This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are based on those written for scripture prayer groups (called Prego) in North Wales, following Ignatian methods, but can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, consider the Liturgy of the Word, prepare for the Sunday Mass, or if they cannot get to Mass for any reason. A new reflection sheet is published each week for the following Sunday.

These leaflets have been found to be of great use to many people in different pastoral situations all over the world.

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‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses, not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’ First Reading, Acts 1: 1–11 ‘I am with you always’ Gospel,...
Sunlight shining across mountain landscape, clouds below
Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard; proclaim to the ends of the earth: the Lord has freed his people, alleluia. Entrance Antiphon Cry out with joy to God all the earth O sing to the glory of his name. Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 65 I shall...
Apse mosaic of Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, showing Jesus and the Apostles
O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders; in the sight of nations he has shown his deliverance, alleluia. Entrance antiphon The Lord loves justice and right and fills the earth with his love. Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 32 You are a...
Stone wall at St Beuno's in North Wales
The merciful love of the Lord fills the earth; by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia. Entrance Antiphon The whole house of Israel can be certain that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ. First Reading,...
A shepherd with his flock.
Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by God by the miracles and portents and signs that God worked through him. First Reading, Acts 2: 14, 22–33 Through him you now have faith in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for that...
Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
The whole community remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. First Reading, Acts 2: 42–47 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end. Responsorial Psalm...
The Incredulity of Thomas by Caravaggio - painting showing Thomas touching Christ's wounds
We have eaten and drunk with him after his Resurrection. First Reading, Acts 10:34, 37–43 His love has no end. Psalm 117 Now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. Second Reading,Colossians 3: 1–4 Christ my hope has risen, Sequence He saw...
Daffodils in morning sunshine.
Look, your king comes to you; he is humble, he rides on a donkey. Entrance Gospel, Matthew 21:1–11 (before the procession) Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord. Entrance Gospel, Matthew 21:1–11 (before the...
Palm branches
I shall put my spirit in you and you shall live. First Reading Ezekiel 37: 12–14 The Spirit of God has made his home in you. Second Reading Romans 8: 8-11 With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 129 I am...
Stained glass depicting Mary, Martha and Lazarus dining with Jesus, St Botolph, Aldgate
Rejoice, Jerusalem. Entrance Antiphon God does not see as man sees; man looks at appearances but the Lord looks at the heart. First Reading, Samuel 16:1, 6–7,10–13 If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear. You are there with...
Painting from c. 1307 Jesus healing the blind man by Duccio, National Gallery (Creative Commons)