Monday, 18th June 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway


Summer Programme 2018

Three Day Retreat

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.

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. 



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

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

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

Phone: (091) 520960



Cost: Donation


“How Did Jesus, Mary and Joseph get on as a Family?

 With reference to insights from Pope Francis on Unconditional Love

Facilitator: Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

Time: Tuesday, 12th June at 8pm

Venue: Croí Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill

Admission free.

Tea and Coffee afterwards

All are Welcome   



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 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

  • Anyone who has suffered bereavement through death. A shortened version of Life’s Healing Journey will be given over the following three days

Friday 4th May 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Saturday 5th May 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday 6th May 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 

Places are limited so please book early

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

Cost: €60

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564




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 10th April, 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




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 12th April, 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




Faith Reading Group

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

Time: 2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Book Title: “The Singing Heart of the World” by John Feehan.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564




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.



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 





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.


Preached Novena in honour of the Sacred Heart 

Venue: Church of the Ressurection, Ballinfoyle, Headford Road, 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.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing this Novena with you.

Your friends are also welcome.

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.