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W/E 23/04/2017

posted Apr 23, 2017, 3:53 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April


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

                    Janet Nielan      Paudie Kelly    Vonnie Kelly   Christy Courtney   Bridie Courtney    Christina Mahoney     

                    Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family.            Deceased Members of the Lynch Family


Anniversary Masses in May


Ruan:          Friday 5th May 2017 at 8:00 pm

                    First Anniversary mass for Frank O’Halloran


Ruan:          Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch


Dysart:        Sunday 14th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Mary O’Neill    Francis O’Neill      Mary O’Neill       Mary Lyons             Danny Griffin        Agnes Griffin


   We pray for the repose of the souls of Flan Sheehan Ballynacally, father of Claire Griffin and Martina O’Sullivan, who died recently, and also Paddy Keating, formerly of Ballaghboy.  May they rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      No Morning Masses this week


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: €1121.70                 Baskets: €175.68                Trócaire:  €1351.62       Priests Collection:  €3366.00         


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 & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:        Eileen Hannon                         Reader this week:      Laura Cahir

Reader next week:       Holy Communion Parents     Reader next week:     Holy Communion Parents

Euch Min this week:      Caroline Meaney                   Euch Min this week:   Rose Foudy

Euch Min next week:    Siobhan Le Cathelinais        Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings


The Craft mornings in Toonagh Hall will resume on Wed. 26th April.

Community Games Athletics: Ruan community Games athletics will be held in Ruan G.A.A. Field on Sat. 29th April next at 3pm. Events are for boys and girls, aged from u8 to u16, living in the parish, and there will also be fun races. All are welcome.

Thought for the Week


"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone,

but in every leaf in Springtime"    (Anon.)


Divine Mercy Sunday 23rd AprilEnnis Cathedral 2.15 p.m.   Devotions, Confessions, Mass and Benediction.  The Feast of Divine Mercy is a public feast day formally established by St John Paul 11 in May 2000.  The Divine Mercy Devotion is inspired by the experiences and writings of a Polish nun, Sister Faustina, who died at 33 years of age in 1938 and was canonised in April 2000.   It embraces priests, religious and laity united in their commitment to live mercy in relating to their brothers and sisters, to make the mystery of Divine Mercy known and to invoke God’s mercy for sinners. 


Diary date: Annual Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses will be held in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 3rd May at 2pm with Bishop Fintan Monahan as chief celebrant and homilist. All are welcome. 


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:   The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  This year Ferns Diocese will lead the ceremonies.  Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date.


Ruan/Dysart History Group Display: In winter of 2014 a small group of like-minded individuals came together to undertake what they considered to be a very important local history initiative.  Concerns were being expressed by members of the group that the local history and folklore of the parish would be lost with the passage of time.

The group set out to record, on a townland by townland basis, the local landscape details, families who resided there, local characters, events, traditions and so on, in an effort to pass on to future generations this local lore.  Students of local history in future may benefit from such data and perhaps make possible family connections. The local history group have, to date, compiled information on a number of townlands and wish to display a sample of 8 townlands in Morty Kelly’s on Tuesday 2nd May between 8 and 10 p.m.  T

he townlands being displayed are Ruan Commons (village), Bealnalicka, Nuan, Lisduff, Caherclancy, Erinagh, Ballynagonnaghtagh, & Kilcurrish. All are welcome and perhaps you may have a query or a particular snippet of detail you wish to share, the group will be happy to oblige. If anyone has family photos that they would wish to have included in this project, the group would be delighted to have them scanned and returned with the greatest of care.

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.


Corofin Dramatic Society present The Cripple of Inishmaan in Corofin Hall on the 23rd and 29th April and on the 1st May commencing at 8:00 pm.  This will be a chance to see this play before their appearance in the All Ireland Finals in Athlone on 9th May.


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 16/04/2017:    No’s drawn:  6, 8, 10, 26          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Pat Keating, Michael Foudy, Michael Corey, Adrian Cassidy and Anne Whelan.      

Next Week’s Jackpot:            €7,800         Team:  Christy O’Connor