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 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 is published each Monday for the following Sunday. 

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As I prepare to welcome Jesus once again this Christmas, I reflect for a few moments on my own journey as I wait for the coming of my Lord. It may be that life has been so frantic recently that my progress on the way has been halted by matters too...
Painting showing Jesus and Mary on a donkey and Joseph leading the donkey
This year, these readings come to us on the very Eve of Christmas. Today we celebrate the secret hidden for all ages, revealed in the birth of the Christ, the son of Mary (Second Reading). The Gospel retells that wonderful account of the angel...
The Annunciation, painting by J W Waterhouse, a Preraphaelite. Our Lady is on her kneews, the angel holds a lily
This Sunday’s readings are full of joy and hope, for we have a glimpse of the joy of our approaching redemption. Isaiah, in the First Reading, announces the redemption of Jerusalem, clothed in the bridal robes of justice and integrity. Jesus quoted...
A painting showing John the Baptist and the people.
The readings this week invite us to prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus into our lives and our hearts, both at Christmas and every day. The First Reading from Isaiah speaks of the God who wants to console his people; who comes to change the...
A stained glass depicting John the Baptist preaching repentance
We begin Advent with a call to prepare – and to stay awake! We are called to wake up to our true reality: to become alive to God at work in our lives, and to be ready to greet Jesus Christ as he comes to us in each and every moment. We are reminded...
A single candle flame
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)
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