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W/E 15/03/2015

posted Mar 13, 2015, 7:29 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 7:39 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In March

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

Dysart:        Thursday 19th March at 8.00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Ralph Morgan

Ruan:          Saturday 21st March at 4.00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Bridget O’Loughlin  

                We pray for the repose of the soul of Frankie Leahy, Erinagh who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

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


St Patrick’s Day:     Tuesday is St Patrick’s Day – Our National Feast Day

                                   Vigil Mass - Dysart:   6.30 pm Monday 16th March

                                                          Ruan:     10.00 am Tuesday 17th March     


eekday Masses:  Ruan:     Monday, Wed and Sat at 9.30 am.    Tuesday 10.00 am    

                                Dysart:    Monday 6.30 pm, Thursday 8.00pm and Friday at 9.30 am 


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €637.29       Baskets: €112.32         Candles:  €32.10           Priests Collection:  €170.00  Trócaire: €20.00                              


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:              Edel Bluett                             Reader this week:               James Hannon

Reader St Patrick’s Day:   Monica Tierney                     Reader St Patrick’s Day:     Carmel Foley

Reader next week:             Louise McDonnell                Reader next week:              Emer O’Halloran

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

Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:   Edel Bluett                       Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:  Carrie Droney

Euch Min next week:          Rose Foudy                          Euch Min next week:           Noreen Ballinger

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

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

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 community games swimming Will take place 24TH March, 2015 Ennis Leisure Complex 4.30pm. Under age as at 31st July. U8 – U -16.

Thought for the Week:

A Mother’s Love is something that no one can explain

It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain…..

It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns

And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems.

(Helen Steiner Rice)


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.

Fun bingo night in aid of Ruan soccer club on next Friday the 20th of March in Purcells bar Ruan, starting at 9pm. Great night guaranteed, spot prizes galore, tickets €10 on the night. All welcome.

Toonagh Parents Association is holding a book sale in Toonagh School on Tuesday 24th March from 9:15 to 2:30 and from 7 pm to 8 pm. Donations of Children’s books, only, would be very welcome and may be left at the school during school hours. Adult books will also be sold on the day. Monies raised will go towards School supplies.

Ennis medical students volunteering and raising funds for HOPE Foundation in Calcutta.

Table quiz this Friday 20th 8pm Eire Óg Clubhouse. Contact Doireann Hennessy, Ciaran MacMathuna

 0873157407. All are welcome

Seinn2015 Concert – 19 March – University Concert Hall:  On Thursday 19 March at 7.30 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.

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

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 08/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  1, 7, 11, 23.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Mary Cropera, Michael Fitzpatrick, Paul & Denise Whelan, Breda & Gerard Keating and Anthony O’Halloran.  

Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,600    Team:  John Punch         Venue: Mortys.