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  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Judge of the Living and the Dead And He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be the judge of the living and the dead. Acts 10:42   Jesus is the Judge of the Living and the Dead. This means that H...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You came to set us free from darkness, pain and our sins.   Today I lift up the men, women, and children around the world who are enslaved in any way.   Lord, help each one to find freedom and j...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted 17 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Luke 4:17-19

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel St. Berthold of Mt. Carmel (d. 1195), also known as Bartoldus of Calabria, was born in France, the son of a Count. He excelled at his studies and was ordained a priest. Berthold's brother, Aymeric, became the L...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well." Philippians 1:29  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Passion Sunday The 5th Sunday of Lent is historically known as "Passion Sunday" which ushers in the final two weeks of Lent, called "Passiontide." Passiontide is characterized by a heightened celebration of Lent as Easter approach...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sat at 10:11 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 29 2020   « March 28  |  March 30 » Fifth Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 34 Reading 1 Ez 37:12-14 Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I wil...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (A) of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 11,1-45): There was a sick man named Lazarus who was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was the same Mary who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair. Her brother ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sat at 10:07 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Sat at 10:04 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Sat at 10:04 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 10:02 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 10:01 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 10:00 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Lent)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.  &...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sat at 9:59 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sat at 5:08 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Breath of the Lord The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. Isaiah 40:7   The Holy Spirit is the Breath of the Lord; He breathes life into all living things. It is the Bre...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sat at 5:05 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Today I pray for children in my community and for children all around the world.   The pressures and stresses that have been brought on by social media alone are strong.   Please intervene ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sat at 5:02 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sat at 12:47 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Conon of Naso St. Conon of Naso (1139–1236) was a wealthy nobleman, the son of a Count, from Naso, Italy. He was a devout young man, and at the age of 15 become a monk. He lived as a hermit until being called to serve the local...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sat at 12:46 AM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31 &n...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Fri at 9:42 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 28 2020   « March 27  |  March 29 » Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 249 Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Fri at 9:41 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 7,40-53): Many who had been listening to the words of Jesus began to say, «This is the Prophet». Others said, «This is the Christ». But some wondered, «Would the Christ come from Galil...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Fri at 9:38 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Fri at 9:37 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Fri at 9:36 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Fri at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of Lent (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Lent)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.  &...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. John of Egypt St. John of Egypt (4th c.), also known as John the Hermit or John the Anchorite, worked alongside his father, a carpenter, until he was twenty-five years old. He then discerned a call from God to go out into the desert ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil." 2 Corinthians 5:10  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Set free from human judgment, we should count as true only what God sees in us, what he knows, and what he judges. God does not judge as man does. Man sees only the countenance, only the exterior. God penetrates to the depths of our hearts. God d...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 11:54 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Messiah And His Duplicates Friday, March 27, 2020 When I give a message or teaching, I record it. The original recording is called the master. The master is put into a duplicating machine filled with blanks which become duplicates of the master. The blanks are imprinted with the informat...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Thu at 11:50 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The King Eternal Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen 1 Timothy 1:17   Jesus is the King Eternal. Just as an earthly king rules his kingdom through his laws, so Jesus rules t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Thu at 11:46 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have overcome death.   I desire Your life and holy presence to fill me today...   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as...

  • Verse of the Day

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

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God… do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the r...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Thu at 9:50 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 27 2020   « March 26  |  March 28 » Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 248 Reading 1 Wis 2:1a, 12-22 The wicked said among th...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 7,1-2.10.14.25-30): Jesus went around Galilee; He would not go about in Judea because the Jews wanted to kill him. Now the Jewish feast of the Tents was at hand. But after his brothers had gone to the festival, He al...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 9:45 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 9:45 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 9:44 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 Thu at 9:43 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of Lent Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Thu at 9:42 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 27 March 2020Friday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret Clitherow St. Margaret Clitherow (1556-1586), also called Margaret of York, lived in York, England, the daughter of a candlemaker and wife of a wealthy Protestant butcher. She was raised Anglican just after the time that K...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always continue in the fear of the Lord. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off." Proverbs 23:17-18  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Thu at 12:00 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Casting Your Net Upon The Waters Thursday, March 26, 2020 Messiah called fishermen to be fishers of men. Fishermen must cast out a line or a net to catch fish. When the Lord gave the miracle of the fish, they had to first cast out their nets in order to pull them in. Thus, we are to init...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Wed at 11:57 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Foundation Which is Laid For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11   Some people ask, “WWJD?” (What Would Jesus Do?). There is no other foundation on which anyone can build a life ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 11:54 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You have given me a new life.   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20   Thank You for the scars on Your hands, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 11:51 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Wed at 9:45 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 26 2020   « March 25  |  March 27 » Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 247 Reading 1 Ex 32:7-14 The LORD said to Moses, &ld...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Wed at 9:44 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,31-47): Jesus said to the Jews: «If I bore witness to myself, my testimony would be worthless. But Another One is bearing witness to me and I know that his testimony is true when He bears witness to me. Joh...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Wed at 9:41 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Wed at 9:40 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Wed at 9:40 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 9:37 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Wed at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of Lent Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 26 March 2020Thursday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Wed at 4:22 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Averting Leah’s Mistake Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Leah, the unloved wife of Jacob, tried to earn his love by bearing him, children. She said, “Now he’ll love me.” Some people think like Leah concerning God. If we bear enough fruit, if we’re good enough, or d...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Wed at 4:18 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Witness of God If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. 1 John 5:9   The Witness of God was the words the Father spoke at the baptism of Jesus: “...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Wed at 4:15 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lamb of God,   Thank You for taking on the form of a servant and bearing my sin upon the cross.   Lord Jesus, please remind me each day of the sacrifice You made for me, I love You with all that I am...   Jes...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Wed at 4:13 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ " Matthew 22:37

