March


W/E 04/04/2021

posted Apr 1, 2021, 1:14 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 1, 2021, 1:24 PM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Saturday 3rd April at 8.00 pm Easter Vigil Mass from St. Marys Church Ruan
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Masses next Weekend 
 Ruan Saturday 10th April at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries Dysart:-  Michael Keating, Deceased members of the Keating Family,  PJ Callinan, 
Bridget Callinan,  Shelia Callinan,  Mary O’Neill,  Francis O’Neill,  Maureen Ballinger,  William Ballinger,  Liam Ballinger,  PJ Ballinger,  Mary Lyons,  Paddy and Bridie Crowe
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)  

Imeall Bóirne Anniversary Masses in April As we are celebrating Easter on the first weekend of April we have made a few changes to our April Anniversary Masses as follows: 
Tubber and Dysart on Saturday 10th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Kilnaboy, Rath and Ballinruan Sun 11th at 11am in Corofin Church 
Ruan and Boston on Saturday 17th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Crusheen and Corofin on Sunday 18th at 11am in Corofin Church

Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  
Good Friday Crusheen 12 noon - Ruan 3pm  - Corofin 8pm 
Easter Vigil Ruan 8pm 
Easter Sunday Corofin 11am An Easter Prayer. 
“Let us be glad and rejoice. Let us turn away from sin and accept the grace and friendship of the risen Jesus. Praised be Jesus at all times, Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.”

Dear Parishioners We wish all the Easter Blessings and Joy for one another at this special and this unique time of year. We deeply appreciate all the kind and loving ways you journey with us here in the Imeall Boirne Parishes. We are very grateful for the continued support at this very difficult and challenging time for everyone. Thanks to all the volunteers for co-ordinating and taking part in The Stations of the Cross and other Ceremonies this Holy Week. 
Finally to Anne our Pastoral Secretary and Facebook Administrator – as always our sincere thanks. 
A Blessed, happy and peaceful Easter to you and your families. May this Easter bring you and your family the Peace of the Risen Lord”. Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat

Priests’ Easter Collection The Easter Collection for the Priests of Imeall Boirne takes place this weekend. We are most grateful for the generosity and support we receive from our Parishioners and all who use our churches. 
You can drop your donation envelope to Fr. Pat, Fr. Damien or to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office on Thursdays. Thank You

Happy Easter from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note to wish you a very Happy and Safe Easter. 
The Imeall Boirne Office will be closed on Good Friday 2nd April re-opening on Wednesday 7th at 9am. A very Happy Easter to you all! Anne x

Ruan Hurling Club Following the recent Ruan Hurling Club March Executive meeting, the Hurling Club wishes to extend its sympathy to the following families on their recent bereavement The Roughan Family. The O’Donoghue Family, The Flanagan Family. The Pyne Family, The O’Donovan Family, Quin-Father of Annmarie O’Brien The Hillary Family. The Tierney Family

Toonagh School Parents Association  We are holding a clothes collection as a fundraiser after the Easter holidays on Thursday, April 15. Drop off times on that date are 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Should anyone wish to drop off bags outside of those times, Noreen Cummins may be contacted at 086 6030005 and she will make suitable arrangements to accommodate you

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

W/E 28/03/2021

posted Mar 25, 2021, 8:09 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 2:51 PM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124
Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday March 27th at 8:00pm Mass for Palm Sunday
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Rest In Peace. We remember in our prayers this weekend Martin Flanagan, Ballygriffey, Ruan who was laid to rest during the week. 
May his gentle soul and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. “Always loved , always missed, always near.”

Masses next Weekend 
Saturday 3rd April at 8.00 pm Easter Vigil Mass from St. Marys Church Ruan
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Imeall Bóirne Anniversary Masses in April As we are celebrating Easter on the first weekend of April we have made a few changes to our April Anniversary Masses as follows: 
Tubber and Dysart on Saturday 10th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Kilnaboy, Rath and Ballinruan Sun 11th at 11am in Corofin Church 
Ruan and Boston on Saturday 17th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Crusheen and Corofin on Sunday 18th at 11am in Corofin Church

This Sunday is Palm Sunday   Palm Crosses will be available in our Churches. They will be blessed at the weekend Masses and you are welcome to collect and take one home or drop one to an elderly neighbour or friend. 
Bottles of Easter Water will also be blessed at the Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm in Ruan and on Easter Sunday at the 11am Mass in Corofin. 
They will then be available for collection in our Churches. 

Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  Holy Thursday Crusheen 8pm.  
Good Friday Crusheen 12 noon - Ruan 3pm  - Corofin 8pm 
Easter Vigil Ruan 8pm 
Easter Sunday Corofin 11am An Easter Prayer. 
“Let us be glad and rejoice. Let us turn away from sin and accept the grace and friendship of the risen Jesus. Praised be Jesus at all times, Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.”

Prayer Booklet   As you know all our Masses in Imeall Boirne are held behind closed doors and only available online at this time for our own safety and protection. Throughout this time of pandemic the approach of the Church has been firmly grounded in the protection of health and life and in the promotion of the Common Good. We recognise that strong restrictions are necessary in times of grave threat to public health. 
For the second year running, we are unable to publicly express our faith together during the sacred time of Holy Week and Easter. With this in mind we have prepared a prayer booklet to help you to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. They are available in our churches and we encourage you to take one home or to drop one to an elderly neighbour or friend. As Easter people journeying through life we know that God is always with us every step of the way. 
That is our strong support and encouragement that sustains us during this current situation. We continue to keep in prayer all who are suffering due to Covid, and all who contribute so much to their care. Blessings on you and yours at this time

St. John Paul II   Friday next April 2nd marks the 16th anniversary of the death of Saint Pope John Paul II (2005) 
May he intercede for us and guide our way back to God, especially during this troubling time. 
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.....Pope John Paul ІІ

This Sunday 28th March The clocks go forward one hour. We look forward to the long evenings and hopefully a great summer

Toonagh School Parents Association  We are holding a clothes collection as a fundraiser after the Easter holidays on Thursday, April 15. Drop off times on that date are 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Should anyone wish to drop off bags outside of those times, Noreen Cummins may be contacted at 086 6030005 and she will make suitable arrangements to accommodate you

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

W/E 21/03/2021

posted Mar 20, 2021, 3:21 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 20, 2021, 3:22 PM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday March 20th at 8:00pm Ruan  Months Mind Mass for the late Eileen O'Donoghue (née Crowley) - Toonagh, Fountain 

Mass of Anniversaries:-  Michael Tierney and Mary Tierney.  Seánie O'Connor.  Joan Daly.  Paddy McMahon, Rineen.  Teresa Foley.  John Foley. 
Margaret O’Brien,  Deceased members of the O’Brien Family.  Sabina Hayes,  Hayes Family Ruan, Hayes Family Limerick,  Geraldine O'Brien, 
David O'Brien,  Noreen O'Brien and Deirdre O'Brien
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 20th at 8:00pm Mass for Palm Sunday
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

NOTICE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FAMILIES There will be a Webinar for the Parents of First Holy Communion children on this Tuesday, March 23rd at 7.00 pm. In order to join you need to register using this link https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zN_POulATymoz_Vz9ZWF3g 

NOTICE FOR CONFIRMATION FAMILIES There will be a Webinar for the Parents and Godparents of Confirmation Children and also the Confirmation children on this Wednesday, March 24th at 7.00 pm. In order to join you need to register using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SHRbJhzmQ8y3O0mSPFpTOQ

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and Palm Crosses will be available in our Churches. They will be blessed at the weekend Masses and you are welcome to collect and take one home or drop one to an elderly neighbour or friend. Bottles of Easter Water will also be blessed at the Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm in Ruan and on Easter Sunday at the 11am Mass in Corofin. They will then be available for collection in our Churches. 

Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  Holy Thursday Crusheen 8pm.  
Good Friday Crusheen 12 noon - Ruan 3pm  - Corofin 8pm 
Easter Vigil Ruan 8pm 
Easter Sunday Corofin 11am An Easter Prayer. 
“Let us be glad and rejoice. Let us turn away from sin and accept the grace and friendship of the risen Jesus. Praised be Jesus at all times, Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.” 

Next Sunday 28th March The clocks go forward one hour. We look forward to the long evenings and hopefully a great summer

Cakes!!! Special orders for O’Connors Cakes can now be done through XL Store Ruan. Birthday cakes, holy communion, confirmation and other special occasion cakes can be ordered and picked up in store.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

W/E 14/03/2021

posted Mar 12, 2021, 1:10 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday March 13th at 8:00pm 1st Anniversary of the late Martha Casey, Ruan 
Also Months Mind for the late Michael Burnell, Tubber.
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

St. Patrick’s Day Masses 
Tuesday 16th @  7:00 pm 
Wednesday 17th  @  9:30am.  
Both Masses will be live on the Imeall Bóirne Facebook Page.

