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W/E 08/03/2015

posted Mar 7, 2015, 1:10 PM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In March

Dysart:        Saturday 7th March at 6.30 pm

                    Michael O’Leary    Tom O’Leary    Mary Nestor   Tom Nestor    Gerry Nestor    Molly Burke   Nora Burke    Pa Crowe

Ruan:          Sunday 15th March 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Tom Crowe    Deceased Members of the Crowe Family, Ballyogan  Michael Tierney   Mary Tierney  Michael O’Regan         Kathleen O’Regan       Sabina Hayes      Christy Courtney     Brigid Courtney

Ruan:          Saturday 21st March at 4.00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Bridget O’Loughlin      

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


              We pray for the repose of the souls of Sarah Courtney, Attyterrilla 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: €991.89        Baskets: €119.60         Candles:  €55.20           Bishops Comm:  €13.00  Trócaire: €10.00                              

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

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

Reader next week:        Edel Bluett                                Reader next week:      James Hannon

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

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

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

Imeall Bóirne Cluster Meeting in Tubber on Wednesday night 11th March at 8:00 pm

Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday 18th March at 8:00 pm in the Parochial House

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

“She must be a woman known for her good works, whether she has brought up her children, been hospitable to strangers and washed the feet of God's holy people, helped people in hardship or been active in all kinds of good work.” 1 Timothy 5:10. 8th March is International Women’s Day and we remember the countless women who are supported by Trócaire in the developing world who work tirelessly to improve their communities, often at great personal risk. Visit

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 four Sundays are available now, weeks 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.

Thought for the Week:

It is always wise to stop wishing for things long enough

to enjoy the fragrance of those now flowering.
(Patrice Gifford)

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.

Seinn2015 Concert – 19 March – University Concert Hall:  On Thursday 19 March almost 500 students from the dioceses of Killaloe and Limerick will be performing in the Seinn2015 Concert in the University of Limerick Concert Hall.  Seinn is a joint initiative of the two dioceses aimed at promoting liturgical music in second level schools and will be of particular interest to choirs and music groups. The programme is directed by Ian Callanan.  All Tickets €10 – available from or 061 331549.

Free Benefit 4 IT Classes on how:  Send/Receive Email, Online Banking, Use of Apps, Digital Photography, Use of Social Media etc. at CIOC, Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare. Phone: 065 6841009 or email@

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE FROM SHANNON MAY 20th for seven days. Cost €659: Please contact Kathleen Lee at 086-1031508 with your enquiries.

Fundraising table quiz in aid of Bumbleance: @ The Grove Roslevan Friday 20th March 2015 @ 8.30pm, Teams of 4 €40. Finger food and Raffle on the night. For more details contact Tracey (0860839020) Pat (0878472211) Anne (0868472211) BUMBLEance is the world's first interactive children's ambulance and the most technologically advanced on the planet. It was launched on the 6th of September 2013. They rely on the generosity of the public to raise much needed funds. This ambulance takes seriously ill children from their homes to hospitals all over the country and home again. It also does angel trips which is the last trip terminally ill children will make. This ambulance makes these journeys a lot more comfortable on both child and parents as these special passengers can relax knowing that the specially trained paramedics on board keeping a watchful eye over them. For more details go to Charity no CHY19226

Crusheen ladies football training resumed on Monday last March 2nd at 6pm in Crusheen pitch.

There will be a registration evening on Friday 20th March at 7pm in Crusheen Community Centre.

Also a note for your diary, there is a fundraising 5k/10k walk on Saturday 18th April.

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 01/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  4, 10, 12, 18.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Ged Hanrahan, Ger Meaney, Laura Carey, Anne Whelan Cooney and Paul Howard.  

Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,450      Team:  Seán Ryan           Venue: Purcells