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W/E 01/05/2016

posted Apr 29, 2016, 9:02 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 9:02 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in May


Ruan:          Sunday 1st May 2016 at 10.00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch


Ruan:          Monday 2nd May 2016 at 11:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Eileen Moroney, also remembering Simon Moroney


Dysart:        Saturday 7th May 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Michael Barry          Patrick Barry          Agnes Barry         Mary Lyons   Mary Glynn           Micko Neylon         James Hogan            Mary O’Neill       

                    Danny Griffin      Agnes Griffin        Nora O’Neill    Cathy O’Neill    Sr Cecelia O’Neill     Paddy Crowe Drummina           Bridie Crowe Drummina         Burns Family Nooan          O’Donoghue Family Drummina      O’Donoghue Family Kinvara      O’Donoghue Family Cree       Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare 


           We pray for the repose of the soul of Frank O’Halloran, Lisduff, who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30 am.  Monday at 11:00 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 9:30 am  Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.


Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €514.20          Baskets: €138.51           Candles:  €27.29        Bishops Commission: €5.00 Trócaire:  €7.00               Priests Collection:  €50.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Louise McDonnell           Reader this week:      Rachel O’Loughlin

Reader next week:     Aidan Hastings                 Reader next week:     Deirdre Crowe

Euch Min this week:    Ita Hastings                    Euch Min this week:   Francis Howard

Euch Min next week:  Moira O’Loughlin          Euch Min next week:  Sean Brodie


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised.


Confirmation:  Confirmation will take place on Saturday 14th May in Dysart at 10:00 am and in Ruan at 12 Noon.


Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.


Edel Bluett is running a Half Marathon in the Great Limerick Run on Sunday in aid of Focus Ireland for the Homeless ….Any support would be welcome. Mobile number 086 1014357 - thanks

Thought for the Week  
'For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind'
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

SAFEGUARDING   Children have a key place in the heart of Jesus who said: ‘whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it’ (Luke 18:17). This places a sacred obligation on the Church to ensure that children are welcomed, cherished and protected in a manner consistent with their central place in the life of the Church.

Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


Next Thurs. is Alzheimer's Tea Day and a tea morning will be held in Ruan Community Centre from 10am to 1pm, where home baking will be served up with a cuppa to raise funds for the organisation. The support of community is much appreciated.
A new Alzheimer's Daycare centre and offices are now located in the grounds of Cahercalla Hospital and people are invited to visit on Wed. 4th May, for a cuppa, and also to have a look at the facilities on offer there, for which much of the funding has come from the support of these tea days.


Clothes Collection: A clothes collection will be held in Toonagh Hall on Thurs. 5th May. Members of the Parents Association will be on hand from 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm to take bags from people and should anyone need bags collected, they will also collect them from their homes. Monies raised go towards school supplies.


Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society thank most sincerely all who supported them at their recent Annual display of work. A special word of gratitude to those who worked throughout the year – sewing, knitting, doing crochet, embroidery, rosary beads, flowers etc. We also acknowledge the generosity of all who donated sacred vessels, raffle prizes and our honorary members. We thank also those who prepared the Community Centre and those who prepared beautiful food for the day. We appreciate very much the support we got from apostolic members from across the County which included our Apostolic President Mary Duggan who comes from Bridgetown.

All money collected and the sacred vessels go directly to the missions to help with their educational and medical needs. Once again we thank you sincerely for all your help.


Weekend Retreat in the Burren Co Clare. 6th - 8th May:   Why not come on a guided journey to the most secret and sacred places in the Burren and let the silence and beauty of this unique landscape renew in body and soul?  Further information from Mary at 087 970 1130/Nóirín at 087 9459151


Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th May at 2:00 p.m.  Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist.

Free Benefit 4 Computer Classes on How To: Send/Receive Email, Use Social Media, Use of Apps, Digital Photography, Online transactions such as: Book a ticket, Online Banking, Safety and Security online. These classes are held over two days (4 hours per day) and if you wish to enrol or need more information please contact Pauline/Mary Ellen at CIOC, Elevation Business Park, Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare. Phone: 065 6841009 or email:


Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 24/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 6, 13, 23, 26       No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Martha Casey, Kevin Griffin Jnr., Mary Morgan, Patrick Burke and Hannah Brohan.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,900         Team: Ted Wynne     Venue: Purcells