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W/E 17/09/2017

posted Sep 16, 2017, 9:12 AM by John O'Sullivan

Anniversary Masses in September


Ruan:          Sunday 17th September 2017 at 10:00 am    Joe O’Brien


Youth Mass in Ruan on Friday 29th September at 8 pm


Please Note:     There will be no Morning Mass this week:  There is a Eucharistic Service in Ruan on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 9.30 am


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: €1396        Baskets: €281     Candles:  €32      Lourdes Invalid Fund: €5   Trócaire:  €50       Benevolent Fund:  €281.00         Priests Collection: 200.00         


Next Baptism Preparation Course: Tubber on Saturday 14th October 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 Baptisms: We welcome into our Community Teresa Pauline Brohan, daughter of Mark and

Sabrina, and Saoirse Bernadette Callinan Queally, daughter of Vanessa and Dermot, who were baptised recently.

Readers & Ministers of the Eucharist

Ruan       Sunday at 10:00 am                                       Dysart     Sunday at 7.00 pm

Reader this week:       Anne Foley                                         Reader this week:          Louise McDonnell

Reader next week:     Marie Slattery                                     Reader next week:         Frances Browne

Euch Min this week:    Eileen Hannon                                Euch Min this week:       Moira O’Loughlin

Euch Min next week:   Francis Howard                              Euch Min next week:      Gerry Kelly


The Season of Creation: Pope Francis has designated the period between September 1st and October 4th as the Season of Creation. In these times we encourage you to have a new appreciation for the beautiful world around us. We also invite you to keep an eye out for the events being organised by Killaloe Diocese Justice, Peace and Care of Creation committee to mark this special time.


Cahercalla Hospice Coffee Morning:  Thanks to the schoolchildren, parents, teachers, to all who baked and to the local community who helped out in any way, for making  the Coffee Morning held in Toonagh Hall on Thurs such a success raising €587.

The ladies in Ruan raised €120 on their Coffee Morning held in Ruan Community Centre. The support of the community much appreciated.


World Meeting of Families Diocesan Newsletter: There is a copy of the September Issue of the Newsletter on the notice board. If anyone wishes to receive this newsletter monthly, please log on to and sign up for it, it is also posted on the diocesan Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it is not yet on the Diocesan Website.

Bridge Classes for beginners at The Bridge Centre Ennis, starting on Tuesday 3rd. Oct. at 7.30 pm. Contact Enda Glynn at 087 2674288.


Thought for the Week

"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest

where you haven't planted"     (David Bly)


Important Dates for Diary:


Confirmation 2018: Thursday 24th May in Ruan at 11:00 am


First Holy Communion 2018:       Dysart Saturday 14th April at 11:00 am     

                                                        Ruan Saturday 28th April at 11:00 am


Talk for Parents of First Holy Communion Children on Tuesday 26th September

                                         in Ruan Community Centre at 8:00 pm


Talk for Parents of Confirmation Children on Tuesday 3rd October

                                          in Ruan Community Centre at 8:00 pm


Training Night for Confirmation Parents for ’Be My Witness Programme’ is 24th January 2018


Dates for ‘Be My Witness Programme’ are 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th February 2018


Confirmation Children Retreat in Knock is Tuesday 10th April 2018



Diocesan Youth Faith Festival on Sat, 30th Sept. in St. Flannan’s College. Open to those in Transition Year to Leaving Cert. Registration @ 9.30am with various workshops. Lunch provided & the entire event is free of charge. For details contact Tracy on Facebook @ KillaloeDiocesanYouthFaithFest or phone Cora on 087 240 0135. All welcome

Ruan and Dysart Resource Group have a vacancy for an Office Administrator in Ruan Community Hall. If you are in receipt of any social welfare payment, have a knowledge of computers and are interested in working 19.5 hours per week please call Senan on 086-4475400.

Professional Cleaner required for local preschool 1 hour per day 5 days per week during term-time. Tax compliance is a requirement.

Please contact Amanda on 087 2076351 

Camogie News: Ruan u13 Camogie team continued their good form in the B championship campaign on Wednesday evening with a dominant win over Kilkishen, winning 3:8 to 0:1. Well done to all the girls on an excellent performance. Fantastic effort, skills and determination was shown by the girls. Ruan abú.

Ruan Gaa:    

The Ruan hurling offers is sincere condolences to the following families:  The Kelly Family Tarmon.    Rita Crowe on the death of her sister.

Under 16 B Final: Ruan were defeated by Clooney Quin in this very competitive final on Sunday last in very testing conditions at Sixmilebridge. Ruan had a great championship and while defeat was their lot in this final there is great hope for the future with this talented group of players. Well done to the players and management of Cyril Lyons, Pete Barry, Dermot Moran and John Punch who did their parish proud. 

Lotto Results:  W/E: 10/06/2017:    No’s drawn:  11, 14, 17, 19        No Jackpot Winner:

Five lucky dips: Kevin Griffin, Michaela Hillary, Brendan Lyons, Michael Keating and Breda Fitzpatrick.     

Next Week’s Jackpot:  €1,650         Venue:  Mortys             Team:  Ted Wynne