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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This is the first of several Sunday Gospels where we contemplate Jesus’s teaching on the bread of life. It follows last week’s account of the feeding of the five thousand. The First Reading tells us of the hungry, grumbling Israelites in the desert...
a loaf of bread
This Sunday’s readings remind us that God provides for us physically as well as spiritually. In the First Reading, Elisha assures his servant that one hundred people will be fed with just twenty barley loaves because the Lord has promised it, while...
A mosaic showing a basket with loaves and two fish.
The readings this week offer a welcome invitation to spend more time with our loving Lord who is our shepherd, and in whom we find nourishment, shelter, and peace for our minds and bodies. In the First Reading, the prophet Jeremiah introduces the...
A woman sitting by the sea.
This week’s readings tell of people who receive a mission. It has always been God’s plan from the beginning to choose ordinary people like us to help spread the Good News. Jesus asks us to listen, and really come to know him. All we need do is trust...
People in pairs walking along a road.
Today’s readings provide us with valuable lessons in discipleship and humble faith. The calling of Ezekiel and Paul brings them into challenging situations. But they draw strength and endurance from their relationship with God, as does Jesus himself...
A house in the Holy Land.
Central to today’s readings is God the giver of life. We are encouraged to have faith in the Lord and in the life that God brings – not just here on earth, but also in heaven. The passage from the Book of Wisdom in the First Reading, reminds us that...
Jesus stands by the little girls bed - she is awake and has her hand out, while others crowd in to the house to look on. 19th century painting.
This week’s readings, including the Psalm and Gospel in our Prego leaflet, reveal a God with power. As God’s creatures, the forces of nature listen to and obey the voice of their Creator. Though the storms of fear and doubt may have played more...
Storm at sea
This Sunday, the Old Testament reading, Psalm and Gospel alike all use simple and beautiful images from nature to teach us eternal truths. It is as if we are being encouraged to both see and draw from the wisdom of God as expressed throughout the...
A ploughed field with seedlings.
On this feast of Corpus Christi we give thanks for who we are, and all that God has done for us. Today’s readings show how God’s plan moves towards a new covenant of love through Christ. In the First Reading we see Moses mediate between God and the...
The Last Supper - Jesus with his disciples. 17th century Russian icon.
We have now just emerged from Eastertide – since last Sunday we celebrated the feast of Pentecost. Today’s feast of the Most Holy Trinity seems to enclose the Paschal season and the whole liturgical year in our celebration of the central mystery of...
A clover with three leaves.
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