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W/E 28/08/2016

posted Aug 27, 2016, 3:49 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in September



Ruan:          Sunday 4th September 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Francis O’Halloran      Caroline O’Halloran


Ruan:          Friday 9th September 2016 at 8:00 pm

                    1st Anniversary Mass for Joe O’Brien


Dysart:        Saturday 10th September 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Kathleen Hayes                 Michael King                Rodger Hansen       Paddy O’Loughlin              Dettie O’Loughlin


†           We pray for the repose of the soul of Seán Brodie, Killeen who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.



Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 am.

                                              Dysart:    Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am  

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am  Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.


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: €703.11          Baskets: €366.79       Candles:  €35.10       Lourdes Invalid Collection:  €25.00    Priests Collection:  €70.00 



Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Louise McDonnell          Reader this week:      James Hannon

Reader next week:     Aidan Hastings                Reader next week:     Carmel Foley

 Euch Min this week:   Flan Lyons                     Euch Min this week:   Eileen Hannon

Euch Min next week:   Rose Foudy                    Euch Min next week:  Francis Howard


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 17th September from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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


Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Jack James O’Halloran, Son of Shane and Breda who was baptised recently.


Padre Pio Day at Knock Shrine:  This will take place on Sunday 18th September. A bus will be organised for anyone who is interested in travelling. Bus will travel via Inch, Kilmaley Church, Connolly, Mullagh, Miltown Malbay and Inagh.  For further details contact Mary O’ Loughlin 065-7084000 / 085-2252251 or Fr. Pat Larkin 087-2300627.  Names for Bus are needed before 14th September



Thought for the Week


"Actions speak louder than words, let your words teach and your actions speak"
St. Anthony of Padua.



A very well attended cluster meeting took place in Crusheen on last Wednesday night to plan the response in the four parishes to the reduction to three priests in the nine church areas. Key issues discussed included Sunday and Weekday Masses, Receiving Funerals, Lay Led Liturgies, Parish and Cluster Administration and Sacramental Preparation.

It was proposed that weekend Masses in the nine churches will be reduced to seven Masses and two lay led liturgies each weekend.

No decision was made on how this would be organised and people are asked to discuss among themselves during the coming weeks what the best arrangement of these Masses might be.

A final decision will be made at a follow up meeting on September 7th at 8.00 pm in Crusheen.

It was agreed that all four parishes would combine so that a solution could be achieved.


Parish Council Meeting on Monday 5th September 2016 at 8:00 pm in Ruan Community Centre


Toonagh Hall Committee are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 30th August at 8pm in relation to their upcoming vintage run.


Eucharistic Service in Dysart:  It is hoped to set up a group who would be able to lead a Eucharistic Service in Dysart Church in the event of Fr. Pat being unavailable at particular times.  Anyone who would be interested in learning more about this may contact Matt @ 0871757577 or Rose @ 0870610212


Killaloe Diocese JPIC Committee is launching its Be Proud of Your Parish project.  We aim to create a DVD celebrating the natural beauty of our Diocese.  So, we are inviting you to Be Proud of Your Parish.  Go out and photograph the areas which make your parish beautiful and special.  Send your photos to Fr. Gerard Fitzgerald at and let's celebrate together the beauty of our Diocese


Killaloe Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The autumn pilgrimage from the Killaloe Diocese to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Sunday 2nd October returning on Friday 7th October.  Fare €667 per person sharing with €10 discount for online bookings. Limited capacity so early booking is advisable. Contact or ring (01) 2410810


Camogie Club News: 28th August 2017 at Tulla pitch Ruan Minor Camogie meet Whitegate at 6:30, team is captained by Roisin O’ Loughlin and managers are George Power and Joe O Donovan.

Best of luck to the team and all support is welcome. 


Ruan Gaa:

An Executive Meeting of the Ruan Hurling Club will be held next Thursday night 1st September at 8:30 in Ruan Hall.

Draw for All Ireland tickets will take place at the meeting.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 21/08/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    2, 14, 17, 20.    (2)  4, 5, 8, 19.    No Jackpot Winners

Five lucky dips: Martin Moroney, Kevin & Kathleen O’Regan,  Liz Burke,  Mary Hynes and Barry Mahoney.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €2,700

Team: Frank Lyons             Venue: Mortys