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  • Fulton J. Sheen: My Guide As I Learn to Pray

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

    February 14, 2020 Fulton J. Sheen: My Guide As I Learn to Pray Al Smith And it came to pass, that, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him: “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” — Luke 11:1 It was ove...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Valentine St. Valentine of Rome (c. 270) was a priest who lived in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Little is known of his life with certainty, except that he ministered to Christians who were persecuted and imprisoned...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom." James 3:13  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Each of us must come to the evening of life. Each of us must enter on eternity.  Each of us must come to that quiet, awful time, when we will appear before the Lord of the vineyard, and answer for the deeds done in the body, whether they be ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Separating The Leprosy Friday, February 14, 2020 In Mark 1:42, a leper was healed by Messiah, but it doesn’t say the man was healed of leprosy. It says, “the leprosy left” him as if the leprosy was something separate and other than the man. It’s natural to associa...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Rock And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18   Jesus is the Rock on which the Church is built. Some have mistakenly thought that in Matthew ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Your great love is everlasting and far-reaching...   Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your fa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait f...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 5th in Ordinary Time View saints February 14th: Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop, patron saints of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,31-37): Again Jesus set out; from the country of Tyre, passed through Sidon and, skirting the sea of Galilee, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 14 2020   « February 13  |  February 15 » Memorial of Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop Lectionary: 333 Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:29-32...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop  on Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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. &n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop  on Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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. &nb...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 14 February 2020Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop  on Friday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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.  &...

  • THE HOSPICE HEART

    Posted Feb 13 by HOLLY G

    The Hospice Heart One of the conversations I enjoy most with the patients I visit is about the visions they see. The other day I was with a gentleman who shared that he has been seeing people in his room, mostly men. He is not afraid of them, they seem like they are there to help him feel less...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Kadosh L’Adonai Thought Life Thursday, February 13, 2020 The high priest of Israel wore holy garments. What he wore on his head had to match the holiness of his garments. Thus, he was commanded to wear a gold crown that said: “Kadosh L’ Adonai - Holy unto the Lord.&...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of Joseph Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets wrote— Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45   Jesus is called the Son of Joseph because Joseph was His earth...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You on this new day.   You are the Creator of the universe and you know all things...   Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine del Ricci St. Catherine del Ricci (1522-1590) was born with the name Alessandra in Florence, Italy, to a respectable merchant family. Her mother died while she was very young, so that from her childhood Alessandra took the ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firm...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 5th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,24-30): Jesus went to the border of the Tyrian country. There He entered a house and did not want any­one to know He was there, but He could not remain hidden. A woman, whose small daughter had an ev...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 13 2020   « February 12  |  February 14 » Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 332 Reading 1 1 Kgs 11:4-13 When So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 13 February 2020Thursday of week 5 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 t...

  • Church plant/build

    Posted Feb 12 by Fr Anthony Dowling

    I know I’m UK based but if anyone can help with this would be amazing. I started a small church group here and the hall we hire for Sunday morning service will no longer be available to us after June. We are looking at finding another venue to hire to keep us going after that. We are also looking in...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Man Who Crashed Into The Table Wednesday, February 12, 2020 At the end of our first mission trip to India, we saw around 70,000 people pray to dedicate their lives to the Lord. It was a tremendous spiritual victory. We decided to celebrate with a thanksgiving victory dinner. Just as ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: A Sound from Heaven And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Acts 2:2   The Holy Spirit was like a Sound from Heaven when He came upon the disciples at ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   I often ask You for help with my plans.   Please teach me to wait upon You my Lord and to seek Your plans for my life...   But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Julian the Hospitaller St. Julian the Hospitaller (4th c.) came from a wealthy noble family in Europe. Little of his life is known with certainty. According to legend he married a noble widow, and was put under a curse at some point ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-8  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 5th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,14-23): Jesus then called the people to him again and said to them, «Listen to me, all of you, and try to understand. Nothing that enters one from out­side can make that person unclean. It is ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 12 2020   « February 11  |  February 13 » Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 331 Reading 1 1 Kgs 10:1-10 The qu...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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.Glor...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 12 February 2020Wednesday of week 5 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Position Of Victory Tuesday, February 11, 2020 In a critical moment in Jehoshaphat’s reign, God gives His people a prophetic Word. He says this: “You need not fight in this battle, station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf…” I...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of the HighestHe will be great,and will be called the Son of the Highest;and the Lord God will give Himthe throne of His father David.Luke 1:32 Jesus is the Son of the Highest, as no human can be. The name “Most High” in the original Hebrew language is El Elyon, which m...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Bartholomew of Olmedo Blessed Bartholomew of Olmedo (1485-1524) was a Spanish Mercedarian priest, and the first priest to arrive on Mexican soil in 1516 at the age of 31. He was chaplain for the expedition of Spanish Conquistado...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.'" Isai...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Lourdes On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubiroux in the hollow rock of Massabielle in southern France. That year Bernadette would report a total of 18 apparitions...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th in Ordinary Time View saints February 11th: Our Lady of Lourdes View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 7,1-13): One day the Pharisees gathered around Jesus and with them were some teachers of the Law who had just come from Jerusalem. They noticed that so...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Each day I make countless decisions.   Some are big decisions, most are small.   Please help me to approach these choices with wisdom and to come to You for guidance.   Please rem...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 11 2020   « February 10  |  February 12 » Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 330 Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30 S...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Consider not only that God your benefactor is present but also that He acts continuously in all His creatures. And for whom is this continual action, this work of God in nature? For you. Thus, He lights you by the light of day; He nourishes you w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; Proverbs 2:6

