March


W/E 25/03/2018

posted Mar 24, 2018, 6:00 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 25, 2018, 4:05 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
 Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:


Priests Contact Numbers:

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.  Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 /085 1443021. 

   

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


Masses this Weekend
Ruan: 24th 5:00 pm   Mary Griffin (Months Minds)

Rest In Peace
Today we remember Peter Fox who was laid to rest during the week. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend
Ruan - 9:00 pm Sat Easter Vigil/Anniversary Masses:- Sabina Hayes and deceased members of the Hayes family  Mary Meaney,  Christy Meaney          Paudie Kelly,  Vonnie Kelly

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm



Holy Week in The Cluster:
Holy Thursday :- Corofin - 8:00 pm,   Ruan - 8:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm
Good Friday:- Corofin - 12 noon Outdoor Stations (Newtown),   Tubber -12 noon Stations of the Cross,    Corofin - 3:00 pm
Dysart - 3:00 pm,  Boston - 7:00 pm,   Crusheen - 5:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Easter Saturday:-  Corofin - 11:00 am Morning Prayer,   Rath - 7:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Tubber - 8:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Ruan - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil
Crusheen - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil, 
Easter Sunday:- Dysart - 6:00 am Dawn Mass (Graveyard), Dysart - 10:00 am,  Kilnaboy - 10:00 am,  Boston - 10:00 am
Corofin - 11:30 am,   Ballinruan - 11:30 am Family Mass


Weekly Collections:   


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                  Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Shauna Greene                               Reader this week:  Edel Bluett

Reader next week:    Emer O Halloran                          Reader next week:  Rose Foudy

Euch Min this week:    John O Sullivan                         Euch Min this week:    Moira O Loughlin

Euch Min next week:    Loretta Kenny                           Euch Min next week:  Tommy Kelly

                        

                        

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

When I stand before God at the end of
my life, I would hope that I would not
have a single bit of talent left and
could say “I used everything You gave
me” ‘ (Emma Bombeck)



Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30 noon rotating between all the churches within
each parish as follows:
March in Tubber on 25th

April 2018 in Ballinruan 1st.   Dysart 8th.    Corofin 15th.   Boston 22nd


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Ruan on 14th April from 11 am to 12 noon.
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Ruan Parish Pastoral Council are holding their monthly meeting tomorrow night Mon 26th March at 8:00 pm in Ruan Community Centre.


IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER Over 55's Exercise Classes
A combination of standing and seated exercises focusing on bone strength, flexibility and mobility of all joints, balance and endurance. € 5.00 per class.
Every Wednesday as follows:   Ruan Community Centre at 1.15pm


Aged 16-35? Looking for a place to share and grow in faith? Youth 2000 prayer meeting, Fridays, Poor Clare’s Oratory Ennis at 7:00pm
Join us for adoration, music, reflection, chats and tea. All welcome.


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297.
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.  Cost of Course is €170.00

Toonagh Craft Mornings
The craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, hints/tips on knitting, crochet and enjoy a “cuppa” with friends.


The Annual Tractor Run Fundraiser for Ruan Tidy Towns and Graveyards maintenance will be held on Easter Sunday. Registration will be at Morty’s at
11.15 am. Senior Run will commence at 12.15 with kiddies run at 12 noon. Please Support!


Cute As A Button—Arts & Crafts for Kids
In Toonagh Hall on Sat morning from 9:15am to 10:45am, pay as you go classes for children aged 4 to 12 years. €10 per child or €15 for two siblings. For more info call Pamela Vaughan 0876224698 or Aisling Hurley 0863751807.


Date for the Diary.
The local Apostolic Works Society are working towards their annual display of works which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on April 15th. Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel in memory of someone they wish to commemorate, or on their own, or their family’s account may contact Eileen Roughan,
Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon.


Local History Group Meetings are held in Morty Kelly’s on Tue evenings at 8:30p.m. All welcome!


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €5,300   Numbers Drawn 01, 07, 23, 27.

€40 Winners: Les Geraghty,  Sharon Masterson,  Leona Cassidy,  Cliona O Halloran,  Noel Lyons

Next Weeks Lotto:   €5,400 in Mortys’-   Christy O Connor's Team.


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W/E 18/03/2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 3:38 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 3:55 PM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
 Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 /085 1443021. 


Priests Contact Numbers:

Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.      Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:


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


Masses this Weekend
Ruan: St Patrick's Day 17th: Mass 10 a.m.
Ruan: Sunday 18th  10a.m. Mass of Anniversaries. Tom Crowe (Ballyogan) and deceased family members,  Sabina Hayes and deceased family members,
Sarah Courtney,   Christy Courtney, Bridget Courtney,   Michael and Mary Tierney,  James Fogarty, Mona Fogarty
Dysart: Sunday 18th 7:00pm   Mass for the People
“Do this in Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Rest in Peace
Today we remember John O’Sullivan, Fountain who was buried last Sunday. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Masses next Weekend
Ruan Sat 24th 5:00 pm:-  Mary Griffin (Months Minds)

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm



Holy Week in The Cluster:
Holy Thursday :- Corofin - 8:00 pm,   Ruan - 8:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm
Good Friday:- Corofin - 12 noon Outdoor Stations (Newtown),   Tubber -12 noon Stations of the Cross,    Corofin - 3:00 pm
Dysart - 3:00 pm,  Boston - 7:00 pm,   Crusheen - 5:00 pm,   Crusheen - 8:00 pm Stations of the Cross
Easter Saturday:-  Corofin - 11:00 am Morning Prayer,   Rath - 7:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Tubber - 8:00 pm Easter Vigil,   Ruan - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil
Crusheen - 9:00 pm Easter Vigil, 
Easter Sunday:- Dysart - 6:00 am Dawn Mass (Graveyard), Dysart - 10:00 am,  Kilnaboy - 10:00 am,  Boston - 10:00 am
Corofin - 11:30 am,   Ballinruan - 11:30 am Family Mass


