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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