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posted Oct 22, 2016, 9:05 AM by John O'Sullivan


Anniversary Masses in November  


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

                    Tom McMahon       Connie McMahon   Tom O’Donnell     Anne O’Donnell         Jim O’Donnell      Deceased Member of the Aherne Family


Dysart:        Friday 11th November 2016       Months Mind Mass for Bridie McDonnell


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

                    Teresa Moloney    Fr Tom Burke      Frank Brohan


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: €329.30           Baskets: €142.99          Candles:  €9.15             Mission Sunday:  €232.11    Priests Coll:  €305.00       


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Marie Slattery                 Reader this week:      Monica Tierney

Reader next week:      Ruth Crowe                     Reader next week:     Louise McDonnell

Euch Min this week:     Eileen Hannon             Euch Min this week:   Pat Lynch

Euch Min next week:   Francis Howard            Euch Min next week:  Matt McCormack         


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


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers:  Lists of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are being prepared for the coming Church Year which commences with the First Sunday of Advent 27th November 2016.   We would welcome and encourage more people, both young and older to have an active part in the celebration of the Eucharist as readers or Ministers of the Eucharist. In order to assist people to arrange a substitute, if they themselves are unavailable, it is hoped to add mobile numbers to the list.  The list would only be for distribution to Readers and Eucharistic Ministers. 

Please text your name to Monica Tierney 0876854532.


First Holy Communion 2017 will be in Ruan and Dysart on Saturday 6th May 2017


Confirmation 2017 for both schools will be in Ruan on Saturday 27th May 2017 at 11:00 am


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Thought for the Week
'For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I, in the midst of them'
(Matthew 18:20)

Mission Sunday:  The theme for Mission Sunday this year is: “Every Christian is a Missionary.” Since this year is also the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we may add: “Every Christian is a Missionary of Mercy,” for the service of mercy is central to the Church’s missionary outreach. Pope Francis says: “We need Christians who make God’s mercy and tenderness to every creature visible to people today.”


Net Ministries:  The Net Team will be in Ruan Community Centre again this Wednesday night at 7:30 to meet the teenagers from all over the Parish.  Please encourage your teenagers to come along and meet the group.


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 editor@clarechampion.ie marked 'Ruan & Dysart Notes', before 12 noon on the Monday before the issue published on Thursday of that week.

Craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wed. & Thurs. from 11am. Come and chat over a cuppa & exchange tips on knitting, crochet, decorations for Halloween & Christmas, etc. All welcome.     

Childminder Required: 3 days a week for a 7 month old baby, starting end of November. Contact 086 3472393

A Halloween themed Children's Fancy Dress Party will be held in Toonagh Hall on Fri. next 28th Oct. from 7pm-9pm. There will be a lots of creepy fun, treats and party games.  Entry is €5 with the proceeds going to Temple Street Children's Hospital. Refreshments, including home baking, will be served. All primary school children from both schools in the parish are welcome.

Halloween Disco:  Scoil Mhuire Ruan Parents Association is hosting the annual Halloween disco in Ruan Community Hall on Saturday 29th of October from 6pm to 8pm.  All primary/playschool children from the parish are welcome to attend and must be accompanied by an adult.  Fancy dress optional.  Admission €4 per child or €10 for a family.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Halloween event at Dysart O'Dea Castle on Monday 31st October from 4-6pm. €8.00 per child, €20.00 for 3 children. 

Booking essential: Breda 086 1000295    Come in costume

Ruan GAA: 

Under 15 B Championship: In the first round Ruan had a big victory over Eire Óg. In the Quarter Final on Saturday last Ruan were victorious over Killaloe played in Killaloe. This weekend Ruan play in the Under 15 B Championship semi-final v Clooney Quin.

Under 16 C Shield Final: Defeat was Ruan's lot in this final played recently in Clarecastle. Cratloe proved too strong for Ruan on the day but it must be noted that this is a very young Ruan with all players Under 15 with the exception of one player. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 16/10/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    15, 18, 22, 27.    (2)  1, 2, 5, 13.  No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Olive Bane, Meabh O’Halloran, Moira Roughan, Sean Griffin and Mason Cassidy.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €3,900

Team: Seán Ryan          Venue: Mortys


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 ruandysartparish@gmail.com    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line on the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie or on the Diocese of Killaloe website at www.killaloediocese.ie