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W/E 17/12/2017

posted Dec 15, 2017, 1:17 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 1:37 PM ]

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:- Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021

Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan: Sunday 17th December 10:00am Mass of Anniversaries:
Birdie Cassidy, Paul Howard, David Heyward, John Moroney, Michael Moroney, Sean Moroney, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Eileen Corry, Alan Finn, John Sheehan, Jill Clarke

Change to Christmas Masses Schedule
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December
Ruan  10:00 am    Dysart  8:00 pm

Christmas Day Monday 25th December
Ruan 10:00 am 

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am 

Change to Christmas Masses Schedule

At the recent meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it was decided to change the Christmas Mass Schedule for the parish as follows:
Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December — Ruan at 10:00 am / Dysart at 8:00 pm
Christmas Day Monday 25th December — Ruan at 10:00 am

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

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     € 1,023.86  Thank you very much for your contributions.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Anne Foley                                         Reader this week:           Frances Browne

Reader next week:     Marie Slattery                                    Reader next week:          Edel Bluett

Euch Min this week:    Loretta Kenny                                  Euch Min this week:       Pat Lynch

Euch Min next week:   Mary O Halloran                             Euch Min next week:      Mat McCormack

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 guarantee.

Thought for the Week

Joy filled Giver of Life,
let the anticipation of your birth
fill us with overflowing joy.
May our excitement and
anticipation be a sign to the world
That you are always near. Amen

Towards Peace
Christmas and New Year is often a time when we are reminded of our deeper selves and deepest hopes, and deepest pain. The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context, and who are seeking to explore the spiritual impact of the abuse. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and Spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you on / 01 505 3028. There are some leaflets available in all the parish churches today with further information. 

Christmas Cards
Ruan Church Christmas Cards are now available at only 0.75 cent each.  Please contact Fr. Pat or Shelia for more information.

Advent Tree
Don’t forget the Advent Tree in Dysart Church and remember 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 Eve Mass and form part of the Offertory Procession.

Missionvale Church Gate Collections
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Dysart on Christmas Eve and Ruan on Christmas Morning to raise funds for Sr. Ethel Normoyle
Your usual very generous support would be greatly appreciated

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.

Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 from 11am to 12 noon in Crusheen Church Meeting Room

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 beginning January 2108 as follows:
Crusheen/ Ballinruan 7th — Ruan/Dysart 14th
Corofin /Kilnaboy/Rath 21st —— Boston/Tubber 28th


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

Intensive Revision Course
Carrine di Francesco of St. Flannan’s College will be providing a one day intensive revision course for the 2018 French and German Leaving and Junior
Certificate Honours students during the Christmas Holidays. Students from all schools are welcome. Tel: 083 8287708

Ruan GAA

Ruan GAA 20 Year Lotto Celebration 1997 to 2017 on Stephens Night 26th December in Morty Kelly’s.

We would like to Thank all those who have contributed to the lotto and continue to support the lotto each week.

Please come and join us to mark this milestone.

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €3,450 Numbers Drawn 7,15,18,19 

€30 Winners:  Michael Curtis, Megan Malley, Johnny Brohan, Martin Whelan, Elaine Ryan.

Next Weeks Lotto:   €3,600 in Mortys’-   Sean Ryans’ Team.