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W/E 18/08/2013

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Anniversaries Masses

Ruan:         1st and 3rd Sundays                  Dysart:         2nd Sunday


MASS OF ANNIVERSARIES IN AUGUST                             

Ruan:         Sunday 18th August at 11.15 am

                    Stephen O’Sullivan        Joe O’Donoghue      Maureen O’Donoghue   Michael Finn     Mary Finn    Anne Hayes     Stephen Hayes

                    Maura Daffy        Deceased members of the Crowe Family Ballyoganmore

 Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                      Mon, Tues Wed and Sat at 9.30 am   

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am

First Anniversary Mass for Fr Charles Navin in Tubber on Monday 19th August at 8.00 pm

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €952                   Baskets: €133                       Peters Pence:  €5.00           

Priests Collection:  €30.00            Priests Benevolent Fund:  €5.00



Readers this Sun:       Ruan:   Mary Carmel Carroll                Dysart:  Rosemary Foudy

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:   Emer O’Halloran                     Dysart:  Louise McDonnell

Euch Mins this Sun:    Ruan:   Eileen Hannon                         Dysart:  Frank Custy

Euch Mins next Sun:   Ruan:   Francis Howard                       Dysart:  Tommy Kelly

NEXT BAPTISM COURSE Corofin on Saturday 21st September from 11.00 am to 12 Noon                                         

RECENT BAPTISM: We welcome into our Community Archie Alfie O’Halloran son of Paddy and Carmel who was baptised recently.

IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER MEETING in Crusheen on Thursday 22nd August at 8:30 pm


PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, ASSISI & SAN GIOVANNI:  25th September - 2nd October 2013Tour Leader: Mrs Mary Kelly accompanied by Fr. Pat O’Neill, Spiritual Director.  For full day-to-day itinerary & booking forms please contact:  Mrs Mary Kelly @ 065- 6835519 or pilgrimages abroad office @ 01-635 9300. Seats available for this trip.


Revised Date: Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes:   Owing to an increased demand for accommodation in Lourdes during this Year of Faith a request has been made to the Diocese to reduce the number of nights from five to four.  Consequently the revised dates for the Autumn Pilgrimage are from Friday 27th September to Tuesday 1st October, with a new reduced price of €590.  This is still the cheapest pilgrimage out of Ireland.  This year the Irish Church is celebrating the Centenary of the First Irish Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1913.  Book on line at and you will be entered for a draw for one free place.  Full details on the Diocesan website at

Thought for the Week

"The ideals which have lighted my way and, time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth".                      (Albert Einstein)


IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER MISSION / RETREAT:  It is proposed to hold a Mission/Retreat during the coming year incorporating the four parishes – Corofin, Crusheen, Ruan and Tubber. In order to offer what is most appealing to the people, your thoughts on these questions would be appreciated:

  1. What type of mission/retreat would you most like?
  2. If you would like to attend, what time of day/evening is best for you?
  3. As this is a cluster event, where do you think is the best venue for it?
  4. Are there particular themes/topics you would like to consider during the mission/retreat?
  5. Any other suggestions?


DIOCESAN FAITH GATHERING:  September 13th - 15th

Fri 13th 7:15pm:   Liturgical Celebration - Ennis Cathedral Guest speaker: Dr. Ruth Patterson

Sat 14th 9am - 5pm: 27 Workshops - St. Flannan’s College Guest speakers: Dermot Ryan & Breda O’Brien. Sun 15th 12 noon:  Thanksgiving Mass – Ennis Cathedral Celebrant: Bishop Kieran

Youth Programme.    Booking is essential for participation in workshops. Application forms available at back of church or online.  Completed application forms must be returned by 28th August.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S CARE TO DRIVE SERVICE is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Galway University Hospital. Drivers will pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital,  pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone Gail on 01 2310 566 or email  

CLARE COUNTY COUNCIL  is asking voluntary groups/volunteers and others who visit people in vulnerable households (a)   to identify homes where there are no smoke alarms (for example; the elderly, people with disabilities, lone parents and unemployed persons).  (b)   To install alarms. Applications are also welcome from individual vulnerable households who currently have no smoke alarms and are in a position to install the alarms themselves.  Forms are available by contacting the Tourism and Community Section, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare, Telephone 065 6846571 or by emailing 

GRAVE INSCRIPTIONS: The book of transcriptions of Ruan old grave yard and the Coille has been reprinted.  If you would like a copy contact Linda (086 8748845) or Frances (0876575578)

GOLF CLASSIC IN AID OF CLARE YOUTH SERVICE on Friday 13th September at Woodstock Golf Club. €120 a team of 4. Ladies & Gents prizes.  Presentation at 9.30 on the night with music and dancing after. Details from Terry Considine 087 4117987.


Lotto Results: W/E: 11/08/2013   Nos drawn – 4, 8, 16, 21.     No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Zoe Mitchell, Ger Lynch, Michael Keating, Colm Foudy and Graham O’Connor.            

Next week’s Jackpot:  €5100   Team:  Ger Lyons     Venue:  Mortys    

Draw will be on Monday Night