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W/E 15/01/2016

posted Jan 17, 2017, 12:02 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in January


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

                    First Anniversary Mass for Kevin O’Halloran

                    Carmel Cusack      Paddy Casey    Margaret & Peter Quinn   Lily & Leonard Healy    Kathleen & Nora Cassidy   John Howard                                  Cliff Tompkins             Deceased members of the Howard Family


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

                    Frist Anniversary Mass for Kitty Quinn


Dysart:       Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Patrick (Sonny) Kearney


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Padraig Winters, Loughrea, brother of Teresa Cullinan Ballytigue, who died recently. 

May he rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      No Morning Mass in Ruan or Dysart this week


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: €988.65   Baskets: €162.57   Candles:  €40.74     Mission Sunday:  €20   Peters Pence:  € 20  Ed. Fund:  €20     

Lourdes Inv. Fund:  €20      Benevolent Fund:  € 20    Priests Collection:  €395.00       


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 18th February from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Cillian Gerard Quirke, son of Leon and Louise who was baptised recently.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

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

Reader next week:      Rachel O’Loughlin                 Reader next week:               Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:     Mary Tierney                       Euch Min this week:             Moira O’Loughlin

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


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


As we face into the coldest spell of weather for a long time, the Killaloe Diocese Justice and Peace Committee encourages you to keep an eye on elderly neighbours, friends and family members. A quick phone call or visit to ensure that they are warm enough and have enough food would make a world of difference. 

Thought for the Week:


"The happiness of life is made up of little things - a smile, a helping hand,

a caring heart, a word of praise, a moment of shared laughter.
We are most alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures"
(Thorton Wilder)


NET Ministries: The NET Team is back in the area and will be holding a social night for all Secondary School students on Wednesday the 18th of January from 7:30-9:00pm in Ruan Community Centre. Come hang out with friends, play games, and chill with the Team!

Yoga class starting in Toonagh Hall from this Mon., Jan.16th from 11am to 12.15pm (to allow for child pick-up from pre-school) €10 for morning class. Evening yoga classes start Tue. 17th from 7 to 8.30pm, €48 for four week term, prepaid, or €15 walk-in per class. Anyone who has their own mats are advised to bring them and bring a bottle of water too.

Handball A.G.M. The A.G.M. Of Toonagh Handball Club will be held in Toonagh Hall on this Mon. eve. 16th Jan. at 8.30pm. Anyone interested in playing, or taking up the game for the first time, is invited to come and find out more about the game of Handball. Those who play Hurling and Camogie find it can help in enhancing the skills of 'eye to ball', ‘hand/eye coordination' and fitness used in both codes. Currently the Club only caters for adults, but it is hoped to have a juvenile club up and running by the end of 2017.

The Craft Mornings have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Wednesdays.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat & a cuppa any time from 11am to 12.20pm. If you're interested in, or would like to share your knowledge of a craft, all the better.

Collection of Used Reading Glasses for the Missions:  Glasses are being sent to the Missions by the Apostolic Society, baskets will be left in Churches.  For more information contact Des Ryan 086 3634146.

Camogie News: Underage Ruan Hurling and Ruan Camogie Club holds its registration and medal presentation night on Fri. 27th Jan., at 7.15pm. Medals will be presented to girls u11, u12 and u14 and to the boys u13 who had successes last year. Any player not registered is NOT eligible to train or play with the Club so it is important that parents/guardians realise this. Refreshments will be served.

Ruan GAA:  

Ruan Registration Night 2017. Ruan Minor Club is holding its official registration night in Toonagh Hall on January 27th at 7.00pm. All Boys from Under 6 to Under 18 need to register on this night in order to train or play with the club for 2017.

Our winning Under 13 panel will receive their medals on the night from a special guest. Adult membership for Ruan GAA club will also be taken on this night. Special Family membership rate of €80. Refreshments will be served after to children and adults. 

GAA Draw-Tickets €10, national draw with 14 prizes. In addition to the National Draw, we will also hold a local draw for 5 additional prizes of €100, the draw will take place on Friday 27th January in Toonagh Hall in conjunction with the clubs registration night.

Thanks to those who have purchased a ticket, If you haven't purchased a ticket and wish to do so please contact any club officer.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 08/01/2017:          No’s drawn: 3, 12, 13, 21       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Dermot Kelly, Mary O’Donoghue, Elaine Ryan, Graham O’Connor and May Whelan.    

Next Week’s Jackpot: €5,700         Team:  Sean Ryan        Venue: Mortys.