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posted Aug 29, 2014, 4:22 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 29, 2014, 4:23 AM ]

Mass Of Anniversaries In September

Dysart:        Saturday 6th September at 6.30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Donal Fitzgibbon


Dysart:        Saturday 13th September at 6.30 pm

                    Alan Woodford        Kathleen Hayes        Paddy Keating         Kathleen Keating


Ruan:          Sunday 21st September at 10.00 am

                    Phil Brohan


Ruan:                      Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am     


WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1777.09         Baskets: €104.67           Candles:  €22.40          Peters Pence:  €101.00

Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €64.00       Priests Collection:  €110.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                           Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Maria Peoples                     Reader this week:         Liam Jones

Reader next week:      Edel Bluett                           Reader next week:        Aiden Lawton

Euch Min this week:    Frank Custy                        Euch Min this week:      Mary Tierney

Euch Min next week:   Rose Foudy                         Euch Min next week:     Pat O’Halloran


Next Baptism Course:  Crusheen on Saturday 20th September from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Eucharistic Adoration:  Since 2012 Eucharistic Adoration is taking place each Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm in St Mary’s Church Ruan.   We invite anyone who can commit to an hour in the Church each Wednesday to give you name into the Sacristy. However, if you cannot commit to an hour you will be very welcome to act as a substitute, or indeed to drop into the Church any Wednesday afternoon.

KDYC – Invitation The Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council would like to invite all young people along with their families, friends, teachers and priests to our first youth mission taking place across the diocese from 25th to 28th September. The following venues and speakers have been confirmed:

Thurs 25th, 7 pm St. Flannan's College Chapel, Speaker Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh RIP

Friday 26th, 7 pm, Templederry Parish Church, Speaker Ger Hanley.

Saturday 27th, 3 pm, Kilrush Parish Church, speaker, Joanne O' Riordan - No Limbs No Limits

Sunday 28th, 3 pm, Holy Island, Mountshannon, music by Elation Ministries.

This is a really big venture for the youth of our diocese and we would welcome everybody to come along to any or all of the sessions. More information about transport etc will follow.


Aware Depression Support Group meets: Ennis – Tuesdays at 8pm, Day Hospital Gort Road.    Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary


Thought for the Week

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more,

Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more,

Hate less, love more. And all good things will be yours.

(Swedish Proverb)



A need to develop the Parish graveyards in Dysart and Ruan was discussed recently at a Parish Council meeting.  In the absence of acquiring suitable land close to the existing graveyards, a site located midway, which would be accessible to both sides of the Parish, would also be welcome.

If you have a suitable plot, and would be interested in donating or selling same to the Parish, please contact Fr. Pat (086 2612124) or any member of the Parish Council at your convenience. 


Ruan Tidy Village are holding a clothes collection to raise funds. Funds are at a critical level. In order to maintain and keep improving the appearance of your village, your support would be greatly appreciated. Any old clean clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes or boots are of value. The community centre will be open from 8.30 to 5 and again from 7 to 9 on Monday the 1st of September.

Notes in Clare Champion Deadline for Ruan/Dysart Notes in Clare Champion is 12 noon on Mondays.  Anyone with news items for this should contact or tel. Rose at 6837466 or 0870610212.


Sláinte an Chláir: Cancer Man 2 Man talk with Mr Eamonn Rogers, Urologist, Galway & others on Saturday, September 13th, at Clare Cancer Support, Kilnamona.  For further info call 087 6912396. This talk is for men only.


Permanent Diaconate: Bishop Kieran O'Reilly has issued a Pastoral letter on the Permanent Diaconate. He is inviting men who are engaged in pastoral leadership in the diocese and believe that the Lord is calling them to the ministry of the permanent diaconate to present themselves to the Diocese and so begin a process of discernment. Copies of the Letter are available at Church doors or on the diocesan website

Ennis Padre Pio Trip to Rome, Montecassino, Frascati and San Giovanni, Papal Audience with Pope Francis.  October 1st-8th, 2014; €959 pps taxes incl, led by Mary O’Sullivan.  Padre Pio’s body will be on view in the New Chapel. Spiritual Director:  Fr. Tom Hogan 087 1247669.

Lourdes Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage:  The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Tuesday 7th October returning on Sunday 12th October. The cost this year is €657 pps with a €10 discount for online booking. Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T.143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810 or

Ruan Gaa:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 24/08/2104:  No’s drawn:  4, 7, 14, 24        No Jackpot Winner:  

Five lucky dips:    Martin Crowe, Crystal Vaughan, Mary K Tierney, Alfie Jones and Bridie Finn.    

Next week’s Jackpots:   €3,300         Team:  Christy O’Connor          Venue: Mortys