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 20th at 8:00pm Ruan Mass of Anniversaries Michael Tierney and Mary Tierney.  Seánie O'Connor.  Joan Daly.  Paddy McMahon. Teresa Foley.  John Foley.  Margaret O’Brien,  Deceased members of the O’Brien Family.  Sabina Hayes,  Hayes Family Ruan, Hayes Family Limerick.   Geraldine O'Brien,  David O'Brien,  Noreen O'Brien and Deirdre O'Brien
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)


Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Online and Envelope Donations last week:  

Dear Parishioners 
As you know all our Masses in Imeall Boirne are held behind closed doors and only available online at this time for our own safety and protection. In these strange times as we look forward to celebrating Holy Week & Easter our thoughts and prayers are with you as we journey together through this Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown. 
We hope you are not too stressed by the present challenges we face in our daily lives. Even though our Masses have to be offered privately please be assured that they cover all your intentions everyday. We pray that you and your loved ones will be protected from all illness and anxiety at this time…………. 
As Easter people journeying through life we know that God is always with us every step of the way. That is our strong support and encouragement that sustains us during this current situation. Blessings on you and yours at this time. 
 Crosses for Palm Sunday will be available in all 4 Parishes. Bottles of Easter Water will also be available. More details in next weeks Newsletter

THE TRÓCAIRE campaign for 2021 explores the impact of conflict on families in South Sudan. ‘No one can face life in isolation … 
We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together… 
By ourselves, we risk seeing mirages, things that are not there. Dreams, on the other hand, are built together. Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travellers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.’ (Pope Francis) 
The Trócaire boxes for Lent are available in our Churches. We invite and encourage you to collect one for your home and during the season of Lent through your financial support think of the people of South Sudan who are struggling and displaced.

Cakes!!! Special orders for O’Connors Cakes can now be done through XL Store Ruan. Birthday cakes, holy communion, confirmation and other special occasion cakes can be ordered and picked up in store.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

St Patricks Day Virtual Event.    This year, Clare County Council is organising and presenting an online St Patrick’s Day Event with the theme of ‘Connecting Clare’, and everyone can get involved. The Council is inviting Clare People at home and abroad to celebrate St Patrick’s Day together, by actively participating in the online event or by joining in on the day as a member of a global audience. 
The event is a great opportunity for Clare People to showcase their talents across the globe so get creative, get thinking and get involved! 
Prizes to be won! For more details see: www.clarecoco.ie

W/E 07/03/2021

posted Mar 6, 2021, 2:38 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 6, 2021, 2:39 PM ]

Priest on Call this week
Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124

Priests Contact Numbers: 
Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636

Masses this Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday March 6th at 8:00pm Dysart Mass of Anniversaries:-  Brendan McMahon, Knockreagh,  Pa Crowe,  Claire Marrinan,  Jimo Marrinan, Bridget Hehir,  William Hehir,  John Hehir
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 13th at 8:00pm 1st Anniversary of the late Martha Casey, Ruan 
Also Months Mind for the late Michael Burnell, Tubber.
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)


Note: If you require a Baptism or any other Certificate please forward details of type of certificate required, with your name and contact number, together with a stamped addressed envelope to Anne in the Imeall Bóirne Office. 
Please be assured that all Data Protection Policies and Privacy Guidance are complied with.

Online and Envelope Donations last week:   €754.00 

THE TRÓCAIRE campaign for 2021 explores the impact of conflict on families in South Sudan. ‘No one can face life in isolation … 
We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together… 
By ourselves, we risk seeing mirages, things that are not there. Dreams, on the other hand, are built together. Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travellers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.’ (Pope Francis) 
The Trócaire boxes for Lent are available in our Churches. We invite and encourage you to collect one for your home and during the season of Lent through your financial support think of the people of South Sudan who are struggling and displaced.

Covid-19 - One Year On - One Day At A Time
Next Friday March 12th marks one year since we went into our first Lockdown. The past year that taught us to minimize. To improvise. To compromise. We slowed down. We paused. We realized what we could do without. Our celebrations were muted, understated, but no less joyous. This past year we cried. We mourned for those who lost their lives to Covid-19. We mourned also job losses. We worried about the elderly alone and isolated. We worried about the youth. Could their young minds handle all that was being thrown at them? And then we collected ourselves. We adjusted. We empathized. We sympathized. We stepped up. We stepped in where needed. We reached out. We look forward with hope and some trepidation. 
As we transition through this time we pray: One day at a time sweet Jesus. That's all that I ask of you. Lord help me today. Show me the way. One day at a time. 

