Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time


Tel: 028 7135 1233


www.thornhillministries.co.uk email:secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk


The Season of Creation


And the naming of the season

gifts us with sensitivity

to what is always there;


And what we take for granted

is the very reality that sustains us

to which we have become anaethetised.


God of Creation

in these seasoned weeks,

let me know myself as family

to Brother Sun and Sister Moon

and to the wider circle of creation

where nature sings her song

and invites my counterpoint of care and respect

of affection and gentle caressing.

(Sr Perpetua McNulty)


GOING DEEPER (Series II) Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola and with Input and Scripture reflection, this programme takes us into a place of deeper communion with the God who calls us, who desires us and who waits for us. Mondays

10:30 am - 12:15 pm Suggested Donation per morning £15. (As with many of our courses, please do not let the suggested offering prevent you participating) Venue: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road BT48 8JF

A bowl of soup is available for those who have the time and wish to stay on for some table fellowship

To book, please contact Erin on 71351233/secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk

THE QUIET HOUR This hour from 6:30 - 7:30 pm Tuesdays is time left aside to allow the day to settle. Coming into a quiet space within and with a prompt from a painting or a line of Scripture, allow the support of the reflective environment of Thornhill House to wrap you in silent meditation. This is an open invitation. No booking required.

THE CALL TO HOLINESS: GAUDETE ET EXULTATE Two evenings to explore Pope Francis' urging that we 'rejoice and be glad.' This apostolic exhortation to the faithful to respond to the call to holiness is both practical and encouraging. In these two gatherings, key themes will be presented with the opportunity to explore, discuss and respond,

Monday 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm 8 & 15 October Suggested Offereing £7:50 each evening Guest Presenter: Bairbre Cahill

To book, please contact Erin on 71351233/secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk

MONICA RETREAT DAY A day of prayer and support for those wondering about their adult children who seem not to live by faith patterns which their parents hold so dear. This is not really a day for answers, but a time to acknowledge the pain and loss, the sadness and disappointment when faith practices are neither sustaining/nourishing for, nor sustained by family members.

Saturday 3 November 9:30 to 2:30 Facilitator: Fr Paschal McDonnell OFM Suggested Offering £20 (This is a guideline which should not prevent anyone from benefitting from what will be a helpful and consoling retreat experience) Booking essential with Erin on 71351233/secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk

ART JOURNALLING:'The Seasons of the Heart.'

Using simple art exercises for self expression and self reflection, these seasonal sessions are an invitation to listen to where the gestures of the seasons are being called forth in our lives,. This process of art journalling is supported by the colour system of Aura-Soma (R)

Autumn: Saturday October 27th 2018 - The Call to Surrender

Spring: Saturday March 9th 2019 - The Call to Awaken

Summer: Saturday June 8th 2019 - The Call to Allow

Practical Matters

No previous training in art required. All materials are provided. Clothes that you are comfortable getting an accidental splash of colour will enhance enjoyment. Each day is stand alone. Suggested Donation £40 per day includes materials, refesments and lunch.

Places limited to 10 participants so booking is essential. Timeline for Journalling workshops is 9:30 am - 4:00pm

Facilitator: Oonagh Campbell RSM (Art - Well-being fo ALL) Venue: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road BT48 8JF

THE ORATORY Thornhill House is available each Friday morning for those seeking an oasis of peace for prayer and contemplation. Exposition 8:00 am - 11:30 am. Sung Morning Prayer at 9:15 am Sung Mid-day Prayer at 11:15 am. This is an open invitation. No booking required.

THORNHILL MINISTRIES' PRAYER SHAWL A team of people have been commissioned for a new aspect of our Ministries. The team members are committed to weaving shawls from wool and from prayer. They share in a contemplative prayer formula, praying as they crotchet our bespoke shawl. The shawls are of a specific design and the completed shawls form a mantle of prayer for those who are gifted with one. There is a blessing of new shawls on the 1st of each month. Prayer Shawl Ministry convenes each Thuursday in Thornhill House. Ideal for those who feel they would like to be wrapped in the comfort of prayer and especially meaningful for those who are sick, the shawls are available at the suggested offering of £25.


DATE OF THE CRIB FESTIVAL!! 23, 24 & 25 NOVEMBER More details later.







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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