March 2017


W/E 26/03/2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 2:42 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

 

Ruan:          Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 10:00 am

          Pat O’Brien      John O’Brien     Hillary O’Brien       Kevin Pyne      Paddy Pyne    Mary Meaney   Christy Meaney      Joe Moloney                                                            Deceased members of the Moloney Family          Michael J Casey      Mary Casey    Deceased members of the Reddan Family

Dysart:        Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 1:00 pm

                    Funeral Mass for PJ Ballinger followed by burial of Ashes    Also remembering Liam Ballinger.

 

Dysart:        Sunday 9th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Sr Cecilia O’Neill        Nora O’Neill        Cathy O’Neill

 

Ruan:          Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Janet Nielan

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Carmody, formerly of Ballyogan More, who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.

 

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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during    Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €986.85                 Baskets: €369.37                     Candles:  €20.41      Bishops Commission:  €15.40         Trócaire:  €60.00                  

 

Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 8th April 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:        Holy Communion Parents      Reader this week:      Edel Bluett

Reader next week:       Anne Foley                                 Reader next week:     Holy Communion Parents

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

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

 

NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The Senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.

 

Youth 2000:   Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards. 

Happy Mother's Day

'The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.

The woman existed, but the mother, never. 

A mother is something absolutely new.'       (Rajneesh)

 

Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:  “…whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.” Ecclesiasticus, 3:4.  This Mother’s Day we pray for mothers around the world who agonise over their children’s futures in the harshest environments.  We think of Miriam, who appears on this Lent’s Trócaire Box, as she wonders if she will manage to get her little daughter Maria to safety when the next storm hits northern Honduras and floods their home. Read Miriam and Maria’s story at www.trocaire.org/lent

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/lent-2017-hearing-happening-hoping.html.  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth)


Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:  Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated


Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Monday 27th March.


National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Tractor Run:  Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyard Maintenance Group are holding a fundraising tractor run on Easter Sunday 16th April.  Tractors/Trucks of all types and vintage vehicles are all welcome. Kiddies tractor run at 12 mid-day, senior run at 12.15.  Sale of wooden garden planters made by local CE scheme also on sale on the day, plus a raffle.   Come along for a great day out.  Cup of tea for all in the hall during the event.


The 38th annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle takes place on the 20th & 21st of May. Taking part in this event gives you an opportunity to nominate someone from your parish who has been diagnosed with cancer to go on our pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact 065 6841600 or email clare250mile@gmail.com.


Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €130.75 collected at the recent church gate collection.


Ruan GAA: 

Executive meeting of Ruan Hurling Club on Thursday March 30th in Ruan Hall at 8 PM.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 19/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 5, 17, 22, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Fidelma Cassidy, Barry Mahoney, Mary Thompkins, Margaret Mullins, Kayla Pilkington.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,200         Team:  Frank Lyons


W/E 19/03/2016

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:28 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan    Sabina Hayes Jordan     Noreen O’Brien    David O’Brien  

                    James Fogarty       Mona Fogarty

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Winters Loughrea, brother of Teresa Cullinan who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

 

WeekdayMasses:     Ruan:  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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1088.49                 Baskets: €98.15                     Candles:  €34.20   Bishops Commission:  €45.00         Trócaire:  €101.00                 

 

Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 8th April 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 Baptism: We welcome into our Community Michael Daire Murphy, son of Patrick and Joanne who was baptised recently

 


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist


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

Reader this week:          Liam Jones                      Reader this week:                 Laura Cahir

Reader next week:         Aiden Lawton                 Reader next week:                Edel Bluett

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

 

NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.

Youth 2000

Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards.  

 

Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €245.35 collected at the recent Church gate collection.

 

Found in Dysart:  Portable phone battery charger found on the road to Dysart Church, contact Fr Pat 086 2612124.


Thought for the week

Lent:  "During these 40 days, let me put away all my pride.

 Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me.

Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have".    Genesis Grain.

 

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/lent-2017-hearing-happening-hoping.html.  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth)

 

International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima:  (Blessed by Pope Francis).  Our Lady is calling you, as she is coming to Ennis Cathedral on Friday 24th March for 10 a.m.  Mass and consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:  Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated

 

Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:   “Making your neighbour a loan is an act of mercy, to lend him a helping hand is to keep the commandments.” Ecclesiasticus, 29:1.  This St. Patrick’s weekend, we celebrate the solidarity Irish people have shown with the world’s poor over many decades.  Trócaire is proud to be a conduit for the compassion of people here at home which last year saw over 2.4 million people in 25 countries receiving support.  For more information on the Lenten campaign visit www.trocaire.org/lent.  


Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Saturday 25th March.

National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Ruan Gaa

Lotto Results:  W/E: 12/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 5, 10, 15, 21       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Tony Brohan, Francis Howard, Eileen O’Donoghue, Cian Heffernan and Jimmy Courtney.   

