan.
Next week’s Jackpots: €7,200          Team: Ted Wynne Venue: Purcells


 

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