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W/E 26/02/2017

posted Feb 24, 2017, 6:23 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March


Dysart:        Saturday 4th March 2017 at 4:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Fitzgibbon


Ruan:          Sunday 5th March 2017 at 10:00 am

         Paddy O’Donoghue    Maisie O’Donoghue   Deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family   Tom Crowe                                  Deceased members of the Crowe Family       Paddy McMahon     Joan Daly


Dysart:        Sunday 5th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Kathleen Hassett


Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan          Sabina Hayes Jordan


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Seán Hickey, England and formerly of Toonagh and Slaveen, Ennis, who died during the week.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later.  May he rest in peace.


Ash Wednesday is Wednesday next 1st March - 1st day of Lent.

Masses:       Dysart:  9.30 am          Ruan:  8.00 pm             Ashes will be blessed and distributed


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.   Wednesday: at 8:00pm  

                                         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: €562.70          Baskets: €148.40          Candles:  €17.85         Trócaire:  €5.00       Priests Collection:  € 194.00


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 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Carmel Foley                            Reader this week:                Maria Peoples

Reader next week:      Emer O’Halloran                     Reader next week:               Rose Foudy

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

Euch Min next week:  Mary O’Halloran                    Euch Min next week:            Flan Lyons



Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Thursday 2nd March at 8:00 pm in Ruan Community Centre.


Trócaire Envelopes:  Due to a printing error, the date on your Trócaire envelopes is incorrect.  The Trócaire collection normally takes place during Easter week; this collection can be paid anytime during Lent.

Thought for the Week:


‘Father, help me to see this holy season of Lent as a time of spiritual renewal,

rather than a time of deprivation.

Motivate me to reach a new level of experiencing your grace.'   (Anon)



Net Ministers are having a Youth Mass in Ruan on Sunday 12th March at 10:00 am


NET Ministries: On Wednesday the 1st of March the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be having a movie night at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall.  There will be no Senior (TY-6th year) Amplified night, on Friday the 3rd of March, due to the team being away at the Youth 2000 retreat in Athenry, however youth are encouraged to join us.  Details can be found at Youth2000.ie.


Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting This week on Tuesday the 28th 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

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.


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 Sunday 5th March.


Ruan Tidy Village are pleased to announce that we will be launching National Tree Week for County Clare on Monday 6th March at 3 pm. A tree will be planted to mark the occasion.


Ruan Tidy Village will be holding their next meeting on Wednesday 8th March in Morty Kelly’s at 8:30 pm to discuss the 3-year plan and changes going forward. We are inviting everyone, as this is about our Village and a Village for our children.


Toonagh Hall Activities.
Yoga classes resume in Toonagh Hall on Mon. 27th Feb. at 11am and on Tue. eve. from 7pm
Craft classes also return to Toonagh Hall on Wed. 1st March at 11am.
Zumba exercise classes will take place in Toonagh Hall on Thurs. nights from 8pm. To see this fun exercise class, call to the hall at that time, or to find out more call Kasia @0868963098.


Thanks to all who contributed to the Clothes collection for Toonagh school which raised €730.  This will get new jerseys for the school's teams. The last collection this school term will be held on 7th May next when the Parents Association will 'go all out' to win the bonus prize of €1,500 so it is hoped the supporters will start putting aside old clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts, etc. for this collection

Camogie News:  Best wishes to Aoife Corey who represents Ruan camogie club in the Clare V Tipperary u16A Munster camogie semi-final Sunday 26th Feb at 3pm in Whitegate GAA. Your support would be much appreciated. 


Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 19/02/2017:    No’s drawn: 3, 7, 15, 16         No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Marie Clohessy, Mark Droney, Foudy Family, Walter Canny and Siobhan Le Cathelinas.    

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,600         Team:  Seán Ryan        Venue: Mortys.