23Dec Happy Christmas

22Dec Presider’s Page for 22 December (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

The Season of Advent ends on Tuesday, so the celebration of the birth of Christ is now very close. We gather in preparation for that great event, worshipping God who was made flesh to bring us to glory.

15Dec Presider’s Page for 15 December (Third Sunday of Advent – ‘Gaudete’)

Traditionally, this Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, which means ‘a day for rejoicing’. Advent is about half over, and the day of the Lord’s coming is nearer. We worship God who promises us joy without end.

08Dec Presider’s Page for 8 December (Second Sunday of Advent)

John the Baptist is the focus of the Gospel reading on the Second Sunday of Advent each year. His words challenge and inspire. We worship God who uses many messengers to call us from darkness to light.

01Dec Presider’s Page for 1 December (First Sunday of Advent)

The season of Advent begins today. During the next 24 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.

24Nov Presider’s Page for 24 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.

17Nov Presider’s Page for 17 November (Ordinary Time 33)

The readings this Sunday focus on the end of the world, though we are also reassured that people of faith have nothing to fear.
Today is World Day of the Poor, an annual day of significance established by Pope Francis in 2016.

10Nov Presider’s Page for 10 November (Ordinary Time 32)

At this time of remembrance, our dead are often in our minds. Today’s readings challenge us to believe in eternal life after death. We worship God who sustains us in this life and promises us a share in the resurrection.

• Today is Prisoners' Sunday

03Nov Presider’s Page for 3 November (Ordinary Time 31)

Zacchaeus is the star of today’s Gospel, the man who has been called ‘everybody’s favourite underdog’. Zacchaeus took Jesus at his word and changed his life. We worship God, whose mercy for all people never fails, a mercy on which we rely as we remember our dead....

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

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.

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