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W/E 18/05/2014

posted May 16, 2014, 5:51 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In May                               

Dysart:        Saturday 17th May at 6.30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Cathy O’Neill

Ruan:          Sunday 18th May at 10.00 am

                    Sonny O’Halloran       Mary O’Halloran      John O’Connor       Mary O’Connor      O’Connor Family Nooan.

Ruan:         Sunday 25th May at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for Belinda Hehir

         We pray for the repose of the souls of Hugh Rice Attyterrilla, Kathleen Kelly mother of Joe Kelly Toonagh and Michael Roughan George St Gort uncle of Ruth Roughan Fountain who died recently. May they rest in peace.  

First Holy Communion: in Dysart on Saturday 24th May at 11.00 am


Ruan:                      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am      Saturday at 11.00 am

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1763.64          Baskets: €206.75         Candles:  €30.97     Bishops Comm:  €5.00

Trócaire:  €182.00        Education Fund:  €233.64            Priests Collection:  €702.00

 Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Rose Foudy                            Reader this week:        Carmel Foley

Reader next week:      Louise McDonnell                 Reader next week:       Emer O’Halloran

Euch Min this week:     Frank Custy                         Euch Min this week:     Seán Brodie

Euch Min next week:   Rose Foudy                           Euch Min next week:   John O’Sullivan

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

Grotto in Fountain: The Rosary continues to be recited for the month of May every evening at the Grotto in Fountain at 8.30p.m.

Toonagh Hall: The fundraising committee for Toonagh Hall will have stands with different activities going on at the annual Gymkhana in Ruan on Sun. June 8th next.  A call is going out to anyone that might have a gazebo (tent) that they might loan it for the day so that various stalls may be laid out.  Please contact Rose (0970610212) if you can help.  To date, the support of the community for the fundraising has been very encouraging and is much appreciated and it is hoped that the goodwill of the community will continue.

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Thought for the Day

"The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common.  If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world".      Anon


Safeguarding Audit Report:  On Monday the 12th May, the Diocese of Killaloe published the audit report from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. The audit of safeguarding practices in the diocese took place in November 2013. 

Bishop O’Reilly stated that “the Board conducted a comprehensive audit of safeguarding practice in the diocese and have made four recommendations”. On behalf of the diocese, Bishop O’Reilly accepted these recommendations and thanked the Board for their work. 

On behalf of the Diocese of Killaloe he extended heartfelt apologies to all those who suffered abuse at the hands of a small number of priests of the diocese and stated: “I would like to assure parents and children that the diocese is committed to ensuring that best practices are in place and operational at all times to safeguard children now and in the future.” Should you have any concerns in this area please contact:

  • Diocesan Designated Persons:
  • Ms. Cleo Yates (086) 809 60 27
  • Fr. Pat Malone (086) 809 60 74

For further information including the review please see:

Support/CounsellingTowards Healing is an organisation which provides telephone counselling and a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for survivors of Institutional, Clerical and Religious abuse. 

Towards Healing can be contacted on Freephone 1800 303416 (Rep. of Ireland) Freephone 0800 0963315 (Northern Ireland and UK 

Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council in conjunction with Ennis Gospel Choir are inviting all exam students, their families and friends to a special exam mass on Sunday 25th May at 7pm  in The Church of Our Lady, (Fahy Hall) Roslevan. We extend a warm welcome to students from all over our diocese. The Diocesan Youth Council will launch their specially commissioned book marks on the night.

Irish Kidney Association Invitation  The Clare Branch of the Irish Kidney Association invites you, our Donor Families and transplant recipients to their Annual Mass of Remembrance & Thanksgiving, on Sunday 18th May at 12 noon in the Cathedral Ennis. The Mass will be celebrated in honour of those whose organs were donated thus giving the Gift of New Life to so many.

Gaa News:  

Ruan Minor Club

Under 14: Ruan/Corofin Under U14 A side were defeated by Kilmaley on Monday. The Ruan Under U14 C team lost out to O'Callaghan's Mills in Round 3. Upcoming fixtures, Under 14 A: Ruan/Corofin v Clarecastle next Friday May 23rd away. Under 14 C: Ruan v Wolfe Tones this Sunday May 18 in Shannon at 6.30.

Clare Development Squads: Well done to Eoin McMahon, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Conor Wynne and Colin Haugh who played with the Clare U15s and well done to Caimin Whelan who was part of the Clare U14 development squad   Gearóid 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 04/05/2104    Draw (1):  1,11,15,28.  Draw (2): 5,20,24,25.    No jackpot winner        

Five lucky dips:  Joe Arkins, Geraldine O’Halloran, Hugh Rice, Ethan Howard and Geraldine Vaughan.

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000.   (2) €1050      Team:  John Punch      Venue: Mortys