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W/E 21/05/2017

posted May 20, 2017, 2:21 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in May

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:  Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


Mass for Exams: Mass for students doing exams in Ruan on Wednesday 31st May at 8:00 pm


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: €1047.79                 Baskets: €160.85         Candles:  €28.61       Trócaire:  €72.60     Education Fund:  €87.15                  Priests Collection:  €290.00        


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 


Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Cliona Grace O’Halloran, daughter of Vincent and Emer, Róisín Norah Callinan, daughter of Oliver and Noelle and Bella Sophia McGuane, daughter of Sean and Ylonah  who were baptised recently.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:        Padraig Casey                                      Reader this week:      Louise McDonnell

Reader next week:    Garry Shannon                                       Reader next week:     Aidan Hastings

Euch Min this week:    Mary Quinn                                         Euch Min this week:   Tommy Kelly

Euch Min next week:   Eileen Hannon                                    Euch Min next week:  Edel Bluett


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


May Devotions: The rosary will be recited at Our Lady's Grotto in Fountain each evening during the month of May at 8.30pm     

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


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 Fun Run: Thursday 1st June @ 7pm. Pre-registration forms available at school. Registration on evening of the 1st from 5:30pm

Lahinch Holiday: The annual senior citizens holiday in Lahinch will be held this year from 20th to 25th June.  All seniors in the parish are welcome.  Please give names to Sheila Lynch 087 6546637 or Mary O’Donnell 087 9776583

Thought for the Week

'My trust in God flows out of the experience of His loving me, day in day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health,

whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace.

He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.' (Brennan Manning)


Safeguarding: Our Safeguarding Policy recognises each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development within the Parish.  Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


The Net Team are leaving on Monday morning; there will be a farewell night in Crusheen on Sunday night at 8 pm


NET Ministries: On behalf of all of us we would like to thank the community for supporting us throughout our time here.  It has been a wonderful journey and you all have been so kind, encouraging, and welcoming.  We are sad to leave but hope to return for a visit in the future.  May God bless you all.


Monster Bingo Night: The Committee members of Toonagh Hall & Sports Complex are currently selling tickets for a Monster Bingo Nite which will be held in Tracy's West County Hotel on Sat. 27th May at 8.00pm, as a fundraiser for the Hall and Sports Complex. Tickets must be purchased from committee members, for the hall to benefit, as tickets bought on the door will not go towards the Hall. Contact Moira O'Loughlin, Sinead Noonan, Mikey Casey or Ger Barry for further details and for tickets.

Successful Fundraiser: The Parents Association of Toonagh N.S. held a very successful clothes collection recently. Thanks to all who contributed to the event, the sum of €810 was raised, which will be used to the benefit of the children in the school.

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 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 37th SMA Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday 27th May. The SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady Begins on Friday 19th May and ends at Knock Shrine on Saturday 27; View the Novena Live online

Mid-Clare Region of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Annual Fundraising 5 K Walk - Bank Holiday Monday June 5th 2017 at 7 pm, start and finish at Matt Talbot Centre, Chapel Lane, Ennis.

Ruan Gaa: 

Summer Camp: Ruan Hurling & Camogie Clubs are holding their own Summer Camp from August 22-25. The camp is for Primary School children and promises to be a great week of fun, hurling, camogie and a great way to finish off the summer holidays.

The Registration nights will take place in Ruan GAA Field on Tue May 23rd, Wed May 24th, Mon May 29th & Wed May 31st from 7.00 to 8.00. All children must be registered by May 31st at the latest.

School of Excellence: Ruan Hurling & Camogie Clubs are running a School of Excellence from July 5-7. It is for Secondary School students and the head coach will be leading GAA Coach Kevin Brennan. The Registration nights will take place in Ruan GAA Field on Tue May 23rd, Wed May 24th, Mon May 29th & Wed May 31st from 7.00 to 8.00.

All players must be registered by May 31st at the latest.

For any other information contact a member of the organising committee: Mike Noonan, Paddy O’Halloran, Gearóid Roughan, Ellen Jones, Miriam Strand, Ann Marie O’Donoghue, Claire McDonagh or Paul Howard.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 14/05/2017:    No’s drawn:  11, 13, 14, 18        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Lottie Kenny, Michael Keating, Emma Brennan, John Mulqueen and Joe Quinn.       

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €8,400         Team:  Seán Ryan