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  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday after Ash Wednesday View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,14-15): The disciples of John came to Jesus with the question, «How is it that we and the Pharisees fast on many occasions, but not your disciples?». Jesus answered them, «How can you expe...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 28 2020   « February 27  |  February 29 » Friday after Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 221 Reading 1 Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash WednesdayCompline (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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash WednesdayAfternoon 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash WednesdayMidday 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash WednesdayMid-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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash 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 F...

  • Office Readings

    Posted 1 hour ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 28 February 2020Friday after Ash 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 Fathe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 22 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Take Up Your Tree Of Life Thursday, February 27, 2020 When man fell, the Tree of Life was sealed up from his sight, never to be partaken of again. So what happened to the Tree of life? It disappeared. And yet it has come back in disguise – it’s the cross. The cross looks like...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 22 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: God the Father Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead). Galatians 1:1   God the Father is equal in nature to God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Because God ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 22 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today is a fresh new start from You.   Thank You for Your unending mercy and new beginnings...   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 22 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted 22 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Gabriel Possenti St. Gabriel Possenti (1838-1862), also known as St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, was one of thirteen children born to a well-to-do Italian family in Assisi. As a young man he enjoyed the society and the worldly ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 22 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better ...

  • Meditations

    Posted 23 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus trembled and shuddered as He stood before the pillar, and took off His garments as quickly as He could, but His hands were bloody and swollen. The only return He made when His brutal executioners struck and abused Him was to pray for them i...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday after Ash Wednesday View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,22-25): Jesus said, «The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 27 2020   « February 26  |  February 28 » Thursday after Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 220 Reading 1 Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash WednesdayCompline (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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 9:30 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash WednesdayAfternoon 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 Wed at 9:30 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash WednesdayMidday 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 Wed at 9:29 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash WednesdayMid-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 Wed at 9:28 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash 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 t...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 27 February 2020Thursday after Ash 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 F...

  • SAY NO !! TO CYBERBULLYING

    Posted Wed at 11:21 AM by HOLLY G

    Online SOS is the Digital Safe Haven for Victims of Online Harassment “If you don’t return my calls, I’ll release your photos.” “You have no idea who you’re dealing with. I’ll find you.” Everyday, victims of online harassment receive terrifying messa...

  • Today is ANTI-BULLYING DAY

    Posted Wed at 9:08 AM by HOLLY G

    As some of you know, I have been the victim of Bullying on this very page.  Unfortunately, they are still here. However, everytime they rear their ugly heads, I report them to the Corporate Office. While that has certainly kept them under control, it shouldnt happen at all.  NO ONE should ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 3:56 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Problem, The Test, And Its Blessing Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Matthew 4:1 says that the Spirit led Messiah into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. Strange. The Spirit-led Messiah to the devil? The devil is the voice of evil. Messiah is going to be confronted with evil: evil...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Wed at 3:52 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Propitiation My little children, these things I write to you,so that you may not sin.And if anyone sins,we have an Advocate with the Father,Jesus Christ the righteous.And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins,and not for ours only but also for the whole world.1 Jo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 3:50 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   There are challenging relationships and conflicts that I am struggling with.   I have let some of these issues grow into resentment and bitterness and my heart has become hard in these areas.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 3:40 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Porphyry St. Porphyry (Porphyrius) of Gaza (c. 347-420 A.D.) was born in Thessalonica in present-day Greece. Although a wealthy man, at the age of 25 he went to live in Egypt as a desert hermit. He later moved to Palestine near the J...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:12-13 ...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Ash Wednesday In biblical times it was common to sprinkle ashes on the head as a sign of repentance and humility. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, which is the time we contemplate our relationship with God and identify t...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "The Eucharist is alive. If a stranger who knew nothing about the Eucharist were to watch the way we receive, would he know this? When you and I approach the Eucharist, does it look like we believe we are about to take into our bodies the living p...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Tue at 10:08 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Ash Wednesday View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,1-6.16-18): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be careful not to make a show of your righteousness before people. If you do so, you do not gain anything from your Father in heaven. When you give something to the poor, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Tue at 10:06 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 26 2020   « February 25  |  February 27 » Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 219 Reading 1 Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD, return to me wi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:52 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash WednesdayCompline (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 and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:51 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:49 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash WednesdayAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:48 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash WednesdayMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:47 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash WednesdayMid-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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:47 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash 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 ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Tue at 9:46 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 26 February 2020Ash 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 t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 12:57 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    No Retreat Tuesday, February 25, 2020 In 1519, Captain Hernan Cortez, after arriving in Veracruz on his conquest mission, ordered the destruction of his ships so there would be no turning back. His men had to go forward and fight all the way. With no retreat, no way back, the only way wa...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Tue at 12:41 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The True Vine I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. John 15:1   Jesus is the True Vine. In the Old Testament, Israel was called God’s vine, but the nation was an unfaithful vine (Isaiah 5:1-7). In contrast, Jesus is the True Vine. Israel was di...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Walburga St. Walburga (710-777 A.D.) was born near Devonshire, England, the daughter of St. Richard the Pilgrim (a Saxon king) and the sister of Sts. Willibald and Winebald. When she was eleven her father and brothers went on pilgr...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I h...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Shrove Tuesday Veneration of the Holy Face of Jesus has its beginning during Christ's Passion, making it one of the oldest devotions in the Christian tradition. St. Veronica, as a sign of her love and compassion, offered Our Savio...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Tue at 12:37 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Your ways are higher than my ways...   “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 12:34 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 10:25 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 7th inOrdinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 9,30-37): Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; but Jesus did not want people to know where he was because he was teaching his disciples. And He told them, «The Son of Man will be del...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mon at 10:24 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 25 2020   « February 24  |  February 26 » Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time Lectionary: 342 Reading 1 Jas 4:1-10 Beloved: ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:22 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:21 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 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 Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:21 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:20 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:20 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeMid-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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 10:19 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 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, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 10:19 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 25 February 2020Tuesday of week 7 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 12:49 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Praise And Glory In The Prison Monday, February 24, 2020 Have you ever been in a situation that seems like a dark jail cell of circumstances? Paul and Silas were in prison, and yet instead of getting depressed, or being miserable in the darkness, they praised God. They worshiped God! The...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco Bl. Thomas Maria Fusco (1831-1891) was born to a noble and pious family in Italy, the seventh of eight children. He was orphaned at an early age and raised by his uncle, a priest, who oversaw his education. He ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anx...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 12:30 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Unknown God As I was passing through and considering the object of your worship, I even found an altar with the inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Acts 17:23   God is the Unknown God. He is the real God, who is the prototype of all false gods...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 12:27 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your gift of Christian covenant marriage, as Jesus taught...   "But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason, a man shall le...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:23 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 7th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 9,14-29): When Jesus came to the place where they had left the disciples, they saw many peo­ple around and some teachers of the Law arguing with them. When the people saw Jesus, they were astonished and ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 24 2020   « February 23  |  February 25 » Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 341 Reading 1 Jas 3:13-18 Beloved: ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 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 Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 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, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 24 February 2020Monday of week 7 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Word In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1   Jesus is called the Word because He expressed the true idea of the Father, just as a written word represents the ideas of an author. Jesus is also called ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for this beautiful new day.   I come to You and humbly ask that You will create in me a clean heart, and forgive me of my sins and failures.   Create in me a clean heart, O God, A...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Polycarp of Smyrna St. Polycarp of Smyrna (c. 69-155 A.D.) became a Christian in his youth, a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. St. John ordained him Bishop of Smyrna (in modern day Turkey) and from this position Polycarp became...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "God sees you in secret. Know that he sees into your very depths, infinitely farther than you do yourself. Make a simple, lively act of faith in his presence. Christian soul, place yourself entirely under his gaze. He is very near. He is present, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday in Ordinary TimeCompline (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, an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday 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 Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMid-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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 23 February 20207th Sunday 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except for the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Matthew 11:27   Jesus is the Son...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for all the children of the world.   Each child is a precious gift from You, and each child is highly valued by You...   But Jesus called (the children) to Him and said, “Le...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But Jesus called (the children) to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Cortona St. Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297) was born in Tuscany, Italy, the only child of a working-class family. She lost her mother at age seven, and had a poor relationship with her stepmother. Margaret was spoiled, ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love." Eph...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Chair of St. Peter Enshrined in the beautiful Bernini reliquary in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the relic of the actual Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, venerated because it was from that very chair that the f...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Thus sin renders the soul miserable, weak and torpid, inconstant in doing good, cowardly in resisting temptation, slothful in the observance of God's commandments. It deprives her of true liberty and of that sovereignty which she should never res...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: February 22: Chair of St. Peter, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-19): When Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples, «Who do people say the Son of man is?». They said, «For some of them you are John the Baptist, for othe...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Feb 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 22 2020   « February 21  |  February 23 » Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Lectionary: 535 Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved: I ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 22 February 2020Saint Peter's Chair - FeastCompline (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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 22 February 2020Saint Peter's Chair - Feast (First Vespers of tomorrow, 7th Sunday 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 Feb 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 22 February 2020Saint Peter's Chair - FeastAfternoon 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 ...