April 2016


W/E 24/04/2016

posted Apr 24, 2016, 3:14 AM by John O'Sullivan



Anniversary Masses in April

Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan

 

Anniversary Masses in May

 

Ruan:          Sunday 1st May 2016 at 10.00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch

 

Ruan:          Monday 2nd May 2016 at 11:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Eileen Moroney, also remembering Simon Moroney

 

Dysart:        Saturday 7th May 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Danny Griffin      Agnes Griffin        Nora O’Neill    Cathy O’Neill    Sr Cecelia O’Neill       Mary O’Neill        O’Donoghue Family Drummina          O’Donoghue Family Kinvara          O’Donoghue Family Cree     Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare     Burns Family Nooan   

                                     

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30 am.  Friday at 7:30 pm. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday at 9:30 am

Please Note:  

When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 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: €755.35 Baskets: €255.42 Candles: €12.73 Trócaire: €1.50 Priests Collection: €255.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Monica Tierney               Reader this week:      Ruth Crowe

Reader next week:     Louise McDonnell           Reader next week:     Rachel O’Loughlin

Euch Min this week:    Rose Foudy                    Euch Min this week:   Eileen Hannon

Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings                    Euch Min next week:  Francis Howard

 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.

 

Confirmation:  Confirmation will take place on Saturday 14th May in Dysart at 10:00 am and in Ruan at 12 Noon.

 

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

 

Part-Time Temporary Home Helps Required FETAC Level 5 qualifications and full driving licence essential.  Panel to be created.  For application form please contact Mary Cosgrove, Home Help Manager, Clarecare Limited, Harmony Row Ennis.     Tel 065 6828178 or e-mail: m.cosgrove@clarecare.ie

Thought for the Week  
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself
And know that everything in this life has a purpose"
(Elisabeth Kubler Ross)

 

Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place all over Ireland on Thurs. May 5th.  Every day another 11 people are diagnosed with dementia and there are 48,000 people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia right now.  Every €25 raised provides an hour of Home Care, every €50 funds 5 hours at a Day Care Centre, every €200 pays for an overnight stay in Respite Care.

If there is anyone who would like to organise it in Toonagh Hall they can contact the Alzheimer Society at www.teaday.ie. or call 0870610212 for details.

 

Clothes Collection: A clothes collection will be held in Toonagh Hall on Thurs. 5th May. Members of the Parents Association will be on hand from 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm to take bags from people and should anyone need bags collected, they will also collect them from their homes. Monies raised go towards school supplies.

 

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every   Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

 

Clare Parkinson’s Support Group meets at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 10.00 am on the last Friday of the month. These informal meetings provide a chance for people to talk and discuss worries and experiences.  Normally the meeting includes a presentation by a guest speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist. Activities that assist people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance, Occupational Therapy or Tai Chi generally form part of the get together - and there is the social aspect with time to enjoy a coffee or tea and a home baked scone! The next Clare Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is on Friday 29th April. For further information contact 087 415 8430

 

Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th May at 2:00 p.m.  
Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist

 

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge - Sat May 28th 2016: The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
Choice of Full, Half or 10k Mini marathons. Walk - Jog - Run, both on & off road across the beautiful Burren terrain. Entry options & info
www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com phone 087 7779714.
Charity groups, individuals, runners, walkers - everyone welcome to take part.

 

'Mobile make-up artist' available: contact Sheila Malone 087-4133172 for bookings please.

 

Bingo in Corofin Hall: Bingo takes place very Tuesday night at 8:30 in the newly refurbished Hall in Corofin. Please support.



Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 17/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 6, 8, 26           No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: O’Donnell Family, Jack O’Halloran, Gerard Keating, O’Connor Family and Anne Lough.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,750         Team: Frank Lyons     Venue: Mortys

W/E 17/04/2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 2:24 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

 

Ruan:          Sunday 17th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Michael J Casey       Mrs Mary Casey       Deceased members of the Reddan Family    John Flanagan   Mary Flanagan,   Philomena Flanagan Bohan

                    Paudie Kelly      Vonnie Kelly         Deceased Members of the Lynch Family  Christina Mahoney        Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family

                                               

Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm

                   
First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.30 am. 

                                               Dysart:     Thursday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 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: €1098.33          Baskets: €105.94            Candles:  €34.21         Trócaire:  €64.52      Piests Collection:  €350.00

 

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:     Ruth Crowe

Euch Min this week:    Flan Lyons                                           Euch Min this week:   Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week:  Rose Foudy                                           Euch Min next week:  Eileen Hannon

 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.

 

First Holy Communion Ceremony this weekend: Ruan on Saturday 16th April and in Dysart on Sunday 17th April at 12:00 noon.

 

Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place all over Ireland on Thurs. May 5th.  Every day another 11 people are diagnosed with dementia and there are 48,000 people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia right now.  Every €25 raised provides an hour of Home Care, every €50 funds 5 hours at a Day Care Centre, every €200 pays for an overnight stay in Respite Care.

If there is anyone who would like to organise it in Toonagh Hall they can contact the Alzheimer Society at www.teaday.ie. or call 0870610212 for details.

