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W/E 20/12/2020

posted Dec 18, 2020, 6:23 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 18, 2020, 6:24 AM ]

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 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.
Weekday Masses: Online at 9:30 am 
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Imeall Boirne Christmas Mass Schedule 
Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th:- Corofin 4:00pm - Crusheen 4:00pm Rath 6:00pm - Tubber 6:00pm Ruan 8:00pm - Crusheen 8:00pm 
Christmas Day –Friday 25th:-  Kilnaboy 8:00am Dysart 9:30am - Ballinruan 9:30am Boston 11:00am - Corofin 11:00am 

 We are asking people to celebrate the feast of Christmas on either Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or at the Masses on the 26th and 27th the Feast of the Holy Family (14 Masses in total across Imeall Bóirne) giving an opportunity for all to come and celebrate the Eucharist during these Christmas Days. 
You can also view Masses online from the safety of your home on the Imeall Bóirne Facebook Page. Maximum attendance at all of our Masses is 50 as per COVID-19 Regulations. 
Masses cannot be celebrated if this number is exceeded. Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding. Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien.

Masses next Weekend 
Feast of the Holy Family Ruan: Saturday December 26th at 8:00pm:- Mass for the People
(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.

Thank You from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note at Christmas to thank you all for your friendship and support during the past year. 
To Fr. Damien, Fr. Pat, Monica, Rose (for the lovely weekly thoughts) and to everyone in Imeall Boirne. 
May your Christmas be filled with the beauty of God’s Love and may good health and happiness be with you every day of the New Year 2021.Anne x Note: 
The Imeall Boirne Office will close Tuesday 22nd at 12:30pm. Re-opening on Tuesday 4th January. 
Fr. Pat is the Priest on call over Christmas weekend
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:  The Priests Christmas collection will be taken up at all Masses this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
We are really grateful for your generosity and support

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. 

BUÍOCHAS The Imeall Boirne team extend sincere thanks for your kindness and support throughout this very challenging year. It can be said that we will never forget 2020 and we hope that 2021 will bring us all a safe normality in our daily lives. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we can acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. We are blessed to have such an extraordinary number of people who are actively involved in the life of our Parishes, who go above and beyond the call of duty. 

Our thanks to all who help in a special way with the Sunday Liturgy, and to all involved in the maintenance of our Churches, those who sanitize our churches after each Mass, Funeral, Weddings etc...the caretakers, grass cutters, cleaners and the people who enhance our Churches with floral displays during the year and the many people who voluntarily help in making our Parishes an alive and welcoming community. 

To our Sacristans' in Corofin, Kilnaboy, Rath, Ruan, Dysart, Crusheen, Ballinruan, Boston and Tubber. 

To all who collect and distribute weekly Newsletters. We acknowledge the work of the Parish Pastoral Council in each parish, Parish Representatives, and all who help in the smooth running of all our parishes. We are conscious also of the contribution our Teachers make in the handing on of our Faith and all who serve on the Boards of Management of our Primary Schools. 

Finally a special thanks to Anne our Imeall Boirne Pastoral Secretary and Facebook Administrator who keeps it all running smoothly. 

Míle Buíochas, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain.   Fr. Damien & Fr. Pat. 

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

St Stephens Day Hunting the Wren   Ruan Camogie Club are going virtual this St Stephens Day and we invite Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Entertainers to help Ruan Camogie Club with our vital,annual fundraiser. We need anyone interested to submit their video clips and tictoks showing your talent. 

Please send your clips to Ruan Camogie Club PRO, Rebecca Crowe on Whatsapp at 0870638554.

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