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W/E 07/04/2017

posted May 6, 2017, 9:50 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in May


Ruan:          Sunday 7th May 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch


Dysart:        Sunday 14th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Mary O’Neill       Francis O’Neill        Mary O’Neill        Mary Lyons       Alfie Crowe   Danny Griffin        Agnes Griffin       James Hogan         Miko Neylon       Mary Glynn   Burns Family Nooan      O’Donoghue Family Drummina     O’Donoghue Family Kinvara          Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare        Michael Meere      Vincent Meere      Hugh Rice


Ruan:          Sunday 21st May 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Sonny O’Halloran      Mary O’Halloran


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


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: €1146.92                 Baskets: €190.41         Candles:  €17.92       Trócaire:  €505.65       Priests Collection:  €971.10         


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Crusheen on Saturday 13th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised  

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                      Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:        Carmel Foley                  Reader this week:      Edel Bluett

Reader next week:       Emer O’Halloran           Reader next week:     Monica Tierney

Euch Min this week:      Mary Tierney               Euch Min this week:   Moira O’Loughlin

Euch Min next week:   Pat O’Halloran              Euch Min next week:  Gerry Kelly


Confirmation:  Ruan Saturday 27th May at 11:00 am


May Devotions: The rosary will be recited each evening during the month of May at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain at 8.30pm. The Crowning of the Statue of Our Lady will be held on Mon. 15th May at the same time.

Rosary in Ruan Church each evening at 7.00 pm for the month of May


Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.

Thought for the Week

Jesus said "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these".                 (Matthew 19:14)


A World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, May 7th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of this day is to publically fulfil the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).  Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life. We currently have three seminarians and three candidates preparing to enter to study for the Diocese of Killaloe. Please keep them in your prayers in a special way.


Safeguarding: The Parish welcomes the Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter, which is available on the Diocesan websites Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are Emer O’Halloran and Margaret O’Halloran and they can be contacted via the Parochial House or through Fr Pat O’Neill.    Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


Life in the Spirit Seminars:  The seven week programme of Life in the Spirit Seminars will begin in Crusheen Church Meeting Room on this coming Wed. 10th May from 8 to 9 pm. The speaker on this Wed 10th May is Dr. Jessie Rogers who lectures in Theology and Biblical Studies in NUI Maynooth. Dr Rogers will also be the speaker on Wed. 17th May and 14th June. All are most welcome.


The Craft mornings which have been held in Toonagh Hall since last Oct. come to an end for the summer. Those who attended, not only enjoyed a 'cuppa' & shared tips on knitting, crochet and other crafts, but the €2 each person contributed, over the weeks made up a kitty which paid for paint which the local Community Employment scheme used to paint the kitchen, hall and alley in the complex. On the last morning Miriam Strand demonstrated planting window boxes which were raffled, and won by Martina O'Donoghue and Mary Cahir.


Corofin Dramatic Society present The Cripple of Inishmaan in Corofin Hall on this Sunday night 7th May at 8:00 pm.  This is the last chance to see this play before their appearance in the All Ireland Finals in Athlone on 9th May.


Camogie News: Silverware for u14 Ruan Girls /Stallworth remembered - 29/04/2017, Féile C competition. On Saturday 29th April the Ruan Camogie club hosted the inaugural Janet Neilan Memorial Féile C Competition, in honour of their late friend and Secretary. The day saw 3 very high standard matches played in a very competitive and sporting manner, with the Nielan Family on hand to present the trophy to the final winning and jubilant Ruan team.

A proud day for Ruan, for both winning a county title, and for honouring one of their own in an event enjoyed by all attending. Well done and congratulations to the U14 girls.

The team members are Maeve Casey, Maria Jones, Emily Whelan, Sinead Hastings, Ciara O'Grady, Niamh Glass, Eve O'Connor, Neasden Ni Ainifein, Aoife Anderson, Kate Forde, Aisling Moloney, Aoife Glass, Nevada Ni Lachtnain, Áine Jones, Aimee McDonagh, Alanna Mulqueen, May O'Malley, Summer O'Brien and Alanna Bolger.


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 30/04/2017:    No’s drawn:  3, 8, 11, 21        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Maeve & Grace Roughan, Trevor Howard, Graham O’Connor, Krystal Vaughan and Pat Ryan.     

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €8,100         Team:  Frank Lyons