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W/E 22/11/2015

posted Nov 20, 2015, 9:09 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in November

 Dysart:        Saturday 21st November 2015 at 6:30 pm     

                    Months Mind Mass for Eileen Marchildon nee Crowe  

 Anniversary Masses in December


Ruan:          Sunday 6th December at 10:00 am

                    John Cassidy        Eileen Cassidy   Michael Cassidy     Martin Cassidy      Michael Kerin            Frank Brohan         Eileen Corry     Nora Guthrie

                    Patrick Guthrie      Mary Guthrie           Terence Guthrie  

 Ruan:          Sunday 20th December at 10:00 am 

                    John Moroney                 Michael Moroney          Paul Howard       Mary Shannon             John Sheehan


         We pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Hehir Ennis, brother of Noreen Cummins, Erinagh Fountain who was buried during the week. May he rest in peace.


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

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am                                     


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €984.60    Baskets: €220.53      Candles:  €23.88     Mission Sunday:  €20.00      Priests Collection:  €120.00     November Offerings: €145.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart    Saturday at 6.30 pm                                      Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week        Edel Bluett                                        Reader this week:    Garry Shannon

Reader next week       Louise McDonnell                           Reader next week:   Liam Jones

Euch Min this week      Ita Hastings                                    Euch Min this week   Monica Cassidy

Euch Min next week:  Moira O’Loughlin                           Euch Min next week: Geraldine Crowe


Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 19th December from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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


Parish Pastoral Council Meeting:  A Parish Pastoral Council Meeting will take place in Ruan Community Centre on Monday night 30th November at 8:00 pm


Ruan Christmas Fare

Ruan Tidy Towns & graveyard maintenance group is running a much needed fund raising Christmas Fare again this year on Sunday 6th December.  We are looking for donations of the following:  Cakes & home produce, vegetables, fowl, turf, new or good 2nd hand clothes, animal fodder, farmyard equipment, books, children’s toys etc.    

Ruan village & all parish graveyards are beautifully maintained, with Ruan coming 2nd in Clare in its category in this year’s Tidy Towns competition & we are appealing for local support to help keep it that way.  Thank you


Date for your Diary:  Ruan Playschool will host a fundraising Bingo Nite in Purcell's, Ruan on Fri. 4th December at 7.30pm., and look forward to the support of the community on the night

Thought for the Week.

'Be joyful in Hope    Patient in affliction
Faithful in Prayer'
(Romans 12.12)


Extraordinary General Meeting of Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex on this Sunday night 22nd November at 7:30pm

Pope Francis has announced a Holy Year of Mercy beginning on 8 December next.  The Diocese has invited Fr Dermot Ryan, St Kieran's College Kilkenny to introduce us to the year.  He will give a talk entitled 'Pope Francis and Mercy - A worldly weakness, a Christian Strength' at St Flannan's College, Ennis on Monday 14 December at 8pm and at the Obama Plaza, Junction 23, M7, Moneygall on Tuesday, 15 December at 8pm. All welcome. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:  In response to Pope Francis call to the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Killaloe is organising a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, direct from Shannon Airport to Tel Aviv for 8 days, departing on Sunday 23rd October 2016 and returning direct to Shannon on Monday 31st October.  The cost will be €1430, half board, including all taxes, coaches and tips.  There will be 147 places available to the Diocese.  Booking forms can now be obtained from Fr. Tom Ryan Shannon 061-364133 or Fr. Brendan Quinlivan in Ennis Cathedral 065-6824043.  The form can also be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocese   A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is for many people a once in a lifetime opportunity that brings the story of the Gospel alive.  Families often sponsor or present as a gift for Christmas, anniversaries or special occasion a family member with a ticket or some financial support towards the ticket.  The last Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land was in 2008.

The Diocese of Killaloe is organising a pilgrimage to Rome during the Holy Year from 1 August to 6 August 2016. Accommodation will be at the Pontifical Irish College in the city centre. There will be an opportunity to attend a liturgy with Pope Francis and to walk through the holy doors in all four Papal Basilicas. The pilgrimage is being organised by Kieran Troy and a guide will be available through-out. The total cost per person sharing is €849. For further information Telephone 057 9355050 (mornings only) or e mail


Bereaved by Suicide:  November and the period leading up to Christmas is a difficult time for people grieving the loss of a loved one who has died by suicide. Clare Suicide Bereavement Support volunteers are available to help you.  Support and help is only a phone call away. You could phone us at one of our numbers given below and we will take it from there. We promise complete confidentiality. 086 0565373.    087 3698315.


A Gift of Solace to Yourself: Saturday 5th December 10am to 5pm. A pre-Christmas day of stillness and peace to rest and rejuvenate before the frantic festive season. Facilitated by Anne Buckley Mindfulness facilitator. Venue: The Red Gates, Killeen. €40 to include Lunch and festive treats. Contact Anne 085 8108633 or Des 0851614951



NOTICE of RUAN GAA AGM 2015 The Annual General Meeting of Ruan GAA club will take place at 7.45 pm on Wed Nov 25th in Ruan Community Centre. Club members are invited to submit nominations for club officers and executive committee members to Rúnaí - Kevin O’Regan in advance of this meeting.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/11/2015:  No’s drawn:  1, 10, 21, 26                 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Kevin Griffin Jnr, Trevor Howard, Loretta O’Connor, Michael Moroney and Tom Fitzgibbon.       

Next week’s Jackpots:   €6,450         Team:  Seán Ryan        Venue: Mortys