29May Presider’s Page for 29 May (Corpus Christi)

Since the beginning of time, God has always nourished his people. Today we celebrate our creator’s kindness in giving us the Body and Blood of Christ to our food.

22May Presider’s Page for 22 May (Trinity Sunday)

Opening Comment
Today is Trinity Sunday. We worship God who creates, redeems and sanctifies: three persons, one God.

Penitential Rite
As we begin this celebration, we call to mind our sins: (pause)
I confess….

Alternative Opening Prayer (1998

15May Presider’s Page for 15 May (Pentecost Sunday)

Opening Comment
Today is Pentecost Sunday, the 50th day of Easter. We celebrate the completion of the Easter mystery in the coming of the Holy Spirit — and ask for the gift of that same Spirit as we gather today.…

08May Presider’s Page for 8 May (Ascension of the Lord)

Opening Comment
Remembering and celebrating Jesus’ ascension today, we worship the God of timeless glory.

Penitential Rite
As we enter into that liturgy of praise, let us recall how God’s grace lifts us up: (pause)
You raise the …

01May Presider’s Page for 1 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Opening Comment
The Ascension of Jesus will be celebrated next Sunday. As the Easter Season moves towards its second climax at Pentecost, we take heed of the Lord’s final words to his disciples, and look forward to the coming of …

24Apr Presider’s Page for 24 April (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

We gather to praise God who raised his son Jesus from the dead. We celebrate this victory over sin and death, and pray for enthusiasm as we try to pass on the Good News.

17Apr Presider’s Page for 17 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

On the fourth Sunday of Easter each year, we honour the Risen Lord as our Good Shepherd. Today is the day of prayer for vocations to priesthood and religious life: we pray that God will give the Church men and women formed in the image of the Good Shepherd, who will be the priests and religious of the future.

10Apr Presider’s Page for 10 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

Opening Comment
We’re two weeks into the Easter season now, but the Good News of the season continues to reverberate in the Liturgy. Joyfully we worship God who raised our Saviour from the dead.

Penitential Rite
To prepare ourselves to …

27Mar Presider’s Page for 27 March (Easter Sunday)

This Easter morning we celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He suffered on the cross and died for us, but now he is risen!

26Mar Presider’s page for 26 March (Easter Vigil)

We gather around the Easter candle on this cold Easter night, celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. With that light to illumine our way and to warm our hearts, we listen to God's word at the Easter Vigil and prepare to renew our baptism an make a new start in the Easter springtime.