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W/E 06/11/2016

posted Nov 7, 2016, 2:54 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in November  


Ruan:          Sunday 6th November 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Tom McMahon       Connie McMahon        Michael Considine     Mary Considine     John O’Donnell      Deceased Members of the O’Donnell Family

                    Deceased Member of the Aherne Family      Martin Collins     Mary Collins


Dysart:        Friday 11th November 2016 at 7:00 pm      Months Mind Mass for Bridie McDonnell


Dysart:        Sunday 13th November 2016 at 7:00 pm

                    Pat Nestor         Joe Nestor


Ruan:          Sunday 20th November 2016 at 10:00 am         

                    Teresa Moloney        Fr Tom Burke          Frank Brohan       Moira Walsh

                    John Kirwan     Nancy Kirwan      Tess Butler



Weekday Masses:         Ruan:      Monday, Tuesday at 9:30 am.           Dysart:     Wednesday at 9:30am

                                             Corofin:      Monday to Friday at 9:30 am        Crusheen:    Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am                                   

              Please Note:   If there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will be no 9:30 am  Mass in either Ruan or Dysart.


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: €1439.65           Baskets: €110.49         Candles:  €19.50            Mission Sunday:  €78.50    Priests Collection:  €733.00      

 Priests Benevolent Fund:  €10.00     November Offering:  €380.04


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Deirdre Crowe                 Reader this week:              Maria Peoples

Reader next week:      Shauna Greene                Reader next week:             Rose Foudy

Euch Min this week:     Loretta Kenny               Euch Min this week:           Rose Foudy

Euch Min next week:  Mary O’Halloran            Euch Min next week:          Ita Hastings          


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 12th November from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal course before each child is baptised


Confirmation Talk for Parents of Children in the Imeall Bóirne Parishes who are to be confirmed in 2017 will take place in Ruan Community Centre on Tuesday 15th November from 8:00 to 9:30pm


Enrolment Mass for Confirmation Children in the Imeall Bóirne Parishes will be held on Friday 25th November in Ruan Community Centre at 7:00 pm


Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th November 2016 at 8:00 pm in Ruan Community Hall.


Thought for the Week:

Holy Spirit, make my heart open to the word of God,
Make my heart open to goodness,
Make my heart open to the beauty of God every day.     (Pope Francis)


Matt Talbot Novena – Shannon: The annual Matt Talbot Novena praying for all suffering or sharing in the life of addictions continues this Tuesday evening November 8th, at 7pm in SS. John & Paul Church Shannon. This week’s preacher is Rev. Vincent Stapleton CC, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Petitions /Prayers of Thanksgiving can be left at the shrine or sent securely to the special online email available on The novena can also be viewed live each week on Shannon Parish webcam. 

Holy Year of Mercy: A liturgy to mark the end of the Holy Year of Mercy will take place in the Cathedral, Ennis on Sunday, 20 November at 3.30pm. Bishop Fintan Monahan will preside and the reflection will be given by Fr Liam Lawton. All welcome.

University Maternity Hospital Limerick holds its annual remembrance service at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick, on Sunday, November 13th (3pm).  We invite parents who have experienced the death of their baby/pregnancy loss at any stage, together with their family, friends and hospital staff to this service.

Clare Champion Notes: Anyone who has items for the Ruan & Dysart Notes in the Clare Champion may either leave the note in to the Clare Champion office or email it to marked 'Ruan & Dysart Notes', before 12 noon on the Monday before the issue published on Thursday of that week.

Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm. Cost €5. John who is the founder of Fitness4Fun is an experienced and qualified fitness coach for older adult fitness. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come


Ruan Camogie: Ruan camogie club AGM on Wednesday 9th November 2016 at 830 in Toonagh hall; all members, players, parents are invited to attend.     Mary Hickey Club Secretary 


Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 30/10/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    9, 10, 17, 20.    (2)  10, 12, 18, 20.  No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Michael Noonan, May Whelan, Tom Roughan, Cian Heffernan and Adrian Cassidy.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €4,200

Team: Christy O’Connor          Venue: Mortys

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    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line on the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at or on the Diocese of Killaloe website at