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W/E 02/04/2017

posted Apr 1, 2017, 2:45 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

Ruan:          Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 10:00 am

          Pat O’Brien      John O’Brien     Hillary O’Brien            Kevin Pyne      Paddy Pyne    Mary Meaney   Christy Meaney      Joe Moloney    Deceased members of the Moloney Family      Michael J Casey      Mary Casey    Deceased members of the Reddan Family

Dysart:        Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 1:00 pm

                    Funeral Mass for PJ Ballinger followed by burial of Ashes       Also remembering Liam Ballinger.


Dysart:        Friday 7th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Peggy Roughan


Dysart:        Sunday 9th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Sr Cecilia O’Neill        Nora O’Neill        Cathy O’Neill


Ruan:          Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Janet Nielan      Paudie Kelly      Vonnie Kelly




Holy Thursday Mass of the Eucharist:      Ruan:   8.00 pm


Good Friday Celebrations:                               Dysart:  3.00 pm                             


Easter Vigil Mass:                                                 Ruan:  9.00 pm


Easter Sunday:     Dawn Mass:  Rath Cemetery          Dysart:  10.00 am



Weekday Masses:                  Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.    


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €806.87                 Baskets: €73.57                     Candles:  €19.28  Trócaire:  €60.00         Priests Collection:  €270.00        


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 8th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation 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:        Anne Foley                                 Reader this week:      Holy Communion Parents

Reader next week:       Marie Slattery                            Reader next week:     Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:      Teresa Cullinan                       Euch Min this week:   Tommy Kelly

Euch Min next week:    Carrie Droney                           Euch Min next week:  Edel Bluett


Thought for the Week
"Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves

what we can give up in order to help and enrich by our own poverty.  Pope Francis.


NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The Senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.

On April 6th at 6pm in the Ruan Parish hall we will be showing The Passion of the Christ in preparation for Holy Week, all youth under 18 years of age will need signed parent permission which can be found on our Facebook page: Imeall Boirne Net Team.

On Holy Thursday, April 13th, at 6pm we will be having a Seder Supper, a celebration of Jewish Passover, for the youth across the cluster, (1st year-6th year) in the Ruan Parish Hall.  The evening will then conclude with Holy Thursday Mass at 8pm.

Youth 2000   Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards. 


The Chrism Mass for the Diocese will be celebrated by Bishop Fintan on Wednesday evening, April 12th in the Cathedral Ennis.  The time of the Mass will be 7.30 pm.

People are warmly invited and it is a night to acknowledge our unity as a Diocese when we gather with our Bishop to celebrate the work of priests and people and to recommit to Eucharist and to ministry with God’s people.

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:   Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding.  In this regard a second national collection will be held this weekend. The collection in Ruan and Dysart will be held at a later date.  Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.

Fr Richard Mc Alear from USA is a healing priest and he is celebrating mass on Monday 3rd April in Ennis Cathedral @ 7.30 p.m. followed by healing service after the mass


National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.

Tractor Run:  Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyard Maintenance Group are holding a fundraising tractor run on Easter Sunday 16th April.  Tractors/Trucks of all types and vintage vehicles are all welcome. Kiddies tractor run at 12 mid-day, senior run at 12.15.  Sale of wooden garden planters made by local CE scheme also on sale on the day, plus a raffle.   Come along for a great day out.  Cup of tea for all in the hall during the event.

Crusheen ladies football club are holding a fun family bingo night in Finnertys Tubber on 7th April @ 7.30. All are very welcome. Raffle on the night with great spot prizes.

The 38th annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle takes place on the 20th & 21st of May. Taking part in this event gives you an opportunity to nominate someone from your parish who has been diagnosed with cancer to go on our pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. If you are interested in taking part, please contact 065 6841600 or email clare250mile@gmail.com.


Ruan Gaa

Lotto Results:  W/E: 26/03/2017:             No’s drawn:  10, 14, 15, 28        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Dermot Moran, Paul Kelly, Anna O’Halloran, Paul Howard and Ethna O’Gorman.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,350         Team:  Frank Lyons