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W/E 23/12/2018

posted Dec 21, 2018, 10:50 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 11:02 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636

Priests Contact Numbers: 

Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124: 

Weekday Masses:    Ruan: Thurs @ 9:30 a.m.     Dysart:     Wednesday @ 9:30am

Masses this Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 22nd December 8:00pm:-  Mass for the People

Masses next Weekend 
Ruan: Saturday 29th December 8:00pm:  Mass for the People

Imeall Boirne Christmas Masses 

Christmas Eve - Monday 24th:- Rath 6:30pm,    Tubber 6:30pm,  Ruan 8:00pm.  Crusheen 8:00pm

Christmas Day -Tuesday 25th:-  Kilnaboy 8:30am,  Ballinruan 9:30 am.  Dysart 9:30am.  Boston 11:00 am.  Corofin 11:00am

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

Weekly CollectionsChurch Collections: €805.00

Thank you all for your kind contributions

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Ruan

Reader this week:-  Rachel O Loughlin              Euch Minister this week:- Sheila Lynch

Reader next week:- Shauna Greene                   Euch Minister next week:- Marion Lyons

Reader Christmas Eve:- Shane Punch              Eucharistic Minister Christmas Eve:- Monica Cassidy

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist  for Dysart

Reader Christmas Day:- Laura Cahir               Eucharistic Minister Christmas Day:- Rose Foudy

Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: 

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

December - Boston 23rd

January - Crusheen 6th - Ruan 13th, Corofin 20th - Tubber 27th

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:

Christmas Cards  Ruan Church Christmas Cards are now available at only 0.75 cent each.

Missionvale Church Gate Collections: Takes place in Ruan on Christmas Eve and in Dysart on Christmas Morning to raise funds for Sr. Ethel Normoyle. 

Your usual very generous support is appreciated.

Ruan/Dysart Graveyards and Tidy Town Christmas Fair: We would like to offer a sincere “Thank You” to all who supported the Christmas Fair last weekend.Over €2,000 was raised and this will go to providing equipment for grass cutting in the village and in the parish graveyards.

Irish Cancer Collection:  €199.53 was collected. Your generosity is much appreciated.

40th Celebrations: The Ruan Intermediate and under 21A Championship winners of 1978 are being honoured at a function to be held in Morty Kelly’s Bar, Ruan on St. Stephen’s night, from 9:00pm. All are welcome.

Hope Foundation: Muireann Ní Shé (Ballygriffey) will be travelling to India with the Hope Foundation in April 2019. As a result of your very generous donations €1,180.92 was lodged to the Hope Foundation Charity. A sincere Thank You to all who donated.

ACCORD The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses takes place in the Ennis Parish Centre on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Details from Accord on 085-2358384 065-6824297 or Online: 
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance. Cost of Course is €170.00

Thank You from the Imeall Boirne Office Just a little note, at Christmas and New Year to thank you all for your friendship and support during the year. To Fr. Damien, Fr. Pat and to everyone in Imeall Boirne, especially for all your assistance and encouragement in completing and distributing our lovely Imeall Boirne Prayer Book. 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 2019.
Anne.   The Imeall Boirne Office will close Friday 21st.   Re-opening on Thursday 3rd January.

Buiochas  We extend a very warm welcome to all who have come home to the parishes of Imeall Boirne for Christmas, students, relatives and all who have returned from abroad. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we can acknowledge the goodness and generosity of our Parishioners. The Imeall Boirne team say a sincere word of thanks for your kindness and support throughout the year. 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, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers, Choirs and Musicians. To all involved in the decoration of our Churches, and the people who enhance our Churches with
floral displays during the year. To the various people who take responsibility for the church sacristy in Corofin, Kilnaboy, Rath, Ruan, Dysart, Crusheen, Ballinruan, Boston and Tubber. We acknowledge the work of the Parish Pastoral Council in each parish, Parish Representatives, Basket Collectors, Counters, the organisers of the Eucharistic Adoration in each parish. We are conscious also of the contribution our Teachers make in the handing on of our Faith. We thank all
who serve on the Boards of Management of our Primary Schools. A special thanks to our Imeall Boirne Office Secretary and Facebook Administrator, Anne.
To the administration, caretakers, cleaners and the many people who voluntarily help in making our Parishes such an alive and welcoming community. 
Míle Buíochas, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain.    Fr. Damien Nolan, Fr. Pat O’Neill

Ruan/Dysart Advent Tree  There is a basket with cards available on the altar of both parish churches on which we invite you to write the name of someone we will keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time or your own special intentions and hang it on the Advent Trees. The names /intentions hanging on the trees will be presented as part of the Offertory Procession at the vigil Mass in Ruan at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve and in Dysart on Christmas Day at 9.30am.

Date for your Diary. Sunday January 13th, 2019 - the annual Toonagh Walk will take place around the quiet roads of Toonagh. Hot and cold refreshments and treats will be served in the hall afterwards, with a Monster raffle also being held. Registration will be at 11am and there are 3 routes suiting all levels of fitness. This year the funds do go to The Huntington’s Disease Association and Denise Whelan @0876731966 has all the details.