 

Part-Time Temporary Home Helps Required FETAC Level 5 qualifications and full driving licence essential.  Panel to be created.  For application form please contact Mary Cosgrove, Home Help Manager, Clarecare Limited, Harmony Row Ennis.     Tel 065 6828178 or e-mail: m.cosgrove@clarecare.ie


On your First Holy Communion Day

Jesus said to them;

 'I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me shall not hunger,

And he who believes in me shall never thirst'
John 6:35

 

World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter or Good Shepherd Sunday is a special day for everyone in our parish and our Diocese. We celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We ask that we may be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit as we carry on the mission of Jesus, our Good Shepherd. We pray in thanksgiving to day for our Bishop, Priests, Religious and Deacons and for an increase in vocations in the Church.  May our youth listen to God’s call and be encouraged to respond generously. Anyone interested in learning more should make contact with our vocations director, Fr. Iggy McCormack on 0862777139.

 

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge - Sat May 28th 2016: The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
Choice of Full, Half or 10k Mini marathons. Walk - Jog - Run, both on & off road across the beautiful Burren terrain. Entry options & info
www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com phone 087 7779714.
Charity groups, individuals, runners, walkers - everyone welcome to take part.

 

Seinn Celebration Event:   Wednesday, 27th April 2016 - The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis at 7.30pm. The Seinn music project began in 2013 and this year there is a particular emphasis on the Year of Mercy.  Come and join second-level students and parish choirs from our diocese, as they join together to celebrate the music from the Seinn 2016 programme, as well as pieces associated with the Year of Mercy.  All are very welcome to attend what is sure to be a fantastic evening of song and celebration.

 

Diocesan Pastoral Plan evaluation - A mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan is currently underway, and any parishioner who wishes can participate. An evaluation questionnaire is now available on the diocesan website for completion by 18th April, 2016.

 

'Mobile make-up artist' available: contact Sheila Malone 087-4133172 for bookings please.

 

Bingo in Corofin Hall: Bingo takes place very Tuesday night at 8:30 in the newly refurbished Hall in Corofin. Please support.

 

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.





Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 3, 10, 14, 18       No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Meadbh & Isobel Quirke, Dermot Kelly, Veronica McMahon, Les Geraghty and Martha Fitzpatrick.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,600         Team: Flan Lyons     Venue: Purcells


W/E 10/04/2016

posted Apr 8, 2016, 8:01 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

 

Dysart:        Saturday 9th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Thomas McMahon            PJ Callinan          Bridie Callinan        Michael Keating           Brother Luke Keating     Martin Kennedy

 

Ruan:          Sunday 10th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for John Hehir, also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

Ruan:          Sunday 17th April 2016 at 10:00 am

  Michael J Casey Mrs Mary Casey Deceased members of the Reddan Family John Flanagan Mary Flanagan, Philomena Flanagan Bohan Paudie Kelly               Vonnie Kelly Deceased Members of the Lynch Family Crusheen Christina Mahoney Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family

        

Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm

                   First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 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 not be any 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: €604.42          Baskets: €183.62            Candles:  €23.02           Trócaire:  €96.94   Priests Collection:  €640.00

 

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:      Anne Foley

Reader next week:     Edel Bluett                                             Reader next week:     Marie Slattery

Euch Min this week:    Matt McCormack                              Euch Min this week:   Mary Tierney

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

 

First Holy Communion Ceremony next weekend: It will take place in Ruan on Saturday 16th April at 10.30 am and in Dysart on Sunday 17th April at 12:00 noon.

 

Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place all over Ireland on Thurs. May 5th.  Every day another 11 people are diagnosed with dementia and there are 48,000 people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia right now.  Every €25 raised provides an hour of Home Care, every €50 funds 5 hours at a Day Care Centre, every €200 pays for an overnight stay in Respite Care.

If there is anyone who would like to organise it in Toonagh Hall they can contact the Alzheimer Society at www.teaday.ie. or call 0870610212 for details.

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help; The Redemptorists in Ireland are hosting the presence of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. They plan to be in Ennis on April 14th/15th and all are welcome

Thought for the Week
The Easter feeling does not end. It signals new beginning
Of nature, Spring and brand new life,
And friendship, peace and giving.   (Anon.)

 

Apostolic Work Display: The Apostolic Work Annual Display will take place this Sunday 10th April in Ruan Community Centre from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. There will be crochet and knitted garments for sale as well as a variety of Plants and Hanging Baskets. We would very much appreciate your support on the day. There will be a cup of tea for everyone.

 

Meditation with movement and beautiful inspirational music: Meditation with a difference in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St, Ennis on Wednesday 13th April at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. Enquiries: Mary at 0879701130

 

Diocesan Pastoral Plan evaluation - A mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan is currently underway, and any parishioner who wishes can participate. An evaluation questionnaire is now available on the diocesan website for completion by 18th April, 2016.

 

'Mobile make-up artist' available: contact Sheila Malone 087-4133172 for bookings please.

 

Bingo in Corofin Hall: Bingo takes place very Tuesday night at 8:30 in the newly refurbished Hall in Corofin. Please support.

