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W/E 31/12/2017

posted Dec 29, 2017, 7:45 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is
Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:     

Priests Contact Numbers:
Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 085 1443021 - Fr. Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636 

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

Masses next Weekend Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday 7th Jan -  Ruan — 10:00 am.
Mass of Anniversaries    Casey Family Nooan, Tony Byrt Orla Byrt Kinnane, Nan O’Halloran, Martin O’Halloran
Deceased members of the Byrt and Cusack Families

Dysart —7:00pm -  Thanksgiving Mass 2017

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.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:    Rachael O Loughlin                            Reader this week:         Louise McDonnell

Reader Sat 6th Jan: Shane Punch                                        Reader Sat 6th Jan:      Aidan Hastings

Reader next week:       Shauna Greene                                Reader next week:         Rose Foudy

Euch Min this week:   Marion Lyons                                   Euch Min this week:     Rose Foudy

Euch Min next week:  Monica Cassidy                                Euch Min Sat 6th Jan:  Ita Hastings

                                                                                                     Euch Min next week:    Moira O Loughlin

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

It is in the Holy Family, the
original “church in miniature”
that every Christian Family
must be reflected’.

Clare Suicide Bereavement Support
The Christmas Season can be a difficult time for people bereaved by suicide. Support and help is only a phone call away.
Clare Suicide Bereavement Support Volunteers are available to help you. This is a free and confidential support service.
086 0565373 or 087 3698315

Live the Word
A New Year is always a great opportunity to make a fresh start. Perhaps there is something in your life yourself you wish to change or let go of. Ask
yourself “what are the steps I need to make to create this”? Change allows for great personal growth which will be reflected in your life or within.

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.

Ecumenical Remembrance Service for all remembered on The Cahercalla Hospice
Yellow Ribbon Christmas Remembrance Tree, (which was located at Market Square, Ennis) will be held on Saturday 6th Jan at 6 pm in
The Oratory, Cahercalla Hospital. A warm welcome to all to join us for this special event.

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

World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at:
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at: or call 01-5676800

Ruan GAA

Ruan Minor Club had a successful 2017. We contested the U16 B final and U14 B semi-final. Our U15s has a great win in their Championship while our Minors amalgamated with Corofin won the Minor B shield. At U8 to U12 we had very good numbers training and playing hurling.

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €3,750 Numbers Drawn 02, 05, 09, 13.

€30 Winners:  Leon Quirke,  Rita Crowe,  Tommy Sheedy,   Punch & McDonagh Families,   Brendan Mulcaire. 

Next Weeks Lotto:   €3,900 in Mortys’-   Christy O Connor's Team.