W/E 02/12/2018

posted Nov 27, 2018, 3:58 AM by John O'Sullivan
Imeall Boirne Prayer Book.
Earlier this year parishioners were asked to submit their favourite prayers and reflections to the Imeall Boirne office, which many did, and this has led to the publication of the “Imeall Boirne Prayer Book”. The book has been very well received by all who have already purchased it, and copies of it are still available from Monica or Sheila in Ruan or Anne at the Imeall Boirne office in Crusheen.

Ruan/Dysart Graveyards and Tidy Town Fundraiser.
A monster Bring ‘n Buy Sale will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday, Dec. 15, after 8pm mass.  Items for the fundraiser may be left at the Centre on Fri. Dec. 14 from 6-7pm or Sat. Dec. 15 from 12 noon to 2 pm. Joe Arkins (0872902552) or John Bell (0879139704) have further information.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place of Ellen O’Connor, Ennis, mother of John O’Connor, Ballygriffey, Ruan.

Under 6 and Under 8 Training.
Under 6 and under 8 boys hurling training started back on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and continues for four weeks in Toonagh Hall and Alley from 6.30-7.30pm.  The boys will learn new skills in a fun environment. Boys born  in 2011 through to 2015 are invited to attend (boys who have not hurled before and would like to try it out will be welcome). 
On the final night, Tue. Dec. 18, Santa will pay a visit and will have a small gift for each boy who is taking part in the training.
Great credit must go to the committed coaches and officers who organise this winter training for the young hurlers, and,  of course,  to the parents who ferry the children to and from the hall for the duration. All the boys are asked to bring a hurley and helmet, and €2 to help pay for Alley rental and lighting.

 Rememberance Tree.
During the season of Advent, which starts on Sunday,  people who wish to remember family and friends  for any particular reason - someone who is ill; someone who will not be at home for Christmas because they are living abroad or away from home;  who is addicted to a habit; who is suffering in some way, or who has died, is invited to write the persons name on a card which they then hang on a Rememberance Tree which is situated on the sanctuary in Dysart Church and Ruan Church. People may also take a card from the box with any of the Gifts they would like to possess - joy, patience, peace, compassion, kindness, happiness or courage, which they also hang from the tree.  
These cards will then be placed at the Altar for Christmas and be part of Christmas ceremonies. This has become a well-liked tradition in the parish since it began a number of years ago and the community has embraced the sentiment of rememberance it provokes.

Family Fun Bingo Night
Ruan GAA club held a most enjoyable Family Fun Bingo Night in Toonagh Hall, recently. it was great to see full attendance and everyone enjoying themselves. The Club appreciates the contributions from all the business and local members who sponsored spot prizes, and all who made the night so successful, especially Loretta and Siobhan, who ran the Bingo in such a fun and entertaining way.

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