Weekly Collections:   PDF €964.70

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                  Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Shane Punch                                    Reader this week:  Francis Browne

Reader next week:   Shauna Greene                                Reader next week:  Edel Bluett

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

Euch Min next week:    John O Sullivan                         Euch Min next week:  Moira O Loughlin

                        

                        

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

“You cannot do a kindness too
soon, for you never know how
soon it will be too late.” (Ralph
Waldo Emerson)



Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30 noon rotating between all the churches within
each parish as follows:
March in Ruan  on 11th.  Rath on 18th,  Tubber on 25th

April 2018 in Ballinruan 1st.   Dysart 8th.    Corofin 15th.   Boston 22nd


Next Baptism Preparation Meeting will take place in Ruan on 14th April from 11 am to 12 noon.
All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER Over 55's Exercise Classes
A combination of standing and seated exercises focusing on bone strength, flexibility and mobility of all joints, balance and endurance. € 5.00 per class.
Every Wednesday as follows:   Ruan Community Centre at 1.15pm


Aged 16-35? Looking for a place to share and grow in faith? Youth 2000 prayer meeting, Fridays, Poor Clare’s Oratory Ennis at 7:00pm
Join us for adoration, music, reflection, chats and tea. All welcome.


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297.
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.  Cost of Course is €170.00

Toonagh Craft Mornings
The craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, hints/tips on knitting, crochet and enjoy a “cuppa” with friends.


The Annual Tractor Run Fundraiser for Ruan Tidy Towns and Graveyards maintenance will be held on Easter Sunday. Registration will be at Morty’s at
11.15 am. Senior Run will commence at 12.15 with kiddies run at 12 noon. Please Support!


Cute As A Button—Arts & Crafts for Kids
In Toonagh Hall on Sat morning from 9:15am to 10:45am, pay as you go classes for children aged 4 to 12 years. €10 per child or €15 for two siblings. For more info call Pamela Vaughan 0876224698 or Aisling Hurley 0863751807.


Date for the Diary.
It’s been a number of years since a “Friends of Toonagh” Concert was held in Toonagh Hall, so Saturday March 24 next, local musicians, singers and dancers will take to the stage in the Hall at 8pm sharp. This concert is a fundraiser for a Defibrillator for the area and the Heart and Lung Appeal for the Mater Hospital.
Please Support!
The local Apostolic Works Society are working towards their annual display of works which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on April 15th. Anyone wishing to donate a sacred vessel in memory of someone they wish to commemorate, or on their own, or their family’s account may contact Eileen Roughan,
Mary Marrinan or Eileen Hannon.


Local History Group Meetings are held in Morty Kelly’s on Tue evenings at 8:30p.m. All welcome!


Dementia Workshops: Normal Ageing vs Not Normal Ageing; Understanding the difference. Partners in Homecare are holding dementia education workshop at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Tuesday 20th March at 7pm. Call: 065 6895281 / 0877888300


Successful Fundraiser.  Two student teachers, Louise McDonnell from Dysart and Claire Kearney from Corofin, recently held a fundraising walk in Dromore Woods, raising €740. They represented Mary Immaculate College in Limerick in a nationwide colleges fundraising effort, entitled “Walk for Jailbreak”, Ireland’s largest student run charity, which raised €56,000 to be split equally between Amnesty International and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Well done to all involved. 


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €5,200   Numbers Drawn 02, 06, 18, 19.

€40 Winners:  Agnes O Sullivan,  Michael Lynch,  Martin Moroney,  Ryan McCarthy & Oisin Enright,  Mary K Tierney.

Next Weeks Lotto:   €5,300 in Mortys’-   Ger Lyon's Team.


W/E 11/03/2018

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:29 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
 Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.


Priests Contact Numbers:

 Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 /085 1443021r.      Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:


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


Masses this Weekend
Dysart: Saturday 10th  4:00pm. John Mulqueen (Months Mind),  Peggy Roughan  @ 5:00 pm (1st Anniversary)
Dysart: Sunday 11th  7p.m. Mass of Anniversaries:-
Pa Crowe, Mary Nestor, Gerry Nestor, Tom Nestor, Jack Burke,
Molly Burke, deceased members of the Burke family.

Masses next Weekend
Ruan: St Patrick's Day 17th: Mass 10 a.m.
Ruan: Sunday 18th  10a.m. Mass of Anniversaries. Tom Crowe (Ballyogan) and deceased family members,    Sabina Hayes and deceased family members,
Sarah Courtney,   Michael and Mary Tierney
Dysart: Sunday 18th 7:00pm   Mass for the People
“Do this in Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Rest In Peace  In todays’ Mass we pray for Geraldine O’Brien Who was laid to rest during the week.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   PDF €630.79

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                 Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Ruth Crowe                                    Reader this week:  Mat McCormack

Reader next week:      Shane Punch                               Reader next week:  Francis Browne

St Patricks Day:  Rachel O Loughlin                              Euch Min this week:    Flan Lyons

Euch Min this week:    Ellen Jones                                 Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings

Euch Min next week:   Francis Howard                        

St Patricks Day:    Eileen Hannon                                 

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

“Successful mother’s are not the
ones who have never
struggled. They are the ones who
never gave up, despite the
struggle”….. Sharon Jaynes




This weekend at all Masses in the Cluster we welcome Guest Speakers on the 8th Amendment.
“ The Eight Amendment to the Constitution upholds the right to life of both mother and baby. It is not about one life at the expense of another. It is about
cherishing mother and baby equally”. This is a very positive aspect of Irish Society and a unique protection which should be cherished. We really
need to stand up and shed light on what we have in our Irish culture, which is a very deep respect and love for all our citizens both born and unborn.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30 noon rotating between all the churches within
each parish as follows:
March in Ruan  on 11th.  Rath on 18th,  Tubber on 25th


All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


IMEALL BOIRNE CLUSTER Over 55's Exercise Classes
A combination of standing and seated exercises focusing on bone strength, flexibility and mobility of all joints, balance and endurance. € 5.00 per class.
Every Wednesday as follows:   Ruan Community Centre at 1.15pm


Aged 16-35? Looking for a place to share and grow in faith? Youth 2000 prayer meeting, Fridays, Poor Clare’s Oratory Ennis at 7:00pm
Join us for adoration, music, reflection, chats and tea. All welcome.


ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297.
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.  Cost of Course is €170.00

Toonagh Craft Mornings
The craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, hints/tips on knitting, crochet and enjoy a “cuppa” with friends.


Cute As A Button—Arts & Crafts for Kids
In Toonagh Hall on Sat morning from 9:15am to 10:45am, pay as you go classes for children aged 4 to 12 years. €10 per child or €15 for two siblings. For more info call Pamela Vaughan 0876224698 or Aisling Hurley 0863751807.


Local History Group Meetings are held in Morty Kelly’s on Tue evenings at 8:30p.m. All welcome!


Dementia Workshops: Normal
Ageing vs Not Normal Ageing; Understanding the difference. Partners in Homecare are holding dementia education workshop at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Tuesday 20th March at 7pm. Call: 065 6895281 / 0877888300


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €5,100   Numbers Drawn 01, 09, 20, 21.

€40 Winners:  Ted Wynne,  Trevor Howard,  Morty & Co,  Marie O Connor,  Barry & Meadbh Heagney

Next Weeks Lotto:   €5,200 in Mortys’-   Sean Ryan's Team.


W/E 04/03/2018

posted Mar 3, 2018, 8:41 AM by John O'Sullivan

Priest on call in Imeall Boirne this week is:-
 Fr. Pat O’Neill, 065 6827799/086 2612124:


Priests Contact Numbers:

 Fr. Seamus Nohilly, 091 633124 /085 1443021r.      Fr Damien Nolan, Tel: 065 6837178/086 8396636.


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


Rest In Peace
Mrs. Ann (Nancy) Longe, Ballyea Inagh, Mother of Brid Longe, Ballygriffey Ruan,  Patrick (Tad) Meere, Wellpark, Quin, Brother of Ollie Meere, Dysart.
John (Séanie) O’Connor, Limerick, brother of Christy, Jerry and P.J. Ardcarney, Ruan,
May their gentle souls Rest in Peace.


Masses this Weekend
Dysart: Saturday 3rd March at 5:00pm:-  Peggy Roughan (1st Anniversary)
Ruan: Sunday 4th 10:00am Mass of Anniversaries:- 
Paddy McMahon,   Joan Daly
Dysart: Sunday 4th 7:00pm:- Mass for the People
“Do this in Memory” Mass for First Holy Communion Children

Masses next Weekend
Dysart: Sunday 11th 7:00pm Mass of Anniversaries
Mary Nestor, Gerry Nestor, Tom Nestor, Jack Burke, Molly Burke, deceased members of the Burke family.

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                        Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Weekly Collections:   PDF 1,144.11

Thank you very much for your contributions.


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                    Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:    Marie Slattery                                   Reader this week:        Rose Foudy

Reader next week:    Ruth Crowe                                      Reader next week:       Mat McCormack

Euch Min this week:   Mary Quinn                                   Euch Min this week:    Mat McCormack

Euch Min next week:  Ellen Jownes                                 Euch Min next week:   Flan Lyons

                                                                                                     


Thought for the Week

“During these 40 days, let me put
away all my pride. Let me change
my heart and give up all that is not
good within me. Let me love God
with all that I am and all that I
have”. (Genesis Grain).




“You Shall Be My Witness”
The last preparation course concluded on Sunday night last in Corofin. A sincere “Thank You” to the 68 pupils in the Imeall Boirne Cluster and to their
parents/teachers for their active participation and continued preparation for the Blessed Sacrament of Confirmation in May.


Baptisms in the Imeall Boirne Parishes: Baptisms take place each Sunday of the Month at 12:30 noon rotating between all the churches within
each parish as follows:
March in Crusheen on 4th,  Ruan  on 11th.  Rath on 18th,  Tubber on 25th


All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal preparation course before each child is baptised. All forms for the above are
available from Anne at the Imeall Boirne Office. Phone No: 065 6890865. Email: imeallboirne@outlook.com


Aged 16-35? Looking for a place to share and grow in faith? Youth 2000 prayer meeting, Fridays, Poor Clare’s Oratory Ennis at 7:00pm
Join us for adoration, music, reflection, chats and tea. All welcome.


The Mid Clare Youth Council MCYC are hosting their annual overnight in St. Flannan’s College Ennis on Friday night 2nd March. It is open to young people who are in TY to Leaving Cert. Young people will reflect, meditate, have fun and engage in resilience building.
For further information contact Cora Guinnane 087 2400135

ACCORD
The Accord Marriage Preparation Courses for Clare 2018 are taking place in the Ennis Parish Centre, Station Road Ennis on Fridays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on selected dates during the year. Details are available from Accord on 085-2358384 or 065-6824297.
Booking is advisable 6 months in advance.  Cost of Course is €170.00

Save the 8th Rally Dublin on Saturday March 10th at 2:00pm. Take a stand to support the equal right to life of mothers and their unborn babies in Ireland. If the 8th Amendment is repealed, all legal protections will be removed from unborn babies, and abortion legislation will be open to change by the
government of the day. Buses from Kilrush, Ennis and Shannon. To book your seat contact 086 1908318


Toonagh Craft Mornings
The craft mornings in Toonagh Hall on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, hints/tips on knitting, crochet and enjoy a “cuppa” with friends.


