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W/E 23/03/2014

posted Mar 21, 2014, 5:43 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In April

Ruan:         Sunday 6th April at 10.00 am

Pat O’Brien        John O’Brien         Hillary O’Brien        Sabina Hayes Jordan   Mary Meaney    Christy Meaney   Peter Quinn    Margaret Quinn   Kevin Pyne        Paddy Pyne       Mary Reddan       Deceased Members of the Reddan Family                               

Dysart:        Saturday 12th April at 6.30 pm

                    Jimmy O’Donoghue

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:         Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30.

Dysart:        Thursday and Friday at 9.30

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions

PDF: €700         Baskets: €253.10         Candles:   €35.65        Bishops Commissions:    €5.00

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       

Reader next week:      Confirmation Children                    Reader next week:       Confirmation Children

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

Euch Min next week:       Frank Custy                                 Euch Min next week:    Caroline Meaney


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

Confirmation Preparation:      First Preparation Ceremony for Confirmation was take place in Dysart of Saturday 29th March at 6.30 pm and in Ruan on Sunday 30th March at 10.00 am.

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

DISCUSSION ON MASS CHANGES:  At a recent Cluster Meeting of the Imeall Boirne Parishes, the changes to the Mass times were discussed in the light of the addition of a new member Fr Seamus to the team of priests serving the Cluster. It was queried if the changes in the Masses were necessary given that the team of priests has now been re-established to four priests. In the discussions which followed it was pointed out that the change was necessary, at the time, as it wasn’t clear that we would be getting someone who would become part of the team, as Fr Seamus has. The changes made will also ensure that the situation which arose last Summer, with two priests unavailable, will be avoided in the near future.  The review of Mass times will take place in the Summer, as planned and in the meantime it was decided that there would be a number of counts of people attending the various Masses to help in the decision making process. 

Lenten Talks at The Dominican Biblical Institute on Upper Cecil Street, Limerick continues every Tuesday during Lent at 7:30 p.m.  The fourth talk will take place on Tuesday 25th March:   Canon Law: Do we need it?   Joseph Dineen O.P.  Admission Free, Donations invited.

Thought for the week

“A smile is the light in the window of you face
that tells people you’re at home.”        (Author Unknown)

Time Out  Lent can be a time when people step back from the hustle and bustle of life and, with that in mind, an hour of reflection and meditation based on The Abundance Prayer will be held in Dysart Sacristy on Monday night 24th at 8.00 pm. All welcome.

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. 26th March at 8.00 pm to finalise next fundraiser.

RUAN COMMUNITY GAMES SWIMMING will be held on THURSDAY MARCH 27th at 5.30 pm in

Ennis Leisure Centre. U - 8 - U-16   FEE €2.00 per person per event.

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.

An Evening of Mindfulness & Meditation Monday 24th March 7.30 pm with Mary Lillis @ The Red Gates,  Killeen, Corofin Cost by Donation Contact Des on 0851614951 to reserve a place.

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

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

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 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. 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: 16/03/2104    No’s drawn:  10, 12, 15, 22.  No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:   P, C & M Linnane, Betty Ryan, Jason Crowe, Dermot Moran and Patricia O’Connor. 

Next week’s Jackpot:  €9,750               Team:  Flan Lyons              Venue: Dalcassian