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  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 7 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew Bl. Anne of St. Bartholomew (1549–1626) was born in Spain, one of seven children. Her parents died when the plague swept through Spain, leaving her an orphan at the age of ten. She then became a shepherd...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 7 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through h...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 7 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 7th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 21,15-19): After Jesus and his disciples had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, «Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?». He answered, «Yes, Lord, you know that I love you...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 7 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 7 2019   « June 6  |  June 8 » Friday of the Seventh Week of EasterLectionary: 301 Reading 1 Acts 25:13b-21 King Agrippa and Bernice arrive...

  • 3 Simple Ways Stop Blaming & Start Reclaiming Your Power in Gra

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    3 Simple Ways Stop Blaming & Start Reclaiming Your Power in Grace Dr. Gregory Popcak In today’s world, placing blame is easier than ever. Outlets such as the news and social media allow us to say “it’s their fault!” without a second thought. Because of this, placing b...

  • To Become a Saint, Don't Just "Follow Your Heart"

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 6, 2019 To Become a Saint, Don’t Just “Follow Your Heart” Constance T. Hull Two weeks ago, I outlined some of the reasons why the celibacy requirement for Latin Rite priests is an essential witness to the world. Within the article, I mentioned the cultural maxim “...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 6 by 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 Jun 6 by 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 Jun 6 by 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 Jun 6 by 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 Jun 6 by 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Marcellin Champagnat St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789–1840) was born to a peasant family near Lyons, France, in the same year the French Revolution erupted. He grew up amid the havoc and instability it left in every area of lif...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. Therefore whoever rejects this rejects not human authority but God, who also gives his Holy Spirit to you." 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 7th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 17,20-26): Jesus said, «I pray not only for these but also for those who through their word will believe in me. May they all be one as you Father are in me and I am in you. May they be one in us; so the wor...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 6 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 6 2019   « June 5  |  June 7 » Thursday of the Seventh Week of EasterLectionary: 300 Reading 1 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Wishing to determine the...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Ancient Word That Is Always New Thursday, June 6, 2019 People have sometimes asked me how old my computer is. If I answer, “It’s seven months old.” They reply, “Then it’s a dinosaur.” “Oh really?” I reply, “And what kind of comput...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Our God is a Good God by Max Lucado   “You are good, LORD. The LORD is good and right” (Ps. 25:7–8). “Taste and see that the LORD is good” (Ps. 34:8 NIV).   God is a good God. We must begin here. Though we don’t understand...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Because You are for me, who can be against me?   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us al...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:31-33 New King James Version (NKJV) God’s Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blesser Is Greater Wednesday, June 5, 2019 In Hebrews 7 we’re told of the priest-king, Melchizedek blessing Abraham – and then of a principle, which is this: “Without a doubt, the lesser person is blessed by, the greater.” In other words, the one who blesses i...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Take This Quiz by Max Lucado   Name the ten wealthiest men in the world.   Name the last ten Heisman trophy winners.   Name the last ten winners of the Miss America contest.   Name eight people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer priz...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy. Philippians 1:3-4   A Time to Think We walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the en...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I pray for all those who are reading this devotional today.   Please touch their lives in great and mighty ways.   Please draw them closer to You and provide...   ...Comfort on di...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up—just as you, in fact, are doing.   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 5 by 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 Jun 5 by 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 Jun 5 by 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 Jun 5 by 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 Jun 5 by 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 Jun 5 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Boniface St. Boniface (d. 754 A.D.) was born to a noble Christian family in Devonshire, England. He became a Benedictine monk and devoted his life to the evangelization of the pagan Germanic tribes in what is now Germany. He went t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 5 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 5 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 7th of Easter Saints June 5th: Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 17,11b-19): Jesus looked up to heaven and prayed, «I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world whereas I am going to you. Holy Father, keep th...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 5 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 5 2019   « June 4  |  June 6 » Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and MartyrLectionary: 299 Reading 1 Acts 20:28-38 At Miletus, Paul spoke ...

