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W/E 31/05/2015

posted May 31, 2015, 8:19 AM by John O'Sullivan
Anniversary Masses:

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

                    Sr Grace O’Brien      Deceased members of the O’Brien Family


           We pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Lynch nee Hanrahan, formerly of Drumcavan, who died recently.  May she rest in peace.


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

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: 459.70                  Baskets: €223.24                 Candles: €111.82          Education Fund:  €5.00      Priests Collection:  €120.00        


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:         Maria Peoples                            Reader this week:       Garry Shannon

Reader next week:        Rose Foudy                                Reader next week:      Liam Jones

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

Euch Min next week:     Gerry Kelly                               Euch Min next week:   Mary O’Halloran


Priests Collection will be taken up next weekend


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


Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 5th July 2015, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Led by Rev. Des Hillary.   Ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.  For bus transport please contact: Glynns Coaches, Ennis 0656828234


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  The Diocese has been allocated extra capacity to bring pilgrims who are sick or need assistance to Lourdes in the Diocesan pilgrimage on 26th June to 1st July. This is an ideal opportunity for people who have never had the opportunity where all your medical and caring needs will be looked after while in Lourdes.  A special price of €575 is available for this section and a medical form needs to be completed. Details can be got from Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director for the Diocese on (061) 364133.

Thought for the week

May your life become one of glad and unending praise
to the Lord as you journey through this world,
and in the world that is to come.     (Teresa of Avila)


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:


ACCORD COUNSELLING Services:  Are you experiencing difficulties in your Marriage / Relationship?  Accord Counsellors offer couples and individuals a safe, professional, inexpensive counselling service.   To book an appointment with a Counsellor, contact ACCORD ENNIS in complete confidence. Tel: (065) 6824297.


The Alzheimer Society Clare Branch:  The Alzheimer Society's Dementia Specific Day Care Centre in Ennis, currently has client vacancies.  Accepts clients from all over Co Clare.  Meaningful activity programme tailored towards clients, interests, experiences and personalities.  Bus service available were possible.  Meals provided.  Cost 7 Euro per day.  Queries in relation to Daycare Services contact Linda Murphy 0879152151.  Queries in relation to Home Care Services contact Clare Office 065 6868621


Ruan N.S. Fun Run: takes place on this Thursday June 4th @ 7pm. Participants can walk or run the 6km. There is a shorter course (2km) for younger children. All monies raised will go towards extending and resurfacing the school yard. Your support over past years has been tremendous with over 600 taking part. Entry Fee: Individual €10. Family €20. You can pre-register by contacting the school. Refreshments will be served afterwards 


Clare Champion: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes, should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays - 0870610212 or


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


Ruan GAA:  
Executive Meeting Ruan GAA Club: An executive meeting of Ruan GAA club will take place on Tuesday 2nd June at 9pm in Ruan Community Centre.


Lotto Results:  W/E: 24/05/2015:  No’s drawn:  4, 6, 12, 18           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Catherine Taaffe, James Marrinan, Nonie Hichey, Bernie Harten and Molly Parnell                 
Next week’s Jackpots:   €2,700      Team:  Ted Wynne     Venue: Purcells.


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you.


Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email