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W/E 23/02/2014

posted Feb 21, 2014, 8:19 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In February


Ruan:          Sunday 23rd February at 10.00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Kathleen Tagg, sister of Mandy Doherty, Ballaghboy

Mass Of Anniversaries In March


Ruan:         Sunday 2nd March at 10.00 am

                    Patrick O’Donoghue       Maisie O’Donoghue       Paddy McMahon     Joan Daly

Dysart:        Saturday 8th March at 6.30 pm

                    Mary Nestor         Gerry Nestor          Tom Nestor

Ruan:         Sunday 9th March at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for David O’Brien

We pray for the repose of the soul of Frank O’Dea Kilkee and formerly of Oankeagh who died recently. May he rest in Peace.


Weekday Masses:

Ruan:          Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30.

Dysart:         Thursday and Friday at 9.30


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions

09/2/14:    PDF: €697       Baskets: €236.34       Candles:   €18.66  Bishops Commissions:     €15.00 

16/2/14:    PDF: €510.20      Baskets: €163.68     Candles:   €79.35     Bishops Commissions:     €24            


Readers & Ministers Of The Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                             Ruan       Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Maria Peoples                      Reader this week:       Rachel O’Loughlin

Reader next week:        Rose Foudy                          Reader next week:      Deirdre Crowe

Euch Min this week:      Flan Lyons                           Euch Min this week:    Monica Cassidy

Euch Min next week:    Gerry Kelly                           Euch Min next week:  Geraldine Crowe

Next Baptism Course:  Corofin on Saturday 22nd March from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Sophie Grace Lynch daughter of William and Elaine who was baptised recently

Meeting of Parents organising First Holy Communion Liturgies on Monday 24th February in Parochial House at 8.00 pm

Meeting of Parents organising Confirmation Liturgies on Tuesday 25th April in the Parochial House at 8.00 pm

Knock Retreat  Retreat for Confirmation Children on Tuesday 11th March.  Bus leaving Toonagh NS at 8.30 am, Ruan NS at 8.45 am and Crusheen NS at 9.00 am


Thought for the Week:

"Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living,

and your belief will help create the fact".        (William James)


LOURDES This Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 26th June to 1st July under the leadership of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly.   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 or visit the Killaloe Diocese website at www.killaloediocese.ie

Youth Helpers:  If any young person, in Transition or 5th year, would like to go to Lourdes as a helper, would you please let me, (Fr. Pat O’Neill) know in the next few days.

Clothes Collection: The second fundraiser for Toonagh Hall is a clothes collection on Thurs 27th February outside Toonagh Hall.  People will be there to take bags of clothes at 9 am, 2 pm, and 3 pm. and from 6-8 pm. All types of clean clothing - towels, curtains, hats, belts, shoes, handbags, bed-linen (sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers) NO duvets or pillows please.

Should anyone need bags to be collected please contact Rose (0870610212) who will arrange collection before Thurs. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Adult Dancing Classes with Maggie Hutton in Ruan Community Centre on Thursdays nights at 8.30 pm, Waltzes, jives, quick-step and set dancing.  All are welcome.

The 2014 Daffodil Day launch is on Monday March 3rd in the West County Hotel, Ennis at 8pm.  All very welcome to attend. Daffodil Day is on Friday March 28th.

An Evening of Mindfulness & Meditation Wednesday 26th February 7.30 pm with Mary Lillis @ The Red Gates,  Killeen, Corofin Cost by Donation. Contact Des on 0851614951 to reserve a place.

The Alzheimer Society's Dementia Specific Day Care Centre in Ennis currently has vacancies for clients.   Specialist Activity Programme tailored towards clients interests, skills, experiences and personalities.  Cost 7 Euro Per Day.  Meals provided.  Bus pick up and drop off where possible.  For information contact Linda Murphy on 0879152151

Ruan Gaa:  

Minor Club News:

The Ruan Under 12 Davin and McNamara League winners received their medals recently at a function in Ruan Community Centre. The medals were presented by Ruan Senior Hurler Pakie Roughan and a DVD of the Under 12 finals was shown on the night. Refreshments were served afterwards to the large crowd. Well done to all involved.    Gearóid Roughan Minor ClubPro

Clare GAA Annual 2013: available now – featuring a full colour spread on Ruan Minor and Senior Clubs and Tribute to Jimmy Smyth.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 16/02/2014    No’s drawn:  17, 18, 21, 24.      No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:   Noel O’Loughlin, Michael Foudy, Seán O’Sullivan, Shannon Courtney and Ciaran O’Connor.     

Next week’s Jackpot:  €9,150   Team:  John Punch       Venue: Mortys