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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.