Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
February - shortened month that will not be denied
calls us out of Winter to sense the fingerprints of Spring
when lengthening of light and nest-making on stripped trees
collaborate to signal hope and new beginnings.
February – shortened month that hosts our Brigid’s Feast
when woven rushes bless the houses neath the shelter of her Cross
as ancient customs linger on with inoffensive persistence
criss-crossing the past and present in the weaving of tradition.
February – shortened month that releases fully the new-year-energy
that will propel the unfolding of the story that is to be.
Great God of longer days and birthing Spring
bless us as the season’s cycle begins its journey once again
when family and friends will support us and sustain us
and hope and promise will be companions with us on the road
A SNAPSHOT OF THINGS TO COME
Mondays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm - INTO THE TWILIGHT: An hour of silent meditation
Tuesdays 10:30 am -11:45 am - OPENING TO THE WORD: Lectio: Quiet guidance in Scripture-praying
Thurdays 10:30 am -2:30 pm - LENT FROM THE INSIDE: Five short retreat days as we reflect on the road of life
IN QUIET MEDITATION:Using Art, Music & Scripture, these meditative mornings hold us in the quiet as we find the stillness within Last morning until post easter is Wednesdays 22 Feb. TIME:Cuppa 10:30 am Meditation 10:45 am - 11:45 am VENUE: Thornhill House Suggested donation: £5
LENT FROM THE INSIDE: A DIFFERENT LENTEN JOURNEY: This series, led by father Paschal McDonnell, is an opportunity for participants to sense where we are on the journey of life. Through the mix of input, meditation, ritual and discussion, we will gently hold the implicit questions of life.
What are the threads that have helped me weave a pathway to this moment?
How can I value the exploration?
What have my learnings been?
What have the points of interconnection been for me?
Do the prayer tradition or the Scriptures speak to my experiences of life?
DATE: Thursdays 9,16,23,30 March & 6 April.
TIME: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
VENUE: Thornhill House
SUGGESTED OFFERING: £12 per day - Inclusive of light lenten lunch. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
NOTE: THE DAYS WILL BE STAND-ALONE BUT THEY DO FORM A UNITY AS PART OF A PROCESS OF REFLECTION
TAKING ANOTHER TABLET - The lively discussion group on Church matters convenes again in Steelstown on the Second Wednesday of each month for an hour. Conversation emanating from articles, commentaries, current points of interest. Come on! At least you'll get a coffee and some food for thought. All welcome. Small donation towards the room hire, a coffee and the most stimulating conversation of the month!
DATE: Wednesday 8 March TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon VENUE:Conference Room, Steelstown Church Suggested Donation:£2
INTO THE TWILIGHT -
For those seeking an hour of solitude in the midst of a busy week, we offer an oasis for silent meditation - beyond words... beyond ...
The hour will be held in absolute silence - We gain strength from the solidarity. We make ourselves available to the silence and to our God and each is held and supported through the experience of the group. All Mondays of Lent
Begins Monday 6 March 6:00 pm -7:00 pm VENUE: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road Suggested Offering £3
OPENING TO THE WORD -
For those seeking to allow the Lenten Word of God to find a place in their heart and in their spirituality.
Tuesday mornings beginning Tuesday 7 March Begins with cuppa 10:30 am. Concludes 11:45 am
VENUE: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road Suggested Offering £5
DON'T FORGET TO GET OUR LENTEN CALENDAR!
A NOVEL WAY OF KEEPING LENT BY SCRACTHING OFF EACH DATE TO FIND A DAILY CHALLENGE TO PRAY, or TO FAST, or TO GIVE
This has proven to be a very popular way for many to sustain their engagement with the 6-week season of Lent. Cost;£1 per card.
Please contact us at 71351233 or firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order for your Lenten Promise Card/s
PILGRIMAGE RETREAT in THE HOLY LAND - September 2018
To secure your place, please contact us Deposit = £250. Suggested (optional) monthly payment of £100
Welcome to Thornhill Ministries, where our team offers a variety of responses
to those who hunger for meaning... for God...
We provide opportunities for reflection and for deeper exploration.
The Word of God is at the heart of our ministries as we strive towards an integrated spirituality.
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