 

Part-Time Temporary Home Helps Required FETAC Level 5 qualifications and full driving licence essential.  Panel to be created.  For application form please contact Mary Cosgrove, Home Help Manager, Clarecare Limited, Harmony Row Ennis.     Tel 065 6828178 or e-mail: m.cosgrove@clarecare.ie

 

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every   Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

 

Ruan Camogie Club News:   Child Protection Course: Due to new rules and regulations anyone that is involved with a team or club (club officers, trainers, parent helpers, coaches, managers etc.) is required to participate in a "Child Protection Course".  To facilitate this, Ruan Camogie Club, have teamed up with Ruan Hurling Club. There is a one night course organised to take place in Ruan Community Hall on Tuesday 12th April from 7.00pm. This course is available to all mentors and parents who help out at training and matches etc. If you are unable to attend on the 12th you will be required to attend at another venue. Please confirm your attendance to this course to any of the club officer.

 

Ruan GAA: 
Lotto Results:  W/E: 03/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 6, 9, 27           No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Aaron Page, Gerard McMahon, Agnes Kennedy, Sean Moore and Leona Cassidy.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,450         Team: Christy O’Connor            Venue: Mortys

W/E 03/04/2016

posted Apr 1, 2016, 7:25 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 7:28 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in April

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Pat O’Brien    Hillary O’Brien    John O’Brien      Kevin Pyne     Paddy Pyne        Christy Meaney       Mary Meaney

 

Dysart:        Saturday 9th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Thomas McMahon            PJ Callinan          Bridie Callinan        Michael Keating           Brother Luke Keating

 

Ruan:          Sunday 10th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for John Hehir, also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

Ruan:          Sunday 17th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Michael J Casey    Mrs Mary Casey  Deceased members of the Reddan Family      John Flanagan      Mary Flanagan,    Philomena Flanagan Bohan

                    Paudie Kelly  Vonnie Kelly    Deceased Members of the Lynch Family Crusheen     Christina Mahoney    Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family

                                               

Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan

 

           We pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Hynes nee O’Leary, Clare Rd. Ennis and formerly of Knockanroe Dysart, who died during the week.  May she 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 not be any 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: €1143.25          Baskets: €290.30            Candles:  €15.04      Bishops Commissions:  €10.00     Trócaire:  €1944.30      Priests Collection:  €3249.70

 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                         Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Laura Cahir                                            Reader this week:      Aiden Lawton 

Reader next week:     Frances Browne                                     Reader next week:     Anne Foley

Euch Min this week:    Pat Lynch                                             Euch Min this week:   Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Euch Min next week:  Matt McCormack                                Euch Min next week:  Mary Tierney

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.






First Holy Communion Ceremony will take place in Ruan on Saturday 16th April at 10.30 am and in Dysart on Sunday 17th April at 12:00 noon

Thought for the Week
'The great gift of Easter is Hope -
Christian Hope which makes us have the confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in His Goodness and love,
which nothing can shake' (Basil C. Hume)

 

Confirmation Leaders Training: Training for the Parents who are leading “You Shall be my Witness Programme” (Confirmation Preparation) begins this Sunday night April 3rd in Ruan Community Centre at 7:00 pm and continues on the following 3 Sunday nights in Corofin.

National Spring Clean Week: Ruan Tidy Towns group will be out on Tuesday evening 5th April for a village and surrounding roads litter pick and general clean-up.  We would welcome all help from the community.  Meet in the village at 7 p.m.  Be proud of your village!

Ennis Singers Club for April will be held at the Grove Restaurant, Roslevan on Friday, 8th April @ 9.00 pm. Special Guests are local ladies, Mrs. Mary Ann Casey (Drummeer, Ruan) and Mrs. Bridie Morgan (Willbrook, Corofin, formerly the Meaney sisters from Ruan. All Welcome.

Apostolic Work Display: The Apostolic Work Annual Display will take place on Sunday 10th April in Ruan Community Centre from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. There will be crochet and knitted garments for sale as well as a variety of Plants. We would very much appreciate your support on the day. There will be a cup of tea for everyone.

Mile Buiochas!  Claire McDonnell would like to thank all who supported her recent Bingo Nite in Ruan which raised €2,500, and also the Cake Sale which she held over Easter in which she made €1,300. She deeply appreciates the help of all who baked, bought raffle tickets, helped out on the day and supported her ventures in any way. She will use these monies on her trip to Tanzania where she and a number of trainee nurses will work for a number of weeks in a hospital in the Outback.

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every   Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

Ruan Camogie Club News:   Following recent officers meeting Mr Aidan Hastings has been elected chairperson; the committee extended many thanks to Anne O Regan outgoing chairperson for her work within the club the past 2 years.

Indoor training has commenced for Ruan Camogie U6 to U10s in Toonagh Hall on Thursdays evenings from 6.30 to 8.00; all players welcome to attend.

Insurance: All players must have their membership paid to be eligible to play and train with the Club.  Contact Club Registrar Niamh Ni Mhuiri or any Club officer for details.

Next Meeting: Ruan Hall on 6th April 2016 at 8 O Clock; all officers and mentors are requested to attend….Mary Hickey Club Secretary.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results: W/E: 27/03/2016:     No’s drawn: 9, 15, 24, 27     No Jackpot Winner:
 Five lucky dips:  Ciaran O’Connor,  Jonathan Brohan,  Maebh O’Halloran,  Jerry O’Connor and Jonathan Finn.
 Next week’s Jackpot: €9,300      Team: Ger Lyons      Venue: Purcells

W/E 26/04/2015

posted Apr 24, 2015, 4:13 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 4:14 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In May

Dysart:        Saturday 25th April at 6.60 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Mrs Peg Cullinan

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd May at 10.00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch

Dysart:        Saturday 9th May at 6.30 pm

                    Mary O’Neill     Mary Lyons         Alfie Crowe        Danny Griffin       Agnes Griffin      Micko Neylon                                                  Mary Glynn     James Hogan   O’Donoghue Family Drummina   O’Donoghue Family Cappamore Kinvara                                             Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare             Burns Family Nooan            

We pray for the repose of the soul of Kitty O’Connell nee Hogan formerly of Ruan who died during the week.
May she rest in peace.

