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  • SENT FROM A FELLOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

    Posted 7 hours ago by HOLLY G

    THIS IS LONG BUT EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT CDC recommending hospital staff use bandanas when masks run out. Hospitals are asking the public to sew masks. Here is a physician responding: Please don't tell me that in the richest country in the world in the 21st century, I'm supposed to work in a ficti...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Treasure And The Pig Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Proverbs 11:22 says, “As a ring of gold in a pig’s nose, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” The truth of this scripture applies to everyone. Your life is as a gold ring, it’s priceless because you’...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah) Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9   The Lord is E...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and for how it always points towards Your love for me and others.   I ask that You would release my mind from all distractions and fears today so that I can focus ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Benjamin St. Benjamin (d. 424 A.D.) was a deacon martyred in Persia during a forty-year-long Christian persecution under two tyrannical Persian kings. He was imprisoned for a year due to his Christian faith and then released with t...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness, you that seek the Lord. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug." Isaiah 51:1  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "I've appointed the Devil to tempt and to trouble My creatures in this life [St. Catherine of Siena reports that Our Lord said to her]. I've done this, not so that My creatures will be overcome, but so that they may overcome, proving their virtue ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mon at 9:28 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 31 2020   « March 30  |  April 1 » Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 252 Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 9:27 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,21-30): Jesus said to the Pharisees, «I am going away, and though you look for me, you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come». The Jews wondered, «Why does he say that we can't c...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 9:25 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:23 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:23 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentMid-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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:22 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentMidday 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:22 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:21 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:19 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Fergus of Scotland St. Fergus of Scotland (d. 730 A.D.), also known as St. Fergustian or Fergus the Pict, Bishop of the Gaels, was a bishop serving in the north of Scotland. Little is known of his life. He is believed to have been tr...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Don’t Just Talk About Heaven Monday, March 30, 2020 We are commanded by the Messiah to preach the Gospel and the kingdom of heaven. However, our faith is not primarily about getting into heaven. It’s about heaven getting into us. Heaven is in us because God is in us. So it&rs...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Christ Jesus For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus was human because He was born of the virgin Mary. He is the Man Christ Jesus; therefore He understands your desires and dreams, and...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   You are the one who provides all of my needs...   The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1   Thank You for all of the blessings You have given to me and to my family.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 30 2020   « March 29  |  March 31 » Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 251 Reading 1 Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th (A & B) of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,1-11): Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak Jesus appeared in the Temple again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. Then the teachers of the Law and the Pharisee...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentMid-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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentMidday 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Judge of the Living and the Dead And He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be the judge of the living and the dead. Acts 10:42   Jesus is the Judge of the Living and the Dead. This means that H...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You came to set us free from darkness, pain and our sins.   Today I lift up the men, women, and children around the world who are enslaved in any way.   Lord, help each one to find freedom and j...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Luke 4:17-19

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel (d. 1195), also known as Bartoldus of Calabria, was born in France, the son of a Count. He excelled at his studies and was ordained a priest. Berthold's brother, Aymeric, became the L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well." Philippians 1:29  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Passion Sunday The 5th Sunday of Lent is historically known as "Passion Sunday" which ushers in the final two weeks of Lent, called "Passiontide." Passiontide is characterized by a heightened celebration of Lent as Easter approach...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 29 2020   « March 28  |  March 30 » Fifth Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 34 Reading 1 Ez 37:12-14 Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I wil...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (A) of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 11,1-45): There was a sick man named Lazarus who was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was the same Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair. Her brother ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMidday 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 Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Lent)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.  &...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Breath of the Lord The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. Isaiah 40:7   The Holy Spirit is the Breath of the Lord; He breathes life into all living things. It is the Bre...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Today I pray for children in my community and for children all around the world.   The pressures and stresses that have been brought on by social media alone are strong.   Please intervene ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Conon of Naso St. Conon of Naso (1139–1236) was a wealthy nobleman, the son of a Count, from Naso, Italy. He was a devout young man, and at the age of 15 become a monk. He lived as a hermit until being called to serve the local...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31 &n...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 28 2020   « March 27  |  March 29 » Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 249 Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 7,40-53): Many who had been listening to the words of Jesus began to say, «This is the Prophet». Others said, «This is the Christ». But some wondered, «Would the Christ come from Galil...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMidday 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 Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Lent)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.  &...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John of Egypt St. John of Egypt (4th c.), also known as John the Hermit or John the Anchorite, worked alongside his father, a carpenter, until he was twenty-five years old. He then discerned a call from God to go out into the desert ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil." 2 Corinthians 5:10  

