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  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 13 2019   « October 12  |  October 14 » Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 144 Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down an...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "The true reason for which God bestows so many graces upon the humble is this, that the humble are faithful to these graces and make good use of them. They receive them from God and use them in a manner pleasing to God, giving all the glory to Him...

  • Chapter 2 Epistle of Barnabas

    Posted Oct 12 by Joseph Esquivel

    Dear friends I would like to share some of the Epistle of Barnabas with you. I have enjoyed reading and researching this document, and found it enlightening. I hope you have the same enjoyment I did, many blessings.    Chap. II.   That God has abolished the legal sacrifices to int...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Judgment Is God's Jobby Max Lucado There is power in revenge. Intoxicating power. Haven’t we tasted it? Haven’t we been tempted to get even? As we escort the offender into the courtroom, we announce, “He hurt me!” and jurors shake their heads in disgust. “He abandoned ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The sower sows the word. Mark 4: 14   A Time to Think Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I'm possible!"—Audrey Hepburn   A Time to Act Do your best. There is no better achieved than that.   A T...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I know You are able...   to move mountains, to speak creation into existence, to heal the sick, to save the lost, and to meet every need I have today. I commit myself to You.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 107:29 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 29 He stilled the storm to a whisper— the waves were hushed.[a]   Footnotes: [a] Psalm 107:29 cf. Luke 8:24-25.   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Edwin St. Edwin (585-633 A.D.) was the son of the pagan King of Deira who reigned in present-day England. After his father was deposed from his throne, Edwin spent his childhood in exile to escape rival kings who considered his blo...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    oman spoke from the crowd and said to him, «Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you!». Jesus replied, «Surely blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it as well». «Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you!» Fr. Jaume AYMAR i Ragolta (B...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 12 2019   « October 11  |  October 13 » Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 466 Reading 1 Jl 4:12-21 Thus sa...

  • How to Begin Praying & Meditating

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

    October 11, 2019 Dr. Peter Kreeft: How To Begin Praying & Meditating Peter Kreeft What is your favorite method of prayer? To “pray without ceasing,” as St. Paul tells us (1 Thess. 5:17). To blend prayer with everything else. To make work a prayer. To overcome the separation betwe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day Pope St. John XXIII Pope St. John XXIII (1881–1963) was the third of thirteen children born to a poor sharecropping family living in Lombardy, Italy. Desiring to serve God with his life, he entered seminary at the age of 12,...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.'" Psalm 91:1-2  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 27th in Ordinary Time View saints October 11th: St. John XXIII, pope October 11th: St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,15-26): As Jesus was casting out a devil some of the people said, «He drives out demons by...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 11 2019   « October 10  |  October 12 » Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 465 Reading 1 Jl1:13-15; 2:1-2 Gir...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Vision of the Reward by Max Lucado   Paul said in II Corinthians 4:16-18, “We do not lose heart... .for our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.&rdq...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bridal Bath Thursday, October 10, 2019 While I was in Galilee, I was brought to the ruins of an ancient city in which there were structures designed to contain water. These were baths of purification called “mikvah.” The “mikvah” or “sacred bath” w...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 10 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 The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. –Pabl...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for giving me a purpose for my life and for telling me what Your plans are for me through Your Holy Word, The Bible.   For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plan...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 10 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 Oct 10 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 Oct 10 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 Oct 10 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 Oct 10 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 Oct 10 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 Oct 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Francis Borgia St. Francis Borgia (1510-1572) was born in Spain to a noble family, the son of a Duke. On his father's side of the family he was the great-grandson of Pope Alexander VI, one of the notorious "Borgia Popes," and on his ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness." James 1:19-20  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Oct 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 27th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,5-13): Jesus said to his disciples, «Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to his house in the middle of the night and says: ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine who is tr...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Oct 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 10 2019   « October 9  |  October 11 » Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 464 Reading 1 Mal 3:13-20b You ha...

  • Meditations

    Posted Oct 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "True devotion to Our Lady is interior; that is, it comes from the mind and the heart. It flows from the esteem we have for her, the high idea we have formed of her greatness, and the love which we have for her. It is tender; that is, full of conf...

