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  • Feast Day

    Posted 3 minutes ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Immaculate Conception Daily Feast The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the infallibly defined dogma of the Catholic Church that "God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In or...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 6 minutes ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." D...

  • Lectionary

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 689 Reading I Gn 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    December 8th: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:26-38): The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Detail from The Immaculate Conception, by Francisco Rizi, second half of ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  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 4 hours ago by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 December 2021 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity 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, an...

  • Matthew 7:1-2

    Posted Tue at 12:33 PM by Russell Hjelm

    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured again for you.”Matthew 7:1-2, Modern English Version (MEV)   The principle here is similar to what Jesus said in Matthew 6:14-16. Very simply...

  • The Path to Godhood..

    Posted Tue at 12:27 PM by peter Chamberland

    A new perspective of religion came to me when I typed in active cults in the Google search bar. A Wikipedia article showed up that defined several new religious movements in America of all different types from a different perspective of just a common overview. Even Christian movements such as the Je...

  • TV/Netflix

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

    There is a movie on Netflix called Lucifer.  I clicked into it to see how Hollywood portrays him.  A tall man named Lucifer Morningstar becomes a Police Detective to help solve crimes. To Hollywood they are trying to portray that After the Rapture that Satin has 1000 year reign before he g...

  • In The Word

    Posted Tue at 4:16 AM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven– Matthew 5:19 The kingdom of God is not impressed by the t...

  • Verse of the Day

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

    Daily Verse "...it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."–Mark 10:43b-4...

  • Lectionary

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

    Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 182 Reading I Is 40:1-11     Comfort, give comfort to my people,         says your God.     Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proc...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18:12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, “What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hi...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor A late antique mosaic of Saint Ambrose in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan. This could be an ac...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 8:17 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:16 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:16 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent (First Vespers of tomorrow, Immaculate Conception) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitato...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:15 PM by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 December 2021 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Advent Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Ame...

  • The Power of The Gospel

    Posted Mon at 2:07 PM by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses– Acts 13:39   By him (Jesus Christ) all that believe are justified. To be justified means to be declared completely righteous, innocent before the law of God. It is as if you ...

  • Matthew 6:34

    Posted Mon at 12:09 PM by Russell Hjelm

    “Therefore, take no thought about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought about the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the trouble thereof.”Matthew 6:34, Modern English Version (MEV) One of the more overlooked messages of Jesus is that we should live today. Yesterday is done an...

  • Meditation

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

    St. Nicholas Saint of the Day St. Nicholas of Myra (270 – 343 A.D.) was the only child of a wealthy Greek Christian couple living in what is today the country of Turkey. He was a pious child, and upon the death of his parents Nicholas was raised by an uncle who was a bishop. St. Nicho...

  • Lectionary

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

    Monday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 181 Reading I Is 35:1-10     The desert and the parched land will exult;         the steppe will rejoice and bloom.     They will bloom with abundant fl...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Monday of the Second Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 5:17-26): One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the p...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 2nd week of Advent From The Ascent of Mount Carmel, by St John of the CrossIn Christ, God has spoken to us The principa...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Nicholas, Bishop  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 December 2021 Monday of the 2nd week of Advent 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 an...

  • Matthew 6:33

    Posted Dec 5 by Russell Hjelm

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.”Matthew 6:33, Modern English Version (MEV) It’s not food, clothing, wealth, fame, or glory that we should be striving for, but the kingdom of God. As we grow in the knowledge and ...

  • Psalm 13:5-6

    Posted Dec 5 by Russell Hjelm

    I for my part confide in Your kindness; may my heart exult in Your salvation! I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.Psalm 13:5-6, Modern English Version (MEV) After all is said and done, it all boils down to this. This is what it’s all about. Michael W. Smith &nda...

  • The Key To Salvation

    Posted Dec 5 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day– John 6:40   Jesus came to accomplish the will of his Father (verse 38). This “will” then, which Jesus describes...

  • Verse of the Day

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

    Daily Verse "He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two com...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 6 Reading I Bar 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery;     put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God,     bear on your head the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Advent (C) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 3:1-6): In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 2nd Sunday of Advent A commentary on Isaiah by Eusebius of CaesareaA voice of one crying in the wilderness The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent  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 Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 December 2021 2nd Sunday of Advent Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ...

