Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

Programme

Spring Programme 2018

 

“Gifts Differing: a presentation on personality types”

Facilitator: Fr Brendan O’Rourke C.Ss.R. will facilitate two evenings on the above topic

Fr. Brendan O Rourke

 “Understanding ourselves and others adds richness to our lives, helps us to accept ourselves better, and also lets us figure out why some people are so different from us!  During these two evenings we will explore personality types based on the work of psychologist Carl Jung. 
Each type of personality has value! 
In the first evening we will complete a question / answer sheet which will help us determine our own personality type.”

Fr. Brendan is a Redemptorist priest, Rector of Esker Monastery and Retreat Centre, situated close to Athenry. He is a qualified Psychotherapist, accredited with the I.A.C.P. and has a background of experience in Ireland, U.S.A. and the Philippine islands.

Brendan is no stranger to Croí Nua, and we look forward to welcoming him back!  From past experience we know we can look forward to two lively nights, full of insight, challenge and laughter!

Cost: €10

Date: Wednesday January 24th and February 7th

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

Booking advised

 

St. Bridget —Celebrating our Celtic Christian Heritage and the making of St. Bridget’s Crosses.

Facilitator: Fr. Frank Fahey

Fr. Frank Fahey of Ballintubber Abbey is a man with deep knowledge and understanding of Celtic Spirituality and will share about the important part that St. Bridget played in development of the early Christian Church in Ireland.

Fr Frank, was the main revivalist of the ancient pilgrimage route from Ballintubber to Croagh Patrick, known as the ‘Tochar Padraig’, is pictured at the foot of Croagh Patrick.

Dates: Wednesday 31st January

Times:  7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Cost: €10

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

 

Ash Wednesday – 

Reminder of our coming from God and through the sign of cross in ashes returning to God.

Facilitators: Croí Nua Team

Date: February 14th

Time: 7.30p.m.

 

Pieta House: “Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support” 

Facilitator: Tom McEvoy, Pieta House will outline the role of Pieta House in Suicide Prevention and Bereavement support. 

Pieta will open a centre in Galway City early 2018 which will be its sixteenth nationwide Centre.

Pieta House which is entirely dependent on community support and continuing to offer hope.
Pieta House is now in its twelfth year. 

Date: Wednesday 21st February 

Time: 7.30-9.30p.m.

Cost: €10

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

 “Tackling Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking”

Facilitator: Kevin Hyland OBE

Kevin Hyland is the United Kingdom’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, leading efforts to tackle slavery and human trafficking.
He was formerly head of the London Metropolitan Police Service’s Human Trafficking Unit.

Kevin Hyland helped to establish the Santa Marta Group, a body comprising international law enforcement agencies, civil society, NGO’s and the Catholic Church.

(This should be a special evening when we are challenged by how we live out and respond to the needs of people that are trafficked / traded).

Date: Monday March 5th.

Time: 7.30pm. 

Cost: €10

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

A Journey of Healing & Transformation-

using handcrafted wood symbols.    

Fr. Jim Cogley

Facilitator: Fr. Jim Cogley

This interactive seminar will include aspects of both the personal and ancestral story.

Our Ancestral healing or family tree healing is the process of dealing with those dynamics within the family psyche which are a source of dysfunctional behaviour leading to problems in the lives of those concerned. Unlike genetically transmitted family traits, these connections can be dealt with at an energetic and spiritual level by the present generation, leaving past, present and future generations free of their power. Identification of the meaning and origin of these destructive patterns can lead us into a healing process that frees us to make new choices of how we live and relate in the present.

Fr Jim Cogley is a psychotherapist and woodturner 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.

Regarded as an inspirational speaker he in constantly in demand for seminars, retreats and conferences,. He is the author of several books in the popular Wood You Believe series including: “The Unfolding Self”, “The Ancestral Self”, and “The Twinless Self”. His latest publication, “The Spiritual Self – A Spirituality of Healing and Integration“, has been highly acclaimed as one of the best contributions to religious journalism in recent times.

Date: Saturday March 10th

Times: 10.00-4.00p.m. 

Cost: €30 

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

Phone: (091) 520 960 

E-mail:  croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com Booking Advised

 

Lenten Retreat

Fr. Patsy Kelly

Facilitator: Fr. Patsy Kelly will present a two day Lenten Retreat. 

Date: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March

Time: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

 

 

 

 

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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

Retreat in preparation for Holy Week 

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

 

Facilitator: Fr. Charles Sweeney will present a full day retreat in preparation for Holy Week.

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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

 

Service of Reconciliation

Date: March 27th.

Time: 8.00 pm.

 

 

Taize Prayer around the Cross  

Taize meeting in Croi Nua

 

An hour of spirituality and prayer.

Date: Good Friday March 30th

Time: 8.00 p.m. 

