Upcoming Programmes

19Oct

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
October 19, 2019 - October 20, 20199:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday
Residential: €130 Non-residential: €90 Type of Programme: 2 Day Retreat
Centering Prayer is a non-verbal and non-conceptual, Christian method of prayer. It is a Prayer of Silence. You sit quietly, with your eyes closed, repeating silently a sacred word of your own choice as you disengage from the flow of thoughts in your mind.  Centering Prayer is a Christian form of prayer which does not use words and which can be easily learnt and practised by anyone, it is a means of developing our relationship with God. It can predispose a person towards the development of a deeper prayer life as it raises an enhanced awareness of God, self and others. It may even lead to the gift of contemplative prayer.   Non-Residential: €90  Lunch Included in cost. Residential: €130 – All meals + Accommodation Included 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM(Sat) 9:30AM – 2:00PM (Sun
19Oct

Introduction to Welcoming Prayer

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
October 19, 2019 - October 20, 20199:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday
Residential: €130 Non-residential: €90 Type of Event: 2 Day Retreat
Non-Residential: €90  Lunch Included in cost. Residential: €130 - All meals + Accommodation Included 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM(Sat) 9:30AM - 2:00PM (Sun) This programme offers a practical and experiential introduction to the Welcoming Prayer. The prayer offers a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional responses to events and situations in daily life.
19Oct

Sleep: Taking Charge of Your Sleep

Presenter Aisling Killoran & Ray Manning Therapists in Energy Psychology, Health & Wellbeing
October 19, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Programme: 1 Day Workshop
In this programme, Aisling Killoran will guide you through scientifically relaxation techniques to help you fall into a deep and peaceful sleep. She will explore the latest findings in Neuroscience, the power of napping, tapping techniques to support you, relax, enhance your vitality and release stress. Take Charge of your sleep: Enhance your Sleep & Improve your Mental Health.
25Oct

Silent Retreat- Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation | FULLY BOOKED

Presenter Marjó Oosterhoff
October 25, 2019 - October 28, 20198:00 pm Friday to 2:00 pm Monday
Non-residential: €200 Residential: €300 Type of Programme: 4 Days Retreat
This silent retreat is a combination of Mindfulness (Vipassana) and Compassion (Metta) meditation practices, as well as practices of Joy and Gratitude. Through developing awareness of body, mind and heart, in a tender, kind-hearted way, seeing through the judging mind, we begin to realise that we don’t need to add anything or take anything away; we are already completely and fully enough as we are right now, and we can learn to rejoice in that. We begin to get a taste of the contentment that comes from seeing that things are as they are. We learn to live more joyfully and harmoniously, with ourselves and with others.
26Oct

The Art of Happiness

Presenter Fr. Brian Kavanagh Priest & Psychotherapist
October 26, 201910:00 am to 6:00 pm
Non-residential: €50
Be happy and joyful sounds a simple task but do you find it easier said than done? During this 1-Day retreat, you will have the opportunity to reflect on some of the things that may be preventing you from living in true happiness and joy. Fr Brian is in active priestly ministry and is a qualified psychotherapist working with both individual and couples. Fr Brian approach is humanistic and holistic incorporating the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual dynamics of each person. He believes that ‘Love is the key to happiness’ and God is Love.
01Nov

Burning Hearts – Friendship with the Saints

Presenter Niall McDonagh
November 1, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Type of Programme: Evening Event
The First Friday of November will be All Saints day. To celebrate, we have invited Niall McDonagh to share his personal testimony and conversion experience as well as his reflections on the Saints who have most directly touched and influenced his life. For more information contact Gerard: [email protected]
02Nov

Into the Breach | Catholic Men’s Conference

Presenter Speakers
November 2, 20199:30 am to 9:00 pm
What does it mean to be a Christian man? How does a Catholic man love? Why is fatherhood, fully understood, so crucial for every man? Together with the Tine Network, The Emmaus Centre is hosting Into the Breach, Catholic Men’s Conference. This conference is a call for men of faith to gather and encourage one another in holiness for the good of their families, friends, and country.
09Nov

A Merton Retreat

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
November 9, 2019 - November 10, 20199:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday
Non-residential: €90 Residential: €130 Type of Programme: 2 Day Retreat
"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Thomas Merton Non-Residential: €90Lunch Included in cost. Residential: €130– All meals + Accommodation Included in cost. Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (Sat) 9:30AM - 2:00PM (Sun)
09Nov

Confidence & Assertiveness for Adults

Presenter Maria Lynch Executive & Confidence Coach
November 9, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
Do you tend to avoid conflict and withdraw because you are not sure of what to do or say? Are you facing bullies in your line of work? If yes, this is the workshop for you.
14Nov

