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W/E 12/02/2017

posted Feb 10, 2017, 7:43 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in February


Dysart:       Sunday 12th February 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Alfie Hayes     Michael O’Leary    Thomas O’Leary   Claire Marrinan  Jimo Marrinan     William Hehir   Bridget Hehir        John Hehir    Ralph Morgan


Ruan:          Sunday 19th February 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Tommy Casey      Mary McNamara     Johnny McNamara    Bridget O’Loughlin      Joseph O’Brien   Bridget O’Brien    Jimmy O’Brien    Margaret O’Brien    Patrick O’Brien   Bridget O’Brien     Deceased Member of the O’Brien Family.          



Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


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: €860.09      Baskets: €122.15    Candles:  €16.27    Bishops Comm:  €63.00   Trócaire:  €5.00 Lourdes Invalid Coll.:  €5          Peters Pence:  €5     Mission Sunday:  €5    Priests Collection:  € 120.00 Priests Benevolent Fund:  €5.00                                    November Offerings: €5.00


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 18th February from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                              Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Eileen Hannon                         Reader this week:                Louise McDonnell

Reader next week:      James Hannon                         Reader next week:               Aidan Hastings

Euch Min this week:     Francis Howard                     Euch Min this week:             Sinead Noonan

Euch Min next week:   John O’Sullivan                      Euch Min next week:            Pat Lynch


Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 8:00 pm in Ruan Comm. Hall.


NET Ministries: On Wednesday the 15th of February the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be meeting at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall, and on Friday the 17th, the Senior Amplified youth (TY-6th year) will be meeting from 7:30-9:00pm.


Youth 2000:  This week on Tuesday the 14th of Feb. the Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting run by the NET Team will be held in the Crusheen Church meeting room at 7:00 for all young adults between the ages of 16-35.

Youth 2000 will be hosting their annual Connaught retreat on the 3rd to the 5th of March, for all young adults (aged 16-35), at the Presentation College in Athenry.  For more information and registration contact the NET team at imeallboirnenetteam@gmail.com, or go to youth2000.ie


Be My Witness Programme’ for all Confirmation Children in the Imeall Bóirne parishes will be held in Corofin Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on the following nights: Sunday 12th February, Sunday 19th February and Sunday 5th March.

Thought for the Week:


'Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing?

Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?

These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now

will bear many fruits, here in this world, and in the life to come.'       (Henri Nowuen)


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead his first Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 26th June. The 61st Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon on Monday June 26th, returning on Saturday July 1st.  The cost this year is still €692 per person sharing. €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie.  Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: (01) 2410810.  A limited number of sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €595 Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John & Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co. Clare.  Telephone: (061) 364133.  Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents, or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or Jubilee with a visit to Lourdes.  Sponsorship for sick people is always welcome. For more details, see poster in Church porch and on the Killaloe Diocese website www.killaloediocese.ie.


 Ruan Tidy Towns AGM:  The AGM of the Ruan Tidy Towns group will be held on Wednesday night 15th February at 8.30 in Morty Kelly’s bar.  All are welcome


Ruan and Dysart Annual Apostolic Work Display Day will be held on Sunday 12th March. If anyone would like to donate a sacred vessel please contact E Roughan, E Hannon or M Marrinan. The price list is on display on the notice boards in both churches

Yoga classes continue in Toonagh Hall on Mon. mornings from 11am to 12.15pm (to enable children to be collected from preschool) €10 for morning class. Classes are also held on Tue. Yoga evenings from 7 to 8.30pm €15 walk-in per class. Call 0868507227 for further details.

The Craft Mornings have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Wednesdays.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat & a cuppa any time from 11am to 12.20pm. If you're interested in, or would like to share your knowledge of a craft, all the better

Singing/Guitar Lessons:  Local student, Claire McDonnell, from Dysart is giving private, one to one, singing or guitar lessons to beginners, 40 minutes lesson €20, on Fri. evenings and Sat. & Sun. afternoons at 2.30pm. Contact Claire @ 0852076560 or clairemariemcdonnell21@gmail.com.

New Letter Bins: Litter bins have been provided in both Ruan and Dysart Graveyards and should be used for the waste from cleanings of graves.

Crusheen Ladies Football training continues indoors @ Tubber Gaa, on Saturdays @11. All new members welcome. U10- u 18. Enquires to Mary 0876147148.

Ruan Gaa

Lotto Results:  W/E: 05/02/2017:          No’s drawn: 3, 25, 26, 28       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Michael Lynch, Paddy Maher, Ted Wynne, Grace O’Halloran and Michael Murphy.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,300         Team:  Frank Lyons        Venue: Mortys.


Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line on the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie or on the Diocese of Killaloe website at www.killaloediocese.ie