  • Ten (10) Ways to Grow in Devotion to the Holy Spirit

    Posted Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 4, 2019 Ten Ways to Grow in Devotion to the Holy Spirit Fr. Ed Broom, OMV The Gift of Gifts, the Sanctifier, the Interior Master, the Finger of God, Paraclete, Sweet Guest of the soul, the bond of love between Father and Son, Consoler and Counselor, the Soul-life giving principle of the ...

  • The Tree of Knowledge & Heroic Holiness

    Posted Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 4, 2019 The Tree of Knowledge & Heroic Holiness Thomas Griffin In the Book of Genesis, we have the epic story of our fall. Humanity is given everything they could ever ask for, deserve or think is necessary. Dominion over the animals, perfect relationship with each other and perfect unio...

  • Faith

    Posted Jun 4 by Tony Villari

    What is faith?  Can you have faith and not know what faith is?  Most of us have a definition to suit what we believe, and belief is a major part of having a sense of faith.  At its most basic, faith is a belief in something for which there is little or no proof.  And, most import...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Uncluttered Faith by Max Lucado One of my favorite stories concerns a bishop who was traveling by ship to visit a church across the ocean. While en route, the ship stopped at an island for a day. He went for a walk on a beach. He came upon three fishermen mending their nets.   ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Worst Case Scenario Tuesday, June 4, 2019 I’ve written of two towering saints of the twentieth century; Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, leaders of the underground church in Romania, who had both spent years in Communist prisons for their faith. I was blessed to have known them pe...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. Psalm 66:17   A Time to Think Prayer is the rope that pulls God and man together. But, it doesn't pull God down to us. It pulls us up to Him. –Billy Graham, evangelist and au...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I need to learn to take one day at a time and not to worry about tomorrow.   Jesus reminds me...   Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 6:34 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by 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 Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Filippo Smaldone St. Filippo Smaldone (1848–1923) was born in Naples, Italy, during a time of upheaval and unrest both in Italy and in the Church. He decided to become a priest, and while in seminary he took on a personal apost...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Just as you do not know how the life breath enters the human frame in the mother’s womb, So you do not know the work of God, who is working in everything." Ecclesiastes 11:5  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 7th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 17,1-11a): Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, «Father, the hour has come; give glory to your Son, that the Son may give glory to you. You have given him power over all mortals, and you want him to ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 4 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 4 2019   « June 3  |  June 5 » Tuesday of the Seventh Week of EasterLectionary: 298 Reading 1 Acts 20:17-27 From Miletus Paul had the presb...

  • Advaita, Dvaita, Dvaitadvaita: Varieties of Vedanta

    Posted Jun 3 by Mark DeFillo

    Vedanta is the branch of Hindu learning which encompasses theology and the relationship of soul to God. It is based primarily on the section of Hindu scripture known as the Upanishads, and on the Vedanta-Sutra, a sacred text that seeks to condense and explain the teachings found in the Upanishads.&n...

  • The Spirit Helps Us in our Weakness

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Spirit helps us in our weaknesses,for we do not know how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in speech.  He who searches hearts knows that the Spirit means, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints as God himself will...

  • Guardian Angels to the Rescue

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Anonymous, “Guardian Angel,” 18th century Blogs |  Jun. 1, 2019 Guardian Angels to the Rescue The saints, and ordinary Catholics, bear testimony to the love and power of our guardian angels Patti Armstrong As a second-grader at St. Albert the Great School in Dearborn, ...

  • The Holy Spirit is God's Gift to You

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 3, 2019 The Holy Spirit is God’s Gift to You Luis M. Martinez Not only to possess us does the Holy Spirit live in us, but also to be possessed by us, to be ours. For love must possess, as well as be possessed. He is the Gift of God Most High — Donum Dei Altissimi. Now, the ...

