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posted Apr 29, 2017, 2:56 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 2:58 AM ]

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   Alfie Crowe   Danny Griffin   Agnes Griffin       James Hogan   Miko Neylon   Mary Glynn


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Val Hogan, Ennis, husband of Joan Galvin, formerly of Ruan.  May he rest in peace.


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: €694.70                 Baskets: €165.67         Candles:  €17.41       Trócaire:  €279.22   Priests Collection:  €838.00         


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:        Holy Communion Parents     Reader this week:      Holy Communion Parents

Reader next week:       Carmel Foley                            Reader next week:     Edel Bluett

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

Euch Min next week:    Mary Tierney                          Euch Min next week:  Moira O’Loughlin



First Holy Communion next Saturday 6th May:     Ruan: 10:00 am        Dysart: 12:00 Noon


Trócaire would like to thank parishioners for their support of the Lenten campaign 2017 and their unfailing generosity. Trócaire boxes can be returned to your local parish in the coming days. Donations can also be made online at www.trocaire.org


Tractor Run: A big thank you to all you turned out and supported the recent tractor run.  It was a great success and enjoyed by all. 

The amount raised was €3,265 plus €400 from Toormore residents and €550 from Hazelgrove residents. 

This will go towards the supply and maintenance of grass cutting equipment for the parish graveyards and the village and surrounds.


Ruan Community Childcare would like to thank all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection, €374.35 was collected on the day

Thought for the Week

'Christianity has died many times and risen again; 

for it has a God who knew His way out of the grave'       G. K. Chesterton


The month of May is the dedicated month for Safeguarding within the diocese.  

Our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement states that ‘we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, and will work in partnership with parents /guardians to do this.  We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.’

Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are Emer O’Halloran and Margaret O’Halloran and they can be contacted via the Parochial House or through Fr Pat O’Neill.    Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


NET Team: Every Wed, in the parish meeting hall, is the Junior Youth group for those in 1st-3rd year.  It is from 6-7:30pm.  On Fri evenings from 7-8:30pm there is youth group for the Seniors (TY-Leaving Cert).  Please come and join us.

Youth 2000: Every Tuesday there is a prayer meeting for all youth and young adults (ages 16-35) in the Crusheen parish hall.  Come and join us for a time of prayer followed by tea and social.  


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. 


Toonagh Parents Association is holding a Clothes Collection on Thurs. May 4th next. Bags of old, clean clothing, shoes, bed linen, towels, curtains, belts & bags may be left at Toonagh hall during following times on that day 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm. Monies raised will go towards school teaching aids, transport costs, etc. The children are delighted with the school sports jerseys they got from the proceeds of the last collection and the support of all who help out is much appreciated. 


May Devotions: The rosary will be recited each evening during the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain at 8.30pm. The Crowning of the Statue of Our Lady will be held on Mon. 15th May at the same time.

Rosary in Ruan Church each evening at 7.00 pm for the month of May


Ruan/Dysart History Group Display:  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. 

The townlands being displayed are Ruan Commons (village), Bealnalicka, Nuan, Lisduff, Caherclancy, Erinagh, Ballynagonnaghtagh, & Kilcurrish. All are welcome.


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


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 23/04/2017:    No’s drawn:  11, 14, 16, 17         No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Jenifer Rafhini, Fr Pat O’Neill, Johnny O Donoghue, Brendan Lyons and Mary Byrt.     

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €7,950         Team:  Flan Lyons