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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted 3 minutes ago by Father 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 4 minutes ago by Father 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 5 minutes ago by Father 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 5 minutes ago by Father 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 6 minutes ago by Father 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 7 minutes ago by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted 8 minutes ago by Father 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 and made a pr...

  • Feast Day

    Posted 10 minutes ago by Father 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 11 minutes ago by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 33rd in Ordinary Time Saints November 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 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 h...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted 13 minutes ago by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 21, 2018   « November 20  |  November 22 » Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 499 Reading 1 Rv 4:1-11 I...

  • Up to 9% off runescpae gold for you to Finish The Needle Skips

    Posted 2 hours ago by carol caroes

    Wile ENo they didn't. It's 2 slots up. There's a PCI slot between it and the bottom of the board. He had the best and runescape gold healthiest diet the money could buy. But his liver blood test had Alkaline Phosphatase in 3,000+ and climbing (the healthy number for him was in the teens). When he wa...

  • Twas the Night before Christmas

    Posted 5 hours ago by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 12:46 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:43 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:42 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:41 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:41 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:39 AM by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Tue at 12:38 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:37 AM by Father 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 Tue at 12:36 AM by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 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 12:34 AM by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 20, 2018   « November 19  |  November 21 » Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 498 Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I...

  • Exploring the Quaker Faith

    Posted Mon at 9:01 PM by Allyson Thiessen

    I really like the idea of exploring the tenants of Quakerism through the SPICES ideology. The previous two blog entries are reference material as I prepare to spend 2019 looking at my own life through the lenses of  Simplicity: What does it mean to my life?  How can it improve my life, re...

  • SPICES

    Posted Mon at 8:48 PM by Allyson Thiessen

    S‐P‐I‐C‐E‐S: The Quaker Testimonies by Connecticut Friends School on September 20, 2010 Connecticut Friends School Connecticut Friends School is built on these Six Quaker Values. For each testimony, below, we list several activities in italics, followed by the way we apply a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 12:56 AM by Father 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 12:55 AM by Father 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 12:54 AM by Father 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 12:54 AM by Father 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 12:53 AM by Father 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 12:52 AM by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mon at 12:51 AM by Father 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 Mon at 12:49 AM by Father 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 Mon at 12:47 AM by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 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 12:46 AM by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 19, 2018   « November 18  |  November 20 » Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 497 Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 Th...

  • Sentence of the Court

    Posted Nov 18 by Tony Villari

    This is going to be another one of those posts concerning abortion for which I constantly incur the wrath of people who look for any reason to always be offended at every little thing, hence the name I have given them - the League of the Perpetually Offended. I preface this article with my lifelong ...

  • Staying Close to Jesus

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    One Does Not need to be a Catholic. One Needs to Stay Close to Jesus Daily.   By taking a hand held crucifix and kissing the feet of Jesus, saying the following prayer Jesus I Believe That You Love Me. I Believe That You Know Me.           ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 18 by Father 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 18 by Father 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 18 by Father 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 18 by Father 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 18 by Father 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 18 by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 33rd (B) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mc 13,24-32): Jesus said to his disciples: «Later on, in those days after that disastrous time, the sun will grow dark, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall out of the sky and the wh...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 18, 2018   « November 17  |  November 19 » Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 158 Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Dan...

  • Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship

    Posted Nov 17 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Blogs |  Nov. 15, 2018 Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship? “It is in this eternal liturgy that the Spirit and the Church enable us to participate whenever we celebrate the mystery of salvation in the sacraments.” (CCC 1139) Fr. Dwight Longenecker You’ve seen pic...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 17 by Father 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 Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 17 by Father 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 Father 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 Father 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 Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Nov 17 by Father 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 Father 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 Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 32nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 18,1-8): Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should pray continually and not lose heart. He said, «In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor people. In the...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 17 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 17, 2018   « November 16  |  November 18 » Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, ReligiousLectionary: 496 Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved,...

  • Meditations

    Posted Nov 17 by Father 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...

  • I've Seen the Lord

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    I’ve Seen the Lord: The Amazing Mystical Visions of Muslim-to-Christian Converts Articles Gospel by ChurchPOP Editor - May 5, 2016   Antonio Melina/Agência Brasil / Mark, Flickr / ChurchPOP Naeem Fazal was born and raised in Kuwait in a Muslim family. Af...

  • St. Giuseppe Moscatic A Holy Doctor

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    What a Beautiful Story.   November 16, 2018 St. Giuseppe Moscati: A Holy Doctor Louise Merrie In our era — when euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide have become legal in many places — we need to look to the example of Saint Giuseppe Moscati, an Italian doctor from the ...

  • That Which We Don't Know or Haven't Read 

    Posted Nov 16 by Tony Villari

    I wrote this post in August of 2013 and just realized, somehow, it reverted to draft and has been offline to my readers for about five years. I have reread it for content and to ensure I was in a proper state of mind, and I've checked for grammar and spelling, again to ensure my mental faculties wer...

