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 September 2019.pdf

‘Rejoice!’ The word that begins the First Reading resounds in today’s liturgy. Isaiah wants to show us that it is in the wilderness – the place of loneliness and desolation, and every human need – where rejoicing is to be found. It is exactly here,...
A road through a forest
As we take another step into Advent, the First Reading introduces one of the main themes of this period of the year: Peace. Isaiah paints a picture of the whole world, of people and animals living together in harmony, led by a King who has all the...
A painting of John the Baptist and the people with Jesus walking towards them
At the start of the Church’s year, we enter the wondrous season of Advent with an exhortation to ‘stay awake’. We begin a time of preparation and anticipation as we look forward to welcoming the Christ Child into the world at Christmas. Christ calls...
A clock face
This Sunday brings the Church’s liturgical year to its conclusion. Today we celebrate our King whose wealth lies in his love for all, and whose authority is exercised through the service of those who are often considered the least in society...
Three crosses against a purple background
As we come towards the end of the Church’s year, the readings encourage us to look at our world with open eyes, without pretence; to be filled with hope because God is faithful, working always for good. Even if we have to suffer, God is with us. The...
Temple in Capernaum
This Sunday’s readings focus on God being at our side at all times. Through our belief in the resurrection, we are his children. Our God is the God of the living. In the First Reading it is this belief in the resurrection that gives strength to a...
Two people stand looking at sunset
The readings this Sunday are full of encouragement. Our compassionate God loves us so much that he looks beyond our sins to see the people we can become. However unworthy we may seem, God seeks us out and calls us to him. The First Reading...
Zacchaeus in a sycamore tree
As the end of the Church’s year approaches, we renew our commitment to the Lord who desires to draw ever closer to those who are humble. The First Reading shows how the Lord hears the petitions of the poor, while the Psalm echoes this by showing the...
A man with head bowed in prayer
I prepare myself for prayer by slowing down, relaxing my body, breathing gently, putting aside worries and concerns for the moment. I read the psalm slowly a few times. How do I feel? What is my main response to the psalm? This is a pilgrim’s prayer...
Text: I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? Image: mountains
Longing for healing and expressing gratitude are threads that pull together all of the scripture we pray this Sunday. In the First Reading, Naaman, commander of a foreign king’s army, cannot use his power to escape the ravages of leprosy. Yet with a...
Manuscript illustration of Jesus with the leper who returned and those who ran away.
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