Welcome to the ULC Minister's Network

Blogs

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7 A Time to Think Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from eve...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, God of All,   What do you want to achieve through my life?   Is there a special calling, a greater purpose than what I am aware of?   Please show me.   I want to die to myself ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep...

  • The Beginning Is Here!

    Posted Aug 17 by Tony Villari

    I love the fact that I was born when I was.  Discovery and technology were beginning to move at such a rapid pace it would soon be hard to keep up. Hand-crank adding machines would soon give way to electric calculators which would give way to solar calculators which would give way to scientific...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Hyacinth of Poland St. Hyacinth (1185-1257) was born of noble lineage and reared in a Polish castle. His parents took great care of the development of his mind and soul, entrusting his education to his uncle, a priest who beca...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6-7  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,13-15): Little children were brought to Jesus that He might lay his hands on them with a prayer. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. Jesus then said, «Let them be! Do not stop the c...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 17 2019   « August 16  |  August 18 » Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 418 Reading 1 Jos 24:14-29 Joshua gathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Roch / Rocco St. Roch, also known as St. Rocco (d. 1327), was born in Montpellier, France, the pious son of the city's governor. He was born with a red cross on his chest, a sign that the Virgin Mary answered his mother's prayer to...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 19,3-12): Some Pharisees approached Jesus. They wanted to test him and asked, «Is a man allowed to divorce his wife for any reason he wants?». Jesus replied, «Have you not read that in the...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 16 2019   « August 15  |  August 17 » Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 417 Reading 1 Jos 24:1-13 Joshua gathered...

  • Mary Can Aid Us in Learning to Trust God

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

    August 15, 2019 Mary Can Aid Us in Learning to Trust God Constance T. Hull When we doubt, when the path is obscured and unclear, when we become unsure of the plan God has for our lives where should we turn? Who has walked the way of faith before us, trusting entirely in God’s will? The ...

  • Hope

    Posted Aug 15 by Tony Villari

    Many people I minister feel their sense of hope is lost, and it might be that their sense of hope is, in fact, misplaced.  Hope, however, is never truly lost.  We can give up hope, lose our sense of hope, but the hope we feel, that we sense is lost, is as eternal as the ability w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Japan’s Ambassador & The Enemy’s Strategy Thursday, August 15, 2019 In 1941, the Japanese ambassador was in Washington D.C. It seemed he was there to seek peace. But at the same moment, the Japanese empire was about to launch the attack on Pearl Harbor. They had sent their am...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    He Did it Just for You by Max Lucado   When God entered time and became a man, he who was boundless became bound. Imprisoned in flesh. Restricted by weary-prone muscles and eyelids. For more than three decades, his once limitless reach would be limited to the stretch of an arm...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2   A Time to Think Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale, b...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for this new day.   Sometimes my world seems dark; problems abound and stress creeps in, and I can't seem to see Your light...   Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Tarcisius St. Tarcisius (3rd c.) was a boy who lived during the persecution of Roman Emperor Valerian. When the Christians would secretly celebrate daily Mass in the catacombs, a deacon would be sent to carry the Holy Eucharist to ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Assumption August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day of Obligation. It is an ancient feast of the Church, celebrated universally by at least the 6th century. Ac...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: August 15th: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,39-56): Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 15 2019 - Mass During the Day   « August 14  |  August 16 » Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mass During the DayLectionary: 622...

  • The Church that Francis Built

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

    Finding Everyday Holiness with Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi Michele Chronister For as long as I can remember, I have loved St. Francis and St. Clare. When we were planning a trip to Italy, I convinced my husband to make Assisi one of our stops. It was every bit as beautiful and peaceful ...

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe's `Decent to Hell`

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

    St. Maximilian Kolbe’s ‘Descent to Hell’ Stephen Beale It takes extraordinary courage to act in the moment of crisis. It takes a different kind of courage to endure unending suffering. St. Maximilian Kolbe had both. Many Catholics are familiar with this Holocaust saint&rs...

  • Make God Present Through One Another

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

    August 14, 2019 Make God Present Through One Another Fr. John R.P. Russell When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said, “The...