  • Matthew 6:31-32

    Posted Dec 4 by Russell Hjelm

    “Therefore, take no thought, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ (For the Gentiles seek after all these things.) For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.”Matthew 6:31-32, Modern ...

  • We Must Seek Repentance

    Posted Dec 4 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin– Psalm 32:5   Two things we are clearly meant to take away from this account: sin must be confessed and, when it is, sin w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Dec 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you."–John 15:12-14

  • Lectionary

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 180 Reading I Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD,     the Holy One of Israel: O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,     no more will you weep; He will be gracious to you ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9:35—10:1.6-8): Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and i...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 1st week of Advent From a treatise on the value of patience, by St CyprianWhat we do not see, we hop...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  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. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  or Saint John Damascene, Priest, Doctor  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 2nd Sunday of Advent) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 December 2021 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.A...

  • A Prayer

    Posted Dec 3 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. It seems incredible that there are those who claim to be Your followers yet only seem to see You as a path to riches, fame, and power. What is truly sad, and troubling, is that so many have been duped into believing what...

  • Matthew 6:28-30

    Posted Dec 3 by Russell Hjelm

    “Why take thought about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: They neither work, nor do they spin. Yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is here and tomorrow i...

  • The Effects Of Sin

    Posted Dec 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin– Hebrews 3:13   We cannot help but notice from this exhortation the deceitfulness of sin, the swiftness with which it can deceive us, and the urgency with which we must battl...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Francis Xavier Saint of the Day St. Francis Xavier (1506–1552) was born in his family castle in Navarre in what is today Spain. While studying in Paris he met St. Ignatius of Loyola and joined him in the foundation of the Society of Jesus. Instead of devoting himself to academic pursui...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Dec 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient, correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth, and that they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been held c...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Lectionary: 179 Reading I Is 29:17-24 Thus says the Lord GOD: But a very little while,     and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard,     and the orchard be regarded as a forest! On that...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9:27-31): And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest  on Friday of the 1st week of Advent Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Francis Xavier, Priest A Japanese depiction of Francis Xavier, dated to the 17th century. Kobe City Museum collection. A letter...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest  on Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest  on Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Friday of the 1st week of Advent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Saint Francis Xavier, Priest  on Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 December 2021 Friday of the 1st week of Advent 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 an...

  • Sovereignty of God

    Posted Dec 2 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: and he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings– Daniel 2:20-21   God is sovereign, ruling over all creation. He is not only sovereign in his authority; he is sovereign over al...

  • Robes

    Posted Dec 2 by Reverend Deborah

    I'm looking for a robe, but being disabled, my income is fixed. I'm 5 foot 4 so if anyone is donating or knows where I can get one cheap, please let me know. I'm from Illinois. Thank you in advance and God bless!

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."–Isaiah 35:10

  • Meditation

    Posted Dec 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation "Strong passions are the precious raw material of sanctity. Individuals who have carried their sinning to extremes should not despair or say, 'I am too great a sinner to change,' or 'God would not want me.' God will take anyone who is willing to love, not with an occasional gestu...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 178 Reading I Is 26:1-6 On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah:     “A strong city have we;         he sets up walls and ramparts to protect...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7:21.24-27): Jesus said to his disciples, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the wi...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 1st week of Advent From a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Ephraem, deaconKeep watch: he is to come again To prevent his disciples from ask...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fathe...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Advent in Latin

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Deeper Meaning of Advent in Latin Stephen Beale Advent, from the Latin adventus, does not simply meaning coming or arrival. There are at least two other Latin words that could be translated this way, not counting several interjections. So why did the early Church go with the term ad...

  • God And His Attributes

    Posted Dec 1 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In our enlightened, can-do age, patience is seen as more weakness than virtue: it is for those who can’t invent a solution or aren’t physically fit to climb the stairs when the elevator is slow. Patience is for those who can’t get their own way.   But repeatedly the Bible te...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Prayers Prayer for the Dead In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest. The old order has...

  • Devotion of The Month

    Posted Dec 1 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Month of the Immaculate Conception Devotion of the Month The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Or...