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  • CHRISTIANS ARE QUICKLY BECOMING THE MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES ON

    Posted 10 hours ago by HOLLY G

    CHRISTIANS ARE QUICKLY BECOMING THE MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES ON THE PLANET!!! Submitted by Dave Hodges on Friday, May 22, 2020 - 13:37. There are several flash-point warnings taking place across the planet that Americans need to sit up and take notice of. America's entire governmental str...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 11:48 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Marriage Bed & The Sexualized Culture Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Modern culture is inundated with sexuality. Sexuality permeates television, film, music, magazines, commercials, the internet, every facet of modern media. Our culture is sexualized. Sexuality has always been part of life, b...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 11:44 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Star out of Jacob I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a Star shall come out of Jacob; a Scepter shall rise out of Israel. Numbers 24:17   Jesus is pictured as A Star Out of Jacob. Just as mariners plot their course by the stars, so ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 11:41 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I know that You want me to be the salt of the earth, a light in the darkness, and like a city on a hill so that others will be drawn to You, as Jesus taught us...   You are the salt of the earth; but if t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 11:37 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mon at 8:39 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 26 2020   « May 25  |  May 27 » Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, priest Lectionary: 298 Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the pr...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 8:38 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 7th of Easter View saints May 26th: Saint Philip Neri, priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 17,1-11a): Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, «Father, the hour has come; give glory to your Son, that the Son may give glory to you. You hav...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Saint Philip Neri, Priest  on Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Philip Neri, Priest A painting by Sebastiano Conca (1680-1764). From a sermon by Saint AugustineAlways rejoice in the Lord The ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Saint Philip Neri, Priest  on Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 Mon at 8:34 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Saint Philip Neri, Priest  on Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 8:34 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 8:33 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 8:33 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 8:32 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Saint Philip Neri, Priest  on Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 Mon at 8:32 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 ...

  • Booze OK, Churches Bad

    Posted Mon at 3:40 AM by HOLLY G

    Never Forget That These States Banned Religious Gatherings but Kept the Liquor Flowing Published May 23, 2020 at 8:11am I get it: There’s a utilitarian reason for keeping liquor stores open during a pandemic. No, it’s not so you can buy a bottle of chardonnay to share with your wife w...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bede the Venerable St. Bede (672–735 A.D.), also known as the Venerable Bede, was born to a wealthy family in England. At the age of seven he was sent to the Benedictine monastery to be educated by the monks. He discerned a v...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, thus says the Lord God: See, I am laying a stone in Zion, a stone that has been tested, A precious cornerstone as a sure foundation; whoever puts faith in it will not waver." Isaiah 28:16  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 12:08 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    On Earth, As It Is On Earth Monday, May 25, 2020 The Lord told us to pray "Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." That's not only a prayer, but it's also the secret to living victoriously in God. The key is to live your life on earth as it is in heaven. Most believers live on e...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 12:01 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Righteous ManSo when the centurion saw what had happened,he glorified God, saying,"Certainly this was a righteous Man!"Luke 23:47 Jesus was a Righteous Man, which means Jesus did the right things in the right way. A righteous man is right in his desires and thoughts, in the things he doe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You that You are with me always, as Jesus promised...   ...I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20   Thank You that if I stumble and fall, I will fall int...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 25 2020   « May 24  |  May 26 » Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Lectionary: 297 Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth, P...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 7th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,29-33): The disciples said to Jesus, «Now you are speaking plainly and not in veiled language! Now we see that you know all things, even before we question you. Because of this we believe that you came fro...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide  or Saint Gregory VII, Pope  or Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Virgin  or Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciti...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide  or Saint Gregory VII, Pope  or Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Virgin  or Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are re...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 May 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 May 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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 May 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide  or Saint Gregory VII, Pope  or Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, Virgin  or Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 25 May 2020 Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide 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...

  • Isaiah 53:5(KJV)

    Posted May 24 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5(KJV)For all of us who have trusted Christ as Saviour these poignant words can pierce our own hearts, as we begin to unders...