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

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €848.10             Baskets: €253.69           Candles: €41.21                Trócaire: €60.00      Priests Collection:  €190.00      

 

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:       First Communion Children

Reader next week:        Aiden Hastings                        Reader next week:      Carmel Foley

Euch Min this week:      Edel Bluett                              Euch Min this week:    Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week:     Flan Lyons                              Euch Min next week:   Eileen Hannon

 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

First Holy Communion:  Dysart - Saturday 25th April at 11:00 am

                                                     Ruan -   Sunday 26th April at 10:00 am

Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Corofin on Wednesday 29th April at 8:30 pm

Village Spring Clean; Please join in a Spring Clean of our village and surroundings on Monday & Tuesday evenings 27th & 28th April at 7 p.m.  Ruan residents, young and older, are asked to get together and clean up after the winter.  The Tidy Towns will provide bags and gloves and dispose of all litter, leaving our village a place to be proud of!

Lahinch Senior Citizens Holiday:  The annual senior citizens holiday in Lahinch will be from July 10th to 15th.  Names can be given to Mary O’Donnell 6837989 or Sheila Lynch 6837717

 

Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.

Thought for the week

'God, help me to be honest, so my children will learn honesty.
Help me to be kind, so my children will learn kindness.
Help me to be faithful, so my children will learn faith.
Help me to love, so that my children will be loving’.
(Marian Wright Edelman)

 

Clare Cancer Support/Sláinte an Chláir:  Our 4th annual cancer mass and blessing of the sick on the feast day of St Peregrine, (patron saint of cancer) Friday, May 1st, 6.30pm, Kilnamona church.  All welcome.

"Life in the Spirit". Seminars will begin in the meeting room at the back of Crusheen church on Tues. May 5th at 8.00pm and will run for six weeks.

Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland on Tuesday 28th April 2015:  Remembering the past for a safe and healthy future. For everyone with an interest in the safety, health and welfare of people at work, April 28th is an important day.  It’s the date every year when trade unions, employer groups and individual organisations remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents. In Ireland, in the 5 year period between 2010 and 2014, 253 people were killed in work-related accidents and many thousands more were badly injured.   Last year alone 56 people died, including 5 children.   These are shocking figures by any standards. We all agree that no job is worth someone’s life, but every year people are killed in foreseeable and preventable work-related accidents.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The Diocese has been allocated extra capacity to bring pilgrims who are sick or need assistance to Lourdes in the Diocesan pilgrimage on 26th June to 1st July. This is an ideal opportunity for people who have never had the opportunity where all your medical and caring needs will be looked after while in Lourdes.  A special price of €575 is available for this section and a medical form needs to be completed. Details can be got from Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director for the Diocese on (061) 364133.

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 5th July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday at 2.30 pm in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday at 10.00 am in Tubber Hall

Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 19/04/2015:  No’s drawn:  7, 9, 10, 13          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Michael & Gerard Keating, Mary O’Halloran, Edel Twoomey, Anna Maher and Sinead & Ruth Heagney.     

Next week’s Jackpots:   €1,950    Team:  Seán Ryan       Venue: Mortys.


W/E 19/04/2015

posted Apr 17, 2015, 3:37 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In April

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Michael Casey     Mary Casey   Deceased member of the Reddan Family    Kevin Pyne    Paddy Pyne     Teresa Foley                                    John Foley          Christine Mahoney  Deceased members of the Mahoney Family                                                                                                     Deceased Members of the Lynch Family       John Flanagan        Mary Flanagan

Dysart:        Saturday 25th April at 6.60 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Mrs Peg Cullinan                                              

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

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1289.30       Baskets: €210.03      Bishops Commissions: €30.00      Trócaire: €375.87     Priests Collection:  €600.80      

 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:          Confirmation Children           Reader this week:       Eileen Hannon

Reader next week:         Frances Browne                       Reader next week:      James Hannon

Euch Min this week:      Tommy Kelly                           Euch Min this week:    John Punch

Euch Min next week:      Edel Bluett                             Euch Min next week:   Pat O’Halloran

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

First Holy Communion:  Dysart - Saturday 25th April at 11:00 am

                                                    Ruan -   Sunday 26th April at 10:00 am

Confirmation in Dysart will be on Saturday 23rd May at 12 Noon, the vigil of Pentecost.

Confirmation in Ruan will be on Pentecost Sunday 24th May at 10.00 am

Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Corofin on Wednesday 29th April at 8:30 pm

Village Spring Clean; Please join in a Spring Clean of our village and surroundings on Monday & Tuesday evenings 27th & 28th April at 7 p.m.  Ruan residents, young and older, are asked to get together and clean up after the winter.                                         The Tidy Towns will provide bags and gloves and dispose of all litter, leaving our village a place to be proud of!

