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W/E 24/08/2014

posted Aug 22, 2014, 6:48 AM by John O'Sullivan


Ruan:                      Monday, Tuesday at 9.30 am

Dysart:                    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am     

WEEKLY COLLECTIONS    Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €692.00         Baskets: €274.59           Candles:  €21.44          Peters Pence:  €10.00

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                           Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Emily Mulqueen                   Reader this week:         Garry Shannon

Reader next week:      Maria Peoples                      Reader next week:        Liam Jones

Euch Min this week:    Gerry Kelly                          Euch Min this week:      Siobhan Le Cathelinais

Euch Min next week:   Frank Custy                         Euch Min next week:     Mary Tierney

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

KDYC – Invitation:  The Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council would like to invite all young people along with their families, friends, teachers and priests to our first youth mission taking place across the diocese from 25th to 28th September. The following venues and speakers have been confirmed:

Thursday 25th, 7 pm, St. Flannan's College Chapel, Speaker Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh RIP.  Friday 26th, 7 pm, Templederry Parish Church, Speaker Ger Hanley.

Saturday 27th, 3 pm, Kilrush Parish Church, speaker, Joanne O' Riordan - No Limbs No Limits

Sunday 28th, 3 pm, Holy Island, Mountshannon, music by Elation Ministries.

This is a really big venture for the youth of our diocese and we would welcome everybody to come along to any or all of the sessions. More information about transport etc will follow.

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

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.

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

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

Thought for the Week.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognise;

a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes ...

(Thich Nhat Hanh - Vietnamese monk, b. 1926)

Cahercalla Hospice Thanks to those who collected, and those who donated, to the Church Gate collection last weekend for Cahercalla Hospice outside both churches - €122.12 (Dysart) and €319.03 (Ruan) - and these funds will go directly to support 24 hour care, providing comfort, dignity and a better quality of life for terminally ill patients, and emotional support for their families.

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.

St Flannan’s College Ennis Offers a Dedicated Repeat Leaving Certificate Programme:  Application forms can be obtained from the school office or by contacting the course director (Fr. Ignatius McCormack) at 065-6828019.  Closing date for applications is the 25th of august

The Priory Institute: Bringing Theology Home. Don’t just go to Church: Be the Church!. Get ready by studying theology from home or in class.  Application deadline is 22nd September 2014. Phone (01) 4048124. Email: Web:

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:

The Farmyard Corofin Evening Classes: Beginners Pilates Starting Monday 15th Sep
Improver Pilates Starting Tuesday 16th of Sep.  Boot Camp Starting Thursday 18th of Sep
Contact 0877413618 or for more details

Kilfenora Céilí Band playing in Clarecastle Church this Sunday at 8.30 pm - 175th Anniv.  

Tickets €15.   Proceeds to Clarecastle and Ballyea Heritage Group

Ruan GAA

There will be an executive meeting of Ruan GAA on Monday Aug 25th @ 9 pm in Ruan Community Centre    

Lotto Results:  W/E: 17/08/2104:  No’s drawn:  6, 10, 17, 23        No Jackpot Winner:  

Five lucky dips:    Michael O’Leary, Seán O’Sullivan, Barry & Maeve Heagney, Nellie Kelly Lucas and Frank O’Halloran.   

Next week’s Jackpots:   €3150         Team:  Ger Lyons            Venue: Purcells



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