December


W/E 20/12/2020

posted Dec 18, 2020, 6:23 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 18, 2020, 6:24 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Masses this Weekend  

Ruan: Saturday December 19th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  John Sheehan. Paul Howard, Kells.   Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie.  Nora Guthrie,  Terence Guthrie.  Ellen Corry,  Michael and Mary Finn,  Alan Finn,  Jill Clarke,  David Heywood,  Joe Meaney,  Mary Shannon. Geraldine Fitzgerald,  Paddy Courtney,  Sarah Courtney.
Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Imeall Boirne Christmas Mass Schedule 
Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th:- Corofin 4:00pm - Crusheen 4:00pm Rath 6:00pm - Tubber 6:00pm Ruan 8:00pm - Crusheen 8:00pm 
Christmas Day –Friday 25th:-  Kilnaboy 8:00am Dysart 9:30am - Ballinruan 9:30am Boston 11:00am - Corofin 11:00am 

 We are asking people to celebrate the feast of Christmas on either Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or at the Masses on the 26th and 27th the Feast of the Holy Family (14 Masses in total across Imeall Bóirne) giving an opportunity for all to come and celebrate the Eucharist during these Christmas Days. 
You can also view Masses online from the safety of your home on the Imeall Bóirne Facebook Page. Maximum attendance at all of our Masses is 50 as per COVID-19 Regulations. 
Masses cannot be celebrated if this number is exceeded. Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding. Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien.

Masses next Weekend 
Feast of the Holy Family Ruan: Saturday December 26th at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Thank You from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note at Christmas to thank you all for your friendship and support during the past year. 
To Fr. Damien, Fr. Pat, Monica, Rose (for the lovely weekly thoughts) and to everyone in Imeall Boirne. 
May your Christmas be filled with the beauty of God’s Love and may good health and happiness be with you every day of the New Year 2021.Anne x Note: 
The Imeall Boirne Office will close Tuesday 22nd at 12:30pm. Re-opening on Tuesday 4th January. 
Fr. Pat is the Priest on call over Christmas weekend
 
Christmas Mass Cards  We now have back in stock a beautiful selection of Christmas Mass Cards available at only €3 per card or in bundles of 5 for €10. Available from Anne in the Office and also available from Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien.  

Imeall Boirne Calendars  The annual calendars are in all churches at present. Please take one home with you and take one to a neighbour or friend.

 Youth 2000    Our Christmas Retreat is online this year and will take place from the 18th - 20th of December. Registration is now free on www.youth2000.ie

Weekly Collections:  The Priests Christmas collection will be taken up at all Masses this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
We are really grateful for your generosity and support


Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 

The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 

Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 

Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 


BUÍOCHAS The Imeall Boirne team extend sincere thanks for your kindness and support throughout this very challenging year. It can be said that we will never forget 2020 and we hope that 2021 will bring us all a safe normality in our daily lives. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we can acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. 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, and to all involved in the maintenance of our Churches, those who sanitize our churches after each Mass, Funeral, Weddings etc...the caretakers, grass cutters, cleaners and the people who enhance our Churches with floral displays during the year and the many people who voluntarily help in making our Parishes an alive and welcoming community. 

To our Sacristans' in Corofin, Kilnaboy, Rath, Ruan, Dysart, Crusheen, Ballinruan, Boston and Tubber. 

To all who collect and distribute weekly Newsletters. We acknowledge the work of the Parish Pastoral Council in each parish, Parish Representatives, and all who help in the smooth running of all our parishes. We are conscious also of the contribution our Teachers make in the handing on of our Faith and all who serve on the Boards of Management of our Primary Schools. 

Finally a special thanks to Anne our Imeall Boirne Pastoral Secretary and Facebook Administrator who keeps it all running smoothly. 

Míle Buíochas, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain.   Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat. 