Lahinch Senior Citizens Holiday:  The annual senior citizens holiday in Lahinch will be from July 10th to 15th.  Names can be given to Mary O’Donnell 6837989 or Sheila Lynch 6837717

 

Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.

Thought for the week

'Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing dismay you.

Everything passes. Patience reaches all that it strives for.

He who has God finds he lacks nothing,

God alone suffices'.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The Diocese has been allocated extra capacity to bring pilgrims who are sick or need assistance to Lourdes in the Diocesan pilgrimage on 26th June to 1st July. This is an ideal opportunity for people who have never had the opportunity where all your medical and caring needs will be looked after while in Lourdes.  A special price of €575 is available for this section and a medical form needs to be completed. Details can be got from Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director for the Diocese on (061) 364133.

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 5th July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date. 

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

The Annual Clare Garden Festival will be held in the Ennis Showgrounds on Sunday 26th April from 11am-5pm. It will feature a large-scale Garden and Food Fair, expert garden talks, a Bloom-style show garden and entertainment for all the Family. Further info on www.claregardenfestival.com

Corofin Dramatic Society present the 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow in Glór on Saturday 25th April. This is your last chance to see this award winning play before appearing in the All Ireland finals in Athlone on 3rd May. Admission to Glór €15 & €12 concession.

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday at 2.30 pm in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday at 10.00 am in Tubber Hall

Ruan GAA:

Ruan GAA Membership: If you have not already done please be aware Ruan GAA club membership for now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive or club registrar Niall O’Connor 0879497896.

Ruan GAA Scrap Metal Collection: Please be aware Ruan GAA are currently finalising their collection of scrap metal and if there is any scrap metal you wish to have collected please contact Vinny O’Halloran 0862788440, Kevin McDonnell 0868460284 or Tom Roughan 0851734204.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 12/04/2015:  No’s drawn:  10, 16, 20, 26          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Breda & Gerard Keating, Gerard O’Halloran, Aiden Lawton, Anna O’Halloran and Eileen & Damien Conety        Next week’s Jackpots:   €1,800    Team:  Ted Wynne       Venue: Purcells


W/E 12/04/2015

posted Apr 9, 2015, 4:25 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In April

 

Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon   Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan    Michael Keating    Franny Lyons    Martin Kennedy       
                    Michael O’Halloran         Vincent Meere        Michael Meere

                                                 

Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                 Michael Casey           Mary Casey   Deceased member of the Reddan Family     Kevin Pyne     Paddy Pyne     Teresa Foley                  John Foley        Christine Mahoney      Deceased members of the Mahoney Family   Deceased Members of the Lynch Family

                John Flanagan        Mary Flanagan

                                                 

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

 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1500.75       Baskets: €404.35      Candles:  €17.41        Bishops Commissions: €77.00                             

Priests Collection:  €4082.00      Trócaire: €1533.49

 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist
Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:          Laura Cahir                               Reader this week:       Deirdre Crowe         

Reader next week:        Confirmation Children            Reader next week:      Eileen Hannon

Euch Min this week:      Gerry Kelly                                Euch Min this week:    Mary Tierney

Euch Min next week:      Tommy Kelly                           Euch Min next week:   John Punch

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

 

Confirmation in Dysart will be on Saturday 23rd May at 12 Noon, the vigil of Pentecost.

Confirmation in Ruan will be on Pentecost Sunday 24th May at 10.00 am

 

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work annual display of work will be held in Ruan Community Centre this Sunday 12th April after 10.00 am Mass until 5.00 pm. There will be lots of Knits, Crochet and Plants on sale on the day. Your support will be kindly appreciated. Tea and Cakes will be served.

 

Clare Bus [new Trading name of Clare Accessible Transport] - your local bus service, open to the entire community. Connecting people to local services, shopping, work and Bus Eireann/Iarnrod Eireann services. We will be holding our annual Church Gate collection in Ruan and Dysart on 18th & 19th April. All donations are gratefully received and go towards retaining existing essential services.

Return services Ruan to Ennis every Saturday, Dysart to Lisdoonvara every Tuesday - please call for details. Call 061 924 375, LoCall 1890 687 287, or text 086 8188 182 with your travel queries and we will call you back.


Thought for the week

Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise,

trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things

and still be calm in your heart. - Author unknown

 

Key Found: Small key (Everreign) found in a Trócaire box.

 

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) 364133Families or individuals often sponsor a family member, parents or a friend on the occasion of an anniversary or jubilee, with a visit to Lourdes. 
For more details, see poster in Church porch or the Killaloe Diocese websitewww.killaloediocese.ie

 

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

 

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday at 2.30 pm in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday at 10.00 am in Tubber Hall

 

New 5 week block of 10 Bootcamp circuit fitness classes: Starting after Easter break - Monday 13th April. Every Monday & Wednesday night 8:30-9:30pm in Ruan NS Hall. Circuit fitness followed by yoga stretching. All levels of fitness welcome! Two options to avail of: either purchase a 10 class pass or PAYG. Contact Rosie McMahon for more info! 086454782

 

Ruan GAA:
Ruan Minor Club
Under 14: Ruan Under 14s opened their campaign with a hard fought win over Feakle/Kilanena played in Kilanena. Ruan's next match will be at home to Ballyea next weekend. Time and date will be in the Clare Champion.  Under 8: An Under 8 Blitz takes place this weekend in Ennistymon where these young Ruan hurlers will play their first match of 2015. 

