This Sunday



These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written and designed especially for scripture prayer groups in Wrexham Diocese as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups use Ignatian ways of praying but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, reflect on 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 Monday for the following Sunday. 

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The readings for this final Sunday of Eastertide remind us again of all the graces we have received through Jesus’s death and resurrection, and the joy which comes from knowing just how much we are loved by God. In the First Reading, we hear of the...
People walking across a mountain landscape towards a church.
God’s love is both profoundly faithful and utterly overwhelming. This is what this Sunday’s readings reveal, with the First Reading showing a love that is also universal. The early disciples, at first limited in their mission, are now convinced that...
A man holding the hand of a child walking on a beach.
Today’s readings remind us that when, like St Paul, ‘we believe in the name of Jesus Christ’, we accept the intimate relationship to which God invites us. We become branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ. The Gospel shows the amazing intimacy that...
Green grapes on a vine
This Sunday we are invited to deepen our awareness of the protective, caring love that surrounds us, holds us and sustains us. This love was made incarnate in Jesus the Good Shepherd. In John’s letter (Second Reading), we are encouraged to meditate...
Sheep and shepherd
In the midst of the joy and exuberance of Easter, this Sunday’s readings allow us to consider our sinfulness, our doubts and our weakness. This is not to weigh us down, but to bring us peace and encourage us to live the new life won for us. In the...
Fish grilling
We come together today like the first believers, praying for unity of heart and soul. With our fellow Christians, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Life! In the First Reading, we hear how belief in the resurrection bears...
St Thomas reaches to touch the side of Jesus
We have come, finally, to the season of joy and hope, following a long season of anguish and suffering. Many have struggled with the darkness of the past year. Many more have wept at tombs, asking ‘where?’, ‘how?’, ‘why’? We have all been asked to...
Blossom on a bible open at the page describing the resurrection of Jesus.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the climax of Jesus’s mission. Today we see him enter Jerusalem on a donkey, as the cheering crowd joyfully proclaims ‘Hosanna’, waving palm branches. As the story of the Passion unfolds in the Gospel,...
Palms
As we journey through Lent and approach Holy Week, our Sunday readings draw us deeper into contemplating Jesus fulfilling the new Covenant by his sacrifice and death. The First Reading from Jeremiah reveals God’s love, as he promises to make a new...
Wheat.
God’s love for humanity is proclaimed throughout the liturgy this Sunday. The readings shed light on our story of salvation, and reflect the depth of eternal love that God expresses for all people. The First Reading describes how, for centuries,...
Jesus and Nicodemus at night.
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