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  • The Believer’s Calling

    Posted 1 hour ago by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We all have a story. Oftentimes the more we surrender to God, the more we see His hand in our life. And the more we watch Him work, the more we want to share with others what He has done.   The same was true of the disciples, who gathered around Jesus before His ascension. They heard His com...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 3 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Private and the General Thursday, January 28, 2021   In an army, you can be many things: a private, lieutenant, corporal, captain, colonel, or general; each rank has its own rights, status, and responsibilities. You might be looking at your rank in life, your status, your s...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted 3 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The God Who is Near (Elohay Mikarov) "Am I a God near at hand," says the LORD, "And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?" Jeremiah 23:23-24   Do you act as if God were far off? If you understood...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 3 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that today Your Holy Spirit will remind me that all of my hope comes from You.   You are my daily help and the light that illuminates my path.   Please help me to trust You more today. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 3 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted 5 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was born into a wealthy and noble family in Aquino, Italy. He was the pious and brilliant son of a count, and a lucrative future was planned for him. When Thomas set off to enter ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 5 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powe...

  • Lectionary

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 320 Reading I Heb 10:19-25 Brothers and sisters:  Since through the Blood of Jesus  we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary  by the new and living way he ope...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,21-25): Jesus also said to the crowd, «When the light comes, is it to be put under a tub or a bed? Surely it is put on a lampstand. Whatever is hidden will be disclosed,...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor Painting by Carlo Crivelli, 1476, from the large 'Demidoff Altarpiece' made for the ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 8 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 28 January 2021 Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Fath...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 2:12 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blasphemer's Testimony Wednesday, January 27, 2021   Rabbi Shaul, commonly known as the apostle Paul, wrote an amazing thing at the end of his life: "Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy. Messiah came into, the world to s...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Wed at 2:08 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rabboni Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:16   Jesus is Rabboni, an unusual descriptive term for the usual word “Rabbi,” or “teacher.” The ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 2:01 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will lead me to live today as You desire...   And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8   L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 1:57 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Angela Merici St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was born in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Her deep piety drew her to make a private vow of virginity at a young age. Her parents died when she was ten, and soon afterwards she lo...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall. No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that yo...

  • Having Vision to See God’s Will

    Posted Tue at 11:20 PM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Before ascending to heaven, Jesus told His followers to tell all nations about Him. However, many of us aren’t working to fulfill this Great Commission—at least not fervently and purposefully. What might be holding us back?   Sometimes self-preserving barriers, such as fear, are ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Tue at 8:24 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 319 Reading I Heb 10:11-18 Every priest stands daily at his ministry,  offering frequently those same sacrifices  that can never take away sins. But this one offered one sacrifice for sins,&nbs...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Tue at 8:24 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,1-20): Jesus began to teach by the lake, but such a large crowd gathered about him that He got into a boat and sat in it on the lake while the crowd stood on the shore. He ta...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Tue at 8:22 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time From a sermon on the Song of Songs by St Bernard of ClairvauxWhere sin abounded grace...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Tue at 8:21 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 8:21 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 8:20 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 8:20 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 8:19 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 8:18 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin  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 Tue at 8:17 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 27 January 2021 Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Fa...

  • What Does it Mean to Be a Christian?

    Posted Tue at 2:12 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Today’s verse from Romans 15 is Paul’s concise description of how God can transform hearts and attitudes when people trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Instead of being filled with fear, anxiety, frustration, and stress, they can now—empowered by the Holy Spirit—be cha...

  • Sapphries

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

    The Faithfulness of King Tuesday, January 26, 2021   There was a Collie named King. King's master, Del Plato, was close to the dog. Del Plato was killed in a car accident. King stood by as the casket was lowered into the ground. Every day King went to the cemetery to visit his ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Tue at 2:00 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Carpenter's Son Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:55   Jesus was a Carpenter’s Son; Joseph, His stepfather, was His legal guardian. Jesus was born of the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Tue at 1:57 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I lift up the churches in my city.   I pray that Your Holy Spirit be powerfully present in each church and that You will minister to eacb congregation and each church staff person.   I pray ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 1:54 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Timothy St. Timothy (1st c.) was born in Galatia in Asia Minor, the son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother. Timothy was a convert of St. Paul the Apostle around the year 47 A.D. Timothy became a trusted friend and a beloved spir...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us." Romans 8:18  

