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.

Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of the realities that at present remain unseen. It was for faith that our ancestors were commended. Second Reading Stay awake and stand ready, because you do not know...
See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit Credit: ChenYiChun Unsplash
God our Father and protector, without you nothing is holy, nothing has value. First Opening Prayer Though I walk in the midst of affliction, you give me life and frustrate my foes. Psalm 13 7 Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come;...
Seek & you shall find Credit Florian Zeh via Unsplash
Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God. First reading Thus says the Lord: I have come to cast fire on the earth, And how I wish that it were kindled! Communion Antiphon How happy are the poor in...
St Ignatius and his companions take final vows Credit Maurice Chevallier-Taylor
God himself is my help. The Lord upholds my life … I will praise your name, O Lord, for its goodness. Entrance Antiphon Father, let the gift of your life continue to grow in us. Opening Prayer I became the servant of the Church when God made me...
You worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed,
Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation. Second Reading As for me in my poverty and pain Let your help, O Lord, lift me up. I will praise God’s name with a song; I will glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 68...
The one who showed him mercy
Free us from sin and bring us the joy that lasts for ever Opening Prayer Like a son comforted by his mother will I comfort you Isaiah 66: 13 Blessed be God who did not reject my prayer, nor withhold his love from me. Ps. 65 The harvest is rich but...
I am sending you out like lambs among wolves Credit: Jens Lelie Unsplash
The light of Jesus has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin. Second Opening Prayer The whole of the Law is summarised in a single command: Love your neighbour as yourself. Second Reading When Christ freed us he meant us to remain free. Second...
The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head
For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God. Responsorial Psalm 62 Your love, Lord, is better than life, my lips will speak your praise. Responsorial Psalm 62 In Christ there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and...
Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ...but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it
She (the sinful woman) waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment. Gospel He said to her, ‘Your sins are...
Your faith has saved you. Go in peace
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; whom should I dread? Entrance Antiphon The Lord listened and had pity. The Lord came to my help. For me you have changed my mourning into dancing; O...
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