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  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your mercies which are new each morning...   Through the Lord ’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your fai...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the Lord ’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891–1942) was born as Edith Stein in Prussia, the youngest of eleven children from a devout Jewish family. She was a bright and gifted child, and as she m...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I know that whatever God does endures for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order that men should fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Natural love is sufficient for earthly parents, but the love which [Joseph] bore to Jesus, as His appointed father, was not a mere human love, it was also a supereminently divine love; for, in loving his Son he was exercising the most perfect lov...

  • Lectionary

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

    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 115   Reading 1   At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him,“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 19th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,22-33): After He had fed the people, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the crowd away. And having sent the people away, he went up ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time From the dialogue On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctorThe bonds of love My sweet Lord, look with mercy upon you...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 Aug 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 Aug 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 August 2020 19th 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. Allel...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Mystery of God That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ. Colossians 2:2   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   So many things seem to be impossible.   Sometimes I wonder how I will make it through this day and how will I survive.   But, when I stop looking at my problems and I look to You and Your promis...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic de Guzman St. Dominic (1170–1221) was born in Spain to a family of noble lineage. His mother, Blessed Jane of Aza, prayed at the church of St. Dominic Silos to conceive a male child, her first two sons being given to ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "So turn from youthful desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord with purity of heart." 2 Timothy 2:22  

  • Lectionary

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

    Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Lectionary: 412   Reading 1   Are you not from eternity, O LORD, my holy God, immortal? O LORD, you have marked him for judgment, O Rock, you have readied him punishment! Too pure are your eyes t...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 8th: St. Dominic View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17,14-20): A man approached Jesus, knelt before him and said, «Sir, have pity on my son who is an epileptic and is in a wretched state. He has often falle...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Dominic, Priest St Dominic in Prayer, by El Greco (c.1541-1614). From various writings on the history of the Order of Preache...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 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 hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saturday of week 18 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saturday of week 18 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saturday of week 18 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saint Dominic, Priest  on Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 19th 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 Invitat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 August 2020 Saturday of week 18 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.A...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Crucifixion of Kirk Cameron Friday, August 7, 2020 Kirk Cameron became famous in the television sitcom "Growing Pains". During this time, Cameron was an atheist. But at 17, he was born again. Recently he came out with a film on America's heritage entitled "Monumental". As part of pro...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Lord Mighty in Battle Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Psalm 24:8   Look to the Lord Mighty in Battle to give you victory in life. Battles are not easy; they’re tough, threatening, and tirin...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear LORD GOD, strong and mighty,   I cling to You as my protector, you are The Lord Mighty in Battle (Psalm 24:8).   Each day, there are different battles that I face, and different battles that my brothers and sisters in Chris...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Psalm 24:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Sixtus II Pope St. Sixtus II (d. 258 A.D.) became the Roman Pontiff in the year 257 A.D. His early life is uncertain, and he is mentioned by name in the Roman Canon of the Mass. He helped mend the relationship between Rome and t...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27

  • Lectionary

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

    Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 411   Reading 1   See, upon the mountains there advances the bearer of good news,  announcing peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah, fulfill your vows! For nevermore...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,24-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. For whoever chooses to save his life will lose it, but the one who loses his life fo...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time From a Spiritual Canticle of St John of...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitator...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Saints Sixtus II, Pope, and his Companions, Martyrs  or Saint Cajetan, Priest  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Inv...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 August 2020 Friday of week 18 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...

  • steadfast

    Posted Aug 6 by David Koontz

     Romans 8 :1-10                                                                                ...

  • Even if you never read another hydroxychloroquine

    Posted Aug 6 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    article, read this one. If not, oh well. You are now on your own.  Ignore Dr. Fauci, Mr. President It is time for President Donald Trump to start ignoring Dr. Anthony Fauci. Is Fauci trying to save lives? Or to elect Joe Biden? On July 2, 2020, the Henry Ford Health System released a massive...

  • Checkpoints? Power Shutoffs? Is this Nazi Germany all over agai

    Posted Aug 6 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Cities go to extremes with quarantine crackdowns: Checkpoints, power shutoffs, steep fines Some travelers will be stopped in NYC. The interstate in Chicago has signs warning about quarantine requirements With the daily number of coronavirus cases in the United States still hove...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Francesca Rubatto Bl. Maria Francesca of Jesus Rubatto (1844– 1904) was one of eight children from an Italian family. Her father died when she was four. In her teenage years she received an offer of marriage, which she de...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Importance of Being Uncomfortable Thursday, August 6, 2020 Messiah told us to "go out and spread the word" to all nations. Why don't you share when you know you should? "I'm uncomfortable witnessing." "When I start witnessing, I break out in rashes." Are you comfortable getting up Mo...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip." Psalm 37:30-31  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Transfiguration The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord takes place on August 6th, an event mentioned in all three synoptic Gospels. After revealing that he would be put to death in Jerusalem, Jesus took the thre...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Deliverer But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God. Psalm 40:17   There were many deliverers in the history of God’s people: Noah delivered the human race from a judgmental f...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   For every problem, every anxiety, every temptation, every sin in my life, I have a deliverer – my Lord Jesus Christ.   Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your sacrifice and for Your love for me.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. Psalm 40:2

