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  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Gaining The Momentum For Breakthrough Tuesday, January 14, 2020 In order for an Olympic high jumper to break a record, he or she must first run a long track to gain momentum. What would happen if the jumper runs and stops, then starts again, then stops and starts again? They would lose t...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Can We Believe the Bible? by Max Lucado   Can we believe the Bible? How can we know it is anything more than a collection of sayings and stories? Can we truly believe that the Bible is the Word of God?   There are many reasons I believe in the Bible. Here are a f...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Vine I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5   Jesus is the Vine, the source of your spiritual life. Abide in Him, and you’ll have a fruitful life. Yo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I surrender all that I am to You.   May I speak words that bring healing and encouragement today.   May my actions reflect the great mercy that You have shown to me.   May my ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God. Jonah 2:6

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    How To Grow Younger Monday, January 13, 2020 At the very end of the Bible the Lord says this: “Behold, I am making all things new.” Think about that. What does it mean? It’s a radical statement. It breaks the rules of time. In this world, things move only in one directi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Father of Lights   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17   God is the Father of Lights who originally created...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for filling Your creation with awe-inspiring beauty.   Help me to savor Your glory today as it is displayed in Your creation.   Please help me to see the work of Your hands all around me...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Has a Plan Max Lucado   In the famous lace shops of Brussels, Belgium, certain rooms are dedicated to the spinning of the finest lace with the most delicate of patterns. These rooms are completely dark except for a shaft of natural light from a solitary window. Only one spi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Door of the Sheep Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." John 10:7   During the time of Jesus, a sheepfold was an enclosure to keep sheep from wandering or getting lost. It usually had rock walls, an...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I meditate on Your Word and in Your holy presence this new day.   Thank You for my salvation, for redeeming me from my brokenness.   I bow at Your feet my Lord for I know that my flesh will fail...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully an...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Music for the Dance by Max Lucado   Let's imagine that you want to learn to dance. Being the rational, cerebral person you are, you go to a bookstore and buy a book on dancing.   You take the book home and get to work. You do everything it says. The book says sw...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Bread of God For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. John 6:33   Jesus is the Bread of God. Just as bread gives us strength for our daily activities, so Jesus gives us mental and spiritual strength to live fo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You give the Bread of God, Your precious son Jesus, to all of the people in this world.   You are the hope for the hopeless and You are unwavering in Your love for me.   Lord, I lift up all the ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Blast a Few Walls by Max Lucado   The cross of Christ creates a new people, a people unhindered by skin color or family feud. A new citizenry based, not on common ancestry or geography, but on a common Savior.   My friend Buckner Fanning experienced this firstha...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Philippians 3:13 NIV   A Time to Think Problems are to the mind what exercise is to t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Priceless Life Friday, January 10, 2020 Some people teach that God gave His life on Golgotha because our lives were so precious. But the truth is - He gave His life for us – not because we were worth it – but to make us worth it. In ancient times they would use a balance ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for the ways that You have blessed and guided me in the past.   At times it is hard for me to hear Your voice, but I look to my past to remember that You have been faithful in guiding and blessing me. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Tradition Breakers Thursday, January 9, 2020 Most people think of religion or faith as something very much grounded in tradition. But the essence of faith is not traditional at all – it’s even anti-traditional. Think of Abraham. He encountered God and it changed his life....

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    He is Waiting in the Midst of the Storm by Max Lucado   Peter knows he is in trouble.   The winds roar down onto the Sea of Galilee like a hawk on a rat. Lightning zigzags across the black sky. The clouds vibrate with thunder. The rain taps then pops, then slaps ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Every word of God is flawless. Proverbs 30:5 NIV   A Time to Think The Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when one reads it. –Author Unknown   A Time to Act Allow God’s love to heal old wounds....

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for being the truth in this world.   Please open my eyes so that I may seek and know Your truth in my life and in the difficult moments.   Please continue to be the rock-solid foundati...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the DayTherefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine,and does them, I will liken him to a wise manwho built his house on the rock...Matthew 7:24

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Adrian of Canterbury St. Adrian of Canterbury (d. 710 A.D.), also known as St. Hadrian, was a native of North Africa who was sent to England to accompany his friend, Theodore of Tarsus, who was appointed to the prestigious archbishop...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because H...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,14-22): Jesus acted with the power of the Spirit, and on his return to Galilee the news about him spread throughout all that territory. He began teaching in the synagogues of the Jews and everyone praised him....

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 9 2020   « January 8  |  January 10 » Thursday after Epiphany Lectionary: 215 Reading 1 1 JN 4:19–5:4 Beloved, we love God ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayCompline (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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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 Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 January 2020Thursday after Epiphany Sunday Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without I...

