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  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted 8 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Prince of the Kings of the Earth And from Jesus Christ, . . . the prince of the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:5   Jesus is the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. A prince is one who is waiting for the throne that he will formally assume in the future. Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 8 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   My soul exalts You.   My Lord Jesus, I want to abide in You, Thank You for abiding in me...   Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 8 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.​ Galatians 5:22-23

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Gemma Galgani St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) was born in Italy, the fifth of eight children born to a prosperous pharmacist. When she was young, Gemma's mother and three of her siblings died of tuberculous. When she was 18 her ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. Do not give heed to all the things that men say, lest you hear your servant cursing you; your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others." Ecclesiastes 7:20-2...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Divine Mercy Sunday From ancient times the Easter octave, culminating on the 8th day, has been centered on the theme of God's mercy and forgiveness. The final day of the octave celebration of Easter is meant to be a day of thanksg...

  • How Sin Impacts Us?

    Posted Sat at 10:41 PM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When the ancient Israelites camped by Mount Sinai in Exodus 32, Moses went up the mountain to meet with God. Days turned into weeks, and the people grew restless. So they asked Aaron—the man in charge while Moses was gone—to create a new deity for them to worship. Aaron gave instructions to collect ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sat at 8:36 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy Lectionary: 44 Reading I Acts 4:32-35 The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great power the apos...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sat at 8:35 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,19-31): On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to th...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sat at 8:04 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) From a sermon by Saint AugustineA new creation in Christ I speak to you who have just been reborn in baptism, my l...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sat at 8:03 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 8:02 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 8:02 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 8:01 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 8:00 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 7:59 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 7:58 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 11 April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) 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 e...

  • Sacrifices & Reverence to God:

    Posted Sat at 7:11 PM by Joseph Esquivel

    Sacrifices & Reverence to God: Rev. Joseph E. Esquivel God’s Faith in Man Church ULC   Isa. 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your n sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bulloc...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sat at 3:24 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Righteous Judge Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day. 2 Timothy 4:8   Jesus is the Righteous Judge. When you come into future judgment, He will not punish yo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sat at 3:20 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You fill and bless all areas of my life.   Even in the darkest parts of my heart, Your presence brings light, hope and redemption.   Lord, protect me from the lies the enemy tells me. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sat at 3:14 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

  • Do You Know if You’re Really Saved?

    Posted Sat at 2:36 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have you ever wondered whether you’re truly saved? Since many people wrestle with this question, it’s important to understand exactly what God says about our salvation. After all, His Word—not our feelings—is the anchor that steadies us when doubts enter our mind.   Qu...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bademus St. Bademus (d. 376 A.D.) was a wealthy and noble citizen of Bethlapeta in Persia. Desiring to give himself completely to God, he gave away his wealth and founded a monastery where he led a life of prayer and austerity. His s...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the weak of the world to shame the str...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Fri at 6:32 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 266 Reading I Acts 4:13-21 Observing the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed, and they recognized them as the companions of Jes...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Fri at 6:31 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,9-15): When Jesus had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told his compani...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Fri at 6:29 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Saturday From the Jerusalem CatechesesThe bread of Heaven and the cup of salvation On the night he was betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks,...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Fri at 6:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:27 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:26 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:26 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:25 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Divine Mercy Sunday) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 6:24 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 10 April 2021 Easter Saturday 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 end.Amen. Alleluia. _____...

  • Are You Listening?

    Posted Fri at 1:28 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What do you expect when you read the Bible? Is it something to cross off your to-do list, or are you expecting to hear from the Lord? Sermons, Sunday school lessons, Bible studies, and personal quiet time in Scripture are all means the Lord uses to strengthen, comfort, and encourage us in our walk w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Fri at 1:24 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Greatest Battle David Ever Fought Friday, April 9, 2021   David was a warrior...a great one, for the Lord. During his life, he fought many battles. His greatest battle happened after having fallen into sin with Bathsheba. Here his battle began... the battle to acknowledge h...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Fri at 1:15 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Almighty God (El Shaddai) The LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God [El Shaddai]; walk before Me and be blameless." Genesis 17:1   The Lord is Almighty God (El Shaddai), a name that carries two opposite ideas—sympathy and...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Fri at 1:13 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for the trees and flowers that bud, blossom and bloom in the sunshine.   I praise You for this season that brings new life.   Please bring new life and passion into my heart.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Fri at 1:01 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:12

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Katarzyna Celestyna Faron Bl. Katarzyna Celestyna (Catherine Celestine) Faron (1913-1944) was born in Zabrzez, Poland. At the age of five she was orphaned and raised by pious, childless relatives. Desiring the religious life, she ent...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!...For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen." Romans 11:33 and 36

  • Lectionary

    Posted Thu at 10:37 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 265   Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been cured, while Peter and John were still speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them, disturbed that the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Thu at 10:36 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 21,1-14): Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael fro...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Thu at 10:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Friday From the Jerusalem CatechesesThe anointing with the Holy Spirit When we were baptized into Christ and clothed ourselves in him, we were transformed into the likeness of the ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Thu at 10:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:32 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:31 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:30 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:29 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 10:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 9 April 2021 Easter Friday 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 end.Amen. Alleluia. ________ ...