Cute As A Button—Arts & Crafts for Kids
In Toonagh Hall on Sat morn from 9:15am to 10:45am, pay as you go classes for children aged 4 to 12 years. €10 per child or €15 for two siblings. For more info call Pamela Vaughan 0876224698 or Aisling Hurley 0863751807.


Local History Group Meetings are held in Morty Kelly’s on Tue evenings at 8:30p.m. All welcome!


Dementia Workshops: Normal
Ageing vs Not Normal Ageing; Understanding the difference. Partners in Homecare are holding dementia education workshop at the Templegate Hotel, Ennis on Tuesday 20th March at 7pm. Call: 065 6895281 / 0877888300


8 week MBSR (mind based stress reduction) starting the 6th of March in the Auburn lodge 7pm Ennis for those who need a way of dealing with stress.
Info Anne Buckley on 085 8108633.


World Meeting of Families 2018
Register: Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th, guaranteeing your ticket(s) for
the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August and for the Closing Mass on Sunday 26th August. Register at: www.worldmeeting2018.ie.
Volunteer: This event will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Why not make volunteering your New Years resolution for 2018!
You can sign up now at:  volunteer@worldmeeting2018.ie or call 01-5676800


Ruan GAA

GAA Lotto

Jackpot:  €5,000   Numbers Drawn 13, 14, 20, 23.

€40 Winners:  Monica Cassidy, Michael O Halloran, Geraldine Ryan,  Annemarie Jones, Elaine Ryan

Next Weeks Lotto:   €5,100 in Mortys’-   Ted Wynne's Team.


W/E 26/03/2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 2:42 PM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in April

 

Ruan:          Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 10:00 am

          Pat O’Brien      John O’Brien     Hillary O’Brien       Kevin Pyne      Paddy Pyne    Mary Meaney   Christy Meaney      Joe Moloney                                                            Deceased members of the Moloney Family          Michael J Casey      Mary Casey    Deceased members of the Reddan Family

Dysart:        Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 1:00 pm

                    Funeral Mass for PJ Ballinger followed by burial of Ashes    Also remembering Liam Ballinger.

 

Dysart:        Sunday 9th April 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Sr Cecilia O’Neill        Nora O’Neill        Cathy O’Neill

 

Ruan:          Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Janet Nielan

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Carmody, formerly of Ballyogan More, who died during the week.  May he rest in peace.

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and 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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during    Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €986.85                 Baskets: €369.37                     Candles:  €20.41      Bishops Commission:  €15.40         Trócaire:  €60.00                  

 

Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan Community Centre on Saturday 8th April 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:        Holy Communion Parents      Reader this week:      Edel Bluett

Reader next week:       Anne Foley                                 Reader next week:     Holy Communion Parents

Euch Min this week:      Geraldine Crowe                    Euch Min this week:   Gerry Kelly

Euch Min next week:   Teresa Cullinan                        Euch Min next week:  Tommy Kelly

 

NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The Senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.

 

Youth 2000:   Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards. 

Happy Mother's Day

'The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.

The woman existed, but the mother, never. 

A mother is something absolutely new.'       (Rajneesh)

 

Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:  “…whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.” Ecclesiasticus, 3:4.  This Mother’s Day we pray for mothers around the world who agonise over their children’s futures in the harshest environments.  We think of Miriam, who appears on this Lent’s Trócaire Box, as she wonders if she will manage to get her little daughter Maria to safety when the next storm hits northern Honduras and floods their home. Read Miriam and Maria’s story at www.trocaire.org/lent

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/lent-2017-hearing-happening-hoping.html.  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth)


Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:  Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated


Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Monday 27th March.


National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Tractor Run:  Ruan Tidy Village and Graveyard Maintenance Group are holding a fundraising tractor run on Easter Sunday 16th April.  Tractors/Trucks of all types and vintage vehicles are all welcome. Kiddies tractor run at 12 mid-day, senior run at 12.15.  Sale of wooden garden planters made by local CE scheme also on sale on the day, plus a raffle.   Come along for a great day out.  Cup of tea for all in the hall during the event.


The 38th annual Clare 250 Mile Cycle takes place on the 20th & 21st of May. Taking part in this event gives you an opportunity to nominate someone from your parish who has been diagnosed with cancer to go on our pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact 065 6841600 or email clare250mile@gmail.com.


Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €130.75 collected at the recent church gate collection.


Ruan GAA: 

Executive meeting of Ruan Hurling Club on Thursday March 30th in Ruan Hall at 8 PM.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 19/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 5, 17, 22, 23       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Fidelma Cassidy, Barry Mahoney, Mary Thompkins, Margaret Mullins, Kayla Pilkington.     

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,200         Team:  Frank Lyons


W/E 19/03/2016

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:28 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan    Sabina Hayes Jordan     Noreen O’Brien    David O’Brien  

                    James Fogarty       Mona Fogarty

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Winters Loughrea, brother of Teresa Cullinan who died recently.  May he rest in peace.

 

WeekdayMasses:     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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1088.49                 Baskets: €98.15                     Candles:  €34.20   Bishops Commission:  €45.00         Trócaire:  €101.00                 

 

Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 8th April 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  

 

Recent Baptism: We welcome into our Community Michael Daire Murphy, son of Patrick and Joanne who was baptised recently

 


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist


Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                        Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:          Liam Jones                      Reader this week:                 Laura Cahir

Reader next week:         Aiden Lawton                 Reader next week:                Edel Bluett

Euch Min this week:        Monica Cassidy           Euch Min this week:              Moira O’Loughlin

Euch Min next week:     Geraldine Crowe           Euch Min next week:             Gerry Kelly

 

NET Ministries

Every Wednesday night the Amplified Junior (1st-3rd year) youth group will be meeting in the parish hall from 6-7:30pm.  The senior (TY-6th year) will be meeting on Fridays from 7-8:30pm.  Please come out and join us.

