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  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:11  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 12th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,21-29): Jesus said to his disciples, «Not everyone who says to me: ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father. Many will say to...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 27 2019   « June 26  |  June 28 » Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 374 Reading 1 Gn 16:1-12, 15-16 Abram's wife Sa...

  • The Invitation To The Banquet

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 24, 2019 The Invitation To The Banquet Dan Burke Presence of God – O Jesus, grant that I may always answer Your invitation and participate worthily in Your banquet. MEDITATION … Luke 14:16-24 fits in perfectly with the [Solemnity] of Corpus Christi. “A cer...

  • 7 Lessons in Everyday Holiness from St. Joesmaria Escriva

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 26, 2019 7 Lessons in Everyday Holiness From St. Josemaría Escrivá Chiara Pamphili ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.’ He calls each and every one to holiness; he asks each and every one to love him: young and old, singl...

  • WhyToddlers Need the Real Presence of Jesus

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 26, 2019 Why Toddlers Need the Real Presence of Jesus Michele Chronister It was the end of a beautiful but long ordination weekend. One of our dear friends was now a priest, and we were ready to begin our trip back home. As we were leaving the reception after his first Mass, we passed by...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I love you, Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think My worth is what I am worth to God, and that is a marvelous great deal... –William Temple   A Time to Act Form a picture in your mind o...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I know that You have given to me spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to use in Your service.   Please stir up those gifts, talents, and abilities within me...   Therefore I remind you ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 2 Timothy 1:6 New King James Version (NKJV)   6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Josemaria Escriva St. Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975) was born in Spain, one of six children of a devout Catholic family. Growing up, he observed his parents faithfully endure painful family trials (the death of three of their y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 12th in Ordinary Time Saints June 26th: St. Josemaría, presbyter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,15-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «Beware of false prophets: they come to you in sheep's clothing but inside they are wild wolves. You will r...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 26 2019   « June 25  |  June 27 » Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 373 Reading 1 Gn15:1-12, 17-18 The word of the ...

  • Eucharistic Mircale

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    This is a True Story. Apparitions Do Exit.     Eucharistic Miracle? Hope in Times of Unbelief Dec 02, 2016 By Whitney Hetzel | 58 Comments Some things just need to be shared. Many people struggle to believe in God, in His Mercy, and in the Eucharistic Presence.  Sometimes a sig...

  • How to Receive Holy Communion to the Fullest

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 25, 2019 How to Receive Holy Communion to the Fullest Fr. Ed Broom, OMV Filled with fear and dread of being murdered, the Prophet Elijah fled from the wicked Queen Jezebel who planned to murder him because Elijah caused the death of the false Prophets of Baal. After a day’s journey...

  • Ordinary Living in Ordinary Time

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 25, 2019 Ordinary Living in Ordinary Time Carol Monaco Do you ever fantasize about becoming famous? Maybe you daydream about writing a best-seller, or becoming the latest social media sensation, or doing a heroic deed. We all have our daydreams. Perhaps we are longing for something bette...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    It’s Not The End Of The World! Tuesday, June 25, 2019 While I was leading a tour to Israel, we went to Megiddo. Megiddo is the biblical Armageddon, where the nations of the world will gather for the final battle; the place where it will all end. The tour was in two groups. I gave i...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Is Love By Max Lucado “This is what real love is: it is not our love for God; it is God’s love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10).   When it comes to love, be careful. Take a good look around. Don’t ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life. —Charles Stanley   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God, I want to experience Your peace in my life today.   I desire Your perfect peace to guard my heart and my mind...   Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanks...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Philippians 4:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;   7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic Henares St. Dominic Henares (1764-1838) was born to a poor family in Spain. He joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in 1790. Ten years later he was sent as a missionary to the Far East. He went from Mexico to ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 12th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,6.12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not give what is holy to the dogs, or throw your pearls to the pigs: they might trample on them and even turn on you and tear you to pieces. So, do to oth...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 25 2019   « June 24  |  June 26 » Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 372 Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich i...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Filling Our Minds With God's Love By Max Lucado   What happens when we fill our minds with thoughts of God’s love? Will standing beneath the downpour of his grace change the way we feel about others?   It’s not enough to keep the bad stuff out. We&rsq...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Little Girl & Captain Fuchida Monday, June 24, 2019 Commander Mitsuo Fuchida was one of the leaders of the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. After the war, Fuchida met returning Japanese soldiers who had been captured and imprisoned in an American prisoner of war camp. He was s...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see. Hebrews 11:1 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Miracles are of all sizes. And if you start believing in little miracles, you can work up to the bigger ones.&...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today I want to ask for Your special covering of protection and blessing upon the people who minister to Children around the world.   Please continue to work through each one of them to spiritually nurture the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 19:14 Tree of Life Version (TLV) [a] 14 But Yeshua said, “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”   Footnotes: [a] Matthew 19:14 Lit. But...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Nativity of St. John the Baptist A family relation of Jesus, St. John the Baptist is called “the Forerunner” because he was sent by God to "prepare the way of the Lord" ahead of Jesus' public ministry. The birth of St. John...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: June 24th: Birth of John the Baptist View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,57-66.80): When the time came for Elizabeth, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the merciful Lord had done a wonderful thing for her and they rejoiced with her. When o...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 24 2019 - Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist   « June 23  |  June 25 » Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Mass during...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Habits are being formed here under the pressure of temptation and difficulty that unfold in perfect form and beauty when the soul that has developed these habits passes into its true home. Those very temptations that made it so difficult to perse...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Welcome Home by Max Lucado   I came home one night to find the place unusually quiet. Molly was gone.   She’d slipped out unnoticed. The search began immediately. Within an hour we knew that she was far, far from home. Now, if you don’t like pets, wha...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him. Psalm 100:4   A Time to Think Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness. –Mother Teresa   A Time to Act Open...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   The old hymn Faith of Our Fathers inspires me to trust you, my Father in Heaven...   1. Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Ephesians 2:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) By Grace Through Faith 1 And you, He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,   2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince ...