  • Verse of the day -Isaiah 42:3-4

    Posted May 24 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.  Isaiah 42:3-4God will not falter! In a world where justice so seldom prevails, God is our only real assurance that justice will ...

  • Consider this when we look into the mirror!

    Posted May 24 by Rev. Jim DeLuccia

    Humility. Since truth and faith, happiness and salvation are not our own possessions, a goal achieved by our own merits, then the Gospel of Christ can be proclaimed with humility. One can never think of serving the Church’s mission by employing arrogance as individuals and through bureaucracie...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The God of Forgiveness (Elohim Selichot) But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness. Nehemiah 9:17   The Lord is Elohim Selichot, the God of Forgiveness. When you look at God through the c...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of Forgiveness, Elohim Selichot,   I am so grateful for Your grace and for your forgiveness of my sins.   I am so blessed to be covered by the sacrifice of Jesus, lifted by the intercession of the Holy Spirit and loved ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Simeon Stylites the Younger St. Simeon Stylites the Younger (521-596 A.D.) was born in Antioch in ancient Syria (present-day Turkey). Like his namesake and predecessor, Simeon was drawn from a young age to a life of penance and auste...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 24 2020 - Seventh Sunday of Easter   « May 23  |  May 25 » Seventh Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 59 Reading 1 Acts 1:12-14 After Jesus had ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Ascension (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 28,16-20): The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw Jesus, they bowed before him, although some doubted. Then Jesus approached them and said, «I have been ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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 haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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 Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 24 May 2020 The Ascension of the Lord - 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, and ever shall be, world without end...

  • Another 20 million down the drain..not one patient

    Posted May 23 by HOLLY G

    NYC shutters field hospital that never saw single patient — and officials want taxpayers to pick up the tab...........More than $20 million A field hospital set up in Brooklyn specifically for coronavirus patients is now being dismantled without having served a single patient, The City r...

  • Whose side are you on anyway?

    Posted May 23 by HOLLY G

    I have friend requests sitting on my page. Why? Where are the friends I have here allowing the bullies to get away with what they are doing?  And yes, Im going to keep asking this question until someone has the guts to answer me. Have you been told to stay quiet? have you been threatened? Or ar...

  • Making fun of my religion, that's bullying

    Posted May 23 by HOLLY G

    BEING TREATED DIFFERENTLY You might feel like you're being treated differently because of your faith or religion. This could be at school, college, by friends or with relatives. It's wrong for anyone to hurt, tease, ignore, threaten, tell jokes or call you names. It's bullying and you d...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Refiner's FireBut who can endure the day of His coming?And who can stand when He appears?For He is like a refiner's fireand like fullers' soap.Malachi 3:2 Jesus is the Refiner’s Fire to judge those who call themselves God’s children. Jesus will return to separate true believe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   Please waken me this morning, open my ears to hear from You...   The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ear...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. William of Rochester St. William of Rochester (d. 1201), also known as St. William of Perth, was born in Perth, Scotland. He was a wild youth who matured into a devoted man of God. He became a baker, and out of his charity he would...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "My daughter, faithfully live up to the words which I speak to you. Do not value any external thing too highly, even if it were to seem very precious to you. Let go of yourself, and abide with Me continually. Entrust everything to Me and do nothin...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 23 2020   « May 22  |  May 24 » Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Lectionary: 296 Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16, 23-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «When that day comes you will not ask me anything. Truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my Name, He will give you. So far you have not asked in my Nam...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday  (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Ascension of the Lord) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 23 May 2020 Saturday before Ascension Sunday 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. A...

  • Thoughts on Philo:

    Posted May 22 by Joseph Esquivel

    Thoughts On the Works of Philo?             Mans’ creation in the form of God is a bottomless pit of philosophy, being we understand man is in the image of God. From what Moses said of the words of God Let us create man in our image.  &...

