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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The call to repentance lies at the heart of the Advent season. Like the people in today’s readings, we, too, are called to a change of heart, as we long for a better world where injustice will cease. Today’s First Reading is full of hope and...
A path on a mountain
As we begin another liturgical year, we focus on the coming of Christ. We wait for his coming in our own lives; we wait for his coming at Christmas; and we await his second coming. In the First Reading, the exiles, freshly returned from Babylon,...
A candle in a window
Today’s solemnity of Christ the King ends the Church’s liturgical year on a high point. Perhaps, after the year we have had, we need, more than ever, to savour the full title of this feast: ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe’. So that God...
Stained Glass window depicting Jesus.
This Sunday marks both the last week of Ordinary Time and the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year, as we prepare for the Feast of Christ, King of the Universe, next Sunday. Today’s readings, like those of last week, continue to remind us that...
Spade in a field
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...
A lamp
The feast of All Saints celebrates the true life in Christ that we are all called to live. The First Reading is a vision of the heavenly realm. It reminds us of the community of Saints who have gone before us, those inspirational people who embodied...
Stone statues of saints on a church door
In today’s readings, through the strength that Christ gives us and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we celebrate with joy the great commandment of Love. In the First Reading, we see some of the details of the Law of Moses that highlight the...
# Love One Another in chalk on a pavement
Today’s readings concentrate on God as ruler over all the world. The First Reading teaches us about the relationship between God and Cyrus, one of the most powerful earthly rulers. Even though Cyrus did not know God, God works through him, giving...
The Coliseum
Images of banquets and feasting, of hospitality and generosity abound in this week’s readings. In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah tells how God will prepare a banquet of rich food for all peoples. He will remove their sadness so that all will...
A wedding banquet laid out
This week’s readings remind us that the Lord of the vineyard is the God of hosts, the master of creation and the giver of all gifts. The texts invite us to reflect on both the Lord’s giving of such gifts and on our acceptance of them. We, the...
Vine with grapes
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