Ruan GAA Membership: If you have not already done please be aware Ruan GAA club membership for now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive or club registrar Niall O’Connor 0879497896.

Ruan GAA Scrap Metal Collection: Please be aware Ruan GAA are currently finalising their collection of scrap metal and if there is any scrap metal you wish to have collected please contact Vinny O’Halloran 0862788440, Kevin McDonnell 0868460284 or Tom Roughan 0851734204.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 05/04/2015:  No’s drawn:  14, 19, 24, 26          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Niall O’Connor, Teresa Cassidy, Declan and Catherine O’Regan, Marie O’Connor, Oliver Lyons.   
Next week’s Jackpots:   €1,650    Team:  Frank Lyons         Venue: Dalcassian.

W/E 05/04/2015

posted Apr 3, 2015, 9:47 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In April

Dawn Mass Easter Sunday:      Dysart Graveyard at 6.00 am

Ruan:          Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Pat O’Brien        Hillary O’Brien        John O’Brien        Liam Ballinger        Christy Meaney        Mary Meaney     

Ruan:          Saturday 11th April 2015

                    Months Mind Mass for Sarah Courtney at 5:00 pm

Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon      Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan      Michael Keating       Franny Lyons

                    Martin Kennedy        Michael O’Halloran         Vincent Meere        Michael Meere                                             

Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Michael Casey    Mary Casey     Deceased member of the Reddan Family      Kevin Pyne     Paddy Pyne    Teresa Foley                             John Foley    Christine Mahoney   Deceased members of the Mahoney Family  Deceased Members of the Lynch Family

           We pray for the repose of the soul of Gary Baker, Carhukeel, Crusheen, who died during the week. 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  

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1103.40       Baskets: €156.63         Candles:  €61.53        Bishops Commissions: €14.00                             

Priests Collection:  €95.00      Trócaire: €557.00

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

Confirmation in Dysart will be on Saturday 23rd May at 12 Noon, the vigil of Pentecost.

Confirmation in Ruan will be on Pentecost Sunday 24th May at 10.00 am

Recent Baptisms:  We welcome into our Community Alisha Bridget O’Loughlin daughter of Niall and Sharon and              Méabh Nora O’Halloran daughter of Vincent and Emer, who were baptised recently.

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are now preparing for their annual display of work. It will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 12th April after 10.00 am Mass until 5.00 pm. There will be lots of Knits, Crochet and Plants on sale on the day. Your support will be kindly appreciated. Tea and Cakes will be served.

The Easter Nail.

On a cross that was carved from one simple tree, Jesus suffered and died for the world to see.

Crowned by sharp thorns, pierced, and broken by nails, his enemies were certain

Christ's ministry failed. But soon it was clear that his death had assured

Our life everlasting, through the pain he endured.

At that sorrowful moment, we all gained our connection to the wonder and joy

Of His Easter morn resurrection.

Hang this nail in your home,

Forever to be the sign of God's promise of eternity.  (Anon)

 Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader Holy Sat.:    Emily Mulqueen                              Reader Holy Saturday:   Anne Foley, Marie Slattery, Ruth Crowe

                                                                                                Reader Easter: Sunday   Rachel O’Loughlin

Reader Saturday:   Laura Cahir                                       Reader Next Sunday:     Deirdre Crowe

Euch Min Holy Sat.:   Moira O’Loughlin                       Euch Min Holy Saturday:      Caroline Meaney

                                                                                               Euch Min Easter Sunday:     Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Next Saturday                  Gerry Kelly                              Euch Min Next Sunday:         Mary Tierney

 

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up during Easter is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.

Priests collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up this weekend

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday at 2.30 pm in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday at

10.00am in Tubber Hall

New 5 week block of 10 Bootcamp circuit fitness classes: Starting after Easter break - Monday 13th April. Every Monday & Wednesday night 8:30-9:30pm in Ruan NS Hall. Circuit fitness followed by yoga stretching. All levels of fitness welcome! Two options to avail of: either purchase a 10 class pass or PAYG. Contact Rosie McMahon for more info! 086454782

Ruan GAA:

Ruan GAA Membership: If you have not already done please be aware Ruan GAA club membership for now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive or club registrar Niall O’Connor 0879497896.

Ruan GAA Scrap Metal Collection: Please be aware Ruan GAA are currently finalising their collection of scrap metal and if there is any scrap metal you wish to have collected please contact Vinny O’Halloran 0862788440, Kevin McDonnell 0868460284                 or Tom Roughan 0851734204.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 29/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  5, 6, 8, 19. 

Winner:   James Marrinan

Next week’s Jackpots:   €1,500       Team:  Flan Lyons         Venue: Mortys.


W/E 27/04/2014

posted Apr 28, 2014, 1:56 PM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In May

Dysart         Saturday 3rd May at 6.30 pm

                    Una Twomey (Nee Mullins, Soheen)            

Ruan:         Sunday 4th May at 10.00 am

Caoimhe Lynch           John Foley             Teresa Foley                              

Dysart:        Saturday 10th May at 6.30 pm

                    Maureen Ballinger       William Ballinger     Deceased members of the Ballinger Family

                    Patricia Custy              Mary O’Neill           Danny Griffin              Agnes Griffin              

We pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Farrelly, Kildysart, mother of Loretta Kenny who died recently.  May she rest in peace.