Advent Trees in the Parish During the season of Advent, as we prepare ourselves to welcome the Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes, an Advent tree will be in place in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart and in St. Mary’s, Ruan. Cards, on which names of people who will not be with us this Christmas (those who are no longer with us or those who are unable to come home due to Covid-19 restrictions and all those we miss) will be taken from the basket and hung from the tree. These will be removed and will form part of the Offertory Procession in a mass over Christmas


St Stephens Day Hunting the Wren   Ruan Camogie Club are going virtual this St Stephens Day and we invite Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Entertainers to help Ruan Camogie Club with our vital,annual fundraiser. We need anyone interested to submit their video clips and tictoks showing your talent. 

Please send your clips to Ruan Camogie Club PRO, Rebecca Crowe on Whatsapp at 0870638554.


Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also from Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat

W/E 13/12/2020

posted Dec 10, 2020, 12:41 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 10, 2020, 12:54 PM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Masses this Weekend  

Ruan: Saturday December 12th at 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People 
Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 19th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  John Sheehan. Paul Howard, Kells.   Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie.  Nora Guthrie,  Terence Guthrie.  Ellen Corry,  Michael and Mary Finn,  Alan Finn,  Jill Clarke,  David Heywood,  Joe Meaney,  Mary Shannon. Geraldine Fitzgerald,  Paddy Courtney,  Sarah Courtney.
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Imeall Bóirne Parishes Christmas Food Appeal  Our Christmas Food Appeal has got off to a great start in most of our local shops and we thank all who have so generously donated so far. We are delighted with the response after only one week. We are asking for non-perishable items (tea, sugar, tinned foods, cereals, rice, jams, pasta, biscuits, sweets etc..) 
They can be dropped off in the collection boxes located as follows: XL Store, Ruan O’Callaghans, Daybreak, Corofin Minihanes, Centra Corofin Clarkes Daybreak, Crusheen Imeall Boirne Office (Thurs 10am –4pm) 
All items donated will be distributed by local voluntary groups and charities in the surrounding areas before Christmas. 
We hope you will all get involved and support this very worthy cause as it can only be a success with your generosity. “Working together we can improve each others lives.”
 
Christmas Mass Cards  We now have back in stock a beautiful selection of Christmas Mass Cards available at only €3 per card or in bundles of 5 for €10. Available from Anne in the Office and also available from Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien.  

Imeall Boirne Calendars  The annual calendars are in all churches at present. Please take one home with you and take one to a neighbour or friend.

 Youth 2000    Our Christmas Retreat is online this year and will take place from the 18th - 20th of December. Registration is now free on www.youth2000.ie

Weekly Collections: PDF €1,260.00.  Priests Collection €1,500.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 

The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 

Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 

Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 


Bambinelli Sunday 13th December. “A Beautiful Advent Tradition”. On this Saturday and Sunday we invite you to bring the Baby Jesus from your home crib to the masses in the Imeall Boirne Parishes if you are able to attend, or alternatively, you can hold them in your hand while watching the Masses on our Facebook Page as they will be blessed by Fr. Damien and Fr. Pat . 

When we pray at our family crib this Christmas, may we be thankful for the gift of each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen


Advent Trees in the Parish During the season of Advent, as we prepare ourselves to welcome the Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes, an Advent tree will be in place in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart and in St. Mary’s, Ruan. Cards, on which names of people who will not be with us this Christmas (those who are no longer with us or those who are unable to come home due to Covid-19 restrictions and all those we miss) will be taken from the basket and hung from the tree. These will be removed and will form part of the Offertory Procession in a mass over Christmas


The Ruan Hurling Club  extends its sympathy to the following families on their recent bereavement: Kenny Family, Casey Family, Cassidy Family, Foley Family, McGrath Family, Dysart. McGuane Family, Dysart. Lynch Family, Crusheen. James O Connor, Clarecastle


Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also from Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat

    

W/E 29/12/2019

posted Dec 27, 2019, 3:25 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 3:33 PM ]

