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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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 Jan 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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.  &...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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.   ...

  • Names Names Names

    Posted Jan 27 by Larry Makinson

    Names Names  Names Is our birth name not enough?  Must we add to our birth name?  What about our spiritual name?   Let us look at the creation of a name and part of what happens.1:  A name is something that is created and therefore must be defined.2:  Once define...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Tent Of The Appointed TimeMonday, January 27, 2020God gave Israel a way to receive His presence in their midst. It was called ‘The Tabernacle.’ But the Tabernacle had another name. It was called in Hebrew, the Ohel Moed. The phrase means “the Tent of Meeting.” But the wo...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rabboni Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:16   Jesus is Rabboni, an unusual descriptive term for the usual word “Rabbi,” or “teacher.” The ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will lead me to live today as You desire...   And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8   L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Angela Merici St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was born in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Her deep piety drew her to make a private vow of virginity at a young age. Her parents died when she was ten, and soon afterwards she lost...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,22-30): The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, «He is possessed by Beelzebul: the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons». Jesus called them to him and began teach...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 27 2020   « January 26  |  January 28 » Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 317 Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 All the tri...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 Jan 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 Jan 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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 Lo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 27 January 2020Monday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Angela Merici, Virgin 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, ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Carpenter's Son Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:55   Jesus was a Carpenter’s Son; Joseph, His stepfather, was His legal guardian. Jesus was born of the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I lift up the churches in my city.   May Your Holy Spirit be powerfully present in each church and minister to each congregation and each church staff.   I pray that the people of my church ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Timothy St. Timothy (1st c.) was born in Galatia in Asia Minor, the son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother. Timothy was a convert of St. Paul the Apostle around the year 47 A.D. Timothy became a trusted friend and a beloved spirit...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Romans 8:18  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 3rd (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,12-23): When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, He withdrew into Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to settle down in Capernaum, a town by the lake of Galilee, at the border of Zebulun and Naphta...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 26 2020   « January 25  |  January 27 » Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 67 Reading 1 Is 8:23—9:3 First the Lord degrad...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)Compline (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,&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)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 has...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 26 January 20203rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God) 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 ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 26 January 2020 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God)  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 ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Oil Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness. Hebrews 1:9   The Holy Spirit is the Oil of gladness. The Lord said, “I see the oppression of My people. I hear their cry. I know their sorrows” (Exodus 3:7). Just as...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Nothing can separate me from Your love...   For, I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love o...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Saint Dwynwen St. Dwynwen (5th c.) was a princess from Anglesey in Wales, the beautiful and virtuous daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog. According to legend she fell in love with a young man, yet refused to marry him due to her piety a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day The Conversion of St. Paul of Tarsus St. Paul the Apostle, originally named Saul, was an intelligent and zealous Jewish scholar and Pharisee who fiercely persecuted the first Christian converts among the Jews. While on his way to ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: January 25th: Conversion of Paul, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,15-18): Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 25 2020   « January 24  |  January 26 » Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle Lectionary: 519 Reading 1 Acts 22:3-16 Paul add...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Since all our love for God is ultimately a response to His love for us, we can never love Him in the same way He loves us, namely, gratuitously. Since we are fundamentally dependent on God and in His debt for our creation and redemption, our love...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - FeastCompline (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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday of the Word of God))Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - FeastAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - FeastMidday 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 hel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - FeastMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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 ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 25 January 2020The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle - Feast 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blessing Of Plan B Friday, January 24, 2020 God sends Messiah to Israel - to the Jewish people. And though there were many thousands who accepted, the nation as a whole rejected Him. So what happens to God’s plan of salvation? God goes to Plan B. The Gospel now goes out to othe...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lord Jesus Christ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants —things which must shortly take place. Revelation 1:1   Our Savior’s composite name is “Jesus Christ,” the name Christians called Him at ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Mighty God,   I am in desperate need of Your peace today.   Let Your Holy Spirit pour rain upon my thirsty soul, renewing me for this season of my life.   Let Your Holy Spirit fall afresh on me this morning. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? ...But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis de Sales St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622) was born to a noble family in France. He enjoyed a privileged upbringing and education, earning a doctorate in law and theology. He was a well-liked and intelligent man, yet q...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds." Hebrews 10:23-24  

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 2nd in Ordinary Time View saints January 24th: St. Francis de Sales, bishop View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,13-19): Jesus went up into the hill country and called those He wanted and they came to him. So He appointed twelve to be with him; and he cal...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 24 2020   « January 23  |  January 25 » Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church Lectionary: 315 Reading 1 1 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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 Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 24 January 2020Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 Jan 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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.  &...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 24 January 2020Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor  on Friday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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.   ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Marianne Cope St. Marianne Cope (1838–1918), also known as St. Marianne of Molokai, was a German-born American immigrant. She worked in a New York factory before entering the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syrac...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all y...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,7-12): Jesus and His disciples withdrew to the lakeside and a large crowd from Galilee followed Him. A great number of people also came from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, Transjordan and from the region of T...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 23 2020   « January 22  |  January 24 » Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 314 Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 Whe...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rabbi Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi." John 1:38   Jesus is Rabbi. The title is a transliteration (the letters cross over into English, letter for letter) of the Aramaic word for &l...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your generosity and kindness to me.   I look to You as the perfect example of how to give with a generous heart.   I want to be more generous and giving, as Paul encourages al...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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, com...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 23 January 2020Thursday of week 2 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr  or Saint Marianne Cope 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 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Grand Reflection Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Proverbs 27:19 is a fascinating truth: “As in water, face reflects face, so the heart of a man reflects the man.” There are several layers of meaning and interpretation, but one of them is the faces of man that surround your li...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Very God of Peace   And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23   When you search...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your unconditional love for me and for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me.   I am in awe of You and I desire more of You.   I want to live a life of seeking You and Your will for...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your ears shall hear a word behind you,saying, “This is the way, walk in it,”Whenever you turn to the right handOr whenever you turn to the left.Isaiah 30:21

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Anastasius the Persian St. Anastasius the Persian (7th c.) was the son of a Persian sorcerer. He became a Zoroastrian soldier in the army of Khosrau II, the Persian monarch who absconded the True Cross of Christ from Jerusalem and to...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes beheld my unformed subst...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 2nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,1-6): Again Jesus entered the synagogue. A man who had a paralyzed hand was there and some people watched Jesus: Would he heal the man on the sabbath? If he did they could accuse him. Jesus said to the ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 22 2020   « January 21  |  January 23 » Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Lectionary: 313 Reading 1 1 Sm 17:32-33...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Now surely I do see what an immense effect such a doctrine [of the Holy Trinity] must have upon life. It is no mere question for theologians, but one that concerns every living soul. Whatever is allowed by God's power must be guided by His wisdom...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeCompline (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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday of week 2 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 ...

  • Three Ways to Overcome Perfectionism

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

    January 21, 2020 Three Ways to Overcome Perfectionism Dr. Gregory Popcak In the age of social media, self-criticism and perfectionism are more prominent than ever. We continue to become increasingly focused on being “perfect”: having the perfect physique, having the perfect job, o...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blessings Of All Those Things You Didn’t Want Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Since ancient times, the society of India has been divided into the caste system. At the top of the caste system are the Brahmans and at the bottom are the Untouchables. The Brahmans are given the most utmo...