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W/E 09/04/2017

posted Apr 10, 2017, 3:02 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April


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

                    Sr Cecilia O’Neill           Nora O’Neill           Cathy O’Neill         Br Luke Keating         Michael Keating        PJ Callinan          Brigid Callinan


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   5:00 am       Dysart:  10.00 am


           There is no 10:00 am in Ruan   or   no 7:00 pm Mass in Dysart on Easter Sunday


Good Friday:  Friday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.     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: €635.64                 Baskets: €206.31                     Candles:  €19.05         Trócaire:  €25.00         


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Crusheen on Saturday 13th May 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 for Holy Week

Palm Sunday:     Ruan:   10:00 am    Marie Slattery    Eileen Hannon    Padraig Casey

                                 Dysart:  7:00 pm    Rose Foudy     Matt McCormack    Laura Cahir

Holy Thursday:    Ruan:    8:00 pm    Ruth Crowe

Good Friday:      Dysart:   3:00 pm    Maria Peoples    Rose Foudy     Aidan Hastings

Holy Saturday:    Ruan:   9:00 pm    Deirdre Crowe, Anne Foley, Rachel O’Loughlin, Aidan Lawton

Easter Sunday:   Dysart:  10:00 am   Matt McCormack


Eucharistic Ministers for Holy Week

Palm Sunday:     Ruan:   10:00 am    Carrie Droney

                                 Dysart:  7:00 pm    Edel Bluett

Holy Thursday:    Ruan:    8:00 pm    Sheila Lynch

Good Friday:      Dysart:   3:00 pm    Pat Lynch

Holy Saturday:    Ruan:   9:00 pm    Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday:   Dysart:  10:00 am   Flan Lyons


Thought for the Week
Palm Sunday:  Be reminded of the reason for the Easter Season. 

Amongst all the busyness that goes on, reflect on Jesus and his resurrection. (Anon.)


Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:     They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.'” John, 12:13.  The palm is a symbol of peace and on this Palm Sunday we pray for the millions of people around the world who are affected by conflict and have had to flee with their families to face an uncertain future.  Trócaire is working in many areas of conflict to ensure people have a chance of a better future.  Find out more about the Lenten campaign at www.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/lent-2017-hearing-happening-hoping.html.  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth),


Trócaire Collection:  If you have not already contributed to the Trócaire collection, it is normally held during Holy Week.

Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday


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 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. 


Tractor Run for Tidy Towns & Graveyard Maintenance

Calling all tractor/truck owners to come out and support us for 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, Refreshments served.


The Craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wed. mornings will take a two week break for Easter holidays and will resume on Wed. 26th April.


Ruan Gaa:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 02/04/2017:    No’s drawn:  2, 14, 18, 25         No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Joe Keane, Breda & Ger Keating, Jimmy Courtney, Margaret Mullins and Eileen O’Donoghue.    

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,500         Team:  Seán Ryan