Priest on Call this week

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 28th at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Friday 3rd January at 7:00pm Months Mind Mass For the late Mona Cassidy: 
Dysart: Saturday January 4th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Mary King Drumina,   John Joe Cullinan 
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan on Sunday 5th January at 10:00am
 
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                   Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 909.81

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:  Loretta Kenny         Reader this week:-  Marie Slattery

Euch Minister next week:-                     Reader next week:


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-         Reader next week:- 


Crucifix Found: A gold plated crucifix has been found on the Ballygriffey/ Curragh Road. Please contact Fr. Pat O’Neill 065 6827799. 


“You Shall Be My Witness” Volunteer Parents Confirmation Training evening takes place on Thurs 9th January in the Community Hall Meeting Room, Ruan at 7:30pm.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for January 2020:-  Crusheen 5th - Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Pilgrimages 2020  The 64th Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday 26th June to Wed 1st July; €725 full board with €20 discount for online booking to: joewalshtours.ie

 Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Shannon Airport on 20th to 27th May 2020 Outward to Mostar (30 mins from Medjugorje) 

Return from Split Airport. Cost is €675 p.p.s before February 1st . Thereafter €725. Enquiries from : Kathleen Lee on 086 1031508 or Mary 086 3629808


Computer Programme The ‘Getting Started’ Programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. Ennis Library / Wednesdays 10.30 - 12.30 

For more information email gettingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie or call 091 527831


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.



W/E 22/12/2019

posted Dec 20, 2019, 2:06 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 21st at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Paddy Courtney who was laid to rest on this week. 
May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th:-         Ruan 8:00pm  
Christmas Day –Wednesday 25th:-  Dysart 8:30am

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 28th at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People
 
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 909.81

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-   John O Sullivan                Reader this week:- Aidan Lawton

Euch Minister Christmas Eve:- Francis Howard       Reader Christmas Eve:- Anne Foley

Euch Minister next week:- Loretta Kenny                    Reader next week: Marie Slattery


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-   Reader this week:- 


Christmas Collection for our Priests in Imeall Boirne will be taken up at all Masses this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

As one of only four collections in the year we are really grateful for your generosity and support.


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: The 2020 rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers for both Ruan and Dysart are currently being prepared. 

Anyone interested in Reading or becoming a Eucharist Minister are very welcome and should contact Monica in the Parish Office 065 6827799 or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com. 

Note: If you are already on the rota and are unable to continue, please let Monica know


Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair last weekend and to all who contributed in making this event a great success. Special thanks to the organisers and to all involved in the Annual Christmas Fair.


Crucifix Found: A gold plated crucifix has been found on the Ballygriffey/ Curragh Road. Please contact Fr. Pat O’Neill 065 6827799. 


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.

Dates for December:  - Boston 22nd. 

Dates for January 2020:-  Crusheen 5th - Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen From 11 am to 12 noon.

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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Ruan Camogie Club Wren Boys: We will be hunting the wren and will be calling to houses in the parish on St. Stephens day for our very important annual fundraiser. We will be calling between 12pm and 2pm. Your support is much appreciated. Anyone that would like to join us for this fun event and to take part in this old Irish tradition (Lá an Dreoilín) please meet at Ruan school or Toonagh school at 11.45 on St. Stephens day. 

Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Drivers, all welcome!!!


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


Thank You from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note at Christmas to thank you all for your friendship and support during the past year. To Fr. Damien, Fr. Pat, Monica in the Ruan Parish Office and to everyone in the Imeall Boirne Parishes, especially for all your prayers, cards, flowers, kindness and good wishes during my recent illness. My family and I are forever grateful to you all. 

