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.

O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was...
Stained glass of a dove with wings outstretched and 11 flames
As the joyous season of Easter comes to a close, this Sunday’s Scripture brings our focus onto Christ’s loving relationship with us. We see how the very early Church decided that the person who was to replace Judas needed to be someone who had known...
A painting by a 19th century artist of the Last Supper, with Jesus in red surrounded by his disciples
The central theme of today’s readings is God’s unfailing and overwhelming love for humanity. In the First Reading we hear of an incident at the house of the centurion Cornelius that marks a turning point for Peter and the whole church. The Holy...
A sculpture of a mother in an embrace with her child
Today’s readings remind us of the amazing intimacy that God offers us. Jesus himself invites us to make our home within him – for if we can allow him to live within our hearts, God will make us truly fruitful. St John’s Gospel shows us this...
Grapes on the vine
Today’s First Reading is taken from Peter’s speech to the Council in Jerusalem, following his and John’s arrest. In it, Peter bears witness to the power of the resurrected Christ by which a man lame from birth was brought back to health. Peter...
A shepherd carrying his sheep
We are celebrating the Easter season with joy. This week’s readings remind us how much Jesus has won for us, and that his forgiving love is always there for us all. In the First Reading, Peter clearly puts the responsibility for the death of Jesus...
An icon of three disciples with Jesus
God of everlasting mercy, who, in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been...
The Maesta Altarpiece showing Jesus with Thomas and the Apostles.
O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up...
A carpet of spring flowers in a wood
Almighty, every-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his...
A palm
By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. As our Lenten journey brings us ever nearer to Jerusalem, this week’s readings promise...
A painting by Sieger Koder showing Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus carry his cross.