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W/E 11/12/2011

posted Dec 12, 2011, 9:21 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 9:25 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries in December

Dysart:                   Sunday 11th December at 9.45 am

                                Thomas Daly           Bernie Mulqueen    

                                Deceased  members of the Fitzgibbon family         

                                Tomsie Burke,         Deceased members of the Kitson Family

Ruan                      Sunday 18th December at 11.15am

                                Paul Howard,   John Sheehan,   John Moroney,  Jimmy O’Brien,  Margaret O’Brien,   Brigid O’Brien,

                                 Patrick O’Brien,  Mary O’Brien,  Brigid O’Brien,  Thomas Collins,  William Collins,   Patrick Guthrie,  Mary Guthrie 

                                 Terence Guthrie, Mrs Eileen Corry,   Alan Finn,  James Cullinan

Weekday Masses

RUAN:                   Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat              9:30am                  

DYSART:              Thurs/Fri                                 9.30am                                   


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Readers this Sun:      Ruan: Garry Shannon                                       Dysart:  Marie Hogan

Readers next Sun:     Ruan: Ann Foley                                               Dysart:  Adrian Corry

Euch Mins this Sun:   Ruan: M O Donoghue & E Hannon                Dysart:  M Lynch & E Bluett

Euch Mins next Sun:  Ruan: S Lynch & F Howard                           Dysart:  G Kelly & R Foudy

Weekly Collections

    PDF:  €1694.50                      Baskets:  €88.31                                      Priest’s Collection:  €215.00

    Candles: €25.09                      Mission Sunday:  €72.00                        Nov Offerings:  €540.10        

Thank you very much for your contributions

Prepare for Christmas through Meditation & Relaxation: On Wednesday 14th & 21st December at 7.30pm.  Burren Life Centre, Corofin.  Contact Mary Lillis ( 6827749.

Christmas Cards: Christmas Cards available in Sacristy - Cards 75c each or  7 Cards for €5.  Christmas Mass Bouquets also available  in Sacristy.

Distribution of Envelope Packs: Could I ask members of the Parish Council, that they might call to the Parochial House on Tues night 13th Dec, to collect envelopes for distribution in their areas.

Baptism Preparation Course: For anybody intending to Baptise a child over the Christmas period or early New Year.  A Baptism Preparation Course will be held on Sat. 17th Dec.

Clare Cancer Support, Kilnamona:  Relaxation & Meditation, Wed, Dec 14th. Tai Chi and many other services provided.  FREE of charge. ( 1850 211 630 or visit for more details.

Book now to attend the 50th International Eucharistic Congress: Bookings to attend the 50th Interantional Eucharistic Congress are live on  You can book for 7 days, for 3 days or  for a single day.

Ruan Tidy Village Committee is considering building a grotto to Our Lady on the road between the village & the school (old bottle bank         site). We are asking for your comments/observations please to any committee member. Note for your Diary:  We will be starting a collection of unwanted clothes/household linens in Jan.  This is a fundraiser to replace lawnmowers used for the upkeep of the green areas and graveyards in our village.  Your supported would be appreciated.

Solas Suicide Support Groupwill hold a Mass for those who have been bereaved through suicide, either recently or in the past at 7.30pm on Fri 16th December in Cloughleigh Church.

Christmas Open Day at the Vandeleur Walled Garden, Kilrush on Sunday 11th December from 12pm-4pm.  All are welcome to celebrate the festive season and avail of free entry.

Trocaire’s Global Gifts are a perfect way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and help the poor.  Log on to or call  ( 1850 408 408 (0800 912 1200 in NI).

Christmas Concert & CD LaunchA very special evening of classical and seasonal favourites will takes place in St. Senan’s Church, Kilrush on Fri, 16th December at 8pm.  Tickets €10.  Proceeds in aid of St. Senan’s Church Restoration Fund.

Youth 2000 Christmas RetreatYouth 2000 Ireland will be holding their annual Christmas youth retreat in Newbridge College, Co Kildare from Fri 16th to Sun 18th Dec.  Please book online if your are interested & bring a sleeping bag if you wish to avail of on-site accommodation.  All are welcome to attend at any time over the weekend.  Retreat starts with registration on Fri at 8pm.   Free buses also available. For more information check out or call 016753690/ 085 8289231 or see us on Facebook.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012:

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly will lead the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 26th June to 1st July next.  Direct from Shannon Airport, at €670 it is the cheapest Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Ireland. Bookings are now being taken.  Bookings to JTW, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  ( 01-240810.   More details from Fr. Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director.  ( 061- 364133.

Ruan Camogie Club  would like to thank all who supported the Fundraising cake sale in Ruan & Dysart last weekend.  Well done to Rebecca Crowe who played with St Flannan’s College in Munster Colleges A Final recently, and also to Lauren O’Donogue, Eimear Neilan, Alice Mahony and Ciara Ryan who all played with Colaiste Muire who won the Munster U16 ½ B Final last weekend.


Lotto Results Week ending 4/12/11:  Nos Drawn, 3, 5, 25, 27.  No jackpot winner.

Five Lucky Dips Joe Quinn, Ross & Graham O’Connor, Rosie & Aodan Lawton, Susan Foudy, Joseph Quinn.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €5250   Team:  Tom & Flan Lyons.  Venue:  Purcells

Ruan GAA AGMThe AGM of Ruan GAA will take place in Ruan, Community Centre on Sunday 18th December at 7pm.  All are welcome.

Ruan Minor Club: The AGM of the Ruan Minor Club occurs on  Mon, January 9th 2012.  On Saturday, January 21st 2012,  medal presentation to victorious underage team.  More details later.

Rice College Victory: Congratulations to Colm Rice & Michael Lyons who won Munster U16 medals with Rice College this week.  Well done to both on this historic victory                                                                                            Ger Lyons  Club PRO