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 use Ignatian ways of praying but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, reflect on 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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We come together today like the first believers, praying for unity of heart and soul. With our fellow Christians, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Life! In the First Reading, we hear how belief in the resurrection bears...
St Thomas reaches to touch the side of Jesus
We have come, finally, to the season of joy and hope, following a long season of anguish and suffering. Many have struggled with the darkness of the past year. Many more have wept at tombs, asking ‘where?’, ‘how?’, ‘why’? We have all been asked to...
Blossom on a bible open at the page describing the resurrection of Jesus.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the climax of Jesus’s mission. Today we see him enter Jerusalem on a donkey, as the cheering crowd joyfully proclaims ‘Hosanna’, waving palm branches. As the story of the Passion unfolds in the Gospel,...
Palms
As we journey through Lent and approach Holy Week, our Sunday readings draw us deeper into contemplating Jesus fulfilling the new Covenant by his sacrifice and death. The First Reading from Jeremiah reveals God’s love, as he promises to make a new...
Wheat.
God’s love for humanity is proclaimed throughout the liturgy this Sunday. The readings shed light on our story of salvation, and reflect the depth of eternal love that God expresses for all people. The First Reading describes how, for centuries,...
Jesus and Nicodemus at night.
Today, we dedicate ourselves anew to keeping God’s commandments, as we celebrate the mystery of God’s love for us, shown through the wisdom and power of Christ. Having rescued his people from slavery, God gives them the Ten Commandments. These offer...
Pigeons flying on the steps of  a church with colonnade
Trust in the Lord is the theme that links all this week’s readings. As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded of the extent of the Lord’s love and generosity – if we but listen to his voice and place our trust in him. In the First Reading...
light on a mountain
Lent – a new liturgical season, and an opportunity to start again. We can give thanks to God for giving us this season of grace. Lent is closely associated with God’s Covenant and with baptism, and the readings this Sunday strongly underline this...
Desert
Today’s readings point to the loving compassion of God, which is revealed in the way Jesus always responds to the plight of those around him. The Book of Leviticus (First Reading) sets the scene by listing the rules concerning those who were...
A hand reaching out to touch another hand.
This Sunday, the readings encourage us to look more deeply into the experience of human suffering. It is only through Christ that our pain and despair can and will be transformed. Just like the people in today’s Gospel, we are all longing for Christ...
A man standing on a hillside.
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