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W/E 22/02/2015

posted Feb 20, 2015, 6:39 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 6:40 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In March


Ruan:          Sunday 1st March 2015 at 10.00 am               

                    Paddy McMahon       Joan Daly


Dysart:        Saturday 7th March at 6.30 pm

                    Michael O’Leary         Tom O’Leary



              We pray for the repose of the souls of Ralph Morgan Toonagh and Bridget O’Loughlin Kells, who died during the week.
May they rest in peace.


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


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1813.11        Baskets: €235.07           Candles:   €24.27           Bishops Comm:  €64.00   

Mission Sunday: €13.00              Priests Collection:  €515.00   


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:      Holy Communion Parents           
Reader next week:        Holy Communion Parents              Reader next week:      Eileen Hannon     

Euch Min this week:      Ita Hastings                                      Euch Min this week:    Tommy Sheedy   

Euch Min next week:     Moira O’Loughlin                           Euch Min next week:   Monica Cassidy


Next Baptism Course:  Corofin on Saturday 21st March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


Meeting of Baptism Group in Crusheen on Thursday 26th February at 8:00 pm.


Recent Baptisms:  We welcome into our Community Aoife May O’Connor daughter of Niall and Gillian and Alex Gavin McGibney son of Gavin and Jacinta, who were baptised recently.


Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015: The 2015 Ennis St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on March 17th and will commence at 11am. The recently appointed parade Co-ordinator, Ger Sweeney, is calling on groups, businesses, societies and clubs in the Ennis area to get involved in this year’s parade. This year the theme of the parade is “Celebrating Our Community”. All participating groups will be entered into a free draw. There are four prizes of €150 to be won and there is a “Best Float/Group” prize of €400. Groups from Ennis and surrounding areas are invited to participate in what promises to be a lively, bright and fun experience. More information is available from the Co-ordinator. Email ennisparade@gmail.com Please like “Ennis Parade” on Facebook and follow developments via Twitter @ennisparade


The Asthma Society of Ireland would like to thank all who contributed to their collection taken up on Feb 8th.The amount collected in Ruan was 197.77. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide and one in ten adults and one in five children under fourteen suffer from the condition. Asthma cannot be cured but it can be controlled. For more information contact www.asthma.ie or call 1850445464.

Thought for the Week:

‘Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us'

Hebrews  12:1


Trócaire Lenten Campaign:  Trócaire Boxes are available at the back of the Churches

“With justice he will judge the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy and crush their oppressors.” Psalms 72:3-4.  Trócaire’s Lenten campaign 2015 highlights the injustice faced by many in the developing world who have to cope with drought & increasing temperatures because of climate change.  The very people who have done least to cause this situation are the ones suffering most.  To find out more visit 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/scripture-in-lent.html.


Bingo in Toonagh Hall.

Now that Toonagh Hall is up and running again, a Bingo fundraiser will be held there on Sunday, 1st March next at 4pm. The organising committee is appealing to the community for its support with this event and would welcome spot prizes, etc. Contact Maria for further information @ 0860593207.


Homemade Baking - Order your local, homemade Communion and Confirmation Cakes, Cookies, Cake Pops and Cupcakes now for your Special Day. All tastes and pockets catered for. Contact Laura @ 0872901892.


Ruan Community Childcare would like to thank the parishioners of Ruan Dysart for their generous contribution to our Church gate collection last weekend. The total amount collected was €395.00


The 36th annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle takes place on the 16th & 17th of May. Taking part in this fundraising event gives you an opportunity to help someone you know, who has been diagnosed with cancer, go on pilgrimage to Lourdes. If you are interested in taking part, please contact 065 6841600 or email clare250mile@gmail.com."


The Farmyard Corofin Pilates Classes: Pilates Classes Starting 3rd of March for 6 weeks


Clare Crusaders Fundraiser:  The Cloughleigh branch of Comhaltas and Woodstock set dancers will host a Table Quiz for Clare Crusaders in Woodstock Golf and Country Club on Thursday 26th  February at 8pm. Table of 4 €20. All support greatly appreciated.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The 59th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon on Friday June 26th, returning on Wednesday July 1st.  The cost this year is €687 per person sharing with a €10 discount for online booking at www.joewalshtours.ie.  Booking forms can be obtained from: Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  Tel: (01) 2410800. Book online at www.joewalshtours.ie get €10 discount.  A limited number of Sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes at a cost of €575.  Applications for sick pilgrims only to Fr. Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director, SS John & Paul Presbytery, Shannon, Co. Clare.  Telephone: (061) 364133


Ruan GAA: 
 Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/02/2015:  No’s drawn:  1, 11, 17, 18.      No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Kate O’Donoghue, Tadgh Hanrahan, Ross O’Connor, Louise O’Halloran and Mary Thompkins.  
Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,150      Team:  Flan Lyons           Venue: Mortys