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W/E 19/11/2017

posted Nov 17, 2017, 12:34 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 12:48 PM ]

Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan:          Sunday 19th November 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Teresa Moloney     Moira Walsh nee Casey     Tom McMahon      Connie McMahon    John & Nancy Kirwan,     Tess Butler,      Mary & John Madigan            Gerry Liston,      Kathleen & Paddy Hynes    Teresa Moloney    Moira Walsh nee Casey  Tom McMahon   Connie McMahon     Frank Brohan      Fr. Tom Burke Dominic McCaffrey      Madge McCaffrey      Thomas Carrol      Elizabeth Carroll       Alan Woodford     Miriam Woodford   John Joe Mahoney & deceased members of the Mahoney family

Masses next Weekend
Dysart 3:00pm Saturday 25th November     Months Mind Mass for the late Frank Cantillon

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

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm


Weekly Collections:     €735.15.    Thank you very much for your contributions.

Church Gate Collection
The Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to our recent Church Gate Collection. €412.00 was collected.

Ruan and Dysart Resource Group
Have a vacancy for an office administrator. Duties will include wages, bank rec’s, revenue returns etc. Interested applicants need to be on a social welfare payment.
Training provided. Contact Senan Coughlan on 086-4475400

Imeall Boirne Cluster News  A meeting of the Imeall Boirne Cluster is being held on Wed 22nd Nov at 8pm in Tubber hall (one mile
from Tubber towards Boston) The topic of the meeting is “World Meeting of Families” with guest speaker Fr. Arnold Rosney. All welcome to attend

Lay led Liturgies   Preparation for the first Sunday of Advent meeting on Tues Nov 21st at 7.30pm in Ruan Community Hall.
All previous attendees are invited.

Thought for the Week
"Use the talents you possess, for
the woods would be very silent if
no birds sang except the best".
Henry van Dyke.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held on Sun. 3rd Dec. in Morty’s.  All are welcome for an afternoon of good

food, plenty of music and good company.

Zumba classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Thursday nights at 8.15pm. These classes were very popular last year as a fun way to keep fit and all are welcome.


Christmas Fair:  The Ruan annual Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 3rd December.  We are looking for donations of trees (standing or fallen) which we will cut up. All donations of fuel/silage/hay etc. will also be gratefully received. Contact Joe on 087 2902552 or Senan on 086 4475400


Coffee Morning/Cake Sale
On next Sunday 19th November at 10.30am we are hosting a fundraiser in  memory of Gary Baker of Carrowkeal Beg, in Ruan Community Centre.
All proceeds will go to the ILFA (Irish Lung Fibrosis Association) which supports  patients and families living with IPF (Idiomatic Pulmonary Fibrosis).

For further information contact Susan Meaney and Podge Lordan 087 4175745.

Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place on Saturday 9th December from 11am to 12noon in Ruan Church Sacristy Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes:
Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30pm rotating between all the churches within each parish as follows to year end:
November Kilnaboy19th— Tubber 26th
December Ballinruan 3rd - Dysart 10th
Rath 17th and also Boston 17th.
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised.
All forms for the above are available from the Imeall Boirne Office.
Phone No: 065 6890865. Email:


ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION To book your course in Ennis contact (065) 6824297 Book on line: The Accord Course is the approved course for couples getting married in the Killaloe Diocese.

Pope John Paul II Awards

Congratulations to the students from our parishes who are being awarded the Pope John Paul II Awards on Thurs 23rd November at Treacys West County Hotel.
Zoe Whelan Ruan - Rice College, Scott O'Donovan Ruan - St. Flannans, Padraig Casey Ruan - St. Flannans, Rachel O'Loughlin Ruan - St. Flannans
Well Done To You All

Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry
A Facebook page is now up and running to promote and connect all youth ministry groups and their everts right across the diocese. If you are a leader of or involved in a youth ministry group and would like us to share any upcoming events you may have in your area please contact Tracy Murray directly through the Facebook page “Killaloe Diocese Youth Ministry”, by email at or Tel: 0877465348

Ruan GAA:  

Ruan Minor Hurling Club will hold its AGM on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 8pm in Ruan Community Centre.

Nominations for Minor club secretary and chairperson and any motions need to be with club secretary Claire McDonagh by Friday 17th November.

All are welcome to attend.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 12/11/2017:    No’s drawn:  3, 12, 13, 19    No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Aoife O Connor, Sandra Punch, Tom Keating, Theresa Cassidy,  Kitty Crowe.     

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €3,000         Venue:  Mortys             Team:  Christy O Connor