Time-Out For Busy People

INTRODUCTION

On Saturday 30th October St. Grellan’s (Ballinasloe & District) Council of the Knights of St. Columbanus will host a Retreat Day in St. Cuan’s College, Castleblakney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 AN80.

Women and men of goodwill who feel the need of such a day are welcome to join the group but please note that owing to the Covid 19 Pandemic the total number of places is limited. For this reason pre-booking (see below) is essential.

RETREAT TEAM

Very Rev. Eugene McLoughlin PE
Athleague-Fuerty / Roscommon
Diocese of Elphin

Justin Harkin
Director
Pastoral & Faith Development Services
Diocese of Elphin

SCHEDULE

The proposed schedule is as follows:

11.00 am 
Optional Rosary
An opportunity to invite God to open our hearts to the graces of the retreat.

11.15 am
Tea/Coffee, Word of Welcome & House-keeping

11.30 am 
Justin’s first presentation
‘Be still and know that I am God’ – Allowing God to minister to us

12.30 pm
Lunch (Soup & Sandwiches, tea / coffee & biscuits)

01.30 pm 
Justin’s second presentation
Drawing life & encouragement from the life and example of Our Lady

02.30 pm 
Quiet Time
incorporating opportunity for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, a walk, another cup of tea / coffee etc.

02.45 pm 
Optional Penitential Service with Fr. Eugene
This will include opportunities for individual confessions.

03.30 pm
Celebration of Eucharist with Fr. Eugene

04.15 pm
Word of Appreciation

SILENCE

Participants will be encouraged to hold to an atmosphere of silence for the duration of the retreat.
During lunch time there will be two options, to dine in a room where retreat participants will to remain silent or to dine in a room where participants are free to talk.

COST

The recommended donation per person is €30.00, placed in a donation box on the day. Those who find this expensive are strongly encouraged to give less.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Facemasks will be encouraged for the duration of the retreat (save lunch-time).

Social distancing measures must also be respected, and all other requests of our Covid 19 Safety Officer.

SUPPORT ON THE DAY

Members of the CREIDEAMH Youth Team (www.creideamh.ie/awards) will be on hand to assist in any way they can.

BOOKING OF PLACES

TO RESERVE A PLACE please Forward an EMAIL To admin@creideamh.ie and place the word ‘Retreat’ in the subject bar.

If you do not use email please contact Michéal Cregg on 087 2618152.

Only persons who have booked and received acknowledgement that there is a place for them will be accepted on the day of the retreat.

Number of Places Still Available

At this time (October 19th 2021) fifteen places remain available.

Should demand exceed the number of places, a waiting list will apply regarding cancellations.

EIRCODE FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH ST. CUAN’S COLLEGE

H53 AN80

Thank you.

PREVIOUS RETREAT DAYS

This retreat took place on Saturday 19th June 2021. Our Retreat Provider was Fr. Columba McCann OSB, Glenstal Abbey (centre, sitting).

Updated 19th October 2021