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  • Enter the Narrow Gate to a Universal Church

    Posted 10 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 23, 2019 Enter the Narrow Gate to a Universal Church Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Start small, finish big.  That seems to be God’s motto.  He begins salvation history with two people from what is now Iraq.  When planning to raise a really big family, why start with...

  • Will Only a Few People Be Saved?

    Posted 11 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 23, 2019 Will Only a Few People Be Saved? Gayle Somers In Sunday’s readings, someone in a crowd called out to Jesus, “Will only a few people be saved?”  Why was this the wrong question to ask? Gospel (Read Lk 13:22-30) St. Luke tells us that as Jesus &ldqu...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted 13 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God's Mission: Adoption by Max Lucado   When we come to Christ, God not only forgives us, he also adopts us. Through a dramatic series of events, we go from condemned orphans with no hope to adopted children with no fear. Here is how it happens. You come before the judgment se...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 13 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father’s Legacy Friday, August 23, 2019 A study of men who were in therapy found that 23% of them had physically absent fathers, 29% had psychologically absent fathers, 18% had disapproving fathers, 15% had dangerous fathers, and only 15% had fathers who were nurturing. Thus 85...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 13 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7 (NIV)   A Time to Think When the dream in our heart is one that God has planted there, a strange happiness flowers into us. At that moment all of th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 13 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Too often I think of myself more highly than I should.   I’m sorry for when I’ve been guilty of the sin of pride...   “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 13 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Rose of Lima St. Rose (1586-1617) was born in Lima, Peru, one of ten children belonging to a Spanish immigrant and his wife, a descendant of the Incas. Rose was beautiful and very pious. She was so sensitive to compliment...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 20th in Ordinary Time View saints August 23rd: St. Rose of Lima, virgin (Patroness of the Americas) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 22,34-40): When the Pharisees heard how Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. One of them, a teacher of the Law...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted 19 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 23 2019   « August 22  |  August 24 » Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 423 Reading 1 Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Once...

  • Defeating Evil?

    Posted Thu at 7:21 AM by Tony Villari

    I grew up in a household which loved animals.  Mom always told me, "Be kind to animals."  But, what about those animals whose driving force is to kill?  You can only tame a tiger until it doesn't want to be tame anymore.  The handler usually discovers this bit of logic when ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 2:19 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Picture Behind The Picture Thursday, August 22, 2019 My friend’s mother, who’d fallen away from the Lord, ended up as a hostage in a police shoot out. Miraculously her life was spared, and she repented. Afterward, my friend discovered a drawing, hidden behind a photograph...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Thu at 2:15 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    In God We (Nearly) Trust by Max Lucado   A few days before our wedding, Denalyn and I enjoyed and endured a sailing voyage. Milt, a Miami church friend, had invited Denalyn, her mom, and me to join him and a few others on a leisurely cruise along the Florida coast.   ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Thu at 2:09 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (NIV)   A Time to Think Everything may not be perfect. There are things that may need to change, but you have the grace to be happy today. –Joel Osteen   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Thu at 2:06 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear Lord God, You are able to make all grace abound toward me, That I, always having all sufficiency in all things, May have an abundance for every good work. May you, who supplies all my needs and who gives liberally, Multiply the seed I have sown and increas...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Thu at 2:03 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; Hi...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Thu at 12:42 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incar...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:41 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:40 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:38 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 12:38 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Thu at 12:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Kemble St. John Kemble (1599-1679) was born in England to a prominent Catholic family when Catholicism was outlawed in the country. He was ordained a priest in 1625 and ministered in England as an itinerant priest for fifty-thre...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Thu at 12:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near." James 5:8  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Thu at 12:36 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Queenship of Mary August 22nd is the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This title of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven (Regina Caeli), is rooted in biblical history where the mother of Israel's king had the royal title of...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Thu at 12:35 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 20th in Ordinary Time View saints August 22nd: Queenship of Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 22,1-14): Jesus began to address the chief priests and elders of the people, once more using parables: «This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Thu at 12:35 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 22 2019   « August 21  |  August 23 » Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 422 Reading 1 Jgs 11:29-39a The Spi...

  • Mission

    Posted Wed at 8:41 AM by Darlena Pagan

      To explain to the general public about monotheism and trinity and Christian leadership. First, to explain God’s eternal life process. The continual life process is the goals, plans, job title, job description, promises, and laws. Our Mission is to teach the general public about the c...

  • How to Raise Saintly Children this School Year!

    Posted Wed at 8:29 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The average child spends about 7.5 hours a day using some form of digital media An average American kid will see 200,000 violent acts and 16,000 murders on TV by age 18 89% of teens say their parents don’t put limits on how long they play video games The largest group of ...

  • The Fire of Christ Can Heal the Divisions in our World

    Posted Wed at 8:20 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 21, 2019 The Fire of Christ Can Heal the Divisions in Our World Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV We are no strangers to divisions, people divided from us or from each other in our families, workplaces, communities, and Church. We witness more fighting and quarreling among our relatives and acqua...

  • About

    Posted Wed at 7:54 AM by Darlena Pagan

      Minister Darlena Pagan is an ordained minister of the ULC Church. She is the founder of Women Christology Science (WCS). Darlena Pagan holds both a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in science and an ordained minister of the ULC church.

