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W/E 13/12/2020

posted Dec 10, 2020, 12:41 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 10, 2020, 12:54 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 December 12th at 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People 
Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 19th at 8:00pm Mass of Anniversaries:-  John Sheehan. Paul Howard, Kells.   Patrick Guthrie, Mary Guthrie.  Nora Guthrie,  Terence Guthrie.  Ellen Corry,  Michael and Mary Finn,  Alan Finn,  Jill Clarke,  David Heywood,  Joe Meaney,  Mary Shannon. Geraldine Fitzgerald,  Paddy Courtney,  Sarah Courtney.
(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.

Imeall Bóirne Parishes Christmas Food Appeal  Our Christmas Food Appeal has got off to a great start in most of our local shops and we thank all who have so generously donated so far. We are delighted with the response after only one week. We are asking for non-perishable items (tea, sugar, tinned foods, cereals, rice, jams, pasta, biscuits, sweets etc..) 
They can be dropped off in the collection boxes located as follows: XL Store, Ruan O’Callaghans, Daybreak, Corofin Minihanes, Centra Corofin Clarkes Daybreak, Crusheen Imeall Boirne Office (Thurs 10am –4pm) 
All items donated will be distributed by local voluntary groups and charities in the surrounding areas before Christmas. 
We hope you will all get involved and support this very worthy cause as it can only be a success with your generosity. “Working together we can improve each others lives.”
Christmas Mass Cards  We now have back in stock a beautiful selection of Christmas Mass Cards available at only €3 per card or in bundles of 5 for €10. Available from Anne in the Office and also available from Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien.  

Imeall Boirne Calendars  The annual calendars are in all churches at present. Please take one home with you and take one to a neighbour or friend.

 Youth 2000    Our Christmas Retreat is online this year and will take place from the 18th - 20th of December. Registration is now free on

Weekly Collections: PDF €1,260.00.  Priests Collection €1,500.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions

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 

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. 

Weekly Donations Envelopes can also be dropped into the Imeall Boirne Office on Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm or anytime to Fr. Pat’s home in Ruan or Fr. Damien’s home in Corofin. 

Bambinelli Sunday 13th December. “A Beautiful Advent Tradition”. On this Saturday and Sunday we invite you to bring the Baby Jesus from your home crib to the masses in the Imeall Boirne Parishes if you are able to attend, or alternatively, you can hold them in your hand while watching the Masses on our Facebook Page as they will be blessed by Fr. Damien and Fr. Pat . 

When we pray at our family crib this Christmas, may we be thankful for the gift of each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Advent Trees in the Parish During the season of Advent, as we prepare ourselves to welcome the Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes, an Advent tree will be in place in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart and in St. Mary’s, Ruan. Cards, on which names of people who will not be with us this Christmas (those who are no longer with us or those who are unable to come home due to Covid-19 restrictions and all those we miss) will be taken from the basket and hung from the tree. These will be removed and will form part of the Offertory Procession in a mass over Christmas

The Ruan Hurling Club  extends its sympathy to the following families on their recent bereavement: Kenny Family, Casey Family, Cassidy Family, Foley Family, McGrath Family, Dysart. McGuane Family, Dysart. Lynch Family, Crusheen. James O Connor, Clarecastle

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