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W/E 23/07/2017

posted Jul 21, 2017, 7:37 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in August


Ruan:          Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Maureen O’Donoghue     Joe O’Donoghue      Carmel Carey     Frank Howard


Dysart:        Friday 13th August 2017 at 7:00 pm  

                    Bridget Gleeson         Mick Gleeson         Ellen Gleeson          Rita Crowe                 Paddy Hynes           


Ruan:          Sunday 27th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Seán Brodie


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: €547.80               Baskets: €146.39           Candles:  €39.02         Peters Pence:  €30.00    Priests Collection: 130.00


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

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Shauna Greene                                   Reader this week:          Louise McDonnell

Reader next week:     Eileen Hannon                                     Reader next week:         Aidan Hastings

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

Euch Min next week:   Teresa Cullinan                                 Euch Min next week:      Tommy 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.


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.


Thought for the Week

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not

be shortened. Happiness will never decrease by being shared"         Buddha 


Trócaire Emergency Appeal: An emergency Collection in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will take place at both Masses in the Parish this 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.


No Exercise Classes: Fitness 4 Fun Classes with John Conroy in Ruan Community Centre have been cancelled for the summer and will resume again in September.


Aware is a national organisation supporting individuals, families and communities concerned about depression. We provide a range of support services such as support groups, telephone and email service and a Life Skills Online programme. All of which are free. The demand for our services are continuing to grow and we are now recruiting volunteers to meet this demand. Our volunteers receive full training and ongoing support.


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


Camogie News:  Ruan u15 Camogie team went to Ballyea on Wednesday evening for a blitz which also included Whitegate. A slow start in the first match meant Ruan were chasing the game. The Ruan girls were back in contention until a late goal for Ballyea closed it out 4:2 to 2:3. The match was played at a very high standard with fabulous skills on show. The second game against Whitegate was a different affair with Ruan on the up from the start taking a commanding lead with some superb score taking. Ruan never looked in any danger in what was a more physically challenging match winning 7.7 to 1:0.

Well done to all the girls, on another excellent performance. Fantastic effort, skills and determination was shown by the girls. Ruan abú.


Ruan Minor Club - Kellogs Cúl CampThere was a great turnout out of hurling and camogie players at the Kellogs Cúl Camp in Ruan GAA field. There were 114 children (68 boys and 48 girls) in attendance. The coaching staff at the camp were Tom Hannon, Jack Hannon, Michael Moloney, Helen Marrinan, Orlaith Cotter, Eva White, Saoirse Warren, Sarah Redmond, Kieran Tynann and the excellent head coach Anne McMahon.

Special Guest was Clare Goalkeeper Andrew Fahy. Andrew was delighted to see the field full of players hurling when he entered the Ruan GAA pitch last Friday. He said that there was great spirit amongst the children in Ruan GAA & Camogie.

All children will get the chance to attend another summer camp from Aug 22-25 run by Ruan GAA & Camogie clubs. This will be the second year of this camp with over 100 children attending last year.     

Lotto Results:  W/E: 16/07/2017:    No’s drawn:  3, 10, 12, 19            No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:  Biddy Fitzpatrick, Betty Ryan, Kay Lynch, Gerard Maher and Grace O’Halloran.

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €9,750         Team:  Flan Lyons.