  • Listening to God

    Posted Thu at 2:47 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    It’s amazing how two people can hear the same sermon about the same portion of Scripture and yet walk away with completely different reactions—one could be deeply affected and the other indifferent to the message. Why does this happen? The main reason is the condition of a person’s...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 1:45 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Model of Life Thursday, April 8, 2021   A man was once doing carpentry work using a square measure to make sure the board was straight. "Why are you so careful, Daddy?" asked his little boy. "We can't guess in carpentry work." "You have to be just right." "I guess there are...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Thu at 1:39 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Only Begotten of the Father And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14   Jesus is the Only Begotten of the Father, which means He come...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Thu at 1:36 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You that Your perfect love for me "keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:5   Thank You that you have forgiven me and removed my sins from me...   As far as the east is from the west, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Thu at 1:32 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Julie Billiart St. Julie Billiart (1751-1816) was born in Cuvilly, France, to a large and prosperous farming family. By the age of seven she knew her catechism by heart, and would gather her playmates together and teach it to them....

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will s...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Wed at 8:36 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 264 Reading I Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John, all the people hurried in amazement toward them in the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.” When Peter saw ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Wed at 8:34 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,35-48): The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way, and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread. While they were still speakin...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Wed at 8:32 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Thursday From the Jerusalem CatechesesBaptism is a symbol of Christ's passion You were led down to the font of holy baptism just as Christ was taken down from the cross and pla...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Wed at 8:32 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 8:31 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 8:30 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 8:28 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 8:27 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 8:27 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 8 April 2021 Easter Thursday 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 end.Amen. Alleluia. ______...

  • Walking Closer With God

    Posted Wed at 1:33 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    If I were to ask you, whether you’d like a deeper relationship with God, you would probably say yes. But are you willing to do what is necessary to achieve it? Many Christians today are trying to find a shortcut to a closer relationship with the Father. But intimacy takes times and effort; kno...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. John Baptist de la Salle St. John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719) was born in Rheims, France, to a noble family. He was pious and smart, and his parents took great care over his moral and intellectual training. He entered seminary ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word." Isaiah 66:2

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 12:31 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Fall of Marshall Petain Wednesday, April 7, 2021   At the beginning of World War II, the French defensive lines collapsed. Marshall Petain became prime minister and surrendered France to the Nazis. The Vichy government, under Marshall Petain, was convinced that Germany had ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Wed at 12:26 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light of the Glorious Gospel The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not [the unsaved], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4   Jesus is...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 12:24 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for being strong when I am weak, as I join the Apostle Paul in his declaration...   Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ&...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 12:20 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore [I will] take up the whole armor ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Tue at 9:38 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 263 Reading I Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the temple called “the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Tue at 9:37 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,13-35): Now that very day two of them were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. A...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Tue at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Wednesday From an Easter homily by an ancient authorChrist the source of resurrection and life Saint Paul rejoices in the knowledge that spiritual health has been restored to...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Tue at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:34 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:34 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:32 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:31 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 7 April 2021 Easter Wednesday 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 end.Amen. Alleluia. ____...

  • Devotion

    Posted Tue at 3:05 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    King Hezekiah of Judah faithfully served the Lord with his whole heart (2 Chronicles 29:2). After the nation had fallen into idolatry, he reestablished proper worship of God. But his devotion to the Lord also extended into his personal life, and that’s exactly how we should live as well. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 1:29 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Good Book From Bad Men? Tuesday, April 6, 2021   Skeptics claim that the Bible is not from God, but from men. So the question then is, what kind of men? Bad men wouldn't want to write the words of the Bible. For the words of the Bible condemn sin and judgment on those who l...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

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

    The Holy Spirit: The Finger of God Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them. Exodus 8:19   The Holy Spirit is the Finger of God. He is the One used by the Father and Son ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Tue at 1:22 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for listening when I speak.   I know that You hear my prayers, and that You will answer my prayers, as Jesus promised...   If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:14 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 1:19 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Eucharist The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Chris...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Juliana of Mont Cornillon Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillon, also known as Juliana of Liege (1193-1258) was born near Liege, Belgium. She was orphaned at the age of five and placed in the convent of Mt. Cornillon near Liege. She made...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Geh...

  • Ministry Update

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

    4/6/21  We have expanded our Online Ministry to 2 new states. 2019 Expanded to Florida, Now have expanded to Tennessee, and Now to South Carolina.  The ministry has brought a lot of visitors to my online page, the Florida page and soon will bring visitors to South Carolina.  We have b...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mon at 8:38 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 262 Reading I Acts 2:36-41 On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the Jewish people, “Let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.&rd...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 8:37 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday in the Octave of Easter listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,11-18): Mary of Magdala stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mon at 8:36 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Easter Tuesday From a discourse by Saint Anastasius of AntiochIt was necessary that Christ should suffer and so enter into his glory Christ, who has shown by his words and actions that ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 8:35 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:35 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:34 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6 April 2021 Easter Tuesday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...