What’s it all about?
What’s in it for me?
Will it make any difference to me or to our world?
Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC
When inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis noted that, “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus 1). Another way of expressing this is to say that Christ is the ‘loving kindness of the heart of our God’.
The Bible Course this term will explore the Father’s Mercy, with special emphasis on the extraordinary parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15) and discover the infinite depths of Mercy that the heart of Christ reveals for each of us personally.
Our challenge is to become like the merciful Father / Mother, who is always there to embrace and love us. Likewise, we should be for each other, be rich in compassion and mercy to each person we meet, especially to those distant from us. The gives mercy a human and divine face.
Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. (Opposite Scoil Róis)
Date: Every Tuesday morning and evening starting 5th April 2016.
Time: Morning: 10.15 – 12.15 and repeated every evening 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
(Daily Mass follows the morning session).
Suggested donation towards costs: €7.00
Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.
Tel. (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564
The Bible course in Croì Nua starts the Acts of the Apostles this Autumn term. Luke’s gospel has just been completed and the great journey of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem now leads to the journey “from Jerusalem, to Judeae, to Samaria and to the ends of the world.”
Studying Acts seems very appropriate at this time as a new alertness is stirred up in the Church by the words and actions of Pope Francis. We are in a new time of grace and hope. People sense a new opportunity is there to be touched by God’s Spirit and to be saturated by the energy of the Risen Christ. Such hopes connect very deeply with the Acts of the Apostles where the first Christians experience Jesus as alive among them and as doing great things in the power of the Holy Spirit. We need that energy of the Spirit today and this course will keep alerting us to the energy and power and charisms given to us and how they can transform our church today.
Where? Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. (Opposite Scoil Róis)
When: Every Tuesday morning, from 16th September 10.15 -12.15 and repeated Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.30.
(Daily Mass follows the morning session)
Facililitating: Michael Screene MSC
Suggested donation towards costs: €7.00
Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. Tel. (091) 520960 or 0876833195
E-mail:email@example.com Website: croinua.com
Life is entering into the dream of God for us. Even before time was God had a dream, a dream so powerful that we have creation in all its variety, beauty, power. The dream is so close to our hearts that God has shared our life. “The Word became flesh and lived among us”. The dream is so powerful that we have resurrection. What God does is resurrection for his Son and for all.
The first book of revelation God gives us in our world. He meets us there, feeds us, enlightens us, bonds us to each other. We needed more so we have the long story of God meeting us, in the prophets and promises of the Old Testament, from Abraham to Mary.
Our Scriptures are God’s Word, inspired by his Holy Spirit. They are the word of God, they are his heart revealed, the mystery opened up for us. They tell us the word became flesh. They tell us, too, that the Word has to become flesh in each generation, in each culture and time, so we can hear Jesus words applying to ourselves: “Today these words are being fulfilled even as you listen”. (Luke 4.)
In Croí Nua Centre, we try to make the Scriptures alive for people. This year we are starting Luke’s Gospel. Our study will be parallel to the Sunday readings in Church. Our hope is that the study will invite us all to let the word of God form us, or transform us into our best selves, to let the Word become flesh in our lives, bringing courage, comfort, hope and joy.
Every Tuesday, from 10.15 to 12.25 there is a bible study and this is repeated on Tuesday night, 7.20 t0 9.30.