Events Spring 2019:

Our programme for spring 2019.  This page will be regularly updated with new events so keep in touch!

Prayer: Communicating with God Five Tuesday mornings in Lent 10.30-12.00 from March 12th with Ian Neylon and Anne Francis. Donation €10 per person or couple. €40 for the five sessions. With coffee and hot cross buns…

What is prayer all about? What do we mean when we talk about communicating with God?  This series will explore prayer through conversations and practical experiences in a relaxed atmosphere. All welcome, no expertise required!       Tuesdays March 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd, 9th. 10.30-12.00

  1. What is prayer all about?
  2. Whom are we praying to?
  3. Who are we when we pray?
  4. How can we pray?
  5. Praying through life.

 

When a baby dies before or after birth: A day of reflection with Ann Charlton and Anne Francis

A gentle time exploring your experience in a safe and healing environment. A spiritual approach to grief, loss and life.

For people who have experienced the death of a baby/babies through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomaly, interruption, still birth or neonatal death. People who have been recently bereaved or long ago bereaved are welcome to attend. You may be a mother, father, a grandparent, a sibling or an extended family member. All are welcome.

The value of life is not measured by the span of its years… (Wisdom 4:8)

We are happy to welcome Ann Charlton for this event. Ann is Chaplain to the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin and has worked as a chaplain in maternity services for over ten years.

Saturday April 13th 10.30am-4.00pm.  Donation. Lunch included. Numbers limited.  Booking essential before April 10th at info@galilee.ie or 071-966-4101. If you would like to find out more about this day please ring Anne Francis, 087-228-2134.

 

Opening of our Quiet Garden and afternoon of reflection, With the Galilee Team. April 14th, 2.30-5.00pm. Donation.

Did you know that Galilee has joined the Quiet Garden Movement (https://quietgarden.org/)?  We invite you to join us for an afternoon in the beautiful setting of our garden, with an opportunity for reflection and prayer, and to stop and smell the flowers. Closing with refreshments.  Please let us know if you are coming.  (It’s not going to rain!)

 

Good Friday Prayer around the Cross, April 19th, 9.00pm.   All are invited to bring your sorrow and the sorrow of the world to the cross of Jesus on Good Friday.  With music from Taizé.

 

 

Easter Dawn Mass, April 21st.  Come and join us in celebrating the resurrection of the Lord in our lovely garden.

 

 

A Power Greater than Ourselves: Helping Families Manage Addiction.  With Mick Devine. May 25th 10.30-3.30

This day is for families (adults) of people in addiction, including family members in recovery. It will focus on helping all members to understand addiction and how it impacts on a family.

We will seek to explain how family members adopt coping mechanisms in order to absorb the impact of the addiction on the family and explore new ways of managing the addiction.

Throughout the day there will be an emphasis on the spiritual dimension both to addiction and to the solutions.

Mick Devine MA is a therapist and has been an addiction treatment practitioner for over 20 years. He is the Clinical Director at a leading addiction treatment agency based in Cork. He has a particular interest in the role of the spirituality of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in the treatment of addicted persons.

Donation.  Light lunch included.

 

 

Weekly Happenings at Galilee

We are closed for the month of January and return with our weekly events at the beginning of February (see below).

Morning And Evening Prayer

Neighbours and all interested passers by are welcome to join us for:

  • Morning Prayer 9:15-9.40am, Mon-Fri
  • Evening Prayer 6pm Tues, Wed & Fri

Mindfulness Centered Meditation

7-7.45 Mondays

Finding peace in a busy and hectic world,  this could be a definition of Meditation.  Who of us would not like to do something to be more calm, less judgmental and more positive in our thoughts and attitude.It can be a help to turn off some of the programmes  running in our mind.  Something similar to the computer that  gets slower and slower the more programmes that are running.  It can actually freeze!  So too can the human brain if there are too many thoughts running simultaneously.

Meditation is a way to live more mindfully and a way of finding greater happiness, becoming less anxious and more energized. It teaches us the skills to help us focus on one thing at a time.  It helps us to pray by bringing us to stillness where we can listen to our God.

“Reflection on the Word of God in our Challenging Times”

Welcome any Thursday or every Thursday.

All are welcome to join us for a cuppa a scone and a chat at 7:30. At 8pm we gather around an open fire to study the scripture and search it for meaning in light of our day to day living.

  • Cuppa at 7:30pm
  • Input/ Reflection 8-9pm
  • Prayer 9:00-9:20
  • Welcome for all or part of the evening.

Prayer around the Cross - Taizé

  • Friday
  • Last Friday of every Month
  • 9-10 pm
Jesus on the Cross

Day Retreats

Individuals or groups interested in a few hours or a full day of retreat should phone 071 966 4101 or email info@galilee.ie to make arrangements.

This is an opportunity for people to receive guidance in scripture and prayer over a four day/four week period. The programme is available for people who are not familiar with the Bible as well as for those who are.

People who make this retreat find it a non-threatening and positive, experience a renewal of spirit and greater confidence in reading and praying the scripture. It is available all through the year by arrangement at a date and time that suits you.

Some people have availed of this type of retreat to prepare for Christmas and Easter.

Overnight Stay can be arranged by telephone.