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W/E 01/03/2015

posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:27 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In March


Ruan:          Sunday 1st March 2015 at 10.00 am               

                    Paddy McMahon       Joan Daly


Dysart:        Saturday 7th March at 6.30 pm

                    Michael O’Leary       Tom O’Leary         Mary Nestor       Tom Nestor        Gerry Nestor


Ruan:          Sunday 15th March 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Tom Crowe         Deceased Members of the Crowe Family, Ballyogan      Michael Tierney         Mary Tierney


Ruan:          Sunday 22nd March 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Sabina Hayes


Confessions for Lent:  Confessions will be held in Ruan Church on the weekend of 22nd March



Parish Benefactors: We remember in our prayers the Parish Benefactors, especially remembering this month the donors of 4 Brass Vases, to the Parish in February 1915.


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


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €827.00        Baskets: €141.16       Bishops Comm:  €35.00   Trócaire: €55.00                              Priests Collection:  €250.00   


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                        Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:          Holy Communion Parents             Reader this week:       Eileen Hannon    

Reader next week:        Aiden Hastings                                 Reader next week:      Holy Communion Parents          

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

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



Next Baptism Course:  Corofin on Saturday 21st March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


Recent Baptisms:  We welcome into our Community Martin Michael McCarthy son of Patrick and Sarah who was baptised recently.


Meeting of First Holy Communion and Confirmation Parents:  In Ruan Church on Thursday night next 5th March at 8:00 pm


Killaloe Diocese Safeguarding Service: - Guidelines regarding Photographers

Where a group of parents hire a photographer or a person taking a video, it is their responsibility to ensure that the photographer has Gárda vetting, it is advisable that they should obtain permission from the parents/guardians of all the other children.
This should not be seen as an obligation on the Priest to monitor or verify.

Thought for the Week:

'Nature teaches us that nothing lasts forever and nothing ever continues as it began.

This gives us the courage to seek solutions in our difficulties,

the courage to get through any hard time,

because we know that no matter how hard it may seem at any given moment,

it will go away'.   (Sr. Stan Kennedy)


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

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18:16. Mahlet (13) is the little girl from Ethiopia who appears on this year’s Trócaire Box. Mahlet represents the many children in the developing world who are suffering because their families can’t grow enough food to feed them. Find out how to help at


Lenten Reflections:   A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website

/diocesan-news/scripture-in-lent.html.The first three Sundays are available now, weeks four, five and six will be available later. 
These reflections were compiled by Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Maynooth, Jane Mellett, Dublin Diocese, Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly Killaloe Diocese.


Bingo in Toonagh Hall.

Bingo in Toonagh Hall Sun 1st March from 2 to 4pm - great prizes and great fun promised. This is a fundraiser for running costs in the hall and sport's complex. The committee hopes for support from all those who use the facilities - Toonagh School, the local G.A.A.  and Camogie Club and any individuals who avail of what the complex has to offer.


Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work are now preparing for their annual display of work. I 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.


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.

Required for Clare Youth Service Community Employment Scheme – Clerical Assistant for Reception /Administration/Secretarial work, computer skills desirable   also Catering Assistant for Food Preparation/Service.  DSP criteria applies.  Further details contact:-   Tina Byrt 6845357.


Bootcamp circuit fitness: New 5 week block of 10 Bootcamp circuit fitness classes starting Monday 23rd Feb. in Ruan National School hall.
Either sign up for the 10 classes or pay as you go. 
Contact Rosie McMahon 0864547827 for info!


The Farmyard Corofin Pilates Classes: Pilates Classes Starting 3rd of March for 6 weeks


Ruan GAA: 
Lotto Results:  W/E: 22/02/2015:  No’s drawn:  6, 16, 20, 26.      No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Veronica Cassidy, Des Whelan, Lottie Kenny, Adrian Twomey and Vincent Neylon.  
Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,300      Team:  Frank Lyons           Venue: Dalcassian