Liturgy Preparation Archive

16May Presider’s Page for 16 May (Ascension Day)

Presider’s Page for 16 May (Ascension Day)

May 16th, 2021

The Ascension of the Lord is celebrated today, ‘World Communications Day’. As he left his disciples, Jesus sent them out to spread the Good News. This is our task too. We ask for the grace we need.

09May Presider’s Page for 9 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 9 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

May 9th, 2021

We gather in the love of God, redeemed in the death and resurrection of Jesus. We are people with a mission, challenged to grow in love each day. We ask God for divine help with this mission, today and during the coming week.

02May Presider’s Page for 2 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 2 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

May 2nd, 2021

Like branches of one tree, we are held together by our faith in Christ. Because we are all part of this one living plant, we come together in thanksgiving and praise.

25Apr Presider’s Page for 25 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 25 April (Fourth Sunday of Easter)

April 25th, 2021

The fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd. We rejoice that this pastoral care continues, in the loving tenderness extended by many Christian women and men today. Today is the day of prayer for vocations.

18Apr Presider’s Page for 18 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 18 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

April 18th, 2021

During the Easter season the Church continues to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, even in these pandemic days. Today, we join together to worship God, who has brought about the great victory over sin and death in which we hope.

11Apr Presider’s Page for 11 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

Presider’s Page for 11 April (Second Sunday of Easter)

April 11th, 2021

Opening Comment

Even though Easter Week is now behind us, today’s liturgy is still filled with the joyful effects of Jesus’ resurrection. We continue to celebrate that great event for the next six weeks, until Pentecost Sunday on 23 May, … Read the rest

04Apr Presider’s Page for 4 April (Easter Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 4 April (Easter Sunday)

April 4th, 2021

This Easter morning we gather for a most unusual Easter celebration. Pandemic threatens to overwhelm, yet the Church insistently proclaims: Christ is risen! We still celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He suffered on the cross and died for us, but now he has conquered death and fear! Filled with the spirit of Easter joy, let us proclaim the might and glory of God.

01Apr Presider’s Page for 1 April (Holy Thursday)

Presider’s Page for 1 April (Holy Thursday)

April 1st, 2021

The liturgy that begins this Thursday evening continues until we reach Easter. We are at the start of a three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. We journey from the Last Supper to Gethsemane tonight, from there to Calvary tomorrow, and from the tomb to resurrection and new life at the Vigil of Easter Sunday.  

28Mar Presider’s Page for 28 March (Palm Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 28 March (Palm Sunday)

March 28th, 2021

Today’s liturgy gives a preview of the events we will celebrate between Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday: the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. These events are also the focus of this and every Sunday celebration. We ask for God’s help in understanding their significance.

21Mar Presider’s Page for 21 March (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Presider’s Page for 21 March (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

March 21st, 2021

In just over ten days time, the Easter Triduum will begin, at sunset on Holy Thursday. Today we pray for all the believers all over the world for whom Easter brings renewal: may we be fit and ready to make a new start when this Lent is over.




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