W/E 20/12/2020

posted Dec 14, 2020, 1:54 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 15, 2020, 6:55 AM ]
Food Appeal.
The Imeall Boirne Christmas Food appeal has been very well supported in the shops in the parishes making up the Imeall Boirne Cluster. The boxes will be collected by Fr. Pat and Fr. Damian on Friday, December 18, and distributed throughout the Imeall Boirne parishes, making Christmas a little bit brighter for families who need a lift during these times. The support of all who contributed is much appreciated.

Hurling Club A.G.M.
Ruan Hurling Club held its AGM on Monday December 7, via Zoom. It was the first time that the club held its AGM via Zoom and the executive committee was delighted with how it went, and it appreciates the effort people made to attend online.
The new incoming committee is as follows:  Chairperson Ger Lyons, Vice chairperson Conor Reeves, Secretary Patricia Lynch, Asst secretary Niall O’Connor, Treasurer John Bell, Asst treasurer Francis Lyons, P.R.O. Mattie McDonagh.

Christmas Mass in the Parish.
Fourteen masses will be celebrated in the Imeall Boirne Cluster over Christmas, giving people the opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist during those days. The masses may also be viewed online from the safety of people’s own homes on the Imeall Boirne Facebook page. The maximum attendance at Mass is 50 people, as per COVID-19 regulations and masses cannot be celebrated if this number is exceeded. 
In Ruan, Mass will be celebrated at 8.00pm on Christmas Eve and again on Saturday, December 26, St. Stephen’s Day/Eve of the Feast of the Holy Family at 8.00pm, while Mass will be celebrated in Dysart Church on Christmas morning at 9.30am. Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien have asked that people celebrate the feast of Christmas either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, or at the masses on December 26 and 27. 
The work of the sacristans in our churches, in keeping the areas sanitised, to protect the health of those attending, and those involved in the transmission of the mass online for all who cannot attend is to be commended, as are the efforts Fr. Pat and Fr. Damien who have ensured that parishioners have had access to their Masses online, during the times of restrictions due to COVID 19.

Hunting the Wren.

Ruan Camogie Club is going virtual this St Stephens Day and Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Entertainers are invited to help Ruan Camogie Club with this vital, annual fundraiser. 

Anyone interested is asked to submit their video clips and tictoks showing their talent. These may be sent to Ruan Camogie Club PRO, Rebecca Crowe, on 0870638554.