W/E 01/12/2019

posted Nov 26, 2019, 5:36 AM by John O'Sullivan
Advent Trees.
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 St. Mary’s, Ruan.  Cards, on which names of people who will not be “with us” this Christmas - perhaps a loved one who has emigrated, someone suffering mental health difficulties, a hospital patient, someone suffering addiction, or Alzheimer’s disease................ may 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.

Christmas Fair.
The fundraising Christmas Fair and Auction for Ruan Tidy Towns and the maintenance of the Graveyards in the parish will take place in Ruan Community Centre on Sat. Dec. 7, after 8pm mass in Ruan. Donations of timber/turf/farm supplies, home baking, brick a brac in good condition and books will be welcomed.

Ruan Hurling Club will hold its AGM on Monday, Dec. 2 at 7.00pm in Ruan Community Centre. 
Everyone involved in the Club is invited to make a big effort to attend.

The death has taken place of Mary Whelan, Dundalk, formerly of Larchill, daughter of Mary Whelan and sister of Bernie, Martina, Sinead, Micheal, Pat, Noel and Paul.

Camogie A.G.M.
At the recent A.G.M. of Ruan Camogie Club the following officers were elected for the coming year - 
Chairperson Aidan Hastings;  Secretary Ellen Jones;  Assistant Sec. Niamh Ni Mhuiri; Treasurer - to be filled at a later date; Assistant Treas. Rebecca O’Donoghue, Child Welfare Officers Grainne Barry and Geraldine Anderson; P.R.O. Rebecca Crowe;  Registrars Alice Casey and Natasha Hynes. The work of all involved in the running of the Club over the past year was commended, as was the involvement of parents and mentors.