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W/E 24/05/2015

posted May 24, 2015, 3:19 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 24, 2015, 3:21 PM ]

Anniversaries Masses:


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

Ruan:          Saturday 6th June at 4:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Eileen Moroney

Ruan:         Sunday 7th June at 10:00 am

                    Tess Brohan       Kate Moriarty       Francis O’Halloran             Caroline O’Halloran                  Tommy Waring

Dysart:        Saturday 13th June at 6:30 pm

                    Paddy Crowe          Bridie Crowe

Ruan:          Sunday 21st June at 10.00 am

                    Jack McMahon           Eileen McMahon          Michael O’Sullivan

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: 701.46                  Baskets: €180.00                 Candles: €31.48            Trócaire: €270.00    Education Fund:  €38.00      Priests Collection:  €325.00        


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Louise McDonnell                   Reader this week:       Confirmation Children

Reader next week:        Maria Peoples                          Reader next week:      Garry Shannon

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

Euch Min next week:     Moira O’Loughlin                Euch Min next week:   Loretta Kenny


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 13th June from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


Recent Baptisms:  We welcome into our Community Fiachna Kevin O’Loughlin, son of Mark and Elizabeth who was baptised recently.


May is Safeguarding Month in the Diocese of Killaloe: 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.

 Lough Derg is a place of welcome where no one is judged and everyone is equal. You can begin your three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August.             No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm 7 days a week until 13th August.                                                                                                                                       Regular pilgrimages throughout the season country wide.  Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518  email:

Thought for the week

A new path lies before us; we're not sure where it leads;
But Got goes on before us, providing all our needs.
This path, so new, so different, exciting as we climb,
Will guide us in His perfect will, until the end of time.'
(Linda Maurice)


Alzheimer's Tea Day:  Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Alzheimer's Tea Day held in Ruan. €318 has been forwarded to the Alzheimer's Society for use in the county.

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


Ruan Tidy Towns is busy preparing for this year’s competition and would appeal to all to do their bit in keeping Ruan looking well.  We would appreciate if all window boxes and hanging baskets could be done as soon as possible.  We would also urge everyone in the Community to maintain all areas of the village and approach roads and to be vigilant regarding tidiness, weed and litter control.  Be proud of your village!


Ruan Fun Run:  Thursday 4th June @ 7pm. Pre-registration forms available at school. Registration on evening of the 4th from 5:30pm


New 5 Week Block Of Bootcamp Circuit Fitness Classes:  Starting Wed 3rd June 8:30 - 9:30pm @ Ruan N.S. Hall. Beginners very welcome. For more info contact Rosie McMahon 086 4547827


Clare Youth Service Fundraiser: Clare Youth Services Flag Day is running on Saturday 30th May in Ennis Town.  Clare Youth Service is the leading provider of youth work in the County working with young people 12-25years.  As a charity Clare Youth Service relies strongly on donations and kindly appreciates your support.


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 Under 14: Ruan suffered a one point loss away to Wolfe Tones in the quarter final of the Under 14 B Championship on Friday last. An under strength Ruan side who were missing two players due to illness, put up a great performance. Leading by two points a last minute penalty was their undoing and the final score was 4-6 to 2-11. This team has played some very impressive hurling in the championship and showed great improvement with each outing. They now continue their preparations for Féile na nGael in Down next month and are busily fundraising for what will be a most memorable weekend for them. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 17/05/2015:  No’s drawn:  4, 5, 14, 16           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Tommy Keating, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Gerry McMahon, Vincent Brohan, and Chris Whelan.                

Next week’s Jackpots:   €2,550      Team:  Frank Lyons     Venue: Dalcassian.

NOTE:   Draw on Monday 25th May