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Living Our Faith

Onthree consecutive Wednesday nights, March 11th, 18th and 25th, we will reflect on understanding our faith and applying it to the reality of our lives. 7:30-8:45pm in the rooms at the back of the church in Mervue.The evenings will be Scripture based and facilitated byFr. Gerard McCarthy, SVD.

 

Lenten Talks

A series of Lenten talks takes place in the new Community Room in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Seamus Quirke Road during March. Thirty Years a Hermit - Rodney Thompson on March 3rd at 7:30pm.Our Faith, Our Music: Journey in Song from Lent to Holy week to Easter Joy - Neása Flaherty-Burke on March 10th 7:30pm. The Life of a Priest in Galway in 2020 - Fr Martin Whelan on March 24th 7:30pm. 2020 Vision - Bishop Brendan Kelly on March 31st 7:30pm.

 

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

The Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on July 1st - 6th. It will be led by Bishop Brendan Kelly. Fare €740. Information from Fr. Martin Moran 091 550106. Bookings: Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410800.

 

Nature for Health Programme

A free 10 week course takes place on Tuesday's from 10am-12pm, starting Tues. March 24th March in Merlin Woods, Doughiska. Guided weekly social walks in a woodland setting with elements of art, mindfulness and nature. To register your interest please contact Vera on 085 8536614 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Maintaining Mental Well being in an Era of Digital Distraction

A public talk for parents, people working with and caring for children and young people by Dr. Colman Noctor takes place in the Clayton Hotel on Thurs. March 12th at 7.30pm. Dr. Noctor is a child and adult psychotherapist and author of the bestselling parenting book 'Cop on'. Dr. Malie Coyne Clinical Psychologist, N.U.I.G. Lecturer will be our MC on the night. Tickets are €5 and are limited to 2 per person. Hosted by Galway Mental Health Association. For further information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

ARISE

ARISE is a one-day festival for young adults (18-35 years) taking place in Knock on March 7th. Organised by CYMI, the new umbrella organisation for youth ministry in Ireland, it will be an inspiring day of music, talks and workshops. More information  check out www.dyctuam.ie

 

Cloister Day 

The Poor Clares, Galway, are hosting a Cloister Day on Saturday  March 21st from 10.00am to 5.00pm to help those who are exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to learn more about the Poor Clare way of life. If you are under 40 and would like to attend email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

A Centering Prayer Retreat

The Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Living, will take place at Kylemore Abbey from Mon. March 30th to Friday April 3rd.  The retreat will be facilitated by Fionnuala Quinn O.P., Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach Dublin and Lesley Ann O’Connor who also serves on the global team for Contemplative Outreach.  This retreat will be enhanced by the opportunity to join the daily Offices of the Benedictine Community. For further details please contact Mary 095 52011 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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 Programme

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  

 

Ongoing Programmes

 

At Home with your Bible

Every Tuesday morning from September 17th from 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.



Faith Renewal - Knock Shrine

Quiet Days for Busy People
The popular ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’ day retreats make a welcome return. Deirdre Ní Chinnéide will lead ‘Come Away to a Quiet Place’  a day of Music, Reflection and Prayer on Saturday, March 14th. Lizzie Harrison will join us on Saturday April 25th  for a day entitled ‘Resting in God’s Gaze of Love’ .Both of retreats take place from 10.30am – 4pm  in the Prayer Centre. Fee €30 includes lunch.

 

Scripture Summer School

The annual Scripture Summer School takes place from June 9th- 12th June. The theme this year is  2020 Vision – Faith into the Future – Biblical Nourishment for Hungry Pilgrims. We are delighted to welcome back our facilitators Kieran O’Mahony, Jessie Rogers and Sean Goan. Come join us and be nourished by the Word of God as we reflect on its richness. The Summer School focuses on specific themes in Scripture with guest speakers throughout the week. The programme consists of daily lectures, workshops, Lectio Divina and celebration of the Mass. The school will take place in Knock House Hotel and booking is required.

 

Jesuit Week / Week of Ignatian Spirituality
Jesuit Week 2020 takes place from Sunday July 26th – Sunday August 2nd inclusive. The theme is Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God. God takes an interest in each one of us, in every life – a personal interest in the ordinary daily realities and in our deepest longings. Each of us has a story to tell and in that story, God is present, calling us to listen as well as speaking. It doesn’t do away with the struggles of life, but it helps us to see that the One who created us wants to guide us and to give us courage and a sense of peace. This is what the Jesuit way of prayer is all about.