May your Christmas be filled with the beauty of God’s Love and may good health and happiness be with you every day of the New Year 2020. Anne x 

The Imeall Boirne Office will close Friday 20th Re-opening on Monday 6th January. For all urgent queries contact our Priest on Call

W/E 15/12/2019

posted Dec 14, 2019, 1:28 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 14, 2019, 1:29 PM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 14th at 8:00pm:- “Do This In Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children. 
Mass of Anniversaries: John Sheehan, Paul Howard, Kells, Mary Shannon, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Ellen Corry, Michael & Mary Finn, Alan Finn. Jill Clarke.

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Mona Cassidy who was laid to rest on Saturday last. 
May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 21st at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People
 
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 1,325.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:  Eileen Hannon        Reader this week:- Liam Jones

Euch Minister next week:- Francis Howard       Reader next week:- Aidan Lawton


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-   Reader this week:- 


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: The 2020 rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers for both Ruan and Dysart are currently being prepared. 

Anyone interested in Reading or becoming a Eucharist Minister are very welcome and should contact Monica in the Parish Office 065 6827799 or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com. 

Note: If you are already on the rota and are unable to continue, please let Monica know


Toonagh Hall Christmas Dance  on Sat December 14th with Mike Gardiner and Noreen Ferns. 

A great night of music and dance guaranteed. All Welcome. 


Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction for Ruan Tidy Towns and Parish Graveyards - Saturday night 14th December, after 8:00 pm Mass in Ruan. Donations of timber/turf/farm supplies/cakes/sale-able bric-a-brac/books etc. will be welcome. Please support !!



Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 9th November in Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.

Dates for December:  -  Rath 15th,    - Boston 22nd. 

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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.


W/E 08/12/2019

posted Dec 5, 2019, 9:53 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 9:54 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 7th at 8:00pm:-  Months Mind Mass for the late Marcella Kelly
Lay Led Liturgy: in Dysart Sunday December 8th at 10:00 am
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Ruan: Monday December 9th at 9:30am

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Pat Cullinan who was laid to rest on Thursday last. 
Also, Liam Hickey, Drogheda, husband of Marian Casey, formerly of Rathkeane, Ruan, and Mary Hayes, Loughville, Ennis, formerly of Dromore, Ruan, wife of the late Michael Hayes. May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 14th at 8p.m.:-   “Do This In Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children. 
Mass of Anniversaries: John Sheehan, Paul Howard, Kells, Mary Shannon, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Ellen Corry, Michael & Mary Finn, Alan Finn. Jill Clarke.
 
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 1,703.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-   Ellen Jones               Reader this week:- Emer O Halloran

Euch Minister next week:- Eileen Hannon         Reader next week:- Liam Jones


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-   Reader this week:- 


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: The 2020 rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers for both Ruan and Dysart are currently being prepared. 

Anyone interested in Reading or becoming a Eucharist Minister are very welcome and should contact Monica in the Parish Office 065 6827799 or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com. 

Note: If you are already on the rota and are unable to continue, please let Monica know


Toonagh Hall Christmas Dance  on Sat December 14th with Mike Gardiner and Noreen Ferns. 

A great night of music and dance guaranteed. All Welcome. 


Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction for Ruan Tidy Towns and Parish Graveyards - Saturday night 14th December, after 8:00 pm Mass in Ruan. Donations of timber/turf/farm supplies/cakes/sale-able bric-a-brac/books etc. will be welcome. Please support !!

(Note change of Date)


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 9th November in Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.

Dates for December:  - Dysart 8th,   - Rath 15th,    - Boston 22nd. 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 14th December in Ruan From 11 am to 12 noon

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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony The Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for all the schools in the Imeall Boirne Parishes 

takes place in St. Mary’s Church Ruan on Friday December 13th at 7:30 pm.


Ruan Pastoral Council: Meeting next Tuesday 10th December at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All Welcome


Flower Arranging in Ruan: Flower arranging classes will take place in Ruan Hall on Thursday 12th Dec at 7:00pm. Proceeds to upkeep of Hall. 


