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W/E 17/03/2013

posted Mar 16, 2013, 12:52 PM by Unknown user

Mass Of Anniversaries In March

Ruan:        Sunday 17th March at 11.15 am

                    Michael O’Regan   Kathleen O’Regan    Michael Tierney    Mary Tierney

Months Mind Mass:

                     Friday 22nd March in Ruan at 7.30 pm for Willie Feighery

Funeral Mass:     Saturday 23rd March in Ruan at 2.00 pm Funeral Mass and burial of ashes of Frances Whelan formerly of Peafield Ruan  

We pray for the repose of the souls of Nicky McMahon, Dromore and Mary O’Donnell nee Marrinan formerly Mary Hayes of Tullyodea who died recently.

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                    Mon, Tues, Wed and Sat at 9.30 am

Dysart:                  Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €2106.19     Baskets: €139.15    Candles:  €21.66    Bishops Comm: €123.00     Priests Collection:   €235.00



Readers this Sun:       Ruan:  Aiden Lawton                 Dysart:  Rebecca Crowe

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:  Anne Foley                     Dysart:   Edel Bluett

Euch Mins this Sun:     Ruan:    Loretta Kenny            Dysart:  Pat Lynch

Euch Mins next Sun:    Ruan:    Nora Power                Dysart:  Frank Custy

NEXT BAPTISM COURSE:  Ruan on Saturday 20th April from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Garda Vetting Forms: It would be appreciated if the Garda Vetting Forms distributed recently to Parish Voluntary Workers would be completed and returned to Fr O’Neill as soon as possible.

APOSTOLIC SOCIETY: Ruan Dysart Apostolic Society is holding their annual display of work on Sunday 7th April in Ruan Community Centre. Anyone who would like to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one can do so by contacting Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan.

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE: Clare Local Development is running a course for men and women over 50, in Ruan Community Centre, beginning on Thurs. 4th April, from 10.00 am to 12 noon, which will continue for 8 weeks.  This is a holistic approach to physical, psychological and mental well-being.  As the course is filling up, anyone wishing to enrol should contact Mary at 6837989 or Maureen at 6841768 before Sun. Mar. 31st.

RUAN DRAMATIC SOCIETY: The local Dramatic group is putting the finishing touches to the play "The Highest House on the Mountain" by J.B. Keane and are looking forward to bringing it to public shortly.

   "I sought to hear the voice of God; And climbed the topmost steeple;

          But God declared:  Go down again - I dwell among the people"

                                    Cardinal John H. Newman.

“Charity is a very paradise of blessing and almsgiving endures forever.” Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 40:17.  As we celebrate our patron saint today, Trócaire thanks us for our continuing generosity, illustrated by the fact that Ireland was recently ranked as the most charitable nation in Europe and the second most charitable nation

LIVING AND COPING WITH PROSTATE CANCER:  Saturday, March 23rd at 12 midday at Sláinte an Chláir, Clare Cancer Support Centre, Kilnamona, Ennis, Co Clare.

Phone 087 691 2396.

CLOTHES COLLECTION FOR TOONAGH N.S.: The Parents Association of Toonagh School is holding a clothes collection in Toonagh Hall on Fri. 22nd March from 9 am to 12 noon and 7 pm to 9 pm.  The will accept mens, womens, childrens clothes, paired shoes, handbags, ties, belts - no duvets, pillows, bed linen or curtains please.   Funds raised in this way will go towards books for the classroom libraries and your support will be greatly appreciated.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK INFORMATION EVENING: Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, 4pm-8pm on Wednesday 20th March. All those interested in applying for further education, including secondary school students, parents and teachers are welcome. UL staff will be available to answer questions and provide advice and information.

ENNIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS HOLDING AN INFORMATION MORNING on Friday, 22nd March, 2013 from 9.45am to 12.15pm on the following courses commencing September 2013: Childcare, Nursing Studies, Community Health Services, Sports & Recreation, Medical Secretary, Business & Legal Studies, Accounting Technician.  Phone 065-6829432 or Email

MEETING OF EPILEPSY GROUP on Wednesday the 20th of March starting at 10.30 am, EMOTIONS offices in Clonroad Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis.  Anna Kelly regions staff member will do some training on the issues of epilepsy and interventions that are needed.  Free for those who have epilepsy, parents and partners.  Contact 0863158791 or

RUAN GAA NEWS:     Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/03/2013   Nos. drawn – 1, 7, 8, 13.  No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Mona Cassidy, Colm Foudy, Martin Whelan, Ralph Morgan and Ger Meaney. 

Next Week’s Jackpot: €1,800       Team:  Flan Lyons     Venue:  Purcells.                  

CALLING TO FR. O’NEILLIf 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.

ITEMS AND NOTES FOR THE NEWSLETTER:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on the Thursday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email