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W/E 10/07/2016

posted Jul 8, 2016, 5:38 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jul 10, 2016, 10:03 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in July


Dysart:        Saturday 9th July 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Ralph Cullinan, also remembering Jack Cullinan, Florida.      Paddy (Tull) Crowe      Joe McDonnell


Ruan:          Sunday 17th July 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Margaret O’Regan      Michael O’Regan      Kathleen O’Regan       Michael Hynes       Michael Casey Sr.     Fr Tim Casey           Sr. Baptiste Casey

                    Paddy Casey, Rathkeane    Deceased Member of O’Loughlin Family, Dromore



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: €834.00          Baskets: €155.84        Candles:  €31.34       Trócaire: €250      Ed Fund:  €2.00   Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €250.00    

Peter’s pence:  €179.00    Priests Collection:  €300.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                      Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Aidan Hastings            Reader this week:      Aidan Lawton

Reader next week:     Maria Peoples              Reader next week:     Anne Foley

Euch Min this week:    Ita Hastings                 Euch Min this week:   Teresa Cullinan

Euch Min next week:  Moira O’Loughlin         Euch Min next week:  Carrie Droney


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 16th July 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 Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Jack Michael O’Sullivan, son of James and Martina who was baptised recently.


Imeall Bóirne Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place on Saturday 23rd July. Bus leaving Corofin at 8:00 am.  Contact Fr Damian at 086-8396636 to book a place.


Lough Derg 2016:  You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Saturday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. There are various travel options available country wide.  The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518.  Email: info@loughderg.org   www.loughderg.org

Time for Body & Soul:  Bookings now being taken for the Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from: Aug 1st to 3rd.  Bus & Island €100. Bookings & info: Parish Office 065 6824043

Year of Mercy Limerick / Clare / Galway Group 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg on August Bank Holiday Weekend 30th July to 1st August:  Bus leaves Arthurs Quay Limerick at 6am with pickup available in Ennis, Gort, Oranmore, Claregalway, Tuam,  Knock and Sligo.  Contact James Treacy on 0860572216 or 061921470

Thought for the Week
"There is no better way to thank God for your sight

than to give a helping hand to someone in the dark"
Helen Keller


Off to Listowel:  Well done to all the local children & young adults who qualified at the County Fleadh in Kilrush last week to represent Clare at the Munster Fleadh to be held in Listowel from the 15th to 17th July. Many were individual winners and a number were also members of duets, trios and music groups and bands. They are all hoping they will go further at the Munster Fleadh to represent the county at this year's All Ireland Fleadh to be held in Ennis in August.


Senior Citizens Lahinch summer holiday: The dates this year for the Lahinch summer holiday for Ruan/Dysart senior citizens are 27th July to 1st August.  Names can be given to Mary O’Donnell on 6837989 or Sheila Lynch on 6837717

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, continues in Ruan Community Centre every   Wednesday 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.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:  3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their life.  3% only of our population give blood. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th July from 2 pm – 5 pm & also from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st July inclusive from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Trócaire Emergency Appeal: The worst drought in decades has left approximately 60 million people, ten times the population of the island of Ireland, facing hunger across the developing world. Trócaire has launched an emergency appeal to get relief to people in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Honduras and Guatemala. To donate log on to www.trocaire.org, call 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)

Holy Year Pilgrimage to Rome: Due to a cancellation, two places have become available on the Killaloe Diocesan Holy Year Pilgrimage to Rome (1 August – 6 August). Accommodation at the Pontifical Irish College. If you are interested, please contact 057 9355050 (mornings only) or info@culturalconnections.eu


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 03/07/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    5, 8, 9, 16.    (2)  12, 14, 18, 21.  No Jackpot Winners

Five lucky dips: Ger Hoey, Mary O’Connor, Eileen Roughan, Noel Meere and Graham O’Connor.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €1,650

Team: Flan Lyons           Venue: Purcells


Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line on the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie or on the Diocese of Killaloe website at www.killaloediocese.ie