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.

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
God of everlasting mercy, who, in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been...
The Maesta Altarpiece showing Jesus with Thomas and the Apostles.
O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up...
A carpet of spring flowers in a wood
Almighty, every-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his...
A palm
By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. As our Lenten journey brings us ever nearer to Jerusalem, this week’s readings promise...
A painting by Sieger Koder showing Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus carry his cross.
The readings for this ‘Laetare (‘Rejoice’) Sunday’ reveal the Lord’s desire to save his people. In the First Reading, the exile of the people, and later their release through the pagan king Cyrus, are understood in terms of God’s judgment and mercy...
An artist sitting in front of a wall of his art
We continue our Lenten journey, and join Jesus this week as he goes up to Jerusalem. Our readings offer us the wisdom of God’s law in the commandments, and Jesus’s forceful action regarding the true meaning of God’s Temple. The ten commandments in...
Painting depicting Jesus driving the lenders from the temple by Bernadino Mei.
The readings for this second Sunday in Lent invite us to listen and to trust that God will lead us in ways that are life-giving. Abraham learns that he can trust God with the life of his precious son, even though what he is asked to do seems...
Three people on a mountain with light around them