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W/E 25/12/2016

posted Dec 25, 2016, 5:49 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in January


Ruan:          Sunday 1st January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Francie Cahir     Martin O’Halloran    Nan O’Halloran   Cusack Family     Anthony Byrt     Orla Byrt Kinnane       

                     Deceased members of the Byrt Family 


Ruan:          Monday 9th January 2017 at 8:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Michael Vaughan


Dysart:        Saturday 14th January 2017 at

                    First Anniversary Mass for Tom O’Gorman


Ruan:         Sunday 15th January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Kevin O’Halloran, also remembering Carmel Cusack


Ruan:          Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Frist Anniversary Mass for Kitty Quinn


   We pray for the repose of the souls of Nelly McNamara, Lisdoonvarna, mother of Gussie, Cloona,  Patrick (Sonny) Kearney, Corofin, Tom Marrinan, Kilnaboy, brother of Claire McMahon, Ruan and Jean O’Connor, Tubber, mother of Loretta O’Connor, Ruan, who died recently.  May they rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and 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: €930.10   Baskets: €280.91     Candles:  €41.99    Trócaire:  €5.00    Priests Collection:  €387.00    Priests Benevolent Fund:  €5.00   


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

Baptismal Ceremony in 2017:  From January 2017 onwards Baptisms will take place on the Second of the Month in each Parish in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster at 12:30 pm.  Ruan and Dysart will alternate each month.  If there are children, in this parish, to be baptised in January, the ceremony will take place in Ruan on Sunday 15th January at 12:30 and if there are baptisms in this parish in February, the ceremony will be on Sunday 12th February in Dysart Church at 12:30. 

A full list of the dates for Baptisms in the Imeall Bóirne Cluster is on the notice boards at the back of the churches. 

Please Note:  All people intending to have children baptised must complete a baptismal course before each child is baptised. Details of the monthly Baptismal Courses can be seen in the weekly Parish Newsletters.


The Tidy Towns Christmas Fair this year raised €2,020. Thank you to all those who supported this important fund raiser for the upkeep of the village and graveyards. Happy Christmas.


Exercise Classes will resume on Wednesday 18th January 2017 in Ruan Community Centre. All are welcome.

Thought for the Week:


'The flow of blessings in our life is directly related to our passing blessings

along to someone else.'       Thomas Kincaid.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm                         Dysart Christmas Day at 10:00 am    

Reader        Liam Jones                                                  Reader:          Aidan Hastings

Euch Min:   Carrie Droney/Mary Tierney                 Euch Min:       Matt McCormack  

Ruan       Sunday 1st January at 10:00 am          Dysart     Sunday 1st January at 7:00 pm

Reader:       Aiden Lawton                                             Reader:         Maria Peoples

Euch Min:   Mary O’Brien                                             Euch Min:      Flan Lyons


DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 10 pm.  We are here to take your call if you are on your own, feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to.    Christmas can be a sad time for many people, and in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone.  Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year.   LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.  All calls completely confidential.


On behalf of Ruan Community Childcare Committee and Staff we would like to say a very big thank you to all who supported the Carol Service provided by the children of Scoil Mhuire Ruan following 10.00 0' clock Mass last Sunday. In particular we would like to thank the children for coming out in the cold to sing and play for us and the parents who enabled them all to be there. We raised €412.00 for our local preschool and after-school services. Many thanks once again and wishing you all a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Bingo Corofin:  Don’t miss it, sponsored Christmas Bingo in Corofin Hall Tuesday 27th December at 8:30. Increased prize money and Mega Raffle. Please Support. Seasons Greetings to our Sponsors, Patrons and Volunteers from Corofin Hall Committee.

Toonagh Charity Walk for Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation:  Sunday 15th Jan.2017 @ 12.30pm. Register Toonagh Hall @ 11.30am. Entry fee €10.  3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness 2k, 5k & 10.5k. Start & Finish at Toonagh Hall. Refreshments served after walk. Children welcome.  Info Breda 0851947763. Please support, give a little & feel good

Camogie Club News:  The Wren: Ruan Camogie Club will be out on 26th Dec 2016 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. Thanks to all our parish supporters during the year and at recent church gate collection as the club wishes you and yours a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Please contact Noelle 086.8145482, Mary 087.9135529 or Miriam 087.9503962 for info.

Ruan GAA  

Lotto Results:  W/E: 18/12/2016:     No’s drawn: 7, 14, 24, 28       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Gerry Cullinan, John Kelly, Nora Griffin, Jonathan Brohan and Conor Reeves.             

Next week’s Jackpot:   €5,250         Team:  Flan Lyons        Venue: Purcells.

Draw will be held on Tuesday 27th December