This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are 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.

To download the current Prego - 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.

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
As we begin Lent, we are invited to follow Jesus into the silence of the wilderness and join with him in prayer and fasting. Throughout Lent, the Old Testament readings guide us through the history of our salvation. This Sunday we begin with God’s...
Wilderness
In the Roman Catholic Church, 11 February is the 26th World Day of Prayer for the Sick. Pope Francis invites us to pray for all who are isolated and marginalised by ill health (message for this day, issued November 2017): The image of the Church as...
A painting showing Jesus healing the leper
This Sunday we see all manner of people seeking out Jesus, both for his healing touch and for his message of Good News. He is constantly in demand, and constantly responds with love to those in need. Job (First Reading) knows great suffering, and is...
An image of a younger woman sitting by bedside of older women in Biblical era dress
In today’s First Reading we hear Moses announcing God’s intention to raise up a new prophet, into whose mouth God will put his own words. The Gospel shows how this new prophet is Jesus himself, the great prophet for all times. In speaking with God’s...
A man with head bowed in prayer
In the weeks following Christmas, we have been invited to reflect on Jesus’s call, beginning with him being drawn out of the waters of baptism and into his missionary life. This week (in Mark’s Gospel) we see the fishermen – Peter, Andrew, James and...
A fishing boat upon a shore
Christ calls us to follow him. The readings for this Sunday invite us to listen for Christ calling us. Samuel, in the First Reading, responds willingly to the call of God, at first thinking it is his master Eli. Eli leads him to the truth, and...
A person standing on a hill with arms out.
As I prepare to welcome Jesus once again this Christmas, I reflect for a few moments on my own journey as I wait for the coming of my Lord. It may be that life has been so frantic recently that my progress on the way has been halted by matters too...
Painting showing Jesus and Mary on a donkey and Joseph leading the donkey
This year, these readings come to us on the very Eve of Christmas. Today we celebrate the secret hidden for all ages, revealed in the birth of the Christ, the son of Mary (Second Reading). The Gospel retells that wonderful account of the angel...
The Annunciation, painting by J W Waterhouse, a Preraphaelite. Our Lady is on her kneews, the angel holds a lily
This Sunday’s readings are full of joy and hope, for we have a glimpse of the joy of our approaching redemption. Isaiah, in the First Reading, announces the redemption of Jerusalem, clothed in the bridal robes of justice and integrity. Jesus quoted...
A painting showing John the Baptist and the people.