Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
WHAT CAN I DO?
The daily update of news items continues to anaesthetise us
to the value of each human life
as sporadic atrocities push themselves
to the top of the agenda
where they remain for shortened hours
are then substituted and forgotten
Let us play some small part in bringing light
Let all of us do our little bit
In sincerely preferring good to wrong-doing
In refraining from the negative comment
In only speaking well of others
In praying for those we struggle with
And so may it be for all people and things. Amen. Amen.
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. 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: Mondays 3/10/17/24 October VENUE:TBC in the coming weeks TIME: 10:30 am - 11:45 am 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 3 October/7 November/5 December
2017: 6 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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