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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:

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.


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: 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 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