Youth 2000

Every Tuesday, at 7pm, there will be a Youth 2000 prayer meeting in the Crusheen parish meeting hall.  Please come out and join us for a time of prayer and tea afterwards.  

 

Samaritans Ennis & Clare branch gratefully acknowledge €245.35 collected at the recent Church gate collection.

 

Found in Dysart:  Portable phone battery charger found on the road to Dysart Church, contact Fr Pat 086 2612124.


Thought for the week

Lent:  "During these 40 days, let me put away all my pride.

 Let me change my heart and give up all that is not good within me.

Let me love God with all that I am and all that I have".    Genesis Grain.

 

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website http://www.killaloediocese.ie/diocesan-news/lent-2017-hearing-happening-hoping.html.  Weeks one through five are available now.  These reflections were prepared by Jane Mellett, (Dublin), Sr. Marie McNamara and Maureen Kelly (Killaloe), Fr. Séamus O’Connell and Jessie Rogers, (Maynooth)

 

International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima:  (Blessed by Pope Francis).  Our Lady is calling you, as she is coming to Ennis Cathedral on Friday 24th March for 10 a.m.  Mass and consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018:  Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018.  Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway.  Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1 and 2 April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated

 

Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign:   “Making your neighbour a loan is an act of mercy, to lend him a helping hand is to keep the commandments.” Ecclesiasticus, 29:1.  This St. Patrick’s weekend, we celebrate the solidarity Irish people have shown with the world’s poor over many decades.  Trócaire is proud to be a conduit for the compassion of people here at home which last year saw over 2.4 million people in 25 countries receiving support.  For more information on the Lenten campaign visit www.trocaire.org/lent.  


Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Saturday 25th March.

National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Ruan Gaa

Lotto Results:  W/E: 12/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 5, 10, 15, 21       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Tony Brohan, Francis Howard, Eileen O’Donoghue, Cian Heffernan and Jimmy Courtney.   

Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,050         Team:  Flan Lyons


 

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 Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line on the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie or on the Diocese of Killaloe website at www.killaloediocese.ie

W/E 12/03/2016

posted Mar 11, 2017, 3:18 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Dysart:        Sunday 12th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Pa Crowe            Deceased members of Crowe Family Drummina    

                    Teresa McCormack      Oliver O’Gorman     Lelia O’Gorman       Mary McCarthy Clifden    Gerry Nestor       Mary Nestor       Tom Nestor     Molly Burke

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan    Sabina Hayes Jordan     Noreen O’Brien    David O’Brien  

                    James Fogarty       Mona Fogarty

 

   We pray for the repose of the soul of Maureen Frawley, nee Hogan, formerly of Ruan,

      Evelyn Keane, Kilnamona, mother of Áine Cotter, Patsy O’Callaghan, Feakle, sister of Pauline Cullinan and Pat Sheedy, Newmarket-on-Fergus, brother of Tommy, who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.

 

St Patrick’s Day:     Friday next is St Patrick’s Day – Our National Feast Day

                                                        Vigil Mass - Dysart:   Thursday at 7:00 pm

                                                        Ruan:     Friday at 10:00 am     

 

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am.   Friday 10:00 am

                                         Dysart:  Wednesday at 9:30am    Thursday 7:00 pm

                         

 

Eucharistic Adoration:       Ruan:   Wednesdays - Hourly from 3pm to 7pm

                                                       Dysart:  Thursdays - Hourly from 10am to 1pm

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

    

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €1125.45      Baskets: €178.54    Candles:  €16.51    Bishops Commission:  €45.00         Trócaire:  €190.50        Priests Collection:  € 320.00

 


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Ruan on Saturday 8th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal 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:                Padraig Casey          Reader this week:                 Matt McCormack

Reader St Patrick’s Day:     Gary Shannon         Reader St Patrick’s Vigil:      Laura Cahir

Reader next week:               Liam Jones              Reader next week:                Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:              Sheila Lynch         Euch Min this week:              Rose Foudy

Euch Min St Patrick’s Day:  Marian Lyons        Euch Min St Patrick’s Vigil:   Ita Hastings  

Euch Min next week:           Monica Cassidy      Euch Min next week:             Moira O’Loughlin

 

Meeting of Volunteers for preparation of the First Holy Communion Liturgies on Wednesday night next 15th March at 8:00 pm in the Parochial House.


Thought for the week

Lent:      'Fasting makes sense if it really chips away at our security and,

 as a consequence, benefits someone else, if it helps us cultivate the style of the good Samaritan,

who bent down to his brother in need and took care of him.'        Pope Francis.

 

 

NET Ministries:

On Wednesday the 15th of March the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be meeting at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall. 

There will be no Senior Youth Group on Friday March 17th.  Enjoy the long weekend!


Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting:

This week on Tuesday the 14th of March the Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting run by the NET Team will be held in the Crusheen Church meeting room at 7:00 for all young adults between the ages of 16-35.

 

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are holding their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on this Sunday 12th March. The display begins immediately after 10:00 am Mass and will continue until 5:00 pm. All members have been very busy getting work finished. There will be lots of crochet, knits, flower baskets and pot plants for sale on the day. We look forward to your continued support. There will be a cup of tea and cake for everyone.

 

Irish Heart Collection on Sunday 5th March: Amount Collected was €249.69. Many thanks.

 

Old clothes appeal:  Ruan Tidy Towns & Graveyard Group are fundraising to buy new grass cutting equipment.  We are currently looking for bags of clean used clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes, belts, bags (no duvets or pillows).  The hall will be open daily and bags will be gratefully accepted until Saturday 25th March.


