Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

The Enneagram Part 1


The Enneagram Part 1 takes place on two consecutive Sundays,
Dates: Sept 30th and October 7th  2018
Time: 2.00-7.00 p.m.

Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale will lead the Workshop

The Enneagram provides deeper understanding of ourselves and our compulsions that limit our freedom and dynamism in relating to God and others. We need support in unmasking our “False Self” and distancing ourselves from our delusions.
Fr. Benny deals with this issue in Part 1 and helps us see our compulsive blindness and how we are acting at cross purposes with our best interests.
He explains how to flow with our gift and integrate with our shadow and failure. The Enneagram helps us to let go of what only seems good in order to discover what is really good – our Soul and our True Self.

Venue: Croi Nua Centre,  Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. (Opposite Dominican  Scoil Róis)

Cost: €60.00, including  non-returnable  deposit of €10.00

N.B.  Booking is only valid on payment of deposit.

It is necessary to apply for this course not later than 26th September to Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.   

Tel. (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564. 



Booking necessary


Exploring the Word of God & Living it Out

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.  

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

Date: Every Tuesday starting 11th September 2018.

Time: Mornings at 10.15 – 12.15 and repeated in the 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. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564



Life’s Healing Journey

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from Life’s healing Journey

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC


Facilitators: Charles Sweeney MSC and LHJ Team.

Theme of Life’s Healing Journey

Grieving is commonly associated with death, but it is important to emphasise that there is the need to grieve over EVERY loss or hurt.  Grieving is your way of letting go, it is as natural as breathing itself. 
When your losses and hurts no longer control you and you no longer blindly react to them, you will have experienced healing.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has suffered bereavement through death

  • Anyone who has suffered the breakdown of a marriage/separation

  • Anyone who would like a guided retreat that leads to wholeness

  • If you find it difficult to forgive someone from the past

Dates: Wednesday 24th, 31st October and 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018. 

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm.

Cost: €50 for full course.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564. 


Places on Life’s Healing Journey are limited so please book early.
(Please note that people from all Faiths have benefited from this course) 


Working with the Wisdom of our Dreams

You are invited to experience the amazing wisdom of your dreams as a powerful source of guidance from the soul.

Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy 

Kathleen Duffy is an accredited Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and supervisor who has a passion for working with the use of dreams in her practice for over twenty five years. She has recently had her book published on this subject, entitled: “Awaken to the Wisdom of your Dreams – Mirrors in the river”.

This very popular workshop invites participants to experience the amazing wisdom of Dreams as a powerful source of Guidance from the Soul. It offers practical experience of how to make sense of the unconscious wisdom we often dismiss through lack of understanding of this ancient dream language. “For God does speak to us, now one way, now another, though man may not perceive it, in a dream, in a vision of the night when deep sleep falls on men / women as they slumber in their beds, he opens their ears and gives them instruction“. Job 33:14-16 
Participants will gain an understanding of the psyche and its functioning, as well as an opportunity to explore the irrational nature of the dream in bringing unconscious content to consciousness. 
Kathleen will also;

  • Introduce you to the language of the dream, which is that of symbol, myth, ritual, imagination and story. 

  • Explore some of the major Archetypes of the psyche.

  • Teach you how to discern when to take dream wisdom literally or symbolically.

  • Work with why we have recurring dreams, and what happens when we ignore them and they turn into nightmares.

  • Examine the difference between personal and universal symbols.

  • Show you how to befriend the unconscious, and listen to, record, and work with dream wisdom in order to benefit from this guidance in everyday life.

Date: Saturday 20th October 

Time:10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564





Three Day Retreat (non-residential)

Fr. Patsy Kelly


Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC

Dates: Wednesday June 20th, Thursday June 21st and Friday June 22nd

Time: 10.00 a.m – 4.30 p.m.

Theme – “Come to me all you who are thirsty” (John 7.37)

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. 



Sacred Heart Novena with MSC priests

Venue: Church of the Ressurection, , Galway 
Dates: Thursday 31st May to Friday June 8th
Times: Monday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Times: Saturday 2nd June: 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Times: Sunday 3rd June: 10.30 a.m. 1.00 p.m. and 6.00.p.m.
The Novena consists of: Mass, Talks, Meditations, Prayers and Private Time.
Novena will be lead by Missionaries of the Sacred Heart from the Croi Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway.

Dates: May 31st – June 8th 

Themes & Intention for the Day
Thursday 31st May 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

 Opening of Novena
The heart of Christ is a symbol of love and compassion. How can we make that heart the centre of family life?

 Friday 1st June 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Compassion, love and kindness is the heart beat of the Christian message. 
Every family where these are found is a Christian family.

 Saturday 2nd June 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Jesus Mary and Joseph loved each other, but they struggled to understand each other. Mary struggled to understand Jesus.

Sunday 3rd June  10.30 a.m. 1.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Feast of Corpus Christi – How, in our family, can we be the body of Christ?

Monday 4th June 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Our family is shaped by those who have gone before us. We need to remember, celebrate and forgive those members of our family who have died. 
With Candlelight Service for our dead at 7.30.p.m. 

Tuesday 5th June  9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Day of Forgiveness.  
No family is perfect, we all need to forgive and be forgiven. Forgiveness can bring great joy and freedom!

Wednesday 6th  June 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Christian Vision for the Family.
(Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10.00.a.m. to 7.00 p.m.)

Thursday 7th June 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

Day of Healing with special HEALING MASS 4.00 p.m. 
To recognise and name the hurts and disappointments of family and to bring Christ’s healing. 

Healing can bring new life and energy to family!

Friday 8th 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 and are all part of God’s family.


Divine Beauty of your Human Heart

Facilitator: Fr. Daniel O’Leary

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Fr. Daniel O Leary

There are precious things about God, about this world, and about ourselves that we were never told.
Yet we were created to hear these love-stories. They transform our lives. May this

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564



Booking Necessary

Cost: €50

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564



Taize Prayer around the Cross

An hour of Spirituality and Prayer. 

Date: Good Friday, 30th March.

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Tel. (091)520 960 or mobile 0872980564. 



Retreat in Preparation for Holy Week 


Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

Facilitator: .

Date: Sunday 25th March (Palm Sunday).

Time: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564



Handing on Our Faith in the Home.

To be a parent is to find oneself enrolled in an elite school of Love “ 

Facilitator: Kate Liffey

“The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures….In that variety of gifts and encounters which deepen communion, God has his dwelling place. This mutual concern “brings together the human and the divine” for it is filled with the love of God.” (AL, 315)

Facing the challenge of handing on the faith is a challenge for parents but also for grandparents, they can play a very powerful role. 
Grandparents, you can be part of this great adventure! 

“To Love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth and their importance”.

Kate Liffey is the national director for Catechetics and coordinator of the National Faith Development Team for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. She is the CPSMA’s representative on the NCCA’s Early Childhood and Primary Board and, from this engagement, has coordinated responses to the NCCA’s proposals on Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics, and on a redeveloped primary curriculum. She also coordinates the work of the Council for Catechetics working groups on post-primary Religious Education, youth and young adult ministry and a working group on the catechetical implications of Laudato Si’.

Date: Saturday March 24th

Time: 10-4.30 p.m.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564