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W/E 21/06/2015

posted Jun 21, 2015, 3:16 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in June:

Ruan:          Sunday 21st June at 10:00 am

                    Hume Crowe            Sr Grace O’Brien           Deceased members of the O’Brien Family                Bridget Courtney


Anniversary Masses in July:


Ruan:          Sunday 5th July at 10.00 am

                    Jack McMahon                Eileen McMahon                 Michael O’Sullivan               Mary Lynch                     Joan Lynch  


Dysart:        Saturday 11th July at 6.30 pm

                    Miko Lyons


Ruan:          Sunday 19th July at 10.00 am

                    Michael Casey        Fr. Tim Casey        Sr. M Baptiste Casey                Margaret O’Regan         Pappy O’Halloran


Weekday Masses:                 Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am.              Dysart:   Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1082.50                  Baskets: €102.56        Candles: €19.44      Education Fund:  €35.00     Lourdes Invalid Fund: €260.50         Priests Collection:  €1515.00        


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart    Saturday at 6.30 pm                                      Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Laura Cahir                                Reader this week:       Anne Foley

Reader next week:       Frances Browne                         Reader next week:      Marie Slattery

Euch Min this week:     Edel Bluett                                Euch Min this week:    Marian Lyons

Euch Min next week:     Rose Foudy                             Euch Min next week:   Tommy Sheedy


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 18th July from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

 Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Parochial House Ruan on Thursday 25th June at 8:30 pm

 Peter’s Pence Collection will be taken up next weekend


Bus to Knock on Saturday the 27th June:  Still some places available, if you are interested please contact Eileen Roughan at 6828243 or Sheila Lynch at 6837717.


Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 5th July 2015, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Led by Rev. Des Hillary.   Ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.  For bus transport please contact: Glynns Coaches, Ennis 0656828234


Lough Derg: Time for Body & Soul; Annual 3 day Ennis Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg; Mon 3rd August to Wed 5th. Bookings being now taken at Parish Office 065 6824043


A father overheard his son pray:
Dear God,
make me the kind of man
my daddy is.
Later that night, the father prayed:
Dear God,
make me the kind of man
my son wants me to be.

Election of Pastoral Council.

 “A reminder to all parishioners to return your nomination papers with your weekly collection envelope” or post your nomination to Fr Pat O’Neill Ruan.

You may wish to nominate a person from your area to serve on the pastoral council when returning the form.


Clare Age Friendly Programme:  Age action friendly is an organisation which provides opportunities and activities for older people that bring them pleasure and enjoyment.  There is a copy of their 2014 Annual Report on the Church notice board and is available for anyone to browse through, to see the different activities available.

Hellraisers Fundraiser: On Sunday last, 22 Hellraisers left Ruan at 5.30am and headed to Killruddery, Co. Wicklow to participate in a "To Hell and Back" fundraiser for Ruan N.S. They returned to Ruan later that evening and danced the pain away to the music of The Hound Dogs, at a barbecue in Purcell's bar, where great fun was had despite the bruises! Over €2,500 has been raised for the resurfacing of the school yard.  Their next venture is to Adare in September for the "Adare to Survive" challenge.  Loretta O'Connor has all the details.


Clare Champion: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes, should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays - 0870610212 or rosemaryfoudy@gmail.com


The Alzheimer Society Clare Branch:  The Alzheimer Society's Dementia Specific Day Care Centre in Ennis, currently has client vacancies.  Accepts clients from all over Co Clare.  Meaningful activity programme tailored towards clients, interests, experiences and personalities.  Bus service available were possible.  Meals provided.  Cost 7 Euro per day.  Queries in relation to Daycare Services contact Linda Murphy 0879152151.  Queries in relation to Home Care Services - Clare Office 065 6868621


Ruan GAA:
Lotto Results
:  W/E: 14/06/2015:  No’s drawn:  8, 15, 17, 24           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dipsRoisin Brennan,   Charlene Ryan,   Mary Keegan,   Frank O’Halloran,   Margaret Neylon.          

Next week’s Jackpots:   €3,150      Team:  Flan Lyons     Venue: Purcells.


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you.

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.