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W/E 02/03/2014

posted Feb 28, 2014, 4:31 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In March

Ruan:         Sunday 2nd March at 10.00 am

                    Patrick O’Donoghue       Maisie O’Donoghue       Paddy McMahon     Joan Daly       Bill Carroll     Nora Carroll                            

Dysart:        Saturday 8th March at 6.30 pm

                    Mary Nestor         Gerry Nestor          Tom Nestor              Martin Kennedy       Pa Crowe

Ruan:         Sunday 9th March at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for David O’Brien

Dysart:        Saturday 15th March at 6.30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Alfie Hayes

Ruan:         Sunday 16th March at 10.00 am

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

We pray for the repose of the soul of Vincent Howard, Shannon and formerly of Ruan Village who died recently. May he rest in Peace.

Ash Wednesday is next Wednesday 5th March - 1st day of Lent.

Masses:       Ruan:  9.30 am          Dysart:  8.00 pm             Ashes will be blessed and distributed 

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:          Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30.

Dysart:         Wednesday at 8.00 pm. Thursday and Friday at 9.30

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions

PDF: €1327.10         Baskets: €104.94         Candles:   €16.64        Bishops Commissions:     €20.00 

Priests Collection:    €330.00

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:      Deirdre Crowe

Reader next week:       Monica Tierney              Reader next week:     First Holy Communion Parents

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

Euch Min next week:     Edel Bluett                      Euch Min next week:  Teresa Cullinan 

Next Baptism Course Corofin on Saturday 22nd March from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Knock Retreat  Retreat for Confirmation Children on Tuesday 11th March.  Bus leaving Toonagh NS at 8.30 am, Ruan NS at 8.45 am and Crusheen NS at 9.00 am.

Talk for Ministers of the Eucharist Talk given by Fr John McGovern for Ministers of the Eucharist in Ruan Church on Wednesday night 12th march at 8.00 pm


Thought for the Week:

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.    “Paul Boese”


Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Corofin on Thursday 13th March at 8:00 pm

Thanksgiving Mass Mass in thanksgiving for the recovery of Anne Foley and Liam Gantley, organised by Turkey Trotters, in Shanagligh Church on Friday next 7th March at 8.00 pm` 

Apostolic Work Society: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society will have their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 9th March.  If you would like to donate a sacred vessel (Ciborium, Chalice or Pyx) etc in memory of a loved one, it will be much appreciated.  All money collected goes directly to the educational and medical needs in our many foreign mission projects.  Knitwear, plants etc. for sale on the day.  There will be tea etc. for everyone.   We will look forward to your continued generous support.

Bingo Nite:  The Bingo Nite held to raise much needed funds for repairs to Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex was an outstanding success, raising €3,000.  Thanks to those who organised the night, donated prizes, sponsored games, collected spot prizes and to all who attended on the night, it was a great night's entertainment, enjoyed by all.

Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex:  Meeting in Toonagh School this Wed. 5th March at 8.00 pm. Parents of children in Toonagh School, individuals and groups who use any of the facilities are asked to attend.

Corofin Dramatic Society present The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh in Kilnaboy Community Centre next Mon, Tue and Wed Nights.  Admission €10.  Last chance before festival tour begins.

Feileacain-Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland are holding a Spring Remembrance Service on March 9th at 3.00 in The Holy Family Church Mervue,Galway to remember all babies lost through stillbirth or neonatal death. Anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby is welcome to come.

EmployAbility Clare (Previously Clare Supported Employment Service): If you have an illness, injury or disability and would like some help to get a job, EmployAbility Clare can assist you. For further info contact Karen on 065 6844007 or email

Date for Diary:  The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 6th July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date

Ruan Gaa

New Ruan GAA Gear 2014. Jackets, Hoodies and Windbreakers in the Ruan colours are available to purchase now. If interested please contact Sandra Punch 087 2902275 this coming week and by March 10th.   Gearóid Roughan Minor Club Pro

Lotto Results:  W/E: 23/02/2014    No’s drawn:  1, 3, 19, 20.      No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:   Mary O’Donnell, Michael Crowe, Michael Maher, Joe Carmody and Loretta O’Connor. 

Next week’s Jackpot:  €9,300   Team:  Seán Ryan       Venue: Dalcassian