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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By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. As our Lenten journey brings us ever nearer to Jerusalem, this week’s readings promise...
A painting by Sieger Koder showing Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus carry his cross.
The readings for this ‘Laetare (‘Rejoice’) Sunday’ reveal the Lord’s desire to save his people. In the First Reading, the exile of the people, and later their release through the pagan king Cyrus, are understood in terms of God’s judgment and mercy...
An artist sitting in front of a wall of his art
We continue our Lenten journey, and join Jesus this week as he goes up to Jerusalem. Our readings offer us the wisdom of God’s law in the commandments, and Jesus’s forceful action regarding the true meaning of God’s Temple. The ten commandments in...
Painting depicting Jesus driving the lenders from the temple by Bernadino Mei.
The readings for this second Sunday in Lent invite us to listen and to trust that God will lead us in ways that are life-giving. Abraham learns that he can trust God with the life of his precious son, even though what he is asked to do seems...
Three people on a mountain with light around them
As we begin Lent, we are invited to follow Jesus into the silence of the wilderness and join with him in prayer and fasting. Throughout Lent, the Old Testament readings guide us through the history of our salvation. This Sunday we begin with God’s...
Wilderness
In the Roman Catholic Church, 11 February is the 26th World Day of Prayer for the Sick. Pope Francis invites us to pray for all who are isolated and marginalised by ill health (message for this day, issued November 2017): The image of the Church as...
A painting showing Jesus healing the leper
This Sunday we see all manner of people seeking out Jesus, both for his healing touch and for his message of Good News. He is constantly in demand, and constantly responds with love to those in need. Job (First Reading) knows great suffering, and is...
An image of a younger woman sitting by bedside of older women in Biblical era dress
In today’s First Reading we hear Moses announcing God’s intention to raise up a new prophet, into whose mouth God will put his own words. The Gospel shows how this new prophet is Jesus himself, the great prophet for all times. In speaking with God’s...
A man with head bowed in prayer
In the weeks following Christmas, we have been invited to reflect on Jesus’s call, beginning with him being drawn out of the waters of baptism and into his missionary life. This week (in Mark’s Gospel) we see the fishermen – Peter, Andrew, James and...
A fishing boat upon a shore
Christ calls us to follow him. The readings for this Sunday invite us to listen for Christ calling us. Samuel, in the First Reading, responds willingly to the call of God, at first thinking it is his master Eli. Eli leads him to the truth, and...
A person standing on a hill with arms out.
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