National Spring Clean:  A litter pick of Ruan village and surrounds will be held on Wednesday evening 5th April at 7 p.m.   Young and old are welcome to play their part in keeping the village a better place to live.


Toonagh GAA Handball Club:
Toonagh Handball Club had many successes over the years, however interest having waned in recent years, the Club was reformed in 2016. A number of players got together bringing a resurgence in the game of handball in the parish.   This season for the first time in many years Toonagh entered a team in Division 4 of the County Handball League. Following some good wins over Tuamgraney and Newmarket B they have now reached the semi-finals where they will play Clooney next Tuesday, March 14th, at 8pm in Newmarket.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Registration 2017: Ruan Minor Club recently held an underage registration night for 2017 in Toonagh Hall. Also on this night the successful Ruan Under 13 Championship winning panel received their medals from Clare Senior Hurling Captain Patrick O'Connor.

If you haven't registered your boy yet for 2017 please do so ASAP and contact Geraldine Cahir Underage Registrar 0877521416 or any club officer. 

All Boys from Under 6 to Under 18 need to register on this night in order to train or play with the club for 2017


Lotto Results:  W/E: 05/03/2017:          No’s drawn: 8, 10, 18, 26       No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Eryn Moroney, Jonathan Brohan, Paschal Courtney, Carmel O’Halloran and Mary Hickey O’Brien.   

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,900         Team:  Christy O’Connor        Venue: Mortys.

 

W/E 05/03/2017

posted Mar 3, 2017, 4:46 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 4:47 AM ]

Anniversary Masses in March

 

Ruan:          Sunday 5th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Tom Crowe      Deceased members of the Crowe Family    Paddy McMahon     Joan Daly     Sarah Courtney                            Paddy O’Donoghue        Maisie O’Donoghue        Deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family

 

Dysart:        Sunday 5th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Kathleen Hassett

 

Dysart:        Sunday 12th March 2017 at 7:00 pm

        Pa Crowe  Deceased members of Crowe Family Drummina  Teresa McCormack  Oliver & Lilia O’Gorman   Mary McCarthy

 

Ruan:          Sunday 19th March 2017 at 10:00 am

                    Mary Tierney     Michael Tierney            Michael O’Regan     Kathleen O’Regan       Sabina Hayes Jordan

 

   We pray for the repose of the souls of Peggy Roughan, Fountain who died during the week and for P J Ballinger England and formerly of Laurelvale, who died in England, funeral arrangements to be announced later.  May they rest in peace.

          

Weekday Masses:      Ruan:  Monday and 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

 

Lenten Invitation:  Throughout Lent people might like to attend either of the Churches during  Eucharistic Adoration for a short visit to the Blessed Sacrament

    

Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €549.95     Baskets: €107.00       Bishops Commission:  €5.00    Candles:  €18.16      Trócaire:  €162.30                                          Priests Collection:  € 205.00

 

Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 11th March from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

All people intending to have children baptised must complete the baptismal 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:       Emer O’Halloran                        Reader this week:                Rose Foudy

Reader next week:      Padraig Casey                              Reader next week:               Matt McCormack

Euch Min this week:     Mary O’Halloran                      Euch Min this week:             Flan Lyons

Euch Min next week:  Sheila Lynch                               Euch Min next week:            Rose Foudy

 

Trócaire:  Trócaire packs are available at the back of both Churches, please take one home with you. Trócaire envelope in your collection boxes:  Due to a printing error, the date on your Trócaire envelopes is incorrect.  The Trócaire collection normally takes place during Easter week; this collection can be paid anytime during Lent.

 

Thought for the week

 

Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know

the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go,

what the path we must take in life.         Benedict XVI.

 

NET Ministries

On Wednesday the 8th of March the Junior Amplified youth (1st-3rd year) will be meeting at 6:00-7:30pm in the Ruan Church Hall, and on Friday the 10th, the Senior Amplified youth (TY-6th year) will be meeting from 7:30-9:00pm.

 

Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting 

This week on Tuesday the 7th of March the Youth 2000 Prayer Meeting run by the NET Team will be held in the Crusheen Church meeting room at 7:00 for all young adults between the ages of 16-35.

 

Youth Mass

March 12th will be the first Youth Mass within the Ruan and Dysart Parish, it will be held in Ruan at the 10am Mass.  We would like to have youth involved in the Mass as much as possible, and therefore will be having a practice before hand on Thursday the 9th of March, at 7pm in Ruan parish hall.  Anyone interested in helping us please come out. 

 

Be My Witness Programme’ for all Confirmation Children in the Imeall Bóirne parishes will be held in Corofin Hall from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm tonight Sunday 5th March

 

Talks for adult and youth:  Lent is coming and we are offered a way of preparation to meet the merciful Father and put our hope in Him.  A series of talks for adult and young, will be given every Sunday and Wednesday at 7.30 PM at the Parish Centre hall, starting on the 19th of February, on for 7 weeks.  These talks will help us to find an answer to the main questions of life as: What is the meaning of sufferings?  Who is God for you? Where is your life going? What’s the meaning of my life?  They are free of charge and will be given by a team formed by Fr. Ger and lay people from the Neo-catechumenal Way, with the purpose to let us listen again the Good News of the Mercy of God for us. You are welcome to come and Listen to all or any.

 

Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are holding their annual display of work in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday next 12th March.

The display begins immediately after 10:00 am Mass and will continue until 5:00 pm. All members have been very busy getting work finished. There will be lots of crochet, knits, flower baskets and pot plants for sale on the day. We look forward to your continued support.

There will be a cup of tea and cake for everyone.