  • I CHOOSE AMERICAN

    Posted May 22 by HOLLY G

  • ALL CHURCHES TO OPEN

    Posted May 22 by HOLLY G

    Trump orders all places of worship to open, declaring them essential  President Trump announced Friday that all houses of worship would be considered “essential services” and urged governors to “do the right thing” and reopen them immediately — adding th...

  • WHY?

    Posted May 22 by HOLLY G

    FOR THOSE OF YOU HERE THAT HAVE SAT ON THE SIDELINES WHILE MY BLOGS WERE "DISCREDITED", I WAS "HARASSED AND BULLIED, MY MEMES WERE "COPIED", AND MY INTEGRITY "QUESTIONED" .....  ask yourselves why you allowed this to happen. Are you afraid? Do you not understand what is going on? have you no ba...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rita of Cascia St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) was born in Italy during an era of violent strife between cities and warring family tribes. As a child she repeatedly requested to enter the convent, but instead her parents arranged he...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jes...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Treasures Of The Morning Light Friday, May 22, 2020 An ancient fable tells of three merchants who were crossing a desert - one dark moonless night they came to the bed of a dried-up creek. There they heard a voice tell them to "gather stones and travel as far away as possible from there;...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Ransom for Many Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28   A Ransom is a price paid to release someone who is captured or kidnapped. Satan tempted Eve to eat the f...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I ask that You will give me an understanding of how to use the blessings which You have given to me for Your glory.   Whether those blessings are my spiritual gifts, my talents, my abilities, and my resources...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. Matthew 25:40

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 22 2020   « May 21  |  May 23 » Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Lectionary: 295 Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Cori...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,20-23a): Jesus said to his disciples, «Truly, I say to you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy. A woman in childbirth is in distress b...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday  or Saint Rita of Cascia  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday  or Saint Rita of Cascia  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday  or Saint Rita of Cascia  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 22 May 2020 Friday before Ascension Sunday 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 and to t...

  • GIVE US BACK OUR CHURCHES.... REJOICE

    Posted May 21 by HOLLY G

    Defiant New Jersey pastors plan to reopen churches: Gov. Murphy's order 'doesn't trump ... Constitution' A handful of New Jersey pastors say they are reopening in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy's stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the coronavirus, because of their reli...

  • And this is why they want to vote by mail LOL

    Posted May 21 by HOLLY G

    Philadelphia Dem elections judge admits taking bribes to inflate vote counts A former Democratic elections judge has pleaded guilty for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results in primary elections in Philadelphia, prosecutors announced&n...

  • Inspirational and helpful

    Posted May 21 by Rev. Jim DeLuccia

    Gospel MT 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee,to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.Then Jesus approached and said to them,“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Go, therefore, and make disciples of all ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Eugene de Mazenod St. Eugene de Mazenod (1782-1861) was born in southern France to a noble family. When he was eight years of age his family was forced to flee the turmoil of the French Revolution and seek political asylum in ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Ascension Thursday After Jesus' Resurrection from the dead, He continued to appear to His disciples for a period of 40 days. After this time, with His Apostles gathered around Him on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up bodily ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Churches Of The Dead Thursday, May 21, 2020 Proverbs 21:16 says this: The man who wanders off from the way of understanding will dwell in the congregation of the dead." The Hebrew here is fascinating. The word for "kahal" which, translated into Greek, becomes "ekklesia," which means "chu...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Rivers of Living Water If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:37-38   The Holy Spirit is Rivers of Living Water; He q...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of Heaven and of Earth and of all creation,   I'm thirsty for more of You.   I'm thirsty for Your anointing on my life, and for Jesus' Rivers of Living Water...   Whoever drinks of the water that I s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 21 2020 - Day   « May 20  |  May 22 » Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Lectionary: 294 Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 21 2020 - Ascension   « May 20  |  May 22 » The Ascension of the Lord Lectionary: 58 Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,16-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «A little while and you will see me no more; and then a little while, and you will see me». Some of the disciples wondered, «What does he mean by: ‘...