  • JOSEPH BUENVIAJE (JCMC) FELONY CONVICTION FOLLOWUP

    Posted Oct 9 by HOLLY G

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 1, 2019 Former FCI-Berlin Chaplain Sentenced to 40 Months for Accepting Bribes to Smuggle Drugs into Prison             CONCORD - Joseph Buenviaje, 53, of Berlin, was sentenced to ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Who is in Charge? by Max Lucado A day transporting a family from one city to another is closely akin to God transporting us from our home to his. And some of life’s stormiest hours occur when the passenger and the driver disagree on what takes place during the trip! Can you imagin...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Day Of Atonements And Coverings Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur means The Day of Atonement or The Day of Covering. But it’s also called Yom Ha Kippurim - The Day of the Coverings. God’s covering is so great that the singular word covering cannot quite cover it. Mess...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2   A Time to Think God's silence is in no way indicative of His activity or involvement in our lives. He may be silent but He is...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Good morning Lord,   I am so thankful that You have called me to Your purpose on this earth.   I am grateful for Your salvation in Jesus and the power You have given to me through Your Holy Spirit.   As I start th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God's heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed John Henry Newman Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801–1890) was the eldest of six children born to a nominal Protestant family in London, England. As a child he loved reading the Scriptures, and experienced a convers...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 27th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,1-4): One day Jesus was praying in a certain place and when He had finished, one of his disciples said to him, «Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples». And Jesus said t...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 9 2019   « October 8  |  October 10 » Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 463 Reading 1 Jon 4:1-11 Jonah wa...

  • Romans 3:21-26

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

    But mow the Justice of God has been manifested apart from the law, even though both the law and prophets bear witness to it - that justice of God which works through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  All men have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.  All men are now undes...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Ambrose of Siena Blessed Ambrose (1220-1286) was born in Siena, Italy, the son of a book illuminator. He was born so severely deformed that his parents could not bear the sight of him. They put their son in the care of a nur...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:7-8  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 27th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to h...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 8 2019   « October 7  |  October 9 » Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 462 Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10 The word of...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    For Those Who Don’t Know What They’re Doing Tuesday, October 8, 2019 The Book of Acts records the fascinating case of Apollos. Apollos was a Jewish believer who was mighty in the Lord – except that he didn’t really know what he was doing. He didn’t even have...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Please help me to focus on You and all that is positive in Your Kingdom.   There are so many bad things going on in the world.   There is increasing persecution of Christians.   O...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:19

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Justina of Padua St. Justina of Padua (d. 304 A.D.) was a young and pious Christian woman who dedicated her virginity to Christ. She received baptism at the hands of St. Prosdocimus, the first Bishop of Padua in Italy. At the age of ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of the Rosary The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted following the Christian victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V, the "Pope of the Rosary," attributed the naval ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 27th in Ordinary Time View saints October 7th: The Virgin of the Rosary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,25-37): A teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, «Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?»...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 7 2019   « October 6  |  October 8 » Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryLectionary: 461 Reading 1 Jon 1:1–2:1-2, 11 This is the wor...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    An Anchor for the Soul By Max Lucado   Sometimes we just run out of hope. When we do, where can we turn? Hebrews 6:19-20 says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire&mdash...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Sometimes I get frustrated and angry when I believe someone has wronged me, not lived up to their promises or let me down.   Help me to remember that people are not perfect.   I pray that I will...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Mark 11:25 New King James Version (NKJV) Forgiveness and Prayer 25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.   Script...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bruno St. Bruno (1030-1101) was born to a noble and prominent family in Cologne, Germany. He was well educated and excelled in his studies, and became a priest around the year 1055. He went on to direct and teach at the episcopal s...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. But each of us was given grace according to the measur...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 27th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 17,5-10): The apostles said to the Lord, «Increase our faith». And the Lord said, «If you have faith even the size of a mustard seed, you may say to this tree: ‘Be uprooted and p...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 6 2019   « October 5  |  October 7 » Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 141 Reading 1 Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4 How long, O LORD?&...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 5 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...