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,050         Team:  Flan Lyons


 

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    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

W/E 12/03/2016

posted Mar 11, 2017, 3:18 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Dysart:        Sunday 12th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Pa Crowe            Deceased members of Crowe Family Drummina    

                    Teresa McCormack      Oliver O’Gorman     Lelia O’Gorman       Mary McCarthy Clifden    Gerry Nestor       Mary Nestor       Tom Nestor     Molly Burke

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan    Sabina Hayes Jordan     Noreen O’Brien    David O’Brien  

                    James Fogarty       Mona Fogarty

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Frawley, nee Hogan, formerly of Ruan,

      Evelyn Keane, Kilnamona, mother of Áine Cotter, Patsy O’Callaghan, Feakle, sister of Pauline Cullinan and Pat Sheedy, Newmarket-on-Fergus, brother of Tommy, who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.

 

St Patrick’s Day:     Friday next is St Patrick’s Day – Our National Feast Day

                                                        Vigil Mass - Dysart:   Thursday at 7:00 pm

                                                        Ruan:     Friday at 10:00 am     

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.   Friday 10:00 am

                                         Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am    Thursday 7:00 pm

                         

 

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

    

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1125.45      Baskets: €178.54    Candles:  €16.51    Bishops Commission:  €45.00         Trócaire:  €190.50        Priests Collection:  € 320.00

 


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 8th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal 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:                Padraig Casey          Reader this week:                 Matt McCormack

Reader St Patrick’s Day:     Gary Shannon         Reader St Patrick’s Vigil:      Laura Cahir

Reader next week:               Liam Jones              Reader next week:                Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:              Sheila Lynch         Euch Min this week:              Rose Foudy

Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:  Marian Lyons        Euch Min St Patrick’s Vigil:   Ita Hastings  

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

 

Meeting of Volunteers for preparation of the First Holy Communion Liturgies on Wednesday night next 15th March at 8:00 pm in the Parochial House.


Thought for the week

Lent:      'Fasting makes sense if it really chips away at our security and,

 as a consequence, benefits someone else, if it helps us cultivate the style of the good Samaritan,

who bent down to his brother in need and took care of him.'        Pope Francis.

 

 

NET Ministries:

On Wednesday the 15th of March the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be meeting at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall. 

There will be no Senior Youth Group on Friday March 17th.  Enjoy the long weekend!


Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting:

This week on Tuesday the 14th of March the Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting run by the NET Team will be held in the Crusheen Church meeting room at 7:00 for all young adults between the ages of 16-35.

 

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are holding their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on this Sunday 12th March. The display begins immediately after 10:00 am Mass and will continue until 5:00 pm. All members have been very busy getting work finished. There will be lots of crochet, knits, flower baskets and pot plants for sale on the day. We look forward to your continued support. There will be a cup of tea and cake for everyone.

 

Irish Heart Collection on Sunday 5th March: Amount Collected was €249.69. Many thanks.

 

Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Saturday 25th March.


National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Toonagh GAA Handball Club:
Toonagh Handball Club had many successes over the years, however interest having waned in recent years, the Club was reformed in 2016. A number of players got together bringing a resurgence in the game of handball in the parish.   This season for the first time in many years Toonagh entered a team in Division 4 of the County Handball League. Following some good wins over Tuamgraney and Newmarket B they have now reached the semi-finals where they will play Clooney next Tuesday, March 14th, at 8pm in Newmarket.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Registration 2017: Ruan Minor Club recently held an underage registration night for 2017 in Toonagh Hall. Also on this night the successful Ruan Under 13 Championship winning panel received their medals from Clare Senior Hurling Captain Patrick O'Connor.

If you haven't registered your boy yet for 2017 please do so ASAP and contact Geraldine Cahir Underage Registrar 0877521416 or any club officer. 

All Boys from Under 6 to Under 18 need to register on this night in order to train or play with the club for 2017


Lotto Results:  W/E: 05/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 8, 10, 18, 26       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Eryn Moroney, Jonathan Brohan, Paschal Courtney, Carmel O’Halloran and Mary Hickey O’Brien.   

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,900         Team:  Christy O’Connor        Venue: Mortys.

 

W/E 05/03/2017

posted Mar 3, 2017, 4:46 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 4:47 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Ruan:          Sunday 5th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Tom Crowe      Deceased members of the Crowe Family    Paddy McMahon     Joan Daly     Sarah Courtney                            Paddy O’Donoghue        Maisie O’Donoghue        Deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family

 

Dysart:        Sunday 5th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Kathleen Hassett

 

Dysart:        Sunday 12th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

        Pa Crowe  Deceased members of Crowe Family Drummina  Teresa McCormack  Oliver & Lilia O’Gorman   Mary McCarthy

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan       Sabina Hayes Jordan

 

   We pray for the repose of the souls of Peggy Roughan, Fountain who died during the week and for P J Ballinger England and formerly of Laurelvale, who died in England, funeral arrangements to be announced later.  May they rest in peace.

