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W/E 06/08/2017

posted Aug 4, 2017, 1:38 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in August


Ruan:          Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Maureen O’Donoghue     Joe O’Donoghue      Carmel Carey      Frank Howard         Michael Finn        Mary Finn         Stephen O’Sullivan


Dysart:        Sunday 13th August 2017 at 7:00 pm  

                    Bridget Gleeson         Mick Gleeson         Ellen Gleeson   Rita Crowe        Paddy Hynes   Kitty Kelly      Morty Kelly   Nora Kelly                  

                        Deceased Members of the Kelly Family Deceased Members of the Mulqueen Family

Ruan:          Sunday 27th August 2017 at 10:00 am

                    First Anniversary Mass for Seán Brodie


   We pray for the repose of the soul of Christine Coughlan, Ennis, sister of Mary Griffin, Ruan, who died recently.  May she rest in peace.


Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Tuesday at 9:30 am.     Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am


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: €589.37        Baskets: €68.27       Candles:  €17.32     Peters Pence:  €20.00        Lourdes Invalid Fund:  €30.00      Priests Coll: 120.00                                         Trócaire East Africa:  €50.00


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 19th August 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:       James Hannon                                  Reader this week:          Maria Peoples

Reader next week:     Carmel Foley                                      Reader next week:         Rose Foudy

Reader 15th Aug:         Emer O’Halloran                              Reader 15th Aug:             Matt McCormack

Euch Min this week:    Carrie Droney                                  Euch Min this week:       Edel Bluett

Euch Min next week:   Mary O’Brien                                   Euch Min next week:      Sinead Noonan

Euch Min 15tth Aug:    Caroline Meaney                            Euch Min 15th Aug:         Pat Lynch


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 2017. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more info and to book online, see or Tel: 01 6753690.


World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMOF2018):  The Diocese of Killaloe is now on twitter.  For all diocesan news and events, WMOF2018, tweets from Bishop Fintan, and parish events please follow @KillaloeDiocese.

Thought for the Week

"You're only here for a short visit.  Don't hurry.  Don't worry,

And be sure to smell the flowers along the way"

Walter C Hagen.


Secretary for Imeall Boirne Parishes

Advertising shorty for this position of a full time fixed term Secretary for the Cluster in the local media.

Anybody interested can contact any of the priests of Imeall Boirne for further information.


Praying with Scripture weekend will take place from Oct 13th - 15th in Knock. The venue is Knock House Hotel and the speakers are Fr. Seamus O Connell and Dr. Jessie Rogers (lecturers in Scripture at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth). Early booking is advised.  

Contact Knock House Hotel (094 9388088) to book a place. For any queries please contact Josephine Kearney, 0868810889


Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes leaves Shannon Airport on Sunday 1st October for five days, returning Friday 6th October.  €667 for flight and full board accommodation with three meals a day.  Limited availability and early booking advisable.  €10 discount for online booking to  Booking forms also available from Fr Tom Ryan Pilgrimage Director Shannon (061) - 364133.


Aware is a national organisation providing a range of free support services to individuals, families and communities concerned about depression. The demand for our services are continuing to grow and we are now recruiting volunteers to meet this demand.  No previous volunteering is required.  Full training will be provided. See or contact 01- 6617211.


Older Person’s Award:  In each parish there are people who give outstanding service to the community but sometimes get little recognition for it.   The Clare Older Person’s Forum is an alliance of organisations that work with older people in the community; they have launched an annual Clare Older Person of the Year award scheme, and are asking groups in each parish to nominate a local person – aged over 55 years – as suitable for the Award.  Closing date is 22nd August 2017.  Nomination forms and further details available from The Clare Older People’s Council, c/o CLDC, Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis. Email Tel. (065) 6866800



Summer Camp: Ruan Hurling & Camogie Clubs are holding their own Summer Camp from August 22-25. The camp is for Primary School children and promises to be a great week of fun, hurling, camogie and a great way to finish off the summer holidays.

Last year over 100 boys and girls attended and we're hoping for similar numbers this summer.

Under 16 B Championship: Ruan have made a good start to this championship with victories over Eire Og and Wolfe Tones and one defeat to Clooney/Quin. Two more group matches remain and details of the fixtures can be found in the local papers, on Ruan GAA Facebook and on Ruan GAA or Clare Underage GAA Twitter. Please support these young hurlers. Gearóid Roughan PRO

Lotto Results:  W/E: 30/07/2017:    No’s drawn:  6, 8, 11, 22          No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips:  Rebecca Moloney, Cyril Lyons, Megan Molloy, Anne Crowe and Ger Lyons.

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €10,000         Team:  Ted Wynne.