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W/E 21/02/2016

posted Feb 21, 2016, 2:17 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 21, 2016, 2:19 PM ]

Anniversary Masses in February


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    Jimmy Smyth


Ruan:          Saturday 27th February at 4:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Sarah Courtney


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 soul of Michael Finucane, formerly of Ballybrody Dysart O’Dea and brother of Mattie, who died recently in England. May he 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 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: €1750.80      Baskets: €202.96      Candles:  €14.02     Bishops Comm:  €221.50  Priests Collection: €410.00 Priests Benevolent Fund: €5.00 

 Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                             Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Edel Bluett                               Reader this week:   Marie Slattery

Reader next week:     Monica Tierney                        Reader next week:  First Holy Communion Parents

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

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


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 Saoirse Anne Cummins, daughter of Shane and Orla who was baptised recently

Meditation with movement and beautiful inspirational music.  Meditation with a difference on Wednesday 24th February in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St at 7.30pm.  All are welcome. Further information: Mary at 087 9701130

Thought for the Week
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:     “…Do your utmost to support your faith with goodness, goodness with understanding..." 2 Peter 1:5.  This year’s Trócaire Box features supporters from Ireland who are doing extraordinary things in the pursuit of justice and a fairer world.  They cannot ignore poverty and they want to make a difference in whatever way they can.  When you support Trócaire you are not just giving, you are joining the fight for justice. To find out how to help at www.trocaire.org/lent

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.  The first three Sundays are available now, weeks four, five and six will be available later.  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 on Sunday 28th February at 10:00 am.  First
Preparation Ceremony will take place in Dysart on Saturday 5th March at 6:30 pm 

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.

Corofin Camogie Club Registration will take place in the GAA club house on Saturday 27th Feb from 2 to 4 pm, open to all girls from 6 to adult, contact 0879212530

Ruan GAA: 
Lotto Results:  W/E: 14/02/2016:     No’s drawn: 4, 8, 21, 27         No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Conor Howard, Morty Kelly, Mary O’Connor, Breda & Ger Keating and Joe Quinn.      
Next week’s Jackpot:   €8,400         Team: Ger Lyons            Venue: Purcells