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W/E 28/03/2021

posted Mar 25, 2021, 8:09 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 2:51 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 March 27th at 8:00pm Mass for Palm Sunday
 (Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Rest In Peace. We remember in our prayers this weekend Martin Flanagan, Ballygriffey, Ruan who was laid to rest during the week. 
May his gentle soul and the souls of all our faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. “Always loved , always missed, always near.”

Masses next Weekend 
Saturday 3rd April at 8.00 pm Easter Vigil Mass from St. Marys Church Ruan
(Live on Imeall Boirne Facebook page)

Imeall Bóirne Anniversary Masses in April As we are celebrating Easter on the first weekend of April we have made a few changes to our April Anniversary Masses as follows: 
Tubber and Dysart on Saturday 10th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Kilnaboy, Rath and Ballinruan Sun 11th at 11am in Corofin Church 
Ruan and Boston on Saturday 17th at 8pm in Ruan Church 
Crusheen and Corofin on Sunday 18th at 11am in Corofin Church

This Sunday is Palm Sunday   Palm Crosses will be available in our Churches. They will be blessed at the weekend Masses and you are welcome to collect and take one home or drop one to an elderly neighbour or friend. 
Bottles of Easter Water will also be blessed at the Easter Vigil Mass at 8pm in Ruan and on Easter Sunday at the 11am Mass in Corofin. 
They will then be available for collection in our Churches. 

Holy Week / Easter in Imeall Boirne  Holy Thursday Crusheen 8pm.  
Good Friday Crusheen 12 noon - Ruan 3pm  - Corofin 8pm 
Easter Vigil Ruan 8pm 
Easter Sunday Corofin 11am An Easter Prayer. 
“Let us be glad and rejoice. Let us turn away from sin and accept the grace and friendship of the risen Jesus. Praised be Jesus at all times, Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen.”

Prayer Booklet   As you know all our Masses in Imeall Boirne are held behind closed doors and only available online at this time for our own safety and protection. Throughout this time of pandemic the approach of the Church has been firmly grounded in the protection of health and life and in the promotion of the Common Good. We recognise that strong restrictions are necessary in times of grave threat to public health. 
For the second year running, we are unable to publicly express our faith together during the sacred time of Holy Week and Easter. With this in mind we have prepared a prayer booklet to help you to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. They are available in our churches and we encourage you to take one home or to drop one to an elderly neighbour or friend. As Easter people journeying through life we know that God is always with us every step of the way. 
That is our strong support and encouragement that sustains us during this current situation. We continue to keep in prayer all who are suffering due to Covid, and all who contribute so much to their care. Blessings on you and yours at this time

St. John Paul II   Friday next April 2nd marks the 16th anniversary of the death of Saint Pope John Paul II (2005) 
May he intercede for us and guide our way back to God, especially during this troubling time. 
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.....Pope John Paul ІІ

This Sunday 28th March The clocks go forward one hour. We look forward to the long evenings and hopefully a great summer

Toonagh School Parents Association  We are holding a clothes collection as a fundraiser after the Easter holidays on Thursday, April 15. Drop off times on that date are 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Should anyone wish to drop off bags outside of those times, Noreen Cummins may be contacted at 086 6030005 and she will make suitable arrangements to accommodate you

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. 
Donation envelopes or regular envelopes with your box number written on it must be dropped into Fr. Pat’s house and not left into the Church.

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

Due to the current Covid–19 restrictions the Imeall Bóirne Office is open to the public on Thursday only from 10am to 4pm, where you can drop off your weekly donation envelopes or purchase Mass Cards. 
Anne can be contacted by phone or e-mail all other days Mon to Friday from 9am to 5pm.