Prayer for New Beginning


God of gentle Connection

as You abide in me

lead me in turn

to connect with others 

through Your leading strings of love.


God of non-judgemental Compassion

as I keep faith with Your unfolding pathway 

be the silent sacred guide

to the quiet still waters of Your presence

as I seek communion and acceptance .

God of indefatigable Hope

that rises with the dawn of each new day

be the Spirit presence within

that brings light to all of life

that draws us to the beauty of new beginnings.

(Sr Perpetua) 



Thornhill Ministries continues to provide formation training for those involved in various Church Ministries, serving parishes and other groups. Available for in-person and/or zoom programmes. 

Additioanl Support and/or training: Leading worship, Ignatian Prayer, leading non-liturgical group prayer, supervision and accountability in ministry. 



One of the Prayer Guides leads the time of meditation and pondering with a short text from Scripture. Gift time for self. Gift time of connection to your God. 

Access via Dungiven Parish webcam Blessed Sacrament Chapel Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 7.20 pm

This week's Scripture:

I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser. Make your home in me as I make mine in you, As a branch cannot bear fruit by itself, but miust remain part of the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty, for cut off from me you can do nothing. 

LET'S SHARE CHURCH MUSIC Following the successful meeting of those who lead Church Music, can leaders please send a photo/scan through/send a copy of something you or your group sing for Advent (begins this year at end of November) so that we can arrange a quick sing-through for those looking for new music. Suggestions welcome by Sunday 31st October email: thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org or 07736832458 or Thornhill Ministries c/o Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry

LEADING THE LITURGY OF THE WORD: Training in Leading the Liturgy of the Word for those involved in Parish Ministry. Ideally suited to members of a faith community who already serve their parish in proclamation of the Word of God. This preparation programme will allow participants to appreciate the profound gift that the Scriptures offer in nourishment and communal prayer in keepng with the Universal church. For details, please send an email. thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org 



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.