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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

Faith Formation for Adults

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

'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 for a link.

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

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 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.

bibles with overlaid textPraying through God's Word

Galway Diocese 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  and we will send you a Zoom Link. 

We hope to see you on Tuesday nights.


Happy New Year and Blessings from the Pastoral Outreach Team!

Rev. Martin Whelan, curate in Galway Cathedral, has compiled a series of podcasts on various aspects of faith and catechetics.

Christian Prayer

Christian Prayer I

Christian Prayer II

The Ten Commandments

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods

Thou shalt not covet thine neighbour's wife

Thou shalt not bear false witness

Thou shalt not steal

Thou shalt not commit adultery

Thou shalt not kill

Honour your father and mother

Remember the Sabbath Day

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain

You shall have no other gods before me

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults

Catholic Social Teaching

Christian Morality

Our Eternal Destiny

The Communion of Saints

The Four Marks of the Church

Reflecting the Light of Christ

Receiving the Holy Spirit

The Saving Death and Resurrection of Christ

Jesus Christ, Son of God

Created in the Image of God

What is God?

The Leap of Faith

Proclaiming the Gospel

God Comes to Meet Us

The Human Quest for God

Renewing Our Faith

Sacraments & Sacramentals

The Sacraments

The Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Penance

The Sacrament of the Eucharist

The Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacramentals