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W/E 14/02/2016

posted Feb 12, 2016, 4:28 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 12, 2016, 4:29 AM ]
Anniversary Masses in February

Dysart:        Saturday 13th February 2016 at 6:30 am

                    Jimo Marrinan   Claire Marrinan       William Hehir      Bridget Hehir    John Hehir   Alfie Hayes     Mickey Burke   Mary McCarthy, Clifden Corofin.

                    Michael O’Leary       Tom O’Leary


Ruan:          Friday 19th February at 7:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Kitty Quinn


Ruan:          Saturday 20th February 2016 at 4:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Bridget O’Loughlin


Dysart:       Saturday 20th February at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Ralph Morgan


Ruan:         Sunday 21st February 2016 at 10:00 am 

                    Jimmy O’Brien     Bridget O’Brien     Joseph O’Brien    Margaret O’Brien    Mary O’Brien        Deceased Members of the O’Brien Family                                     Patrick O’Donoghue     Maisie O’Donoghue              David O’Brien       John Joe Hynes      Una Hynes      Jimmy Hynes   Tommy Casey


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

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


           We pray for the repose of the souls of Maura O’Connor, Knockreagh who died recently and also for Teresa Swanson nee Kenny of Scoole who died recently in America; Teresa is a sister of the late Martin, Jimo and Mick Kenny.  May they rest in peace.


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

                                     Dysart:     Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 am

Please Note: When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30 am 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: €479.55      Baskets: €142.79          Candles: €88.38         Bishops Comm: €12.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                             Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Frances Browne                     Reader this week:         Anne Foley

Reader next week:     Edel Bluett                               Reader next week:        Marie Slattery

Euch Min this week:    Pat Lynch                              Euch Min this week:      Sheila Lynch

Euch Min next week:  Matt McCormack                 Euch Min next week:     Marion Lyons


Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Ava Maureen Donnellan daughter of David and Laura who was baptised recently 

Ruan Tidy Towns: The AGM of Ruan Tidy Towns will be held on Thursday 18th February at 8.30 in Morty Kelly’s bar. All welcome.

Thought for the Week
"Lent stimulates us to let the word of God penetrate our life and, in this way,

to know the fundamental truth:  who we are, where we come from, where we must go,

what path we must take in life"         (Pope Benedict XVI)


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.

Sale of work & bake sale Sunday 21st February in Toonagh Hall from 12-4 pm. This fundraising event is organised by Becky Curtin, Fountain, who is one of ten general nursing students travelling to Uganda this summer volunteering with the Irish Charity Nurture Africa where they will be providing healthcare and education to the local orphaned children. There will be lots of spot prizes and all are welcome. Bake a cake or donate any unwanted goods to help fund this amazing good cause, Contact Becky 0861521227 /0863533979 or drop donations to her home in Fountain.

Bingo Nite Friday Night 26th February: Dysart girl, Claire McDonnell, a trainee nurse, and her friend and fellow student, Aisling Sweeney from Connemara, are travelling to the outback in Tanzania in May, to help people in need, in hospitals there. They are holding a Bingo Nite in Purcell's Bar, Ruan on Fri. 26th Feb at 7.30 pm, to fund their venture, and they are hoping for local support on the night. There will be lots of prizes and a raffle and a great night's fun is guaranteed.

A walking/running group has been set up in Ruan with all levels of fitness, and none, welcome. It meets under lights every Tue. & Thurs. evenings in the hurling field, at 7.20pm. Further details from Loreto @ 0872855680.

New Board of Management Toonagh N.S.  

The following are the members of the Board of Management of Toonagh School, which will serve a four year term which commenced on the 1st. Dec., 2015.  Marie Slattery - Patron’s Nominee & Chairperson, Ger Barry - Patron’s Nominee, Denise Whelan and Philip Lucas – Parents’ Nominees, Sean Eustace – Teachers Nominee, Donnachadh Kelleher – Principal and Secretary, Ita Hastings and Sean Ryan – Community Representatives.                                                                      

Ruan GAA -

Minor Club Registration 2016: Ruan Minor Club held a successful registration night in Toonagh Hall for the 2016 season. For those who still have to register for 2016 it is very important to contact Minor Club Registrars Paul Howard 087 2781365, Geraldine Cahir 087 7521416 or any club officer to pay your membership now for 2016.                                    

Under 13 Medal Presentation: Our Under 13 'C' Championship winning panel received their medals at a very well attended function in Toonagh Hall. Special guests on the night were Clare Senior hurlers David Reidy and David Fitzgerald who presented medals to the victorious Under 13 panel. They wished the players well for the year ahead and emphasised the need to practice the skills of hurling on your own.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Health and Lifestyle Information Talk: This very important talk for our young hurlers and parents will take place this Wednesday, Feb 17th at 8.00pm in Ruan Community Centre. Part of the talk will focus on good practices for players' diets and sleeping/exercise balance. The talk will be given by Ged McNamara who has worked with the Clare senior hurling team. All invited to attend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Lotto Results:  W/E: 07/02/2016:     No’s drawn: 18, 22, 25, 28     No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Deirdre O’Sullivan, Ger Hoey, Aoife O’Connor, Niamh Lyons and Teagan Foudy.      
Next week’s Jackpot:   €8,250         Team: Sean Ryan            Venue: Mortys