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  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus]. Brothers, I for my part do not consider ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Disciples' Stand Wednesday, June 16, 2021   Two Jewish believers, Shimon Peter and John, are in the court of the Sanhedrin for preaching the Gospel. The verdict is - stop preaching the Gospel or else! Their response is, "We're gonna keep preaching the good news, we're follo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Commander of the Hosts of the Lord So He [Jesus] said, "No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, "What does my Lord say to His servant?" Then the Commander of t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Too often I beg You for help with my plans.   Please teach me to submit my plans to You and to seek Your wisdom and direction for my life...   Commit your works to the Lord , And your...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

  • The Urge To Sin

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

    We all struggle with temptation. In fact, even Jesus was tempted, but He resisted and never sinned. From this, it’s clear that experiencing temptation is not in itself a transgression. However, if we let the enticement take root in our thoughts, we are heading toward sin. Obviously, taking act...

  • P E A C E … Schalom … Frieden …

    Posted Jun 16 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

      What power, what sound, what meaning this word has for us. We long for this state, because it gives us a feeling of inner relaxation and security - and yet we find it so difficult to achieve this state.   What is the reason for this ? Is it our primal urges that want us to achieve ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 367 Reading I 2 Cor 9:6-11 Brothers and sisters, consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,1-6.16-18): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be careful not to make a show of your righteousness before people. If you do so, you do not gain anything fro...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time St Cyprian's treatise on the Lord's PrayerThy kingdom come The prayer continues: Thy kingdom come. We ask that the kingdom...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 Jun 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 Jun 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 16 June 2021 Wednesday of week 11 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 Fath...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Germaine Cousin St. Germaine Cousin (1579–1601) was born in a remote French village to a peasant farmer. She was born with a deformed right arm and a disease that causes abscesses in her neck. Her mother died when she wa...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few." Matthew 7:13-1...

  • Overcome Temptation

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

    Temptations can come at any time, but they are especially dangerous in periods of weakness because that’s when we’re more prone to yield. The Scriptures are filled with descriptions of men and women who sinned against the Lord in moments of vulnerability. These true stories are given to ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The 'Have it Your Way' Gospel Tuesday, June 15, 2021   A fast-food franchise made famous the slogan, "Have it your way." Unfortunately, we live in a fast food culture and subscribe to a fast food faith. What this means is: the subjectification of the Gospel. The Gospel isn't re...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Cloud I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground. 1 Corinthians 10:1 &...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Let me begin by thanking You for taking care of me, my family and my loved ones.   Thank You for always being there to carry us, to protect us, and for loving us for eternity.   Please lead me, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters, about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground. ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 366 Reading I 2 Cor 8:1-9 We want you to know, brothers and sisters, of the grace of God that has been given to the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, the abundance of their joy ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,43-48): Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enem...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time St Cyprian's treatise on the Lord's PrayerHallowed be thy name How great is the Lord’s indulgence! How kindly he bends dow...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 15 June 2021 Tuesday of week 11 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 a...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Twenty Percent Principle Monday, June 14, 2021   When the Israelites were on the verge of entering the Promised Land, Moses sent 12 spies to check out the land and give a report. Ten of the spies came back with a bad report. Two of the spies came back with a good report; te...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Ancient of Days I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days. Daniel 7:13   The Lord is called the Ancient of Days. He is eternal; He knows everyt...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for loving me as my perfect Father in Heaven.   I don't want to strive against You with my own self-efforts.   I want to totally obey You and fully depend on You.   Plea...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph the Hymnographer St. Joseph the Hymnographer (816-883 A.D.) was born in Sicily to a pious Christian family. When Muslims invaded the island, his family moved to Greece to escape persecution. At the age of fifteen he entered a ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Like a child who fears no danger in his father's protecting arms, we must cast ourselves into the arms of our Heavenly Father, confident that those Hands which sustain the heavens are all powerful to supply our necessities, to uphold us in tempta...

  • Connecting With Others

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

    The popularity of social networking reveals our hunger to connect with one another, yet many people still feel lonely. In fact, even at home, work, or church, people sometimes feel they’re in a gathering of strangers. The degree to which we are known is, in part, our own responsibility. Instea...

  • Lectionary

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

    Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 365 Reading I 2 Cor 6:1-10 Brothers and sisters: As your fellow workers, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says:     In an acceptable time I heard you, &nbs...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,38-42): Jesus said to his disciples, «You have heard that it was said: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you this: do not oppose evil ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 June 2021 Monday of week 11 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...

