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.

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This Sunday brings the Church’s liturgical year to a wonderful conclusion. Christ Jesus, King of the Universe, has conquered death and reigns in eternal glory as our Judge. Those now called to share in his Kingdom are the ones who have tried to...
Statue of Christ the Redeemer from Brazil
Today’s readings are for us – we who live in the ‘in-between times’ between the Lord’s Resurrection and his Second Coming. Convinced that the Last Day would occur within their own lifetime, the first Christians are counselled by St Paul (Second...
Stained glass depicting the master with his servants.
As we draw near to the end of the liturgical year, the readings are concerned with the end of time when Christ Jesus will return again and God’s kingdom will reign. We are reminded to stay awake, to be ready to notice when and where God is present...
An alarm clock sitting on a table
Our readings this week are both a harsh criticism of how some aspects of established religion can lead us to pride, and also a gentle teaching on simplicity and humility. In the First Reading, Malachi has hard words for the priests who have strayed...
The skyline of Jerusalem
Let the Gospel acclamation above be our invitation to prayer this week. The true meaning of God’s Law proclaimed by Moses and the prophets is revealed to us in this Sunday’s readings. The First Reading from Exodus describes how God’s law of love is...
A man and a woman reaching out (both on bicycles)
The readings this week all focus on the one God who rules the whole world. In the First Reading, the Jews, who believed in one God, are shown how he is able to use unexpected people to do his work – even the pagan king Cyrus. The Psalm is a call to...
A bronze statue of Caesar
The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek. First Reading Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. Responsorial Psalm God will fulfil all your needs, in Christ Jesus, as lavishly as only God can. Second Reading I...
Banquet laid out
Let me sing the song of his love for his vineyard. First Reading Visit this vine and protect it, the vine your right hand has planted. Responsorial Psalm There is no need to worry. Second Reading This was the Lord’s doing and it is wonderful to see...
A man holding a stone
When the sinner renounces sin …(s)he shall certainly live, (s)he shall not die. First Reading Lord make me know your ways, teach me your paths. Make me walk in your truth, and teach me, for you are God my saviour. Responsorial Psalm In your minds...
Vineyard.
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near. First Reading The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in love. Responsorial Psalm Life to me, of course, is Christ. Second Reading Have I no...
Vineyard with grapes.