  • Our Lady of Fatima and a Good Samaritan on the Highway

    Posted Wed at 7:50 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 21, 2019 Our Lady of Fatima and a Good Samaritan on the Highway Maura Roan McKeegan It was May 13, the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, and my husband called me to ask for prayers. While I was home with a sick toddler, he was attending a family event with our other three children. He h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:40 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:38 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 7:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Wed at 7:36 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Pius X Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914) was born Giuseppe Melchiore, one of ten children from an impoverished family living in Venetia, then under the political control of the Austrian Empire. His parents valued education and ensur...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 7:35 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing. It is for this that you were called—that you...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Wed at 7:35 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 20th in Ordinary Time View saints August 21st: St. Pius X, pope View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 20,1-16): Jesus said to his disciples, «This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A landowner went out early in the morning to hire workers for hi...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Wed at 7:33 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 21 2019   « August 20  |  August 22 » Memorial of Saint Pius X, PopeLectionary: 421 Reading 1 Jgs 9:6-15 All the citizens of Shechem and ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Wed at 3:43 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bad News Preacher by Max Lucado   I didn't like the preacher I sat by on the plane. I know, I know. You're supposed to like everyone, but this fellow …The plane was crowded. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I was tired from Sunday-morning services. I was speaking that ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 3:39 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Circle Of The Bride Wednesday, August 21, 2019 In the traditional Jewish wedding before the moment of joining, the bride must circle the groom seven times. It’s a sort of dance of love, a sign that the bride is going to center her life around her bridegroom. Everything she does...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Wed at 3:34 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6   A Time to Think Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise- then you will discover the fullness of your life. –Brother David Steindl-Ras...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 3:32 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Please forgive me for the times I have not obeyed You.   Teach me to completely obey Your commands.   I need You miracle-working power in my life.   I bow in worship of You becau...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 3:30 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Tue at 1:25 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dashed Hopes by Max Lucado   "I had intended …"   David had wanted to build a temple. And who better than he to do so? Hadn't he, literally, written the book on worship? Didn't he rescue the ark of the covenant? The temple would have been his swan song, h...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 1:14 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Name On The Cubes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 I was watching some people playing the game “Boggle” where you shake up cubes with letters and then try to make words out of the adjacent letters. The people playing weren’t believers. When they finished coming up with thei...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Tue at 1:08 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26   A Time to Think Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. –Emory Austin, motivational speaker   A Time to Act Think...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Tue at 1:06 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for loving me...   For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 1:03 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:40 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:39 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:37 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:36 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Tue at 12:36 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bernard of Clairvaux St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was one of seven children born to a noble family in Burgundy, France. All seven children, six sons and one daughter, were offered to the service of God by their devout mothe...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 12:35 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Tue at 12:34 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 20th in Ordinary Time View saints August 20th: St Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,23-30): Jesus said to his disciples, «Truly I say to you: it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Y...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Tue at 12:34 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 20 2019   « August 19  |  August 21 » Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 420 Reading 1 Jgs 6:11-24a The...

  • Experience the Intimach of Alone Time With God

    Posted Mon at 9:29 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 19, 2019 Experience the Intimacy of Alone Time With God Fr. John R.P. Russell Jesus was a man among the people. He is God become man and come to save us. And so he dwelt among us – he spent time among us – he was present to us. This is an important model of ministry –...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:50 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:49 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:48 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:48 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:47 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:46 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:46 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Eudes St. John Eudes (1601–1680) was born in Normandy, France to a farming family. His devout parents consecrated him to the Blessed Virgin Mary when he was a child. At the age of 14 he took a vow of chastity, and studied ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:45 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world ha...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 12:44 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 20th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,16-22): A young man approached him and asked, «Master, what good work must I do to receive eternal life?». Jesus answered, «Why do you ask me about what is good? Only one is Good. If yo...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mon at 12:43 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 19 2019   « August 18  |  August 20 » Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 419 Reading 1 Jgs 2:11-19 The children of...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    My Own Fireworks Display Monday, August 19, 2019 I had a friend who had a dramatic experience coming to the Lord, so I thought that this is how it was for every salvation – that when you come to the Lord, you get some kind of sign indicating you made it in. So when I prayed to rece...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You have established the importance of commitment and covenants.   You have witnessed the devastating effects of broken commitments through the ages.   Please help me to be a person who always k...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Joshua 24:15 New King James Version (NKJV) 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of [a]the River, or the gods of t...

  • Defining Change

    Posted Aug 18 by Tony Villari

    I almost finished this post, in its first version, when I pressed the wrong keys and deleted it in its entirety.  Everything was lost except for an Albert Einstein quote which was still saved to the clipboard.  When I started this early iteration, I also used a quote from the ancient Greek...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Heirs of God, Co-Heirs with Christ by Max Lucado   After spending the better part of an hour reciting the woes of my life to my wife, Denalyn interrupted me with a question. “Is God in this anywhere?” I hate it when she does that.   What had happened ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection You will surely forget your trouble. Job 11:16   A Time to Think You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are. –Max Lucado, author, and pastor   A Ti...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear Lord of Lords, I acknowledge that You are my Lord. Please be Lord of every part of my life. Please help me to be transformed and renewed by You... And do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,that you may prove wha...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Helen St. Helen, also known as St. Helena (d. 327 A.D.), was a woman of humble means from Asia Minor. She married the future Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus, and their son Constantine was born in c. 272. Constantius divorced He...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all b...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 20th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12,49-53): Jesus said to his disciples, «I have come to bring fire upon the earth and how I wish it were already kindled; but I have a baptism to undergo and what anguish I feel until it is over! ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 18 2019   « August 17  |  August 19 » Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 120 Reading 1 Jer 38:4-6, 8-10 In those days, the prin...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Tender Words to the Tired Heart by Max Lucado   Brook Besor. Don't feel bad if you've never heard of the place. Most haven't, but more need to. The Brook Besor narrative deserves shelf space in the library of the worn-out. It speaks tender words to the tired heart.  ...