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564.

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com
 
Website: www.croinua.com 

 

 

Ongoing Programmes in Croi Nua 2018 

 

The Eucharist in Scripture and Liturgy

Fr. Patsy Kelly

 

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.

We will explore the connection between Eucharist and scripture and why the Eucharist makes the Risen Christ constantly present to us. 

  

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

Date: Every Tuesday morning and evening starting 16th January, 2018.

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 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Good News each Sunday 

 

Facilitator: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC.

Reflection 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!

Date: Every Thursday from 18th January, 2018.

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

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

Suggested donation towards costs: €5.00 

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

  Faith Reading Group

Date: Saturday January 20th 2018 and once monthly thereafter.

Time: 2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Book Title: “No Salvation Outside the Poor” by Jon Sobrino.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

Taize Spirituality and Prayer in Croi Nua

Taize meeting in Croi Nua

 

An hour of spirituality and prayer.

Date: Last Monday of each month at 8.00 p.m. 

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

 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564.

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com
 
Website: www.croinua.com 

 

Meditation Group Meeting 

In a world saturated by noise, speed, and movement, people yearn for spaces to settle down, to be still, to be at home with themselves and to allow God to speak to them. 
A sacred space for meditation is offered every week in Croi Nua.

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

Time: Every Friday at 7.30 p.m. and throughout the year. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564 

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

 

AA Meetings 

Time: Every Monday and Friday 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

 

Arts Anonymous

12 Step Spirituality fellowship for all who wish to fulfil their creative potential.

Time: Every Sunday 7.00 to 8.15 p.m.

 

 

  After Easter Courses

An Astonishing Secret:
The Divine Beauty of your Human Heart’

Facilitator: 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 be a week-end of huge graces for you.  

Dates: Saturday April 14th 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.
           
Sunday April 15th 10.00 – 1.00 p.m.
 

Booking Necessary

Fr. Daniel O’Leary, a priest of the Diocese of Leeds, is an author and teacher. 
All Hallows College, Dublin is his Alma Mater: Rathmore, Co Kerry his birthplace.
As curate and Parish Priest, he has worked in parishes for almost 30 years. For another 20 he taught theology and religious education in St Mary’s University College in London and became Chair of its Religious Studies Department before being appointed Episcopal Vicar for Christian Formation in Leeds until 2000

He holds Masters degrees in theology, spirituality and religious education.  Award-winning author of 12 books, he is a regular contributor to the Tablet and the Irish Furrow.  Currently he gives conferences and retreats to parishioners, teachers, catechists, head-teachers, priests and Diocesan re: Advisers around the country and internationally.

His current project is about the recovery of what is called the ‘sacramental imagination’ in all our spiritual endeavours – in our inner spiritual work as well as our many pastoral and educational ministries.

This life-enhancing understanding of the fleshing of God springs from a traditional and orthodox (but mostly forgotten) theology of nature and grace which transforms our understanding of the Incarnation. This understanding, in turn, transforms the quality of our lives and ministry. Our ‘hidden self’ emerges and we begin to experience in the here and now, the promised ‘abundant life’.

This theology and spirituality, this new way of being and of seeing, are now the focus of Fr Daniel’s life’s work.  He is, however, still finding it difficult to be the one thing that God wants of each of us – to be a free and authentic human being!

Books and CDs:

Love and Meaning in Religious Education – with Theresa Sallnow. (Oxford University Press. 1984)
Religious Education and Young Adults. Ed. (St Paul’s Publishers. 1987)
Year of the Heart. (Paulist Press, USA. 1989)
Creative Crisis. (Twenty Third Publications/Columba Press. 1990)
Windows of Wonder. (Paulist Press/Columba Press, USA. 1991)
New Hearts for New Models. (Columba Press. 1997)
Passion for the Possible. (Columba Press. 1998)
Lost Soul? The Catholic Church Today. (Columba Press. 1999)
Travelling Light. (Columba Press. 2001)
Prism of Love. (Columba Press. 2003)
Already Within. (Columba Press. 2007)
Begin with the Heart. (Columba Press. 2008)
Unmasking God: Revealing God in the Ordinary (Columba Press 2011)
The Happiness Habit (Columba Press 2015)

 

 

 Youth Day – John Paul II Awards

A special day of celebration of their achievements and of the faith of the young people.

Date: Thursday April 19th

Time: 9.30-3.00p.m.

Facilitator: Net Ministry

 

 

Life’s Healing Journey

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from “Life’s Healing Journey”.


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 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

A shortened version of Life’s Healing Journey will be given over the following three days

Times:
Friday 4th May 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Saturday 5th May 10.00-4.00 p.m.
Sunday 6th May 10.00-4.00 p.m. 

Places are limited so please book early

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC and the Life’s Healing Journey team.

Cost:

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com