November Remembrance Weekend

Our 7pm Mass on Sat. Nov. 2nd will remember in a special way those who have died from the parish over the past 12 months. During this Mass 2 people representing each family who have lost - a mother or father, a spouse or partner, a son or daughter, a brother or sister will be invited to carry a  candle and a flower to the altar to honour the memory of the one who has died. To ensure that - what is a very sensitive and emotional occasion runs smoothly - we ask that if you have lost a very close family member recently - that you leave your name in the sacristy after Mass or in the Parish Office by Thurs. Oct. 31st. Those taking part in this Procession to the altar to be in the Church no later than 6.45pm please.


Save the Date

A Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of St. Brigid's Parish will be held on Thursday November 7th in Flannery's Hotel at 8.00pm. The cost is €40 per table of 4 or €10 each. We are asking you to support us by getting a team of 4 people. Lots of prizes on the night.


Harvest Celebration 

John Paul Services will hold their Harvest Celebration in St. Brigid’s Church on Wed. Oct. 23rd at 12 noon. You are invited to join us for this gathering of music, song and prayer to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives and for the cup of tea together afterwards.


Wednesday Club

St. Brigid's Parish Wednesday Club meets on Wednesdays from 2.30-4pm in the Ballybane Enterprise Centre. We look forward to welcoming our regulars back and any new members too of course. If you know anyone 60 plus who might like to meet up on Wednesday afternoons for a chat, a cup of tea, pick up some interesting tips on a wide range of topics, enjoy a bit of music and fun as well as a regular bingo game, please let them know that we would be delighted to welcome them into our club.                                                        


Ballybane COPE Lunch Club

Meets every second week in the New Life Centre, Monivea Road. The lunch club provides a space where older people can meet, enjoy a two course meal together, socialise with their neighbours, and make new friends all within their local community. Contact 085 104 8330. Volunteers from the community are always welcome.


Are you caring for somebody with Dementia?

Western Alzheimer's are holding a Carers support Groupin in the Clayton Hotel on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7 - 8.30pm. Contact 091-565193.


Ballybane Parent & Toddler Group

Will run on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 12 midday in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre.



Croi Nua Autumn Programme 2019

All Croi Nua Programmes are held in Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway (Opposite Scoil Róis). For Further information contact 091 520960/0872980564/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Ár Scéal Féin (Our Own Story)

Holy People and Holy Places of the Aran Islands.

Recollecting the Rich Christian Heritage of Galway Bay. Wednesday October 16th at 7.30pm. Facilitator: Padraigin Clancy.


Arts with a Twist 2

Artists will share their creativity, beauty and talents. Come and enjoy and be inspired. Wednesday October 23rd at 7.30pm.


Changing Faith in a Changing World

For many people today, the faith they one time knew continues to change, raising a range of new questions and possibilities for a more adult kind of Spirituality. Through input, reflection and dialogue Diarmuid O' Murchu will explore these new spiritual challenges arising at this time. Saturday October 26th 10-4pm.


Remembering, Forgiving and Loving Our Dead

It's good to remember and reconnect with our dead, but also to forgive and love them. Facilitator: Charles J Sweeney MSC. Saturday November 2nd at 7.30pm.


Life's Healing Journey

A pathway to forgiveness. If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from Life's Healing Journey. November 8th at 7.30pm, 9th from 10-4pm, 10th from 10-4pm. Facilitated by Fr. Charles MSC and the Life's Healing Journey Team.


Loss and Recovery

This seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to Wholeness ' While the heart grieves for that which it has lost, The Spirit dances for that which it has found'. Starting on Friday November 15th from 7-10pm and continuing on Saturday November 16th from 10-1pm. Facilitator: Jim Cogely.


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. Saturday November 23rd from 10-4pm. Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy.


Challenging the myth by which we live and prepare for Christmas

Facilitator: Fr. Dennis Crosby, P.P. Wednesday 30th November 7.30-9.30pm.


Service of Reconciliation

Wednesday December at 8pm. Facilitator: Croi Nua Team


A Days Retreat on Forgiveness

Sunday December 1st 10.00am - 4pm. Facilitator: Joe Mc Gee MSC


3 Day Retreat In Preparation For Christmas

December 11, 12th, 13th 10.00am - 4.30pm. Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC


Ongoing Programmes


At Home with your Bible

Every Tuesday morning from September 17th 10.15am - 12.15pm and repeated in the evening 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Morning Mass follows for those who wish to attend. Facilitator: Patsy Kelly


Taize Spirituality and Prayer 

An hour of spirituality and prayer. Last Monday of each month 8.00 – 9.00pm. 


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. Every Friday at 7.30pm throughout the year. 


AA Meetings

Every Monday and Friday 5.30 – 7.00pm.


Arts Anonymous

12 Step Spirituality fellowship for all who wish to fulfil their creative potential.Every Sunday 7.00 to 8.15pm.

All Croi Nua Programmes are held in Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway (Opposite Scoil Róis). For Further information contact 091 520960/0872980564/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it