Welcome to the ULC Minister's Network

Blogs

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 1 August 2021 18th 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 Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Mighty God For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6   Wonderful thi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Mighty God,   I know You are mighty to do all things.   You are mighty to save...   “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Isaiah 63:1   Please be mighty to guide...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Isaiah 63:1

  • Having a Healthy Fear of God

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death– Revelation 21:8   A recent Gallup poll found that Americans...

  • Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

    Posted Jul 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and al...

  • St. Michael The Archangel Story

    Posted Jul 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Michael the Archangel Story • • God had made Heaven and the Earth and all the Angels and all the extra important Angels, called Archangels. (Like an extra important Bishop is called an Archbishop.) The Archangels were God's very special friends and were Shining and Strong...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was born at the castle of Loyola in Basque country, Spain, the youngest of thirteen children. In keeping with the young aristocrats of his day, Ignatius sought after military pr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 31 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? — the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms c...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Lectionary: 406 Reading I Lv 25:1, 8-17 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai, “Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years– so that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years. Th...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,1-12): On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, «This man is John the Baptist. John has risen from the ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest St Ignatius as a soldier. French School, 16th century. From the acts of Saint Ignatius in his ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Saturday of week 17 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Saturday of week 17 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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 18th 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 31 July 2021 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • Consider It All Joy

    Posted Jul 30 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have you ever thought, I can’t take this anymore or I give up? These phrases have the power to change the direction of our life. Let’s look at three things that could cause these sentiments. 1. Satan and his angels. Through their involvement, we can be tempted to stop waiting on God for...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Peter Chrysologus St. Peter Chrysologus (406-450 A.D.) was born in Imola, Italy. He was an adult convert to Christianity and studied under his bishop, Cornelius, who ordained him a deacon. In his day the city of Ravenna was the cente...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4 ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jul 30 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Although we feel the humiliation keenly when we are insulted, persecuted, or calumniated, this does not mean that we cannot suffer such trials with sentiments of true humility, subjecting nature to reason and faith, and sacrificing the resentment...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 405 Reading I Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 The LORD said to Moses, “These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrate at their proper time with a sacred assembly. The Passover of...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,54-58): Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, «Where did He get this wisdom and these specia...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time From St Ignatius of Antioch's letter to PolycarpFor the sake of God we must en...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 30 July 2021 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • The Gift of Evangelism - Sharing God’s Word

    Posted Jul 29 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Why should we put our reputation, our comfortableness, even our lives in danger in order to spread the name of Jesus Christ around the world? Ultimately, the psalmist reminds us, the motivation is not the worthiness of people, but the worth-it-ness of Christ.   Declare the glory of the Lord J...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus St. Martha (1st c.) was a pious Jewish woman from Bethany near Jerusalem. She was a close friend of Jesus during his earthly ministry, as was her brother, St. Lazarus, and her sister, St. Mary of Bethany (St...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself, to be self-sufficient. I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus Lectionary: 404/607 Reading I Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him. On the first day of the first month of the second year the Dwelling was erected. It was Moses who erected the Dwellin...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 29th: Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet li...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus  on Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (c.1654?), attributed to Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), Nationa...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus  on Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus  on Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus  on Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 29 July 2021 Thursday of week 17 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...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,44-46): Jesus said to the crowds, «The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy i...

  • The Devine Truth

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We’ve all occasionally fallen for a lie, whether it was something as trivial as false advertising or as serious as a scam that emptied a bank account. Whatever the trickery was, it can be traced back to the Father of Lies—Satan (John 8:44). And his most devastating deceptions are those t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Spirit Champions Wednesday, July 28, 2021   Ever ponder all the things that athletes go through to become physically fit? Athletes train for hours with weights, and watch every calorie they eat so they can be champions. Even for the few who win, the victory is short-lived, and ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man of Sorrows He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3   Jesus is the Man of Sorrows. When the soldiers cru...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Thank You for being my heavenly Father and my forever Friend.   You listen when no one else listens to me.   You love me unconditionally.   You correct me when I’m wrong, in whatev...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Nazarius and Celsus St. Nazarius and St. Celsus (1st c.) were early Christian martyrs, but nothing else is known with certainty about their lives or the time they lived, other than that they were put to death for their Christia...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."" Jeremiah 1:4-5

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 403 Reading I Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiant while he conversed ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of JerusalemThe Church, the assembly of God's people The Catholic, or uni...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 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 Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 28 July 2021 Wednesday of week 17 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 Fath...

  • Ploughing Under Your Sins

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    It can be sobering to think about life as a field of our own planting, and what’s in our field is determined by the type of seed we have chosen to sow. What if we selected the wrong “seed” but don’t realize it until years later, when we’re standing in a field filled wit...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Philippians TV Tuesday, July 27, 2021   In Philippians 4:8, it is written, ".. whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if there is anything of excellence or worthy of praise - let your mind dwell on su...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” John 19:5   Jesus is the Man whom the Jewish leaders brought to the Roman governor Pilate to be tried. They said that whe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Most Holy is Your name...   The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy. Psalm 99:2-3   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy. Psalm 99:2-3

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Celestine I Pope St. Celestine I (d. 432 A.D.) was a Roman deacon who was elected Supreme Pontiff in 422 A.D. He was a contemporary of St. Augustine, and it is said that the two were good friends. He also lived with St. Ambrose ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it." John 14:13-14  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 402 Reading I Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28 The tent, which was called the meeting tent, Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp. Anyone who wished to consult the LORD would go to this ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,36-43): Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the fie...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time A homily of St Basil the GreatSow for the sake of your own righteousness O man, be like the earth. Bear fruit like her and do no...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 27 July 2021 Tuesday of week 17 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 a...

  • Steps to Follow When Paraphrasing

    Posted Jul 26 by Jordan Pinker

    Whenever you type online paraphrasing service, then you have to be very careful when paraphrasing. Remember, however, while in-text citations might be necessary, always be cautious not to copy anyone’s work directly and expect to get plagiarized work. You also need to understand the following ...

  • Deceiving Yourself

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Doesn’t it sometimes seem that certain people never face consequences for their sin? Perhaps you know folks whose ungodly choices have caused them great trouble and suffering, yet there are also those who are prosperous and apparently happy despite their sinful lifestyle. Like the writer of to...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Enemy P.R. Monday, July 26, 2021   In Ephesians it is written, "Don't give the enemy any room." You have to be careful not to give the enemy even an inch in such things as anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. There's another way to give the enemy room, a way that you probably ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Song The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2   You will want to sing when you see what God is doing in your life, because He is yo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Many are Your wonderful works...   Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3   Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoug...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Anne & St. Joachim St. Anne and St. Joachim (1st c. B.C.) are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the maternal grandparents of Jesus. Their names have been preserved in Church tradition since the second century, although littl...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say." Luke 12:11-12 ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 401 Reading I Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, tablets that were written on both sides, front a...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,31-35): Jesus put another parable before them, «The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is smaller th...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Marriage of Anna and Joachim, ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on Monday of week 17 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on Monday of week 17 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 G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary  on Monday of week 17 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 26 July 2021 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Resetting The Priorities of Our Heart

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    You may be familiar with the story of Mary and Martha, the two sisters who eagerly welcomed Jesus into their home. Like many of us, Martha busied herself with tasks and preparations, ensuring that the Lord would be served well. Meanwhile Mary sat with Jesus and listened to Him. He eventually said to...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Child And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Revelation 12:5   Jesus is called the Man Child because He was born to live as a man and to die ...