Saturday, 20th January 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

3 Day Retreat on “The Word was made flesh”

Fr. Patsy Kelly




The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” 

Quiet time to prepare and reflect what it means in my life.

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC. 

Time: 13th, 14th, 15th December 10.00 – 4.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: 091-520960 or mobile 087 2980564



Making the most of Advent

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC


To let go of the things that are important and to rediscover what is essential in my life at this time of preparation.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.

Time: Monday 4th December 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Cost: €10.00

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: 091-520960 or mobile 087 2980564



The Energy of Love in Teilhard de Chardin

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC 

Time: Wednesday 4th October 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

 Cost: €10

Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 


Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

Good News each Sunday

Good News1Good News2Reflection on Readings of Sunday Mass.

A great challenge of our faith is to connect the Word of God with our world and with all that is happening in our lives. A group of people meet each Thursday at Croi Nua to reflect on the readings of the following Sunday and share on how they might be Good News for them. You are invited to join them. Perhaps you might bring a friend with you!

 Where?  Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. (Opposite Scoil Róis)

When? Every Thursday,

Time: 7.30 to 9.30 pm. 

Facilitated by Patsy Kelly MSC .

Suggested donation towards costs: €5.00  

Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Tel. (091) 520960 


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Three Day Retreat (non residential)

Fr. Patsy Kelly


Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC

Dates: Wednesday June 28th, Thursday June 29th and Friday June 30th

Time: 10.00 a.m – 4.30 p.m.


“The Mystery is Christ within / among you, your hope and glory”  (Colossians 1:27)

We will share together the Word of God given to us in the Liturgy for that day and try to deepen our awareness of Christ’s Presence in every aspect of our lives.
Each day will be centered on our Eucharistic celebration which continues to create and proclaim us as the Body of Christ in our world today.

(Tea/coffee will be provided.  Please bring your own sandwiches).

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564. 



Novena to the Sacred Heart

Venue: Church of Resurrection, Ballinfoyle, Galway.

Dates: June 15th to June 23rd.

Two sessions per day 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Please note times are different on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday 15th June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The heart of Christ is a symbol of love and compassion.

How can we rediscover and allow the love of God to touch our hearts and to become compassionate like Jesus Christ.. 

Friday 16th June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Christ saw with a compassionate heart. 

How can we see the goodness in ourselves and others?
(Bringing our petitions and praying for success in exams).

Saturday 17th June: 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Mary our Mother—an example and challenge to us to see how the great tradition of praying the Rosary can enable us to rediscover these mysteries in our lives.

Sunday 18th June: 10.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Feast of Corpus Christi.  
How does Jesus talk to us in the circumstances of our everyday lives?

Sunday 18th June at 6.00 p.m: Special Mass for Youth
This is led by Declan Browne, Youth Retreat Facilitator.

Monday 19th June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Remembering and celebrating our dead.

When we profess our belief in the Resurrection, a deeper understanding of what is the meaning of death and resurrection in our Christian faith?  With Candlelight remembrance of our dead at 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday 20th June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Day of Forgiveness. 

What is the meaning for ourselves to forgive?  It’s not easy to forgive but it is essential for our own well-being. Receiving and accepting God’s forgiveness enables us to let go of our past mistakes and failures and live with joy.

Wednesday  21st June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
To discover that God is present in all the joys, sorrows and struggles of family life and to enable that presence to be a source of energy, love, peace and joy. 

(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.)

Thursday 22nd June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Day of Healing with special Healing Mass at 4.00 p.m. 

I was not cured but I received healing that enabled me to live with my cancer and relate well to my family

Friday 23rd June: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. 
Feast of the Sacred Heart. 
A special feast day to discover the joy of the Good News, our own identity—that we are God’s children.

We would be delighted if you could join us for this Novena.

Resurrection, Ascension & Pentecost

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

Fr. Patsy Kelly









Facilitators: Charles Sweeney MSC and Patsy Kelly MSC







Time: 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Night 1: Resurrection. Monday 15th May. 

Were not our hearts burning within us as he spoke to us along the way” (Luke 24).  Resurrection is about experiencing a deeper and fulfilling perspective in life, whenever Christ is present, especially in our darkness.

Night 2: Ascension. Tuesday 16th May.

There are lots of goodbyes, letting go and taking on new dreams in our lives. The apostles had that experience with Christ leaving, inviting them not to cling to Him and giving them the mission of going out. How can we live the mystery of the ascension.

Night 3: Pentecost. Wednesday 17th May.    

The Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Does our tree of life bear the fruits of the spirit?  This Pentecost can we open our hearts so that our lives bear the fruits of the Spirit?

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564. 



Taize Prayer around the Cross

An hour of Spirituality and Prayer. 

Date: Good Friday, 14th April

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Tel. (091)520 960 or mobile 0872980564. 



Day Retreat for Holy Week

Facilitators: The Croi Nua team will facilitate us in the preparation for Holy Week.
Date: Palm Sunday April 9th,
Time: 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Phone: (091) 520960




Preparing for Christmas

DenisCrosby-229x300[1]Fr. Dennis Crosby is Parish Priest of  Liscannor and has served in different parishes of the Galway diocese and served in missions overseas. His creativity in liturgy is well known. His wisdom on matters of faith and culture are a special gift. We look forward to hearing Fr. Denis on “Challenging the myth by which we live and prepare for Christmas”.

Facilitator: Fr. Dennis Crosby, P.P.

Wednesday 30th November 7.30-9.30p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua centre, Rosary lane, Taylors Hill, Galway.

Tel. (091) 520960 or  0876833195.