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W/E 16/03/2014

posted Mar 16, 2014, 11:48 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In March                              

Dysart:        Saturday 15th March at 6.30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Alfie Hayes

Ruan:         Sunday 16th March at 10.00 am

Tom Crowe    Deceased Members of the Crowe Family, Ballyogan   Mary Tierney    Michael Tierney      Kathleen Nolan     Liam Nolan

Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan       Paudie Kelly          Vonnie Kelly

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

                                   Masses:       Dysart:   9.00 am          Ruan:  10.00 am

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:         Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30.

Dysart:        Thursday and Friday at 9.30


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions

PDF: €1257.30         Baskets: €219.07         Candles:   €32.91        Priests Collection:    €600.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                        Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Louise McDonnell                        Reader this week:         Eileen Hannon   

Reader St Pat’s Day:  Rose Foudy                                   Reader St Pat’s Day:    James Hannon

Reader next week:      First Communion Parents          Reader next week:        First Communion Parents        

Euch Min this week:        Tommy Kelly                            Euch Min this week:      Carrie Droney

Euch Min St Pat’s Day   Rose Foudy                                 Euch Min St Pat’s Day:  Noreen Ballinger

Euch Min next week:      Pat Lynch                                   Euch Min next week:      Mary O’Brien


Next Baptism Course:  Corofin on Saturday 22nd March from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Holy Communion Preparation   First Preparation Ceremony for Holy Communion will take place in Dysart on Saturday 22nd March at 6.30 pm.  Second Preparation Ceremony will take place in Ruan on Sunday 23rd March at 10.00 am


Recent Baptism:  We welcome into our Community Evie Margaret O’Halloran, daughter of Francis and Ciara who was baptised recently.

Parish Council Meeting on Monday night 24th March in the Parochial House at 8.00 pm 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes   Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will lead the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes on 26th June for 5 days, returning on 1st July.  €677 is the cost including travel, hotel and all meals. Book online and avail of €10 discount at   Pilgrims who are sick or need assistance are most welcome and are cared for in the hospitality section.  Details from Fr Tom Ryan, Pilgrimage Director at 061-364133

Thought for the week -

Change your Attitude:   Our greatest discovery is that we can alter our lives

by altering our attitudes ....It's your thought life, not your circumstances,

that determines your happiness.                   (Philippians 2:5)


Date for Diary:  The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 6th July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date


Lenten Talks at The Dominican Biblical Institute on Upper Cecil Street, Limerick  continue every Tuesday during Lent at 7:30 p.m.  The third talk will take place on Tuesday 18th March:   Lectio Divina: Reading the Scriptures Today:   Terence Crotty O.P.Admission Free, Donations invited.

Tax Rebate:  A claim is being made to the Revenue for repayment of tax for last year.  We would ask parishioners to complete the form sent to them and to return it as soon as possible so that we can complete the claim.

Toonagh Hall Meeting Calling parents of children in Toonagh School, individuals and groups who have used the facilities of Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex to a meeting in Toonagh School on Wed. 19th March at 8.00 pm to finalise next fundraiser.

Ruan Community Childcare would like to thank all those who contributed to their recent Church gate collection, a total of €419.00 was collected, this will provide additional equipment for our afterschool service.

FREE BENEFIT 4 IT COURSE AT CIOC ENNISFree IT Training of how to:    Send/Receive Email, Use of Apps, Digital Photography, Use Social Media, Online Banking, Security Online etc. at CIOC, Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare. Phone Pauline or Patrick at 065 6841009 or email:


Ruan Gaa: 

RUAN GAA – Adult Registration Evening

Please be aware Ruan GAA club will hold a registration evening for adult members on Friday March 28th in Ruan Community Centre from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. It is a requirement that all mentors (underage and senior), players and officers will be members of the club. With regard to intercounty match tickets, a person must be a fully paid adult member of the club to be eligible to enter a draw for tickets. In the meantime club membership can also be paid to club registrars Niall O’Connor (087 2507292); Vinny O’Halloran (086 2788440) or any club officer.”

Lotto Results:  W/E: 09/03/2104    No’s drawn:  1, 3, 25, 26.  No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:   Pat & Bridget O’Loughlin,  Mary Marrinan, Tina Meere,  Anne Lough and Brian Marrinan. 

Next week’s Jackpot:  €9,600               Team:  Christy O’Connor              Venue: Mortys


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you.