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W/E 08/12/2019

posted Dec 5, 2019, 9:53 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 9:54 AM ]

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 December 7th at 8:00pm:-  Months Mind Mass for the late Marcella Kelly
Lay Led Liturgy: in Dysart Sunday December 8th at 10:00 am
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Ruan: Monday December 9th at 9:30am

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Pat Cullinan who was laid to rest on Thursday last. 
Also, Liam Hickey, Drogheda, husband of Marian Casey, formerly of Rathkeane, Ruan, and Mary Hayes, Loughville, Ennis, formerly of Dromore, Ruan, wife of the late Michael Hayes. May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 14th at 8p.m.:-   “Do This In Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children. 
Mass of Anniversaries: John Sheehan, Paul Howard, Kells, Mary Shannon, Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Terence Guthrie, Ellen Corry, Michael & Mary Finn, Alan Finn. Jill Clarke.
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 1,703.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-   Ellen Jones               Reader this week:- Emer O Halloran

Euch Minister next week:- Eileen Hannon         Reader next week:- Liam Jones

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-   Reader this week:- 

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: The 2020 rotas for Readers and Eucharistic ministers for both Ruan and Dysart are currently being prepared. 

Anyone interested in Reading or becoming a Eucharist Minister are very welcome and should contact Monica in the Parish Office 065 6827799 or email 

Note: If you are already on the rota and are unable to continue, please let Monica know

Toonagh Hall Christmas Dance  on Sat December 14th with Mike Gardiner and Noreen Ferns. 

A great night of music and dance guaranteed. All Welcome. 

Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction for Ruan Tidy Towns and Parish Graveyards - Saturday night 14th December, after 8:00 pm Mass in Ruan. Donations of timber/turf/farm supplies/cakes/sale-able bric-a-brac/books etc. will be welcome. Please support !!

(Note change of Date)

Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

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

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 9th November in Corofin From 11 am to 12 noon.

Dates for December:  - Dysart 8th,   - Rath 15th,    - Boston 22nd. 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 14th December in Ruan 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:

Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony The Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for all the schools in the Imeall Boirne Parishes 

takes place in St. Mary’s Church Ruan on Friday December 13th at 7:30 pm.

Ruan Pastoral Council: Meeting next Tuesday 10th December at 8:00pm in Ruan Community Hall. All Welcome

Flower Arranging in Ruan: Flower arranging classes will take place in Ruan Hall on Thursday 12th Dec at 7:00pm. Proceeds to upkeep of Hall. 

Ruan Gaa Club: extends sympathies to the following families: The Courtney family remembering Linda O’Connell. The Guinane family remembering Margaret O’Brien. The Roughan family remembering Patricia O’Reilly. The family of Mary Whelan Larch Hill