26Sep Presider’s Page for 26 September (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

All are welcome in this place: anyone who is not against us is for us. All may gather here to worship God our Saviour. Today is the Church's 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (observed annually since 1914). Resources from the South African Catholic Bishops Conference, some included below, can be found on www.vatican.va

19Sep Presider’s Page for 19 September (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

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.

12Sep Presider’s Page for 12 September (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

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.

05Sep Presiders Page for 5 September (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

God’s healing power was seen in the ministry of Jesus, and continues in the sacraments, in advances in medicine, in vaccine programmes 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.

29Aug Presider’s Page for 29 August (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

As we move from summer towards 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.

22Aug Presider’s Page for 22 August (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

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.

15Aug Presider’s Page for 15 August (Assumption of Our Lady)

We worship God who brought Mary to the glory of heaven this day. We celebrate her Assumption, the tangible reminder that the resurrection of Jesus brings victory over death for all who believe.

08Aug Presider’s Page for 8 August (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

We gather together as friends this Sunday morning, called by the Lord to forgive each other as quickly as God forgives us.

01Aug Presider’s Page for 1 August (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

From the days when the Jewish people wandered in the desert to this very day, God has been 'food to the hungry' and 'meaning to those who lose their way'. We celebrate our Lord’s loving-kindness today.

25Jul Presider’s Page for 25 July (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

United with Christians all over the world, we acknowledge one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God as our Father. We worship as one family, and pray for greater charity and love among all the baptised.
• Today is World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly