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W/E 06/12/2015

posted Dec 5, 2015, 5:36 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 5, 2015, 5:49 AM ]
Anniversary Masses in December


Ruan:   Sunday 6th December at 10:00 am
Patrick Guthrie    Mary Guthrie   Terence Guthrie    Nora Guthrie    Eileen Corry    John Cassidy     Eileen Cassidy    Michael Cassidy    Martin Cassidy             Michael Kerin     Frank Brohan    Joe Meaney       David Heywood       Senior Citizens                                                             

Dysart:  Saturday 12th December at 6:30 pm

Geraldine Fitzgerald


Ruan:          Sunday 20th December at 10:00 am 

                    John Moroney         Michael Moroney             Paul Howard       Alan Finn         John Sheehan         Dan Casey            Margaret Casey           John Casey    

                    Nancy O’Shea         Michael O’Shea            


Ruan:          Sunday 27th December at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Mary Shannon


Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Tuesday 8th December.

                                Vigil Mass – Dysart:        Monday 7th at 7:00 pm

                                                      Ruan:          Tuesday 8th at 10:00 am


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Wed and Sat at 9.30 am.      Tuesday at 10:00 am

                                             Dysart:     Monday at 7:00 pm.    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am                 


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.
PDF: €704.36           Baskets: €141.60       Trócaire:  €5.00        Education Fund:  €5.00       Priests Collection:  €100.00         November Offerings: €30.00 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart Saturday at 6.30 pm                           Ruan Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week: Maria Peoples                 Reader this week: Aiden Lawton

Reader 7th Dec: Rose Foudy                        Reader 8th Dec: Anne Foley

Reader next week: Emily Mulqueen           Reader next week: Marie Slattery

Euch Min this week: Gerry Kelly                Euch Min this week: Teresa Cullinan

Euch Min 7th Dec: Tommy Kelly               Euch Min 8th Dec: Carrie Droney

Euch Min next week: Edel Bluett               Euch Min next week: Mary O’Brien 

Next Baptism Course:    Ruan on Saturday 19th December from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.

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

 Imeall Bóirne Cluster    Meeting in Crusheen on Wednesday 9th December at 8:00 pm 

Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held at Morty Kelly’s on Sunday 13th December. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. followed by music and dancing. All parishioners and friends welcome. 

Christmas Fair: Ruan Christmas Fair takes place today after Mass. Call in to get your fuel, cakes, Christmas wreaths, books & much more. Proceeds to Ruan Tidy Towns & graveyard maintenance

Thought for the Week
Advent: the four week period that leads up to Christmas - is a series of events designed

not to delay the celebration of Christmas, but to enhance it.

It's a kind of delayed gratification that culminates in a.....

Satisfaction that is all the richer for the waiting.
(Joan Chittister "Listen with the Heart")

Advent Tree:  During the season of Advent, we prepare ourselves to welcome Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes.

As we wait in hope, let us acknowledge and pray for those who, for one reason or another, will not be "with us" this Christmas - perhaps you know a loved one who has emigrated, someone suffering mental health problems, a hospital patient, someone suffering addiction or Alzheimer's disease ........?
People are invited to take a card from the basket, representing someone we want to keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Write the individual's name on it and hang it on the Advent branch. The names hanging on the Advent branch will be removed on Christmas Eve and will form part of the Offertory Procession at the Vigil Mass

People are also invited to take a card from the box - each representing a particular gift you may wish for yourself during this season of Advent, e.g. tolerance, contentment, patience, kindness, compassion, peace, happiness, etc. and hang it on the branch. As we focus on the true gifts of Christmas, let us unite in prayer to prepare ourselves for the coming of Baby Jesus.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration is held every Wed. in Ruan Church from 3 to 7 pm. It started in Dysart Church on Thursday, 3rd Dec. from 10am to 1pm. if anyone is free to come for Adoration, they could contact Fr. Pat @ 0862612124 or 6827799 and it would be much appreciated. 

Ruan Church Christmas Cards are available at 50 Cent each.  Check with Fr Pat or the Sacristans.

Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are also available, donations for Mass Cards which are placed in the collection baskets should be marked as Mass Money 

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy - 087 6666927 in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesdays from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. All are welcome

Fundraiser for Jack & Jill Foundation – Aileen Lyons and Rita Kitson are currently doing a fundraiser for Jack and Jill Foundation. This foundation helps parents to provide home nursing care for children up to the age of 4 with brain damage and end of life care. We will be selling hand crocheted Christmas snowflakes in little gift bags @ €4.00 each and all proceeds will go to this worthwhile cause. All support would be gratefully appreciated. Contact 0876400499.

Ruan Fuel Supplies: We are delighted to announce Ruan Fuel Supplies is now open for business in the heart of Ruan village - providing coal, briquettes, gas, timber and turf for all our customers. Great deals on bulk buys available. Delivery can be arranged or just pick up from the yard. Contact Josephine on (087) 625 4187

Meditation and Movement: Meditation using inspirational music on Wednesday 9th December in St Anthony's Hall, Francis Street, Ennis at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Enquiries: Mary 087 9701130

Ruan GAA
Ruan Minor Club have put together a 2016 Calendar with photos - U6, U8, U10, U12, U13, U14; this would be a lovely gift for Christmas. They are on sale in Ruan School, Toonagh School, from Claire McDonnell 087 0547646 and Paddy O’Halloran 087 9704291, cost €5.00 for 2 calendars.
This is a fundraiser for the Minor Club and your support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Lotto Results: W/E: 29/11/2015: No’s drawn: 2, 3, 8 19 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Michael Fitzpatrick, Foudy Family, Sean Fitzgibbon, Gerard Keating and Ollie Cassidy.

Next week’s Jackpots: €6,750     Team: Christy O’Connor        Venue: Mortys