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W/E 03/05/2015

posted May 1, 2015, 4:50 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In May

Ruan:          Sunday 3rd May at 10.00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch

Dysart:        Saturday 9th May at 6.30 pm

                    Mary O’Neill     Mary Lyons   Alfie Crowe    Danny Griffin     Agnes Griffin   Micko Neylon    Mary Glynn  James Hogan       O’Donoghue Family Drummina   O’Donoghue Family Cappamore Kinvara     Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare   Burns Family Nooan       Maureen Ballinger        William Ballinger       Patrick Barry       Michal Barry      Agnes Barry   

:          Sunday 17th May at 10.00 am

                    Paudie Kelly          Vonnie Kelly      

           We pray for the repose of the soul of Janet Neilan nee Hynes Tullyodea who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Weekday Masses:                 Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am.                                                                                                    Dysart:    Friday at 9.30 am 

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €962.00             Baskets: €214.66           Candles: €32.14               Trócaire: €145.00                

Priests Collection:  €624.20      


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Monica Tierney                        Reader this week:       Carmel Foley

Reader next week:        Edel Bluett                                Reader next week:      Confirmation Children

Euch Min this week:      Flan Lyons                               Euch Min this week:    Eileen Hannon

Euch Min next week:     Rose Foudy                              Euch Min next week:   Francis Howard


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


Confirmation in Dysart will be on Saturday 23rd May at 12 Noon, the vigil of Pentecost.

Confirmation in Ruan will be on Pentecost Sunday 24th May at 10.00 am


Parish Council Meeting:  on Monday 11th May in Parochial House at 9:00 pm


Education Fund Collection will be taken up this weekend.


Lahinch Senior Citizens Holiday:  The annual senior citizens holiday in Lahinch will be from July 10th to 15th
Names can be given to Mary O’Donnell 6837989 or Sheila Lynch 6837717

"Life in the Spirit". Seminars will begin in the meeting room at the back of Crusheen church on Tues. May 5th at 8.00pm and will run for six weeks.

Darkness into light run/walk for Pieta House on Saturday morning 9th May starting at 4.15am.

Five Clare locations:  Killaloe,  Miltown-Malbay,  Shannon,  Kilrush and Ennis.  More info or 061-484448

The Unfilled Gap.

Nothing can fill the gap, when we are away from those we love

And it would be wrong to try to find anything

Since leaving the gap unfilled preserves the bond between us.

It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap.

He does not fill it but keeps it empty, so that our communion

With another may be kept alive even at the cost of pain.

(Dietrich Bonhoeffer from John O'Donohue's Divine Beauty)


May Devotions: The rosary will be recited every evening for the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain at 8.30p.m., starting this Fri.   On Thurs. 14th May the Crowning of the statue of Our Lady will take place, with the community gathering in the special way it has since the Grotto was erected 22 years ago.

Alzheimer's Tea Day: This year Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place on Thursday 7th May next. It will take place in Ruan Community Centre from 9.30 am to 12 noon on the day, with home baking and all are invited to support this worthy cause. All funds raised in Clare are used in the county to alleviate the plight of families affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work Society wish to thank most sincerely all who helped with their annual display of work. We thank especially those who worked throughout the year; donated sacred vessels, donated prizes for raffle and our many honorary members. We thank those who prepared the hall, provided food and helped with the catering. Your continued support and encouragement is much appreciated. All money collected helps with the medical and educational needs of the poor in our many foreign missions. Once again thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Building of hope project:  Would you like to volunteer for two weeks in Africa? The Building of Hope, are running an information night open to all interested individuals, in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis on the 15th of May,  Friday evening at 8pm.                          Meet some of our volunteers and enjoy some nibbles. 

Clare Bus (the new trading name of Clare Accessible Transport) would like to thank everyone who contributed to our recent Church gate Collection in Ruan & Dysart, your generosity is appreciated.

Franciscan Lourdes Collection: Thank you to the people of the Parish for their generosity in giving to the Franciscan Lourdes collection last weekend.

Festival Dance in Corofin Hall:  to raise funds for hall refurbishment, on this Sunday night 3rd May commencing at 10:30 pm. Music by Kadillaes Showband. Adm: €10

Ruan GAA:

Ruan Minor Club: Under 14 Féile Na nGael: The Ruan Under 14s play Eire Óg in the Féile na nGael semi-final on Bank Holiday Monday at 4.00 in Clooney. The other semi-final is Clonlara v Scariff/Ogonnelloe.                                                                                               The final will take place after the semi-finals in Clooney. Please support. 

Under 8: Under 8 training takes place on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30. Great numbers are attending training and hopefully these good numbers will keep coming training. 
Ruan Minor Club extends our sympathy to Janet Neilan's family. Janet was a great supporter of Ruan Minor Club and may she rest in peace.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 25/04/2015:  No’s drawn:  8, 14, 15, 19          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Joe Saunders, Paddy Maher, Veronica Bell, Emma & James Killoran and Ita Hastings    
Next week’s Jackpots:   €2,100    Team:  Ger Lyons       Venue: Dalcassian