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.



20Oct Presider’s Page for 20 October (Mission Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 20 October (Mission Sunday)

October 20th, 2019

Today is World Mission Sunday, which this year has the theme: "TOGETHER WE ARE MISSION, changing the lives of others!" The readings point to the value of persistent prayer, which can be a real support to missionaries in their work. If you want results, pray without ceasing, says Jesus. God will listen and help.

13Oct Presider’s Page for 13 October (Ordinary Time 28)

Presider’s Page for 13 October (Ordinary Time 28)

October 13th, 2019

The Gospel gives the story of the ten lepers, of whom only one came back to thank Jesus. We praise and thank God who continues to do great things for all peoples.

06Oct Presider’s Page for 6 October (Ordinary Time 27)

Presider’s Page for 6 October (Ordinary Time 27)

October 6th, 2019

The Spirit of God lives in us, inspiring us and guarding us. In the Spirit, we worship our creator and entrust ourselves to the Lord’s loving care.

• ‘Day for Life’ is celebrated today by the Church in Ireland, focussing on the theme: ‘The Scourge of Domestic Abuse’.

29Sep Presider’s Page for 29 September (Ordinary Time 26)

Presider’s Page for 29 September (Ordinary Time 26)

September 29th, 2019

Today’s readings remind us that God is on the side of the poor, defending their rights.
• Today is the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

22Sep Presider’s Page for 22 September (Ordinary Time 25)

Presider’s Page for 22 September (Ordinary Time 25)

September 22nd, 2019

We gather to worship the Lord of glory, asking for help to be God’s servants before all else.

15Sep Presider’s Page for 15 September (Ordinary Time 24)

Presider’s Page for 15 September (Ordinary Time 24)

September 15th, 2019

Our God seeks out sinners to forgive them. At this Sunday's gathering, we worship our loving and compassionate God.

08Sep Presider’s Page for 8 September (Ordinary Time 23)

Presider’s Page for 8 September (Ordinary Time 23)

September 8th, 2019

We gather to listen to God’s challenging words and to ask the grace of repentance from God who loves us first.

01Sep Presider’s Page for 1 September (Ordinary Time 22)

Presider’s Page for 1 September (Ordinary Time 22)

September 1st, 2019

Who gets the places of honour in God’s house, the pushy or the humble? The Word of God in this Sunday's Mass teaches us that the humble are the ones who find favour with God.

25Aug Presider’s Page for 25 August (Ordinary Time 21)

Presider’s Page for 25 August (Ordinary Time 21)

August 25th, 2019

Our God is a gracious God, who throws open the doors to the Kingdom to all of humanity. We gather to worship this compassionate king

18Aug Presider’s Page for 18 August (Ordinary Time 20)

Presider’s Page for 18 August (Ordinary Time 20)

August 18th, 2019

Following Jesus may not bring us happiness in this life, but we are challenged to follow him nevertheless. We come together to worship our gracious God and to ask for help in our Christian life this week.




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