  • The "Cusp of Forever"

    Posted Nov 16 by Tony Villari

    When I googled "Cusp of Forever" to see if anyone else writes of it, low and behold, I find my own humble post as the first listing!  The only other listings I find seem to be two artists, Ashar and Price, and neither of them captures my view of the "Cusp" in their art nearly as ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 16 by Father 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 16 by Father 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 16 by Father 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 16 by Father 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 16 by Father 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 16 by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Gertrude the Great St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302), also known as Gertrude of Helfta, was born on the feast of Epiphany in Thuringia (modern Germany). She was sent to be educated at the Benedictine monastery in Helfta at the age...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:51  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 32nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 17,26-37): Jesus said to his disciples, «As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be on the day the Son of Man comes. Then people ate and drank; they took husbands and wives. But on the day Noah ente...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 16, 2018   « November 15  |  November 17 » Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 495 Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen ...

  • Meditations

    Posted Nov 16 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The beatitude of the saints is immutable, like that of the Son of God. . . Add ages to ages; multiply them equal to the sand of the ocean or the stars of heaven; exhaust all numbers, if you can, beyond what the human intelligence can conceive, an...

  • 50 Ways to Pray

    Posted Nov 15 by Shelly Howden

    Taken from 50 Ways To Pray: Teresa A. BlytheChapter 1: Biblical reflections: Meditation on the Heart's longing:  Jesus was famous for asking important questions. The questions of Jesus are an excellent starting place for spiritual practice. I have used variations of this exercise alone, in r...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 15 by Father 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 15 by Father 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 15 by Father 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 15 by Father 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 15 by Father 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 15 by Father 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Nov 15 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Albert the Great St. Albert the Great (1206-1280) was born in Bavaria, Germany, the eldest son of a powerful military count. As a youth he was sent to study at the University of Padua where he encountered and entered the newly-foun...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 15 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth." Hebrews 11:13  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 15 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 32nd in Ordinary Time Saints November 15th: St. Albertus Magnus, bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 17,20-25): The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was to come. He answered, «The kingdom of God is not like som...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 15 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 15, 2018   « November 14  |  November 16 » Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 494 Reading 1 Phmn 7-20 Belov...

  • Meditations

    Posted Nov 15 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Prayer is more the work of the heart than of the head; it should, therefore, be simple, affective, and sincere. Let not the mind, then, weary itself in seeking for beautiful thoughts and sonorous phrases; we meditate not to prepare a finished ser...

  • Revised statement of faith

    Posted Nov 14 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    The following is a revised version of my statement of faith. It is open for interpretation and lets you know more on how my faith has changed over time. Statement of Faith Section 1: The BibleI believe in the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and autho...

  • Laying down your burdens

    Posted Nov 14 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Laying down your burdens Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 What is it that burdens you? What is it that weighs you down and tempts you to fall into depression, sorrow or even despair? Is there something that you tend t...

  • Trusting the Almighty

    Posted Nov 14 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    TRUSTING THE ALMIGHTYBy Raising Hope Ministry Uganda When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he ca...

  • Really ?? Is everone going nuts?

    Posted Nov 14 by HOLLY G

    Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram Akihiko Kondo, 35, poses for a photograph with a doll modeled after virtual reality singer Hatsune Miku, wearing their wedding rings, at his apartment after marrying her in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters) Surrounded by nearly 40 people, a 35-year-old man ...

  • 4 Lessons from Mark Twain's Little Known Life of St. Joan of Ar

    Posted Nov 14 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    4 Lessons from Mark Twain’s Little-Known Life of St. Joan of Arc Articles Cool People Lists by Matthew Sewell - August 23, 2015   Public Domain, via enchantedsleeper.tumblr.com / Public Domain, Wikipedia / Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons / ChurchPOP Few peop...

  • You Can Trust in the Mercy of God

    Posted Nov 14 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 14, 2018 You Can Trust in the Mercy of God Raoul Plus, S.J. Detestation of sin is not the whole of repentance; or if it is, such repentance is fruitful only if it is accompanied by confidence in God’s mercy. When Judas came to consider the sin he had committed, he was horrifie...

  • Awareness of Our Sins Helps Us to Root It Out

    Posted Nov 14 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 14, 2018 Awareness of Our Sin Helps Us to Root It Out Dustin Siggins Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Arlington Diocese in Virginia told young adults last month to tell God “exactly what you need, in great faith.” He urged emulation of the blind Bartimaeus by asking God to ...

  • Mary's Intercession Speeds Up Hour of Grace

    Posted Nov 14 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 14, 2018 Mary’s Intercession Speeds Up the Hour of Grace Jeannie Ewing “Mary speeds up the hour of grace.” – Fr. Jacques Philippe I always loved hearing about the wedding feast at Cana in scripture, but when Jesus said to His mother, “Woman, my ho...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Nov 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 (TNIV)   A Time to Think Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death. —Debbie Macomber   A Time to Act Reli...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Road Of Rabbi Shaul Wednesday, November 14, 2018   A Jewish Rabbi named Shaul, whom we know as Saul or Paul, was struck by the power of God and became blind. The Lord told him to go to Straight Street. Was that a coincidence? Shaul was saved on Damascus Road, but in order t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 14 by Father 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 14 by Father 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 14 by Father 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 14 by Father 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 14 by Father 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...