          

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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

    

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €549.95     Baskets: €107.00       Bishops Commission:  €5.00    Candles:  €18.16      Trócaire:  €162.30                                          Priests Collection:  € 205.00

 

Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 11th March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal 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:       Emer O’Halloran                        Reader this week:                Rose Foudy

Reader next week:      Padraig Casey                              Reader next week:               Matt McCormack

Euch Min this week:     Mary O’Halloran                      Euch Min this week:             Flan Lyons

Euch Min next week:  Sheila Lynch                               Euch Min next week:            Rose Foudy

 

Trócaire:  Trócaire packs are available at the back of both Churches, please take one home with you. Trócaire envelope in your collection boxes:  Due to a printing error, the date on your Trócaire envelopes is incorrect.  The Trócaire collection normally takes place during Easter week; this collection can be paid anytime during Lent.

 

Thought for the week

 

Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know

the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go,

what the path we must take in life.         Benedict XVI.

 

NET Ministries

On Wednesday the 8th of March the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be meeting at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall, and on Friday the 10th, the Senior Amplified youth (TY-6th year) will be meeting from 7:30-9:00pm.

 

Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting 

This week on Tuesday the 7th of March the Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting run by the NET Team will be held in the Crusheen Church meeting room at 7:00 for all young adults between the ages of 16-35.

 

Youth Mass

March 12th will be the first Youth Mass within the Ruan and Dysart Parish, it will be held in Ruan at the 10am Mass.  We would like to have youth involved in the Mass as much as possible, and therefore will be having a practice before hand on Thursday the 9th of March, at 7pm in Ruan parish hall.  Anyone interested in helping us please come out. 

 

Be My Witness Programme’ for all Confirmation Children in the Imeall Bóirne parishes will be held in Corofin Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm tonight Sunday 5th March

 

Talks for adult and youth:  Lent is coming and we are offered a way of preparation to meet the merciful Father and put our hope in Him.  A series of talks for adult and young, will be given every Sunday and Wednesday at 7.30 PM at the Parish Centre hall, starting on the 19th of February, on for 7 weeks.  These talks will help us to find an answer to the main questions of life as: What is the meaning of sufferings?  Who is God for you? Where is your life going? What’s the meaning of my life?  They are free of charge and will be given by a team formed by Fr. Ger and lay people from the Neo-catechumenal Way, with the purpose to let us listen again the Good News of the Mercy of God for us. You are welcome to come and Listen to all or any.

 

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are holding their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday next 12th March.

The display begins immediately after 10:00 am Mass and will continue until 5:00 pm. All members have been very busy getting work finished. There will be lots of crochet, knits, flower baskets and pot plants for sale on the day. We look forward to your continued support.

There will be a cup of tea and cake for everyone.

 

Crusheen Ladybirds:  Crusheen Ladybirds are part of Irish Girl Guides. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings in Crusheen Church Hall from 5:30 to 6:30, catering from girls from 5 to 8 years. We do arts and crafts, indoor games and outdoor games, nature hunts and scavenger hunts. We do badge work and go on outings. For more information contact Mary O’Neill 0863553463

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 26/02/2017:    No’s drawn: 5, 6, 8, 22           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Nellie Kelly Lucas, Michael Keating, May Whelan, Conor Reeves and Siobhán Le Cathelinais.    

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,750         Team:  Ger Lyons        Venue: Purcells.


W/E 27/03/2016

posted Mar 27, 2016, 12:28 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 27, 2016, 12:28 PM ]

Dawn Mass Easter Sunday:      Old Graveyard Ruan at 6.30 am

 

Anniversary Masses in April

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Pat O’Brien    Hillary O’Brien    John O’Brien      Kevin Pyne     Paddy Pyne      Christy Meaney       Mary Meaney

 

Dysart:        Saturday 9th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Thomas McMahon            PJ Callinan          Bridie Callinan

 

Ruan:          Sunday 10th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for John Hehir, also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

Ruan:          Sunday 17th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Michael J Casey       Mrs Mary Casey       Deceased members of the Reddan Family

 

Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm                   

First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan 
                                                

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am  Mass in either Ruan or Dysart. 

                                                                               

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.

St Patrick’s Day:    PDF: €448.00     Baskets: €197.86    Trócaire: €29.40     Priests Coll:  €250

20th March:        PDF: €837.15.00   Baskets: €208.24    Candles: €22.94    Trócaire: €429.50     Priests Collection: €425.00

 READERS:                    Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

DYSART                 Laura Cahir, Louise McDonnell, Maria Peoples, Matt McCormack        

RUAN:                    Emer O’Halloran, Rachel O’Loughlin, Anne Foley, Gary Shannon

                                                  Easter Sunday   

RUAN:                    Liam Jones

 

EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                                          RUAN

Holy Saturday       Sinead Noonan                       Holy Saturday       Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday                                                       Easter Sunday       Caroline Meaney

 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist next week 2nd/3rd April

Dysart                Saturday at 6.30 pm                          Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader:                       Laura Cahir                                       Reader:                   Aiden Lawton 

Euch Minister           Pat Lynch                                           Euch Minister:          Siobhan Le Cathelinais

 

Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up this weekend

 

Thought for the Week
'Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair

to strength and beauty and happiness'
(Innah Delos Angeles)

 

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up during Easter is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.

