Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
Melody of Presence
We trundle along week after week
day after day moment by moment
moving through our lives
We routine ourselves with commitments' obligations
that require of us our time
making menu options not available
or conversely making us unavailable to them
And then there are the gifted moments
when in an instant I see another gently bend their ear
to listen to a child, a loved one, an older relative
in offering reassurance and support
Great God of all the earth
You teach me still in the silent music of life's journey
when acts of kindness or patient countenance
play a melody of presence
that lingers in my soul
reminding me of the Living God
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 14th September TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon VENUE:The Conference Room, Steelstwon Church Suggested Donation:£2
GUIDED PRAYER - For information on this aspect of our Ministries, please see the dedicated webpage.
For parishes interested in a week where parishioners experience being guided in scripture prayer on a one-to-one basis, please see details
All guides are asked to protect 8 October 2016 as the first of the on-going formation days. See the Prayer guidance webpage for other information
QUIET MOMENTS OF MEDITATION - With artwork, classical music and a fragment of Scripture, this series of gentle morning meditation moments offers support to those seeking to develop their capacity for stillness and contemplation.
DATE: Wednesdays 5/12/19/26 October TIME: 10:30 am - 11:45 am Thornhill Convent House Suggested Donation:£5
LITURGY PLANNING: Series I
Once a month, for six months, this set of evenings that will be of interest to those directly and indirectly involved with Liturgy in their school or parish.
These workshop-styled evenings will allow for engagement, questions, exploration of possibilities as well as promoting an understanding of fundamental principles of liturgical practice. They are being offered in three different venues throughout the north west.
Derry Area: Monday Evenings 17 October/7 November/5 December
2017: 20 February/ 6 March/ 3 April
County Tyrone Area: Tuesday Evenings 4 October/8 November/6 December
2017: 7 February/ 7March/ 4 April
County Derry Area:Wednesdays Evenings 5 October/ 9 November/7December
2017: 8 February/ 8 March/ 5 April
Venues, Times, Cost TBC in the coming weeks
LET THE LANDSCAPE SPEAK - Drawing on the poetry of O Donoghue and Heaney, Mary Murphy will facilitate an exploration of poems where the landscape has been the vehicle of communication between the Author of all of Life, the poet and ourselves.
DATE: Thursday Evenings 6/13/20/27 October VENUE:Thornhill College TIME: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm Suggested Donation:£5
TRAINING OF NEW PRAYER GUIDES
A traininig course is scheduled to begin on Monday 9th January 2017 with the first of the eight retreat days.
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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