God's ways are not our ways. God’s love and generosity are beyond our understanding. We acknowledge all God has done for us, and ask for the grace to grow into God’s likeness.
The Exaltation or Triumph of the Cross is celebrated each year on 14 September, when a church marking the site of the crucifixion was first dedicated in Jerusalem, in the year 335. We honour the cross today and reflect on its meaning in our lives.
We gather as God’s family, concerned for each other, supporting one another in sadness and joy. The challenge of living as part of the Christian family is laid out for us in today’s readings.
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We gather to praise God and to ask for help and grace. We know the difficulties that can come when we try to live the right way. Often the road of life is like the way of the cross.
This Sunday's worship brings us into the presence of the God whose mystery we can never comprehend. All we have comes from the Lord, and we can only bow down in awe, and bring forward the praise that is due to the Almighty.
Everyone is welcome in God’s house, everyone who loves God’s name. We gather to experience the warmth of this embrace.
On the feast of the Assumption, Catholics worship God who brought Mary to the glory of heaven this day. Celebrate her Assumption is a tangible reminder that the resurrection of Jesus brings victory over death for all who believe.
We gather to celebrate our beautiful God, who was revealed to Elijah as a gentle breeze and who calmed the storm on the lake. We are grateful that this God takes our fears away and gives rest to our souls.
Great wonders are proclaimed in today’s Liturgy. God’s love and God’s care for humanity are made manifest.
God has given us many gifts, including the promise that we will share in Christ’s glory. We give thanks for these treasures, as we continue on our journey to the fullness of the kingdom of heaven.