 

Home Baking Sale: Local girl Claire McDonnell and her colleague, Aisling Sweeney, are holding a cake sale after 6.30pm Mass in Dysart on Sat. eve and after 10am Mass in Ruan on Easter Sunday, where they will have home baking and Easter treats. The monies raised will fund their trip to Tanzania in May where they will work in a hospital in the Outback, with a number of other trainee nurses, treating patients and learning about their culture. So far they held a Bingo Nite and will give an account of all monies raised when it all comes in. The support of the community is much appreciated.

 

National Spring Clean Week: Ruan Tidy Towns group will be out on Tuesday evening 5th April for a village and surrounding roads litter pick and general clean-up.  We would welcome all help from the community.  Meet in the village at 7 p.m.  Be proud of your village!

 

Ennis Singers Club for April will be held at the Grove Restaurant, Roslevan on Friday, 8th April @ 9.00 pm. Special Guests are local ladies, Mrs. Mary Ann Casey (Drummeer, Ruan) and Mrs. Bridie Morgan (Willbrook, Corofin, formerly the Meaney sisters from Ruan. All Welcome.

 

Corofin Dramatic Society present a comedy drama - “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg”, in Glór next Tuesday night 29th March. Admission €15 and €12 OAP and students.

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: The Ruan/Dysart Local History Group have now almost completed work on about a dozen townlands in the parish with a view to an open exhibition later in the year.  We are now looking for old photographs of people and places in the parish.  We will copy these and give the originals back to the owner.  It would be great to share these memories – more details later.

 

Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to info@ncca.ie or online www.ncca.ie/consultation.erbe.  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.

 

Ruan GAA: 
Lotto Results:  W/E: 20/03/2016:        No’s drawn: 1, 2, 4, 7             No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Ross O’Connor,  McCullough Family,  Nellie Kelly Lucas, Patrick Crowe and Carmel O’Halloran.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,150         Team: Sean Ryan            Venue: Mortys

W/E 20/03/2016

posted Mar 18, 2016, 7:41 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 8:00 AM ]

Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane

 

Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes       Michael Tierney    Mary Tierney       James Fogarty     Mona Fogarty

 

           We pray for the repose of the souls of Stephen Clancy Ballynacally, father of Rose Keane, Toonagh and Michelle Dundass of Connemara, niece of Chris Whelan, Dysart, who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.

 


HOLY WEEK & EASTER MASSES & CELEBRATIONS 

Mass of The Eucharist: Holy Thursday in Ruan at 8.00 pm 

Good Friday Celebrations: Dysart: 3.00 pm   Ruan: 8.00 pm 

Easter Vigil Mass: Dysart: 6.30 pm    Ruan: 9.00 pm 

Easter Sunday: Ruan Old Graveyard at 6.30 am    Ruan 10.00 am 

Good Friday: Friday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence

Weekday Masses:  Ruan:     Mon/Tues at 9.30 am, Thurs at 8.00 pm, Saturday at 9.00 pm

         Dysart:    Wed at 9.30 am, Saturday at 6.30 pm

Please Note: When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.

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: €1433.64           Baskets: €260.05            Candles:  €73.39        Trócaire:  €5.00      Priests Collection: €210.00

READERS:             DYSART                                 RUAN

Palm Sunday        Aidan Hastings                      Palm Sunday      Deirdre Crowe, Gerry Heagney, Anne Foley

Holy Thursday                                                       Holy Thursday    Shauna Greene

Good Friday      Rose Foudy                               Good Friday        Eileen Hannon, James Hannon, Carmel Foley

Holy Saturday  Matt McCormack                      Holy Saturday     Emer O’Halloran, Anne Foley, Gary Shannon

Easter Sunday                                                        Easter Sunday    Liam Jones

 

EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                       RUAN

Palm Sunday         Gerry Kelly                              Palm Sunday         Carrie Droney

Good Friday          Edel Bluett                               Good Friday          Sheila Lynch                           

Holy Saturday       Sinead Noonan                      Holy Saturday       Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday                                                         Easter Sunday       Caroline Meaney

 

Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday



 

Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:   “Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life…” John 6:27.  As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, we remember all those in the developing world supported by Trócaire who have been given another chance in life through the generosity of people in Ireland.  Edward and Nancy Njuki in Kenya are just one such couple whose lives have been changed by a simple irrigation scheme. ‘We are so happy now compared to before and our children have a brighter future,’ said Nancy.  Join the fight for justice at www.trocaire.org

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up this Sunday and during Holy Week. It is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised

 

Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council (KDYC) has been asked by Trócaire to Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass on RTE OneTelevision at 4:40p.m.  The group have been delighted to accept Trócaire’s request.  Fr. Jerry Carey, P.P. Doora-Barefield will be the celebrant.

