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W/E 20/08/2017

posted Aug 19, 2017, 2:58 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in August


Ruan:          Sunday 27th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Seán Brodie


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am     


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €606.44         Baskets: €147.39        Candles:  €28.17        Peters Pence:  €5.00     Priests Collection: 130.00     Priests Benevolent Fund:  €5.00


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Crusheen on Saturday 17th September from 11:00 am to

12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised


Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Sofia Roberta Hayes, daughter of Eva Maria and

Philip, who was baptised recently.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Padraig Casey                                    Reader this week:          Laura Cahir

Reader next week:     Garry Shannon                                   Reader next week:         Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:    Siobhan Le Cathelinais                  Euch Min this week:       Matt McCormack

Euch Min next week:   Mary Tierney                                    Euch Min next week:      Flan Lyons


Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 23rd August at 8:00 pm


World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018):  The Diocese of Killaloe is now on twitter.  For all diocesan news and events, WMOF2018, tweets from Bishop Fintan, and parish events please follow @KillaloeDiocese.


Free Digital Skills Computer Classes Still Running  – Topics Covered:  Introduction to the Internet, Internet safety & security, Email, Search engines and websites, Online government services, Conducting everyday transactions, Online voice and video calls, Use of “Apps”. 

Classes are held over 5 days (2 hours a day) and are free to anyone.  If you wish to enrol please contact Pauline/Mary Ellen at CIOC, Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare. Phone:  065 6841009, email:


The National Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, 24th September with Bishop Fintan Monahan as Chief Celebrant & Homilist. 


Clare Walks Ltd:  Thursday 24 August, 11am - 12:30pmA FREE guided 5km-6km walk in Dromore Wood Nature Reserve through woodland paths full of a variety of species; for anyone over 50 years of age who is interested in getting active and staying healthy.  Further Information

T: 065 6835912 I E: I W: 


Thought for the Week

"You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty."     (Mahatma Gandhi)


Secretary for Imeall Boirne Parishes

Closing date for receipt of applications is tomorrow Monday 21st August. Contact any of the Imeall Bóirne Priests for details of the position.


Aware is a national organisation providing a range of free support services to individuals, families and communities concerned about depression. The demand for our services are continuing to grow and we are now recruiting volunteers to meet this demand.  No previous volunteering is required.  Full training will be provided. See or contact 01- 6617211.


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.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel on Wednesday 23rd August from 2 pm – 5 pm & also from Mon 28th to Thurs 31st August. Time 5 pm – 8 pm.


Clare Motor Club: Clare Stages Rally - In order to facilitate the running of the 2017 Clare Stages

Rally which will take place on Sunday September 17th 2017, the following roads will be closed on the day and during the times specified.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents for their co-operation and support because without you this event could not take place.  For those residents attending mass on the day of the rally, we will be on hand to assist you in getting there and getting home again.  Each resident will be visited again in the weeks and days prior to the event and will have an emergency number should they need assistance on the day.  We hope you will come out on the day and enjoy the event.  

Roads Closed as follows:   Stages 2/5/8

From junction with R476 at Ballybrody to Drummeen to Kilkee to Drumcavan to Ballaghboy to Tullyodea to Ruan to Cahermacrea to Dromore to Addroon to Moyrhee Commons to Dromeen to Castlequarter to Junction at Tubber.      Time:    From 9.40 am to 18.00 pm


Summer Camp: Ruan Hurling & Camogie Clubs are holding their own Summer Camp starting on Tuesday August 22 until Friday August 25. The camp is for Primary School children and promises to be a great week of fun, hurling, camogie and a great way to finish off the summer holidays. Last year over 100 boys and girls attended and we're hoping for similar numbers this summer.

Under 16 B Championship: Ruan have qualified for the semi-final where they'll play Wolfe Tones.

Details of the fixture will be in the local papers and Ruan GAA Facebook page.

Support is appreciated.      

Lotto Results:  W/E: 13/08/2017:    No’s drawn: (1)   3, 12, 16, 26          (2)    1, 19, 21, 27 

No Jackpot Winner:     Five lucky dips:  Gerard Lynch, Joe Saunders, Ger Keating, Gearoid Kirwan and Michael O’Halloran.  

Next Week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000    (2) €4500   

Team:  Ger Lyons             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