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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor)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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of LentMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor)(First Vespers of tomorrow, Palm Sunday)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invita...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now,...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Woman On The Hill Friday, April 3, 2020 While in Nigeria on a mission trip, a group of us were walking by a river where there was a shrine to the goddess Oshun. The high priestess was watching us from a hill. It was obvious that she was in darkness. Someone from our group offered her...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Our Father in Heaven When you pray, say: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Luke 11:2   You should pray, “Our Father in Heaven.” This is the phrase Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You have called me to Your purposes.   Please ignite a passion in my heart for the work that You have given to me.   Please bring Your light into my home and bring Your significance also in...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love. Ephesians 5:1-2

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Richard of Chichester St. Richard of Chichester (1197-1253), also known as St. Richard de Wyche, was born in Worcestershire, England to a land-owning squire. His father died when he was young, causing the family to suffer hardship fo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Ah, my Lord God! You made the heavens and the earth with your great power and your outstretched arm; nothing is too difficult for you. ... Great and mighty God, whose name is Lord of hosts, great in counsel, mighty in deed, whose eyes are fixed ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 03 2020   « April 2  |  April 4 » Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 255 Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,31-42): The Jews then picked up stones to throw at him; so Jesus said, «I have openly done many good works among you which the Father gave me to do. For which of these do you stone me?». The Jews answe...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of Lent Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of Lent Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of LentMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of Lent Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 April 2020Friday of the 5th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Francis of Paola St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507) was born in Calabria, Italy, to a husband and wife known for their holiness. After suffering childlessness for many years, his parents had recourse to prayer, especially the intercess...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    King Sennacherib’s Lying Stone Thursday, April 2, 2020 In II Kings 19, Jerusalem is surrounded and held captive under the threat of annihilation from the Assyrian army. In ancient Assyrian tablets, King Sennacherib records: “and Hezekiah himself, I shut up in Jerusalem, his c...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord of Glory None of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8   Jesus is the Lord of Glory. He left Heaven and its glories to be born as a babe in Bethlehem. Heaven was m...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your love knows no bound   Jesus entered the homes of sinners and placed His healing hands on those who were untouchable.   Your love redeems the broken ones and Your grace and mercy are unendin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I was in prison and you came to visit me..... The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:36-40

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 02 2020   « April 1  |  April 3 » Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 254 Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,51-59): Jesus said to the Jews, «Truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death». The Jews replied, «Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died and the prophet...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Office of Readings 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 Spi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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...

  • GOODBYE MARCH

    Posted Apr 1 by HOLLY G

    New month, new blessings and a time to pause and reflect. Everyone has been affected by what is currently taking place in our world. This virus is far and wide, people are struggling to stay afloat and sadly many are fighting to live. Let’s never forget how very blessed we are to be here. Let&...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE RETURN: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Wednesday, April 1, 2020   You may have heard, but I thought it was important to share this here among all our Hope of the World co-ministers and partners. I write of a most critical matter. In both The Harbinger and The Paradigm, I wrote of the...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord of Peace Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16   Jesus is the Lord of Peace. As Lord, He is Master, so Jesus is the Master of peace. His nature is peace, so when He awoke in a boat in the middle of ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for the protection and healing that You provide to me.   Please be the firm foundation for my life during this challenging season.   Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me peac...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. ...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Eucharist The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Chris...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Anacleto Gonzalez Flores Bl. Anacleto Gonzalez Flores (1888–1927) was the second of twelve children born to a poor family in Jalisco, Mexico. He was baptized the day after his birth. As he grew, a priest recognized his intellig...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication. In the day of my tr...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 01 2020   « March 31  |  April 2 » Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 253 Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezz...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,31-42): Jesus went on to say to the Jews who believed in him: «You will be my true disciples if you keep my word. Then you will know the truth and the truth will make you free». They answered him, &l...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Office of Readings 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 Spi...

  • SENT FROM A FELLOW MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

    Posted Mar 31 by HOLLY G

    THIS IS LONG BUT EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT CDC recommending hospital staff use bandanas when masks run out. Hospitals are asking the public to sew masks. Here is a physician responding: Please don't tell me that in the richest country in the world in the 21st century, I'm supposed to work in a ficti...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Treasure And The Pig Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Proverbs 11:22 says, “As a ring of gold in a pig’s nose, so is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” The truth of this scripture applies to everyone. Your life is as a gold ring, it’s priceless because you’...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Faithful God (El Emunah) Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9   The Lord is E...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your Word, The Holy Bible, and for how it always points towards Your love for me and others.   I ask that You would release my mind from all distractions and fears today so that I can focus ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Benjamin St. Benjamin (d. 424 A.D.) was a deacon martyred in Persia during a forty-year-long Christian persecution under two tyrannical Persian kings. He was imprisoned for a year due to his Christian faith and then released with t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness, you that seek the Lord. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug." Isaiah 51:1  

  • Meditations

    Posted Mar 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "I've appointed the Devil to tempt and to trouble My creatures in this life [St. Catherine of Siena reports that Our Lord said to her]. I've done this, not so that My creatures will be overcome, but so that they may overcome, proving their virtue ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 31 2020   « March 30  |  April 1 » Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 252 Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,21-30): Jesus said to the Pharisees, «I am going away, and though you look for me, you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come». The Jews wondered, «Why does he say that we can't c...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 March 2020Tuesday of the 5th week of LentCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Fergus of Scotland St. Fergus of Scotland (d. 730 A.D.), also known as St. Fergustian or Fergus the Pict, Bishop of the Gaels, was a bishop serving in the north of Scotland. Little is known of his life. He is believed to have been tr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Don’t Just Talk About Heaven Monday, March 30, 2020 We are commanded by the Messiah to preach the Gospel and the kingdom of heaven. However, our faith is not primarily about getting into heaven. It’s about heaven getting into us. Heaven is in us because God is in us. So it&rs...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Christ Jesus For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus was human because He was born of the virgin Mary. He is the Man Christ Jesus; therefore He understands your desires and dreams, and...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   You are the one who provides all of my needs...   The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1   Thank You for all of the blessings You have given to me and to my family.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   March 30 2020   « March 29  |  March 31 » Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 251 Reading 1 Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th (A & B) of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,1-11): Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak Jesus appeared in the Temple again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach them. Then the teachers of the Law and the Pharisee...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of LentAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020Monday of the 5th week of Lent Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 March 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 28 March 2020Saturday of the 4th week of LentAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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