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W/E 17/07/2016

posted Jul 15, 2016, 2:53 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jul 15, 2016, 2:53 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in July

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


Eucharistic Service in Ruan on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 9.30 am


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €623.90          Baskets: €243.62           Candles:  €33.93       Priests Collection:  €80.00     


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart                        Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Maria Peoples                                      Reader this week:      Anne Foley

Reader next week:     Rose Foudy                                           Reader next week:     Marie Slattery 

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

Euch Min next week:   Gerry Kelly                                         Euch Min next week:  Mary O’Brien


Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 13th August 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 Joe Rei Maeda-Hassett, son of Chris and Maki 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.


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 Monday 18th to Thursday 21st July inclusive from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Thought for the Week
"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"
Sr. Catherine of Sienna.

NET MINSTRIES are a group of young adults in their early twenties who give up a year or two of their time to work in parishes with other young people, talking about their own faith and helping young people to deepen and understand their own faith. At the invitation of our Cluster, a NET MINISTRIES team will be working in this cluster of parishes from September onwards. Each week from now on there will be an item in the Newsletter about the project and explaining how interested adults can help. Watch this space!!

Social Justice Ireland have released the following interesting statistics. Since the onset of the recession the number of people in poverty in Ireland has increased by more than 100,000.   Today there are more than 750,000 people living in poverty in Ireland.  More than 57 per cent of those in poverty are people who are retired, students, people in caring roles, people who are ill or people with a disability. If Government wishes to address and close this divide future policy must prioritise those at the bottom of the income distribution.  These policies must be designed to address the wide variety of households and adults in poverty. We, as Church have a voice in this. Killaloe Diocese JPIC committee encourages you to write to your local politician and local representatives to ensure they are working hard to alleviate this issue.

Clare Parkinson’s Support Group will hold the July meeting at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 10.00 am on Friday next 22nd July. These informal get sessions provide a chance for people to talk, discuss worries or experiences and normally include a presentation by a guest speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist. Activities that assist people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance, Occupational Therapy or Tai Chi generally form part of the get together also - and there is the social aspect with time to enjoy a coffee or tea and a scone! All are Welcome. For further information contact 087 415 8430

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: 10/07/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    9, 13, 24, 26.    (2)  1, 8, 16, 22.  No Jackpot Winners

Five lucky dips: Frank Cantillon, Gerry Kelly, McCullough Family, Ollie Cassidy and Niamh & Shauna Murphy.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €1,800

Team: Frank Lyons          Venue: Mortys


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