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.

06Jun Presider’s Page for 6 June (Corpus Christi)

Today we honour the Body and Blood of Christ, the food that sustains us on our pilgrimage through life. Even if in pandemic times we have not received Holy Communion as often as we would have liked, we have learned to appreciate this gift all the more.

30May Presider’s Page for 30 May (Trinity Sunday)

We celebrate Trinity Sunday today. The feast gives us an opportunity to reflect on the mystery of God, who creates, redeems and makes us holy.

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.

16May Presider’s Page for 16 May (Ascension Day)

The Ascension of the Lord is celebrated today, ‘World Communications Day’. As he left his disciples, Jesus sent them out to spread the Good News. This is our task too. We ask for the grace we need.

09May Presider’s Page for 9 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

We gather in the love of God, redeemed in the death and resurrection of Jesus. We are people with a mission, challenged to grow in love each day. We ask God for divine help with this mission, today and during the coming week.

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.

25Apr Presider’s Page for 25 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

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. We rejoice that this pastoral care continues, in the loving tenderness extended by many Christian women and men today. Today is the day of prayer for vocations.

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.

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