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W/E 21/04/2013

posted Apr 18, 2013, 4:38 AM by Unknown user

Mass Of Anniversaries In April


Ruan:        Sunday 21st April at 11.15 am

Kevin Pyne      Paddy Pyne       John Flanagan          Mary Flanagan     Teresa Foley        John Foley     Christy Courtney    Bridget Courtney                                  

Christina Mahoney          Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family    Deceased Members of the Lynch Family

We pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Meere, Ballygriffey who died recently.

First Communion:            Ruan       Saturday 27th April at 11.00 am

Confirmation Retreat is on Tuesday 23rd April in Knock Shrine.

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                    Mon, Wed and Sat at 9.30 am

Dysart:                  Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €651.20           Baskets: €186.80        Trócaire: €104.00      Education Fund:  €5.00 

Priests Collection:  €170.00 


Readers this Sun:       Ruan:   Anne Foley                              Dysart:  Rebecca Crowe

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:   Confirmation Children             Dysart:  Confirmation Children

Euch Mins this Sun:    Ruan:   Geraldine Crowe                     Dysart:  Rosemary Foudy

Euch Mins next Sun:   Ruan:   Michael Finn                            Dysart:  Pat Lynch

NEXT BAPTISM COURSE Crusheen on Saturday 18th May from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

EDUCATION FUND Collection is being taken up today

VOCATIONS SUNDAY: Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter or Good Shepherd Sunday is a special day for everyone in our parish. We celebrate the 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. Let us pray for one another that we may be strengthened in our Christian vocations as married and single people, priests, deacons and religious. May our young people listen to God’s call and be encouraged to respond generously

RUAN & DYSART APOSTOLIC WORK SOCIETY thanks most sincerely all who helped in any way towards the success of their annual display day. To those who worked throughout the year; donated sacred vessels, donated money, raffle prizes, food etc. we appreciate your wonderful support. All proceeds go directly to our many foreign missions. Many thanks for your continued help.

TAX RETURN FORMS: Could I remind those of you who are PAYE tax payers to return the Tax Relief Claim Form as soon as possible.  This will not cost you anything; it is money that would otherwise stay with Revenue. If you have forgotten to return last years form, it is not too late to do so, as it can still be claimed back


Good and gentle God, we pray for the courage

to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.

Give us the strength to live and to be loved in return,

not perfectly, but humanly.

Give us the faithful support of family and friends

as we care for the physical and spiritual growth of our children.

Give us joy and delight in our children and most of all,

give us the wisdom to turn to you for help, when we need it most.  Amen


An AED is a device used to jump start a stopped heart.  Ruan GAA has purchased an AED and it is mounted on the wall at the front of Fr. O'Neill's house.  The club has recently organised training of 30 individuals in the use of the AED.  It has also undertaken to pay for an emergency telephone alert system which will summon a first aider to the scene of a cardiac incident.  It is important that the people of the parish become familiar with the location of the device and the phone number for this alert system.  In the event of an emergency, phone for an ambulance and then phone 065 671 0171.  This will put you in contact with one of our trained volunteers.

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CLARE ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT, your local bus service is as vital as ever!  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 collections in Ruan & Dysart on the 28th  April.  All donations are gratefully received & go towards retaining existing essential services.  Call 061 924375/ LoCall 1890 687 287  Text 086 8188182 with your travel queries and we will call you back.  All routes can be viewed on our web site www.catconnects.ie

RUAN COMMUNITY GAMES -TRACK & FIELD: Will be held in RUAN GAA Pitch on Saturday 4th May at 3.00 pm. Ages U8- 16 - age as at 31 July 2013.                  


The club is now selling tickets for the annual Draw organised by the Co Board.

Tickets are € 60 with the club retaining € 30. There will be four draws in June, July, August & Sept with valuable prizes including a car.  For a contribution of € 150 there will be a pass available to all club games in Clare for 2013 as well as a draw ticket. This draw and our Flag Day are the only fundraising ventures to help run our adult teams for the year, so your support is earnestly requested. The Lotto is used for field development and to help run the underage and schools teams.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 7/04/2013   Nos. drawn – 9, 14, 15, 27.  No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Gerard Lynch, Kevin Killoran, Lisa Courtney, Julie Carey and Teresa McGetterick.   Next Week’s Jackpot: €2550.       

Team:  Christy O’Connor         Venue:  Dalcassian.