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W/E 17/05/2015

posted May 17, 2015, 6:44 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass of Anniversaries In May       

Ruan:          Sunday 17th May at 10.00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Hugh Rice

Also remembering:   Paudie Kelly     Vonnie Kelly       Patricia Custy       Sonny O’Halloran         Mary O’Halloran               

Ruan:          Friday 29th May at 7:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Janet Nielan  

Ruan:          Sunday 31st May at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for Philomena Bohan nee Flanagan


           We pray for the repose of the soul of Tim O’Connell Crusheen, father of Anne Shannon Bealacana who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

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


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: 790.92       Baskets: €194.4       Candles: €39.00        Bishops Comm: €5.00   Trócaire: €18.62    Ed Fund:  €105.00      Lourdes Invalid Fund: €5.00     Peters Pence: €5.00      Priests Coll:  €405.00      


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Aidan Hastings                       Reader this week:       Emer O’Halloran

Reader next week:        Louise McDonnell                  Reader next week:      Confirmation Children

Euch Min this week:      Pat Lynch                                Euch Min this week:    Seán Brodie

Euch Min next week:     Ita Hastings                            Euch Min next week:   John O’Sullivan


Confirmation:        Dysart on Saturday next 23rd May at 12.00 noon

                                      Ruan on Sunday next 24th May at 10.00 am

Safeguarding Month: During this safeguarding month, we need to remind ourselves what safeguarding is all about. Archbishop Eamon Martin said recently ‘Together we have created a culture of safeguarding that is becoming embedded in the Church. Risk to children and young people is minimised within a safeguarding culture where everyone plays their part in ensuring that all Church activities are safe places for children and young people. Safeguarding within the Diocese is ever developing and after a lot of hard work our update safeguarding policy, procedures and guidelines have been completed. To go with this we have our own webpage linked to the Diocesan site.  So take a look. If you have any suggestions please let us know.


May Devotions:  Rosary will be recited every evening for the month of May in

Ruan Church at 7:00 pm. and at Our Lady’s Grotto in Fountain at 8:30 pm


Corofin Dramatic Society present their award winning play 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow on Wednesday and Thursday night next the 20th and 21st in Corofin Hall at 8:00 pm. Admission €10.00

Thought for the Week
'Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both,

and you won't have to hunt for happiness.'        (William E. Gladstone)


Marriage Referendum: On 22nd May citizens are being asked to vote on two significant issues affecting our Irish Constitution: The lowering of the age for our President and the Definition of Marriage in our Constitution.

From the Catholic Faith perspective here are some reflections that may assist in helping your discernment of the issues being discussed and debated in the run up to the Marriage Referendum:

  • The Catholic Church is quite clear in its teaching and understanding that all people (irrespective of race, sexual orientation or other factors) are created in the image and likeness of God the creator and deserve respect and reverence in their journey to respond to God’s call in the circumstances of their lives.
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible…..They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfil God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition” (Catechism of the Catholic Church No 2358)
  • The Irish Catholic Bishops Conference has commented on the proposal in relation to the Referendum on Marriage in their statement issued in March :  Marriage is Important – Reflect before you change it”
  • Marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society – all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it.  We ask the people of Ireland to consider very carefully the profound implications which this constitutional amendment would have on the family environment and on our understanding of parenthood.
  • We encourage everyone to think about these issues and to vote on May 22nd.  The effects of this proposed amendment will be far-reaching for this and for future generations.  We say to all voters: Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it.

Further reflections on the following website:


Ruan GAA:
Munster Championship – ticket information
. Clare will take on Limerick in the Munster Hurling championship on Sunday May 24th in Thurles and the previous evening in Ennis in the Munster Football championship. Tickets for these games including a dual ticket package option for both games are available on line at ; at selected Centra stores including Lynch’s (formerly Sheils) on the Gort Rd or for club members through the club by contacting club secretary Kevin O’Regan or club treasurer John O’Sullivan.

Ruan Minor Club: U 14: Ruan had a good win over Clooney Quin last weekend on a score of 3.8 to 3 points and will have played Wolfe Tones in the quarter final of the Championship this weekend. The winners of this match will play the semi final next weekend May 22/23/24. Fixture details will be in Clare Champion or on

U 8 & 10: Our Under 8s recently had a blitz in Tubber where they played against Tubber, Ennistymon and Sixmilebridge. Our Under 10s were in Ennistymon where they played the local side and Eire Og. Both these underage teams are training twice weekly .

Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/05/2015:  No’s drawn:  6, 17, 27, 28          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Breda Keating, Deirdre Ballinger, Caroline Meaney, Bridie Moroney and Peter Lyons.                      

Next week’s Jackpots:   €2,400    Team:  Flan Lyons       Venue: Mortys.