Be Not Afraid

November 14, 20199:30 am to 5:00 pm
On 14th November, please join Fr. Terence Crotty and Fr. Conor McDonagh in this 1-Day workshop where they will explore ways to help grandparents pass on the faith and to keep prayer at the heart of family life. May St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus bless you and your family today and always.
16Nov

Confidence & Self Esteem for WOMEN

Presenter Maria Lynch Executive & Confidence Coach
November 16, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
This workshop gives you a chance to start rebuilding your confidence & self-esteem in a safe environment. Learn strategies to reclaim back your power and build a robust sense of self.
23Nov

Loss and Recovery

Presenter Fr Jim Cogley Priest, Wood Turner and Psychotherapist
November 23, 201910:00 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
This workshop will explore the many facets of loss as a profound invitation to find wholeness. “ When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit dances for what it has”.
23Nov

Creative Meditation Weekend

Presenter Maeve Peoples Counsellor and Psychotherapist
November 23, 2019 - November 24, 201910:00 am Saturday to 4:30 pm Sunday
Non-residential: €120 Residential: €150 Type of Programme: 2 Days Event
We live in a world that is frequently busy and often seems to run at a non-stop pace. This two-day residential workshop offers an introduction to meditation through art, allowing you time to reflect and be still by immersing yourself in a creative space in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of the Emmaus Centre. Maeve Peoples, a qualified psychotherapist and artist, facilitates this course. All art materials are provided. Non-Residential: €120 Lunch Included in cost. Residential: €150 – All meals + Accommodation Included
23Nov

Guided Christian Meditation: Giving & Receiving Love

Presenter Marian Burke Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Focusing Meditation Trainer
November 23, 201910:00 am to 4:00 pm
Non-residential: €50 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
Counsellor and Psychotherapist Marian Burke will explore the path to inner peace by teaching the practice of meditation and mindfulness in the Christian Tradition. These methods will empower participants at a deep level and will lead to increased self-awareness and spiritual growth. All are welcome!  
30Nov

An Advent Retreat: A Reflection on Advent

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
November 30, 2019 - December 1, 20199:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday
Non-residential: €130 Type of Event: 2 Day Retreat
Prepare Christmas for Advent Day of prayer and reflection. Prepare to let Jesus be born anew in you this Christmas and explore the themes of hope, joy and love in company of Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary and John the Baptiser. Non-Residential: €130 Lunch Included. Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sat) / 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sun)
30Nov

An Advent Journey with the Word of God

Presenter Fr. Joseph Ralph
November 30, 201910:00 am to 5:00 pm
Non-residential: €50 Type of Programme: 1 Day Event
Fr Joseph Ralph invites you to journey with the traditional practice of Lectio Divina -- scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer to prepare for the season of Advent. About Lectio Divina Lectio Divina translates from two Latin words as “Sacred Reading”. It is an ancient method of reading the bible and goes back to the first thousand years of Christianity as the principal way of forming communities centered on the sacred Word of God. This course is for beginners as well as people who have experienced  Lectio Divina before.
30Nov

Know Your Temperament; Know Yourself

Presenter Mary Kearns
November 30, 201910:00 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €40
This programme will explore concepts to help you grow spiritually as well as improve your interpersonal skills. Why spend the time and effort to understand ourselves? Part of our human nature, and God’s gift to us, is our temperament. “Know Thyself, and thy faults, and thus live.” – St. Augustine  
01Dec

Advent Gathering at Emmaus Centre

December 1, 20193:00 pm to 5:00 pm
A Winter Event to Warm the Heart Prepare your home and heart for Christmas! The Emmaus Centre would like to invite families, couples, and singles to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. You’ll enjoy live music performances, and partake in an Advent Prayer Service followed by delicious treats, a nice cup of hot chocolate, coffee & tea. The Event includes: • Live Music • Kids' Activities • Advent Prayer Service • Treats, Tea, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate
06Dec

Burning Hearts Advent

Presenter Fr. Conor McDonough
December 6, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Type of Programme: Evening Event
The Emmaus Centre invites you to Burning Hearts on the first Friday of every month. We have Holy Mass and Eucharistic Adoration followed by a talk from various guest speakers and a cup of tea to follow! It’s an opportunity to grow in faith and experience good Christian fellowship. For more information contact Gerard: [email protected]
07Dec

Enlightenment Advent Retreat

Presenter Fr Jim Cogley Priest, Wood Turner and Psychotherapist
December 7, 201910:00 am to 4:00 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Programme: 1 Day Workshop
A Time to Awaken. Letting go of the old and welcoming the new. A journey into adult faith; from religious practice to spiritual awareness.