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  • Lectionary

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 377 Reading I Am 2:6-10, 13-16 Thus says the LORD: For three crimes of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke my word; Because they sell the just man for silver, and the poor man for a pair of sandals...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9:51-62): When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way th...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint AugustineHe is the Lord our God, and we are the people of ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 June 2022 Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer)(today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Gift of God If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. John 4:10   The Holy Spirit is the Gift of God. He is the One who ...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, Your Gift to me.   I know that You have given to me spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to use in Your service.   Please stir up the gift within me... ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 26, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day II Timothy 1:6 NKJV Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 99 Reading I 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21 The LORD said to Elijah: “You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, as prophet to succeed you.” Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat, as h...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9:51-62): When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way th...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily by Pope Paul VIWe proclaim Christ to the whole world Not to preach the Gospel would be my undoing, for Christ himself sent me as ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 June 2022 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allelu...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 25, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV 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 through...

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 376/573 Reading I Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord has consumed without pity all the dwellings of Jacob; He has torn down in his anger the fortresses of daughter Judah; He has brought to the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Immaculate Heart of Mary A sermon of St Laurence JustinianMary kept all these things in her heart As Mary pondered all she had...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 The Immaculate Heart of Mary  on Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the I...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 June 2022 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • Solomnety of St. John the Baptist

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Nativity of John the Baptist Saint of the Day A family relation of Jesus, St. John the Baptist is called “the Forerunner” because he was sent by God to "prepare the way of the Lord" ahead of Jesus' public ministry. The birth of St. John the Baptist to his elderly and previous...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    No-Turn Living - How to do it Friday, June 24, 2022   Proverbs 15:21 speaks about walking straight. God calls us to live straight, to walk straight. Since the closest distance between two points is a straight line, the less you turn, the quicker you will get to where you are go...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote— Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45   When you use the title "Jesus of Nazareth," you are referrin...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today I want to ask for Your special covering of protection and blessing upon the people who minister in Your name to Children at home and around the world.   Please continue to work through each one these You...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 24, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 19:14 NKJV But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Lectionary: 172 Reading I Ez 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will res...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (C) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 15:3-7): Jesus addressed this parable to the Pharisees and scribes: "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-ni...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus A reading from the works of St BonaventureWith you is the source of life You who have been redeemed, consider who it is wh...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 June 2022 The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Solemnity Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world witho...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Reverence of The Scribe Thursday, June 23, 2022   The Bible has come down to us so accurately because of the hand of God and through the hands of many Jewish scribes. Generation after generation of Jewish scribes meticulously copied the Word, every jot, every tittle. If the...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   The hymn Faith of Our Fathers inspires me to follow the examples of Christians throughout history and, like them, to trust You, my Father in Heaven...   Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dunge...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I John 3:1 NKJV Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted June 23, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Joseph Cafasso Saint of the Day St. Joseph Cafasso (1811–1860) was born in Castelnuovo d'Asti, Italy, to a peasant family. He was born with a physical deformity of the spine, which caused him to grow into a stunted and crippled man. Discerning a call to Holy Orders, he entere...

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    olemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the Day Lectionary: 587 Reading I Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,             listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth, &nbs...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 24rd: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1:57-66.80): When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist The Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist (c.1500), cartoon by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to he...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory P...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 June 2022 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Past The FleshWednesday, June 22, 2022 In Ephesians 2:2, it says, "When in times past, you walked according to the course of this world." It's interesting, the key is, times past, when you walked in the flesh. In Messiah, the flesh is past, He is finished with the flesh. He finished it at Calvary, ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day James 2:26 NKJV For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted June 22, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Thomas More Saint of the Day St. Thomas More (1478–1535) was born in London, the son of a lawyer and judge. He was educated in the finest schools and became a brilliant English statesman. He served in parliament, on the King's council, as a diplomat, and in many other prominent positio...

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 373 Reading I 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3 The high priest Hilkiah informed the scribe Shaphan, “I have found the book of the law in the temple of the LORD.” Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7:15-20): Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time St Aelred's treatise ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Birthday of St John the Baptist) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If thi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 22 June 2022 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end....

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Blessing The Blesser Tuesday, June 21, 2022   In the Book of Acts, Paul was sent to Jerusalem with a gift for the Jerusalem believers. The gift was from the gentile church to the Jewish people. The gentile congregations particularly wanted to bless the Jewish believers of Jerus...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 21, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 20:26-28 NKJV Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served,...

  • Lectionary

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Lectionary: 372 Reading I 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36 Sennacherib, king of Assyria, sent envoys to Hezekiah with this message: “Thus shall you say to Hezekiah, king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7:6.12-14): Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn an...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious A letter from St Aloysius Gonzaga to his motherGod's mercies shall be my song for ever May th...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 21 June 2022 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer)(today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Sapphries

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Logos Reason Monday, June 20, 2022   Messiah is called the Word, but in Greek, the word "word" is "logos." That's significant because "logos" doesn't just mean "word," it also means "the reason." What it means is He is not just the Word, He is the reason for existence, He i...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Meditation

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation “[Purity of intention] which is intimately connected with zeal, enables us to forget ourselves in all things, and to seek first the glory of God and the accomplishment of His good pleasure, persuaded that the more we sacrifice our own interests in His service, the greater a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted June 20, 2022 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Mark 10:21 NKJV Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”