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W/E 02/08/2015

posted Jul 30, 2015, 2:17 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in August:

 Dysart:       Saturday 1st August at 6.30pm

                    Months Mind Mass Ralph Cullinan

 Ruan:          Sunday 2nd August at 10am

                    Nuala Meaney    

 Dysart:       Saturday 8th August at 6.30pm

                    Michael McDonnell   Mai McDonnell   Thomas McDonnell   Tom McDonnell      Bridget Gleeson   Michael Gleeson   Ellen Gleeson    Paddy Hynes

                    Dan McMahon     Kitty Kelly      Morty Kelly            Nora Kelly            Deceased members of the Kelly Family

 Ruan:         Sunday 16th August at 10am

                    Joe & Maureen O Donoghue          Michael Finn      Mary Finn      Pakie Cullinan     Morty Cullinan          Margaret Cullinan        Eddie O Connor

                    Stephen O Sullivan         Carmel Carey

  Weekday Masses:         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: €   944.90         Baskets: €102.76          Candles: €83.50      Peter’s Pence: €10.00     Priests Collection:  €370.00   Lourdes Invalid Collection:  €5.00


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     :   James Hannon  

Reader next week:      Rose Foudy                                    Reader next week:      Carmel Foley

Euch Min this week: Moira O Loughlin                          Euch Min this week:    Noreen Ballinger     

Euch Min next week:        Gerry Kelly                             Euch Min next week:    Mary O Brien

 Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 22nd August from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


ACCORD COUNSELLING Services:  Are you experiencing difficulties in your Marriage / Relationship?  Accord Counsellors offer couples and individuals a safe, professional, inexpensive counselling service.   To book an appointment with a Counsellor, contact ACCORD ENNIS in complete confidence. Tel: (065) 6824297.


Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.

Thought for the Week.

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.  (Eddie Cantor)

 Epilepsy Ireland: Amount collected was 155.60 Euro. Thanks to all who contributed

The 2015 pilgrimage to Canon Island will take place on Sunday 16 August.  Boats will leave Crovraghan Pier (off Ennis Road, Kildysart) at 5.30pm.  Life jackets are compulsory (some will be available at the pier).  Priests are welcome to concelebrate.

Lough Derg: Time for Body & Soul; Annual 3 day Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg; Mon 3rd August to Wed 5th. Bookings being now taken at Parish Office 065 6824043


Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €57.83 collected at Dysart & €288.45 at Ruan for the recent church gate collection. All the work that we do at Samaritans is carried out by volunteers who give their time to provide confidential emotional support to callers.  We rely entirely on voluntary donations to finance the operation of the branch so that we can reach out to people who need such support. We are very grateful for this generous donation from the people of Dysart. It will be put to good use in helping us to provide the 24 Hour a Day/ Seven Days a week service that is vital to so many people, particularly during these difficult times. With Kind Regards: Pierce Cahill Treasurer

Milford Hospice Golf Classic is taking place the 8th August at Ennis Golf Club.  Open teams of 4 (any combination). €200 per team (includes meal). Proceeds to assist the building of the new Specialist Hospice serving Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary.  Reserve your tee time by ring the Fundraising Department on 086 0413912.


Clare Champion: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes, should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays - 0870610212 or


The Alzheimer Society Clare Branch:  The Alzheimer Society's Dementia Specific Day Care Centre in Ennis, currently has client vacancies.  Accepts clients from all over Co Clare.  Meaningful activity programme tailored towards clients, interests, experiences and personalities.  Bus service available were possible.  Meals provided.  Cost 7 Euro per day.  Queries in relation to Daycare Services contact Linda Murphy 0879152151.  Queries in relation to Home Care Services contact Clare Office 065 6868621


Alzheimer's Tea Day .A recent Tea Day in aid of the Alzheimer's Society held by Pat & Catherine Casey raised over €450 for the organisation. These monies will ensure that many families who have members affected by Alzheimer’s will now receive more hours of home help which is of great benefit to all concerned. The support of all who contributed to the success of the day is greatly appreciated.

 Ruan GAA:

Ruan Minor Club Under 12: Ruan recently had victories over Eire Og and The Banner. This competition focuses on skill development and there will be a finals day soon where all clubs will be invited to play in Cusack Park. Minor:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ruan/Corofin had a merited 2 point win last weekend over Doora Barefield in Gurteen in the Minor B Championship. They now need to defeat Scariff/Ogonnelloe in their final group game to progress to the quarter finals. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 26/07/2015:  No’s drawn:  3,9,24,27          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Ger Cullinan     Anne Griffin      Gerry O Connor      Catherine Taffee      Rebecca Moloney   

Next week’s Jackpots:   €4,050     Team:  Christy O Connor      Venue: Purcells