Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

The Enneagram Part 1


The Enneagram Part 1 takes place on two consecutive Sundays,
Dates: 8th and 15th October  2017
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 6th October to Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.   

Tel. (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564.




Booking necessary


Working with the Wisdom of our Dreams

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. It is 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 weof ten 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.

 Time: Saturday 16th September  10.00-4.00 p.m.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564





Exploration of John’s Gospel 

At Home with your Bible – Exploration of John’s Gospel 

Fr. Patsy Kelly

Fr. Patsy Kelly

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us”. 

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC
hat’s it all about?  What’s in it for me?  Will it make any difference to me or to our world?

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

Date: Every Tuesday morning and evening starting 12th September 2017.

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. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564

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 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd November and 8th, December. 

Time: Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

The programme will be explained in detail on the introduction evening Wednesday 1st November.  

Cost: €50 for full course or €10 per night  and €20 for full day retreat.

There will be an all day retreat on Saturday 16th December 2017.

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p. m.

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) 


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. 



Getting the past out of the present

Fr. Jim Cogley

Fr. Jim Cogley

Facilitator: Fr. Jim Cogley

Understanding why we are the way we are in relation to our personal and family story.  Resolving childhood insecurities and befriending difficult emotions.

Fr. Jim Cogley is a psychotherapist and wood turner with over thirty years’ experience. He was one of the early leaders in the Charismatic Renewal Movement in Ireland. Based in the picturesque village of Oylegate in Co. Wexford, his particular interest is that of Healing, both personal and intergenerational, and how the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present. As an artist with wood he presents the age old truths in the form of symbols that speak to the soul.

 Date: Saturday March 11th 

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00p.m.

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

Cost: €20 or what you can afford.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564.


Please bring a snack. Tea, coffee, etc. provided.