St Beuno's, North Wales

As we live through these dark winter days, we may be comforted by the words of the Psalmist, who encourages us to listen to the Lord’s voice and not to grumble as the Israelites did at Massah and Meribah in the desert. In the First Reading, Moses...
Eleventh century fresco of the Exorcism at the Synagogue in Capernaum.
The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time marks the ‘Sunday of the Word of God’, instituted by Pope Francis in 2019 as an annual celebration of the gift of Scripture. It encourages us to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the risen Lord...
A fishing boat on a lake
Like the people in today’s readings, we, too, are called by Christ: called to spend time with him; to work with him; to offer our bodies, hearts and minds in loving service of God’s will. The First Reading tells the delightful story of God’s...
Three men silhouetted against a sunset
Today’s feast of the Baptism of Our Lord brings to an end the season of Christmas. Coming after the Epiphany of the Lord, it can be seen as a second manifestation of Christ, as the heavens are opened before the whole world. Through Christ’s baptism...
Image of a young man in a river with light shining down.
In recent months I may have hoped that Christmas would be the light at the end of the tunnel, marked by ‘normal’ festivities and gatherings. But for many, this may still not be the ‘normal Christmas’ we’ve longed for, even if the temporary lifting...
Nativity set made in Latin America
As we look forward to Christmas, quickly approaching, today’s readings speak of God’s plans: for the House of David ... for Mary … and for us. In the First Reading, David resolves to build a house for God, but God, who has journeyed with his people...
An angel holding a lily for Mary.
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