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W/E 23/08/2015

posted Aug 20, 2015, 10:47 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in September

Dysart:     Saturday 12th September at 6.30pm 

                    Kathleen Hayes   Roger Hansen   Michael King   David King 

Ruan:         Sunday 6th September at 10am

Ruan:        Sunday 13th September at 10 am

                    Months Mind Mass for Frank Howard

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday and Saturday at 9.30 am.                                                           

 Weekly Collections    Thank you very much for your contributions.

   PDF: €   1097.60        Baskets: €207.49       Candles: €20.73     Peter’s pence: €15.20 

 Priests Collection:  €30.00    Education Fund: €5.00    Lourdes Invalid Collection:  €5.00  

 Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart    Saturday at 6.30 pm                                    Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week :   Laura Cahir                                       Reader this week:    Laura Neylon

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

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

 Euch Min next week:  Rose Foudy                                   Euch Min next week:  Mary Tierney

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.

VISTING PARISHIONERS IN HOSPITAL: People often like to be visited by a priest from their parish while in hospital. It is now becoming increasingly difficult to do this as the front desk in the hospitals no longer have full details of the patients in the hospital. In the future, it will be impossible for priests to visit people from the parish in hospital unless the family have informed them in advance.

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

FOUND: Ladies Bracelet has been found after a sale of work that was on in the Community Centre around Christmas time. No one has come forward so if you can please ask around.087/4115957 or email the parish office.



Thought of the week

Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.’

Clarecastle Daycare Centre held a Church gate collection in Dysart and Ruan last weekend. 'Thanks' to everyone who supported the Clarecastle Daycare Centre collection last weekend.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Irish Cancer Society: gratefully acknowledge €153.19 collected at the recent church gate collection. Thank you for your continued support.

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

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

The Burren Peaks Weekend of Walking Festival Friday Sept 11th to Sunday Sept 13th, Ballyvaughan, and Co.Clare:  An unforgettable way to explore this limestone landscape, the festival offers guided hill and lowland walks varying in distance and grade catering for all walkers – choose from Ultra, Strenuous, Moderate or Easy walk.  Groups, Clubs, and Individual Walkers welcome.    Pre-Booking of walks essential.  Entry fees from €5, closing date for entries 4th Sept. Nightly Entertainment.  For more information  or Telephone 087 7779714.

Starting Monday 7th September 8:30 - 9:30pm @ Ruan N.S. Hall. Every Monday & Wednesday evenings. Beginners very welcome. For more info contact Rosie McMahon 086 4547827

Ruan GAA

Lotto Results:  W/E: 16/08/2015:  No’s drawn:  1,18,26,27        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Bernie Harten,  Margaret Hanrahan,   Martha Casey,   Niall O Connor,   Kayla Pilkington  

Next week’s Jackpots:   €4,500    Team:  Ted Wynne      Venue: Purcells

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!!!! The run is in aid of the hurling club, €10 for adults or €20 per family. Enjoy!

Milford Care Centre: This year the Milford Hospice annual autumn event celebrates its 30th anniversary and has been re-branded and re-energised for this special occasion as the Milford Fair Hospice Fund Day is scheduled for Sunday 30th August at the University of Limerick. The day will commence with 5km fun walk followed by fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on 061 485859