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W/E 21/12/2014

posted Dec 20, 2014, 5:16 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In December

Ruan:          Sunday 21st December at 10.00 am

                    Paul Howard           John Sheehan        Alan Finn            Jill Clarke       Thomas Collins       William Collins                                   Casey Family       Reddan Family

Ruan:          Friday 26th December at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for Mary Shannon

Confessions For Christmas              Dysart:   Saturday 20th December after 6.30 pm Mass

                                                                       Ruan:     Sunday 21st December after 10.00 am Mass

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

                                                  Christmas Day – Ruan at 10.00 am                                                                                                            

Weekday Masses                 Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am

                                          Ruan:     Thursday at 10.00 am      Friday at 10.00 am

Weekly Collections    Thank you very much for your contributions.

7/12/14:     PDF: €723.10        Baskets: €112.27           Candles:  €54.63    Nov. Offering:  €15.00  

14/12/14:   PDF: €1637.05      Baskets: €203.85           Candles: € 19.10    Mission Sunday:  €5.00

                     Priests Collection: €223.00          November Offering: €80.00

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:              Eileen Hannon

Reader Christmas Eve:       Monica Tierney            Reader Christmas Eve:     James Hannon

                                                                                        Reader Christmas Day:     Carmel Foley

Reader next week:             Maria Peoples                 Reader next week:            Emer O’Halloran 

Euch Min this week:           Gerry Kelly                      Euch Min this week:          Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Euch Min Christmas Eve:   Frank Custy                    Euch Min Christmas Eve:  Mary Tierney

                                                                                          Euch Min Christmas Day: John Punch                                                    

Euch Min next week:          Tommy Kelly                  Euch Min next week:         Pat O’Halloran


Priests Collection: The Priests Christmas Collection will be taken up at Masses this week.

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

Gathering of Teenagers: There will be a gathering of the Youth from the Imeall Bóirne parishes in Corofin GAA Hall on Friday 2nd January.

Talk for Baptism Course Leaders There will be a talk on the Baptism Course in Crusheen on Thursday 22nd January given by Sr Clare Slattery.

Christmas Cards Parish Christmas Cards & Christmas Mass Cards are available in both Churches

 Old School Roll Books For Ruan:  The school roll books for Ruan have been digitised and are now available to view on the Clare Library website.  Girls 1871 – 1939 and boys 1890 – 1939.  Further information can be had from Frances O’Halloran or Linda Hogan.

The Twelve Days of Christmas.

It is claimed that this Christmas song was written when the Catholic faith was proscribed in England under severe penalties.  It was a kind of catechism to teach young Catholics the tenets of their Faith. The "true love" refers to God Himself; the "me" who receives the gifts is the baptised Christian, and the partridge in a pear-tree is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus.

Two turtledoves are the Old and New Testaments.

Three French hens stand for faith, hope and love.

Four calling birds are the four Gospels.

Five gold rings recall the Hebrew Torah (Law),

the first five books of the Old Testament.

Six geese a-laying stand for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes.

Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.

Eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful Apostles.

Twelve drummers drumming symbolize the twelve points of doctrine

in the Apostles Creed.


Toonagh Walk Sunday 11th January 2015 for “Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation”.                                                         Start & finish @ Toonagh Hall.  Register @ 11.30am, walk @ 12.30pm. Routes to suit all levels of fitness. Refreshments served after walk.  Entry €10. Children welcome (no entry fee for children)

Info 0851947763. Please support a worthy cause.

Ruan Camogie Club Notice: Our Annual tradition of Hunting the Wren will take place on St. Stephens Day.  Times: 11.00am - 1.00pm.  Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Drivers and Bucket holders required.   If you are available, meet at the primary school Ruan or Toonagh at 10.45am. Merry Christmas to all, especially our supporters, players, mentors and parents. 

Ruan Gaa:  

Ruan Minor Club would like to wish all our players, coaches, parents and supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2015. This year we didn't win any silverware but made good progress where we contested the Under 14 A and Minor A Championship Semi Finals losing both narrowly. Hopefully we will have a good 2015 with many young hurlers giving their best. Christmas greetings to our two schools, Ruan Camogie Club and Ruan Senior Hurling Club and thanks for your support in 2014. 

We would also like to thank Anthony O’Halloran Car Sales for his sponsorship of a Set of Jerseys for the U 6s and U 8s. Anthony presented the jerseys to the Minor Club on Monday night last in Toonagh Hall where Santa also met the children, thanks to all.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 14/12/2014:  No’s drawn:  1, 3, 9, 17.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Emma and James Killoran, Michael Crowe, Pat Keegan, Mary Casey and Aileen Lyons.                       Next week’s Jackpots:   €5,700   TeamSeán Ryan           Venue: Dlacassian

Calling to Fr. O’Neill If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you