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W/E 16/07/2017

posted Jul 13, 2017, 1:25 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in July


Ruan:          Sunday 16th July 2017 at 10:00 am

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

                    Eileen McMahon            Jack McMahon          Michael O’Sullivan         Deceased Members of O’Loughlin Family, Dromore   


Ruan:          Friday 21st July 2017 at 8:00 pm  

                    First Anniversary Mass for John Joe O’Connell


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


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: €1010.06     Baskets: €157.33       Candles:  €18.26        Trócaire:  €20.00   Education Fund: €10    Lourdes Invalid Fund:  45.00     Peters Pence:  €60.00      Priests Collection: 613.00


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 19th August from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised


Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Isla Monica Pilkington, daughter of Helen and Barry and Rio Kenneth Ndungi, son of Kathleen and Thomas, who were baptised recently.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Deirdre Crowe                                   Reader this week:          Monica Tierney

Reader next week:     Shauna Greene                                   Reader next week:         Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:    Monica Cassidy                                Euch Min this week:       Moira O’Loughlin

Euch Min next week:   Geraldine Crowe                              Euch Min next week:      Gerry Kelly


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.

Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or Tel: 01 6753690.


Lough Derg Time for Body and Soul:  Bookings now being taken for the Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from:  Aug 7th to 9th.  Cost €110.00.  Bookings & Info:  Parish Office 065 6824043.


World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018):  The Diocese of Killaloe is now on twitter.  For all diocesan news and events, WMOF2018, tweets from Bishop Fintan, and parish events please follow @KillaloeDiocese.

The National Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, 24th September with Bishop Fintan Monahan as Chief Celebrant & Homilist

Thought for the Week

"At the centre of Christianity is Community;  

We are gathered by the Lord around the Altar".           Timothy Radcliffe.



COMMUNITY MASS:  This evening’s Mass in Dysart is a special celebration of 'Community' with members of the community participating in readings, music, singing and the Offertory procession.


Trócaire Emergency Appeal: An emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will take place at both Masses in the Parish next Sunday 23rd July. Nearly 23million people in Somalia, Kenya & Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food & water due to drought. Trócaire is reaching over 150,000 people across the region with emergency food, water & satiation.

Needs are enormous — please support the appeal and help us reach more people with life– saving aid.


Reek Sunday, 30 July 2017:  The annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Reek Sunday takes place this year on Sun 30 July. Mass will be celebrated on the summit at 8:00am; 9:00am; 10:00am; 11:00am; 12:00pm; 1:00pm & 2:00pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated from 7:30am - 2:00pm.


Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy land 20th – 28th December 2017 (Last Remaining Seats) for 8 nights.  Ex Dublin. Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.  Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or 0860572216.


Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October for five days, returning Friday 6th October.  €667 for flight and full board accommodation with three meals a day.  Limited availability and early booking advisable.  €10 discount for online booking to joewalshtours.ie.  Booking forms also available from Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) - 364133.


Clare County Council are organising free workshops on Japanese Knotweed throughout Clare in July.

For more information visit www.clarecoco.ie or telephone 065 6846331.


The Priory Institute Online Theology Course: Join our supportive student community and study theology by distance learning this autumn. Application deadline September 26. Phone: 01 4048124 email: enquiries@prioryinstitute.com, web: www.prioryinstitute.com


Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair celebrates its 32nd anniversary this year and is scheduled for Sunday 27th August at the University of Limerick. There will be a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. For further details, please contact the Fundraising Office on: 061 485859/201758.



Hurling Quarter Finals – Clare v Galway in Minor @ 1 pm. Clare v Tipperary in Senior @ 3 pm Páirc Uí Caoimh on Saturday 22nd July.  

Tickets will be distributed early next week. All interested members please forward names to Maria O’Connor @ 086 8798948 before 8 pm on Sunday. 

No late requests will be considered.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 09/07/2017:    No’s drawn:  2, 6, 23, 28            No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:  Veronica Cassidy, Damian Pilkington, Maria Kennedy, Seán O’Brien and Brendan Lynch.   

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €9,600         Team:  Christy O’Connor.