  • Lectionary

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

    Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops Lectionary: 520/318 Reading I 2 Tm 1:1-8 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Chris...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday 3rd in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,31-35): Jesus' mother and brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told him, «Your mother and your brothers are...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mon at 8:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops From a homily by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI have fought the good fight Though housed in...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 8:33 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 Lo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Shepherd’s Care for There Sheep

    Posted Mon at 2:54 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    What words come to mind when you think about a valley? The first part of Psalm 23 paints a picture of green pastures and abundant waters. It’s a restful, sheltered, and restorative place where every need is met and God’s care is evident. Some valleys, however, are inhospitable passages w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 1:16 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Rabbi Joden's Christmas Monday, January 25, 2021   Rabbis don't talk about the virgin birth in the synagogue. Most Jewish people are raised believing that the virgin birth is totally un-Jewish. Hidden in the writings of the Rabbis is an amazing thing. Rabbi Joden, speaking abou...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mon at 1:07 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Oil Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness. Hebrews 1:9   The Holy Spirit is the Oil of gladness. The Lord said, “I see the oppression of My people. I hear their cry. I know their sorrows” (Exodus 3:7). Just as...

  • Daily Prayers

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

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I am so thankful that nothing can separate me from Your love...   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:59 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love o...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Saint Dwynwen St. Dwynwen (5th c.) was a princess from Anglesey in Wales, the beautiful and virtuous daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog. According to legend she fell in love with a young man, yet refused to marry him due to her piety a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." John 14:27

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day The Conversion of St. Paul of Tarsus St. Paul the Apostle, originally named Saul, was an intelligent and zealous Jewish scholar and Pharisee who fiercely persecuted the first Christian converts among the Jews. While on his way to ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Lectionary: 519 Reading I Acts 22:3-16 Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our an...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    January 25th: Conversion of Paul, apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,15-18): Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle The Conversion of Saint Paul by Caravaggio (1571-1610), circa January 1600. Odescalchi Balbi Collection, Rome....

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast  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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast  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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 January 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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 b...

  • Serve One Another

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In his letter to the Galatians, Paul says that freedom is an opportunity to serve one another through love (Gal. 5:13). Jesus is our example of how to minister in this way: He emptied Himself and took the form of a human and a bondservant (Phil. 2:7). And “He loved [believers] to the end&rdquo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord Jesus Christ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants —things which must shortly take place. Revelation 1:1   Our Savior’s composite name is “Jesus Christ,” the name Christians called Him at ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Mighty God,   I am in desperate need of Your peace today.   Let Your Holy Spirit pour rain upon my thirsty soul, renewing me for this season of my life.   Let Your Holy Spirit fall afresh on me this morning. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? ...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) was born to a noble family in France. He enjoyed a privileged upbringing and education, earning a doctorate in law and theology. He was a well-liked and intelligent man, yet q...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy. We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works." Hebrews 10:23-24  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday of the Word of God Lectionary: 68 Reading I Jon 3:1-5, 10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3rd (B) in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,14-20): After John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of God. He said, «The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change y...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) From the constitution on the sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican CouncilChrist is pres...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 hel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24 January 2021 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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, ...

  • A Time for Healing and Fellowship

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Long before Covid-19, social media and children’s sports schedules, the author of Hebrews wrote: “let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” Hebrews 10:25.  The Hebrews...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rabbi Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi." John 1:38   Jesus is Rabbi. The title is a transliteration (the letters cross over into English, letter for letter) of the Aramaic word for &l...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your generosity and kindness to me.   I look to You as the perfect example of how to give with a generous heart.   I want to be more generous and giving, as Paul encourages al...

  • Being Young a Heart

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Our bodies may age, but we get old only if we choose to do so—attitude is what makes the difference. Here are some suggestions for staying young your whole life. And since I’m well over 50, you can be sure I’ve tested them all! First, we need to keep learning. Though learning takes effort, it all...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Marianne Cope St. Marianne Cope (1838–1918), also known as St. Marianne of Molokai, was a German-born American immigrant. She worked in a New York factory before entering the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syrac...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all y...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 316 Reading I Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 A tabernacle was constructed, the outer one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of offering;  this is called the Holy Place. Behind the second veil ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2nd week listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,20-21): They went home. The crowd began to gather again and they couldn’t even have a meal. Knowing what was happening his relatives came to take charge of him: «He is out of ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusTh...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23 January 2021 Saturday of week 2 in Ordinary Time 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 ...