Who do you say I am?


"Who do you say I am?"

I ask not awlays to others

but to the self who looks in the mirror 

and wonders, at this stopping point,

who it is that is looking back at me. 

And who do I say Jesus is,

when I hear Him talk of cross and suffering

when I question the 'no response'

to pleading prayers 

when those I love are sick

or the pain of love is difficult to bear. 

This week, this day, this very moment, 

let me reveal the answer to the question

in unnoticed sensitivities

in gentle affirmations

in generosity of time

in meditation's moments

when grace gifts me to respond

and I know Him to be the One;

the source and inspiration 

of Unconditional Love

(Sr Perpetua) 



Thornhill Ministries continues to provide formation training for pepole 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. 



A time of gentle reflection for those who struggle with fractured family relations and who, in the acknowledgement of what may not change, learn serenity's way. 

Fr Paschal ofm leads this 'Oasis Hour' via zoom. Saturday 9 October 11:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Help with use of zoom for beginners is available in advance from any of Thornhill Ministries team who are happy to offer a pratice-session or too.

A small donation towards Thornhill Ministries would be welcome. Zoom details received on registration.  

Phone: 07736832458 or email: thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org 


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

Who do people say I am?

He called the people and his disciples to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.


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.