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W/E 13/03/2016

posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:16 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

Dysart:        Saturday 12th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Pa Crowe          Francis O’Neill           Mary O’Neill      Molly Burke     Nora Burke       Mary Nestor        Gerry Nestor         Tom Nestor


Dysart:        Wednesday 16th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Peg Cullinan


Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane


Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes       Michael Tierney      Mary Tierney    


Confessions for Lent:  Confessions will be held in both Ruan and Dysart after Mass this weekend.


St Patrick’s Day:     Thursday next is St Patrick’s Day – Our National Feast Day

                                                       Vigil Mass - Dysart:   6.30 pm Wednesday16th March

                                                        Ruan:     10.00 am Thursday 17th March     


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tues, and Saturday at 9.30 am.  Thursday at 10.00 am

                                              Dysart:     Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30 am  mass in either Ruan or Dysart. 


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF:  €644.99     Baskets:  €159.81    Candles:  €19.05      Bishops Commissions:  €10.00   Priests Collection:  €50.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                    Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         First Communion Parents          Reader this week:                    First Communion Parents                   

Vigil St Patrick’s Day:   Louise McDonnell                       Reader St Patrick’s Day:        Rachel O’Loughlin

Reader next week:        Aidan Hastings                             Reader next week:                   Deirdre Crowe

Euch Min this week:      Ita Hastings                                 Euch Min this week:                Geraldine Crowe

Vigil St Patrick’s Day:     Moira O’Loughlin                      Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:    Teresa Cullinan

Euch Min next week: Gerry Kelly                                       Euch Min next week:              Carrie Droney

Next Baptism Course:    Ruan on Saturday 9th 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.

Holy Communion Preparation: Second preparation Ceremony in Dysart on Saturday 12th March at 6:30 and in Ruan on Sunday 13th March at 10:00 am

Part-time cleaner required at Toonagh National School. The position is for 3 hours, one day per week. Experience is desirable. Please contact the school on 065-6820143.

Thought for the Week

Imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with.

That must be very frustrating to Him

But He deals with it.    So should we!

And when we see imperfection - Remember that limitation

Is not in the Divinity of the work......So be patient, kind and forgiving.

(Elder Jerrfre R. Holland)


Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to or online  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.


Proclamation Day. Tuesday March 15th is designated as "Proclamation Day" in schools. Ruan NS is hosting its own Proclamation Day Presentation in their school hall from 1pm to 2pm on the day. This will include history, music, song, poetry and dance.  A historical presentation of old family photos and artefacts will be on display. Staff and pupils will dress in the style and fashion of 100 years ago for this day.  A Cead Mile Fáilte is extended to all members of the community so please come join us as we travel back in time to celebrate our cultural heritage and this momentous period of Irish history.

Ruan Community Childcare would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, the total amount raised was €290.61

Ruan Community Games Swimming If there are any children who do not attend either Toonagh or Ruan National Schools, interested in Ruan Community Games Swimming this year please contact Bernadette Kelly 087 2496621. If a Parish competition has to be run, competitors must be available on a date to be decided between 4 and 7 April. Ages, u 8; 10; 12; 14; 16 as at 31st July, 2016.

Community Games Athletics: Kilnaboy hosted the community games cross country running recently. In a very exciting race in the u13 girls, 1200m, Ruan girls scooped Gold. Neasa Ni Ainifein led the field, Aisling Moloney came ninth, Neasa Ni Leachtnain, 11th, Aoife Anderson, fourteenth and Kate Forde, nineteenth. Neasa Ni Ainifein, as overall winner, will now represent Clare at the National Finals in August. This was a great achievement for the parish, as all five girls were under age this year, giving great hope for the future.

Clothes Collection: The recent clothes collection held for Toonagh School brought in €730, for which the Parents Association of the school is very grateful. The support of the community is very much appreciated, as these monies go towards classroom supplies for the schoolchildren.

Volunteering for Nurture Africa: Becky Curtin, a young trainee nurse from Fountain, held a Sale of Work & Cake Sale in Toonagh Hall recently. Funds raised will go towards her upcoming trip to Uganda with nine other trainee nurses, to help local orphaned children with healthcare. She thanks all who baked and donated items for the fundraiser and welcomed all the support she received.

Ruan GAA:
Lotto Results: W/E: 06/03/2016:     No’s drawn: 5, 12, 19, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Paul Howard,  Geraldine Ryan,  Tina Meere,  Des Whelan and Barry Mahoney.

Next week’s Jackpot: €8,850       Team: Frank Lyons      Venue: Mortys