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W/E 24/04/2016

posted Apr 24, 2016, 3:14 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

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

                    First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan


Anniversary Masses in May


Ruan:          Sunday 1st May 2016 at 10.00 am

                    Caoimhe Lynch


Ruan:          Monday 2nd May 2016 at 11:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Eileen Moroney, also remembering Simon Moroney


Dysart:        Saturday 7th May 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Danny Griffin      Agnes Griffin        Nora O’Neill    Cathy O’Neill    Sr Cecelia O’Neill       Mary O’Neill        O’Donoghue Family Drummina          O’Donoghue Family Kinvara          O’Donoghue Family Cree     Michael O’Donoghue Cooraclare     Burns Family Nooan   


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Tuesday and Saturday at 9:30 am.  Friday at 7:30 pm. 

                                              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: €755.35 Baskets: €255.42 Candles: €12.73 Trócaire: €1.50 Priests Collection: €255.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Monica Tierney               Reader this week:      Ruth Crowe

Reader next week:     Louise McDonnell           Reader next week:     Rachel O’Loughlin

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

Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings                    Euch Min next week:  Francis Howard


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.


Confirmation:  Confirmation will take place on Saturday 14th May in Dysart at 10:00 am and in Ruan at 12 Noon.


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


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

Thought for the Week  
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself
And know that everything in this life has a purpose"
(Elisabeth Kubler Ross)


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.


Clothes Collection: A clothes collection will be held in Toonagh Hall on Thurs. 5th May. Members of the Parents Association will be on hand from 9-10am, 1.45-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm to take bags from people and should anyone need bags collected, they will also collect them from their homes. Monies raised go towards school supplies.


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.


Clare Parkinson’s Support Group meets at Carrigoran Health & Wellness Centre, Newmarket-on-Fergus at 10.00 am on the last Friday of the month. These informal meetings provide a chance for people to talk and discuss worries and experiences.  Normally the meeting includes a presentation by a guest speaker, such as a healthcare professional or complementary therapist. Activities that assist people living with Parkinson's such as Yoga, Dance, Occupational Therapy or Tai Chi generally form part of the get together - and there is the social aspect with time to enjoy a coffee or tea and a home baked scone! The next Clare Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is on Friday 29th April. For further information contact 087 415 8430


Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th May at 2:00 p.m.  
Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist


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.


'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.

Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results:  W/E: 17/04/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 6, 8, 26           No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: O’Donnell Family, Jack O’Halloran, Gerard Keating, O’Connor Family and Anne Lough.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,750         Team: Frank Lyons     Venue: Mortys