 

Meditation for Holy Week: A special meditation with movement, music, images and reflection on Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St.  All are welcome. Mary 087 9701130

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: The Ruan/Dysart Local History Group have now almost completed work on about a dozen townlands in the parish with a view to an open exhibition later in the year.  We are now looking for old photographs of people and places in the parish.  We will copy these and give the originals back to the owner.  It would be great to share these memories – more details later.

 

Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to info@ncca.ie or online www.ncca.ie/consultation.erbe.  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 13/03/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 4, 5, 15           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Bridie Moroney, Sean Clohessy, Tom Roughan, Owen O’Donnell and Donal O hAinifein

Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,000         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 at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie        



                   

Ruan Community Games Swimming If there are any children who do not attend either Toonagh or Ruan National Schools, interested in Ruan Community Games Swimming this year please contact Bernadette Kelly 087 2496621.  If a Parish competition has to be run, competitors must be available on a date to be decided between 4 and 7 April.  Ages, u 8; 10; 12; 14; 16 as at 31st July, 2016.

 

Celebrating 60 years of Pilgrimage:  This year the Killaloe Diocese is celebrating 60 years of pilgrimage to Lourdes.  On 26th June four flights will leave Shannon Airport bringing pilgrims to Lourdes for five days celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The cost is €687 full board with online discount available on www.joewalshtours.ie.  Assisted pilgrims are most welcome to travel and care will be provided by medical, nursing and carers.  Cost for an assisted pilgrim is €585.  Application forms for assisted pilgrims to Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director on 061-364133.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:  The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 3rd July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  This year Killaloe diocese will lead the ceremonies. Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date.

 

Pride of Place competition 2016:  Expressions of interest are being sought from local communities, projects and housing estates around Clare who wish to participate in the IPB Pride of Place competition 2016 in association with Co-operation Ireland.  For further information please contact Philomena O’Connell, Clare County Council at 065 6846511, email tourism@clarecoco.ie  Closing date for receipt of expression of interests is 4.00pm on Thursday, 31st March, 2016

 

Clare Haven Services Insights Programme - A free and confidential weekly programme for women who are or have been in an abusive domestic relationship will commence in Ennis in early April.  For further information please contact Clare Haven Services on 065 6842646.  

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Volunteer as a Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service. If you feel that you have something to offer to people who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage and you are willing to give up some voluntary time to train in this area then we, in the ACCORD Ennis Centre, would be delighted to hear from you. Certificate in Marriage Education accredited by Pontifical University, Maynooth. For information pack please email us at: accord.ennis@eircom.net  by Friday 25th March.  Tel: 065-6824297

 

Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.

                                                                   

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posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:16 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

Dysart:        Saturday 12th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Pa Crowe          Francis O’Neill           Mary O’Neill      Molly Burke     Nora Burke       Mary Nestor        Gerry Nestor         Tom Nestor

 

Dysart:        Wednesday 16th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Peg Cullinan

 

Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane

 

Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes       Michael Tierney      Mary Tierney    

 

Confessions for Lent:  Confessions will be held in both Ruan and Dysart after Mass this weekend.

 

St Patrick’s Day:     Thursday next is St Patrick’s Day – Our National Feast Day

                                                       Vigil Mass - Dysart:   6.30 pm Wednesday16th March

                                                        Ruan:     10.00 am Thursday 17th March     

                                                       

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tues, and Saturday at 9.30 am.  Thursday at 10.00 am

                                              Dysart:     Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30 am  mass in either Ruan or Dysart. 

                                                                               

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:  €644.99     Baskets:  €159.81    Candles:  €19.05      Bishops Commissions:  €10.00   Priests Collection:  €50.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                    Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         First Communion Parents          Reader this week:                    First Communion Parents                   

Vigil St Patrick’s Day:   Louise McDonnell                       Reader St Patrick’s Day:        Rachel O’Loughlin

Reader next week:        Aidan Hastings                             Reader next week:                   Deirdre Crowe

Euch Min this week:      Ita Hastings                                 Euch Min this week:                Geraldine Crowe

Vigil St Patrick’s Day:     Moira O’Loughlin                      Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:    Teresa Cullinan

Euch Min next week: Gerry Kelly                                       Euch Min next week:              Carrie Droney

Next Baptism Course:    Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.






Holy Communion Preparation: Second preparation Ceremony in Dysart on Saturday 12th March at 6:30 and in Ruan on Sunday 13th March at 10:00 am

Part-time cleaner required at Toonagh National School. The position is for 3 hours, one day per week. Experience is desirable. Please contact the school on 065-6820143.

Thought for the Week

Imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with.

That must be very frustrating to Him

But He deals with it.    So should we!

And when we see imperfection - Remember that limitation

Is not in the Divinity of the work......So be patient, kind and forgiving.

(Elder Jerrfre R. Holland)

 

Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to info@ncca.ie or online www.ncca.ie/consultation.erbe.  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.

 

Proclamation Day. Tuesday March 15th is designated as "Proclamation Day" in schools. Ruan NS is hosting its own Proclamation Day Presentation in their school hall from 1pm to 2pm on the day. This will include history, music, song, poetry and dance.  A historical presentation of old family photos and artefacts will be on display. Staff and pupils will dress in the style and fashion of 100 years ago for this day.  A Cead Mile Fáilte is extended to all members of the community so please come join us as we travel back in time to celebrate our cultural heritage and this momentous period of Irish history.




