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posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:35 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in March


Ruan:          Sunday 6th March 2016 at 10:00 am

                    Paddy McMahon              Joan Daly         Tom Crowe, Ballyogan          Deceased Members of the Crowe Family


Dysart:        Saturday 12th March 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    Pa Crowe          Francis O’Neill           Mary O’Neill


Dysart:        Wednesday 16th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

                    First Anniversary Mass for Peg Cullinan


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


           We pray for the repose of the souls of Laura Winters, niece of Teresa Cullinan and Frank Kelly, Tarmon who died during the week. 
            May they rest in peace.


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 be no 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: €313.25 Baskets: €36.55 Candles: €36.20

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                         Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       First Communion Parents                  Reader this week:    Ruth Crowe  

Reader next week:     First Communion Parents                   Reader next week:   First Communion Parents 

Euch Min this week:   Rose Foudy                                            Euch Min this week:   Monica Cassidy 

Euch Min next week:  Ita Hastings                                           Euch Min next week: Geraldine Crowe   


Next Baptism Course: Corofin on Saturday 12th 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.


Parish Pastoral Council Meeting will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Monday 7th March at 8:00 pm.


Pastoral Council Training Meeting in Ruan Community Centre on Wednesday 9th March at 8 pm


Thought for the Week


'God calls us to be fellow workers with Him, so that we can extend

His kingdom of peace, justice, goodness, compassion and caring'     (Desmond Tutu)


Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2016:  Trócaire Packs are available at the back of the Churches.

 “…whoever honours a mother is like someone amassing a fortune.” Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 3:4.  On this Mothering Sunday we remember mothers in the developing world who struggle, through no fault of their own, to care for their children.  Mothers like Teresina Karimi in Kenya who skips meals so her children can eat.  We pray that with Trócaire’s support Teresina will be able to look forward to a brighter future. Find out more at

Lenten Reflections:  A one page reflection on each Sunday Gospel called Hearing, Happening, Hoping can be downloaded from the Killaloe Diocesan website  


Holy Communion Preparation:    First Preparation Ceremony for Holy Communion will take place in Dysart on Saturday 5th March at 6:30 pm. Second preparation Ceremony will be in Dysart next Saturday 12th March at 6:30 and in Ruan on Sunday 13th March at 10:00 am


Keratin Hair Studio now opened in Ruan under the ownership of Siobhan Cusack. Located just on the Corofin side of the Dalcassian petrol pumps, Siobhan offers flexible appointments, catering for all aspects of hairdressing - colour, tinting, highlights, bridal packages, house calls available on request. Contact Siobhan 0858382444.


A Tidy Towns Information evening will take place on Tuesday, 8th March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the offices of Clare County Council.  Please confirm your attendance to Ailish McMahon on (065) 6846476 or email

An Adult handball Club has been revived in Toonagh, after an absence of a number of years. Adults interested in playing handball are invited to the Sports Complex in Toonagh on Monday and Friday nights from 8pm - adult beginners welcome. Contact Eoghan Hynes @ 0838125591 for details

Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Members are now busy preparing for their annual display of work which will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 10th April 2016.
If you wish to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one it would be very much appreciated. The price list is on display in both Churches. If interested contact: Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan.

Ruan GAA:
 All Ireland winners: Brian Roughan was a member of the Mary Immaculate College Panel who won a very exciting Fitzgibbon Cup title over University of Limerick last weekend in Cork. Francis O'Halloran was a selector with Mary I. Congratulations to both Brian and Francis on this historic win

Lotto Results: W/E: 28/2/2016: No’s drawn: 3, 8, 15, 27 No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Ross O’Connor, Ollie Lambe, Patrick Crowe, Adrian Marrinan and Frank O’Halloran

Next week’s Jackpot: €8,700   Team: Flan Lyons   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

 The Newsletter can be viewed on-line at the Ruan GAA & Parish News website at