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W/E 20/12/2015

posted Dec 18, 2015, 7:50 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 18, 2015, 8:00 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in December                        

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        Jill Clarke    
                     First Anniversary Mass for Seán Moroney 


Ruan:          Sunday 27th December at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Mary Shannon


Weekday Masses:      Ruan: Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat at 9:30 am. Thurs 7:00 pm Friday 10:00 am

                                          Dysart: Thursday at 9:00pm 

Eucharistic Adoration:      Ruan: Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                     Dysart: Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm 

CHRISTMAS MASSES:       Christmas Eve – Ruan at 7.00 pm. Dysart at 9.00 pm

                                                    Christmas Day – Ruan at 10.00 am


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €837.80           Baskets: €152.12          Candles:  €27.08      Priests Benevolent Fund:  €20.00   Priests Collection:  €345          November Offerings: €5.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                           Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Laura Cahir                           Reader this week:        Ruth Crowe

Christmas Eve:            Frances Browne                   Christmas Eve:            Rachel O’Loughlin

                                                                                         Christmas Day:            Deirdre Crowe

Reader next week:     Aidan Hastings                      Reader next week:       Eileen Hannon

Euch Min this week:   Rose Foudy                           Euch Min this week:     Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Christmas Eve:            Flan Lyons                             Christmas Eve:             Caroline Meaney

                                                                                         Christmas Day:             Sheila Lynch

Euch Min next week:  Pat Lynch                              Euch Min next week:    Pat O’Halloran


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

Mass Card Donations: All Money received for Mass Card Donations is divided between the Foreign Missions and Faith Development in the Parish. Please use the Mass Donation envelope provided and place it in the collection basket, at times the cost of the Mass Cards seems to be greater that the donations received.

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

Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards are also available.

Parish Notes: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays 0870610212 or

Thought for the week

The call of Advent is a call to live wide awake
so that we can be alert to God working in us
and in our world to bring about
the Kingdom.


Missionvale Church Gate Collection: The volunteers are due to depart for Missionvale on Jan 23rd next. This year there are twenty five people going and the main job will be to extend and improve the water collection project which has proved to be of tremendous benefit to the community. So as to help with funding for this project there will be a church gate collection taken up before both masses in Ruan& Dysart on Christmas Eve Dec 24th. Any support would be greatly appreciated. 
Toonagh Walk for Seeking Vision takes place Sun. 17th Jan 2016 @ Start & finish at Toonagh Hall 3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness Entry fee €10 Children welcome (no entry fee for children) Info. Breda 0851947763.


Fundraiser for Jack & Jill Foundation – Aileen Lyons and Rita Kitson are currently doing a fundraiser for Jack and Jill Foundation. They are 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. 

  The Wren: Ruan Camogie Club will once again be out on 26th December 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm in the parish hunting the wren. Camogie players, musicians and parents are welcome to join us for an afternoon of meeting and greeting our fellow parishioners as a fund raising event for the club. We have 2 meeting points Ruan National School and Toonagh National School at 12 noon, depending on weather conditions. Tin whistles and Song are always winners.
Thanks to all our parish supporters during the year as the club wishes you all a peaceful Christmas and good wishes in the New Year ahead of 2016.Ann o Regan and Mary Hickey O Brien 087 9135529 

 Ruan GAA;
 Minor Club would like to wish all our players, coaches, parents and supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2016. The highlights this year were the good numbers attending training in the younger ages from U6 to U12, reaching the All Ireland U14 Féile semi-final and winning the U13 championship after a great final vs Broadford.
Christmas greetings also to our two schools, Ruan Camogie Club and Ruan Adult Hurling Club and thanks for your support in 2015. Gearóid Roughan PRO Ruan Minor Club

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

Ruan U6s and U8s had their Christmas Party last Monday evening in Toonagh Hall. There was a large attendance. Thanks to “Santa”, our adult goalies Pakie Roughan and Timmy Casey, Catherine O’Regan. To all the parents and all who helped to make it an enjoyable evening. Thanks to the club for their support throughout the year.
Happy Christmas and New Year from al the Underage Coaches. Training will resume on Mon Evening 25th January 2016. All are Welcome. 

Reconvened AGM will take place on Monday next 21st December at 8:00 pm in Ruan Community Centre, to fill the Officer vacancies that remained after the AGM
Lotto Results: W/E: 13/12/2015: No’s drawn: 4, 5, 11, 18 No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Frankie Power, Charlene Ryan, Crystal Vaughan, Gearóid Roughan and Ciara O’Connor Kilnaboy.
Next week’s Jackpots: €7,050       Team: Frank Lyons     Venue: Mortys