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W/E 19/02/2017

posted Feb 17, 2017, 4:28 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in February


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.


              We pray for the repose of the soul of Joe Murphy, Maghera, husband of the late Bridie Courtney, who died recently.  May he rest in peace.


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: €946.00          Baskets: €144.12          Candles:  €79.88         Bishops Comm:  €119.35     Priests Collection:  € 250.00


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 11th 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 Méabh Eileen Roughan, daughter of Patrick and Maura and James William John Hehir, son of Alan and Rosemary who were baptised recently


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       James Hannon                        Reader this week:                Aidan Hastings

Reader next week:      Carmel Foley                            Reader next week:               Maria Peoples

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

Euch Min next week:   Loretta Kenny                        Euch Min next week:            Matt McCormack


NET Ministries  On Wednesday the 22nd 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 24th, the Senior Amplified youth (TY-6th year) will be meeting from 7:30-9:00pm.

Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting: This week on Tuesday the 21st 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 19th February and Sunday 5th March.


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.

Thought for the Week:


'Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted

with important matters'      (Albert Einstein)


Readers for prayers of the Faithful:

We are inviting students from 6th class and second level students to read the prayers of the faithful.  If you would like to take part please contact Fr. Pat on 086 2612124 or Anne Foley on 087 6440804.


TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Volunteer as a Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service If you feel that you have something to offer to people who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage and you are willing to give some voluntary time to train in this area then we, in the ACCORD Ennis Centre, would be delighted to hear from you. Certificate in Marriage Education accredited by Pontifical University, Maynooth. For information pack please email us at: accord.ennis@eircom.net  any time up to Friday 10th March.  Tel: 065-6824297


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.


Yoga classes will resume in Toonagh Hall on Monday 27th Feb. 11am and Tuesday 28th Feb. 7pm.

Craft morning in Toonagh Hall will take a break for midterm and will resume on Wednesday 1st March from 11am

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


Corofin GAA Ladies Football Club is up and running. We are looking for ladies born in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Training every Wednesday evening in Corofin GAA Hall.  Contact 087 4167138 for details


Ruan GAA:

The Ruan hurling Club offers its sincere condolences to the following families:

The Punch and O’Connor families on the death of John Punch Feakle, The King family on the death of their mother Mary, The Fitzgibbon family on the death of Mick, The Courtney family on the death of Cyril and Noel, The Cullinan family on the death of Padraig Winters, Loughrea, The Hassett family on the death of their mother Kathleen, The Roughan family on the death of Eileen Barry Ballagh Co Limerick, The Kearney and Ball family on the death of Patrick (Sonny) Kearney.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 12/02/2017:          No’s drawn: 9, 16, 17, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Paul Howard, Mark Droney, Annette Daffy, Gerry McMahon and Michael Murphy.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,450         Team:  Ted Wynne        Venue: Purcells.