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W/E 20/03/2016

posted Mar 18, 2016, 7:41 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 8:00 AM ]

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       James Fogarty     Mona Fogarty


           We pray for the repose of the souls of Stephen Clancy Ballynacally, father of Rose Keane, Toonagh and Michelle Dundass of Connemara, niece of Chris Whelan, Dysart, who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.



Mass of The Eucharist: Holy Thursday in Ruan at 8.00 pm 

Good Friday Celebrations: Dysart: 3.00 pm   Ruan: 8.00 pm 

Easter Vigil Mass: Dysart: 6.30 pm    Ruan: 9.00 pm 

Easter Sunday: Ruan Old Graveyard at 6.30 am    Ruan 10.00 am 

Good Friday: Friday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence

Weekday Masses:  Ruan:     Mon/Tues at 9.30 am, Thurs at 8.00 pm, Saturday at 9.00 pm

         Dysart:    Wed at 9.30 am, Saturday at 6.30 pm

Please Note: When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 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: €1433.64           Baskets: €260.05            Candles:  €73.39        Trócaire:  €5.00      Priests Collection: €210.00

READERS:             DYSART                                 RUAN

Palm Sunday        Aidan Hastings                      Palm Sunday      Deirdre Crowe, Gerry Heagney, Anne Foley

Holy Thursday                                                       Holy Thursday    Shauna Greene

Good Friday      Rose Foudy                               Good Friday        Eileen Hannon, James Hannon, Carmel Foley

Holy Saturday  Matt McCormack                      Holy Saturday     Emer O’Halloran, Anne Foley, Gary Shannon

Easter Sunday                                                        Easter Sunday    Liam Jones


EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                       RUAN

Palm Sunday         Gerry Kelly                              Palm Sunday         Carrie Droney

Good Friday          Edel Bluett                               Good Friday          Sheila Lynch                           

Holy Saturday       Sinead Noonan                      Holy Saturday       Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday                                                         Easter Sunday       Caroline Meaney


Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday


Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:   “Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life…” John 6:27.  As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, we remember all those in the developing world supported by Trócaire who have been given another chance in life through the generosity of people in Ireland.  Edward and Nancy Njuki in Kenya are just one such couple whose lives have been changed by a simple irrigation scheme. ‘We are so happy now compared to before and our children have a brighter future,’ said Nancy.  Join the fight for justice at

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up this Sunday and during Holy Week. It is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.


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


Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council (KDYC) has been asked by Trócaire to Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass on RTE OneTelevision at 4:40p.m.  The group have been delighted to accept Trócaire’s request.  Fr. Jerry Carey, P.P. Doora-Barefield will be the celebrant.


Meditation for Holy Week: A special meditation with movement, music, images and reflection on Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St.  All are welcome. Mary 087 9701130


OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: The Ruan/Dysart Local History Group have now almost completed work on about a dozen townlands in the parish with a view to an open exhibition later in the year.  We are now looking for old photographs of people and places in the parish.  We will copy these and give the originals back to the owner.  It would be great to share these memories – more details later.


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.


Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 13/03/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 4, 5, 15           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Bridie Moroney, Sean Clohessy, Tom Roughan, Owen O’Donnell and Donal O hAinifein

Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,000         Team: Ted Wynne            Venue: Purcells


Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at        


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.


Celebrating 60 years of Pilgrimage:  This year the Killaloe Diocese is celebrating 60 years of pilgrimage to Lourdes.  On 26th June four flights will leave Shannon Airport bringing pilgrims to Lourdes for five days celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The cost is €687 full board with online discount available on  Assisted pilgrims are most welcome to travel and care will be provided by medical, nursing and carers.  Cost for an assisted pilgrim is €585.  Application forms for assisted pilgrims to Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director on 061-364133.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:  The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 3rd July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  This year Killaloe diocese will lead the ceremonies. Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date.


Pride of Place competition 2016:  Expressions of interest are being sought from local communities, projects and housing estates around Clare who wish to participate in the IPB Pride of Place competition 2016 in association with Co-operation Ireland.  For further information please contact Philomena O’Connell, Clare County Council at 065 6846511, email  Closing date for receipt of expression of interests is 4.00pm on Thursday, 31st March, 2016


Clare Haven Services Insights Programme - A free and confidential weekly programme for women who are or have been in an abusive domestic relationship will commence in Ennis in early April.  For further information please contact Clare Haven Services on 065 6842646.  


TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Volunteer as a Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service. If you feel that you have something to offer to people who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage and you are willing to give up some voluntary time to train in this area then we, in the ACCORD Ennis Centre, would be delighted to hear from you. Certificate in Marriage Education accredited by Pontifical University, Maynooth. For information pack please email us at:  by Friday 25th March.  Tel: 065-6824297


Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.