Ruan Community Childcare would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, the total amount raised was €290.61

Ruan Community Games Swimming If there are any children who do not attend either Toonagh or Ruan National Schools, interested in Ruan Community Games Swimming this year please contact Bernadette Kelly 087 2496621. If a Parish competition has to be run, competitors must be available on a date to be decided between 4 and 7 April. Ages, u 8; 10; 12; 14; 16 as at 31st July, 2016.




Community Games Athletics: Kilnaboy hosted the community games cross country running recently. In a very exciting race in the u13 girls, 1200m, Ruan girls scooped Gold. Neasa Ni Ainifein led the field, Aisling Moloney came ninth, Neasa Ni Leachtnain, 11th, Aoife Anderson, fourteenth and Kate Forde, nineteenth. Neasa Ni Ainifein, as overall winner, will now represent Clare at the National Finals in August. This was a great achievement for the parish, as all five girls were under age this year, giving great hope for the future.

Clothes Collection: The recent clothes collection held for Toonagh School brought in €730, for which the Parents Association of the school is very grateful. The support of the community is very much appreciated, as these monies go towards classroom supplies for the schoolchildren.

Volunteering for Nurture Africa: Becky Curtin, a young trainee nurse from Fountain, held a Sale of Work & Cake Sale in Toonagh Hall recently. Funds raised will go towards her upcoming trip to Uganda with nine other trainee nurses, to help local orphaned children with healthcare. She thanks all who baked and donated items for the fundraiser and welcomed all the support she received.

Ruan GAA:
Lotto Results: W/E: 06/03/2016:     No’s drawn: 5, 12, 19, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Paul Howard,  Geraldine Ryan,  Tina Meere,  Des Whelan and Barry Mahoney.

Next week’s Jackpot: €8,850       Team: Frank Lyons      Venue: Mortys

06/03/2016

posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:35 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Ruan:          Sunday 6th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Paddy McMahon              Joan Daly         Tom Crowe, Ballyogan          Deceased Members of the Crowe Family

 

Dysart:        Saturday 12th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Pa Crowe          Francis O’Neill           Mary O’Neill

 

Dysart:        Wednesday 16th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Peg Cullinan

 

Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane

 

Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes       Michael Tierney      Mary Tierney

 

           We pray for the repose of the souls of Laura Winters, niece of Teresa Cullinan and Frank Kelly, Tarmon who died during the week. 
            May they rest in peace.

                                                       

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30 am  Mass in either Ruan or Dysart. 
                                                                             
  

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: €313.25 Baskets: €36.55 Candles: €36.20

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                         Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       First Communion Parents                  Reader this week:    Ruth Crowe  

Reader next week:     First Communion Parents                   Reader next week:   First Communion Parents 

Euch Min this week:   Rose Foudy                                            Euch Min this week:   Monica Cassidy 

Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings                                           Euch Min next week: Geraldine Crowe   

 

Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 12th March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.

 

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday 7th March at 8:00 pm.

 

Pastoral Council Training Meeting in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 9th March at 8 pm



 

Thought for the Week

 

'God calls us to be fellow workers with Him, so that we can extend

His kingdom of peace, justice, goodness, compassion and caring'     (Desmond Tutu)


 





Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:  Trócaire Packs are available at the back of the Churches.

 “…whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.” Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 3:4.  On this Mothering Sunday we remember mothers in the developing world who struggle, through no fault of their own, to care for their children.  Mothers like Teresina Karimi in Kenya who skips meals so her children can eat.  We pray that with Trócaire’s support Teresina will be able to look forward to a brighter future. Find out more at www.trocaire.org.

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/hearing-happening-hoping-2016.html.  

 

Holy Communion Preparation:    First Preparation Ceremony for Holy Communion will take place in Dysart on Saturday 5th March at 6:30 pm. Second preparation Ceremony will be in Dysart next Saturday 12th March at 6:30 and in Ruan on Sunday 13th March at 10:00 am

 

Keratin Hair Studio now opened in Ruan under the ownership of Siobhan Cusack. Located just on the Corofin side of the Dalcassian petrol pumps, Siobhan offers flexible appointments, catering for all aspects of hairdressing - colour, tinting, highlights, bridal packages, house calls available on request. Contact Siobhan 0858382444.

 

A Tidy Towns Information evening will take place on Tuesday, 8th March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the offices of Clare County Council.  Please confirm your attendance to Ailish McMahon on (065) 6846476 or email aimcmahon@clarecoco.ie




An Adult handball Club has been revived in Toonagh, after an absence of a number of years. Adults interested in playing handball are invited to the Sports Complex in Toonagh on Monday and Friday nights from 8pm - adult beginners welcome. Contact Eoghan Hynes @ 0838125591 for details

Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Members are now busy preparing for their annual display of work which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 10th April 2016.
If you wish to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one it would be very much appreciated. The price list is on display in both Churches. If interested contact: Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan.

