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W/E 30/03/2014

posted Mar 29, 2014, 4:57 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        Liam Ballinger        Christy Courtney         Brigid Courtney        

Albert LeCathelinais        Mary Reddan       Deceased Members of the Reddan Family

Dysart:        Tuesday 8th April at 7.00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Michael Meere                              

Dysart:        Saturday 12th April at 6.30 pm

                    Jimmy O’Donoghue            Michael O’Halloran

Ruan:          Sunday 20th April at 10.00 am

                    Christina Mahoney         Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family

                    Deceased Members of the Lynch Family

We pray for the repose of the souls of Patsie Meaney and James Brohan formerly of Ruan who died recently and also for the repose of the soul of Sean O’Halloran, father of Miriam Strand, Cloona who died recently.  May they rest in peace.

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:         Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.30. Saturday at 11.00 am

Dysart:        Thursday and Friday at 9.30

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions

PDF: €790         Baskets: €133.97         Candles:   €50.55        Bishops Commissions:    €10.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                        Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Confirmation Children                  Reader this week:        Confirmation Children

Reader next week:      Holy Communion Parents           Reader next week:       Carmel Foley

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

Euch Min next week:   Rose Foudy                                 Euch Min next week:    Siobhan LeCathelinais

First Holy Communion will take place in Ruan on Saturday next 5th April at 11.00 am

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

Holy Communion Preparation:    Second Preparation Ceremony for Holy Communion will take place in Dysart on Saturday 5th April at 6.30 pm. 

Next Baptism Course:  Ruan on Saturday 19th April from 11.00 am to 12 Noon


Recent Baptism:  We welcome into our Community Christopher Anthony Marshall, Son of Christopher and Crystal who was baptised recently.

Reflection on Mother's Day:

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.

Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world.        (Kate Douglas Wiggin)


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

Our parish has 2 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). These devices are potentially life saving. Fundamental to this lifesaving potential is the effective management and maintenance of both units. The AEDs require periodic and systematic checking, updating of equipment and accessories, and programmes of training and refresher courses for volunteers.

Should an emergency or critical event arise, one can appreciate the potential catastrophic consequences for a member or members of our community where these units are not managed safely and effectively.

We are appealing for any members of our community who might be good enough to give of some of their time and energy for the good of our community. Anyone interested in becoming involved in developing and facilitating an 'AED Committee' to oversee the safe and effective management of these units, please contact Emer O'Halloran 086 1733958, or any member of Ruan GAA Executive Committee or Parish Pastoral Council.

Kitchen Session Variety Concert.  As a fundraiser for storm damage repairs to Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex, a Kitchen Session Variety Concert will be held in Cois na hAbhna on Sat. next, 5th April from 7.30 to 9.30p.m.  

Adm. Adults €5, children free.  It will comprise music, singing, dancing and a super raffle.  Your support will be very much welcome.

Toonagh Hall: Plans are at an advanced stage for the next fundraiser for Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex, and in the next few weeks all the houses in the parish will be visited and brought up to date on progress so far.   An important meeting will be held on Wed. next, 2nd April, and an earnest plea goes out to parents of children attending Toonagh School, groups and individuals who use any of the facilities to attend this meeting so that the next stage can be finalised 

Holy Communion Photos: Owen Courtney will be taking photos outside the Church on Sat April 5th for an hour before and an hour after the service, no booking required – first come first served. Photos will be available to purchase from the Ennis Fuji Centre from Saturday the 12th. No deposit required.

Thank you to all who supported the recent church gate collection for Seeking Vision Clare.  Amount collected €399-37. Many thanks

Ruan Gaa

Executive Meeting:  There will be an executive meeting of Ruan Gaa on Monday evening next March 31st in Ruan Community Centre at 8.30pm.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 23/03/2104    No’s drawn:  2, 6, 8, 26.  No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:   Ged Hanrahan, Mary Cropera, Sean Crowe, Shannon Courtney and Marie O’Connor. 

Next week’s Jackpot:  €9,900              Team:  Frank Lyons              Venue: Purcells