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W/E 03/08/2014

posted Aug 2, 2014, 3:57 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 3:58 AM ]

Mass Of Anniversaries In August

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd August at 10.00 am

Months Mind Mass for Margaret Bluett.     Also remembering   Jenny Hawkins     Nuala Meaney      Carmel Carey

Dysart:        Saturday 9th August at 6.30 pm

                    Michael Gleeson    Bridget Gleeson     Ellen Gleeson       Rita Crowe       Dan McMahon    Paddy Hynes   Katie Ellen Sadlier                  Deceased Member of the Sadlier Family   Kitty Kelly    Nora Kelly       Morty Kelly     Deceased Members of the Kelly Family

Ruan:          Sunday 17th August at 10.00 am   

                    Joe O’Donoghue      Maureen O’Donoghue    Mary Finn    Michael Finn  Margaret Cullinan      Morty Cullinan      Pakie Cullinan              Stephen O’Sullivan       Maura Daffy


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: €651.75         Baskets: €163.60          Candles:  €15.65         Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €5.00        Priests Benevolent Fund:   €20.00       Priests Collection:  €180.00

 Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart      Saturday at 6.30 pm                              Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:        Edel Bluett                        Reader this week:        James Hannon

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

Euch Min this week: Edel Bluett                            Euch Min this week:     Noreen Ballinger

Euch Min next week:   Flan Lyons                         Euch Min next week:    Mary O’Brien

Next Baptism Course Ruan on Saturday 16th August from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Chloe Smith daughter of Elaine and Andrew who was baptised recently.

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

Epilepsy Ireland Collection: The collection taken up at Ruan church on July 27th amounted to €170.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously.

Last Bookings now being taken for the Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg:  from Monday August 11th to 13th.  Bookings immediately to:   Ennis Parish Office 065 6824043.

Time for Body & Soul:  Bookings now being taken for the Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from August 11th to 13th.  Bookings immediately to:   Ennis Parish Office 065 6824043.


To Live in Peace. 

If there is to be peace in the world,  There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities,

If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbours,

If there is to be peace between neighbours, There must be peace in the home,

If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the heart.


(Chinese Philosopher Lao Tse 6th Century)


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:  3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life. 3% only of our population give blood.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis, on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th August, 6 pm – 9 pm. Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th August, 2 pm – 5 pm and also on Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st August. Time: 6 pm – 9 pm.

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

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14​​th  Sunday 17​​th August 2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the Holy Oxygen with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

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.

Ruan GAA

Lotto Results:  W/E: 27/07/2104     Draw (1):  4, 5, 6, 15    (2): 3,16,21,24.     No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:  Frank O’Halloran,  Megan Molloy,  Ethan Howard,  Ted Wynne and  Michael O’Halloran.         

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000.   (2) €2,700           Team:  Frank Lyons          Venue: Purcells


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you.


Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on the Wednesday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email