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.

24Mar Presider’s Page for 24 March (Holy Thursday)

The liturgy that begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday continues until we reach Easter. We are at the start of a three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. We journey from the Last Supper to Gethsemane tonight, from there to Calvary tomorrow, and from the tomb to resurrection and new life at the Vigil of Easter Sunday.

20Mar Presider’s Page for 20 March (Palm Sunday)

Opening Comment (for Mass without Procession – otherwise as in Missal)
A week from now we will be celebrating Easter. But before we reach that feast, we must recall the suffering and death of the Lord, both today and on …

17Mar Presider’s Page for 17 March (Lá ‘le Pádraig)

Opening Comment
As we journey through the fifth week of Lent, we pause to keep the feast of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We mark the day by praising God the creator, who sustained Patrick, and who sustains the …

13Mar Presider’s Page for 13 March (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Opening Comment
We gather to worship our compassionate God, who heals our sinfulness and challenges us to leave sinfulness behind.

Penitential Rite: To prepare ourselves for this celebration, let us call to mind our sins: (pause) I confess……