21Oct Presider’s Page for 21 October (Mission Sunday, 29th Sunday)

This year’s Mission Sunday theme suggests that "Christian Families are Missionary Families". The theme comes from the words of Pope Francis, who said that family is ‘the salt of the earth and the light of the world’ — implying that every family has a mission.

14Oct Presider’s Page for 14 October (Ordinary Time 28)

On our journey through life, we pause on Sunday for a while, to offer worship and praise. We remember God’s goodness and ask for the gift of wisdom as we continue to hurry towards the Kingdom.

07Oct Presider’s Page for 7 October (Ordinary Time 27)

October is Mission Month. In two weeks time we will honour the work of missionaries on Mission Sunday; throughout the month, we remember that ‘Christian Families are Missionary Families’. And we praise God’s constant care for all people, at home and abroad.

30Sep Presider’s Page for 30 September (Ordinary Time 26)

All are welcome in this place: anyone who is not against us is for us. All may gather here to worship God our Saviour.

23Sep Presider’s Page for 23 September (Ordinary Time 25)

We gather to remember the passion and death of Jesus, and to celebrate his resurrection with joy. He calls us to move beyond rivalry and conflict, to be true followers of the Christian way.

16Sep Presider’s Page for 16 September (Ordinary Time 24)

In our journey through life we walk the path Jesus walked, so it is hard for us to escape suffering, no more than he could. We remember his suffering and death, knowing that it brought him glory and that it will do the same for us.

09Sep Presider’s Page for 9 September (Ordinary Time 23)

God’s healing power was seen in the ministry of Jesus, and continues in the sacraments, in advances in medicine and in the work of the caring professions. Today we pray for strength, trusting that God will continue to show compassion to the whole world.

02Sep Presider’s Page for 2 September (Ordinary Time 22)

As we move from summer to autumn, we praise God who sustains us all year round. We ask for help with new undertakings and perseverance with continuing projects, knowing that nothing will work well without God’s grace.

26Aug Presider’s Page for 26 August (Ordinary Time 21)

We gather as people who have chosen to serve the Lord, chosen to walk the Christian way. We worship God who leads us on — and ask for strength to continue as we have begun.

19Aug Presider’s Page for 19 August (Ordinary Time 20)

Whoever eats the flesh of the Lord and drinks his blood will live for ever. We celebrate Jesus’ promise, believing we will share the eternal destiny of all who have this divine life in them.




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