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W/E 29/03/2014

posted Mar 27, 2015, 7:43 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 27, 2015, 7:47 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In April

Ruan:          Sunday 29th March 2015 at 10.00 am

Memorial Mass for Sr. Mary Ita Guthrie, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, who died recently in America and also remembering her sister Sr. Brendan

Ruan:          Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Pat O’Brien        Hillary O’Brien        John O’Brien        Liam Ballinger        Christy Meaney        Mary Meaney     

Ruan:          Saturday 11th April 2015

                    Months Mind Mass for Sarah Courtney

Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon  Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan   Michael Keating  Martin Kennedy  Franny Lyons  Vincent Meere  Michael Meere

Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir

Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill

Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                Michael Casey    Mrs Mary Casey   Deceased member of the Reddan Family   Kevin Pyne    Paddy Pyne    Teresa Foley                      John Foley      Christine Mahoney    Deceased members of the Mahoney Family    Deceased Members of the Lynch Family


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:                                      Dysart Graveyard at 6.00 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

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €773.50      Baskets: €238.32         Candles:  €30.90        Bishops Commissions: €5.00                             

Priests Collection:  €50.00      Trócaire: €20.00

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon

Confirmation Preparation:      First Preparation Ceremony for Confirmation takes place in Dysart on Saturday 28th March at 6.30 pm and in Ruan on Sunday 29th March at 10.00 am. 

Thought for the week.

'During these 40 days of Lent let me put away all my pride.

Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me.

Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have.'

(Genesis Grain)

READERS:             DYSART                                  RUAN

Palm Sunday     Confirmation Children             Palm Sunday      Confirmation Children

Holy Thursday                                                        Holy Thursday    Laura Neylon

Good Friday      Maria Peoples                          Good Friday     Garry Shannon, Liam Jones, Aiden Lawton

Holy Saturday   Emily Mulqueen                      Holy Saturday   Anne Foley, Marie Slattery, Ruth Crowe

                                                                                    Easter Sunday     Rachel O’Loughlin

EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                          RUAN

Palm Sunday         Flan Lyons                               Palm Sunday         Mary O’Brien

Good Friday          Ita Hastings                                                                                            

Holy Saturday       Moira O’Loughlin                 Holy Saturday       Caroline Meaney

                                                                                     Easter Sunday       Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Priests collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday

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

Trócaire Lenten Campaign:   ​“They took branches of palm and went out to receive him, shouting: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.'” John 12:13. The palm symbolises Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It could also be used as a symbol of the entry of many communities in the developing world to a new era of hope where crops grow where there was once parched land thanks to your support of Trócaire’s projects. Find out more at

Ruan GAA:

Ruan GAA Membership: If you have not already done please be aware Ruan GAA club membership for now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive or club registrar Niall O’Connor 0879497896.

Ruan GAA Scrap Metal Collection: Please be aware Ruan GAA are currently finalising their collection of scrap metal and if there is any scrap metal you wish to have collected please contact Vinny O’Halloran 0862788440, Kevin McDonnell 0868460284 or Tom Roughan 0851734204.

Ruan Minor Club

Under 6 and 8: Under 8 training is on Monday and Thursday nights in Ruan GAA pitch at 6.30. Under 6 training is on Thursday nights at 6.30. New players are most welcome to attend.

Under 14: Ruan played good hurling in the group stages of Féile na nGael on Saturday last in Newmarket. Ruan have qualified for the semi-final against Eire Óg. In Ruan's group were Clonlara, Feakle/Kilanena and Clooney Quin.    

Lotto Results:  W/E: 22/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  8, 11, 21, 27.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Aideen Murphy, Ethan Howard, Veronica McMahon, Martha Whelan and Jonathan Brohan.  

Next week’s Jackpots:   €7,900    Team:  Christy O’Connor         Venue: Purcells.

Homemade Baking - Order your local, homemade Communion and Confirmation Cakes, Cookies, Cake Pops and Cupcakes now for your Special Day. All tastes and pockets catered for. Contact Laura @ 0872901892.

Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available. I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.

New 5 week block of 10 Bootcamp circuit fitness classes: Starting after Easter break - Monday 13th April. Every Monday & Wednesday night 8:30-9:30pm in Ruan NS Hall. Circuit fitness followed by yoga stretching. All levels of fitness welcome! Two options to avail of: either purchase a 10 class pass or PAYG. Contact Rosie McMahon for more info! 0864547827

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are now preparing for their annual display of work. It will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 12th April. If you would like to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one, it would be very much appreciated. Prices range from €30 to €100 approximately. Contact Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan for further details. We thank you for your continued help and generosity to the missions.

Parish Graveyard:  The last double graveyard has been taken in Ruan graveyard, so there are no more new family graves available in the Parish.  If there is anyone that has suitable land, between Ruan and Dysart, who would be willing to make it available for development of a Parish Graveyard, please contact Fr Pat O’Neill as soon as possible.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis, on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April from 6 pm to 9 pm. 3000 units of blood are required every week.   1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week; 1:4 of our population require blood at some point in their live. Only 3% of our population give blood.

Exercise Class for the over 60's  every Wednesday @ 14h30 in the meeting room, GAA Hall, Corofin & every Tuesday @ 10h00 in Tubber Hall

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