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posted Dec 21, 2012, 9:11 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 21, 2012, 9:14 AM ]

Mass Of Anniversaries In December:

Ruan:                    Sunday 30th December at 11.15 am

                                Months Mind Mass for Michael Considine

Christmas Masses:    

                        Christmas Eve Mass      Dysart  7.00 pm   Ruan 9.00 pm

                        Christmas Day Mass      Dysart  9.45 am   Ruan 11.15 am

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                    Mon, Wed and Sat at 9.30am

Dysart:                  Thurs and Friday at 9.30 am

Confessions:      After both Masses Today

Vigil Mass for Nollag Na mBan will be held in Toonagh Hall on Sat. night, 5th January at 7.00p.m. This is always a very special night for the people, when they gather to celebrate all that is good in the community, meet old friends and make new ones. Young and old are welcome to the Mass and afterwards the ladies of Toonagh will put on a 'high tea' and all will enjoy a sing song to see out the Old Year and welcome in the New Year.

Weekly Collections:    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF:  €944.67   Baskets:  €373.39     Candles:  €42.25                

November Offerings:  €10.00    Priests Collection:  €455.00


Readers & Ministers Of The Eucharist:

Readers this Sun:         Ruan:   Aidan Lawton      Dysart:  Edel Bluett

Readers 24th Dec:         Ruan:   Anne Foley           Dysart:  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Readers 25th Dec:         Ruan:   Marie O’Shea       Dysart:  Gerry Kelly

Readers next Sun:        Ruan:   Emer Neylon        Dysart:  Rosemary Foudy

Euch Mins this Sun:     Ruan:   Loretta Kenny     Dysart:  Gerry Kelly

Euch Mins 24th Dec:     Ruan:   Nora Power         Dysart:  Frank Custy

Euch Mins 25th Dec:     Ruan:   Sheila Lynch        Dysart:  Edel Bluett

Euch Mins next Sun:    Ruan:   Marian Lyons      Dysart:  Flan Lyons

Fourth Sun of Advent  On this, our last Sunday before Christmas, we light our final candle.   We know that Christ's coming is very near.   This last purple candle represents us. Lord, we pray that you, the Light of the world, will come into each of our hearts.  May the light of your love touch the hearts of all those we meet.   We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen. Let us acknowledge and pray for those, who for one reason or another, will not be “with us” this Christmas. Perhaps you know a loved one who has emigrated, passed away, someone suffering mental health difficulties, a hospital patient, someone suffering addiction, or Alzheimer’s disease? If you would like to remember them, please take a card from the basket, put the name on it and hang it on the Advent Tree. The cards hanging on the Advent Tree will form part of the Offertory Procession at the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.

Readers Required: If anybody is interested in doing Readings or Prayers of the Faithful, please give your name to either Fr O’Neill or Rose Foudy. Rose’s number is 0870610212 and Fr O’Neill’s is 0862612124

Recent Baptism:  We Welcome into our Community Joan Martha Casey, daughter of Mark & Josephine who was baptised recently.

Toonagh Hall Activities: The Kitchen Sessions have now finished until the New Year, when it is hoped all those who enjoyed them over the past few months will return, and indeed, more will join us for the music, singing and dancing. There has also been great crocheting, knitting and embroidery in the hall over the winter months, and these classes are also over until the New Year. Thanks to all who supported both activities, as the money raised has gone towards insurance, heating and lighting in the hall. Looking forward to seeing everyone back having enjoyed a Happy and peaceful Christmas.

CAMOGIE CLUB: Hunting the Wren:  Club members will meet up on St Stephens Day 26th December at 12 Noon at Ruan Community Centre all players & musicians welcome and Dysart meeting point also at 12 Noon at the Grotto we will be out in the parish until 3, all support welcome. Thanks to all who supported our Carol Singing Service at Dunnes Mall on Sunday. The Club wishes all family members and supporters a very happy and peaceful Christmas and good wishes for 2013.    Mary Hickey O’Brien


Ruan Minor Club would like to wish all our players, coaches, parents and supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2013. We had a very successful 2012 winning an U 14 double and contesting the U 16 A County Final. U 11s and 12s took part in the Andrew O'hEithir tournament in Dublin and played against clubs from Cork, Tyrone and Dublin which was a rewarding experience for them. Thanks to Ruan Senior Club and to all our players, mentors and parents who have been so helpful through out the year and have made the year so successful. 

Dates for your Diary: Minor Club AGM 14th January. Presentation of medals 28th January.     Susan Rice

Victory Dinner Dance:  Auburn Lodge 12th January. Tickets are available @ €25 each from the following: Emer O’Halloran 086 1733958, Catherine Lyons 087 7407012, Marie O Connor 086 8798948 and Frankie Lyons 087 9011945.  

Music by the Riordans and a special room rate of €49.

Lotto Results: W/E: 09/12/2012   Nos. drawn – 04, 08, 16, 28.  No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Mary Maher, Fr Pat O'Neill, Fiona Daffy, Stephen Heffernan and Kevin Griffin. 

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,150   Team:  Flan Lyons   Venue:  Dalcassian

Happy Christmas to all our supporters and Parishioners and Best Wishes to all for the coming year.     Ger Lyons