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.

This week, ‘Gaudete Sunday’, we are called to rejoice, for the coming of the Lord is near. At the same time, we are invited to live out our preparation in the details of our daily lives. The First Reading from Zephaniah is a joyful exultation,...
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The beginning of the Church’s New Year, the Season of Advent, is a good time to look back as well as forward. We begin our prayer in the present moment with God, but we are not the same people as we were a year ago. Our journey of life with God has...
A straight path across grassland with stars above
On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time, but also in our hearts. Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the prophet Jeremiah reassures the people that...
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The last Sunday of the Church’s year is celebrated as the Feast of Jesus Christ, the Universal King. We celebrate the resurrection victory of Jesus over suffering and death, a moment in historical time that has everlasting meaning, and look forward...
Painting of Pilate and Christ
As the Church’s year draws to a close, the Gospel and First Reading in particular are full of vivid imagery of the ‘End Times’. These texts were written to offer solace and encouragement to people facing temporal and spiritual crisis in very...
A wild fig tree at dusk
Our readings this week encourage us to live our lives not just for ourselves but for others, as Jesus did. The First Reading tells us of a poor destitute widow who shows great generosity as she sacrifices her last scrap of bread for the prophet...
A woman holding out two coins on her palm
Our readings this week remind us that the love of God and of our neighbour is the foundation and the rock of our faith and life. The text from Deuteronomy (First Reading) is the famous Shema Yisrael prayer, beloved by Judaism and used every morning...
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Our readings this week tell of how God, our loving Father, yearns to save us and restore us. He never abandons us. Just as he restored an exiled people to their homeland, he restores sight and clarity of vision to courageous Bartimaeus. The First...
Painting showing Jesus healing Bartimaeus
In today’s readings, the themes of discipleship and suffering that we have been pondering in recent weeks are again repeated. The ‘Suffering Servant’ text of the First Reading tells of the prophet Isaiah ministering to the captives in Babylon and...
A chalice being offered to a person
As we ponder our readings this week, we may well consider what riches mean to us; what we really value in our lives, our work, our relationships. The author of the Book of Wisdom, the First Reading, esteems wisdom as the greatest treasure – she is...
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