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W/E 25/03/2012

posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:50 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 3:50 PM ]

Mass in Ruan this Sunday 25th March at 11.15am is being offered for the    repose of the soul of  Fr. John Meehan brother of Mary Byrt who died in England  recently. 

Mass of Anniversaries in March

RUAN:   Sunday 1st April  11.15am

             Pat O’Brien  Hillary O’Brien  John O’Brien  Thomas McMahon  Kevin Pyne  Paddy Pyne   Liam Ballinger 

            Sabina Hayes   Mary Casey       Reddan Family   

DYSART:   Sunday 8th April 9.45am

             Francis O’Neill   Mary O’Neill

RUAN:      Sunday 15th April 11.15am

             Mary Considine   Christina Mahony   Martin Corless            

 Weekday Masses

RUAN:                    Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat             9.30am

DYSART:                 Thurs/Fri                                   9.30am

Weekly Collections

PDF:              €2453.40        Baskets:   €170.10     Candles:  €109.50       

Priests Coll:  €570.00

Thank you very much for your contributions


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Readers this Sun:      Ruan: James Hannon                      Dysart: Parents 1st Communion

Readers next Sun:    Ruan: Mary Carmel Carroll             Dysart: Mark Corry                                                                                                                           

Euch Mins this Sun:   Ruan: Francis Howard                      Dysart: Tommy Kelly

Euch Mins next Sun: Ruan: Sheila Lynch                            Dysart: Geraldine Fitzgerald


2nd Communion Preparation Liturgy in Dysart: this Sunday at 9.45am. 

1st Holy Communion:  The children from Ruan National School will make their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday next in Ruan Church at 11.00am.  All are welcome.

Baptism Preparation Course:  The next Baptism Preparation Course will be in Crusheen on Saturday  21st April from 11.00-12.00 noon. 

Eucharistic Congress:  Any one wishing to be in Croke Park for the Eucharistic Mass on June 17th  would they please give me their names immediately as personalized ticket will be issued.

Teach Spraoi Pre School, Toonagh:  Now taking registration for Free Pre School year (ECCE) and Before School.  Homework Club/After School.  Please contact Nora on 087 7731242 or email 

Apostolic Society:  Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Society are holding their annual display day in Ruan Community Centre on this Sunday March 25th.  It will begin immediately after 11.15 Mass and continue until 5.00pm.   All are welcome.  Your support would be very much appreciated.  Tea & treats for all.  

Camogie News:  Well done to the Junior girls 1st outing win over Kilmaley last Sunday.  Training for all ages will commence on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at 7.00pm in Ruan Pitch.

Trocáire: Trocáire  collection will be taken up during Palm Sunday & Holy Week.  It is our Church’s opportunity to contribute to people in our world who are much less will off than we are.   

Friends of Toonagh Concert in Toonagh Hall:  On Thursday, March 29th, 8.00pm, sharp.

Music, Irish Dancing, Singing, Brush & Sean-Nós Dancing, Featuring:  Fiona Lyons, Kitchen Sessions Group, Whelan Family, Sióbhan Peoples, Bernie Whelan, P.J. King, Bane Sisters, Breen Family, Claire McDonnell, John O’Sullivan, Kevin Finucane, Frank Custy & Friends & more .  M.C. Denise Whelan, Adm. Adults €10, children free.   Funds go towards upkeep of hall & sports complex.

Cancer Woman to Woman:  Support Group for women affected by cancer including current patients & survivors.  Facilited by a qualified Stress Management Expert on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at, Sláinte an Chláir, Clare Cancer Support.  Contact 087 6912396 or visit our  website for details”.

Pieta House, Centre for the Prevention of Self-harm or Suicide Darkness into Light 5K Event:  is on in 14 Venues around Ireland Saturday 12th May,  2012 starting at 4.00am (early morning).  Sign up for this unique experience.  Visit our website:   to find the venue nearest you or contact Pieta House DIL office at 01 6282111.   This event is symbolic of the work of Pieta House, darkness into light, despair to hope.    

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge Saturday May 26th:  Walk, jog or run across the Burren Terrain, take part for your favourite charity, for fun, for fitness, for a family day out.  Choice of Full, Half, Mini, U16’s Mini Marathon.  For info and to enter visit or phone 087 7779714.

Ruan GAA News:  

Lotto results Week Ending 18/03/12.   Nos drawn 2, 7, 8, 24.  No Jackpot winner.

Five Lucky Dips:  Raymond O’Connor, John J. O’Connell, Sarah O’Halloran, Nuala Keane, Theresa Quaid.  

Next Week’s Jackpot €7,500   Venue:  Dalcassian   Team:  Sean Ryan.

U21 Hurlers:  Ruan had a hard earned victory over Sixmilebridge last Monday, and we hope the team gained confidence and valuable experience as they will face an even stiffer task against Tubber in the next round.  Well done to all concerned

GAA Activities this Week:  Club PRO’s meeting this Monday in West County and Club Treasurer’s meeting this Tuesday also in West County, see Clare Champion.

Ger Lyons   Club PRO