  • Down Fall of Jesus Gospel:

    Posted Jan 8 by Joseph Esquivel

    The Down Fall of God's Word I am in no way shocked at the news of the Methodist Church and the splintering of their group. Nor because it is over the LBGT community, these people have been at the destruction of God Commandments for their physical pleasure from the beginning.    What ama...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Destroying The Bridges Wednesday, January 8, 2020 In World War II, there were elite military units among the allied forces specifically in charge of destroying bridges throughout Europe. Why was destroying bridges so important? The reason was the Nazis used the bridges in order to carry ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Woodcutter's Wisdom by Max Lucado   Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village. Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse. Even the king coveted his treasure. A horse like this had never been seen before—such was its splendo...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection For to the snow He says, “Fall on the earth.” Job 37:6 ESV   A Time to Think To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. —Aristotle   A Time to Act Reflect on God&rsquo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for loving me.   I want to be more like You my Lord.   Please open the eyes so that I may see You more clearly.   Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." John 8:12 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." John 8:12   Jesus told his followers, "You are the LIght of the World." Matthew 5:14

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Apollinaris Claudius St. Apollinaris Claudius (2nd c.), also called St. Apollinaris of Hierapolis, was a bishop in what is today Turkey. He became famous for his polemical writings against the heretics of his day, showing that their ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me." Psalm 63:6-8  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,45-52): After the five thousand men were satiated, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, towards Bethsaida, while he himself sent the crowd away. And having s...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 8 2020   « January 7  |  January 9 » Wednesday after Epiphany Lectionary: 214 Reading 1 1 JN 4:11-18 Beloved, if God so loved us, we a...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jan 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Our Lord never intended that we should merely learn by heart the Our Father and recite it day and night. No doubt it is very beautiful and very simple, and can be meant quite easily by anyone who cares to use it. But that is not the purpose (alth...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayCompline (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 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday 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...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 January 2020Wednesday after Epiphany Sunday Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (without...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Set Your Compass in the Right Direction by Max Lucado   The problem is not that God hasn’t spoken but that we haven’t listened.   Imagine your reaction if I were to take a telephone book, open it up, and proclaim, I have found a list of everyone who&...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection For to the snow He says, “Fall on the earth.” Job 37:6 ESV   A Time to Think To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. —Aristotle   A Time to Act Reflect on God&rsquo...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Our Culture And Frankenstein Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Most people who know the story of Frankenstein miss the point of the story. “Frankenstein” was not primarily a horror or monster story, but a morality tale. Dr. Frankenstein attempts to play God and create life from death....

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You are worthy of all my praise.   Thank You for Your provision in my life.   Lord, there is power in Your name and through Your Holy Spirit.   I ask for Your divine wisdom for my l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the DayIf you remain in meand my words remain in you,ask whatever you wish,and it will be done for you.John 15:7

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Raymond of Penafort St. Raymond of Penafort (1175–1275) was born in Spain to the noble family of Aragon. As a child he received an excellent education and displayed a great love for the Blessed Mother. After studying and teac...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me." Micah 7:7  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday after Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6, 34-44): As Jesus went ashore he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them for they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began a long teaching session with them. It was now getting late, so his dis...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 7 2020   « January 6  |  January 8 » Tuesday after Epiphany Lectionary: 213 Reading 1 1 JN 4:7-10 Beloved, let us love one another, be...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jan 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The life of prayer calls for continuous battles. It is the most important and the longest effort in a life dedicated to God. This effort has been given a beautiful name: it is called the guard of the heart. The human heart is a city; it was meant...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayCompline (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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest 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 Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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 Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest 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...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 January 2020Tuesday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu b...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Problem In View Of Him Monday, January 6, 2020 Do you have problems you’re focused on in your life right now? Ten years ago or even five years ago, you probably had problems, challenges, crises, concerns, and worries you were dwelling on that seemed so big. But if I asked you ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Choice by Max Lucado   IT'S QUIET. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.   In a few moments, the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT   A Time to Think “Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expr...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for this new year and Your continued blessings of the loved ones You have placed in my life.   I ask You for a new year of health and healing, both spiritually and physically, for my life and for those...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Andre Bessette St. Andre Bessette (1845–1937) was born the eighth of twelve children to a poor working class family in Quebec, Canada. He was weak and sickly from his birth. When he was nine, his father died in a lumber accid...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear." Ephesians 4:29  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Epiphany of the Lord Epiphany is one of the oldest Christian feasts and one of the most important. Historically, Epiphany celebrated four things: Jesus' nativity, the Magi's visit to the Holy Family, Jesus' baptism, and Jesus' fir...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday After Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4,12-17.23-25): 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 Naphtali. ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 6 2020   « January 5  |  January 7 » Monday After Epiphany Lectionary: 212 Reading 1 1 JN 3:22–4:6 Beloved: We receive from him ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany SundayCompline (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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette 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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany SundayAfternoon 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 Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany SundayMidday 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 Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany SundayMid-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 Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette 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, ma...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 January 2020Monday after Epiphany Sunday  or Saint André Bessette Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    “Treat Me As I Treat My Neighbor” by Max Lucado   Are you aware that this is what you are saying to your Father? Give me what I give them. Grant me the same peace I grant others. Let me enjoy the same tolerance I offer. God will treat you the way you treat others. ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 (NIV)   A Time to Think Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time! –Debbie Carroccio, writer   A Time to...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You do not give me a spirit of fear...   For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7   May I possess only what You give to me...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Neumann St. John Neumann (1811-1860) was born in Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic. He entered the seminary, and when the day came for his ordination to the priesthood, his bishop fell ill and couldn't proceed with the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. I Peter 3:12  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Epiphany View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,1-12): When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Judea, during the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem. They asked, «Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw the rising of his star in the ea...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 5 2020   « January 4  |  January 6 » The Epiphany of the Lord Lectionary: 20 Reading 1 1 is 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!&nbs...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jan 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "It is undoubtedly true that each of us, men and women, irresponsible and thoughtless as we often are, hold within our hands the happiness and sorrows of others. We cannot help it or escape from it. The power is in us inalienably almost from birth...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 January 2020The Epiphany of the Lord - SolemnityCompline (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,   ...