20Jun Presider’s Page for 20 June (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

We have nothing to be afraid of, no matter what storm threatens to overwhelm us, God is with us. We need to trust in Christ's calming presence — and not to be afraid to ask for help.
• And on this Father’s Day, we honour the presence and memory of our fathers — and those who have played a father’s role……]

13Jun Presider’s Page for 13 June (11th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Throughout these summer months, trees, plants and grasses grow and flourish. Our faith is also to grow and flourish during these Sundays of Ordinary Time. The green vestments worn by the celebrant signify continuing growth in faith.

23May Presider’s Page for 23 May (Pentecost Sunday)

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the second climax of the Easter season. We celebrate ‘the great beginning of the Church’, the day the Holy Spirit first came to confused and frightened disciples.

02May Presider’s Page for 2 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Like branches of one tree, we are held together by our faith in Christ. Because we are all part of this one living plant, we come together in thanksgiving and praise.

18Apr Presider’s Page for 18 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

During the Easter season the Church continues to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, even in these pandemic days. Today, we join together to worship God, who has brought about the great victory over sin and death in which we hope.

11Apr Presider’s Page for 11 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Opening Comment

Even though Easter Week is now behind us, today’s liturgy is still filled with the joyful effects of Jesus’ resurrection. We continue to celebrate that great event for the next six weeks, until Pentecost Sunday on 23 May, … Read the rest

01Apr Presider’s Page for 1 April (Holy Thursday)

The liturgy that begins this Thursday evening 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.  

28Mar Presider’s Page for 28 March (Palm Sunday)

Today’s liturgy gives a preview of the events we will celebrate between Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday: the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. These events are also the focus of this and every Sunday celebration. We ask for God’s help in understanding their significance.

17Mar Bilingual Presider’s Page for Wednesday 17 March (Lá Fhéile Pádraig Naofa)

Today, we pause from our lenten penances to honour Patrick, our national apostle. In our celebration of this solemn feast, we worship God, creator, redeemer and sanctifier, who brought our ancestors into the Christian fold through the preaching of St Patrick.

[In this year's Mass we remember especially the irish diaspora, those exiled abroad, and especially those members of our families who would love to be at home with us today.]

14Mar Presider’s Page for 14 March (Fourth Sunday of Lent – “Laetare”)

This Sunday we come to the midpoint of Lent. The season is half over, and the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus is nearer to us. On this midway Sunday, it is traditional to honour mothers, praying for those still with us and remembering those who have died.




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