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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As this Sunday’s Gospel Acclamation reminds us, ‘The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.’ Today’s readings also reveal a parent God who cares for us. We are his children, the ‘...
An open door
Our readings and prayers this week may lead us to open our hearts to Christ, our welcome guest. May he increase our faith and our love, so that we may see him amongst us as our friend. In our First Reading from Genesis, Abraham gives us the...
Jesus, Martha and Mary: Jesus looks at Martha who has bread in her hands, while Mary sits at his feet
The Liturgy this Sunday takes us to the very heart of how we are called to live fully human lives as the Body of Christ alive in the world today. We are reminded in the First Reading that we do not have to search far to find God. The Word of God is...
Van Gogh painting of the Good Samaritan helping the traveller.
This Sunday’s readings celebrate the grace of Christ’s peace, and invite us to become messengers of that peace to all around us. Isaiah calls the people of Israel to trust in God’s loving presence with them. He compares the care and comfort God...
Two people walking
This week we celebrate the feast of the two ‘chief apostles’ – St Peter and St Paul. Both were faithful rocks on whom Jesus built his Church, unshakeable in their belief that Jesus was the Christ, and ever-faithful to the universal mission he gave...
El Greco painting of St Peter and Paul together
Following the great feasts of Pentecost and the Holy Trinity, this Sunday we celebrate the wonderful gift of the Body and Blood of our Lord. In the First Reading we have the brief appearance of Melchizedek, king and priest, offering bread and wine...
Loaves of bread
One God, Three Persons, united in One Love that has been poured into our hearts! We begin our readings with a beautiful description of how this creative relationship of Love was one with the Creator before all things came into being. Wisdom...
Stained glass window showing the Trinity in symbolic form - a hand, a dove and a child
Today marks the climax of the great Fifty Days of Eastertide. Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, and with it, the birth of the Church, the Body of Christ here on earth. Jesus promises his disciples at the Last Supper that both he...
Stained glass window with a dove
As we come close to the end of the season of Easter, our readings are full of joy and the hope that comes from trust in the Risen Lord Jesus. The First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles tells of the martyrdom of Stephen after he speaks of Jesus...
A bible open on the gospel of John
As we progress through Eastertide, the readings turn towards the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit. In the First Reading we see its influence on the discussions to resolve the conflict between the early Christians during the Council of...
Bible and mug which says 'Be still and know' on it
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