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W/E 16/08/2015

posted Aug 13, 2015, 10:44 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 10:44 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in August

                    Ruan:         Sunday 16th August at 10am

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

                    Stephen O Sullivan    Carmel Carey     Maura Daffy      Bridget Crowe

               We pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Howard, Toormore Ruan who was buried during the week. May he rest in peace.


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: €   588.16        Baskets: €149.17     Peter’s pence: €5.00    Priests Collection:  €5.00   

    Lourdes Invalid Collection:  €10.00   Priest Benevolent Fund: €5.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart    Saturday at 6.30 pm                                      Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week    Emily Mulqueen                                 Reader this week    Emer O’ Halloran

Reader next week   Laura Cahir                                          Reader next week: Laura Neylon

Euch Min this week   Tommy Kelly                                   Euch Min this week Caroline Meaney

 Euch Min next week:  Edel Bluett                                     Euch Min next week: Siobhan Le Cathelinais


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

 Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community James Patrick Rice son of Emer and Quinton who was baptised recently.

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.

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 Thursday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email


                                                                                                                                Thought of the week

Don't knock the weather - nine tenths

of the people couldn't start a conversation

if it didn't change once in a while.

(Kin Hubbard) 


LOCAL CPC TRAINING FOR BUS AND TRUCK DRIVERS KEEP YOUR D & C LICENSE VALID Train locally with Clare Accessible Transport Centres in Feakle and Ennis.

Experienced and engaging trainers. All profit from the training centre goes to support

Clare’s local bus service. Please call 061 924 375 and ask for details.

Bereavement Support Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre on Tuesday 25th Aug 2015 from 7-8.30pm.The bereavement information evening is designed to give general information on grief and bereavement to bereaved people, their family and friends. Members of the Bereavement Service will be in attendance to provide general information on grief and bereavement. The evening will comprise of: Short talk by members of the Bereavement Service, Different experiences of Grief, Services available and Question Time. The information evening is Free

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.

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

Community Games. Best of luck to Aoife Anderson an Neasa Ni Ainifein who are part of the Clare Mixed Distance relay team competing in Athlone this week-end, at the All Ireland finals, to Sarah Cantillon who competes in swimming and  to Jade Marrinan who competes in gymnastics on w/e 21s August.

All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil.All the best to those from the parish competing in various competitions at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil being held in Sligo this week - whatever the outcome it is hoped they will enjoy the experience and 'craic' over the weekend.

On the Road again.23 year old Conrad McCullough from Dysart, a member of the Burren Cycling Club, of which his mother and father, Breda and Brendan, are also members, cycled the Ring of Kerry for the ninth year last June. His most recent cycling exploit was the Tour de Munster charity cycle, where he joined the cycle on the route between Killaloe and Kilrush in the company of cycling legend, Sean Kelly and 120 cyclists, raising funds for Down Syndrome. He was supported by three members of The Burren Cycling Club and is an inspiration - particularly to families who have children with Down Syndrome, showing them that with the right support this condition need not limit them.

Ruan GAA

Lotto Results:  W/E: 09/08/2015:  No’s drawn:  14, 15, 18, 25        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Agnes O Sullivan  Eileen Roughan  Cloe Howard  Frances O Halloran Paul & Denise Whelan                                                                                                                Next week’s Jackpots:   €4,350     Team:  Frank Lyons      Venue: Dalcassian

Ruan GAA 6km Family Fun Run or Walk Fri Aug 28th

Ruan GAA club are organising a family fun run for the serious and not so serious athletes of the parish and beyond on Friday Aug 28th. The run will commence at 7pm with registration from 5.30pm at Ruan GAA field.

If you are looking to beat your personal best or just enjoy a stroll in the lovely countryside of Ruan, come and join us on Friday Aug 28th!!!!