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posted Feb 27, 2016, 12:09 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 27, 2016, 12:59 PM ]

Dysart:        Saturday 27th February 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Kitty Bond nee Crowe who died in Canada


Anniversary Masses in March


Ruan:          Sunday 6th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Paddy McMahon              Joan Daly              Tom Crowe, Ballyogan          Deceased Members of the Crowe Family


Dysart:        Saturday 12th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Pa Crowe


Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane


Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes


       We pray for the repose of the soul of Bridie Murphy nee Courtney, formerly of Ardcarney, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:  

When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30    Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.


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

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €799.01 Baskets: €256.19 Candles: €15.97 Bishops Comm: €35.00 Priests Collection: €250.00 Trócaire: €50.00 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                         Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Monica Tierney                                    Reader this week:      First Communion Parents

Reader next week:     First Communion Parents                  Reader next week:     Ruth Crowe

Euch Min this week:    Flan Lyons                                          Euch Min this week:   Tommy Sheedy

Euch Min next week:  Rose Foudy                                          Euch Min next week:   Monica Cassidy 


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 12th March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Róisín Caroline Quirke, daughter of David and Emma who was baptised recently

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday 7th March at 8:00 pm.

                                                                                                                            Thought for the week

One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mystery of eternity,

of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.

It is enough if one tries to merely comprehend

a little of this mystery every day. (Albert Einstein)


Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:     '...but no one who drinks the water I shall give will ever be thirsty again...' John 4:14.  Millions of farmers in Kenya suffer from a lack of rain due to the effects of climate change.  Trócaire is installing irrigation systems and piping in drinking water to ensure farmers can grow enough to feed their families and there is clean water to drink without having to rely on the rain.  Join the fight for justice at www.trocaire.org

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/hearing-happening-hoping-2016.html.  Weeks four and five are available now.  These reflections were compiled by Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Maynooth, Jane Mellett, Dublin Diocese, Philip Carder, Armagh Diocese, Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly Killaloe Diocese.


Holy Communion Preparation:   

First Preparation Ceremony for Holy Communion will take place in Ruan today Sunday 28th February at 10:00 am and in Dysart next Saturday 5th March at 6:30 pm

Indoor Athletics:  The Indoor Munster Athletic Championships were held in Nenagh over the past two weekends. Aisling Moloney from Toonagh did really well, finishing second in u12 girls 600m.


Cheoil an Gheimhridh: Shona O'Halloran from Dysart, with Roisin Clancy, (CCE, Croisin) came first in the u17 Duet section at the Munster final of Cheoil an Gheimhridh held in Dromcollogher recently. Tierna Casey, with Lily Price, Eileen and Eoin Costelloe, (CCE, Clarecastle Ballyea) came second in the quartet u13.

An Adult handball Club has been revived in Toonagh, after an absence of a number of years. Adults interested in playing handball are invited to the Sports Complex in Toonagh on Monday and Friday nights from 8pm - adult beginners welcome. Contact Eoghan Hynes @ 0838125591 for details.


Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) is offering Office Skills QQI Level 3 course in the Adult Education Centre, Clonroad Ennis starting in February/March.  This is a part-time course for adults who wish to develop their skills to work in an office environment. Free Tuition to Social Welfare recipients and their dependents and Medical Card holders. Call Eilis or Martina at 065-684-3633.

Apostolic Work:  Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Members are now busy preparing for their annual display of work which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 10th April 2016.

If you wish to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one it would be very much appreciated. The price list is on display in both Churches. If interested contact: Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan.


Corofin Dramatic Society Present “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg” by Peter Nichols in Corofin Hall on February 28th and 29th and March 1st and 2nd. Curtain at 8:00 pm


Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 21/2/2016     No’s drawn: 17, 20, 27, 28 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Niall Roe, Ger Lyons, Michael Crowe, Paul Howard and Breda Keating. 

Next week’s Jackpot:    €8,550      Team: Christy O’Connor          Venue: Mortys