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W/E 04/12/2016

posted Dec 5, 2016, 10:43 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in December  


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

Jimmy Casey    May Casey   Joe Meaney   David Heywood   John Cassidy   Eileen Cassidy    Michael Cassidy   

Martin Cassidy      Michael Kerin   


Dysart         Sunday 11th December 2016 at 7:00 pm  

                       Geraldine Fitzgerald                  Nonie Kennedy, nee Lyons

Ruan:          Saturday 17th December 2016 at 4:00pm     Months Mind Mass for Mary Pilkington

Ruan:          Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00 am

Birdie Cassidy    John Moroney    Michael Moroney     Seán Moroney    John Sheehan   Patrick Guthrie   Mary Guthrie   Terence Guthrie      Nora Guthrie       Eileen Corry   Mary Shannon          Paul Howard     Alan Finn       Nancy O’Shea


   We pray for the repose of the soul of John Punch Feakle, father of John Punch Dromore who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Thursday 8th December.

                                                Vigil Mass – Dysart:        Wednesday 7th at 8:00 pm

                                                                             Ruan:          Thursday 8th at 10:00 am

Remembrance Masses:

The Mass in Dysart on Sunday 4th December at 7:00 pm will be celebrated in memory of the people from the area who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Tom O’Gorman        Kitty Malone       Maura O’Connor        Mary Kelly         Birdie McDonnell.


The Mass in Ruan on Sunday 11th December at 10:00 am will be celebrated in memory of the people who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Birdie Cassidy      Michael Vaughan    Kevin O’Halloran    Kitty Quinn    Frank O’Halloran        Patrician Hanrahan          

John Joe O’Connell   Mickey Casey    Seán Brodie  Patricia O’Halloran   Michael O’Brien   Astrid Flynn  Mary Pilkington


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: €448.37           Baskets: €86.87        Candles:  €14.76       November Offering:  €20.00


Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 10th December from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Carmel Foley                   Reader this week:           Frances Browne

Reader 8th Dec            Emer O’Halloran            Reader 7th Dec:               Edel Bluett

Reader next week:      Padraig Casey                  Reader next week:         Monica Tierney  

Euch Min this week:     Monica Cassidy            Euch Min this week:       Tommy Kelly

Euch Min 8th Dec         Sheila Lynch                  Euch Min 7th Dec:             Edel Bluett

Euch Min next week:  Geraldine Crowe          Euch Min next week:      Sinead Noonan 

Thought for the Week:

'Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today

 And make a new ending'     (Maria Robinson)


Imeall Boirne Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

Christmas Eve:  Rath and Tubber at 6:30 pm     Ruan and Crusheen at 8:00 pm

Christmas Day:  Dysart, Kilnaboy & Boston at 10:00 am     Corofin & Ballinruan at 11:30 am


NET Ministries:  The NET Ministries team will be holding the Senior Amplified Youth night on Wednesday the 7th of December, for youth in TY-6th year, in the Ruan Church hall from 7:30-9:00pm

Carol Service:  There will be an Advent Carol Service on December 9th in Ruan Church featuring the creative talents of the youth in the cluster, and organized by the NET Team.  There will be a rehearsal on December 8th from 7:30-9:00pm, both in the Ruan church hall. Call 085 160 6292 (the NET Team) for more information.

Money Found:  A sum of money has been found in Ruan, contact Sacristan

Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held today Sunday 4th Dec at 2 p.m. in Morty’s.  All are welcome

Irish Cancer Society:  Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Church gate collection. Amount collected: Ruan: €259.17.  Dysart: €88.75

Old Photographs Appeal: The local history group is appealing for anybody with old photographs of people or places in the parish to contact one of the following to organise to have them copied:  Pat Casey 086 1730756, Michael Leahy 086 6079697 or Margaret Neylon 087 6184958.  Contact can also be made at the weekly meetings in Morty's on Tuesday nights.

Cookery Demonstration in Corofin: Clare Crusaders are hosting a Cookery Demonstration in St Patrick’s Community Hall Corofin, with celebrity Chef Frank Moynihan, on Thursday 8th December. Tickets available from Clare Crusaders Clinic or contact Catherine at 086 2407014.

Corofin Dramatic Society presenting Windows Paradise (Comedy) 3 Act play in Corofin Hall on Dec 7th, 10th and 11th at 8pm. don’t miss it, 10 of a cast – 5 ladies and 5 men, in the caravan.

Ruan Gaa:

Ruan Minor Club AGM Report: At a very well attended AGM with 30 people present the following officers for 2017 were elected: Paul Howard (Chairperson), Claire McDonagh (Secretary), Gearóid Roughan (PRO), Geraldine Cahir (Registrar), Treasurer and Child Protection Officer to be elected at Senior Club AGM. The outgoing Chairperson Paul Howard and Secretary Claire McDonagh gave comprehensive reports on the year's activities and they were complimented for the excellent work they are doing for the minor club.

The successful Under 13 winning panel were congratulated and they will receive their medals at a function on January 27th in Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex.

The date for the Minor Club registration night for 2017 will coincide with the medal presentation on January 27th in Toonagh. The meeting heard that the inaugural Ruan GAA and Camogie Club Summer Camp proved very popular with 110 participants and it is hoped that it will will take place again in August 2017. The Coaching Pathways manual was distributed to all present and it is hoped that mentors of each age group will follow this programme closely in 2017. A further meeting will be held in the coming weeks to finalise mentors for all the age groups

AGM of Ruan Hurling Club takes place on Sunday December 4th in Ruan Hall at 3:00 pm

Lotto Results:  W/E: 27/11/2016:   No’s drawn:  (1)   6, 15, 21, 27.    (2)  9, 23, 27, 28.No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Krystal Vaughan, Patrick Crowe, Joe Saunders, Gerry O’Connor and Megan Molloy.    

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000   (2) €4,800.    Team: Sean Ryan       Venue: Mortys