Liturgy Preparation Archive

04Jun Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

June 4th, 2017

Today we celebrate ‘the great beginning of the Church,’ the day the Holy Spirit first came to confused and frightened disciples. We praise God for this great Gift, and ask for a new outpouring in our day.

28May Presider’s Page for 28 May (Ascension Day)

Presider’s Page for 28 May (Ascension Day)

May 28th, 2017

We celebrate the Ascension of Jesus today. We remember his sending out of the disciples, and his promise to remain with us until the end of time.

21May Presider’s Page for 21 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 21 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

May 21st, 2017

Each Sunday in Easter time, we celebrate the gifts we have received in Baptism and Confirmation. We rejoice that the Spirit is our Advocate, who continues to support us in the difficulties of life.

19May Sixth Sunday of Easter – Liturgy Preparation

Sixth Sunday of Easter – Liturgy Preparation

May 19th, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Liturgy Preparation

14May Presider’s Page for 14 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 14 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

May 14th, 2017

Today’s liturgy puts the life-giving words of Jesus before us. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the one in whom we can place all our trust. Because we believe these things, we gather to praise God.

07May Presider’s Page for 7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 7 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

May 7th, 2017

Opening Comment
The fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd. Today is also the day of prayer for vocations.

Penitential Rite
Knowing the …

30Apr Presider’s Page for 30 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 30 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

April 30th, 2017

During the Easter season the Church continues to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Today, we join together to worship God, who has brought about this great victory over sin and death.

23Apr Presider’s Page for 23 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 23 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

April 23rd, 2017

Even though Easter Week is now behind us, this Sunday’s liturgy still overflows with the joy of Jesus’ resurrection. Christians continue to celebrate that great event for the next six weeks, until Pentecost Sunday on 4 June, the fiftieth and final day of Easter.

16Apr Presider’s Page for 16 April (Easter Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 16 April (Easter Sunday)

April 16th, 2017

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!

15Apr Presider’s page for 15 April (Easter Vigil)

Presider’s page for 15 April (Easter Vigil)

April 15th, 2017

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.




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