W/E 25/12/2016

posted Dec 19, 2016, 5:17 AM by John O'Sullivan

The Burren Cycling Club
Dysart man, Conrad McCullough, an avid sportsman, was made an honorary member of The Burren Cycling Club at its annual Christmas Party last week.  He was presented with a set of An Post Cycling gear and a certificate by renowned cyclist, Sean Kelly for his participation in cycles over the past couple  of years and he was really delighted with the surprise.

Camogie Club hunts the Wren.
The local Camogie Club will continue the tradition of 'Hunting the Wren' on St. Stephen's Day, when they will bring good cheer with music and singing to parishioners, while the funds raised will help in the continuance of the Club. They will meet at Ruan N.S. and Toonagh N.S. at 12 noon and finish around 2pm (weather permitting). The organisers invite Camogie players, parents and musicians to join them.
The Club also wishes to acknowledge the support it has received over the past year and the response to their recent church gate collection. Contact Noelle 0868145482, Mary 0879135529 or Miriam 0879503962 for details on hunting the Wren.

Collection for Missionvale.
Now that building work has been nearly completed in Missionvale, South Africa, the task of Sr. Ethel Normoyle now is to maintain the services, which include school buildings, medical centre and, most importantly, the feeding of almost 1,000 people daily.
The fragile lifeline that the Care Centre throws to the inhabitants of Missionvale is totally dependent on financial support,
as Sr. Ethel says "we invite you to help us to eradicate this poverty through the resources that God has given you, your energy, your prayers, your money. You will not be parting with your security but, rather, sharing in our fruitfulness".
A church gate collection will be held before 8pm Mass on Christmas Eve in Ruan and before 10am Mass on Christmas Day in Dysart.

Toonagh Walk.
People are invited to get the New Year off to an active start after the excesses of .Christmas by taking part in the annual Toonagh Walk which will take place on Sun. 15th Jan. next. All monies raised will go to assist Seeking Vision Clare Sunset Foundation, the non profit registered charity in Clare set up to provide support and services to people who are blind or vision impaired. It also provides aids and appliances to those who need them, and information on a wide range of issues. There will be more details nearer the date of the Walk.

Recent Deaths.
The deaths have taken place of Thomas O'Sullivan, father of Pamela Vaughan, Cappanakilla; Brendan Leigh, brother of Anne Dinan, Beechgrove, Toonagh and Nelly McNamara (nee Cooney) mother of Gussie McNamara, Cloona, Dysart.

Christmas Masses.
Mass on Christmas Eve will be celebrated in Ruan Church at 8pm and Christmas Day Mass it's in Dysart at 10am.