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

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. First Reading (Isaiah 8:23-9:3) For the yoke that was weighing on him, the bar across his shoulders, the rod of his oppressor – these you break as on the day of Midian. First Reading (...
Mosaic of Jesus and the disciples fishing, Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna
May all the earth give you worship and praise, and break into song to your name, O God, Most High. Entrance Antiphon My God, I delight in your law in the depth of my heart. Responsorial Psalm Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will. Psalm 39 Give us...
Holy Spirit as dove from ceiling of Pusey House by Lawrence Lew OP
Father, lead us to our glory in heaven by the light of faith. Opening Prayer Arise, shine out, for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising on you. First Reading The sight of the star filled them with delight … And falling on their knees...
And they fell on their knees and worshipped him  Unknown C16 via Wikimedia Commons
Hail, holy Mother! The child to whom you gave birth is the King of heaven and earth for ever. Entrance Antiphon Let the peoples praise you, O God; Let all the peoples praise you, May God still give us his blessing Till the ends of the earth revere...
Mary treasured all these things  Madonna of the Book Botticelli via Google Art Project
For there is a child born for us, a son given to us … and this is the name they give him: Wonder Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6 I bring you news of great joy: today a saviour has been born to us, Christ the Lord...
The Birth of Christ WikimediaCommons
Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Saviour. Entrance Antiphon The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness. Psalm 23 Let the Lord enter! He is the King of Glory! Psalm Response To you all then, who are God’s beloved …...
They shall call him Emmanuel  - St Joseph by Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779,  Credit  James Steakley via Wikimedia Commons
Rejoice in the Lord always! Indeed, the Lord is near. Entrance Antiphon Strengthen all weary hands, steady all trembling knees and say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid. Look, your God is coming.’ First Reading You too have to be...
He will prepare your way before you  Credit Sasha Lichtenstein via Unsplash
In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails. Responsorial Psalm He shall save the poor when they cry, and the needy who are helpless. Responsorial Psalm Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight, and all mankind shall...
Nicolas Poussin: St John baptising in the River Jordan
To you, my God, I lift my soul. Entrance Antiphon Lord, increase our longing for Christ our Saviour, and give us the strength to grow in love. Old Opening Prayer They will hammer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will...
Red cross flood rescue Myanmar
Pray that the Kingdom of Christ may live in my heart and come to our world. Opening Prayer (God's kingdom) is a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace. Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer You...
Remember me when you come into your kingdom Piero di Cosimo The Crucifixion of Christ
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