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This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written for scripture prayer groups (called Prego) in North Wales, following Ignatian methods, but 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 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 current Prego - 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.

This Sunday’s readings are full of joy and hope, for we have a glimpse of the joy of our approaching redemption. Isaiah, in the First Reading, announces the redemption of Jerusalem, clothed in the bridal robes of justice and integrity. Jesus quoted...
A painting showing John the Baptist and the people.
The readings this week invite us to prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus into our lives and our hearts, both at Christmas and every day. The First Reading from Isaiah speaks of the God who wants to console his people; who comes to change the...
A stained glass depicting John the Baptist preaching repentance
We begin Advent with a call to prepare – and to stay awake! We are called to wake up to our true reality: to become alive to God at work in our lives, and to be ready to greet Jesus Christ as he comes to us in each and every moment. We are reminded...
A single candle flame
This Sunday brings the Church’s liturgical year to a wonderful conclusion. Christ Jesus, King of the Universe, has conquered death and reigns in eternal glory as our Judge. Those now called to share in his Kingdom are the ones who have tried to...
Statue of Christ the Redeemer from Brazil
Today’s readings are for us – we who live in the ‘in-between times’ between the Lord’s Resurrection and his Second Coming. Convinced that the Last Day would occur within their own lifetime, the first Christians are counselled by St Paul (Second...
Stained glass depicting the master with his servants.
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...
An alarm clock sitting on a table
Our readings this week are both a harsh criticism of how some aspects of established religion can lead us to pride, and also a gentle teaching on simplicity and humility. In the First Reading, Malachi has hard words for the priests who have strayed...
The skyline of Jerusalem
Let the Gospel acclamation above be our invitation to prayer this week. The true meaning of God’s Law proclaimed by Moses and the prophets is revealed to us in this Sunday’s readings. The First Reading from Exodus describes how God’s law of love is...
A man and a woman reaching out (both on bicycles)
The readings this week all focus on the one God who rules the whole world. In the First Reading, the Jews, who believed in one God, are shown how he is able to use unexpected people to do his work – even the pagan king Cyrus. The Psalm is a call to...
A bronze statue of Caesar
The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek. First Reading Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. Responsorial Psalm God will fulfil all your needs, in Christ Jesus, as lavishly as only God can. Second Reading I...
Banquet laid out