  • The Body Mind & Spirit

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

    Some Christians mistakenly think the soul is all that matters and the physical body only gets in the way. But when God created the human body, He called it good (Gen. 1:31).   Perhaps the confusion stems from what Paul meant when comparing the “flesh” with the “Spirit”...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Deliverance of Zion And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls. Joel 2:32   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for all of Your mercies that are new every morning...   Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. | They are new every morning; Great is Your fai...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • SUNDAY GREETINGS with "philosophical" thoughts

    Posted Jun 13 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

      Dear Friends,   sometimes there are times when one day is like the other and yet our earth keeps on turning. With every new moment something comes into being or happens that has never existed in this form before.   To be aware of this can already move us to appreciate each ne...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Anthony of Padua St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) was born in Lisbon, Portugal to a powerful yet pious family. At age 15 he relinquished a life of nobility, wealth, and honor, and chose instead to serve God with the Augustinians. Y...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit that you have leads to sanctification, and its end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Rom...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "It does indeed produce an entire change in the whole conception of the Christian life when one passes from under the law of prohibitions to live under the benign influences of the law of the Beatitudes. One ceases merely to strive against particu...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 92 Reading I Ez 17:22-24 Thus says the Lord GOD: I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar,     from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot, and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;  ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,26-34): Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night an...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time St Cyprian's treatise on the Lord's PrayerPrayer comes from a humble heart Let our speech and our petition be kept under discipline when we pra...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 June 2021 11th 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...

  • Finding Your Security In Hope

    Posted Jun 12 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Hope is essential for life in a fallen world. Unless we believe something better awaits us in the future, we might sink into utter despair. But optimistic anticipation can also bring disappointment when we look forward to something that doesn’t materialize. So how do we determine where to plac...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Leo III Pope St. Leo III (d. 816 A.D.) was a Roman cardinal who was unanimously elected pope on the same day his predecessor was buried. He lived during a time of tension between the popes and emperors and their respective right...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Consolation of Israel And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. Luke 2:25   Jesus was the Consolation of Israel....

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? This God is my strong refuge, and has made[a] my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Immaculate Heart of Mary The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place on the day following the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion honors Mary's perfect purity of heart in virtue of her Immacul...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jun 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "To love God’s will in consolations is a good love when it is truly God’s will we love and not the consolation wherein it lies. Still, it is a love without opposition, repugnance, or effort. Who would not love so worthy a will in so ag...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You know my mind, my heart and my heartaches.   You have showered me with blessings and carried me through many valleys of pain and sadness.   Thank You for the godly influences of special peopl...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Lectionary: 364/573 Reading I 2 Cor 5:14-21 Brothers and sisters: The love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,41-51): Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. Aft...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 10 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Immaculate Heart of Mary A sermon of St Laurence JustinianMary kept all these things in her heart As Mary pondered all she had...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 10 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 ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 10 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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 Saturday of week 10 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 Saturday of week 10 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 Saturday of week 10 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 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 10 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 11th 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 I...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 June 2021 Saturday of week 10 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.Am...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Changing Your Brain Friday, June 11, 2021   When a baby is born, his or her brain contains 100 billion neurons. Then the brain begins forming trillions of neural connections depending on the flood of information going on within it. The end result is that every brain is differen...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Good Man And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. John 7:12   As the Feast of Tabernacles approached, Jesus was the main topic of discussion. The pe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You are my Creator and I am blessed and amazed to read this beautiful Bible passage about my Savior Jesus...   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Barnabas St. Barnabas (1st c.) was a Jew from the island of Cyprus who was given the name Joseph at birth. He is mentioned by name in the New Testament. A convert to the Christian faith in Jerusalem, he sold his property and preach...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word. With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments! I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:9-11 ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Sacred Heart of Jesus The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the octave day of the feast of Corpus Christi. In the 17th century Jesus appeared in a vision to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque asking her to reque...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jun 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "My God, you know infinitely better than I how little I love you. I would not love you at all except for your grace. It is your grace that has opened the eyes of my mind and enabled them to see your glory. It is your grace that has touched my hear...

  • Finding Hope In A Hopeless World

    Posted Jun 10 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Clinging to hope is difficult when circumstances are miserable and show no signs of improving. This can be especially discouraging when we know that our all-powerful God could remedy the situation and fulfill our dreams but hasn’t.   This is probably how Hannah felt. She was heartbroken...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Get Daily Readings E-mails Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Lectionary: 171 Reading I Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9     Thus says the LORD: When Israel was a child I loved him,     out of Egypt I called my so...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 19,31-37): Since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 June 2021 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus A reading from the works of St BonaventureWith you is the source of life You who have been redeemed, consider who it is wh...