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  • Make the Church Mystical Again

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

    October 15, 2019 Make the Church Mystical Again Matthew Chicoine People are typically afraid of things they do not fully comprehend. Growing up I remember watching the television show Unsolved Mysteries. The demeanor of the host, combined with the eeriness of the music and stories, make it an...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted 14 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Hates Arrogance by Max Lucado   Proverbs 16:18 reminds us as humility goes before honor, “pride goes before a fall.”   Ever wonder why churches are powerful in one generation but empty the next? The Bible says the Lord will tear down the house o...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 14 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Battles You Win By Not Fighting Tuesday, October 15, 2019 George Washington was not only America’s first president but the victorious general of the American Revolution. Yet, most people don’t realize that Washington spent much of the war not fighting or advancing - but r...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 14 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13   A Time to Think Live one day without any unhealthy thoughts. It may be difficult, but try another day until it becomes habitual.–Ruth Stafford Peale   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 14 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Today's prayer is adapted from Psalm 119:1-8   Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 14 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 119:1-8 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Learn Torah Letter by Letter Psalm 119 ALEPH א 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Torah of Adonai. 2 Happy are those who keep His testimonies, who seek H...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Teresa of Avila St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), also known as St. Teresa of Jesus, was born in Spain to a large, devout, and prominent Catholic family. Fascinated with the lives of the saints taught to her by her pious paren...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 17 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 17 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 28th in Ordinary Time View saints October 15th: St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Virgin & Doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,37-41): As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to have a meal with him. So He went and sat at table. ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted 17 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 15 2019   « October 14  |  October 16 » Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 468 Reading 1 Rom 1...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 2:37 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Messiah At The Feast Of Tabernacles Monday, October 14, 2019 During the Feast of Tabernacles, the people went down to the Pools of Siloam to draw water - and then brought it up to the Temple where the priest would pour it out. This was called the Water Pouring Ceremony. As the water was ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 2:34 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3   A Time to Think Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come.–Watchman Nee, church leader, and Christian teacher   A Ti...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 2:31 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus, You are my King.   I love You...   We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:1   I come to worship You, because You first came to me.   Jesus, You are my LORD,...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 2:29 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:1

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:39 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 12:39 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 Mon at 12:38 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 12:37 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 Mon 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 Mon 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 Mon at 12:36 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope Saint Callistus I Pope St. Callistus I (d. 223 A.D.) was a Roman by birth and a Christian slave. He was the servant of a fellow Christian serving in the Roman imperial household. He was entrusted with the task of managing&...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "We know that we are God’s children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, i...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 28th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,29-32): As the crowd increased, Jesus began to speak in this way, «People of the present time are evil people. They ask for a sign, but no sign will be given to them except the sign of Jonah. As Jo...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 14 2019   « October 13  |  October 15 » Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 467 Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7 Paul, a sla...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    We Need a Good Shepherd by Max Lucado   Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown. They have no sense of direction. They need a shepherd to lead them to calm water. So do we! We, like sheep, tend to b...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11   A Time to Think Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.–Mari...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I praise You today my Lord.   Thank You for staying close to me, even in my most difficult days...   The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 13 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 Oct 13 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 Oct 13 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 Oct 13 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 Oct 13 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 Oct 13 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 Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Edward the Confessor St. Edward the Confessor (1003-1066 A.D.) was a prince born to the King and Queen of England. His family was exiled from the kingdom when the Danish took control of the country in 1016 A.D. Edward spent much of...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all th...

  • 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Posted Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 28th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 17,11-19): On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along the border between Samaria and Galilee, and as He entered a village, ten lepers came to meet him. Keeping their distance, they called to him, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 13 2019   « October 12  |  October 14 » Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 144 Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down an...

  • Meditations

    Posted Oct 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The true reason for which God bestows so many graces upon the humble is this, that the humble are faithful to these graces and make good use of them. They receive them from God and use them in a manner pleasing to God, giving all the glory to Him...

