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.

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
Our readings this week remind us that the love of God and of our neighbour is the foundation and the rock of our faith and life. The text from Deuteronomy (First Reading) is the famous Shema Yisrael prayer, beloved by Judaism and used every morning...
Several people with their arms around each other in friendly way
Our readings this week tell of how God, our loving Father, yearns to save us and restore us. He never abandons us. Just as he restored an exiled people to their homeland, he restores sight and clarity of vision to courageous Bartimaeus. The First...
Painting showing Jesus healing Bartimaeus
In today’s readings, the themes of discipleship and suffering that we have been pondering in recent weeks are again repeated. The ‘Suffering Servant’ text of the First Reading tells of the prophet Isaiah ministering to the captives in Babylon and...
A chalice being offered to a person
As we ponder our readings this week, we may well consider what riches mean to us; what we really value in our lives, our work, our relationships. The author of the Book of Wisdom, the First Reading, esteems wisdom as the greatest treasure – she is...
A bible with pages flying in a breeze and rays of light
This week’s readings speak of our need for love and companionship. Whatever our vocation in life, we need other people. In the First Reading, we see God our Lord creating a remedy for human loneliness by making both men and women to be helpmates for...
Two older people walking arm in arm
I bring myself before God and spend a few moments allowing my mind to slowdown. I ask for the grace to recognise God’s Spirit at work within me and around me. I reflect back on my week, replaying scenes and moments in my mind. Where have I noticed...
A man looking at the sunset
Our readings this week explore what it means to live by the wisdom of God, where we recognise Christ Jesus not in ambition and worldly status, but rather in the helplessness of a little child. In the First Reading from Wisdom, the ‘godless’ ones who...
A group of children against a purple sunset
The servant of today’s First Reading from the Prophet Isaiah, who suffers for the people, is promised God’s help. He may well have sung today’s Psalm, praising God for his salvation. The Gospel presents Jesus as the suffering servant foretold by...
A sketch of Caesarea Philippi by Harry Fenn which shows mountains and ruined buildings
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