St Beuno's, North Wales

As Ordinary Time continues, we are still in the central part of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus is teaching by means of parables. Today we have four more parables to add to the four already heard over the last couple of Sundays. These parables stress...
A treasure chest
This Sunday we are, again, reminded of God’s central characteristic – merciful love. We are always in need of forgiveness, and the readings today assure us both of God’s mercy and compassion and the promise of assistance. The Holy Spirit is given...
Grass or barley growing
The readings this week are linked by images of nature, water, rain, growing crops and harvest. In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah compares the word of God to the rain falling on the world, which ensures a good crop and thus feeds the people...
Painting by Van Gogh of a sower - sky is golden yellow, field is mottled blues
There is a very welcome thread of joy and encouragement woven throughout the readings for this Sunday. The First Reading is a foretelling of the joyous Kingdom over which Jesus will reign, and a prophecy of his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem...
Woman hiker standing on a mountain
Following Eastertide and several major feasts, we now celebrate Saints Peter and Paul before returning to the regular Sundays of Ordinary Time. We pray that their faith and example will encourage us at this time. The First Reading gives us an...
Icon of St Peter and Paul holding a church
Today’s readings are very apt for our current times, where many of us are experiencing vulnerability, tension, and unpredictability. Yet as followers of Christ, we are being called to trust in God our Father, who knows us intimately and understands...
Sparrows on a fence
This Sunday the Roman Catholic church celebrates the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, traditionally known by its Latin name ‘Corpus Christi’. It is an opportunity to reflect on the fact that Christ gave us his body and blood as spiritual...
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
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