December‎ > ‎

W/E 22/12/2019

posted Dec 20, 2019, 2:06 PM by John O'Sullivan

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 21st at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People

Rest In Peace We remember in our prayers this evening Paddy Courtney who was laid to rest on this week. 
May their gentle souls rest in peace.

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th:-         Ruan 8:00pm  
Christmas Day –Wednesday 25th:-  Dysart 8:30am

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday December 28th at 8p.m.:-  Mass of the People
Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

Weekly CollectionsParish Dev. Fund: € 909.81

Thank you all for your kind contributions

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Euch Minister this week:-   John O Sullivan                Reader this week:- Aidan Lawton

Euch Minister Christmas Eve:- Francis Howard       Reader Christmas Eve:- Anne Foley

Euch Minister next week:- Loretta Kenny                    Reader next week: Marie Slattery

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Euch Minister this week:-   Reader this week:- 

Christmas Collection for our Priests in Imeall Boirne will be taken up at all Masses this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

As one of only four collections in the year we are really grateful for your generosity and support.

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

Ruan Tidy Towns Fundraiser Sale of Work and Auction Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair last weekend and to all who contributed in making this event a great success. Special thanks to the organisers and to all involved in the Annual Christmas Fair.

Crucifix Found: A gold plated crucifix has been found on the Ballygriffey/ Curragh Road. Please contact Fr. Pat O’Neill 065 6827799. 

Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

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

Dates for December:  - Boston 22nd. 

Dates for January 2020:-  Crusheen 5th - Ruan 12th - Corofin 19th - Tubber 26th 

Next Baptism Programme Date Saturday 11th January in Crusheen 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:

Ruan Camogie Club Wren Boys: We will be hunting the wren and will be calling to houses in the parish on St. Stephens day for our very important annual fundraiser. We will be calling between 12pm and 2pm. Your support is much appreciated. Anyone that would like to join us for this fun event and to take part in this old Irish tradition (Lá an Dreoilín) please meet at Ruan school or Toonagh school at 11.45 on St. Stephens day. 

Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Drivers, all welcome!!!

Annual Toonagh Walk:  This year's annual walk takes place on Sunday 12th January 2020. Monies raised will be divided between Motor Neuron Disease Association and Huntings Disease Assciation.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Denise on 087 6731966.

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 in the Ruan Parish Office and to everyone in the Imeall Boirne Parishes, especially for all your prayers, cards, flowers, kindness and good wishes during my recent illness. My family and I are forever grateful to you all. 

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 2020. Anne x 

The Imeall Boirne Office will close Friday 20th Re-opening on Monday 6th January. For all urgent queries contact our Priest on Call