  • Pentecost is a Eucharistic Event

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 3, 2019 Pentecost Is a Eucharistic Event Stephen Beale After Jesus’ ascension, Pentecost seems to shift the spotlight to the Holy Spirit. And yet, the fundamental message of Pentecost centers around the Body and Blood of Christ. Consider the enduring image we have of Pentecost it...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    When We Miss the Target by Max Lucado Read the first verse of Matthew’s gospel. Jesus knew David’s ways. He witnessed the adultery, winced at the murders, and grieved at the dishonesty. But David’s failures didn’t change Jesus’ relation to David. The initial...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Anti-Archay Monday, June 3, 2019 In warfare, a low ranking soldier isn’t appointed to fight a high ranking officer. The Book of Ephesians tells us we’re at war with a specific kind of enemy in the spiritual realm. The English read “principalities,” but the Gre...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Please help me to develop a thirst for You.   Please give me a hunger for Your daily Manna.   Please increase my desire to spend time with You today.   Draw near to God and H...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Isaiah 55:6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by 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 Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Kevin of Glendalough St. Kevin of Glendalough (498-618 A.D.) lived in Ireland during the age of the great early Irish saints, many of whom were his contemporaries. He was baptized by St. Cronan, and from age 7 was taught by St. Pet...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways." Proverbs 23:26  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 7th of Easter Saints June 3rd: St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,29-33): The disciples said to Jesus, «Now you are speaking plainly and not in veiled language! Now we see that you know all things, even before ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 3 2019   « June 2  |  June 4 » Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, MartyrsLectionary: 297 Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos ...

  • Scripture Reading

    Posted Jun 3 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Praised be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation! He comforts us in all our afflictions and thus enables us to comfort those who are in trouble, with the same consolation we received from him. As we have shared much in the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by 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 Jun 2 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Elmo St. Elmo (d. 303 AD), also known as St. Erasmus of Formia, was an Italian bishop during the reign of Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian. During their brutal persecution against Christians, St. Elmo left his diocese and fle...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 2 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, 'The insults ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 2 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Ascension (C) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,46-53): Jesus said to his disciples: «You see what was written: the Messiah had to suffer and on the third day rise from the dead. Then repentance and forgiveness in his name would be proclaimed to all the nation...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 2 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 2 2019- Seventh Sunday of Easter   « June 1  |  June 3 » Seventh Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 61 Reading 1 Acts 7:55-60 Stephen, filled wit...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jun 2 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Of all the divine attributes, only God’s omnipotence is named in the Creed: to confess this power has great bearing on our lives. We believe that his might is universal, for God who created everything also rules everything and can do everyt...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Thin Air-ogance by Max Lucado   You can climb too high for your own good. The story of David and Bathsheba is less a story of lust and more a story of power. A story of a man who rose too high for his own good. A man who needed to hear these words: “Come down before you f...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I remember you in my prayers night and day. 2 Timothy 1:3   A Time to Think Prayer is the pulse of life. –Andrew Murray, writer, and pastor   A Time to Act Ask God to stay with you in difficult situations and affirm th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You are Father of the Fatherless.   I pray for those who have a void in their lives where a father's love should be present.   I pray those who have never known a father, those whose fathe...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Hebrews 9:23-28 New King James Version (NKJV) The Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice 23 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be [a]purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Living Loved Max Lucado The secret to loving is living loved. It’s the forgotten first step in relationships. Remember Paul’s prayer? “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love” (Ephesians 3:17 NLT).   Many people...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Truly blessed are those who bring the Good News of Jesus Christ...   How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of go...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Isaiah 52:7 New King James Version (NKJV) 7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, ...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most popular Catholic devotions. Although it was beloved in previous centuries, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673, showing h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 1 by 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 Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 7th Sunday of Easter) 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,   i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 1 by 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 Jun 1 by 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 Jun 1 by 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 Jun 1 by 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 Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Justin Martyr St. Justin Martyr (100–165 A.D.) was a pagan philosopher from Samaria. After meeting a Syrian Christian who convinced him that the biblical prophets were more trustworthy in the pursuit of truth than worldly phi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Save me, O Lord, from my enemies; I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Le...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 6th of Easter Saints June 1st: St. Justin, martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16, 23-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «When that day comes you will not ask me anything. Truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my Name, He will give you...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 1 2019   « May 31  |  June 2 » Memorial of Saint Justin, MartyrLectionary: 296 Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some time,P...