Ruan GAA:
 All Ireland winners: Brian Roughan was a member of the Mary Immaculate College Panel who won a very exciting Fitzgibbon Cup title over University of Limerick last weekend in Cork. Francis O'Halloran was a selector with Mary I. Congratulations to both Brian and Francis on this historic win

Lotto Results: W/E: 28/2/2016: No’s drawn: 3, 8, 15, 27 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Ross O’Connor, Ollie Lambe, Patrick Crowe, Adrian Marrinan and Frank O’Halloran

Next week’s Jackpot: €8,700   Team: Flan Lyons   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 at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie

W/E 29/03/2014

posted Mar 27, 2015, 7:43 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 27, 2015, 7:47 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In April

Ruan:          Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10.00 am

Memorial Mass for Sr. Mary Ita Guthrie, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, who died recently in America and also remembering her sister Sr. Brendan

Ruan:          Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Pat O’Brien        Hillary O’Brien        John O’Brien        Liam Ballinger        Christy Meaney        Mary Meaney     

Ruan:          Saturday 11th April 2015

                    Months Mind Mass for Sarah Courtney

Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon  Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan   Michael Keating  Martin Kennedy  Franny Lyons  Vincent Meere  Michael Meere

Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                Michael Casey    Mrs Mary Casey   Deceased member of the Reddan Family   Kevin Pyne    Paddy Pyne    Teresa Foley                      John Foley      Christine Mahoney    Deceased members of the Mahoney Family    Deceased Members of the Lynch Family

HOLY WEEK & EASTER MASSES & CELEBRATIONS

Mass of The Eucharist:                      Holy Thursday in Ruan at 8.00 pm

Good Friday Celebrations:               Dysart:  3.00 pm                        Ruan: 8.00 pm

Easter Vigil Mass:                                 Dysart:  6.30 pm                        Ruan: 9.00 pm

Easter Sunday:                                      Dysart Graveyard at 6.00 am    Ruan 10.00 am           

Good Friday:  Friday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence                                               


Weekday Masses
:  Ruan:  Mon/Tues at 9.30 am, Thurs at 8.00 pm, Saturday at 9.00 pm     Dysart:  Wed at 9.30 am, Saturday at 6.30 pm

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €773.50      Baskets: €238.32         Candles:  €30.90        Bishops Commissions: €5.00                             

Priests Collection:  €50.00      Trócaire: €20.00

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

Confirmation Preparation:      First Preparation Ceremony for Confirmation takes place in Dysart on Saturday 28th March at 6.30 pm and in Ruan on Sunday 29th March at 10.00 am. 

Thought for the week.

'During these 40 days of Lent let me put away all my pride.

Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me.

Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have.'

(Genesis Grain)

READERS:             DYSART                                  RUAN

Palm Sunday     Confirmation Children             Palm Sunday      Confirmation Children

Holy Thursday                                                        Holy Thursday    Laura Neylon

Good Friday      Maria Peoples                          Good Friday     Garry Shannon, Liam Jones, Aiden Lawton

Holy Saturday   Emily Mulqueen                      Holy Saturday   Anne Foley, Marie Slattery, Ruth Crowe

                                                                                    Easter Sunday     Rachel O’Loughlin


EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                          RUAN

Palm Sunday         Flan Lyons                               Palm Sunday         Mary O’Brien

Good Friday          Ita Hastings                                                                                            

Holy Saturday       Moira O’Loughlin                 Holy Saturday       Caroline Meaney

                                                                                     Easter Sunday       Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Priests collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection will be taken up this Sunday and during Holy Week. It’s an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world

Trócaire Lenten Campaign:   ​“They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.'” John 12:13. The palm symbolises Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It could also be used as a symbol of the entry of many communities in the developing world to a new era of hope where crops grow where there was once parched land thanks to your support of Trócaire’s projects. Find out more at trocaire.org/lent

Ruan GAA:

Ruan GAA Membership: If you have not already done please be aware Ruan GAA club membership for now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive or club registrar Niall O’Connor 0879497896.

Ruan GAA Scrap Metal Collection: Please be aware Ruan GAA are currently finalising their collection of scrap metal and if there is any scrap metal you wish to have collected please contact Vinny O’Halloran 0862788440, Kevin McDonnell 0868460284 or Tom Roughan 0851734204.

Ruan Minor Club

Under 6 and 8: Under 8 training is on Monday and Thursday nights in Ruan GAA pitch at 6.30. Under 6 training is on Thursday nights at 6.30. New players are most welcome to attend.

Under 14: Ruan played good hurling in the group stages of Féile na nGael on Saturday last in Newmarket. Ruan have qualified for the semi-final against Eire Óg. In Ruan's group were Clonlara, Feakle/Kilanena and Clooney Quin.    

Lotto Results:  W/E: 22/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  8, 11, 21, 27.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Aideen Murphy, Ethan Howard, Veronica McMahon, Martha Whelan and Jonathan Brohan.  

Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,900    Team:  Christy O’Connor         Venue: Purcells.

                                                                                                                                        
Homemade Baking - Order your local, homemade Communion and Confirmation Cakes, Cookies, Cake Pops and Cupcakes now for your Special Day. All tastes and pockets catered for. Contact Laura @ 0872901892.

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

New 5 week block of 10 Bootcamp circuit fitness classes: Starting after Easter break - Monday 13th April. Every Monday & Wednesday night 8:30-9:30pm in Ruan NS Hall. Circuit fitness followed by yoga stretching. All levels of fitness welcome! Two options to avail of: either purchase a 10 class pass or PAYG. Contact Rosie McMahon for more info! 0864547827

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are now preparing for their annual display of work. It will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 12th April. If you would like to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one, it would be very much appreciated. Prices range from €30 to €100 approximately. Contact Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan for further details. We thank you for your continued help and generosity to the missions.

Parish Graveyard:  The last double graveyard has been taken in Ruan graveyard, so there are no more new family graves available in the Parish.  If there is anyone that has suitable land, between Ruan and Dysart, who would be willing to make it available for development of a Parish Graveyard, please contact Fr Pat O’Neill as soon as possible.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis, on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April from 6 pm to 9 pm. 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 live. Only 3% of our population give blood.

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday @ 14h30 in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday @ 10h00 in Tubber Hall


Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not

W/E 22/03/2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 7:03 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 7:27 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In April

 

Ruan:          Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Pat O’Brien        Hillary O’Brien        John O’Brien        Liam Ballinger        Christy Meaney        Mary Meaney

 

Ruan:          Saturday 11th April 2015

                    Months Mind Mass for Sarah Courtney

 

Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon          Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan

 

Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Michael Casey       Mrs Mary Casey    Deceased member of the Reddan Family

 

Confessions for Lent:  Confessions will be held in both Ruan and Dysart after Mass this weekend.

 

 

              We pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret (Peig) Cullinan, Ballygriffey who died during the week.
May she rest in peace.
     
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: €607.20       Baskets: €169.95         Candles:  €36.81        Bishops Commissions: €17.00    Priests Collection:  €65.00 

    


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:              Louise McDonnell                Reader this week:              Emer O’Halloran

Reader next week:             Confirmation Children        Reader next week:             Confirmation Children

Euch Min this week:           Rose Foudy                          Euch Min this week:            Noreen Ballinger

Euch Min next week:         Flan Lyons                            Euch Min next week:           Mary O’Brien

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

 

Confirmation Preparation:      First Preparation Ceremony for Confirmation takes place in Dysart on Saturday 28th March at 6.30 pm and in Ruan on Sunday 29th March at 10.00 am. 

 

 

Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.



Thought for the Week:

'Everything in life has its own time.
There is a time to celebrate and there is a time to mourn.
This is the time for reflection and transformation.
Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.'
(Aaron Saul)


Parish Graveyard:  The last double graveyard has been taken in Ruan graveyard, so there are no more new family graves available in the Parish.  If there is anyone that has suitable land, between Ruan and Dysart, who would be willing to make it available for development of a Parish Graveyard, please contact Fr Pat O’Neill as soon as possible.

 

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are now preparing for their annual display of work. It will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 12th April. If you would like to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one, it would be very much appreciated. Prices range from €30 to €100 approximately.

Contact Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan for further details.

We thank you for your continued help and generosity to the missions.

 

Toonagh Parents Association is holding a book sale in Toonagh School on Tuesday 24th March from 9:15 to 2:30 and from 7 pm to 8 pm. Donations of Children’s books, only, would be very welcome and may be left at the school during school hours. Adult books will also be sold on the day. Monies raised will go towards School supplies.

 

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available.

I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

 

Cancer man to man meeting at Sláinte an Chláir Clare Cancer Support Centre Kilnamona on Saturday 28 March at 11am.  Coping skills, diet, nutrition, exercise will be discussed.  087 6912396

 

Medjugorje Pilgrimage from Shannon May 20th  for seven days. Cost €659: Please contact Kathleen Lee at 086-1031508 with your enquiries.

 

Ruan community games swimming Will take place 24TH March, 2015 Ennis Leisure Complex 4.30pm. Under age as at 31st July. U8 – U -16.

 

Camogie: Our Junior team commence their season with an away game to St Josephs on Sunday 22nd March at 5pm in Gurteen. Any members who haven't yet registered please contact any member of the Executive.

 

Ruan GAA:  

An executive meeting of Ruan GAA club will take place on Wednesday Mar 25th at 9pm in Ruan Community Centre, any executive member unable to attend should contact club Rúnaí Kevin O’Regan in advance of the meeting.


Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  11, 16, 18, 24.      No Jackpot Winner:


Five lucky dips: Geraldine Ryan, Frank Lyons, Grace O’Halloran, Charlene Ryan and Bridie Moroney.  

Next week’s Jackpot:   €7,750    Team:  Ger Lyons         Venue: Dalcassian

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