 

Crusheen Ladybirds:  Crusheen Ladybirds are part of Irish Girl Guides. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings in Crusheen Church Hall from 5:30 to 6:30, catering from girls from 5 to 8 years. We do arts and crafts, indoor games and outdoor games, nature hunts and scavenger hunts. We do badge work and go on outings. For more information contact Mary O’Neill 0863553463

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 26/02/2017:    No’s drawn: 5, 6, 8, 22           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Nellie Kelly Lucas, Michael Keating, May Whelan, Conor Reeves and Siobhán Le Cathelinais.    

Next Week’s Jackpot: €6,750         Team:  Ger Lyons        Venue: Purcells.


W/E 27/03/2016

posted Mar 27, 2016, 12:28 PM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 27, 2016, 12:28 PM ]

Dawn Mass Easter Sunday:      Old Graveyard Ruan at 6.30 am

 

Anniversary Masses in April

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

                    Pat O’Brien    Hillary O’Brien    John O’Brien      Kevin Pyne     Paddy Pyne      Christy Meaney       Mary Meaney

 

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

                    Thomas McMahon            PJ Callinan          Bridie Callinan

 

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

                    First Anniversary Mass for John Hehir, also remembering Belinda Hehir

 

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

                    Michael J Casey       Mrs Mary Casey       Deceased members of the Reddan Family

 

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

First Anniversary Mass for Janet Neilan 
                                                

Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am. 

                                              Dysart:     Thursday and Friday 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.

St Patrick’s Day:    PDF: €448.00     Baskets: €197.86    Trócaire: €29.40     Priests Coll:  €250

20th March:        PDF: €837.15.00   Baskets: €208.24    Candles: €22.94    Trócaire: €429.50     Priests Collection: €425.00

 READERS:                    Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

DYSART                 Laura Cahir, Louise McDonnell, Maria Peoples, Matt McCormack        

RUAN:                    Emer O’Halloran, Rachel O’Loughlin, Anne Foley, Gary Shannon

                                                  Easter Sunday   

RUAN:                    Liam Jones

 

EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                                          RUAN

Holy Saturday       Sinead Noonan                       Holy Saturday       Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday                                                       Easter Sunday       Caroline Meaney

 

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist next week 2nd/3rd April

Dysart                Saturday at 6.30 pm                          Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader:                       Laura Cahir                                       Reader:                   Aiden Lawton 

Euch Minister           Pat Lynch                                           Euch Minister:          Siobhan Le Cathelinais

 

Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up this weekend

 

Thought for the Week
'Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair

to strength and beauty and happiness'
(Innah Delos Angeles)

 

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up during Easter is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

 

Home Baking Sale: Local girl Claire McDonnell and her colleague, Aisling Sweeney, are holding a cake sale after 6.30pm Mass in Dysart on Sat. eve and after 10am Mass in Ruan on Easter Sunday, where they will have home baking and Easter treats. The monies raised will fund their trip to Tanzania in May where they will work in a hospital in the Outback, with a number of other trainee nurses, treating patients and learning about their culture. So far they held a Bingo Nite and will give an account of all monies raised when it all comes in. The support of the community is much appreciated.

 

National Spring Clean Week: Ruan Tidy Towns group will be out on Tuesday evening 5th April for a village and surrounding roads litter pick and general clean-up.  We would welcome all help from the community.  Meet in the village at 7 p.m.  Be proud of your village!

 

Ennis Singers Club for April will be held at the Grove Restaurant, Roslevan on Friday, 8th April @ 9.00 pm. Special Guests are local ladies, Mrs. Mary Ann Casey (Drummeer, Ruan) and Mrs. Bridie Morgan (Willbrook, Corofin, formerly the Meaney sisters from Ruan. All Welcome.

 

Corofin Dramatic Society present a comedy drama - “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg”, in Glór next Tuesday night 29th March. Admission €15 and €12 OAP and students.

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: The Ruan/Dysart Local History Group have now almost completed work on about a dozen townlands in the parish with a view to an open exhibition later in the year.  We are now looking for old photographs of people and places in the parish.  We will copy these and give the originals back to the owner.  It would be great to share these memories – more details later.

 

Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to info@ncca.ie or online www.ncca.ie/consultation.erbe.  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.

 

Ruan GAA: 
Lotto Results:  W/E: 20/03/2016:        No’s drawn: 1, 2, 4, 7             No Jackpot Winner: 
Five lucky dips: Ross O’Connor,  McCullough Family,  Nellie Kelly Lucas, Patrick Crowe and Carmel O’Halloran.    
Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,150         Team: Sean Ryan            Venue: Mortys

W/E 20/03/2016

posted Mar 18, 2016, 7:41 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 8:00 AM ]

Dysart:        Saturday 19th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Michael Finucane

 

Ruan:          Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Sabina Hayes       Michael Tierney    Mary Tierney       James Fogarty     Mona Fogarty

 

           We pray for the repose of the souls of Stephen Clancy Ballynacally, father of Rose Keane, Toonagh and Michelle Dundass of Connemara, niece of Chris Whelan, Dysart, who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.