  • How Can We Choose Joy in a Joyless World

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

    August 14, 2019 How Can We Choose Joy in a Joyless World? Jeannie Ewing There’s a restless spirit that lurks in the heart of many: joylessness. It emerges in varying forms, sometimes depression or anxiety, other times ingratitude and anger. But the root is the same, and it erodes our ab...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 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 begi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Maximilian Kolbe St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) was born in Poland to a devout Christian family. As a boy he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She showed him two crowns, one white for virginity and one red for m...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 19th in Ordinary Time View saints August 14th: St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, priest and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,15-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «If your brother or sister has sinned against you, go and point out the fault when th...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 14 2019   « August 13  |  August 15 » Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and MartyrLectionary: 415 Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12 Moses wen...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "I do not wish the soul to consider her sins, either in general or in particular, without also remembering the Blood and the broadness of My mercy, for fear that otherwise she should be brought to confusion. And together with confusion would come ...

  • Close Enoughs and Almost the Sames

    Posted Aug 13 by Tony Villari

    Well, was it close enough, or almost the same?  Will you respect me in the morning?  More importantly, will "close enough" buy me another date?  We do seem to accept life to be "close enough or almost the same" as what we really want, what we expect.  Is what we really want so fa...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Unmet Need Tuesday, August 13, 2019 One of the key strategies of salesmanship is to locate an unmet need and seek to connect that unmet need with the product or thing you’re trying to sell. If they can do that – they’ve got the customer hooked. The enemy, too, wants...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Count to Eight (Woe, Be Gone) by Max Lucado   “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” (Matt. 14:17)   How do you suppose Jesus felt about the basket inventory? Any chance he might have wanted them to include the rest of the possibilities? Invol...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15   A Time to Think When our failings run deep, God's love runs deeper.—Mary C. Neal, M.D.  ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear Lord of All Creation, I welcome Your lordship over my life, over everything including my time, talents, and treasures. I freely give myself to You and to Your work, knowing that You will take care of my needs. Please forgive me when I have not obeyed You i...

  • Verse of the Day

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Cassian of Imola St. Cassian of Imola (4th c.) was the Bishop of Brescia near Milan, Italy. When a wave of persecution erupted under the Roman Emperor, Cassian fled to Imola, Italy, where he found work as a schoolmaster teaching chil...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,1-5.10.12-14): At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, «Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?». Then Jesus called a little child, set the child in the midst of the di...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 13 2019   « August 12  |  August 14 » Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 414 Reading 1 Dt 31:1-8 When Moses had f...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Jeanne de Chantal St. Jeanne (Jane) Frances de Chantal (1572–1641) was born in Dijon, France. She was the daughter of the president of parliament, and lived up to her noble status as a refined, cheerful, and beautiful woman. At...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 19th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17,22-27): On day when they were together in Galilee, Jesus said to his disciples, «The Son of Man will be delivered into human hands, and they will kill him. But He will rise on the third day»....

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 12 2019   « August 11  |  August 13 » Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 413 Reading 1 Dt 10:12-22 Moses said to t...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear Lord God Almighty, Though man-made shelter may fall in the storms and the fury of nature and wars, nothing can destroy the strong and everlasting shelter I have in You. Please let me dwell in Your shelter today and every day. Whoever dwells in the shelter ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Seeking the Savior by Max Lucado   Simeon said, “Can I stay alive until I see him?”   The Magi said, “Saddle up the camels. We aren’t stopping until we find him.”   The shepherds said, “Let’s go…. Le...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionThat if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 A Time to ThinkEvery morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, and so there's no room left for worry thoug...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, When I consider the people around me, their complacency, their lifestyles, and their attitudes and actions, I ask You to show me how to help them, to introduce them to You, to lead them to experience Your love and freedom. &nb...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 28:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV) 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare (1194–1253) was born in Assisi, Italy to an aristocratic family, the daughter of a wealthy count. From childhood she was pious after the example of her mother, and as she grew her longing for God inc...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 19th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 12,32-48): Jesus said to his disciples, [«Do not be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms. Get yourselves purses that do no...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 11 2019   « August 10  |  August 12 » Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 117 Reading 1 Wis 18:6-9 The night of the passover wa...