11Dec Presider’s Page for 11 December (Advent 3 – Gaudete)

Songs for today’s Mass (Suggestions)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Rejoice in the Lord always;  Wait for the Lord (Taizé); Christ, be our Light.

Opening Comment
Traditionally, this Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, which means ‘a day for …

08Dec Presider’s Page for 8 December (Immaculate Conception)

Our preparations for Christmas always include Mary, the Mother of God. Today’s feast celebrates her conception free from sin, a miracle that displays God’s power for believers. We worship the God of Mercy, for whom everything is posssible.

04Dec Presider’s page for 4 December (Advent 2)

Songs at Mass (Suggestions)
O Come O Come Emmanuel; The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor; The Lord Will Heal the Broken Heart; Christ be our Light.

Opening Comment
John the Baptist is the focus of the Gospel reading …

27Nov Presider’s Page for 27 November (Advent 1)

The season of Advent begins today. During the next 27 days we will look forward in hope. We will watch for the end times, when Christ will come in glory, Christ whose birthday we will celebrate very soon.

20Nov Presider’s Page for 20 November (Christ the King)

We celebrate the feast of Christ the King this Sunday, remembering that our king’s life ended on a cross. Today we worship this wounded and resurrected God, who promises us a place in Paradise.

13Nov Presider’s Page for 13 November (Ordinary Time 33)

SONGS AT MASS (Suggestions)
‘Abide with Me’; ‘Ag Críost an Síol’; ‘Be Not Afraid’; ‘How Great Thou Art’.

Opening Comment
The readings this Sunday focus on the end of the world, though we are also reassured that people …

06Nov Presider’s Page for 6 November (Ordinary Time 32)

SONGS THIS SUNDAY (Suggestions): ‘Be Not Afraid’ / ‘Abide with Me’; ‘Ag Criost an Siol’; On Eagles Wings’; ‘How Great Thou Art’.

Opening Comment
At this time of remembrance, our dead are often in our minds. Today’s readings …

02Nov Presider’s Page for 2 November (All Souls Day)

On All Saints Day and today, we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today we pray for all souls, for the faithful departed still on the journey to their heavenly home.

01Nov Presider’s Page for 1 November (All Saints Day)

Today and tomorrow we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today’s feast celebrates the saints in heaven, holy men and women of every time and place: we hope some of our people are among them.

30Oct Presider’s Page for 30 October (Ordinary Time 31)

SONGS AT MASS (Suggestions) ‘Abide with Me’; ‘The Lord Will Heal the Broken Heart’; ‘Grant to Us, O Lord’; ‘How Great Thou Art’.

Opening Comment
Zacchaeus is the star of today’s Gospel, the man who has been called …




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