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Ruan:                      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am 

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1009.25          Baskets: €321.03         Candles:  €19.43     Trócaire:  €1594.28       

Priests Collection:  €3672.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                        Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Emily Mulqueen                     Reader this week:         Deirdre Crowe

Reader next week:      Maria Peoples                        Reader next week:       Eileen Hannon

Euch Min this week:     Pat Lynch                             Euch Min this week:     Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week:   Michael Lynch                      Euch Min next week:    Eileen Hannon 

Next Baptism Course:  Crusheen on Saturday 17th May from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Confirmation Ceremony:  Children from Toonagh and Ruan National Schools will be confirmed by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly in Ruan Church on Friday 9th May at 3.00 pm

Education Fund collection will be taken up next Sunday.

Open day for those considering a vocation to priesthood in St. Patricks college Maynooth on Saturday 3rd may 2014 for information please contact Fr Ignatius McCormack At Flannan’s college Ennis @ 086-2777139  ignatiusmccormack@gmail.com

Grotto at Fountain All are invited to Fountain Grotto where the Rosary will be recited every evening at 8.30 pm for the month of May.

Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Ruan on Thursday 1st May at 8:30 pm

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT - ENNIS WALK: - Darkness into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House. This year's walk takes place from Ennis Courthouse on May 10th 

Registration for the walk will take place after 6:30 pm Mass on Saturday 3rd May in Dysart and after 10 am Mass on Sunday 4th May in Ruan 

Thought for the Week:

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together

that overwhelm the world.     (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)


Annual Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and San Giovanni:  Depart 24th September – 1st October.  Spiritual Director:  Fr. Pat O’Neill.  For information contact Marian Pilgrimages 01 8788159 or Mary Kelly 065 6835519.

Alzheimers Tea Day. This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Alzheimers Tea Day, and this parish has, over the years, supported this worthy cause by hosting tea days, however, this year, due to the closure of Toonagh Hall, it will only be held in Ruan Community Centre on Thurs. next. 1st May from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. All monies raised in Clare are spent in the county for the services offered by the local Alzheimers Association, so the support of the community will be much appreciated.

Ruan playgroup have been fortunate to get bag packing  in Dunnes stores on Fri 2nd May from 4 pm & Saturday 3rd May from 9 am to 7 pm. We would greatly appreciate help from anyone aged 16 yrs to active grandparents. If you can spare an hour please contact Playgroup on 6827791 or Martina  on 086 8555014. Thanking you in advance.

Clare Bus (the new trading name of Clare Accessible Transport) would like to thank everyone who contributed to our recent Churchgate Collections in Ruan & Dysart; your generosity is very much appreciated. A sincere Thank You also to all of our collectors for their time and assistance.

Junior Camogie News: Training continues this week with next fixture to be May 5th v Wolf Tones, venue and time TBC. Underage news:U14 success on Wednesday last when our girls proved to be the stronger side against Whitegate. Well done to all. U11 girls are participating in a tournament running in Tulla this weekend. Best wishes to all involved.

Fundraiser News: A Date for the Diary! Ruan Camogie Club will be running a Family Fun Bingo Night, May 30th in Purcells Bar Ruan at 9 pm. This is the clubs main fundraiser and is a great night for all the family!   Our club relies on the support of all parents, friends and parishioners. If you would like to donate a spot prize, sponsor a Bingo Book or even help out on the night you can do so by contacting 0873266819 or 0857603951 for further details. 

Ruan Gaa News

 Underage Fixtures: Ruan U14 C team had a high scoring win 8-11 to 8-9 in the first round v Feakle/Killanena. In Round 2 the U14 C team play Parteen this Monday in Parteen. The U A Ruan/Corofin team play Clonlara next Friday May 2 in Ruan or Corofin. See Clare Champion for times and venues.  Well done to Liam O'Donovan who played for the Clare Minors in their win over Kerry. They now play Tipperary Wednesday in Cusack Park at 7.00   

 The Ruan juniors had a good 3-9 to 0-10 win over Clarecastle in Round 2 of the Junior League on Easter Saturday last in Ruan. Our seniors had a well deserved draw with Ballyea on Easter Monday on a score of Ruan 0-18 Ballyea 1-15.    

Lotto Results:  W/E: 20/04/2104    Draw (1):  5, 13, 18, 21.  Draw (2): 2,13,19,26.    No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips: Michael O’Regan, Bridget Halpin, Leona Cassidy, Michelle Haren and Denis Mythen. 

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000.   (2) €600      Team:  Christy O’Connor      Venue: Mortys


W/E 20/04/2014

posted Apr 18, 2014, 2:36 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In April              

Ruan:          Easter Sunday 20th April at 10.00 am

                    Christina Mahoney         Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family     Deceased Members of the Lynch Family    Paddy Lyons                                Margaret Lyons         Deceased Members of the Lyons Family

Dawn Mass Easter Sunday:      Old Graveyard in Ruan at 6.00 am

We pray for the repose of the soul Cathy O’Neill, Toonagh whose remains will be reposing in Dysart Church this Sunday evening, funeral Mass on Monday at 11.00 am.     We also pray for the repose of the souls of Tom O’Brien formerly of Bealnalicka and Peggy Carroll, mother of Bernadette Kelly, Drummina who died recently.  May they rest in peace.

