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.

We begin the Sundays of Ordinary Time in Year C with readings that remind us of God’s eternal relationship of love for his people. The imagery of a wedding as a symbol of that everlasting bond is used in both the First Reading and the Gospel. The...
Stained glass showing Jesus, Mary and the married couple
In today’s joyous readings we are reminded of God’s kindness, compassion and love for all mankind; so much so that he sent his beloved Son, and poured out the ongoing gift of his creative Spirit upon us to redeem us. The First Reading offers words...
The Baptism of the Lord by Giotto - John the Baptist baptising Jesus while a dove appears above.
Hodie Christus natus est: hodie Salvator apparuit: hodie in terra canunt angeli: laetantur archangeli: hodie exsultant justi dicentes: Gloria in excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Today Christ was born: today the Saviour appeared: today on earth the angels...
Angels praying at the Birth of the Saviour, Bethlehem star above.
As we leave the season of Advent and step into the celebration of Christmas, we are given a liturgy filled with promise and hope. In his Gospel, St Luke shows how salvation dawns through the meeting of two women. The Father’s promise for humanity is...
Mary and Elizabeth - a early modern tapestry in blues and reds.
This week, ‘Gaudete Sunday’, we are called to rejoice, for the coming of the Lord is near. At the same time, we are invited to live out our preparation in the details of our daily lives. The First Reading from Zephaniah is a joyful exultation,...
Icon of John the Baptist
The beginning of the Church’s New Year, the Season of Advent, is a good time to look back as well as forward. We begin our prayer in the present moment with God, but we are not the same people as we were a year ago. Our journey of life with God has...
A straight path across grassland with stars above
On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time, but also in our hearts. Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the prophet Jeremiah reassures the people that...
A single candle
The last Sunday of the Church’s year is celebrated as the Feast of Jesus Christ, the Universal King. We celebrate the resurrection victory of Jesus over suffering and death, a moment in historical time that has everlasting meaning, and look forward...
Painting of Pilate and Christ
As the Church’s year draws to a close, the Gospel and First Reading in particular are full of vivid imagery of the ‘End Times’. These texts were written to offer solace and encouragement to people facing temporal and spiritual crisis in very...
A wild fig tree at dusk
Our readings this week encourage us to live our lives not just for ourselves but for others, as Jesus did. The First Reading tells us of a poor destitute widow who shows great generosity as she sacrifices her last scrap of bread for the prophet...
A woman holding out two coins on her palm
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