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W/E 27/08/2017

posted Aug 26, 2017, 1:06 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in September


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

                    First Anniversary Mass for Seán Brodie

Ruan:         Saturday 2nd September 2017 at 4:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Patricia O’Halloran


Ruan:         Sunday 3rd September 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Phil Brohan     Margaret Cullinan    Murty Cullinan   Pakie Cullinan    Eddie O’Connor


Dysart:        Friday 8th September 2017 at 8:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Bridie McDonnell


Ruan:         Sunday 10th September 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Michael O’Brien


Dysart:       Sunday 10th September 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Paddy O’Loughlin     Dettie O’Loughlin    Rodger Hansen    Michael King     David King    Kathleen Hayes        Deceased member of the Keating Family


Ruan:          Saturday 16th September 2017 at 11:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Astrid Flynn


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday, 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: €539.95         Baskets: €97.77        Candles:  €22.28               Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €5.00    

Priests Collection: 15.00         


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

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Garry Shannon                                  Reader this week:          Frances Browne

Reader next week:     Liam Jones                                         Reader next week:         Edel Bluett

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

Euch Min next week:   Pat O’Halloran                                Euch Min next week:     Rose Foudy


Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, resumes in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 6th September from 1:15pm to 2:15pm.

Cost €5. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities.

People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

Thought for the Week

'Believe in the best, think your best, study your best, have a goal for your best.

Never be satisfied with less than your best, try your best,

And, in the long run, things will turn out for the best".      (Henry Ford)


Training for Lay Led Liturgy in Imeall Boirne Cluster

All of us are aware that we are living at a time of great change and that we need to prepare for a different kind of Church in the future. One of areas we need to prepare for is in the area of Liturgy. In September training will begin for lay led liturgy in our Cluster. This training will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday nights at 8 p.m. beginning on September 4th.  Because it is important that everyone understands what is involved, we hope that as many as possible will take part in the training, including those already involved in any kind of ministry such as Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist and those involved in choirs or liturgical music.  At the end of the training we hope to have teams in place in the different parish and church communities able to lead a liturgy in the absence of a priest. The training will be led by Fr Ger Nash and Maureen Kelly.  


INTERNET SAFETY TALK.  Ruan NS is hosting an Internet safety talk by forensic psychologist Dr Maureen Griffin. The talk "Social Media: Challenges and Tips for Parents" is on Thursday Sept. 7th in the school hall at 7.30pm. It promises to very informative for all parents/ guardians from tots to teens.


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


All Ireland Fleadh:  The old adage "practice makes perfect" stood the test last week as Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann came to Ennis and by all accounts was the one which attracted more people than any other, to date. The stewarding was remarkable over the week and a number of people from the local GAA Club, and individuals involved in Comhaltais were part of that great volunteering effort.  

Shannen O'Donovan and Conor Wynne from this parish are members of the U18 Burren Grupai Cheoil which got 3rd in that competition. Garry and Majella Shannon also came 3rd with their Burren u18 Band.  Lily O'Connor came 3rd in Concertina (15-18) and she took 1st with Rosa Carroll in Duets (15-18). 

Fergal Breen, with Jennifer Markham and Sinead Mulqueen came 3rd in Trios (O18). 

Eimear and Holly O'Loughlin were in the Inchicronan Grupa Ceoil which came 2nd (12-15) in that competition.  Maisie O'Connor is a member of the Tulog Ceili Band which came 1st in the u12 competition. All who participated in the competitions, busking and stewarding, and just in taking in the atmosphere of the week, will have memories to cherish for a long time to come.

Clare Motor Club:

Clare Stages Rally - 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


Ruan hurling club members seeking tickets for the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals should give their names to Marie O’Connor at 0868798948 before Wednesday lunchtime.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 20/08/2017:    No’s drawn: (1)   10, 22, 24, 28          (2)    11, 17, 26, 28 

No Jackpot Winner:     Five lucky dips:  May Whelan, Kitty Crowe, Eileen O’Donoghue, Paddy O’Halloran and Loretta O’Connor,      

Next Week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000    (2) €4650   

Team:  Christy O’Connor             Venue: Purcells