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

Programme

Croi Nua Autumn Programme 2017

Ireland & Climate Change, Global Problem –
Local Solutions

Facilitator: Maeve Casey B.E. 

Maeve is a Climate Reality Leader, who was trained by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, to educate the public about climate change. 
Join us for a presentation on the impacts, solutions and what you can do to help drive action.

Further information on: www.ClimateRealityProject.org

Date: Monday 14th August, 2017.

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

 

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

Fr. Patsy Kelly

Fr. Patsy Kelly

And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us“.

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC
What’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 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Good News each Sunday 

Fr. Patsy Kelly

 

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!

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.

Date: Every Thursday from 14th September, 2017.

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

 

Working with the Wisdom of our Dreams 
an experiential workshop

Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy 

 

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

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.

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 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 

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

Cost: €30.00

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  

 

ENNEAGRAM PART 1 

 

The Enneagram provides deeper understanding of ourselves and our compulsions that limit our freedom and dynamism in relating to God and others. 
Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale.

Fr Benny leads this course with great competence and humour.  You will enjoy.

Dates: Sunday 8th and 15th October

Time: 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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 necessary and only valid on payment of deposit of €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  

 

Meditation – the Way to Wholeness
With particular reference to Julian of Norwich the meditation teacher.

Facilitator: Donagh O’Shea OP

Time: Saturday 28th October  10.00-4.00 p.m.

Cost: €30.00

Donagh O’Shea OP is the director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght and has who has held the post since 2007. He taught philosophy and logic for a number of years In Ireland and England, and the history of spirituality in various colleges in Rome. He is also a trained potter. For many years he has been giving retreats and lectures all over the world. He writes the content of the www.goodnews.ie website, and he is the author of Go down to the Potter’s House: a Journey into Meditation (1988, 3rd edition 2013), Take Nothing for the Journey: Meditations on Time and Place (1990, 2nd edition 2013), In a Fitful Light: Conversations on Christian Living (1994), I Remember your Name in the Night: Thinking about Death (1997), The Way of the Cross (2003), and Faith Questions: Searching for Meaning and Hope (2013).

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  

 

Autumn Lecture Series

 

Fr. Patsy Kelly

The Energy of Love in Teilhard de Chardin –

Discovering the Power of love in Teilhard’s thought.

 

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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

 

Suicide Awareness and How to Self-Care.  

Facilitator:  Pieta House Representative

Having counselled many people in the past who were self-harming, Joan Freeman (founder), realised that this was a topic never discussed and rarely understood, and she decided to also help people with this debilitating issue. Pieta House also operates Suicide Bereavement Counselling.

Time: Wednesday 11th 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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Croi Na Gaillimhe – a Resource

Facilitator: Loretta Needham – Croi na Gaillimhe

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

Time: Wednesday 25th October 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Croí na Gaillimhe  is  a resource centre of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. We work with older people, inter-generational groups, migrants, asylum seekers (adult and children), adults with a range of educational needs and socially isolated men. We also strive to increase and enhance inter-generational and intercultural activities, bridging the gap between different ages and nationalities in our community. 

Croí na Gaillimhe offer the following resources:

  • Classes in Computer/Mobile phone, Creative Writing, Drawing, Painting, movement and relaxation.

  • Older People: Lunch and social club with a wide variety of activities.

  • Inter-generational Programme: For young and old. 

  • Men: social supports and a range of activities. 

  • Migrants/Asylum Seekers. 

  • Adults: Conversational English , Basketball for Ladies, Multicultural Singing Group, help with the interview process and research into country of origin whilst in direct provision and help with transitioning from Direct Provision to the Community. 

  • Children: Homework Club and Activities for children e.g. swimming, dancing, etc. 

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  

 

 

Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World: 
An adventure in creation spirituality.

Facilitator: John Feehan

Time: Saturday 4th November 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

John Feehan is closely associated with the Columban Ecological Institute at Dalgan Park in Ireland. He has delivered modules on Science and Religion and Encounter with the Natural World on the Masters programme in Ecology and Religion at All Hallows College, and as part of the Sabbatical Programme at the Dominican Ecology Centre (An Tairseach) in Wicklow. He was for over twenty years a Senior Lecturer in UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science, from which he has recently retired. He is well known for his award-winning television work on the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape (in connection with which he has been described by Kevin Myers as ‘one of life’s great communicators’). And has published widely on environmental history and heritage and creation spirituality.
His published work includes the definitive textbook on Ireland’s peat-lands, books on geology and ecology, and his widely acclaimed Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment. An American edition of his influential book on Creation Spirituality, The Singing Heart of the World (Columba Press, 2010) has recently been published.

Cost: €30.00

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

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  

 

Life’s Healing Journey

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from “Life’s Healing Journey”.
Starting with introduction evening on 1st November 

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

Times: Wednesday 1st November 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday 8th November 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday 15th November 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday 29th November 7.30-9.30 p.m.

Wednesday 6th December  7.30-9.30 p.m.

 

Full Day Retreat for participants of Life’s Healing Journey”

Time: Saturday 16th December 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  

 

Remembering, Forgiving and Loving Our Dead

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

It’s good to remember and reconnect with our dead, but it will be also an opportunity to forgive them and love them.

Time: Thursday 2nd November 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC

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  

 

The Enneagram Part 2. 

Part 2 is a follow on from Part 1.

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  helps us see our compulsive blindness and how we are acting at cross purposes with our best interests. 
Fr. Benny will explain 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.

Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale

Dates: Sundays 19th and 26th November

Time: 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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 necessary and only valid on payment of deposit of €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  

   

Mindfulness – Living in the Now

Fr Tom Mulcahy MSC

Our minds either dwell in the past, feeling guilty or look to the future with apprehension. But life is now. Learn to live in the now.

Facilitator: Tom Mulcahy MSC

Time: Saturday 18th November 10.00 – 4.00 pm.

 Cost: €30.00

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

Phone: 091-520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mailcroinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

 
3 Day Advent Retreat  

Fr. Patsy Kelly

Quiet time to prepare and reflect what it means that “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

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

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

 Faith Reading Group

Date: Saturday September 23rd  2017 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

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

 

Service of Reconciliation

Facilitators: Croí Nua Team

Time: Wednesday 20th December 

 

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.