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W/E 17/08/2014

posted Aug 15, 2014, 7:57 AM by John O'Sullivan

Mass Of Anniversaries In August

Ruan:          Sunday 17th August at 10.00 am   

                    Joe O’Donoghue    Maureen O’Donoghue   Mary Finn     Michael Finn    Margaret Cullinan      Morty Cullinan      Pakie Cullinan                               Stephen O’Sullivan       Maura Daffy


Ruan:                      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am     


WEEKLY COLLECTIONS:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €515.40         Baskets: €146.19        Lourdes Invalid Collection: €2.00         Peters Pence:  €2.00          Priests Collection:  €36.00

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:         Laura Neylon

Reader next week:      Emily Mulqueen                  Reader next week:       Garry Shannon

Euch Min this week: Michael Lynch                        Euch Min this week:     Caroline Meaney

Euch Min next week:   Gerry Kelly                          Euch Min next week:    Siobhan Le Cathelinai 

Next Baptism Course Saturday 20th September from 11.00 am to 12 Noon

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Ivy Miriam Harkin daughter of Sarah and Conor who was baptised recently.

Aware Depression Support Group meets: Ennis – Tuesdays at 8pm, Day Hospital Gort Road.    Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary

Ruan Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank all who contributed so generously to our Church Gate Collection in Ruan and Dysart last weekend.  Total collected was €431.90

Ennis Padre Pio Trip to Rome, Montecassino, Frascati and San Giovanni, Papal Audience with Pope Francis.  October 1st-8th, 2014; €959 pps taxes incl, led by Mary O’Sullivan.  Padre Pio’s body will be on view in the New Chapel. Spiritual Director:                                 Fr. Tom Hogan 087 1247669.

Permanent Diaconate: Bishop Kieran O'Reilly has issued a Pastoral letter on the Permanent Diaconate. He is inviting men who are engaged in pastoral leadership in the diocese and believe that the Lord is calling them to the ministry of the permanent diaconate to present themselves to the Diocese and so begin a process of discernment. Copies of the Letter are available at Church doors or on the diocesan website

Trócaire thanks you most sincerely for your generosity in supporting the organisation's work with people affected by conflict in the Middle East. Trócaire echoes the call of Pope Francis for your prayer for Christians and all other populations that are suffering at the present time, and for dialogue and reconciliation as the basis for peace. We remember especially people affected by conflict in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.

Thought for the week 

Sense of humour; God’s great gift,

Causes spirits to uplift, helps to make our bodies mend;

Lightens burdens; cheers a friend; tickles children;

Elders grin at this warmth that glows within;

Surely in the great hereafter Heaven must be full of laughter!        (Anon.)


Corofin Dramatic Society: present 3 one act plays in Teach Ceoil on Tuesdays and Fridays for the month of August – Cross Fire, Murder by Midnight and Melody. 8.00 pm sharp. Admission €10

Notes in Clare Champion:  Deadline for Ruan/Dysart Notes in Clare Champion is 12 noon on Mondays.  Anyone with news items for this should contact or tel. Rose at 6837466 or 0870610212.

Looking for accommodation in Cork?  A new residence convenient to UCC and Cork City centre is opening its doors this September to young women who are seeking to live in a supportively Catholic environment.  For more information:

Care of the Older Person:  Anyone interested in partaking in the following course - Care of the Older Person Module as part of Fetac Level 5 Award, can contact Bridget on 087 6957535. Course is vital for carers wishing to work in Homecare/HSE/Hospital Settings etc. Course numbers are limited.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the West County Hotel, Ennis, on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th August, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.and also Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st August, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Bereaved by Suicide:  Are you finding it difficult to cope with a death by suicide of a family member, relative or friend? It may help to talk to a Clare Suicide Bereavement Support  (Clare S.B.S.)  volunteer.  We offer confidential and free support to people who have experienced a death by suicide.  Please phone or text. - 086 0565373 or 087 3698315;

Lourdes Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage:  The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Shannon Airport on Tuesday 7th October returning on Sunday 12th October. The cost this year is €657 pps with a €10 discount for online booking. Booking forms may be obtained from J.W.T.143 Lower Baggott St. Dublin 2. Tel. 01 2410810 or

Ruan GAA

Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/08/2104:  No’s drawn:  1, 5, 15, 21         Winner:   Ralph Morgan        

Next week’s Jackpots:   €3,000         Team:  Seán Ryan            Venue: Dalcassian


Calling to Fr. O’Neill:  If anyone is calling to Fr. O’Neill at the Parochial House, please ring his mobile phone 086 2612124 beforehand to ensure that he will be there to meet you.

Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on the Wednesday of each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email