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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Office Readings

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spi...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Cecilia St. Cecilia (3rd c.) is one of the most venerated of the virgin martyrs of Rome. Her name is in the Roman Canon of the Mass. According to tradition she made a private vow of chastity to Jesus, yet her parents promised her i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 33rd in Ordinary Time View saints November 22nd: St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 19,45-48): Jesus entered the Temple area and began to drive out the merchants. And He said to them, «God says in the Scriptures: &lsqu...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted 18 hours ago by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 22 2019   « November 21  |  November 23 » Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and MartyrLectionary: 501 Reading 1 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 Jud...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Thu at 2:40 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    He Loves to Be with the Ones He Loves by Max Lucado Holiday travel. It isn’t easy. Then why do we do it? Why cram the trunks and endure the airports? You know the answer. We love to be with the ones we love.   The four-year-old running up the sidewalk into the arms o...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 2:36 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Leaving The Bird’s Nest Thursday, November 21, 2019 Proverbs 27: 8 says, ‘Like a bird wandering from its nest is a man who wanders from his place.” There are many truths in this Scripture, some for the individual, and some, much larger; true not only of men but of civil...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Thu at 2:32 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. Mark 4:18–19 NLT &...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Thu at 2:30 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God and Savior,   Jesus, You are my Day Star, how I love the hope and the light You bring into my life.   Your love is boundless.   Your example is perfect.   Your strength is mighty. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Thu at 2:27 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Office Readings

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

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spi...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Franciszka Siedliska Bl. Maria Franciszka Siedliska (1842-1902) was born to a noble and wealthy family in Warsaw, Poland. When a Capuchin friar prepared her for her First Holy Communion, she began to desire the religious life a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope." Romans 15:4  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Presentation of Mary November 21st is the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary was consecrated to God as a young child; when she reached three years of age...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 33rd in Ordinary Time View saints November 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 19,41-44): When Jesus had come in sight of the city, He wept over it and said, ‘If only today you knew the ways of peace! B...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 21 2019   « November 20  |  November 22 » Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 500 Reading 1 1 Mc 2:15-29 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 1:50 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Signs Of The Blessing Wednesday, November 20, 2019 When I was a little boy, my great uncle began bringing me strange gifts. First, it was a dog leash. Then it was a six-pack of dog food. It went on like that for some time until one day, when I was six, I came home and there waiting for m...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Wed at 1:47 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    What You Were Made to Do by Max Lucado   Many people stop short of their destiny. They settle for someone else’s story. Grandpa was a butcher, Dad was a butcher, so I guess I’ll be a butcher. Everyone I know is in farming, so I guess I’m supposed to farm. Cons...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Wed at 1:44 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 A Time to Think When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in hi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 1:42 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dear Father in Heaven,   I need Your peace in my life today.   Jesus promised to give me peace...   Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14;27

  • Sunday Nov 17

    Posted Wed at 12:57 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti Blessed Maria Fortunata Viti (1827–1922) was born in Italy, the eldest daughter of nine children. Her father had a gambling and alcohol addiction, and her mother died when she was 14 years old. Maria then c...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully ple...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 19,11-28): Jesus was now near Jerusalem and the people with him thought that God's reign was about to appear. So as they were listening to him, Jesus went on to tell them a parable. He said, «A man...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 20 2019   « November 19  |  November 21 » Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 499 Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:19 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:18 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:18 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:17 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:16 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 11:16 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 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.Glo...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Tue at 11:15 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday of week 33 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 2:09 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Miracle Bread & The Changed Past Tuesday, November 19, 2019 What does Scripture mean when it says that Messiah multiplied bread? In order to have bread, you need bakers. For the bakers to bake, they need to have flour. To have flour, there must be first those who grind the grain. In ...

  • Max Lucado

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

    Two Fathers, Two Feasts by Max Lucado   The following is an excerpt from In the Eye of the Storm.   Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father (Col....

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Tue at 2:02 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Hebrews 2:18 NRSV A Time to Think Prayer trumps panic. Every. Time. —Rachel Wojo...

