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W/E 29/11/2015

posted Nov 27, 2015, 6:08 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Nov 27, 2015, 6:24 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in December


Ruan:          Sunday 6th December at 10:00 am

                    John Cassidy           Eileen Cassidy             Michael Cassidy             Martin Cassidy      Michael Kerin      Frank Brohan      Joe Meaney                                                   David Heywood          Eileen Corry     Patrick Guthrie      Mary Guthrie           Terence Guthrie        Nora Guthrie


Ruan:          Sunday 20th December at 10:00 am 

                    John Moroney                 Michael Moroney          Paul Howard       Mary Shannon          John Sheehan               Alan Finn


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: €652.08     Baskets: €114.27      Candles:  €22.02       Mission Sunday:  €20.00      Priests Collection:  €140.00     November Offerings: €67.32


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart    Saturday at 6.30 pm                                      Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week        Louise McDonnell                            Reader this week:    Liam Jones

Reader next week       Maria Peoples                                   Reader next week:   Aiden Lawton

Euch Min this week      Moira O’Loughlin                         Euch Min this week   Geraldine Crowe

Euch Min next week:  Gerry Kelly                                       Euch Min next week: Teresa Cullinan


 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



Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy - 087 6666927 in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 2nd December 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. All are welcome


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


Ruan Playschool Fundraiser:  Purcell's, Ruan is the place to be on Fri. next, 4th Dec. at 7.30pm for a fundraising Bingo night for the local Playschool. As well as spot prizes for various games, there will be a raffle, with hampers, refreshments will be served and a fun night is guaranteed.

Advent Tree

During the season of Advent, we prepare ourselves to welcome Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes.

As we wait in hope, let us acknowledge and pray for those who, for one reason or another, will not be "with us" this Christmas - perhaps you know a loved one who has emigrated, someone suffering mental health problems, a hospital patient, someone suffering addiction or Alzheimer's disease ........?

People are invited to take a card from the basket, representing someone we want to keep in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Write the individual's name on it and hang it on the Advent branch. The names hanging on the Advent branch will be removed on Christmas Eve and will form part of the Offertory Procession at the Vigil Mass.

People are also invited to take a card from the box - each representing a particular gift you may wish for yourself during this season of Advent, e.g. tolerance, contentment, patience, kindness, compassion, peace, happiness, etc. and hang it on the branch. As we focus on the true gifts of Christmas, let us unite in prayer to prepare ourselves for the coming of Baby Jesus.


Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration is held every Wed. in Ruan Church from 3 to 7 pm. It starts in Dysart Church on this coming Thursday, 3rd Dec. from 10am to 1pm. The first hour has sufficient numbers so if anyone is free to come for Adoration from 11 am to 12 noon or 12 noon to 1pm, if they could contact Fr. Pat @ 0862612124 or 6827799 as soon as possible please, it would be much appreciated.


Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held at Morty Kelly’s on Sunday 13th December.  Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. followed by music and dancing. All parishioners and friends welcome.


Youth 2000 invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 18th-20th December at Newbridge College Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country.

What to expect? Good fun, excellent speakers, inspiring talks and workshops, prayer, fantastic live music, group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, A Healing Service, games, lots of time to chill out and meet new people. The weekend is being organised by young people for young people. Parental consent is essential for all those under 18. All meals are provided for and accommodation is on site! Don’t let money be an obstacle; just bring a donation and a sleeping bag. Newcomers very welcome! There will be free buses picking up from various areas throughout the country. Booking is essential. For more information on the event or to book your place, see, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or Tel: 01 6753690


Craft Fair in Crusheen on Sunday, Dec 13th and Santa Claus will also be there. A great place to get Christmas Presents, Christmas Decorations, Timber and Baking. To book a stall or for more information contact 086 403 8022

 Ruan GAA

Ruan Minor Club have put together a 2016 Calendar with photos - U6, U8, U10, U12, U13, U14; this would  be a lovely gift for Christmas. They are on sale in Ruan School, Toonagh School, from Claire McDonnell 087 0547646 and Paddy O’Halloran 087 9704291, cost €5.00 for 2 calendars.                                                                                                     This is a fundraiser for the Minor Club and your support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Lotto Results:  W/E: 22/11/2015:  No’s drawn:  11, 14, 18, 25                 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:   Michael Corey, PJ Reilly, Marie O’Connor, Vera Vaughan and Ger Lynch.                                            

Next week’s Jackpot:   €6,600         Team:  Ger Lyons        Venue: Purcells