This Sunday



These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written and designed especially for scripture prayer groups in Wrexham Diocese 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 is published each Monday for the following Sunday. 

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Even though we remain conscious of the real trauma that many continue to struggle with today, there is a sense of joy in this week’s readings. We hear of it arising from the marvellous acts of the apostles (today’s First Reading), and also in the...
Jesus talks to his disciples in the Upper Room.
This week’s readings speak powerfully of faith, hope and trust in God. During the coming week and for the weeks ahead, God’s word inspires, sustains and encourages us as we continue to live with the impacts of current events. We learn how the early...
Belltower at St Beuno's
Today is known as Good Shepherd Sunday, for the Gospel is always taken from St John, where Jesus speaks of himself as the ‘Good Shepherd’. A shepherd leads his flock and Jesus is the shepherd who leads his followers. The sheep know his voice, trust...
Two sheep and a rainbow
Our readings this Sunday are full of the firm faith in the resurrection of Jesus, both in the teachings of St Peter and in the witness of the disciples in Emmaus. The First Reading gives us the first part of Peter’s rousing address to the crowd at...
Three people walking on a path
At the heart of today’s Easter liturgy, we witness God’s unending love and mercy at work in the midst of very human doubt and weakness. In the Gospel, the risen Christ appears amongst the disciples in their hiding place. Blessed with the Holy Spirit...
St Thomas touches Christ's side
On this Easter morning, we stand with the first believers at the empty tomb, full of wonder and awe at the enormity of what has taken place. Today we can trust that our whole life lies with Christ. In the First Reading, we hear Peter addressing a...
An angel and soliders near the tomb
This Sunday we begin the prayer of Holy Week as Jesus enters Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, accompanied by crowds shouting joyfully ‘Hosanna!’ and waving palm branches. Very soon, the mood of the people changes and their cry is ‘Crucify him!’ (...
A priest in red vestments carrying palms
Act of Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come...
Lazarus emerges from the timb while his family and friends stand by.
If you are a Catholic and cannot go to Mass as there are no public Masses, you may like to make an act of 'Spiritual Communion' and say these words. My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all...
Stained glass window of Christ healing the blind man
This Sunday’s Gospel centres on a very personal encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Jesus sees into the heart of her being: he understands her true longing and invites her to draw from the well of living water. In Lent...
Painting in realist style of Jesus and the woman at the well.
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