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, 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. To read more about the original Prego, or find out more about setting up a group, see https://stbeunosoutreach.wordpress.com/ 

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)
I shall be standing before you there. First Reading Exodus 17:5 Listen to his voice … Harden not your hearts Psalm 94 The love of God has been poured into our hearts Second Reading Romans 5:5 Anyone who drinks the water that I shall give will never...
Sculpture of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Chester Cathedral - part of a fountain, Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The Lord loves justice and right and fills the earth with his love. Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 32 Rely on the power of God who has saved us and called us to be holy Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8 “Lord”, he said, “it is wonderful for us to be here”...
Mosaic of the Transfiguration scene with Jesus, Moses and Elijah
The Lord God fashioned man … breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became a living being. First Reading (Genesis 2: 7–9 , 3:1–7) Give me again the joy of your help; with a spirit of fervour sustain me. Responsorial Psalm (Psalm...
Painting of Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoi
I will never forget you. First Reading Isaiah 49:14–15 In God alone is my soul at rest. Responsorial Psalm Trust him at all times. Pour out your hearts before him. Responsorial Psalm The Lord alone is my judge. Second Reading 1 Corinthians 4:1–5 Set...
Meadow.
You must not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. First Reading (Leviticus 19:17) It is he who forgives all your guilt...The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 102) Didn’t you realise that...
Sculpture in Northern Ireland of two people reaching out across a divide, representing reconciliation after the Troubles.
Open my eyes that I may consider the wonders of your law. Psalm 118 Speak Lord, your servant is listening, you have the message of eternal life. Gospel Acclamation (verse) Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have...
stained glass of Moses and the Law from parish church, Henley on Thames, Lawrence Lew OP, Flickr
Your integrity will go before you and the glory of the Lord behind you. Cry, and the Lord will answer; call, and he will say, ‘I am here.’ First Reading (Isaiah 58: 7–10) ...your faith should not depend on human philosophy but on the power of God...
Salt. Credit Lawrence Lew OP, via Flickr
May we serve you with our every desire and show love for one another even as you have loved us. Opening Prayer Seek the Lord all you humble of the earth, who obey his commands. First Reading (Isaiah 58:7-10) God chose what is foolish by human...
Painting of Jesus giving the sermon on the mount by Károly Ferenczy