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Ruan:                      Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Monday at 11.00 am. Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1083.51          Baskets: €240.68         Candles:  €38.33     Bishops Commissions:  €20.00

Trócaire:  €678.66         Mission Sunday:  €10.00          Priests Collection:  €30.00


READERS:                             DYSART                                 RUAN

Holy Saturday   Monica Tierney             Holy Saturday   Aiden Lawton, Anne Foley, Marie Slattery

Easter Sunday                                            Easter Sunday   Rachel O’Loughlin

Next Saturday   Emily Mulqueen            Next Sunday      Deirdre Crowe

EUCH MINISTERS:                DYSART                                 RUAN

Holy Saturday       Flan Lyons                               Holy Saturday       John Punch

Easter Sunday                                                          Easter Sunday       Michael Finn

Next Saturday       Pat Lynch                                 Next Sunday         Pat O’Halloran

 

Priests collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up today

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection is being taken up during Holy Week. It’s an opportunity to give to the less well off people of our world

Next Baptism Course Crusheen on Saturday 17th May from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Recent Baptism:  We welcome into our Community Oscar Noel Lordan, Son of Padraig and Susan who was baptised recently. 

 

SAFEGUARDING: I wish to thank everybody for working with the Safeguarding Service on the garda vetting process.  I am aware that this did cause some anxiety and concern, especially with those who have held roles within the Diocese for many years.  It is essential that any person who may come into contact with children or vulnerable adults in their roles are vetted, not only to protect children and vulnerable adults, but to protect themselves as well.  The Diocese is committed to ensuring the Church is a safe place for children and Garda Vetting is an important part of this process.  Once again thank you for your understanding, support and patience with this process.

Thought for the Week:

Blessings at Easter:  The greatest treasures in life begin with

God's abundant goodness in giving us the gift of a Saviour.    (Anon)


Open day for those considering a vocation to priesthood in St. Patricks college Maynooth on Saturday 3rd may 2014 for information please contact Fr Ignatius McCormack At Flannan’s college Ennis @ 086-2777139  ignatiusmccormack@gmail.com

Ruan playgroup have been fortunate to get  bag packing  in Dunnes stores on Fri 2nd May from 4 pm & Saturday 3rd may from 9 am to 7 pm. We would greatly appreciate help from anyone aged 16 yrs to active grandparents. If you can spare an hour please contact Playgroup on 6827791 or Martina  on 086 8555014. Thanking you in advance.


Date for your Diary—Ruan NS:  Following the tremendous success and support received for its 6km Fun Run/Walk last year, Ruan NS will hold its 2nd Fun Run/Walk this year on Friday June 6th at 7 pm. All funds raised are going to provide more play-area for the school children.

Toonagh Community Centre: Draw for Hall Funds:  In the next few weeks, people will visit every house in the parish selling tickets for a draw which will be held on June 21st next.  The Midsummer Monster Draw top prize is €1,500 Cash: 2nd to 6th prizes are hotel breaks; 7th to 11th freezer ready fat lambs; 12th to 16th home heating bundle; 17th to 21st meals for two. Sponsors are Ryan Bros.(Ennis) Toonagh; Armada and Doolin Hotels, Treacy’s West Co. Hotel; Paul Rees; Frank & Teresa Custy; Pat Neylon: Anthony Roughan; Ml Lynch, Eoin Barry, Pat Foudy & Daughter, Dan McInerney’s; Galvin Bros; The Grove; Templegate Hotel; Auburn Lodge Hotel; Bofey Quinns, McCullough Fuels & Liddy’s Gala, Mill Rd. Tickets are €30 each or 2 for €50. The Hall Committee will be hoping for support for this draw, as work on the centre will commence shortly.  If anyone would like to help in selling tickets, or in any other way, please contact Rose (0870610212).

 

CAMOGIE NEWS: Junior Camogie News: Training has been underway for a number of wks now with early wakened training sessions as well as extra circuit classes taking place every Friday evening. Fixtures commencing soon. Hopes are high for a successful season, with plenty of new talent joining the team including girls from North Clare. All players and support very welcome. The U14 camogie players have got their season off to a good start with wins over Eire Og and Broadford.   They take on Whitegate next on the 23rd April. This game takes place in Whitegate. This year the panel is strengthened by some players from Crusheen.   The team is managed by John O'Connor and George Power. Big Congratulations to our very own Brid McNamara for her massive involvement in the very successful Strictly Come Dancing event recently held. On behalf of the camogie club, we sincerely thank you for your efforts in the promotion of the game.  Anne O Regan Club PRO

Ruan Gaa News:

Ruan Minor Club  Upcoming underage fixtures. Under 14 C: Easter Saturday in Ruan at 11 v Feakle/Kilanena. Under 14 A: Friday next in Gurteen, Ruan/Corofin v Doora Barefield. Under 14 C: Next weekend in Parteen. See Clare Champion for times and dates.Our Under 8s had their first matches this year on Saturday last in Clarecastle with 20 young Ruan hurlers doing very well. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 13/04/2104    Draw (1):  1,13,23,24.  Draw (2): 15,20,26,28.    No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips: Mary O’Connor, Ann Meaney, Pat Lynch  Laurelvale, Clara Casey and Michael Whelan.      

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000.   (2) €450      Team:  Ger Lyons      Venue: Purcells


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