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W/E 11/03/2012

posted Mar 17, 2012, 3:29 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 17, 2012, 3:34 PM ]

 Mass of Anniversaries in March

DYSART: Sunday 11th March 9.45am

             Miriam Woodford,    Mary Nestor,   Gerard Nestor,    Tom Nestor,   Molly Burke,     Pa Crowe

                 Martin Kennedy,    Mary Hayes,   Deceased members of the Hayes Family

RUAN:   Sunday 18th March 11.15am

             Sabina Hayes,  Michael O Regan,    Kathleen O Regan,     Brigid Courtney,   Christy Courtney

                 St Patrick’s Day

              Saturday next is St Patrick’s Day, National Saint of Ireland.

                  Masses:                               Dysart:   9.45am                   Ruan:  11.15am


Weekday Masses

RUAN:                    Mon/Tues/Wed                     9.30am

RUAN:                    Sat                                          11.15am

DYSART:                 Thurs                                         9.30am

DYSART:                 Fri                                              3.00pm (Confirmation Mass)

DYSART:                 Sat                                            9.45am

Weekly Collections

PDF:                              €1174.75        Baskets:        €177.03              Candles:  €26.19

Bishops Commission:      €15.03     Priests Coll:   €80.00

Thank you very much for your contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Readers this Sun:      Ruan:  Communion Parents              Dysart: Niamh Lyons

Readers next Sun:    Ruan:  Eileen Hannon                          Dysart: Rosemary Foudy

Readers 17th Mar:     Ruan:  Deidre Crowe                          Dysart: Nathan Bluett

Euch Mins this Sun:   Ruan:  Eileen Hannon                          Dysart: Flan Lyons

Euch Mins next Sun: Ruan:  Mary O Donoghue                  Dysart: Gerry Kelly

Euch Mins 17th Mar:  Ruan:  Francis Howard                        Dysart: Edel Bluett


Confirmation Day:  Fourteen children from Ruan & Toonagh N.S. will be confirmed by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly in Dysart Church on Friday 16th March at 3.00pm.  All are welcome.

The Future of Our Church? Open Meeting.  What of our Church?  What of our young people?  What energises youWhat frustrates you?  Your help is needed in mapping the way forward.  Open meeting for Imeall Boirne cluster Thursday 15th March at 8.00pm in Ruan Community Centre.  Parish Councils are asked to be at this meeting.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Any young person that would like to volunteer to go to Lourdes as a helper on the Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Please let me know immediately, today Sunday.

Eucharistic Congress: Anybody wishing to be in Croke Park for Mass at Eucharistic Congress.  Please let me know as soon as possible so as you can be sure of a place.

Friday 15th June will be Killaloe Day at the Eucharistic Congress.

The Friday Night  Session: will not be in Toonagh Hall Friday 16th March due to the Confirmation being held on that day.  Back on 23rd March 7.00-9.00pm.  

40th Anniversary of Toonagh Hall, a feast of music, singing & dancing will be held in Toonagh Hall Thursday, 29th March, 8.00pm sharp.  Mark your calendars-more details later.

Fundraiser in aid of Sláinte an Chláir, Clare Cancer Support:  at the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, Sunday 18th March, commencing at 8.00pm, admission €10.  Music by Chris Droney, Antoine MacGabhann, Paddy Hynes, Frank Custy, the Clare Celts and many more.

Closing Date for Volunteering for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress: The closing date for  volunteer applications for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is fast approaching - Saturday 17th March - and volunteers are urgently being recruited.  

If you would like to find out more about volunteering please text the word ‘Congress’ to 51444 or visit

Ruan GAA News:

Lotto Results Week Ending  04/03/12.  Nos drawn  2,14,18, 21.  No Jackpot winner.

Five Lucky Dips: Teresa Cassidy, Caimin Howard, Tim & Ciaran, Ger Cullinan, Tina Murphy.

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

Executive Meeting: The above meeting will take place on this Monday night at Ruan Community Center at 8.30pm.

U21 Campaign: Our U21 will have their championship outing next weekend,  please see Clare Champion for details, the team would appreciate as much support as possible.


Ger Lyons

Club PRO