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.



17Oct Presider’s Page for 17th October (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Presider’s Page for 17th October (29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 17th, 2021

We are called to serve as Christ served, but when that proves hard for us, we approach the throne of grace for mercy and assistance, knowing that God is on our side, encouraging us onwards.

10Oct Presider’s Page for 10 October (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Presider’s Page for 10 October (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 10th, 2021

On our journey through life, we pause here 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.

03Oct Presider’s Page for 3 October (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Presider’s Page for 3 October (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October 3rd, 2021

October is Mission Month. In three weeks time we will honour the work of missionaries on Mission Sunday; throughout the month, we are challenged by the Mission theme for 2021: ‘We cannot remain silent’, based on the strong words from the Acts of the Apostles: "We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20).

• Today is Day for Life in Ireland, which invites Catholics to consider a more positive and compassionate response to the care of people who are in the final stages of life .

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

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

September 26th, 2021

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)

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

September 19th, 2021

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)

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

September 12th, 2021

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)

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

September 5th, 2021

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)

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

August 29th, 2021

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)

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

August 22nd, 2021

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)

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

August 15th, 2021

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.