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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 Feb 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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, m...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 11 February 2020Tuesday of week 5 in Ordinary Time  or Our Lady of Lourdes 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 ...

  • Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart?

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

    Have You Let Him Touch Your Heart? Monsignor Dennis Clark, Ph.D.   1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 / Mk 6:53-56 Today’s gospel calls to mind a quirky artist of a few years back whose signature song was “Tiptoe through the Tulips.”  Tiptoe through life is what a lot of us do, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Eyes Of Jehoshaphat Monday, February 10, 2020 In the battle of Jehoshaphat, the people of God are in what appears to be a hopeless situation – outmanned and out-armed. They pray: “We are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us. And we don’t k...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: That Spiritual Rock For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:4   Jesus was that Spiritual Rock from which the Israelites drank when they thirsted in the wilderness as they traveled from Egypt. T...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. Revelation 5:12   Worthy is my Lord Jesus, the Lamb whose loving and obedient sacrifice redeemed me and gives me hope for today and every day.   My heart r...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. Revelation 5:12

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Scholastica St. Scholastica (480–542 A.D.) was born in Nursia, Italy, to a noble Roman family, along with her twin brother, the famous St. Benedict of Nursia. Their mother died in childbirth. Scholastica was dedicated to God ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th in Ordinary Time View saints February 10th: St. Escholastica, virgin View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,53-56): Having crossed the lake, Jesus and his disciples came ashore at Gennesaret where they tied up the boat. As soon as they landed, people re...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 10 2020   « February 9  |  February 11 » Memorial of Saint Scholastica, virgin Lectionary: 329 Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13 The elders...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 10 February 2020Saint Scholastica, Virgin  on Monday of week 5 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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, ma...

  • Faith - 2 Thessalonians 1:3

    Posted Feb 9 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.2 Thessalonians 1:3 Our relationship to God is a faith relationship. Faith is the key that unlocks the doors to all His benef...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Shadow of the Almighty He who dwells in the secret place of the Most-High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1   A shadow can be both good and bad. A threatening shadow may warn of an approaching storm. When we see a shadow in the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I desire to live fully aware of Your presence.   I welcome Your Holy Spirit to fall afresh on me.   As I work through my to-do lists and projects, I will seek You above all else, recognizing...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." Mark 14:36

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) was born in Germany to a devout peasant family. From a young age she received divine knowledge imparted to her through extremely detailed visions of the lives of J...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, 'he sat down at the right hand of God,' and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.'  For by a single offering he has ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 5,13-16): Jesus said to his disciples: «You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its strength, how can it be made salty again? It has become useless. It can only be thrown away and peopl...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 9, 2020   « February 8  |  February 10 » Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 73 Reading 1 IS 58:7-10 Thus says the LORD: Share yo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 9 February 20205th Sunday in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Nazarene And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarene." Matthew 2:23   Two cities are especially important to the baby Jesus. He was born in Bethlehem, ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You are my refuge and my strength...   In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge is in God. Psalm 62:7   I run to You for shelter and You fill me...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge is in God. Psalm 62:7