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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

Pastoral Outreach Centre Events

The next series of Pastoral Centre Outreach events will begin in the Autumn. 


computer keyboard keys with word 'pray''Praying Through God's Word' is online fortnightly from 15th February until 24th May 2021. Each session is a stand-alone event and can be joined at any time – just email pastoral@galwaydiocese.ie for a link.

Session dates: 15th February; 1st, 15th & 29th March; 12th & 26th April; 10th & 24th May.


image of sunset with text overlaidThe Living Word at Easter

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Zoom Programme: 6 April – 11 May 2021

In Lent we journeyed through the Passion narrative in Mark’s Gospel. However, we must never forget that God’s plan for Jesus was always resurrection! Paul reminded the early Christians that we preach Christ crucified AND risen.

For six Tuesday evenings online, beginning on Easter Tuesday, we continue our journey with the Risen Christ by focusing on the Easter Gospel passages in all four Gospels. Don’t worry if you were not able to join us  during Lent; join us now and discover how the Resurrection changed everything for those first followers of Jesus and experience the impact that it can have on our own lives, on our own faith journey.

These are not ‘academic’ evenings, but an opportunity to grow in our understanding of God’s word and how it can transform our lives.

The sessions will be facilitated by Fr Gerard McCarthy SVD. There will be time for questions and discussion in each session. Scripture texts and supporting material will be provided.

The course runs online via Zoom for six Tuesday evenings from 6 April to 11 May 2021.

Date Session Title
7.30pm Tuesday 6 April 'The First Easter Morning'
7.30pm Tuesday 13 April 'He's going before you into Galilee'
7.30pm Tuesday 20 April 'The Road to Emmaus'
7.30pm Tuesday 27 April 'Peace be with you'
7.30pm Tuesday 4 May 'Magdalene and Doubting Thomas'
7.30pm Tuesday 11 May 'A Question of Love'


Are you interested?
Just drop an email to pastoral@galwaydiocese.ie and we will send you a link to the Zoom meeting platform.

These sessions are free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation towards costs, click here to access the diocesan iDonate system and select 'Scripture Courses' when you reach the "Which Parish are you Donating to?" screen.


Cross image with text overlaidThe Living Word in Lent

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Zoom Programme: 23 February – 23 March 2021

Mark’s Gospel was the first of the Four Gospels to be written. On five Tuesday evenings during five weeks online, facilitated by Fr Gerard McCarthy SVD, we will journey through the Passion narrative of this Gospel, attempting to grow in our understanding of the final days of Jesus, leading to the great event of the Resurrection.

These sessions are not ‘academic’ and it is not necessary to have attended other Bible courses in the past. More than anything the sessions are an attempt to discover the power of God’s Word and the tremendous influence it can have on our lives once we open ourselves to it in faith and hope.

There will be time for questions and discussion in each session. Scripture texts and supporting material will be provided.

The course runs online via Zoom for five Tuesday evenings from 23 February to 23 March 2021.

7.30pm Tuesday 23 February Gethsemane: Prayer in Despair
7.30pm Tuesday 2 March False Accusations
7.30pm Tuesday 9 March Questions, but no Answers
7.30pm Tuesday 16 March My God, My God
7.30pm Tuesday 23 March He has been Raised


Are you interested?
Just drop an email to pastoral@galwaydiocese.ie and we will send you a link to the Zoom meeting platform.

These sessions are free of charge, but if you would like to make a donations towards costs, click here to access the diocesan iDonate system and select 'Scripture Courses' when you reach the "Which Parish are you Donating to?" screen.


Praying through God's Word – January/February 2021bibles with overlaid text

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Outreach Programme

As we continue our journey through Covid-19, let’s spend four Tuesday nights learning, or relearning, how to pray with Scripture.

12 January, 19 January, 26 January, and 1 February 2021, all at 7.30pm.

These online sessions are facilitated by Fr. Gerard McCarthy, SVD.

The format: 
•    20 minutes on the meaning of prayer;
•    10 minutes for any questions you may have;
•    20 minutes of guided Scripture prayer.

The weekly Scripture text we will pray will be sent to you, along with any relevant notes.

Are you interested? Send an email to pastoral@galwaydiocese.ie  and we will send you a Zoom Link. 

We hope to see you on Tuesday nights.


Covid-19 imageOwing to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, events are online only.