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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 or online  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