Friday morning 12th March, Fr. Damien will offer up the 9:30am morning Mass from St. Brigid’s Church in Corofin for all who have suffered and have been impacted this past year due to Covid-19. We remember the people of Ireland (over 4.3 thousand) and worldwide (2.53 million) who lost their lives to this invisible enemy, their families and all who mourn their loss.

Weekly Donations now available Online. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during these restricted times when we were unable to personally be together at our Masses. You can now make a contribution by credit/debit card directly to your parish using the website www.killaloediocese.ie. 
The full contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. 
Simply go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

Signed Mass Cards are available from Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
Also from Fr. Damien & Fr.Pat

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

St Patricks Day Virtual Event.    This year, Clare County Council is organising and presenting an online St Patrick’s Day Event with the theme of ‘Connecting Clare’, and everyone can get involved. The Council is inviting Clare People at home and abroad to celebrate St Patrick’s Day together, by actively participating in the online event or by joining in on the day as a member of a global audience. 
The event is a great opportunity for Clare People to showcase their talents across the globe so get creative, get thinking and get involved! 
Prizes to be won! For more details see: www.clarecoco.ie

W/E 15/03/2020

posted Mar 14, 2020, 5:56 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan:.     Dysart:     


Masses this Weekend 
No Mass
 
Rest in Peace We remember in our prayers Margaret Heagney, Ballinasloe Co. Galway, mother of Gerry Heagney, who was laid to rest on Thursday last. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Call to Prayer:  Bishop Fintan Monahan encourages all people of faith to bring the current situation to the heart of their prayer and  invoke the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary on all those who are suffering and on all who care for and love them

Masses next Weekend 
No Mass

Lenten Practice. The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Dysart Church on Friday evenings has been cancelled.

Eucharistic Adoration:        The weekly Adoration of the Eucharist in Ruan and Dysart Churches has been cancelled.


We will keep you updated on developments as they unfold. We thank you for your understanding and co-operation. 

Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat.


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: :  

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:-  

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:-

Reader next week


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-       Reader this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Dates for March 2020  Rath 15th - Tubber 22nd 


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


The Irish Bishops’ Conference has issued guidelines in relation to the celebration of Baptism which will continue to be followed. 

Only immediate family should attend the celebration of Baptism. People who might be susceptible to severe reactions to the virus should not attend.


Funerals:  We appreciate that a bereavement is a very sensitive time in the life of any family and that the support of friends and neighbours is an integral part of the grieving and healing process. This has involved the tradition of expressing sympathy by attendance at the funeral rites and making physical contact with the bereaved. In the light of the guidelines received we ask that only immediate family and close friends would attend the funeral liturgy, observing the protocols already mentioned. 

At such a time as this, a thoughtful card or note expressing sympathy might be effective in expressing our solidarity with the bereaved


Imeall Boirne - Holy Week. The proposed meetings on Thursday the 19th of March in Corofin and Crusheen to organise Holy Week have been cancelled. 


The Annual Matt Talbot Novena The Annual Matt Talbot Novena due to take place in Tulla Church on Wed evening has also been cancelled. 

We will update of any changes.


Easter Mass Cards Signed Easter Mass Cards are available in Imeall Boirne from next weekend. The cost of same are €3 each or 5 for €10. Please contact Anne for more details on 065 68 9086


Apostolic Display  We have made the decision to postpone the Annual Apostolic Display due to take place this weekend. We will advise when this is rescheduled.


St. Flannan’s - Hurling Success St Flannan’s College survived a ferocious battle with St Kieran’s College in the All Ireland Post Primary Schools senior A hurling championship quarter-final at Mallow last weekend, and now are a step closer to regaining the Croke Cup. 

Well done to all the team and their mentors and trainers especially the players from the Imeall Boirne Parishes. 


Clare vs Limerick Up for the Match, in aid of Cahercalla Hospice and Cliona’s Foundation. Woodstock Hotel, May 29th. 

Based on the RTE programme this event features appearances from Anthony Daly, Ollie Baker,Cyril Lyons, Fergus Tuohy, Ciaran Carey, T.J. Ryan and many more. 

