Vine and Branch

It came in a moment of awakening

as gentle as the early dawn

- the knowing that would never be 

unknown again

and all the pain of parting 

from those my heart forever loves

would lift its veil

from that which had alluded me

It came in a moment of awakening

and it was then that I knew

that He who is Love

is with me

as they are in Him

and He is in them

and they are forever in me

as I am in them

and vine and branch are one.

(Sr Perpetua) 



Due to pandemic-related restrictions, Ministries' engagement has been significantly reduced for the time being. However, we are open to, and glad to be creative in finding ways to respond to needs of parishes and groups as requested.  


OASIS HOUR: Pondering the Mystery - Experiencing Pentecost

Fr Paschal leads a 2-part series on the eve on Ascension and the eve of Pentecost. Each hour will have input, prayer, process and a leading into contemplation.  For those who hunger for a deepening of spirituality, this  faciliatation of inner dialogue is a support as we make meaning from our lived experiences.  

Saturday 1 11:00am - 12:00 noon 15 May & 22 May


Please contact us if you wish to register and obtain the log-in details for the Zoom. We can help anyone in advance to navigate the technology with some practice.  This is an opportunity to maximize the potential of technology where group-contemplation can be experienced in virtual reality.  

A donation of £25 would be most welcome.

20-Minute Connection

Geraldine (or another guide) leads us into a time of meditation and lets us ponder a short text from Scripture. Gift time for self. Gift time of connection to your God.

Access through Dungiven Parish webcam Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 7.20 pm  

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 whith the Universal church. For details, please send an email.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this progamme will be delivered via zoom. 

Be assured, however, that members of Thornhill Team are also willing to deliver training in a Parish Church or Hall that will allow all to feel safe while adhering to physical distancing, hand sanitizing and mask wearing as required. 









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.