Opening the Scroll

You stood among Your people

among your kith and kin

unrolling scroll of Tesatament

Spirit power within.

You spoke to all who'd gathered

from prophecy foretold

of freeing captives

and renewing sight

as promised from of old.

Jesus, the Nazarene,

who speaks in word today

open me again

to see You in the way

the scroll of love is opened

by hearts that know Your beat

that in every living person

tis Your presence that we meet.

(Sr Perpetua) 



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. Join us on Monday 7:00 pm - 7.20 pm via Dungiven Parish webcam (Blessed Sacrament Camera). This is gift time for mediation and open time for God's Spirit to speak in and to you. For Monday 17 January and the Scripture verses for mediation are:- 

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee.

The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited.

When they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the wedding was all finished, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’

Jesus said ‘Woman, why turn to me? My hour has not come yet.’

His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you


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 


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

Other Supports and/or Training: Leading worship, Ignatian Prayer, leading non-liturgical group prayer, supervision and accountability in ministry. 

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.