 


HOLY WEEK & EASTER MASSES & CELEBRATIONS 

Mass of The Eucharist: Holy Thursday in Ruan at 8.00 pm 

Good Friday Celebrations: Dysart: 3.00 pm   Ruan: 8.00 pm 

Easter Vigil Mass: Dysart: 6.30 pm    Ruan: 9.00 pm 

Easter Sunday: Ruan Old Graveyard at 6.30 am    Ruan 10.00 am 

Good Friday: Friday next is a day of Fast and Abstinence

Weekday Masses:  Ruan:     Mon/Tues at 9.30 am, Thurs at 8.00 pm, Saturday at 9.00 pm

         Dysart:    Wed at 9.30 am, Saturday at 6.30 pm

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: €1433.64           Baskets: €260.05            Candles:  €73.39        Trócaire:  €5.00      Priests Collection: €210.00

READERS:             DYSART                                 RUAN

Palm Sunday        Aidan Hastings                      Palm Sunday      Deirdre Crowe, Gerry Heagney, Anne Foley

Holy Thursday                                                       Holy Thursday    Shauna Greene

Good Friday      Rose Foudy                               Good Friday        Eileen Hannon, James Hannon, Carmel Foley

Holy Saturday  Matt McCormack                      Holy Saturday     Emer O’Halloran, Anne Foley, Gary Shannon

Easter Sunday                                                        Easter Sunday    Liam Jones

 

EUCH MINISTERS:       DYSART                       RUAN

Palm Sunday         Gerry Kelly                              Palm Sunday         Carrie Droney

Good Friday          Edel Bluett                               Good Friday          Sheila Lynch                           

Holy Saturday       Sinead Noonan                      Holy Saturday       Mary O’Brien

Easter Sunday                                                         Easter Sunday       Caroline Meaney

 

Priest’s collection: Priests Easter Collection will be taken up next Sunday



 

Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:   “Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life…” John 6:27.  As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, we remember all those in the developing world supported by Trócaire who have been given another chance in life through the generosity of people in Ireland.  Edward and Nancy Njuki in Kenya are just one such couple whose lives have been changed by a simple irrigation scheme. ‘We are so happy now compared to before and our children have a brighter future,’ said Nancy.  Join the fight for justice at www.trocaire.org

Trócaire collection: The Trócaire collection which is taken up this Sunday and during Holy Week. It is an opportunity to give to the less well-off people of our world.

 

Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 9th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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

 

Killaloe Diocesan Youth Council (KDYC) has been asked by Trócaire to Celebrate Holy Thursday Mass on RTE OneTelevision at 4:40p.m.  The group have been delighted to accept Trócaire’s request.  Fr. Jerry Carey, P.P. Doora-Barefield will be the celebrant.

 

Meditation for Holy Week: A special meditation with movement, music, images and reflection on Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Anthony's Hall, Francis St.  All are welcome. Mary 087 9701130

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS: The Ruan/Dysart Local History Group have now almost completed work on about a dozen townlands in the parish with a view to an open exhibition later in the year.  We are now looking for old photographs of people and places in the parish.  We will copy these and give the originals back to the owner.  It would be great to share these memories – more details later.

 

Consultation on Education:  The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment have invited submissions on the teaching of ethics in our schools. Written proposals may be sent to ERB and Ethics Consultation, National Council of Curriculum and Assessment, 35 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 or emailed to info@ncca.ie or online www.ncca.ie/consultation.erbe.  The closing date is 31 March, 2016. Catholic schools currently make provision for inter-religious and inter-cultural learning and awareness in terms of their policies, ethos, leadership, the programme in religious education and across other curricular areas.  This commitment to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue is clearly outlined in the new religious Education Curriculum for Ireland and in the Veritas programme Grow in Love.

 

Ruan GAA: 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 13/03/2016:    No’s drawn: 2, 4, 5, 15           No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Bridie Moroney, Sean Clohessy, Tom Roughan, Owen O’Donnell and Donal O hAinifein

Next week’s Jackpot:   €9,000         Team: Ted Wynne            Venue: Purcells

 



Items and Notes for the Newsletter:  Items for the Newsletter should be dropped into the Parochial House before 10.00 am on Thursday each week or ring 6827799 and leave a message on the voice mail or email ruandysartparish@gmail.com    The Newsletter can be viewed on-line at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at www.ruan.gaa.ie        



                   

Ruan Community Games Swimming If there are any children who do not attend either Toonagh or Ruan National Schools, interested in Ruan Community Games Swimming this year please contact Bernadette Kelly 087 2496621.  If a Parish competition has to be run, competitors must be available on a date to be decided between 4 and 7 April.  Ages, u 8; 10; 12; 14; 16 as at 31st July, 2016.

 

Celebrating 60 years of Pilgrimage:  This year the Killaloe Diocese is celebrating 60 years of pilgrimage to Lourdes.  On 26th June four flights will leave Shannon Airport bringing pilgrims to Lourdes for five days celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The cost is €687 full board with online discount available on www.joewalshtours.ie.  Assisted pilgrims are most welcome to travel and care will be provided by medical, nursing and carers.  Cost for an assisted pilgrim is €585.  Application forms for assisted pilgrims to Fr Tom Ryan Shannon Pilgrimage Director on 061-364133.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock:  The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this year will take place on Sunday 3rd July, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  This year Killaloe diocese will lead the ceremonies. Save the date – specific details will be announced at a later date.

 

Pride of Place competition 2016:  Expressions of interest are being sought from local communities, projects and housing estates around Clare who wish to participate in the IPB Pride of Place competition 2016 in association with Co-operation Ireland.  For further information please contact Philomena O’Connell, Clare County Council at 065 6846511, email tourism@clarecoco.ie  Closing date for receipt of expression of interests is 4.00pm on Thursday, 31st March, 2016

 

Clare Haven Services Insights Programme - A free and confidential weekly programme for women who are or have been in an abusive domestic relationship will commence in Ennis in early April.  For further information please contact Clare Haven Services on 065 6842646.  

 

TIME FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? Volunteer as a Facilitator with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service. If you feel that you have something to offer to people who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage and you are willing to give up some voluntary time to train in this area then we, in the ACCORD Ennis Centre, would be delighted to hear from you. Certificate in Marriage Education accredited by Pontifical University, Maynooth. For information pack please email us at: accord.ennis@eircom.net  by Friday 25th March.  Tel: 065-6824297

 

Pre Marriage Course:  The Pre Marriage course run by Accord or the course run by the Redemptorists are acceptable by the Diocese. The courses run by Avalon and others are not acceptable.

                                                                   

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