  • Chapter 2 Epistle of Barnabas

    Posted Oct 12 by Joseph Esquivel

    Dear friends I would like to share some of the Epistle of Barnabas with you. I have enjoyed reading and researching this document, and found it enlightening. I hope you have the same enjoyment I did, many blessings.    Chap. II.   That God has abolished the legal sacrifices to int...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Judgment Is God's Jobby Max Lucado There is power in revenge. Intoxicating power. Haven’t we tasted it? Haven’t we been tempted to get even? As we escort the offender into the courtroom, we announce, “He hurt me!” and jurors shake their heads in disgust. “He abandoned ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The sower sows the word. Mark 4: 14   A Time to Think Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I'm possible!"—Audrey Hepburn   A Time to Act Do your best. There is no better achieved than that.   A T...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I know You are able...   to move mountains, to speak creation into existence, to heal the sick, to save the lost, and to meet every need I have today. I commit myself to You.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 107:29 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper— the waves were hushed.[a]   Footnotes: [a] Psalm 107:29 cf. Luke 8:24-25.   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 12 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 Oct 12 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 Oct 12 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 Oct 12 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 Oct 12 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 Oct 12 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 Oct 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Edwin St. Edwin (585-633 A.D.) was the son of the pagan King of Deira who reigned in present-day England. After his father was deposed from his throne, Edwin spent his childhood in exile to escape rival kings who considered his blo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Oct 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    oman spoke from the crowd and said to him, «Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you!». Jesus replied, «Surely blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it as well». «Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you!» Fr. Jaume AYMAR i Ragolta (B...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Oct 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 12 2019   « October 11  |  October 13 » Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 466 Reading 1 Jl 4:12-21 Thus sa...

  • How to Begin Praying & Meditating

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

    October 11, 2019 Dr. Peter Kreeft: How To Begin Praying & Meditating Peter Kreeft What is your favorite method of prayer? To “pray without ceasing,” as St. Paul tells us (1 Thess. 5:17). To blend prayer with everything else. To make work a prayer. To overcome the separation betwe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day Pope St. John XXIII Pope St. John XXIII (1881–1963) was the third of thirteen children born to a poor sharecropping family living in Lombardy, Italy. Desiring to serve God with his life, he entered seminary at the age of 12,...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.'" Psalm 91:1-2  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 27th in Ordinary Time View saints October 11th: St. John XXIII, pope October 11th: St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,15-26): As Jesus was casting out a devil some of the people said, «He drives out demons by...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 11 2019   « October 10  |  October 12 » Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 465 Reading 1 Jl1:13-15; 2:1-2 Gir...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Vision of the Reward by Max Lucado   Paul said in II Corinthians 4:16-18, “We do not lose heart... .for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.&rdq...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bridal Bath Thursday, October 10, 2019 While I was in Galilee, I was brought to the ruins of an ancient city in which there were structures designed to contain water. These were baths of purification called “mikvah.” The “mikvah” or “sacred bath” w...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15   A Time to Think The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. –Pabl...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for giving me a purpose for my life and for telling me what Your plans are for me through Your Holy Word, The Bible.   For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plan...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis Borgia St. Francis Borgia (1510-1572) was born in Spain to a noble family, the son of a Duke. On his father's side of the family he was the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI, one of the notorious "Borgia Popes," and on his ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness." James 1:19-20  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 27th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,5-13): Jesus said to his disciples, «Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to his house in the middle of the night and says: ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine who is tr...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 10 2019   « October 9  |  October 11 » Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 464 Reading 1 Mal 3:13-20b You ha...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "True devotion to Our Lady is interior; that is, it comes from the mind and the heart. It flows from the esteem we have for her, the high idea we have formed of her greatness, and the love which we have for her. It is tender; that is, full of conf...

  • JOSEPH BUENVIAJE (JCMC) FELONY CONVICTION FOLLOWUP

    Posted Oct 9 by HOLLY G

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 1, 2019 Former FCI-Berlin Chaplain Sentenced to 40 Months for Accepting Bribes to Smuggle Drugs into Prison             CONCORD - Joseph Buenviaje, 53, of Berlin, was sentenced to ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Who is in Charge? by Max Lucado A day transporting a family from one city to another is closely akin to God transporting us from our home to his. And some of life’s stormiest hours occur when the passenger and the driver disagree on what takes place during the trip! Can you imagin...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Day Of Atonements And Coverings Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur means The Day of Atonement or The Day of Covering. But it’s also called Yom Ha Kippurim - The Day of the Coverings. God’s covering is so great that the singular word covering cannot quite cover it. Mess...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2   A Time to Think God's silence is in no way indicative of His activity or involvement in our lives. He may be silent but He is...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Good morning Lord,   I am so thankful that You have called me to Your purpose on this earth.   I am grateful for Your salvation in Jesus and the power You have given to me through Your Holy Spirit.   As I start th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God's heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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...