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W/E 22/05/2016

posted May 22, 2016, 5:30 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in May


Ruan:          Friday 27th May at 8:00 pm

                    Months Mind Mass for Frank O’Halloran


Weekday Masses:         Ruan:     Monday, Tuesday and 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.

PDF: €588.30       Baskets: €133.58        Candles:  €19.12        Trócaire:  €55.00     Education Fund:   €40.00    Priests Collection:  €85.00


Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Dysart     Saturday at 6.30 pm                     Ruan     Sunday at 10.00 am

Reader this week:       Rose Foudy                      Reader this week:      Eileen Hannon

Reader next week:     Matt McCormack            Reader next week:     James Hannon

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

Euch Min next week:  Edel Bluett                      Euch Min next week:  Mary O’Halloran


Next Baptism Course: Tubber on Saturday 11th June from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. 

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


Rosary for the Month of May:     Ruan Church every evening at 7.00 pm

                      Our Lady’s Grotto in Fountain every evening at 8:30 pm


Imeall Bóirne Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will take place on Saturday 23rd July. Bus leaving Corofin at 8:00 am.  Contact Fr Damian at 086-8396636 to book a place.


Diocese of Killaloe Stillness and Meditation Retreat:  Mt St Joseph’s Abbey, Roscrea, 27th / 28th May.  For further information contact Maureen Kelly at 087 289 0942



Mass & Anointing for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday, 25th May at 2:00 p.m.  Fr Tom Hogan, PP will be Chief Celebrant and Homilist.


Ruan N.S Fun Run. Reminder to everyone that the 6km family fun run takes place on Thursday June 2nd starting @ 7pm. Participants can run, jog, walk or cycle on the evening. Refreshments served afterwards. Please tell and bring your friends.


Toonagh School Book Sale: The Parents Association in Toonagh School is holding a book sale on Thurs 9th June. They are looking for donations of children's and adults books, and Toonagh Hall will be open on June 2nd and June 8th when people may leave in books, which will be very welcome. Funds go towards school supplies.


Thought for the Week


It is easy to discourage, and far too easy to criticise,

complain, rebuke.  Let us try to be quicker to see

even a small amount of good in a person

and concentrate on that.      

(Archbishop Desmond Tutu)


The Month of May has been dedicated to emphasising the importance of Safeguarding Children.  
Our Child Safeguarding Policy Statement ‘as a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, and will work in partnership with parents /guardians to do this.  We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.’

Please remember ‘Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility’


Diamond Jubilee: There will be a Mass to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Fr Pat Carmody (Ruan 1961-1972) on Friday 10th June at 7pm in St Senan’s Church, Cooraclare. All welcome to attend


Senior Citizens Lahinch summer holiday: The dates this year for the Lahinch summer holiday for Ruan/Dysart senior citizens are 27th July to 1st August.  Names can be given to Mary O’Donnell on 6837989 or Sheila Lynch on 6837717


Tidy Towns: Summer is here again and with it comes the annual judging of the Tidy Towns.  Please put out window boxes as early as possible and we would ask for the support of the community in our on-going efforts to enhance our village and keep it clean and tidy.  Be proud of your village!


Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday 3rd July 2016, sharing with Ferns as we have in previous years.  Led by Rev. Des Hillery. Ceremonies begin at 2:30 p.m.  For bus transport please contact: Glynn’s Coaches 065 6828234.


Ruan GAA:  
People who wish to be included for tickets for forthcoming Clare Games are required to be members of the Ruan GAA Club, the deadline for inclusion is 31st May 2016 – Single Adult Membership is €20 and Family Membership is €80 (which includes a lotto ticket for one year).  Monies can be paid to Niall O’Connor, Club Registrar or any Club Officer on or before May 31st.

Ruan Minor Club Summer Camp: Ruan Hurling & Camogie Clubs are holding their own Summer Camp from August 23-26. The final nights for registration are Monday, Wednesday & Thursday this week from 7.30 to 8.00 in Ruan GAA field. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 15/05/2016:          No’s drawn:  (1)    14, 16, 17, 24   (2)   8, 14, 15, 22     No Jackpot Winners: 

Five lucky dips: Caimin Howard, Michael Crowe, Tara Moroney, Mark Droney and Deirdre O’Sullivan.                 
Next week’s Jackpots:       (1) €10,000       (2) €600

Team: Christy O’Connor     Venue: Mortys


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