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  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday after Ash Wednesday A homily of Pseudo-ChrysostomPrayer is the light of the soul The highest good is prayer and conversation with God, because it means that we are...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday  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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday  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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 19 February 2021 Friday after Ash Wednesday 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 ...

  • The Power of Consistency

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We live in a noncommittal world, where perseverance is all too rare. If a job is difficult or boring, people often think, Why not find another one? Or when a marriage becomes unhappy, many wonder, Should I be with someone else?   Sadly, this mindset is also found among believers. At the first...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Secret of the Arranged Marriage Thursday, February 18, 2021   In Biblical times, how did you find a husband or wife? Did you go to the Jerusalem single's bar? Read the single's confidential section in the Dead Sea Scroll... 25 year old Pharisee guy, looking for a young Sadd...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Secret of the Arranged Marriage Thursday, February 18, 2021   In Biblical times, how did you find a husband or wife? Did you go to the Jerusalem single's bar? Read the single's confidential section in the Dead Sea Scroll... 25 year old Pharisee guy, looking for a young Sadd...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Creator Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28   The Lord is the Creator; without Him nothing...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for all of the special people You have placed in my life to surround me with support and encouragement.   Thank You for creating me to live out my life in community with You and with others. &nb...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day O Lord , You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Fra Angelico Bl. Fra Angelico (1387-1455) was born Guido di Pietro in Tuscany, Italy. Little is known of his early life, but he became a famous early Italian Renaissance master painter. Fra Angelico would pray earnestly before ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. And the fru...

  • Lectionary

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

    Thursday after Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 220 Reading I Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people: “Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving him, an...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Thursday after Ash Wednesday listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,22-25): Jesus said, «The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after thr...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday after Ash Wednesday From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popePurification of spirit through fasting and almsgiving Dear friends, at every moment the earth i...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday  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 Feb 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 18 February 2021 Thursday after Ash Wednesday 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Let the Wicked Perish! Wednesday, February 17, 2021   In Psalm 83, David says, "Let the wicked perish." It seems almost unbiblical, not the same spirit as you find in the New Testament. Are we not told to love our enemies? So how could he write, Let the wicked perish? How can y...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Redeemer For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth. Job 19:25   Jesus is the Redeemer. Before you were saved, you were owned by sin and the Devil, but Jesus bought you with a special redemptive price. “You were not redeem...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You have promised that Your grace is sufficient for me...   And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19   And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundan...

  • The Influence of Our Convictions

    Posted Feb 17 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Although our circles of influence vary in size, we all have the power to affect people at home, in church, or in the world. The fact is, our life is always on display, whether we’re aware of it or not. Daniel didn’t set out to impress others, but his convictions had an effect on everyone...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Manettus and the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites St. Manettus (d. 1268), also known as St. Benedict dell’Antella, was one of the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites. Between 1225 and 1227 in the city of Florence, It...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep thy word. I do not turn aside from thy ordinances, for thou hast taught me. How sweet are thy words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding; theref...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "And it is only by the observance of the first and greatest commandment that we can keep the second. The more we love God, the more we shall love man; the less we love God, the less we shall, in the true sense of the word, love man. Our love will ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 219 Reading I Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD,     return to me with your whole heart,     with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments,     and return to...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Ash Wednesday listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,1-6.16-18): Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. W...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Ash Wednesday From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansRepent Let us fix our attention on the blood of Christ and recognise how precious it is to God his Father, s...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 17 February 2021 Ash Wednesday 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 the Son an...

