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W/E 31/03/2013

posted Mar 28, 2013, 4:42 AM by Unknown user

Mass Of Anniversaries In April

Ruan:        Sunday 7th April at 11.15 am

                    Pat O’Brien          John O’Brien         Hillary O’Brien         Liam Ballinger    Christy Meaney         Mary Meaney         Paudie Kelly        Vonnie Kelly

                    Mary Casey          Reddan Family    

Dysart:      Sunday 14th April at 9.45 am

                    Thomas McMahon

Ruan:        Sunday 21st April at 11.15 am

Kevin Pyne          Paddy Pyne         Christina Mahoney        Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family 

Weekday Masses:

Ruan:                    Mon, Tues, Wed and Sat at 9.30 am

Dysart:                  Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €779.30           Baskets: €96.70        Candles:  €52.00         Trócaire: €560.00   



Readers this Sun:       Ruan:   Laura Neylon                           Dysart:  Emily Mulqueen

Readers next Sun:      Ruan:  Garry Shannon                        Dysart:  Lee O’Donovan

Euch Mins this Sun:    Ruan:   Marion Lyons                           Dysart:  Edel Bluett

Euch Mins next Sun:   Ruan:  Tommy Sheedy                        Dysart:  Gerry Kelly


PRIESTS COLLECTION: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up today

NEXT BAPTISM COURSERuan on Saturday 13th April from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

GARDA VETTING FORMS: It would be appreciated if the Garda Vetting Forms distributed recently to Parish Voluntary Workers would be completed and returned to Fr O’Neill as soon as possible.

RUAN SHAVE OR DYE in aid of Cancer Research is taking place on Sunday 31st March at 7 00 pm in Purcells Bar. Music, Finger food and Spot prizes on the night – a good night, not to be missed.

APOSTOLIC SOCIETY: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are holding their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 7th April from 11.45 am to 5.00 pm. All proceeds go to our many Mission projects. Your support will be much appreciated.

RUAN DRAMATIC SOCIETY: perform "The Highest House on the Mountain" by J.B. Keane on Easter Sunday in the Ruan Community Centre. Curtains up at 8.30 pm.

AGEING WITH CONFIDENCE: Clare Local Development is running a course for men and women over 50, in Ruan Community Centre, beginning on Thurs. 4th April, from 10.00 am to 12 noon, which will continue for 8 weeks.  This is a holistic approach to physical, psychological and mental well-being.  As the course is filling up, anyone wishing to enrol should contact Mary at 6837989 or Maureen at 6841768 by Sun. Mar. 31st.

"The great gift of Easter is Hope - Christian hope, which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake"      Basil C. Hume.

“This is the revelation of God's love for us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might have life through him.” John 4:9. This Easter Sunday we celebrate the new life that thousands of the world’s poorest people can look forward to through the generosity of parishioners here at home. Trócaire thanks us for this generosity and incredible support. Please return your Trócaire Box to the parish or your local national school. 

TIRED OF BEING LEFT BEHIND WITH MODERN DAY TECHNOLOGY? Need those IT skills for a job or just want to learn? Look no further than a qualified and experienced teacher. One – one classes tailored to individuals needs. Learn Internet, Skype, email, Microsoft word and PowerPoint etc. BA in New Media + English. Contact Paula 0857881574

RUAN SPRING LITTER PICK: We are inviting all to the Ruan Spring litter pick on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April at 7 o’clock, meet at Morty Kellys.  This is hoped to be a fun evening for young and old to come together and work towards making our village a better place to live.   Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  Your support is much appreciated.

OIL TANK FOR SALE: Ruan community hall has for sale, the oil tank that was used for the heating oil. It is a 1360 litre tank and is in perfect condition. If you have any interest in it can you please contact Senan @ 086-2747888.

SLÁINTE AN CHLÁIR, CLARE CANCER SUPPORT is organising a bus from Ennis to Ballinasloe for a conference on Prostate Cancer.  

Bus leaves Ennis at 8 am on Sat April 20th.  Cost €10 includes Bus, Registration and lunch.  Contact 087 6912396 for further information    

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE:  Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA will lead this year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from June 26th to 1st July. Direct from Shannon Airport €670 inclusive. This year is the 100th anniversary of the first Irish pilgrimage to Lourdes when people travelled overland.   Bookings Joe Walsh Tours on (01) 2410810 or see


 Minor Hurling Club News - Training resumes in Ruan Pitch for under 10s and under 12s on Wed 3rd April from 7 pm to 8 pm and for under 6s and under 8s on Thursday 11th April from 6 30 pm to 7 30 pm              Susan Rice PRO Minor Club

Lotto Results:  W/E: 24/03/2013   Nos. drawn – 12, 13, 24, 27.  No jackpot winner.  

Five lucky dips: Tadgh Hanrahan, Michael Murphy, Leona Cassidy, Patrick Crowe and Joe Saunders. 

Next Week’s Jackpot: €2100.  Draw will take place on Monday 1st April   Team:  John Punch    Venue:  Dalcassian

ITEMS AND NOTES FOR THE NEWSLETTER:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on the Thursday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email