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W/E 14/05/2017

posted May 12, 2017, 8:20 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in May


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

Michael Meere      Vincent Meere      Hugh Rice     Patricia Custy      Michael Barry      Agnes Barry   Patrick Barry     and John Barry who died in England during the week


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

Burns Family Nooan      O’Donoghue Family Drummina     O’Donoghue Family Kinvara          Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare        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: €603.20                 Baskets: €146.88         Candles:  €25.42       Trócaire:  €40.00      Education Fund:  €194.50                  Priests Collection:  €205.00         


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Tubber on Saturday 17th June 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:        Emer O’Halloran           Reader this week:      Monica Tierney

Reader next week:       Padraig Casey                Reader next week:     Louise McDonnell

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

Euch Min next week:   Mary Quinn                   Euch Min next week:  Tommy 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 this Monday evening 15th May at 8:30 pm.

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


NET Ministries:

This week Wednesday, May 17, will be our last youth group in Ruan.  It will start at 6pm in the Ruan Hall.  This will be a combined youth group of Juniors and Seniors, as well as we would like to invite the 5th and 6th classes from Ruan and Toonagh schools.  Come and join us for games and food.

Youth 2000:

Next Tuesday, May 16th, will be our last Youth 2000 prayer meeting in Crusheen Parish meeting room.  The night will start at 7pm, come and join us for a time of prayer followed by tea.

Thought for the Week

'Don't ask God to guide your steps

if you're not willing to move your feet'      (Unknown).


Safeguarding: The Parish welcomes the Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter, which is available on the Diocesan websites The Church has a sacred obligation to ensure that children are welcomed, cherished and protected in a manner consistent with their central place in the life of the Church.  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’


Crusheen Parish are holding a series of talks over the coming weeks – called Life in the Spirit –with some excellent speakers, including Dr Jessie Rodgers who lectures in Scripture in St Patrick’s College Maynooth. They take place in Crusheen Church Meeting Room from 8.00-9.00pm every Wednesday night. The programme of speakers is as follows: Wed. May 17th    Dr. Jessie Rogers  (lecturer St Patrick’s College,  Maynooth )   Wed. May 24th    Brendan Walshe  (Tralee)

Wed. May 31st     Brendan Walshe (Tralee)    Wed. June 7th     Fr. Dan Woods  ( Kilcommin)    

Wed. June 14th     Dr. Jessie Rogers  (lecturer St Patrick’s College,  Maynooth )     

Wed. June 21st    Fr. Ger Fitzgerald  (Ennis)   Wed. June 28th     Dr. Jessie Rogers  (lecturer St Patrick’s College,  Maynooth )


The Clare Branch of the Irish Kidney Association invite Donor Families transplant recipients their carers along with the general public to their Annual Mass of Remembrance & Thanksgiving, on Sunday 21st   May at 12 noon in Ennis Cathedral. The Mass will be celebrated in honour of those whose organs were donated thus giving the Gift of New Life to so many.


Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Led by Bishop Fintan Monahan.  Ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.  For bus transport please contact: Glynn’s Coaches 065 6828234


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The 61st Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the leadership of Bishop Fintan Monahan will leave Shannon Airport on Monday 26th June returning on Saturday 1st July.  €692 with €10 for online booking includes flight transfers, hotel and full board.  Book online at or through your local parish.  Sick and assisted pilgrims most welcome, please contact Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director at 061-364133


Limerick / Clare  Group 3 Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg on June Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 3rd June – Monday 5th June.  Bus leaves Arthurs Quay Limerick at 5.45am with pickup available in Ennis, Gort.  Contact James Treacy on 0860572216 or 061921470.


Ruan Gaa: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 07/05/2017:    No’s drawn:  6, 13, 20, 23        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Ger Lyons,  Anne Meaney,  Martin Moroney,  Margaret Howard, and Leona Cassidy       

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €8,250         Team:  Ted Wynne


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you