  • Lectionary

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

    Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Lectionary: 614   Reading 1   As I watched: Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as wool; his throne...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 17,1-9): Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus' appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Transfiguration of the Lord Detail from The Transfiguration, the last painting by Raphael (1483-1520). From a sermon on the transfiguration of the Lo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast 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 Aug 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast 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 Aug 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  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 Aug 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast  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 Aug 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 6 August 2020 The Transfiguration of the Lord - Feast 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 t...

  • Why? No vaccine needed if it works.

    Posted Aug 5 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Why are leftists hellbent on politicizing hydroxychloroquine? Two years after the global spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) back in 2003, the Special Pathogens Branch (SPB) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a series of theoretical models and deta...

  • You may want to read this..

    Posted Aug 5 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    BLM organizer knocks off veteran Democrat in House primary Black Lives Matter organizer Cori Bush defeated Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary Tuesday night, halting a St. Louis political dynasty. Jason Rosenbaum, a political correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Andromeda And Teddy Roosevelt Wednesday, August 5, 2020 William Beebe and Theodore Roosevelt would often go outdoors to locate the galaxy of Andromeda. Then one would say, "This is the spiral galaxy of Andromeda. It's as large as our Milky Way and one of a hundred million galaxies. It's ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: My Anointed Then I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever. 1 Samuel 2:35   The title “Anoint...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today, I need a fresh start.   Please anoint me for the tasks which You have for me today...   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Oswald of Northumbria St. Oswald (605-642 A.D.) was the second of seven sons born to the pagan king of Northumbria in northern England. After his father was killed in battle, the kingdom was split. His uncle claimed the throne, while...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you." Matthew 7:1-2  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of the Snows Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It commemorates a miraculous event that happened during the reign of Pope Liberius. A wealthy, childless Roman couple prayed to...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into mortal sin: consequently, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant l...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 409   Reading 1    At that time, says the LORD, I will be the God of all the tribes of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus says the LORD: The people that es...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,21-28): Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, «Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a de...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time The "Epistle of Barnabas"The way of light The Way of Light is thi...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  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, c...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 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 Aug 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  or Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major  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,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 August 2020 Wednesday of week 18 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 Fat...

  • Follow the money............

    Posted Aug 4 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Billions Are Being Spent on Teachers Who Won't Teach: President Trump Can Change That Posted: 03 Aug 2020 01:59 AM PDT The Los Angeles Unified School District spends $18,788 per student. Its goal is to up that spending to $20,000. The mammoth LA school district is 7th in urban spend...

  • Vaccinate? For online learning?

    Posted Aug 4 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    It’s about compliance, not science: Virginia officials demand students get vaccinations to participate in ONLINE learning from home Public health officials in Virginia are warning prospective students to get all the required vaccinations before the start of the school year in order to do...

  • People are waking up. THANK GOD

    Posted Aug 4 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Hydroxychloroquine Scandal Spurs Hundreds of Thousands to Protest in Europe, While Americans Mostly Just Comply Berlin, Germany, used to be the most famous city in the world representing tyrannical rule, as for decades after World War II the city was divided between “west” and “ea...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. John Vianney (Cure of Ars) St. John Vianney (1786–1859) was born in France to a farming family, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. He was baptized on the day of his birth. When he was four years old the French Re...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed." John 20:29  

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ could have appeared among us, radiant with joy and encompassed by divine splendor, amidst the glitter and pomp of His sovereign majesty. He deemed it more worthy of His glory and more profitable to the salvation of men, to show Himse...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Batach Is An Active Verb Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Proverbs 3:5-6 says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will direct your path." When most people talk about "trusting God" - they mean "Just trust in the Lor...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Anointing But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I long for the blessing of Your anointing on my life, on my mind, on my work, and on my ministry...   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup ru...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Psalm 23:5

  • Lectionary

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

    Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 407/408   Reading 1    In the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, the prophet Hananiah, son of Azzur, from Gibe...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 4th: St. John Vianney, Priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,22-36): After the crowds have eaten their fill, Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while He ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest Statue (1867) of Jean-Marie Vianney by Emilien Cabuchet, at the Basilica in Ars. Photograph by An...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 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 ...