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W/E 18/12/2016

posted Dec 17, 2016, 8:42 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in December 

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     Jill Clarke


   We pray for the repose of the souls of Thomas O’Sullivan, father of Pamela Vaughan Cappanakilla, and Brendan Leigh, brother of Anne Dinan, Toonagh, who died recently.  May they rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 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: €977.45           Baskets: €385.55        Mission Sunday:  €5.00       Priests Collection:  €410.00


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised

Baptismal Ceremony in 2017:  From January 2017 onwards Baptisms will take place on the Second of the Month in each Parish in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster at 12:30 pm.  Ruan and Dysart will alternate each month.  If there are children, in this parish, to be baptised in January, the ceremony will take place in Ruan on Sunday 15th January at 12:30 and if there are baptisms in this parish in February, the ceremony will be on Sunday 12th February in Dysart Church at 12:30.  A full list of the dates for Baptisms in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster is on the notice boards at the back of the churches. 

Please Note:  All people intending to have children baptised must complete a baptismal course before each child is baptised. Details of the monthly Baptismal Courses can be seen in the weekly Parish Newsletters.


Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Calum Patrick Albert Feighery, son of Brian and Derryn who was baptised recently.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday 18th at 10:00 am                       Dysart     Sunday 18th at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Garry Shannon                          Reader this week:         Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:     Teresa Cullinan                      Euch Min this week:      Pat Lynch


Ruan Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm                         Dysart Christmas Day at 10:00 am    

Reader        Liam Jones                                                 Reader:          Aidan Hastings

Euch Min:   Carrie Droney/Mary Tierney                 Euch Min:       Matt McCormack    


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


Scoil Mhuire Pre-School Carol Service after 10:00 am Mass this Sunday, donations to the pre-school would be appreciated.

Thought for the Week:


"Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem.
May we let ourselves be drawn by the
                                  Light of God made Man"            Pope Francis.


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.


Missionvale Collection:  Now that almost all the building work has been complete in Missionvale, South Africa, the task for Sr Ethel Normoyle is to maintain the services which include school buildings, medical centre and most importantly the feeding of over 1,000 people daily.

However, what is blatantly obvious to anyone visiting Missionvale is the immediate need for funds. The fragile lifeline that the Care Centre throws to the inhabitants of Missionvale is totally dependent on financial support. As Sr Ethel says “We invite you to help us to eradicate this poverty through the resources that God has given you, your energy, your prayers, and your money. You will not be parting with your security but rather sharing in our fruitfulness.”

You can help her by contributing to the Church Gate Collection on Christmas Eve in Ruan and on Christmas Morning in Dysart.

Toonagh Charity Walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation:  Sunday 15th Jan.2017 @ 12.30pm. Register Toonagh Hall @ 11.30am. Entry fee €10.  3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness 2k, 5k & 10.5k. Start & Finish at Toonagh Hall. Refreshments served after walk. Children welcome.  Info Breda 0851947763. Please support, give a little & feel good

Camogie Club News:  The Wren: Ruan Camogie Club will be out on 26th Dec 2016 from 12 noon to 2 pm in the parish hunting the wren. Camogie players, musicians and parents are welcome to join us for an afternoon of meeting and greeting our fellow parishioners as a fund raising event for the club. We have 2 meeting points Ruan National School and Toonagh National School at 12 noon, depending on weather conditions. Thanks to all our parish supporters during the year and at recent church gate collection as the club wishes you and yours a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Please contact Noelle 086.8145482, Mary 087.9135529 or Miriam 087.9503962 for info.

Ruan GAA: 

Ruan Minor Club would like to wish all our players, coaches, parents and supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2017. Good numbers attended training during the year. Congratulations to the Under 13s who won the 'C' Championship after a great final vs Cratloe. Christmas greetings also to our two schools, Ruan Camogie Club and Ruan Adult Hurling Club and thanks for your support in 2016.   Under 6 & 8 Christmas Party: These young hurlers finished off their busy year with a Christmas party in Toonagh Sports Complex. In a beat the goalie competition, the Under 8s pitted their skills against Santa Claus. The evening concluded with a Christmas party and an appearance from Santa who had a gift for all the Under 6 and 8 boys. 


Lotto Results: W/E: 11/12/2016:  No’s drawn:  (1)   8, 11, 16, 18.     

Winner: O’Donnell Family, Ruan

Next week’s Jackpot:   €5,100.       Team: Christy O’Connor       Venue: Mortys