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W/E 27/12/2015

posted Dec 28, 2015, 6:44 AM by John O'Sullivan

Ruan: Sunday 27th December at 10:00 am

First Anniversary Mass for Mary Shannon

Anniversary Masses in January 

 Ruan: Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 10:00 am

Patrick Murphy Kathleen Murphy Patsie Murphy 

Dysart: Saturday 9th January 2016 at 6:30 pm

John Joe Cullinan 

Ruan: Sunday 10th January 2016 at 10:00 am

First Anniversary Mass for Francie Cahir 

Dysart: Saturday 16th January at 6:30 pm

First Anniversary Mass for Kathleen Feighery 

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

Orla Byrt Kinnane    Tony Byrt Deceased members of the Byrt Family         Paddy Casey    Deceased Members of the Cusack Family 

† We pray for the repose of the soul of Michael (Birdie) Cassidy, Ranaghan who died on Christmas Day. May he rest in peace. 

Friday next is 1st January, New Year’s Day: 
Mass in Dysart at 9:30 am and Ruan at 8:00pm 

Weekday Masses:
Ruan: Mon, Tues, Wed and Saturday at 9:30 am. Friday 8:00 pm

Dysart: Thursday and Friday at 9:30 am              

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: €1819.80 Baskets: €235.20 Trócaire: €5.00 Ed Fund: €5.00 Mission Sunday: €15.00 Priests Benevolent Fund: €5.0 Priests Collection: €1105
November Offerings: €30.00 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart Saturday at 6.30 pm                  Ruan Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week: Aidan Hastings                Reader this week: Eileen Hannon

Reader next week: Edel Bluett                      Reader next week: James Hannon

Euch Min this week: Pat Lynch                     Euch Min this week: Pat O’Halloran

Euch Min next week: Ita Hastings              Euch Min next week: Eileen Hannon 

Next Baptism Course: Crusheen on Saturday 16th January from 11:00 am to 12 Noon.

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

Mass Card Donations: All Money received for Mass Card Donations is divided between the Foreign Missions and Faith Development in the Parish.
Please use the Mass Donation envelope provided and place it in the collection basket, at times the cost of the Mass Cards seems to be greater that the donations received.

Thought for the week
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.
It is happiness because we see joy in people.
It is forgetting self and finding time for others.
It is discarding the meaningless
And stressing the true values.
(Thomas S. Monson) 

The Justice and Peace Group are anxious to promote care of elderly people who may be living alone during the entire year, but in particular at this Christmas time. If you know of any elderly neighbour or person living in your area who may be alone or in need of some assistance during these times, we would urge you to drop in for a chat or a quick visit. The smallest of things can mean the world to someone, so, we would encourage those of us who are able to keep an eye to our elderly neighbours and friends this Christmas season.  

Third Age - Senior Help Line: ‘Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open every day of the year, including Christmas Day, from 10 am to 10 pm. Older people call because they feel lonely and want some company in their day. Callers have financial, family and health concerns. A small number are experiencing elder abuse. Some feel depressed and need support to carry on. Senior Help Line ‘s trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgmental ear to all callers. So don't be alone with your problem. Lifting the phone lessens loneliness. We are there. LoCall 1850 440 444’ 

 Toonagh Walk for Seeking Vision takes place Sun. 17th Jan 2016 @ Start & finish at Toonagh Hall 3 Routes to suit all levels of fitness Entry fee €10 Children welcome (no entry fee for children) Info. Breda 0851947763.

Parish Notes: Anyone wishing to have a news item in the Clare Champion, Ruan & Dysart Notes should contact Rose Foudy before 12 noon on Mondays 0870610212 or 

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation: Sincere thanks to everybody who purchased snowflakes or donated money to recent fundraiser we had for Jack and Jill Children's Foundation - we are delighted to let you know that we have forwarded €948 to them and as each €16 hour raised provides 1 hour of home nursing care for a Jack and Jill child you have helped provide nearly 60 hours care. Aileen Lyons and Rita Kitson. 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Anne Buckley, 8 week Programme starts Wed 20th January 10.30 am to 1 pm weekly. Venue: The Red Gates, Corofin, Contact Anne 0858108633

Family Evening with children’s entertainment in Ennis on Saturday January 2nd 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m. to mark the launch of Clare – County of Culture 2016 followed by FIREWORKS Display at 7 pm. Further information on 

Ruan GAA:

Lotto Results: W/E: 20/12/2015: No’s drawn: 7, 11, 19, 26 No Jackpot Winner:
Five lucky dips: Declan Haugh, Marie O’Connor, Pat & Sarah Lynch, Morty & Co and Martin Whelan.
Next week’s Jackpots: €7,200          Team: Ted Wynne Venue: Purcells