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W/E 28/12/2014

posted Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 27, 2014, 3:48 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In January

Ruan:          Sunday 18th January 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Paddy Casey    Cliff Tompkins  Deceased Members of the Howard Family   Joseph O’Brien   Bridget O’Brien                            Jimmy O’Brien     Peggy O’Brien      Mary O’Brien       Deceased Members of the O’Brien Family

Mass in Toonagh Hall:  Sun 4th January @ 6 p.m.                 

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

                                                      Ruan:       Thursday 1st January at 8.00 pm

                   Dysart:    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am     

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

20/12/2014         PDF: €1105.18               Baskets: €176.09        Candles:  €25.       Priests Collection:  €695.00         

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:             Emer O’Halloran 

Reader next week:             Edel Bluett                          Reader next week:            Laura Neylon

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

Euch Min next week:          Pat Lynch                            Euch Min next week:         Eileen Hannon

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 Night 2nd January at 8.00 pm

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.

ACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service, is an Agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. It has centres located throughout the dioceses of Ireland. Its ministry is primarily concerned with supporting the sacrament of marriage by helping couples as they prepare for marriage and offering support to them in their marriage relationship.  ACCORD’s aim is to promote a better understanding of Christian marriage and to help couples initiate, sustain and enrich their commitment to one another and to family life.  ACCORD’s core services include Marriage Preparation, Marriage Counselling and Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) though it’s Schools Programmes.  For further information phone your local ACCORD Centre, or ACCORD Central Office, or visit  or if in Northern Ireland visit

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.


Christmas Blessing.

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is Hope,

the Spirit of Christmas which is Peace,

the heart of Christmas which is Love".

(Ava V. Hendricks)


Re-opening of Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex:

The whole community, and especially all those who supported the refurbishments in Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex, is invited to a Mass which will be celebrated in the Hall on Sunday, 4th Jan. next at 6.00 pm.  Following the Mass, tea and refreshments will be served for all and there will be entertainment for all to enjoy.

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. 

Bereaved by Suicide The Christmas Season can be a difficult time for people bereaved by suicide. Clare Suicide Bereavement Support volunteers are available to help you.  Support and help is only a phone call away. You could phone us at one of our numbers given below and we will take it from there. We promise complete confidentiallity. 086 0565373  087 3698315

Trócaire thanks all clergy and parishioners for their amazing support this year without which Trócaire would not have been able to help some of the most vulnerable individuals, families and communities in the world's poorest countries. Trócaire wishes everyone a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. May you receive every blessing in 2015.

Clare Public Participation Network / A Voice for Communities:  All Community, Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental Groups are reminded to register for the Clare Public Participation Network before 9th January 2015. This Network will be the main link through which the Local Authority connects with Community, Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environmental Groups.  All groups that have previously registered with Clare Community Forum/Clare County Council must register under this process if they wish to participate in this new structure.  For further information, please visit or contact Valerie on 065 6846545 or


Ruan Gaa:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 21/12/2014:  No’s drawn:  1, 2, 11, 16.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Ger Meaney, Anna Maher, Vincent Neylon, Gerry Connellan, Johnny, Martin, Carol, and Loretta.     Next week’s Jackpots:   €5,850   TeamGer Lyons       Venue: Purcells

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

Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on the Thursday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email