Music on the night from Kieran McDermott & Dennis Allen. Guest appearance from Michael O’Muirceartaigh. 

Tickets at Ennis Parish Office, Tom O’Donnell Sports Shop and Mary Kelly’s Newsagents .

W/E 08/03/2020

posted Mar 5, 2020, 2:25 PM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on Call this week

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 7th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart on Sunday March 8th at 10:00am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 14th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Michael and Mary Tierney,  Seánie O'Connor,  Paddy McMahon,   Joan Daly,             Joseph O’Brien,  Bridget O’Brien,  James O’Brien,  Teresa Foley,  John Foley,  Margaret O’Brien, Deceased members of the O’Brien Family  Sabina Hayes,         Hayes Family Ruan,  Hayes Family Limerick

Lenten Practice. Don’t forget the The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy continues from 7.30pm at St. Tola’s Church, Dysart each Friday evening until April 3rd. All are welcome.

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

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €660.50 

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:-  Mary O'Brien  Francis Howard  

Reader this week:- Anne Foley

Euch Ministers next week:- Caroline Meaney   John O Sullivan     

Reader next week: Marie Slattery


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-       Reader this week:-


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Dates for March 2020 Crusheen 1st - Ruan 8th Rath 15th - Tubber 22nd 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 14th March Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Imeall Boirne - Blessed Sacraments First Confessions for the schools in Imeall Boirne takes place next week as follows: 

Tubber Church Monday 9th at 7:00pm (Boston/Tubber Schools).

Ruan Church Tuesday 10th 7:00pm (Ruan and Toonagh Schools) 

Rath Church Wednesday 11th 7:00pm (Corofin and Kilnaboy) 

Crusheen Church Thurs 12th 7:00pm 

A meeting for the volunteer parents of the Children receiving the Blessed Sacrament of First Holy Communion, will be held on Tuesday 10th March in Ruan Community Hall at 8:00pm. 

“Do This In Memory Masses ” The next of these Masses for the First Holy Communion children takes place next weekend as follows: 

Saturday March 14th Boston 6:30pm.  Saturday March 14th Ruan 8:00pm.   Sunday March 15th Crusheen 9:30am. 

Sunday March 15th Corofin 11:00am


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Religious Services. Following HSE guidance the following precautionary measures are to be taken to minimise the risk of spread of infection.  

The Sign of Peace will be suspended and replaced with a nod/smile/greeting.  

We are also requesting that parishioners receive Holy Communion in their hand. The chalice will not be offered at this time.  

Frequent hand washing is advised. We thank you for your understanding and co-operation. Please read the posters in all Churches.


Lenten Retreat Weekend. Walking with Jesus during Holy Week. 

Friday 27th March: Be Reconciled with God and others in Crusheen @ 7pm. and  Adoration and Reflection @ 8pm.  

Reconciliation Service Sat 28th March: Our Lady spouse of the Spirit in Boston Mass @ 6:30pm, 

Adoration and Reflection in Ruan @7pm .   Mass in Ruan @8pm.

Sunday 29th March: Living in the Resurrection in Crusheen Mass @9:30am.   Adoration and Reflection in Corofin @10am.   Mass in Corofin @11am 


Easter Mass Cards Signed Easter Mass Cards are available in Imeall Boirne from next weekend. The cost of same are €3 each or 5 for €10. Please contact Anne for more details on 065 68 90865.


Lenten Practice. This Lent why not take 30 minutes on a Friday evening to come to St. Tola’s Church, Dysart to leave behind, the hustle and bustle of the busy lives we are leading. The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be led from 7.30pm, commencing Friday, February 28th and each Friday evening until April 3rd. All are welcome. 


Tractor Run and Family Fun Day Takes place in Toonagh on Sunday, March 8th. A great day’s entertainment is planned, with tractors, new and vintage, trucks, vintage cars and motorbikes expected to take part. In the time between the vehicles leaving Toonagh Hall, and their return, games for the children will be organised, a bric a brac sale, book and cake sale will be held, and refreshments will be served. More details will be given nearer the time. 

