08Dec Presider’s Page for Saturday 8 December (Immaculate Conception of Mary)

Our preparations for Christmas always include Mary, the Mother of God. Today’s feast celebrates her conception free from sin, a miracle that displays God’s power for believers. We worship God, for whom everything is posssible.

02Dec Presider’s Page for 2 December (Advent I, Year C)

Advent begins today. During these days, we look forward, waiting in hope. We watch for the end times, when Christ will come in glory, Christ who was born for us just a little over 2,000 years ago.

25Nov Presider’s Page for 25 November (Christ the King)

We celebrate the feast of Christ the King today, acclaiming Jesus as our king, the one who died for us and rose triumphant. We offer praise and worship — and ask for the grace to live as worthy citizens of his kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace.

18Nov Presider’s Page for 18 November (Ordinary Time 33)

As we move into the darker times of the year, the readings at Mass remind us more and more of the end of time, and the glory awaiting believers. We trust that God stays with us always.

11Nov Presider’s Page for 11 November (Ordinary Time 32)

Gathering together in the Lord’s house, we bring simple gifts into God’s presence - our love, our care for each other, our worshipping hearts and voices. We ask for the grace to continue to show love through the coming week.

04Nov Presider’s Page for 4 November (Ordinary Time 31)

What is asked of us is simple - to love God and our neighbour. But without God’s grace, even these simple demands can seem beyond our grasp.

02Nov Presider’s Page for Friday 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.

01Nov Presider’s Page for Thursday 1 November (All Saints)

Today and tomorrow we remember all the dead, those in heaven and those still be on the way there: God alone knows where each soul is. Today’s feast celebrates the saints in heaven, the holy men and women of every time and place: we hope some of our people are among them.

28Oct Presider’s Page for 28 October (Ordinary Time 30)

We come to God, who gives the blind new sight. We praise our creator for the gracious care we receive and ask for the strength to continue on our pilgrim journey to the Father’s house.

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.

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