Ruan Gaa Club: extends sympathies to the following families: The Courtney family remembering Linda O’Connell. The Guinane family remembering Margaret O’Brien. The Roughan family remembering Patricia O’Reilly. The family of Mary Whelan Larch Hill


W/E 01/12/2019

posted Nov 29, 2019, 8:58 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 29, 2019, 9:50 AM ]

Priest on Call this week

 Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday November 30th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Deceased Senior Citizens,  Deceased members of the Mulqueen Family 
Lay Led Liturgy: in Ruan Sunday December 1st at 10:00 am

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 7th at 8:00pm Mass of of the People 
Lay Led Liturgy: in Dysart Sunday December 8th at 10:00 am
 
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-                                  Reader this week:- 

Euch Minister next week:- Ellen Jones           Reader next week:- Emer O Halloran


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Frances Browne    Reader this week:- Ita Hastings


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: The 2020 rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers for both Ruan and Dysart are currently being prepared. 

Anyone interested in Reading or becoming a Eucharist Minister are very welcome and should contact Monica in the Parish Office 065 6827799 or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com. 

Note: If you are already on the rota and are unable to continue, please let Monica know


Toonagh Hall Christmas Dance  on Sat December 14th with Mike Gardiner and Noreen Ferns. 

A great night of music and dance guaranteed. All Welcome. 


Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction for Ruan Tidy Towns and Parish Graveyards - Saturday night 7th December, after 8:00 pm Mass in Ruan. Donations of timber/turf/farm supplies/cakes/sale-able bric-a-brac/books etc. will be welcome. Please support !!


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 9th November in Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.

Dates for December:- Ballinruan 1st,    - Dysart 8th,   - Rath 15th,    - Boston 22nd. 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 14th December in Ruan From 11 am to 12 noon

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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Holy Communion A meeting for the volunteer parents of the Children receiving the Blessed Sacrament of First Holy Communion 

will be held on Tue next December 3rd in Ruan Community Hall at 7:30pm


Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony The Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for all the schools in the Imeall Boirne Parishes 

takes place in St. Mary’s Church Ruan on Friday December 13th at 7:30 pm.


The Ruan Gaa Club: extends sympathies to the following families who have recently lost love ones. 

The family of Nuala Keane Ruan. The family of Marcella Kelly Ruan. The family of Phil Cunningham Tubber. 

AGM will take place on Monday 2nd of December at 7pm in Ruan School Hall.

We would encourage everyone involved in the club to make a big effort to attend this year. Hope to see you there!


Blood Donation Clinic 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their lives. 

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel: 

Mon 2nd Dec from 2-5pm, Tues 3rd, Wed 4th, Thurs 5th, Mon 9th from 5-8pm.


Senior Citizens: Thanks to all for their generous donations to the recent Church Gate Collection of €278.00.

Wishing everyone a happy Christmas


The Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party takes place in Morty Kelly’s on Sunday 1st December at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. 

If possible would you give your name to either Sheila at 087 6546637, Linda at 086 8748845 or Mary at 087 9776583. 

This is necessary to ensure that sufficient meals are available.

W/E 30/12/2018

posted Dec 28, 2018, 12:04 PM by John O'Sullivan

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


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 29th December 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People

Masses next Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 5th January 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- John Joe Cullinan,  Tom O’Gorman

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: 

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Reader this week:-  Shauna Greene                Euch Minister this week:- Marion Lyons



Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader next week:- Frances Browne                Euch Minister next week:- Ita Hastings


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

January - Crusheen 6th - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Thank You A special word of thanks to all who donated so generously to the Christmas Food Appeal in our parishes. These have now been collected in all
parishes by Clarecare and distributed to those less fortunate in our county.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul  We wish to thank all those people who donated so generously to our Christmas collections which is much appreciated as without that support we simply could not do our work. We also wish to thank companies/business/schools who collected toys and non-perishable festive food items. This allowed us to support the many families who needed our help during the festive season and into the New Year. If any person still wishes to
donate or if you have received unwanted gifts, they can be dropped into the SVP shop at 86 Parnell St. Ennis. At any time we would welcome your support with new and good quality clothing, shoes , bags, household goods and small furniture items which can be dropped into our shop. We are available to assist any person or
family who are in need and require assistance, to contact us call 065 68 24188. Thank You!

