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W/E 15/12/2013

posted Dec 13, 2013, 5:40 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 13, 2013, 5:41 AM ]

Mass Of Anniversaries In December

Ruan:          Sunday 15th December at 11.15

                    Paul Howard       John Sheehan      John Moroney      Michael Moroney         Alan Finn

                    Jill Clarke         John Madigan       Mary Madigan       Gerry Liston             Tony Coyle

Dysart:       Tuesday 24th December at 2.00 pm

                    1st Anniversary Mass for Tadhg Lynch

Ruan:          Sunday 29th December at 11.15 am

Months Mind Mass for Nora Guthrie, also remembering Patrick, Mary and Terence Guthrie and Eileen Corry.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Geraldine Fitzgerald who died during the week. May she rest in Peace.

Weekday Masses:


    Ruan:          Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30.    

Dysart:         Thursday and Friday at 9.30


CHRISTMAS MASSES:     Christmas Eve – Ruan at 7.00 pm   Dysart at 9.00 pm

                                                   Christmas Day – Ruan at 11.15 am

                                                   New Years Day – Toonagh Hall at 7.00 pm - Peace Mass


Future Mass Times:  A meeting of the Imeall Bóirne Parishes was held on Wednesday last regarding Mass times for the future and the following are the proposed Mass Times: 

                                Ballinruan                6.30 pm                Saturday Evening

                                Tubber                    8.00 pm                 Saturday Evening

                                Dysart                   6.30 pm                Saturday Evening

                                Kilnaboy                   8.00 pm                Saturday Evening 

                                Boston                   10.00 am                  Sunday Morning

                                Crusheen              11.30 am                   Sunday Morning

                                Ruan                   10.00 am                  Sunday Morning                     

                                Corofin                  11.30 am                   Sunday Morning 

                                Rath                        7.00 pm                   Sunday Evening

The changed times will take effect from 1st January 2014.


Weekly Collections    Thank you very much for your contributions

PDF: €1427.00           Baskets: €130.38       Candles:  €17.62        Priests Benevolent Fund:  €15.00           Priests Coll.: €225       

Nov. Offerings:  €85     Trócaire Collection for Syria and the Philippines:  €50  

Readers & Ministers Of The Eucharist:

Readers this Sun:        Ruan    Marie Slattery                         Dysart    Maria Peoples

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:   Emer Neylon                           Dysart:   Rebecca Crowe

Euch Mins this Sun:    Ruan:   John Punch                              Dysart:   Michael Lynch

Euch Mins next Sun:   Ruan:   Michael Finn                           Dysart:    Edel Bluett


Thought for the Week -

"It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness, and thus open the doors of hope"              

(Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger - Pope Benedict XVI)

Advent Tree - If you would like to remember a loved one, who will not be "with us" for Christmas - perhaps they have emigrated, suffer mental health difficulties, illness at home or in hospital, suffer addiction or Alzheimer's disease, have died by suicide or have died by any other means - please take a card from the basket on the Altar, put the individual/s name on it and hang it on the Advent Tree which is located on the Altar of both Churches.  The cards hanging on the Advent Tree will be removed on Christmas Eve and will form part of the Offertory Procession at the Vigil Mass.

Next Baptism Course:  Ruan on Saturday 18th January from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Imeall Boirne Cluster Meeting in Crusheen on Thursday 19th December at 8:00 pm

Parish Council Meeting on Monday night 16th December in the Parochial House at 8.00 pm.

Christmas Cards Parish Christmas Cards & Christmas Mass Cards are available in both Churches

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Michael Tom Cahir son of Gerard and Laura who was baptised recently.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis, on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th December.  Time 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Scoil Mhuire Ruan Clothes Collection:  The Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire Ruan is holding a clothes collection where unwanted, clean clothes, shoes, bags, hats, belts, towels, curtains, bed linen(sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers) will be recycled to raise funds for Parent Association activities in the school.  Bags can be dropped into the Community Hall in Ruan after mass on Sunday 15th December or please contact Ellen 0872479429 or Sandra 0872902275 for other times.  All donations of clothing will be much appreciated.

Adult Dancing in Toonagh Hall returns Thurs. 19th Dec. at 8.30 pm. when it will finish for the Christmas, with a "cuppa".  Adm. €5.

Kitchen Sessions will hold their last session of this year on Fri. Dec. 13th from 7 to 9 pm. All welcome. Adm. €1.

Craft Group will have their last gathering before Christmas on Wed. 18th Dec. 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon, sharing tips on crochet, knitting, embroidery, etc.  Adm €3

Ruan Gaa News

Ruan Minor Club:  At a very well attended Ruan Minor Club AGM our Under 14 B and Under 12 B winning teams from 2013 were complimented. Tributes were paid to outgoing Secretary Flan Lyons and outgoing PRO Susan Rice for their great work over the years. The following officers were elected: Chair: Donal O’hAiniféin, Sec: Claire McDonagh, Asst Sec: Flan Lyons, PROs: Gearóid Roughan and Geraldine Cahir, Registrar: Paul Howard, Coaching Officer: Francis O’Halloran and Child Protection Officer: Gerry Heagney. Gearóid Roughan Pro

Lotto Results:  W/E: 08/12/2013    Nos drawn  3, 14, 16, 26.   No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:    Michael Lynch Inagh, Conor Foley, Agnes O’Sullivan, Gerry O’Connor and Catherine Crowe.    

Next week’s Jackpot:  €7650       Team:  Seán Ryan         Venue: Purcells