  • Making a Long Story Short  

    Posted Jun 23 by Tony Villari

      A British writer and journalist, Chris Cleave, once wrote "I could not stop talking because now I had started my story, it wanted to be finished. We cannot choose where to start and stop. Our stories are the tellers of us."  It can be an unfortunate reality that humans are storytel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, Birthday of St John the Baptist) 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, &n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph Cafasso St. Joseph Cafasso (1811–1860) was born in Castelnuovo d'Asti, Italy, to a peasant family. He was born with a physical deformity of the spine, which caused him to grow into a stunted and crippled man. D...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, is celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday in honor of the institution of the Holy Eucharist (...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Body and Blood of Christ (C) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,11b-17): The crowd caught up with Jesus in Bethsaida, He welcomed them and began speaking about the kingdom of God, curing those who needed healing. The day was drawing to a close and the Twelve drew near...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 23 2019   « June 22  |  June 24 » The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of ChristLectionary: 169 Reading 1 Gn 14:18-20 In those day...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478–1535) was born in London, the son of a lawyer and judge. He was educated in the finest schools and became a brilliant English statesman. He served in parliament, on the King's council, as a d...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Give ear to my words, O Lord; understand my sighing. Attend to the sound of my cry, my king and my God! For to you I will pray, Lord; in the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I will plead before you and wait." Psalm 5:1-4 &nbs...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 11th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,24-34): Jesus said to his disciples, «No one can serve two masters; for he will either hate one and love the other, or he will be loyal to the first and look down on the second. You cannot at the ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 22 2019   « June 21  |  June 23 » Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 370 Reading 1 2 Cor 12:1-10 Brothers and sister...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ did not think the sovereign beatitude and glory of Heaven too dearly purchased at the price of unspeakable tortures, and by suffering His sacred flesh to be mangled by nails, thorns, and scourges. Great indeed must be the value of th...

  • The Gift of Jesus in the Eucharist

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

    June 21, 2019 The Gift of Jesus in the Eucharist Gayle Somers This Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ gift of His Body and Blood in the Eucharist to His Church and the world. Yet our Gospel takes us back to the feeding of the five thousand.  Why? Gospel (Read Lk 9:11b-17) On this s...

  • The Eucharist: Corpus Christi?

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

    June 21, 2019 The Eucharist: Corpus Christi? Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. The Catholic Church teaches the doctrine of transubstantiation, namely, that in the Eucharist, the communion wafer and the altar wine are transformed and really become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  Have you ...

  • Let Communion Fill You With Divine Love

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

    June 21, 2019 Let Communion Fill You With Divine Love Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik The effect of Holy Communion is divine love. This sacrament most fittingly tends to the love of man for God, because it was begun and inspired in the love of God for man. St. John points to that love when he says, &...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Shaking The Quarry Dust Friday, June 21, 2019 When I was in college, I worked as a security guard. One of the places I worked, was a quarry. Before I could go home, I had to spend time shaking the dust off of my clothes. Shaking off the dust is a scriptural thing; Messiah told His discip...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Jesus Christ my Lord,   I offer myself to You as Your servant.   Please work in my life and accomplish Your will through me today.   Every little thing and every great thing that is accomplished today, I will...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. —Joshua 24:15 NKJV

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568–1591) was born to a noble Italian family, the eldest of seven children, and was destined for the military. However, by the time he was 9 years of age he chose the religious life and...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Yet he knows my way; if he tested me, I should come forth like gold. My foot has always walked in his steps; I have kept his way and not turned aside. From the commands of his lips I have not departed; the words of his mouth I have treasured in my hea...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 11th in Ordinary Time Saints View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,19-23): Jesus said to his disciples: «Do not store up treasure for yourself here on earth where moth and rust destroy it, and where thieves can steal it. Store up treasure for yourself with ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 21 2019   « June 20  |  June 22 » Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, ReligiousLectionary: 369 Reading 1 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30 Brothers and si...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "[Mary] does not remain locked in her initial troubled state at the proximity of God in his angel, but she seeks to understand. So Mary appears as a fearless woman, one who remains composed even in the presence of something utterly unprecedented. ...

  • The Importance of Worshiping the Holy Trinity

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

    June 20, 2019 The Importance of Worshiping the Holy Trinity Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV A few days ago, a group of cardinals and bishops, included Cardinal Raymond Burke, issued a document called a “Declaration of the truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Churc...

  • Transubstantistion for the Rest of Us

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

    June 20, 2019 Transubstantiation for the Rest of Us Nicholas Senz This week we will celebrate the great Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, colloquially known as the feast of Corpus Christi (“the body of Christ”). On this day we give special thanks for the gr...

  • Evangelizing Through Christian Friendship

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

    June 20, 2019 Evangelizing Through Christian Friendship Constance T. Hull As Christians, our lives and our relationships are meant to be different from the prevailing culture. We are witnesses to Christ crucified and risen from the dead, who is the cause for our joy. As the Mystical Body, th...