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. Please call 086 0565373 or 087 3698315

Killaloe Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 The 63rd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from the Diocese of Killaloe under the leadership of Bishop
Fintan Monahan leaves Shannon Airport on Tues 25th June returning Sunday 30th June. 
€725pps full board with €20 discount for online booking details from Fr. Tom Ryan on 087-2349816 .


ACCORD The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses takes place in the Ennis Parish Centre on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Details from Accord on 085-2358384 065-6824297 or Online: www.accord.ie 
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance. Cost of Course is €170.00


Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.

W/E 23/12/2018

posted Dec 21, 2018, 10:50 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 11:02 AM ]

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: 


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 22nd December 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 29th December 8:00pm:  Mass for the People

Imeall Boirne Christmas Masses 

Christmas Eve - Monday 24th:- Rath 6:30pm,    Tubber 6:30pm,  Ruan 8:00pm.  Crusheen 8:00pm

Christmas Day -Tuesday 25th:-  Kilnaboy 8:30am,  Ballinruan 9:30 am.  Dysart 9:30am.  Boston 11:00 am.  Corofin 11:00am

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €805.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Reader this week:-  Rachel O Loughlin              Euch Minister this week:- Sheila Lynch

Reader next week:- Shauna Greene                   Euch Minister next week:- Marion Lyons

Reader Christmas Eve:- Shane Punch              Eucharistic Minister Christmas Eve:- Monica Cassidy


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader Christmas Day:- Laura Cahir               Eucharistic Minister Christmas Day:- Rose Foudy


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

December - Boston 23rd

January - Crusheen 6th - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th


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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Christmas Cards  Ruan Church Christmas Cards are now available at only 0.75 cent each.


Missionvale Church Gate Collections: Takes place in Ruan on Christmas Eve and in Dysart on Christmas Morning to raise funds for Sr. Ethel Normoyle. 

Your usual very generous support is appreciated.


Ruan/Dysart Graveyards and Tidy Town Christmas Fair: We would like to offer a sincere “Thank You” to all who supported the Christmas Fair last weekend.Over €2,000 was raised and this will go to providing equipment for grass cutting in the village and in the parish graveyards.


Irish Cancer Collection:  €199.53 was collected. Your generosity is much appreciated.


40th Celebrations: The Ruan Intermediate and under 21A Championship winners of 1978 are being honoured at a function to be held in Morty Kelly’s Bar, Ruan on St. Stephen’s night, from 9:00pm. All are welcome.

Hope Foundation: Muireann Ní Shé (Ballygriffey) will be travelling to India with the Hope Foundation in April 2019. As a result of your very generous donations €1,180.92 was lodged to the Hope Foundation Charity. A sincere Thank You to all who donated.


ACCORD The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses takes place in the Ennis Parish Centre on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Details from Accord on 085-2358384 065-6824297 or Online: www.accord.ie 
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance. Cost of Course is €170.00


Thank You from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note, at Christmas and New Year to thank you all for your friendship and support during the year. To Fr. Damien, Fr. Pat and to everyone in Imeall Boirne, especially for all your assistance and encouragement in completing and distributing our lovely Imeall Boirne Prayer Book. May your Christmas be filled with the beauty of God’s Love and may good health and happiness be with you every day of the New Year 2019.
Anne.   The Imeall Boirne Office will close Friday 21st.   Re-opening on Thursday 3rd January.