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Dismas St. Dismas (1st c.) is the name Church tradition has given to the "Good Thief," one of the two criminals who were crucified alongside Jesus Christ on Good Friday. All we know about St. Dismas is what is mentioned of him in the...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me." Psa...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day The Annunciation The Solemnity of the Annunciation, celebrated on March 25th, honors the profound meeting between the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary, as recorded in St. Luke's Gospel. On this day St. Gabriel announced to Ma...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Tue at 9:37 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 25 2020   « March 24  |  March 26 » Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Lectionary: 545 Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Tue at 9:36 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: March 25th: Annunciation View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,26-38): In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the vir...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation 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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation 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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation of the Lord - SolemnityMid-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 hel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:32 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation of the Lord - SolemnityMidday 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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation of the Lord - SolemnityAfternoon 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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Tue at 9:29 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 25 March 2020The Annunciation of the Lord - SolemnityCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,  ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Sweden St. Catherine of Sweden (1331-1381) was the fourth of eight children born to St. Bridget of Sweden and her husband, Ulfo. As a child she was sent by her parents to be educated in a convent, and was later given i...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herse...

  • Sapphries

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

    The Only Way To Inherit Your Blessing Tuesday, March 24, 2020 How do people inherit a fortune? First, they’re notified that they’re in a will. The one who’s in the will is the heir who receives the inheritance. The Bible says you’re an heir. If you’re an hei...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

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

    Jesus: The Hope of Israel Because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. Acts 28:20   Jesus is the Hope of Israel. God’s people—the Jewish people—have suffered throughout history. Because God has promised to bless the people of Israel, t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 11:35 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are my daily bread...   Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11   You are the one who sustains me...   I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 11:32 PM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mon at 9:42 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 23 2020   « March 22  |  March 24 » Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 244 Reading 1 Is 65:17-21 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mon at 9:41 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,1-3.5-16): There was a feast of the Jews and Je­sus went up to Jerusalem. Now, by the Sheep Gate in Je­rusalem, there is a pool (called Beth­zatha in Hebrew) surrounded by five galleries. In these gall...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mon at 9:39 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:38 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:38 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of LentMid-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 Mon at 9:37 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of LentMidday 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:36 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:36 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Annunciation 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 our aid. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mon at 9:35 PM by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 24 March 2020Tuesday of the 4th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 4:15 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Following The Messiah Of No Place Monday, March 23, 2020 Messiah said He had no place to lay His head. He didn’t really own anything. He had no place. He was born in Bethlehem, but that wasn’t His place. He grew up in Nazareth and was called Yeshua Ha Netzeret or Jesus of Naz...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mon at 4:10 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Beloved To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:6   Jesus is the Beloved, the object of His Father’s love. Throughout His life on the earth, Jesus acknowledged His Father’s love for...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mon at 4:08 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are my hope and my salvation.   Thank You for paying my sin-debts upon that old rugged cross.   Please forgive me for the sins that I am holding onto.   I turn away from my si...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mon at 4:05 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day"I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."Galatians 2:19-20

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rafqa / Rebecca St. Rafqa / Rafka (Arabic for Rebecca) (1832–1914) was born in Himlaya, a Maronite village in the Lebanese mountains. She was an only child, and her mother died when she was seven. After her father's remarriag...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:19-20  

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 23 2020   « March 22  |  March 24 » Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 244 Reading 1 Is 65:17-21 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 4th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 4,43-54): Jesus left for Galilee. Jesus himself said that no prophet is recognized in his own country. Yet the Galileans welcomed him when He arrived, because of all the things He had done in Jerusalem during the Fes...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 23 March 2020Monday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, 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...