St Beuno's, North Wales

As we draw near to Christmas, the readings for this ‘Gaudete’ Sunday are full of rejoicing. We light a pink Advent candle to focus our attention on that spirit of joy. Perhaps this year, more than any other, our hearts are longing for news of joy...
Image of a man standing silhouetted against the sunset.
The call to repentance lies at the heart of the Advent season. Like the people in today’s readings, we, too, are called to a change of heart, as we long for a better world where injustice will cease. Today’s First Reading is full of hope and...
A path on a mountain
As we begin another liturgical year, we focus on the coming of Christ. We wait for his coming in our own lives; we wait for his coming at Christmas; and we await his second coming. In the First Reading, the exiles, freshly returned from Babylon,...
A candle in a window
Today’s solemnity of Christ the King ends the Church’s liturgical year on a high point. Perhaps, after the year we have had, we need, more than ever, to savour the full title of this feast: ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe’. So that God...
Stained Glass window depicting Jesus.
This Sunday marks both the last week of Ordinary Time and the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year, as we prepare for the Feast of Christ, King of the Universe, next Sunday. Today’s readings, like those of last week, continue to remind us that...
Spade in a field
As we draw near to the end of the liturgical year, the readings are concerned with the end of time when Christ Jesus will return again and God’s kingdom will reign. We are reminded to stay awake, to be ready to notice when and where God is present...
A lamp
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