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W/E 27/11/2016

posted Nov 25, 2016, 7:24 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in December  


Ruan:          Sunday 4th December 2016 at 10:00 am

Jimmy Casey       May Casey         Joe Meaney         David Heywood    John Cassidy   Eileen Cassidy   Michael Cassidy   Martin Cassidy     Michael Kerin   


Ruan:          Sunday 18th December 2016 at 10:00 am

Birdie Cassidy    John Moroney    Michael Moroney      Seán Moroney     John Sheehan   Patrick Guthrie   Mary Guthrie   Terence Guthrie      Nora Guthrie       Eileen Corry   Mary Shannon          Paul Howard


Ruan:          Saturday 17th December 2016 at 4:00pm     Months Mind Mass for Mary Pilkington


Remembrance Masses:

The Mass in Dysart on Sunday 4th December at 7:00 pm will be celebrated in memory of the people from the area who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Tom O’Gorman        Kitty Malone       Maura O’Connor        Mary Kelly         Birdie McDonnell.


The Mass in Ruan on Sunday 11th December at 10:00 am will be celebrated in memory of the people who have died during the past year.  Included in this are:

Birdie Cassidy      Michael Vaughan    Kevin O’Halloran    Kitty Quinn    Frank O’Halloran    Patrician Hanrahan      John Joe O’Connell            Mickey Casey          Seán Brodie       Patricia O’Halloran          Michael O’Brien         Astrid Flynn       Mary Pilkington


If there are any more names to be included please let Fr Pat know, to ensure that there will be a candle prepared, for relatives to bring to the Altar.


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: €944.26           Baskets: €275.66         Candles:  €145.08       Mission Sunday:  €90.00    Priests Collection:  €175.00      November Offering:  €235.00


Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 10th 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

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       James Hannon                Reader this week:              Laura Cahir

Reader next week:      Carmel Foley                   Reader next week:             Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:     Marian Lyons               Euch Min this week:           Gerry Kelly

Euch Min next week:   Monica Cassidy            Euch Min next week:          Tommy Kelly

Thought for the Week:


"At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart?
Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others

with God's own love and concern."       (Mother Teresa)


Imeall Boirne Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day


6:30 pm


10:00 am


6:30 pm


10:00 am


8:00 pm


10:00 am


8:00 pm


11:30 am




11:30 am


Carol Service: There will be an Advent Carol Service on December 9th in Ruan Church featuring the creative talents of the youth in the cluster, and organized by the NET Team.  There will be a practice on December 2nd from 7:30-9:00pm for anyone interested, and a rehearsal on December 8th from 7:30-9:00pm, both in the Ruan church hall. Call 085 160 6292 (the NET Team) for more information.


The NET Ministries team will be holding the Junior Amplified Youth night on Wednesday 30th of November, for youth in 1st-3rd year, in the Ruan Church hall from 7:30-9:00pm. The Senior Amplified Youth night will be the following Wednesday


Youth 2000 invites all young adults between the ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 16-18 December at Newbridge College, Co Kildare.   Full details at: 

T. 016753690. Email:

Defence Forces Mass The annual Mass for deceased members of the Defence Forces from Co Clare will take place in the Franciscan Friary Ennis on Friday next December 2nd at 7.30pm. All serving and retired members and their families are welcome.

Bingo Night for Ruan Community Childcare: Ruan Community Childcare will be holding a Fundraising Bingo Night on Saturday, 3rd December 2016 at 7pm, in Purcells Bar, Ruan.  Please keep the date free in your diaries. All are welcome. Tickets available from Playschool and at the Door on the night.  Your support would be much appreciated.  Information from Ellen 0872479429.


Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held this year on Sunday 4th Dec at 2 p.m. in Morty’s.  All are welcome for an afternoon of good food, plenty of music and good company.

Tidy Towns Christmas Fair:  The annual Tidy Towns and Graveyard Christmas Fair fundraiser will be held after 10 o’clock Mass in Ruan on Sunday 4th Dec.  We would welcome any donations of cakes, timber, turf, clothing, hay, silage, fresh farm produce as well as items for the auction and the raffle (no toys or brick-a-brac).  All monies raised will go towards the replacement, repair and maintenance of equipment.  We look forward to your support.

Ruan Gaa:  

Lotto Results:  W/E: 20/11/2016:   No’s drawn:  (1)   15, 18, 19, 25.    (2)  13, 14, 17, 21.  No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Michael Keating, May Keating, Paddy Neilan, Michael Lynch and Alfie Jones.  

Next week’s Jackpots:  (1) €10,000   (2) €4,650.     Team: Ted Wynne        Venue: Purcells