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posted Oct 21, 2017, 3:22 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in November

Ruan:          Sunday 5th November 2017 at 10:00 am

John O’Donnell                    Deceased members of the O’Donnell Family    Deceased members of the Aherne Family

Ruan:          Saturday 18th November 2017 at 4:00 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Mary Pilkington, also remembering Vincent Pilkington

Ruan:          Sunday 19th November 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Teresa Moloney     Moira Walsh nee Casey     Tom McMahon      Connie McMahon



       Morning Mass - Monday to Thurs: Corofin and Crusheen at 7:00 am

and in Ruan and Boston at 10:00 am

Mission Ceremony every night in Ruan at 8:00 pm

School visits and visits to the sick and house bound during the week.


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: €743.97        Baskets: €124.03      Candles:  €28.17    Mission Sunday:  €30.00  Benevolent Fund:  €60    Priests Collection:  €770  

November Offerings:  €20         


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Corofin on 11th November from 11:00 am to

12 Noon.   All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation 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:       Shauna Greene                                  Reader this week:          Laura Cahir

Reader next week:     Eileen Hannon                                   Reader next week:         Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:    Sheila Lynch                                    Euch Min this week:       Pat Lynch

Euch Min next week:   Marian Lyons                                  Euch Min next week:     Matt McCormack


Readers and Eucharistic Ministers:  Lists of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are being prepared for the coming year.   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. Please give your details to Mary O’Halloran or Mary O’Donnell in Ruan or to Rose Foudy or Monica Tierney in Dysart, or contact any member or the Parish Pastoral Council or Fr. Pat

Thought for the Week.

Values are related to our emotions - just as we practice physical hygiene

to preserve our physical health, we need to observe emotional hygiene

to preserve a healthy mind and attitudes     . (Dalia Lama)

Mission Month of October 2017
:  Today is World Mission Sunday everywhere in our church.  Our church is celebrating together, praying together and also sharing what we can with young churches who consist of 40 % of the whole church. The money donated will go to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations where the church is new and will be distributed on the basis of need. We invite your prayers and generosity and thank you for your extraordinary generosity to the missions over many years


Senior Citizens Christmas Party: The annual senior citizens Christmas party will be held on Sun. 3rd Dec. in Morty’s.  All are welcome for an afternoon of good food, plenty of music and good company.


Spinning Classes to Start in Ruan:   Come along and enjoy a FREE trial class in Ruan Hall on Tuesday next 24th October, starting at 7:00 pm. everyone welcome.


Toonagh Tractor Run: Thanks to everyone who supported our recent successful tractor run. We raised in excess of €3000; your support is greatly appreciated.


Zumba classes have resumed in Toonagh Hall on Thursday nights at 8.15pm. These classes were very popular last year as a fun way to keep fit and all are welcome.


Dublin City Marathon: Shane O’Loughlin and Aidan Lawton are running the Dublin City Marathon in aid of the Clare Crusaders Clinic. All donations would be greatly appreciated


Christmas Fair:  The Ruan annual Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 3rd December.  We are looking for donations of trees (standing or fallen) which we will cut up. All donations of fuel/silage/hay etc. will also be gratefully received. Contact Joe on 087 2902552 or Senan on 086 4475400


Camogie News:  Ruan u13 Camogie team played a superb match on Saturday in the B championship Semi-Final against Kilmaley. The effort and work-rate by the Ruan Girls made sure they emerged as the deserving winners on a final score of 5:3 to 0:8.

Well done to all the girls on an excellent performance. Fantastic effort, skills and determination was shown by the girls. Ruan abú

Ruan GAA: 

Under 10s Trip to TippOn Sunday Oct 8 our Under 10s took part in a very competitive hurling tournament in Cappawhite GAA Club Co. Tipperary. We were delighted to be asked to attend and represent Clare. The boys played great hurling on the day. Ruan were unlucky not to reach the 'A' final, we were beaten a point in the 'A' semi-final and as a result qualified for the 'B' final where we defeated the host club Cappawhite.

The most important thing though was that each boy present got to play loads of hurling and everyone got game time. The focus for Ruan was on participation. We also had an Under 9 team which did very well and played against Cappawhite (Tipperary), Murroe Boher (Limerick) and Harps (Laois).

In total 27 boys played hurling for Ruan in Tipperary. 


Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/10/2017:    No’s drawn:  3, 5, 12, 22        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Walter Canny, Anthony Roughan, O’Donnell Family, William Lynch and Seanie Clohessy.     

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €2,400         Venue:  Mortys             Team:  Frank Lyons