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W/E 03/03/2019

posted Mar 1, 2019, 5:44 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 6:09 AM ]

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: 

Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Mon & Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Note: No morning Mass in Dysart on Ash Wednesday March 6th.

Imeall Boirne Ash Wednesday Masses:    Ruan : 9:30am,    Boston: 9:30am,    Corofin : 7:00pm,    Crusheen : 7:00pm

Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 2nd March 8:00pm:- Mass of Anniversaries.  Michael McGuane, Cragmoher,   Michael O’Leary,   Tom O’Leary,
Mary Nestor,   Tom Nestor,   Gerry Nestor,  Pa Crowe.

Masses next Weekend  
Ruan: Saturday 9th March 8:00pm:- 1st Anniversary.  Geraldine O’Brien

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

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €1,302.79

Thank you all for your kind contributions

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-                                        Reader this week:-  

Euch Minister next week:-  Sheile Lynch             Reader next week:-  Anne Foley

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

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

Ruan Parish Council Meeting  The next meeting will take place on Monday 4th March at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Centre. 

All are welcome.    


Trócaire Boxes are available in all Church Porches in Imeall Boirne from this weekend. Trócaire provides humanitarian assistance and long-term support to communities in over twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Last year, 2.6 million people directly benefited from our overseas programmes. In Ireland, Trócaire also raises awareness about the root causes of poverty and inequality, and campaigns on justice issues. 

Be generous with Trócaire during Lent. 

Lord Jesus, bless every household throughout the world. Give comfort and consolation to families who suffer from sickness, poverty, anxiety or distress. Amen.

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:  Crusheen 3rd  - Ruan 10th - Rath 17th - 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:

First Communion Dates 2019:  Saturday 18th May:- Ruan 11:00am, Dysart 1:00pm. 

Saturday 25th May:- Crusheen 11:00am, Corofin 11:00am,  Kilnaboy 1:00pm.

Confirmation Dates 2019: Saturday 8th June -11 am Venue Ruan for (Ruan - Toonagh Schools)
Saturday 8th June -11 am  Venue Crusheen for (Crusheen - Tubber Schools)
Sunday 9th June -11 am      Venue Corofin for (Corofin - Kilnaboy Schools)

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Works Society The local Apostolic Works Society annual display of works will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 9th March after 8:00pm Mass and again on Sunday 10th March from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. 
Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel please contact Eileen Roughan,  Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon as soon as possible. Thank You

Rest in Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Fr. Paddy Carmody a native of Carrigaholt, and a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 63 years. 
He was a past pupil of St Flannan’s College, Ennis. In1961 he became curate in Ruan, where he served until 1972. He was laid to rest in the Church grounds in Cooraclare during the week.  Suaimhneas síoraí tabhair dó a Thiarna, agus go lonraí solas suthain air

“You Shall Be My Witness” The final preparation programme concluded last Sunday night in Corofin. A sincere “Thank You” to the 70 pupils in the
Imeall Boirne Pastoral Area and to their parents and teachers for their active participation and continued preparation for the Blessed Sacrament of Confirmation in June.

Ash Wednesday March 6th marks the beginning of the holiest time of the Christian year. With the priest using his right thumb to apply the ashes while saying the prayer, "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return," the 40-day Lenten season commences. Traditionally, at least one person from every household attends Church on Ash Wednesday so they would bring home a pinch or two, so that all family members could have their foreheads marked.