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Priest on Call this week

Fr Damien Nolan  065 6837178, 086 8396636


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Pat O'Neill  065 6827799, 086 2612124


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Dysart: Saturday 29th February 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:- Brendan McMahon, Knockreagh,  Pa Crowe,  Claire Marrinan,   Jimo Marrinan,  Bridget Hehir,  William Hehir,  John Hehir,
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Ruan On Sunday March 1st at 10:00am 

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday March 7th at 8:00pm Mass for the People 
Lay Led Liturgies: Will take place in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart on Sunday March 8th at 10:00am

Lenten Practice. Don’t forget the The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy continues from 7.30pm at St. Tola’s Church, Dysart each Friday evening until April 3rd. All are welcome.

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

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: : €879.31

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Ministers this week:-       

Reader this week:- 

Euch Ministers next week:- Mary O'Brien  Francis Howard      

Reader next week: Anne Foley


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:- Aidan Hastings      Reader this week:- Aidan Hastings


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all 9 churches.


Dates for March 2020 Crusheen 1st - Ruan 8th Rath 15th - Tubber 22nd 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 14th March Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. 

All forms for the above are available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area Meeting The next Pastoral Area (Cluster) Meeting takes place on Thursday 5th March in Tubber at 8:00pm. All Welcome.


Imeall Boirne Holy Week /Easter A Reflection of our previous meeting will be held in Ruan Community Hall on Monday 2nd March at 7:30pm. We invite all Choir Directors & Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, and all involved with the celebration of Masses and Lay Led Liturgies across Imeall Boirne to attend. Fr. Adrian Pelo from Ennis Friary will be in attendance to discuss how best, we, as a pastoral area can come together and prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter.


Distribution of the Eucharist in Imeall Boirne Elderly and house bound parishioners in any of the Imeall Boirne Parishes who wish to receive Holy Communion should contact Anne in the Imeall Boirne Office and arrangements 

will be made with Fr. Pat or Fr. Damien. Imeall Boirne Office - 065 68 90865.


Easter Mass Cards Signed Easter Mass Cards are available in Imeall Boirne from next weekend. The cost of same are €3 each or 5 for €10. Please contact Anne for more details on 065 68 90865.


Lenten Practice. This Lent why not take 30 minutes on a Friday evening to come to St. Tola’s Church, Dysart to leave behind, the hustle and bustle of the busy lives we are leading. The Stations of the Cross and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be led from 7.30pm, commencing Friday, February 28th and each Friday evening until April 3rd. All are welcome. 


Tractor Run and Family Fun Day Takes place in Toonagh on Sunday, March 8th. A great day’s entertainment is planned, with tractors, new and vintage, trucks, vintage cars and motorbikes expected to take part. In the time between the vehicles leaving Toonagh Hall, and their return, games for the children will be organised, a bric a brac sale, book and cake sale will be held, and refreshments will be served. More details will be given nearer the time. 



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Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 23rd March 8:00pm  Mass for the People
“Do this In Memory” Mass for first Holy Communion Children

Masses next Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday 30th March 12:00 noon Memorial Mass - Mickie Leahy, Cork.  Also @ 8:00pm Mass for the People

Mass of Anniversaries in April
The Mass of Anniversaries in the Parish for April takes place as follows: 
Dysart: Friday 5th April 7:00pm - Months Mind - Brendan McMahon
Dysart—Saturday April 6th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  Michael Keating, Deceased members of the Keating Family,  PJ Callinan,  Bridget Callinan, Shelia Callinan , Mary O’Neill,  Francis O’Neill

Ruan - Saturday April 27th at 8:00pm (Due to the third Saturday falling on Easter Saturday)

Mass of Anniversaries:- Ruan - Saturday April 27th at 8:00pm
(Due to the third Saturday falling on Easter Saturday)

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €475.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:  Rachel O Loughlin             Reader this week:-  Rachel O Loughlin

Euch Minister next week:-                                                 Reader next week:-  


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister next week:-   Monica Tierney         Reader this week:-  Frances Browne


Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  

Holy Thursday - Tubber 8:00pm,  Corofin 8:00pm, 

Good Friday - Crusheen 3:00pm,  Ruan 3:00pm, (Stations of the Cross may take place across the pastoral area at other times but not at 3:00pm)

Easter Vigil -  Rath 6:00pm,  Ruan 8:00pm,  Crusheen 9:00pm,  
Easter Sunday - Dawn Mass in Doon Cemetery 5:30am,  Boston 9:30am,  Dysart 9:30am,  Corofin 11:00am


Parish Eucharistic Ministers and Readers  A meeting for all will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd April at 8:00pm to discuss Lay Led Liturgies and other important matters going forward. 

