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W/E 17/04/2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 2:24 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April


Ruan:          Sunday 17th April 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Michael J Casey       Mrs Mary Casey       Deceased members of the Reddan Family    John Flanagan   Mary Flanagan,   Philomena Flanagan Bohan

                    Paudie Kelly      Vonnie Kelly         Deceased Members of the Lynch Family  Christina Mahoney        Deceased Members of the Mahoney Family


Ruan:          Friday 29th April 2016 at 7:30 pm

First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.30 am. 

                                               Dysart:     Thursday at 9:30 am

Please Note:   When there is a Funeral Mass in the parish, there will not be any 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: €1098.33          Baskets: €105.94            Candles:  €34.21         Trócaire:  €64.52      Piests Collection:  €350.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                         Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Edel Bluett                                            Reader this week:      Marie Slattery

Reader next week:     Monica Tierney                                     Reader next week:     Ruth Crowe

Euch Min this week:    Flan Lyons                                           Euch Min this week:   Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week:  Rose Foudy                                           Euch Min next week:  Eileen Hannon


Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 14th May from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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


First Holy Communion Ceremony this weekend: Ruan on Saturday 16th April and in Dysart on Sunday 17th April at 12:00 noon.


Alzheimer's Tea Day takes place all over Ireland on Thurs. May 5th.  Every day another 11 people are diagnosed with dementia and there are 48,000 people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia right now.  Every €25 raised provides an hour of Home Care, every €50 funds 5 hours at a Day Care Centre, every €200 pays for an overnight stay in Respite Care.

If there is anyone who would like to organise it in Toonagh Hall they can contact the Alzheimer Society at www.teaday.ie. or call 0870610212 for details.


Part-Time Temporary Home Helps Required FETAC Level 5 qualifications and full driving licence essential.  Panel to be created.  For application form please contact Mary Cosgrove, Home Help Manager, Clarecare Limited, Harmony Row Ennis.     Tel 065 6828178 or e-mail: m.cosgrove@clarecare.ie

On your First Holy Communion Day

Jesus said to them;

 'I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me shall not hunger,

And he who believes in me shall never thirst'
John 6:35


World Day of Prayer for Vocations: Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter or Good Shepherd Sunday is a special day for everyone in our parish and our Diocese. We celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We ask that we may be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit as we carry on the mission of Jesus, our Good Shepherd. We pray in thanksgiving to day for our Bishop, Priests, Religious and Deacons and for an increase in vocations in the Church.  May our youth listen to God’s call and be encouraged to respond generously. Anyone interested in learning more should make contact with our vocations director, Fr. Iggy McCormack on 0862777139.


Clare Burren Marathon Challenge - Sat May 28th 2016: The Burren, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
Choice of Full, Half or 10k Mini marathons. Walk - Jog - Run, both on & off road across the beautiful Burren terrain. Entry options & info
www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com phone 087 7779714.
Charity groups, individuals, runners, walkers - everyone welcome to take part.


Seinn Celebration Event:   Wednesday, 27th April 2016 - The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis at 7.30pm. The Seinn music project began in 2013 and this year there is a particular emphasis on the Year of Mercy.  Come and join second-level students and parish choirs from our diocese, as they join together to celebrate the music from the Seinn 2016 programme, as well as pieces associated with the Year of Mercy.  All are very welcome to attend what is sure to be a fantastic evening of song and celebration.


Diocesan Pastoral Plan evaluation - A mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan is currently underway, and any parishioner who wishes can participate. An evaluation questionnaire is now available on the diocesan website for completion by 18th April, 2016.


'Mobile make-up artist' available: contact Sheila Malone 087-4133172 for bookings please.


Bingo in Corofin Hall: Bingo takes place very Tuesday night at 8:30 in the newly refurbished Hall in Corofin. Please support.


Tea/Coffee Morning continues every Tuesday Morning in Ruan Community Centre at 10:00 am. All are welcome.

Fitness 4 Fun with John Conroy for both men and women, continues in Ruan Community Centre every Wednesday 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. Exercise can reduce the risk of developing some age-related diseases and disabilities. People with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular physical activity and exercise can also help people with blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking. All are welcome to come.


Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 3, 10, 14, 18       No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Meadbh & Isobel Quirke, Dermot Kelly, Veronica McMahon, Les Geraghty and Martha Fitzpatrick.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,600         Team: Flan Lyons     Venue: Purcells