Thursday, 26th April 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

Programme

Summer Programme 2018

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.
 

Cost: €50

Booking Necessary

Fr. Daniel O’Leary, is a priest of the Diocese of Leeds, 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)
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)
Creative Crisis. (Twenty Third Publications/Columba Press. 1990)
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)

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

 

Repeal of the 8th Amendment

What would repeal of the 8th Amendment mean for us as a Nation and as a Church?

Facilitator: Alan Daveron & Nicola Daveron

Date: Wednesday April 18th.

Time: 7.30-9.30 pm. 

Cost: Donation

Further Information if required:

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com 

 

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: 9.30-3.00 p.m.

Website: www.croinua.com

Facilitator: Net Ministry

 

“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 is the United Kingdom’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and a founder member of Sancta Martha Group launched by Pope Francis at the Vatican in April 2014 leading efforts to tackle slavery and human trafficking. 

He was formerly head of the London Metropolitan Police Service’s Human Trafficking Unit.

Date: Wednesday May 16th.

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 

 

 

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

Times:
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

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 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

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 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

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: “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

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.

 

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.

 

NOVENA to the SACRED HEART

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.