It is important that all Eucharistic Ministers and Readers on the current rota for both Ruan and Dysart attend this meeting


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

Next Baptism Dates in April - Ballinruan 7th - Dysart 14th,  Corofin 21st—Boston 28th.

People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are

available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Communion 2019: The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th March at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.  It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.


Confirmation Students - Knock Retreat On Tuesday and Wednesday last the 70 Confirmation Candidates in Imeall Boirne travelled to Knock for their Retreat Days. A very pleasant Retreat was had by all and we offer our sincere thanks to Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien and all who accompanied the Students on their outings

Parish Eucharistic Ministers and Readers A meeting for all will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd April at 8:00pm to discuss Lay Led Liturgies and other important matters going forward. It is important that all Eucharistic Ministers and Readers on the current rota for both Ruan and Dysart attend this meeting. 

Ruan/Dysart Community Clean-Up: Takes place on Mon April 1st meeting at Ruan Community Hall at 7:00pm. Bring Hi Vis Vest (if available) Gloves and Enthusiasm. Refuse Bags Provided. All Welcome!

The Annual Tractor Run: The Annual Fundraiser for Ruan/Dysart Tidy Village and Graveyards Maintenance will be held on Easter Sunday, 
April 21st commencing at 12.00noon. Registration €20.00 at Morty Kelly’s at 11:00am. Children’s vehicles welcome also. Please Support!

Local History Group: The Local History Group which meets in Morty Kelly’s Bar on Tuesday at 8.30pm are researching the history of Ruan
Barracks. Anyone with stories/knowledge of the Barracks can call in any Tues evening or drop anything in to Morty. They plan to hold a commemoration of the Barracks in 2020.


Ruan Camogie U14 have progressed to the U14 Féile Camogie Semi-Final this Sunday 31st March in Kilmaley. Please Support.

Easter Camogie/Hurling Camps
Camps will take place on Tues/Wed/Thurs the 16th, 17th & 18th of April. They will run from 9.30am - 2.00pm. 
Three camps are being held in total at Parteen, St. Flannans College and Clooney. More information from 086-1503554 / 087 214 2830. 


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Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 


Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636


Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wed @ 9:30 a.m


Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 23rd March 8:00pm  Mass for the People
“Do this In Memory” Mass for first Holy Communion Children

Masses next Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday 30th March 12:00 noon Memorial Mass - Mickie Leahy, Cork.  Also @ 8:00pm Mass for the People

Mass of Anniversaries in April
The Mass of Anniversaries in the Parish for April takes place as follows: 
Dysart—Saturday April 6th at 8:00pm
Ruan - Saturday April 27th at 8:00pm
(Due to the third Saturday falling on Easter Saturday)

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,030.33

Thank you all for your kind contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:  Monica Cassidy               Reader this week:-  Ruth Crowe

Euch Minister next week:-  Rachel O Loughlin         Reader next week:-  Rachel O Loughlin


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-           Reader this week:- 


Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  The full schedule for Holy Week and Easter in the Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area will be available in
next weekends’ Newsletter and also available on the Church Noticeboards in each Parish.


Parish Eucharistic Ministers and Readers  A meeting for all will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd April at 8:00pm to discuss Lay Led Liturgies and other important matters going forward. 

It is important that all Eucharistic Ministers and Readers on the current rota for both Ruan and Dysart attend this meeting


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

All Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all nine churches.

March Baptism Dates:- Tubber 24th


People intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are

available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


First Communion 2019: The next First Holy Communion volunteer parents meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th March at 7:30pm in Ruan Community Centre.  It is important that all volunteer Parents attend these meetings.


Confirmation Retreat Day to Knock A retreat day to Knock for the Confirmation Candidates from the Parishes takes place this month as follows:
Monday 25th — Corofin / Kilnaboy / Tubber
Tuesday 26th — Ruan / Toonagh / Crusheen
(Times and pick up points to be confirmed shortly)

Easter Camogie/Hurling Camps
Camps will take place on Tues/Wed/Thurs the 16th, 17th & 18th of April. They will run from 9.30am - 2.00pm. 
Three camps are being held in total at Parteen, St. Flannans College and Clooney. More information from 086-1503554 / 087 214 2830. 

Ruan GAA: Waterford will host Clare's first Munster SHC of 2019 on Sunday, May 12th. Due to the restricted capacity at Walsh Park, tickets for games will not go on public sale but will be sold through participating counties and clubs only. It is important to pay your membership ASAP!

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