  • Daily Prayers

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

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Your Word gives me so much wisdom and so many precious promises from You that I can trust and cling to.   I especially love this promise from Jesus...   Whoever serves me must follow me; ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Tue at 1:55 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Barlaam of Antioch St. Barlaam of Antioch (d. 304 A.D.) was an elderly, uneducated peasant laborer from a village near Antioch. He was arrested for his Christian faith under the persecution of Roman Emperor Diocletian. He was detaine...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray." Isaiah 35:8  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 19,1-10): When Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the city, a man named Zaccheus was there. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He wanted to see what Jesus was like, but he was a short man a...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 19 2019   « November 18  |  November 20 » Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 498 Reading 1 2 Mc 6:18-31 Eleaz...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "These persons, when they [receive Holy Communion], strive with all their might for sensible sweetness, instead of worshipping in humility and praising God within themselves. So much are they given to this, that they think when they derive no sens...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:28 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:28 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:27 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:27 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:26 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:26 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 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 b...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 11:42 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 19 November 2019Tuesday of week 33 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (wit...

  • Introduction to Barnabas & Chap. II.

    Posted Mon at 12:39 PM by Joseph Esquivel

    The GENERAL EPISTLE of BARNABAS   [Barnabas was a companion and fellow-preacher with Paul. This Epistle lays a greater claim to canonical authority than most others. It has been cited by Clemens of Alexandrinus, Origen, Eusebius, and Jerome, and many ancient Fathers. Cotelerius affirms that O...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Mon at 2:56 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Spill Your Heart Before God by Max Lucado As a member of God’s family, come to Him— not as a stranger, but as an heir. Earnestly make your requests known to him; not because of what you have achieved, but because of what Christ has done! Jesus spilled his blood for you. You c...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 2:53 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Bait And Switch Monday, November 18, 2019 There’s a deceptive sales practice called “Bait and Switch.” It consists of this: the seller offers a great bargain or savings. Then, when the customers come in, they try to sell them something more expensive. The enemy uses the...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 2:50 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. John 6:46   A Time to Think We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 2:47 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to thank you for being such a loving heavenly father to me.   You know the challenges that all parents face.   You know the needs of all children.   I pray that you will he...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 2:47 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to thank you for being such a loving heavenly father to me.   You know the challenges that all parents face.   You know the needs of all children.   I pray that you will he...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 2:44 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Office Readings

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

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spi...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rose Philippine Duchesne St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769–1852) was born in Grenoble, France, to a wealthy and prominent family. At the age of 18 she joined the Visitation nuns against the wishes of her family, taking her r...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:13-14  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 18,35-43): When Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. As he heard the crowd passing by, he inquired what it was, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. Th...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 18 2019   « November 17  |  November 19 » Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 497 Reading 1 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43,...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Big View of God by Max Lucado   Exactly what is worship? I like King David’s definition in Psalm 34:3, “O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” Worship is the act of magnifying God, enlarging our vision of him, and observing how he w...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection From his fullness, we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16 ESV   A Time to Think Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the n...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Today I want to ask for Your special protection and blessing upon the people who work in Children’s Ministries in my church and in churches and schools around the world.   Please continue to work t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But Jesus called them 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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Office Readings

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

    Office of Readings If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spi...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207–1231) was born in Hungary, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and his wife Gertrude. As a child she was sent to Thuringa (now Germany) to be brought up with Prince Lu...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 33rd (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,5-19): While some people were talking about the Temple, remarking that it was adorned with fine stonework and rich gifts, Jesus said to them, «The days will come when there shall not be left on...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 17 2019   « November 16  |  November 18 » Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 159 Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20a Lo, the day is com...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "The story of Christ’s life and ministry cannot be told without giving due space to Satan’s activity. The Gospel writers carefully distinguish between cases of mere physical ailments and cases of a demonic character (both of which Jesu...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Nov 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    You at Your Best by Max Lucado Call it what you wish. A talent…a skill set…a gift. The terms are different, but the truth is the same. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:7, “The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others.”   You aren&r...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Nov 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 NIV   A Time to Think We savor these moments when we are conscious of love's presence, these holy moments of gratitude. And that is grace. —An...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Nov 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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