  • A Generous Giver

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have you ever had the chance to visit Israel? There is a stark contrast between the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. The banks of the Jordan are surrounded by trees and greenery, but very little grows in the vicinity of the Dead Sea because there’s no outlet—water can only evaporate. This ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Even Heaven has to Receive Jesus Tuesday, February 16, 2021   In Acts 3:20-21, a strange verse appears, 'Jesus the Messiah, whom Heaven must receive...' You've heard that you must receive Jesus, but Heaven? Why does Heaven need to receive Jesus? What could be more wonderful tha...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8   Just as Jesus was present in New Testament times to lead His disciples, so He is ready to guide you today. Jesus is the Beginning and the End, so He&rs...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I know that You sent Jesus into the world so that I could have eternal life with You.   As Jesus said...   For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that wh...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Juliana St. Juliana of Nicomedia (c. 270 A.D.) was the daughter of noble pagan parents, born in Nicomedia, a Greek city in ancient Turkey. Although her father was hostile to Christians, Juliana secretly accepted baptism. Her father...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, th...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 336 Reading I Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 When the LORD saw how great was man’s wickedness on earth, and how no desire that his heart conceived was ever anything but evil, he regretted that he had made man o...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 6th inOrdinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 8,14-21): The disciples had forgotten to bring more bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then Jesus warned them, «Keep your eyes open and beware of the yeast o...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time From the Discourses against the Arians by Saint Athanasius, bishopWe know the Father through creative and incarnate wisdom The...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  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 Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 16 February 2021 Tuesday of week 6 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • The Bible on Financial Matters

    Posted Feb 15 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When God created the heavens and earth, He carried out His plan with purpose. Nothing was haphazard, late, or uncertain. The same could be said regarding His plans for each of His children.   Every aspect of our life, including our finances, is under His watchful eye and providential care. B...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Phantom Moth Monday, February 15, 2021   In Great Britain, a night train was carrying Queen Victoria. Suddenly, the engineer saw a phantom figure... in a black cloak standing in the middle of the tracks, waving its arms back and forth. The engineer jammed the brakes, stared...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The King (Jehovah Melek) Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the king, the LORD of hosts. Isaiah 6:5   The Lord is Jehovah Melek, the K...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for this new day.   Thank You for the little things that I often take for granted.   I’m blessed because You are a loving, forgiving and understanding God.   You hav...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Claude de la Colombiere St. Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682) was born to a noble family in France and became a Jesuit priest. He was known for his solid and serious sermons and his dedication to observing the rule of his order wit...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 335 Reading I Gn 4:1-15, 25 The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the LORD.” Next she bore his brother Abel. A...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6th inOrdinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 8,11-13): The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. Then his spirit was moved. He gave a deep sigh and said, &...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxOn the search for wisdom Let us work for the food which does not perish – our ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  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 Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time 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 Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time 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 Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time 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 Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 February 2021 Monday of week 6 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • In Times of Frustration

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    All too often, our frustrations about life impact our ability to submit to God and be intimately connected with Him. Trusting our Father requires humility—we must remember He alone knows all. But we also need to keep in mind that He loves us more than anyone can grasp.   When we stay fo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Rock And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18   Jesus is the Rock on which the Church is built. Some have mistakenly thought that in Matthew 1...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your great love is everlasting and far reaching...   Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your fa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait f...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Valentine St. Valentine of Rome (c. 270) was a priest who lived in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Little is known of his life with certainty, except that he ministered to Christians who were persecuted and imprisoned...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom."   James 3:13  

  • Meditation

    Posted Feb 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Each of us must come to the evening of life. Each of us must enter on eternity.  Each of us must come to that quiet, awful time, when we will appear before the Lord of the vineyard, and answer for the deeds done in the body, whether they be ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 77 Reading I Lv 13:1-2, 44-46 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotch which appears to be the sore of leprosy, he shall be brought to Aaron, the priest, or to one...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6th (B) in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,40-45): A leper came to Jesus and begged him, «If you so will, you can make me clean». Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, &la...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Ephraem, deaconGod's word is an inexhaustible spring of life Lord, who can comprehend even one ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 14 February 2021 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 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. All...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of Joseph Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote— Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45   Jesus is called the Son of Joseph because Joseph was His eart...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You for this new day.   You are the Creator of the universe and you know all things...   Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

  • Why We Chose The Wrong Path?

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have their been times in your life that you have felt that you were going in the wrong direction? Maybe, it’s been your circle of friends, co-worker’s, or a relationship that has put you on a path that you don’t quite feel comfortable with. Is there a pull on your life; you’r...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine del Ricci St. Catherine del Ricci (1522-1590) was born with the name Alessandra in Florence, Italy, to a respectable merchant family. Her mother died while she was very young, so that from her childhood Alessandra took the ...