Buiochas  We extend a very warm welcome to all who have come home to the parishes of Imeall Boirne for Christmas, students, relatives and all who have returned from abroad. 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 and support 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 and Facebook Administrator, Anne.
To the administration, caretakers, cleaners and the many people who voluntarily help in making our Parishes such an alive and welcoming community. 
Míle Buíochas, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain.    Fr. Damien Nolan, Fr. Pat O’Neill

Ruan/Dysart Advent Tree  There is a basket with cards available on the altar of both parish churches 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 Trees. The names /intentions hanging on the trees will be presented as part of the Offertory Procession at the vigil Mass in Ruan at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve and in Dysart on Christmas Day at 9.30am.

Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.

W/E 16/12/2018

posted Dec 15, 2018, 9:33 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 15, 2018, 9:37 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


Weekday Masses:    Ruan:   Monday & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan : Saturday 15th December 8:00pm:  - Mass of Aniversaries - Birdie Cassidy and Deceased Family Members. David Heywood,  John Sheehan,  
John Moroney,   Michael Moroney,   Sean Moroney,  Patrick Guthrie,  Mary Guthrie,   Terence Guthrie,  Nora Guthrie,   Eileen Corry,  Alan Finn,   Joe Meaney,    
Jill Clarke,   Geraldine Fitzgerald,  Nancy O’Shea

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 22nd December 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People

Imeall Boirne Christmas Masses 

Christmas Eve - Monday 24th:- Rath 6:30pm,    Tubber 6:30pm,  Ruan 8:00pm.  Crusheen 8:00pm

Christmas Day -Tuesday 25th:-  Kilnaboy 8:30am,  Ballinruan 9:30 am.  Dysart 9:30am.  Boston 11:00 am.  Corofin 11:00am

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections last two weekends: 

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Reader this week:-  Marie Slattery              Euch Minister this week:- Mary O Halloran

Reader next week:- Rachel O Loughlin      Euch Minister next week:- Sheila Lynch


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart


Bambinelli Sunday. “A Beautiful Advent Tradition”. This Sunday 16th December is “Bambinelli Sunday.” Many homes in our parishes still give a central
place to the crib among their Christmas decorations. This Saturday and Sunday we invite you to bring the Baby Jesus from your home crib to the masses in the Imeall Boirne Parishes for blessing by Fr. Damien and Fr. Pat . When we pray at our family crib this Christmas, may we be thankful for the gift of each other.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

December -Rath 16th,  Boston 23rd


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 Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Christmas Cards  Ruan Church Christmas Cards are now available at only 0.75 cent each.


ACCORD The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses takes place in the Ennis Parish Centre on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Details from Accord on 085-2358384 065-6824297 or Online: www.accord.ie 
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance. Cost of Course is €170.00


Ruan/Dysart Graveyards and Tidy Town Fundraiser Monster Bring n’ Buy Sale will be held in Ruan Community Centre on 15th December after
evening Mass. Contact Joe Arkins 087 2902552 or John Bell 087 9139704 
Items can be dropped into Hall on Fri 14th Dec from 6:00 to7:00 pm or on Sat 15th Dec from 12noon to 2:00pm.

Ruan/Dysart Advent Tree  There is a basket with cards available on the altar of both parish churches 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 Trees. The names /intentions hanging on the trees will be presented as part of the Offertory Procession at the vigil Mass in Ruan at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve and in Dysart on Christmas Day at 9.30am.

Ruan/Dysart Apostolic Works Society We wish to sincerely thank everyone who supported our recent 60th Anniversary. A special thanks to Fr. Pat O’Neill, Fr. Damien Nolan and Fr. Peadar O’Loughlin who concelebrated Mass in St. Mary’s Church Ruan. A lovely tea was served in Ruan Community Centre and we were joined by Diocesan President Mary Duggan where a presentation was made by Ruan President Eileen Roughan to the Founder member and First President Marcella Kelly. Thanks to everyone to contributed to making this event a great success.

Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.

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