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W/E 24/07/2016

posted Jul 21, 2016, 1:18 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 1:26 PM ]

Anniversary Masses in July


Ruan:          Sunday 7th August 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Joe O’Donoghue             Maureen O’Donoghue      Nuala Meaney     Carmel Carey       Gerry Daffy     Maura Daffy       Darragh O’Donoghue

Ruan:          Tuesday 9th August 2016 at 8:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Frank Howard

†           We pray for the repose of the soul of John Joe O’Connell, Drimeen Ruan, who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.

†           We pray for the repose of the soul of Mickey Casey,Turnpike Ennis and late of Ruan who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

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: €659.05         Baskets: €127.46           Candles:  €23.80      Priests Collection:  €155.00  Education fund: €5.  Lourdes Invalid Collection: €23.00                 Peter’s Pence: €32.50    


 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:      Marie Slattery 

Reader next week:     Matt McCormack             Reader next week:     Ruth Crowe

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

Euch Min next week:   Tommy Kelly                 Euch Min next week:  Caroline Meaney


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.

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.

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.


Thought for the Week
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all "
Dale Carnegie.


Toonagh School Astro Turf Fundraiser: Sincere thanks to everyone for their huge generosity in supporting the Toonagh School Astro Turf race night fundraiser held in Woodstock Hotel on 8th July.  A very enjoyable night was had by all.                                                      


Currently in Tesco Toonagh School Astro Turf is one of the three community funds.  On completion of purchases blue tokens are given to customers to enter into the community fund of their choice. We would appreciate your support if you are shopping in Tesco.


Ruan Hurling/Camogie club are hosting camp for all primary school players commencing 23rd August 2016. In order to continue this camp going forward the clubs have agreed to hold a fundraising dance in Purcells Bar with Break Free Band kindly sponsored by Kieran and Loretta on 27th August 2016 tickets €5 will be on sale from this weekend. The Club appreciates and welcomes the continued support from the Parish to our Clubs activities.


Clare Branch MS : Sincere thanks to the people in Ruan &Dysart on the recent church gate collection totals raised €479.40. Thank you for your support.


            To find out more about the NET MINISTRIES project, you are invited to a meeting in Crusheen Meeting Room - at the back of the Church on this Thursday night, July 28th at 8.30 pm. A lot of planning has to take place for the project to be a success and the help of parents who would like to hand on an active faith to their young people would be very welcome.  NET MINISTRIES.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 - they will be living in Crusheen but will work across the four parishes.. 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!!


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 17/07/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    11, 15, 24, 26.    (2)  2, 12, 14, 15.  No Jackpot Winners

Five lucky dips: Michael Maher, Fionn Lyons, Michael & Tina Murphy, Michael Foudy and Brian Quirke.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €1,950

Team: Ted Wynne                 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