This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written especially for scripture prayer groups (called Prego) in North Wales as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups follow Ignatian methods of prayer, but the reflections 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, written and designed by the St Beuno's Outreach group, 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 download the Prego sheet - written and designed by St Beuno's Outreach in the Diocese of Wrexham: click here  

To find out more about setting up a Prego Group download our guide: PDF iconPraying the Sunday Readings with Prego FINAL.pdf.

O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. Our...
Sprouting seeds
O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance, do it. The readings for this Sunday show us both the alienation brought about by sin, and the...
Painting of Jesus with his disciples near Galilee.
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Christ is our...
Altar set out for Mass.
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wonderful mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal...
A mosaic depicting the Old Testament trinity of three angels round a table
O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was...
Stained glass of a dove with wings outstretched and 11 flames
As the joyous season of Easter comes to a close, this Sunday’s Scripture brings our focus onto Christ’s loving relationship with us. We see how the very early Church decided that the person who was to replace Judas needed to be someone who had known...
A painting by a 19th century artist of the Last Supper, with Jesus in red surrounded by his disciples
The central theme of today’s readings is God’s unfailing and overwhelming love for humanity. In the First Reading we hear of an incident at the house of the centurion Cornelius that marks a turning point for Peter and the whole church. The Holy...
A sculpture of a mother in an embrace with her child
Today’s readings remind us of the amazing intimacy that God offers us. Jesus himself invites us to make our home within him – for if we can allow him to live within our hearts, God will make us truly fruitful. St John’s Gospel shows us this...
Grapes on the vine
Today’s First Reading is taken from Peter’s speech to the Council in Jerusalem, following his and John’s arrest. In it, Peter bears witness to the power of the resurrected Christ by which a man lame from birth was brought back to health. Peter...
A shepherd carrying his sheep
We are celebrating the Easter season with joy. This week’s readings remind us how much Jesus has won for us, and that his forgiving love is always there for us all. In the First Reading, Peter clearly puts the responsibility for the death of Jesus...
An icon of three disciples with Jesus