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W/E 02/10/2016

posted Sep 30, 2016, 9:02 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in October  


Ruan:          Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 10:00 am

Alan Woodford       Miriam Woodford       Domonic McCaffrey      Madge McCaffrey   Tom Carroll    Elizabeth Carroll       Brian Burgess      Patrick O’Halloran       Jack Galvin       Mary Galvin     Tom Vaughan      Johnny McNamara    Mary McNamara     Donal O’Brien   Cecelia O’Brien  Deceased Members of the O’Brien Family, Thornville     Deceased Members of the Hehir Family, Lisduff and Nuankeogh


Ruan:          Friday 7th October 2016 at 7:00 pm           Months Mind Mass for Seán Brodie


Ruan:          Sunday 9th October 2016 at 10:00 am       Months Mind Mass for Patricia O’Halloran


Dysart:       Sunday 9th October 2016 at 7:00 pm         McMahon Family


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: €830.00        Baskets: €73.00       Priests Coll:  €285.00     Priests Benevolent Fund:  €92.00  



Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

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

Reader this week:       Liam Jones                      Reader this week:      Frances Browne

Reader next week:     Aidan Lawton                  Reader next week:     Laura Cahir

Euch Min this week:     Mary O’Halloran         Euch Min this week:   Tommy Kelly 

Euch Min next week:   Sheila Lynch                 Euch Min next week:   Edel Bluett  


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 15th October from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Cora Mullins, Daughter of Margaret-Ann and Seán and Tómas Christopher O’Connor, Son of Niall and Gillian who were baptised recently.


Net Ministers:  The 5 Net Ministers have arrived in our Parishes; they will be working with our youth (teenagers) for the next 2 years. We would ask that each family with teenagers would invite 2 or 3 of the Net Ministers to supper some evening so as to give an opportunity for the Net Ministers to meet with our Young People. Please give your details to Fr Pat 086 2612124 so that arrangements can be made.

There will be a meeting with the Net Ministries Team in Ruan Community Centre on Thursday next 6th October at 8 pm. 

Anyone interested in being involved with the organisational work would be most welcome.


Cluster Meeting of the Imeall Bóirne Parishes on Thurs 13th Oct in Ruan Comm. Centre at 8 pm


Thought for the Week
'Every day is a bank account, time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor,

 we've got 24 hours each'.   (Christopher Rice)


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.  If you are willing to allow your number to appear on the list

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


Matt Talbot Novena: The annual Matt Talbot Novena praying for all suffering or sharing in the life of addictions begins this Tuesday evening October 4th, at 7pm in SS. John & Paul Church Shannon.

Petitions /Prayers of Thanksgiving can be left at the shrine or sent securely to the special online email available on www.shannonparish.ie. The novena can also be viewed live each week on Shannon Parish webcam. This week’s preacher will be Fr Damian Nolan Corofin.

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society wish to thank most sincerely all who supported their recent church gate collection. Total money collected was €520 approx. Your wonderful generosity is much appreciated.

Tractor Run for Toonagh Hall: The committee wishes to thank Nora & James for the use of Teach Spraoi for parking on the day of the Tractor Run.

Craft Morning in Toonagh Hall: The very popular craft mornings make a welcome return to the kitchen in Toonagh hall on Thursdays, starting on Thurs. next 6th Oct. at 11am, where people who crochet, knit, embroider will share their skills with those who would like to learn. If anyone is interested in anything else, they are welcome to turn up on Thursday for a chat and a cuppa.

Shane O Loughlin and Aidan Lawton are running in the Dublin city marathon in aid of the Clare crusaders any donations would be greatly appreciated

Ruan GAA:

Under 13 Winners: Ruan had a great win in the Under 13C Championship final against Cratloe played in very testing conditions in Clarecastle on Saturday last. Ruan's ability to score long range points was the difference in this close match. Three excellent long range points in the final quarter from Alan Woodford, Ryan Power and Jack McDonagh saw Ruan win on a score line of 0-11 to 2-4.

Afterwards the cup was presented to captain Jack McDonagh and the panel and mentors were treated to a meal in the Grove. Ruan were without injured key player Darragh McInerney and Jack McDonagh acknowledged Darragh in his acceptance speech who was an important part of the panel on Saturday. 

Ruan lineout: Kealan Mounsey, Conor Foley, Jason Power, Daire Corey, Jamie Neilan, Darren Punch, Ryan Power, Jack McDonagh, Michael Barry, Alan Woodford, Tom O’Halloran, Thomas O’Halloran, Jamie Moore   Subs: Joey Lyons, Joshua Corey, David Droney, Dean Meaney, Frankie Lyons and Darragh McInerney (injured)

A general meeting of the Ruan Hurling club for all club members will take place on Sunday October 9th at 12 noon at Ruan School.

The meeting will discuss the proposed development of a stand at the hurling pitch.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 25/09/2016:      No’s drawn:  (1)    6, 7, 21, 24.    (2)  6, 14, 18, 26 No Jackpot Winners

Five lucky dips: Roger Carey, Jonathan Brohan, Caroline Meaney, May Keating and Leon Quirke.   

Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000   (2) €3,450

Team: Flan Lyons          Venue: Purcells