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W/E 25/08/2013

posted Aug 23, 2013, 2:29 PM by Unknown user


As the All Ireland Final is on the 8th Sept the Anniversary Masses this month will be in both Ruan and Dysart on Sunday 1st September and in Ruan on Sunday 15th September.                 

Ruan:         Sunday 1st September at 11.15 am                   

Dysart:       Sunday 1st September at 9.45 am 

                    Mrs Mary Lyons               Michael Cahir

Ruan:         Sunday 15th September at 11.15 am                 

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                      Monday at 9.30 am   

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1840.00            Baskets: €371          Candles: €37.00             Peters Pence:  €115.00           

Lourdes Invalid Collection; €10.00               Priests Collection:  €135.00           



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

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:   Laura Neylon                          Dysart:  Emily Mulqueen

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

Euch Mins next Sun:   Ruan:   Seán Brodie                            Dysart:   Michael Lynch

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

RECENT BAPTISM: We welcome into our Community Aaron Matthew Page son of Cyril and Helen who was baptised recently.

IRISH DANCING:   Michelle Enright of the Nolan School of Dancing will hold Irish Dancing Classes in Toonagh Hall on Fridays, starting on Fri. 13th Sept. next, from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm.  Further info. from Michelle at 0872548993.

NOTES FOR CLARE CHAMPION:  Deadline for Ruan and Dysart Notes in Clare Champion has been changed to 3 pm. on Mondays, so it would be appreciated if anyone wishing to have an item included in the Notes would send them to Rose at 0870610212 or by 10 am. Monday mornings at the latest.

EMPLOYABILITY CLARE - If you have an illness, injury or disability and would like some help in getting a job, EmployAbility Clare can assist you. For further information, contact Karen on (065) 684 4007 or email or log on to

BACK TO EDUCATION: For Adults interested in studying for a part-time Leaving Certificate, the Back To Education Initiative are organising an information evening commencing at 7:30 pm at the Adult Education Centre in Ennis on Wednesday the 4th Sept.  For further information contact the BTEI office on 065-6897652.

Thought for the Week

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die, but have eternal life"  (John 3:16)

This quote can often be seen behind the goals at hurling and football matches.


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.


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



ALL IRELAND TICKETS will be distributed on Wed night next 28th Aug in Ruan Community Centre at 9 pm. 

Please submit names of those who want tickets before Tuesday evening next 27th Aug by Text or by Phone Call to :-  Emer on 0861733958 or John on 0872420535

It is hoped that all applicants will get tickets as they did in 2002, so it is important that those applying are actually going to the game themselves.

JUNIOR B SUCCESS: Ruan completed their Junior B Championship with a well deserved win over Ballyea on Saturday in Gurteen. Ruan Juniors had a good year overall where they achieved promotion in the league competition.

LOTTO RESULTS: W/E: 18/08/2013   Nos drawn – 8, 12, 13, 18.     No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Audrey Casey, Kay Lynch, Darragh O’Sullivan, Pat Casey and Anne Griffin.             

Next week’s Jackpot:  €5,250   Team:  Christy O’Connor         Venue:  Dalcassian