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W/E 24/01/2016

posted Jan 22, 2016, 3:41 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in January

Ruan:         Sunday 24th January 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael (Birdie) Cassidy


           We pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs Kitty Quinn, Kells who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


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

Please Note: When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am Mass in either Ruan or Dysart. 

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: €1477.40      Baskets: €214.11       Candles: €15.69       Bishops Commissions: €10.00     Priests Collection: €1187.00    

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart Saturday at 6.30 pm                                      Ruan Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week: Rose Foudy                                 Reader this week: Garry Shannon

Reader next week: Matt McCormack                      Reader next week: Liam Jones

Euch Min this week: Edel Bluett                             Euch Min this week: John O’Sullivan

Euch Min next week: Rose Foudy                          Euch Min next week: Loretta Kenny 

Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 13th 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. 

Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Corofin on Wednesday 27th January at 8:00 pm 

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women has resumed in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesdays from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers: We would welcome and encourage more people, both young and older, to have an active part in the celebration of the Eucharist as readers or Eucharist Ministers. New lists of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for 2016 are being compiled and if you would like to be added to the list please give your name to either Mary O’Donnell 087 9776583 or Rosemary Foudy 0870610212 or to Fr Pat O’Neill - 086 2612124.

Parish Notes: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays 0870610212 or rosemaryfoudy@gmail.com

Thought for the week -

                                                                                                                                An Irish Blessing  

                                                                                                        May love and laughter light your days,
                                                                                                            And warm your heart and home,
                                                                                                       May good and faithful friends be yours
                                                                                                                Wherever you may roam.
                                                                                                        May peace and plenty bless your world
                                                                                                                With joy that long endures,
                                                                                                                May all life's passing seasons
                                                                                                             Bring the best to you and yours

Sacristan Retires: Pat Morris has retired as Sacristan of Dysart Church and we would like to thank him for his many years of service to the parish and wish him well in the future.
If anyone is interested in taking on the task of Sacristan please contact Fr. Pat. 

 Mass Card Donations: All Money received for Mass Card Donations is divided between the Foreign Missions and Faith Development in the Parish. Please use the Mass Donation envelope provided and place it in the collection basket. 

Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood: A Vocations Workshop is being organised for the Munster Dioceses inviting any person interested in being a diocesan priest to experience a time of reflection and discernment. The workshop is on February 5th-6th 2016 in Thurles and further details available from Fr. Ignatius McCormack, Killaloe Diocesan Vocations Director at 086 2777139 

Clothes collection for Toonagh School: Now that people are back to routine after the holidays, they may be organising the wardrobes in readiness for Spring. Toonagh School is holding a clothes collection on 11th Feb and would welcome donations of clean, used clothing, bed linen, towels, curtains, belts, bags and shoes. Monies raised will be used for new classroom supplies 

Clare Parkinson’s Support Group: You are invited to join the Clare Parkinson’s Support Group at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 10.00 am on the last Friday of each month. The aim of this Support Group is to meet unmet needs for social support and be an additional source of help and information for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. Meetings which are informal provide a chance to talk and discuss worries and experiences and may include a presentation by an invited speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist.

The Clare Parkinson’s Support Group also arrange various activities that assist people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance and Tai Chi classes, outings and information meetings. There is a social aspect to each meeting including mid-morning tea/coffee with freshly baked homemade scones! The next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is on Friday 29th January. For further information contact Frank at 086 370 2207

Meditation with movement and beautiful inspirational music. Meditation with a difference on Wednesday 27th January in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Further information: Mary at 087 9701130 

Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results: W/E: 17/01/2016: No’s drawn: 4, 7, 9, 15 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Michael O’Halloran,  Moira Roughan,  Mike Daly,  Caimin Howard and Margaret Howard.

Next week’s Jackpot: €7,800 Team: Flan Lyons Venue: Purcells