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W/E 01/01/2017

posted Dec 31, 2016, 5:01 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Dec 31, 2016, 5:02 AM ]

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 Kinnane                                                                                       Deceased members of the Byrt Family Deceased members of the Casey Family. 

Ruan:          Saturday 7th January 2017 at 4:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Michael Vaughan


Dysart:       Sunday 8th January 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    John Joe Cullinan


Dysart:        Saturday 14th January 2017 at 4:00 pm

                    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 soul of Angela Normoyle, Kilmihil, sister of Pete Barry, Dysart who died recently.  May she rest in peace.


Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord – Friday 6th January


                   Masses:      Dysart:    Vigil Mass in Dysart Thursday 5th January at 7.00 pm

                                          Ruan:    Friday 6th January at 10.00 am


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Mon and Tues at 9:30 am.  Friday at 10.00 am

                                         Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am.  Thursday at 7:00 pm


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: €4372.21   Baskets: €166.66    Candles:  €11.13    Ed Fund:  €10      Lourdes: €5   

Peters Pence € 5   Missions: €15   Priests Coll:  €6740.00        Priests Ben Fund:  €15   


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.

Thought for the Week:


.......... and I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown ......" and he replied "Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way".    (M. Louise Haskins)


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                          Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Aidan Lawton                      Reader this week:                Maria Peoples

Reader 6th January     Anne Foley                          Reader Thurs 5th Jan          Rose Foudy

Reader next week:      Marie Slattery                     Reader next week:               Matt McCormack

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

Euch Min 6th Jan          Caroline Meaney              Euch Min Thurs 5th Jan        Rose Foudy

Euch Min next week:  Siobhan Le Cathelinais    Euch Min next week:            Ita Hastings


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

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


The Back to Education Initiative, Further Education and Training Centre, Clonroad Campus, Clonroad Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare are currently recruiting for learners interested in courses in the Childcare area.  This QQI Level 4 Introductory programme prepares learners for working in a crèche or other Childcare settings. Modules on the programme include Child Development and Play, Nutrition and Healthy Options and Computer Applications. 

This QQI Level 4 programme aims to introduce learners to the knowledge and skills required to progress to further learning in Childcare at QQI Level 5.  The programme will run on Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm & Thursday 11 am – 4.30 pm.  Commencing on 12th January 2017.  Phone:    065-6843633 or Email:  Martina.crowleyhayes@lcetb.ie or Eilish.liddy@lcetb.ie


DON’T BE LONELY THIS SEASON; 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.    New Year 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 and New Year this year.  

LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.  All calls completely confidential.


Camogie Club News "Thanks to all the parishioners of Ruan and Dysart for generously supporting Ruan Camogie Club as they hunted The Wren.  Thanks also to all the kids and adults for their participation ....Much appreciated. And Happy New Year to one and all".

Ruan GAA  

Lotto Results:  W/E: 25/12/2016:     No’s drawn: 3, 19, 20, 28       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Rhona Lyons, Michael Crowe, Delores Courtney, Ted Wynne and Eileen Barry.  

Next Week’s Jackpot: €5,400         Team:  Frank Lyons        Venue: Mortys.