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W/E 22/03/2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 7:03 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 7:27 AM ]

Mass of Anniversaries In April


Ruan:          Sunday 5th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Pat O’Brien        Hillary O’Brien        John O’Brien        Liam Ballinger        Christy Meaney        Mary Meaney


Ruan:          Saturday 11th April 2015

                    Months Mind Mass for Sarah Courtney


Dysart:        Saturday 11th April 2015 at 6.30 pm

                    Tom McMahon          Bridie Callinan & PJ Callinan


Ruan:          Sunday 12th April at 10.00 am

                    Months Mind Mass for John Hehir and also remembering Belinda Hehir


Dysart:        Saturday 18th April 2015 at 6.30

                    First Anniversary Mass for Cathy O’Neill


Ruan:          Sunday 19th April 2015 at 10.00 am

                    Michael Casey       Mrs Mary Casey    Deceased member of the Reddan Family


Confessions for Lent:  Confessions will be held in both Ruan and Dysart after Mass this weekend.



              We pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret (Peig) Cullinan, Ballygriffey who died during the week.
May she rest in peace.
Weekday Masses:  Ruan:   Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday at 9.30 am.  Dysart:    Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am 


Weekly Collections:     Thank you very much for your contributions.

PDF: €607.20       Baskets: €169.95         Candles:  €36.81        Bishops Commissions: €17.00    Priests Collection:  €65.00 


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                                 Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:              Louise McDonnell                Reader this week:              Emer O’Halloran

Reader next week:             Confirmation Children        Reader next week:             Confirmation Children

Euch Min this week:           Rose Foudy                          Euch Min this week:            Noreen Ballinger

Euch Min next week:         Flan Lyons                            Euch Min next week:           Mary O’Brien


Next Baptism Course: Ruan on Saturday 18th April from 11:00 am to 12 Noon


Confirmation Preparation:      First Preparation Ceremony for Confirmation takes place in Dysart on Saturday 28th March at 6.30 pm and in Ruan on Sunday 29th March at 10.00 am. 



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.

Thought for the Week:

'Everything in life has its own time.
There is a time to celebrate and there is a time to mourn.
This is the time for reflection and transformation.
Let us look within and change into what we ought to be.'
(Aaron Saul)

Parish Graveyard:  The last double graveyard has been taken in Ruan graveyard, so there are no more new family graves available in the Parish.  If there is anyone that has suitable land, between Ruan and Dysart, who would be willing to make it available for development of a Parish Graveyard, please contact Fr Pat O’Neill as soon as possible.


Ruan & Dysart Apostolic Work: Ruan and Dysart Apostolic Work Society are now preparing for their annual display of work. It will be held in Ruan Community Centre on Sunday 12th April. If you would like to donate a sacred vessel to the missions in memory of a loved one, it would be very much appreciated. Prices range from €30 to €100 approximately.

Contact Eileen Roughan, Eileen Hannon or Mary Marrinan for further details.

We thank you for your continued help and generosity to the missions.


Toonagh Parents Association is holding a book sale in Toonagh School on Tuesday 24th March from 9:15 to 2:30 and from 7 pm to 8 pm. Donations of Children’s books, only, would be very welcome and may be left at the school during school hours. Adult books will also be sold on the day. Monies raised will go towards School supplies.


Notice: Fully qualified and experienced secondary school teacher available for all levels of grinds in both Junior and Leaving Cert English. Grinds will be tailored to all individual’s needs. Comprehensive notes will be provided as well as homework, corrections and a detailed approach to answering exam questions. Group sessions available.

I also teach one – one IT classes to all age groups – Internet, Skype, Photo uploading, Microsoft Word etc.  Contact 085 7881574.


Cancer man to man meeting at Sláinte an Chláir Clare Cancer Support Centre Kilnamona on Saturday 28 March at 11am.  Coping skills, diet, nutrition, exercise will be discussed.  087 6912396


Medjugorje Pilgrimage from Shannon May 20th  for seven days. Cost €659: Please contact Kathleen Lee at 086-1031508 with your enquiries.


Ruan community games swimming Will take place 24TH March, 2015 Ennis Leisure Complex 4.30pm. Under age as at 31st July. U8 – U -16.


Camogie: Our Junior team commence their season with an away game to St Josephs on Sunday 22nd March at 5pm in Gurteen. Any members who haven't yet registered please contact any member of the Executive.


Ruan GAA:  

An executive meeting of Ruan GAA club will take place on Wednesday Mar 25th at 9pm in Ruan Community Centre, any executive member unable to attend should contact club Rúnaí Kevin O’Regan in advance of the meeting.

Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/03/2015:  No’s drawn:  11, 16, 18, 24.      No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Geraldine Ryan, Frank Lyons, Grace O’Halloran, Charlene Ryan and Bridie Moroney.  

Next week’s Jackpot:   €7,750    Team:  Ger Lyons         Venue: Dalcassian