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  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 25 2020   « June 24  |  June 26 » Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 374 Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was ei...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 12th in Ordinary Time View saints June 26th: St. Josemaría, presbyter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,1-4): When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. Then a leper came forward. He knelt before him and said, «Sir,...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A homily on the Beatitudes by St Gregory of NyssaThe hope of seeing God Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. God&...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 June 2020 Friday of week 12 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 and...

  • LOL Cowards; will try ANYTHING

    Posted Jun 25 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Have you wondered why the bullies, trolls, narcissists, keyboard warriors, etc here are trying everything under the sun to try and get me thrown off this blog? do you know that blog has lost HUNDREDS of people because of them? NO? well Ill tell you why. two yrs ago they came and here and preceded to...

  • How Awareness Brings Peace

    Posted Jun 25 by Larry Makinson

    We were traveling the other day and stopped for fuel at a small town service station/restaurant.   This place is not set up considering personal space at all.  It is setup as a pinch point at the entrance with the cash register so that they can see all from one location for security. &n...

  • Straight from the horse's mouth

    Posted Jun 25 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Venezuelan Warns US: Socialist Destruction Starts with Tearing Down Statues and Censoring Everything A Venezuelan activist is warning Americans that the torching and toppling of historical statues could be a sign of what lies ahead - loss of our country to a devastating idea like Socialism. Activi...

  • 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 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Wildernesses Of The Wilderness Thursday, June 25, 2020 Midbar means wilderness in Hebrew. We usually think of the wilderness as one wilderness. But it's not. There are many Hebrew names for various midbars. There's the Midbar Yehudah, the Wilderness of Judah, where John the Baptist p...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The King of Peace To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, meaning "king of peace." Hebrews 7:2   Jesus is the King of Peace; no one can have peace apart from Him, be...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to experience Your peace in my life today.   And, we desperately need Jesus, The King of Peace, to bring His Peace to every home and nation today.   I desire Your perfect peace to guard m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 25 2020   « June 24  |  June 26 » Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 374 Reading 1 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Jehoiachin was ei...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 24 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...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A homily on the Beatitudes by St Gregory of NyssaGod is like an inaccessible rock The feelings that come to a man who stands ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 June 2020 Thursday of week 12 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Feeling Good Or Being GoodWednesday, June 24, 2020Many believers want to feel the Lord's love all the time. That's great! But the Lord never said you'll feel His love all the time. If you feel God's love all the time then what's the point of faith? Many believers want to feel compassion so they can ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth 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   When you use the title "Jesus of Nazareth," you are referring...

  • 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 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:4

  • 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  

  • 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...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 24 2020 - mass during the day   « June 23  |  June 25 » Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the Day Lectionary: 587 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 23 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...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe voice of one crying in the wilderness The Church observes the birth...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to hel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 June 2020 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, ...

  • MASKS..Read it or not

    Posted Jun 23 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Masks in a Free Society     I think the idea of healthy people wearing face masks when they are out in public is ridiculous, stupid, silly, ludicrous, comical, unhealthy, and harmful, but I offer here a qualified defense of masks in the context of a free society and private property r...

  • 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Exchanging Your Currency Tuesday, June 23, 2020 I once went on a mission trip to Russia. We were coming to the end of our trip and had lots of rubles. We went to a market and I found a book I wanted to buy. I hesitated because I thought it cost too many rubles. I negotiated with the man,...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God: The Father Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1   The Father in Heaven is likened to an earthly father wh...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Hebrews 11:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV) Faithful Abraham 8 By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt i...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 23 2020   « June 22  |  June 24 » Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 372 Reading 1 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 22 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...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Perfection by St Gregory of NyssaChrist should be manifest in our whole life The life of the Christian h...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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 Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Birthday of St John the Baptist) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 June 2020 Tuesday of week 12 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...

  • 20 Things Guardian Angels Do For Us

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

    June 22, 2020 The 20 Things Guardian Angels Do for Us Stephen Beale Imagine you had a bodyguard who was always with you. He did all the usual bodyguard things like protecting you from danger, warding off assailants, and generally keeping you safe in all situations. But he also did more than t...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Manger And The Inn Monday, June 22, 2020   It's 2000 years ago in Bethlehem. The inn is filled with people, and probably noise, maybe even some celebrations. It would seem the center of activity, the place to be, where the action was, the focal point. Outside, away from the...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus of Galilee Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” Matthew 26:69   Jesus of Galilee was both His name and address. The angel told Mary to name Him Jesus. His name ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   The Bible teaches that "faith without works is dead." James 2:26   Please give to me the wisdom and motivation to step out of my comfort zone and to put my faith into action.   I don&rsquo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "faith without works is dead." James 2:26

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 22 2020   « June 21  |  June 23 » Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 371 Reading 1 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18 Shalmane...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 12th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,1-5): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not judge and you will not be judged. In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and the measure you use for others will be used for you. Why do you...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Perfec...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 June 2020 Monday of week 12 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 and...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus Christ Our Lord I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind, I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:25   His name was Jesus. That’s the name given to Him by Mary and Joseph. Throu...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Jesus Christ my Lord,   Thank You for teaching us about how to be great in Your Kingdom...   ...whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His l...

  • 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 nine years of age he chose the religious ...

  • 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...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 21 2020   « June 20  |  June 22 » Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 94 Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 Jeremiah said: “I hear the ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 12th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,26-33): Jesus said to his apostles: «Do not be afraid. There is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, and nothing hidden that will not be made known. What I am telling you in the dark, yo...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A treatise on the Trinity by St FaustinusChrist, king and priest for ever Our Saviour received a bodily anointing and so became a true king and...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 June 2020 12th 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. Allelu...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Leader The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the va...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   You sent Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His all for me on the Cross.   Jesus tells us...   "...take up the cross and follow me." Mark 10:21   My precious Savi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "...take up the cross and follow me." Mark 10:21

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. John Fenwick & Bl. John Gavan Bl. John Fenwick and Bl. John Gavan (d. 1679) were Englishmen and Jesuit priests who were martyred for their faith in England during the monarchy's persecution of the Catholic Church. John Fenwick's...