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W/E 10/08/2014

posted Aug 9, 2014, 2:32 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In August

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               May Hurley        John Hurly       Joe McDonnell         Mary Mulqueen        Marita Maher

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


                    This is a Church Holiday            Masses as follows:

                    Dysart:   Thursday 14th August at 6.30 pm

                    Ruan:     Friday 15th  August at 10.00 am.               


WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €661.04         Baskets: €144.02          Peters Pence:  €7.00       Priests Collection:  €36.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                           Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Rose Foudy                           Reader this week:        Carmel Foley

Reader 14th August:    Louise McDonnell                Reader 15th August:     Emer O’Halloran

Reader next week:      Monica Tierney                    Reader next week:       Laura Neylon

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

Euch Min 14th Aug:`     Pat Lynch                            Euch Min 15th Aug:      Sheila Lynch

Euch Min next week:   Michael Lynch                      Euch Min next week:   Caroline Meaney

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


Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Jake Oliver Cassidy son of David and Naomi and Alanna Mae Seaberg daughter of Maria and Paul who were 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


Irish Cancer Society: The Church gate collection taken up on Sunday 3rd August 2014 amounted to €325.  Thanks to all who contributed so generously.


Samaritans Church gate Collection. Thanks to the people of Dysart for their €72.70 contribution to our recent Church gate collection and the people of Ruan for their €293.10 contribution.  Total received €365.80. Josephine Courtney.


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.

Thought for the week

"Happy the man who bears within him a divinity - an ideal of beauty and obeys it;

an ideal of art;  an ideal of science;  an ideal of country;

an ideal of the virtues of the Gospel"

(engraved above the tomb of Louis Pasteur who died 28.9.1895)


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.


The Irish Red Cross - Clare would like to thank the people of Co. Clare for their recent generous contribution in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal €9,103.00 & the Flood/Storm Appeal Church Gate Collections €4,200.00 The sum of €10,400.00 was paid out to victims all over Clare and a special word of thanks must go to all our Irish Red Cross Clare Volunteers for their help.


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


There’s still time ‘to do’ the Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage - as one pilgrim put it;  “Lough Derg is where my soul is given renewed energy. It is where I meet God and where I feel most at peace.”   Wednesday 13th August is the last day pilgrims can commence the Three Day Pilgrimage. One Day Retreats recommence on 17th August.  For further information contact Maureen or Sharon. Tel 071 9861518 email


Ruan GAA

Lotto Results:  W/E: 03/08/2104 Draw (1):  1,12,13,18    (2): 10,16,25,26. No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:  Owen Crowe, Vincent Brohan, Caimin Howard, Siobhan Devanney and Michael and Breda Keating.   

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000. (2) €2,850      Team:  John Punch   Venue: Mortys


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