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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  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  

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