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.



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

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

November 11th, 2018

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)

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

November 4th, 2018

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)

Presider’s Page for Friday 2 November (All Souls)

November 2nd, 2018

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)

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

November 1st, 2018

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)

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

October 28th, 2018

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)

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

October 21st, 2018

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)

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.




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