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W/E 28/05/2017

posted May 26, 2017, 12:09 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in June


Ruan:          Sunday 4th June 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Tess Brohan    Katie Moriarty           Kitty Purcell      PJ Purcell              Francis O’Halloran        Caroline O’Halloran


Dysart:        Sunday 11th June 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Patricia Hanrahan


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


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.   Wednesday at 8:00 pm

                                         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: €499.50       Baskets: €71.17         Candles:  €17.33       Education Fund:  €43.00


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:       Garry Shannon                                 Reader this week:          Aidan Hastings

Reader next week:     Liam Jones                                         Reader next week:         Maria Peoples

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

Euch Min next week:   Francis Howard                              Euch Min next week:      Sinead Noonan


Lay Led Liturgies:  There will be a meeting with Maureen Kelly, Pastoral worker re: Lay Led Liturgies in Ruan Community Centre on Thursday 8th June 2017 at 8:00 pm.


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.

Thought for the Week

"Confirmation strengthens us to defend the faith and

to spread the Gospel courageously."          (Pope Francis)


Safeguarding: We recognise all the good work with children and young people going on in our parish and thank all the volunteers that give their time and commitment in this work.  We all have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.


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


Date for your Diary: Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Climb Saturday 15th July departing at 8am from St. Patricks Hall. Cost €25. (Limited Places)  

To Book please email:


Clarecare Collection will take place on the week-end of 10th/11th June.  See letter from Clarecare on the notice board.

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 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 )

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, 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 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.


Tickets for Munster hurling game via Limerick will be distributed to clubs on Monday. If you require tickets give details to Flan @ 0851742503 by Sunday.


Lotto Results:  W/E: 21/05/2017:    No’s drawn:  3, 8, 25, 26             No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Tegan Foudy, Teena Meere, O’Connor Grandchildren, Chloe Howard and Michael O’Regan.       

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €8,550         Team:  Ger Lyons