  • Meditations

    Posted Mar 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Set free from human judgment, we should count as true only what God sees in us, what he knows, and what he judges. God does not judge as man does. Man sees only the countenance, only the exterior. God penetrates to the depths of our hearts. God d...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Messiah And His Duplicates Friday, March 27, 2020 When I give a message or teaching, I record it. The original recording is called the master. The master is put into a duplicating machine filled with blanks which become duplicates of the master. The blanks are imprinted with the informat...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The King Eternal Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen 1 Timothy 1:17   Jesus is the King Eternal. Just as an earthly king rules his kingdom through his laws, so Jesus rules t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have overcome death.   I desire Your life and holy presence to fill me today...   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God… do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the r...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 27 2020   « March 26  |  March 28 » Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 248 Reading 1 Wis 2:1a, 12-22 The wicked said among th...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 7,1-2.10.14.25-30): Jesus went around Galilee; He would not go about in Judea because the Jews wanted to kill him. Now the Jewish feast of the Tents was at hand. But after his brothers had gone to the festival, He al...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentMidday 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret Clitherow St. Margaret Clitherow (1556-1586), also called Margaret of York, lived in York, England, the daughter of a candlemaker and wife of a wealthy Protestant butcher. She was raised Anglican just after the time that K...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always continue in the fear of the Lord. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off." Proverbs 23:17-18  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Casting Your Net Upon The Waters Thursday, March 26, 2020 Messiah called fishermen to be fishers of men. Fishermen must cast out a line or a net to catch fish. When the Lord gave the miracle of the fish, they had to first cast out their nets in order to pull them in. Thus, we are to init...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Foundation Which is Laid For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11   Some people ask, “WWJD?” (What Would Jesus Do?). There is no other foundation on which anyone can build a life ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have given me a new life.   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20   Thank You for the scars on Your hands, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 26 2020   « March 25  |  March 27 » Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 247 Reading 1 Ex 32:7-14 The LORD said to Moses, &ld...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,31-47): Jesus said to the Jews: «If I bore witness to myself, my testimony would be worthless. But Another One is bearing witness to me and I know that his testimony is true when He bears witness to me. Joh...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentMidday 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 Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Averting Leah’s Mistake Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Leah, the unloved wife of Jacob, tried to earn his love by bearing him, children. She said, “Now he’ll love me.” Some people think like Leah concerning God. If we bear enough fruit, if we’re good enough, or d...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Witness of God If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. 1 John 5:9   The Witness of God was the words the Father spoke at the baptism of Jesus: “...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lamb of God,   Thank You for taking on the form of a servant and bearing my sin upon the cross.   Lord Jesus, please remind me each day of the sacrifice You made for me, I love You with all that I am...   Jes...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ " Matthew 22:37

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dismas St. Dismas (1st c.) is the name Church tradition has given to the "Good Thief," one of the two criminals who were crucified alongside Jesus Christ on Good Friday. All we know about St. Dismas is what is mentioned of him in the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me." Psa...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day The Annunciation The Solemnity of the Annunciation, celebrated on March 25th, honors the profound meeting between the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary, as recorded in St. Luke's Gospel. On this day St. Gabriel announced to Ma...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 25 2020   « March 24  |  March 26 » Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Lectionary: 545 Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke ...