Liturgy Preparation

Liturgy pages composed by Fr Bernard Cotter PP, Newcestown, Bandon, Co Cork. They are offered to the hard-pressed presider as a resource — to be printed out and brought to the altar for Mass, a one-page tool to use in the Liturgy. The pages as previously published by Veritas Publications Ltd in Liturgy Preparation for 2007 (Year C) are added here weekly.



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

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

October 14th, 2018

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)

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

October 7th, 2018

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)

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

September 30th, 2018

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)

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

September 23rd, 2018

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)

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

September 16th, 2018

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)

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

September 9th, 2018

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)

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

September 2nd, 2018

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)

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

August 26th, 2018

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)

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

August 19th, 2018

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.

15Aug Presider’s Page for 15 August (Assumption of the BVM)

Presider’s Page for 15 August (Assumption of the BVM)

August 15th, 2018

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.




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