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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Maria Faustina Kowalska St. Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), baptized with the name Helena, was one of ten children born to a devout, peasant farming family in Poland. She grew up during the tough years leading up to and follow...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, 'Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.'" Isaiah 35:3-4 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 26th in Ordinary Time View saints October 5th: St. Mary Faustina Kowalska, virgin View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,17-24): The seventy-two disciples returned full of joy. They said, «Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we called on your ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 5 2019   « October 4  |  October 6 » Saturday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 460 Reading 1 Bar 4:5-12, 27-29 Fear ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Danger Of Predictability Friday, October 4, 2019 There was a joke told during WWII. Two assassins planned to kill Adolf Hitler, who was known for being punctual. So they stationed themselves in the right spot waiting for the right moment. Five minutes go by, and there’s no sign...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Chats in the Closet by Max Lucado   Religious leaders loved to make theater out of their prayers. The show nauseated Jesus. In Matthew 6:6 He said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what i...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 NIV   A Time to Think Do not strive in your own strength. —Andrew Murray   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Today I want to ask for Your protection and blessing upon all Christians around the world.   Please give us wisdom and guidance, and surround us with Your guardian angels.   I pray for my Christian bro...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis (1181-1226) was born in Assisi, Italy, to a wealthy cloth merchant. He was a spoiled child given to pleasure, fine dress, liberal spending, and worldliness. Handsome and courteous, he was a favorite am...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "And he said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be condemned.'" Mark 16:15-16  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    iturgical day: Friday 26th in Ordinary Time View saints October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,13-16): Jesus said, «Alas for you Chorazin! Alas for you Bethsaida! So many miracles have been worked in you! If the same miracles had been per...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 4 2019   « October 3  |  October 5 » Memorial of Saint Francis of AssisiLectionary: 459 Reading 1 Bar 1:15-22 During the Babylonian capt...

  • PT 3 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    Posted Oct 3 by HOLLY G

    Shocking video shows THREE separate brawls breaking out between female students at California middle school located in the SAME district where boy, 13, was fatally punched in the head....By ANDREW COURT   PUBLISHED: 19:13 EDT, 3 October 2019 | UPDATED: 19:24 EDT, 3 Oc...

  • PT 2 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    Posted Oct 3 by HOLLY G

    California students charged with manslaughter in beating of 13-year-old who later died, reports say Charges were upgraded on Monday against two California middle school students involved in a fight that was recorded on video and resulted in the death of a 13-year-old boy last month, accor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Théodore Guérin St. Theodore Guerin (1798–1856), also known as St. Theodora, was born in Etables, France, towards the end of the French Revolution. She was a pious child who loved prayer and who knew her vocatio...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, 'For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.' No,...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 26th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,1-12): The Lord appointed seventy-two other disciples and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place, where he himself was to go. And He said to them, «The harvest is rich, but the...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 3 2019   « October 2  |  October 4 » Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 458 Reading 1 Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12 ...

  • FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT THINK WE HAVE A PROBLEM

    Posted Oct 2 by HOLLY G

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Authorities in South Carolina say a girl brought two kitchen knives to her elementary school and threatened to kill a boy who had a crush on another girl. Citing a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report, The Island Packet reports the knives were...

  • NATIONAL COFFEE WITH A COP DAY

    Posted Oct 2 by HOLLY G

    NATIONAL COFFEE WITH A COP DAY On the first Wednesday in October, National Coffee with a Cop Day brings men and women in uniform together with their communities to connect over a cup of joe. Inspired by the cliche about officers and their coffee shop donuts, the national observance encourages comm...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Guardian Angels October 2nd is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. Although Guardian Angels have been venerated since the early days of the Church, it wasn’t until the 17th century that Pope Clement X extended their feast day to th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Peter said to them, 'Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 26th in Ordinary Time View saints October 2nd: Guardian Angels View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,57-62): As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, a man said to him, «I will follow you wherever you go». Jesus said to him, «Foxe...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 2 2019   « October 1  |  October 3 » Memorial of the Holy Guardian AngelsLectionary: 457/650 Reading 1 Neh 2:1-8 In the month Nisan of t...

  • Meditations

    Posted Oct 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Now, man is afraid of death by nature, afraid of the decay of the body. But here is a really starling fact: whoever has put on the faith of the Cross despises even what is naturally dreadful, and for Christ’s sake is not afraid of death. So...

  • Just one Tribute to our K9 officers

    Posted Oct 1 by HOLLY G

    For our Brave K9's  Just one story: Rest In Peace Police K9 JAGTwin Rivers Police Department, CaliforniaEnd Of Watch: 01-20-16Police K9 Jag, who was one week shy of 8 years of age, was killed when struck by a vehicle. (details below). Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, K9 Jag...

  • Friends Along Our Path

    Posted Oct 1 by Tony Villari

    For the second time, I have received requests to reprint this piece of poetry and, now, the post as well.  I edited the grammar a bit, as I always do.  Since it's the first publication, on 1 October 2015, this post still ranks as my most read, 803 of 828, as of this 1 October 2019 update, ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Oct 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33   A Time to Think Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. –W.T. Purkiser, preacher and author &nb...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE HERESY OF THE HERDTuesday, October 1, 2019 Shalom, to my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission. We live in the most dramatic of days…The Scriptures speak of humanity as sheep. When it comes to being one of the Lord’s flock with Messiah as our Shepherd, it’s a beautif...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Oct 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   What a privilege to be the apple of Your eye, loved beyond comprehension and nurtured to grow into that prized fruit of Your making.   I thank You and praise You for Your lovingkindness and Your protection. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech. Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against the...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Rosary The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Therese of Lisieux St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) was the last of nine children born to Saints Louis and Zelie Martin in Alencon, France. Her family was devoutly religious, and all five surviving siblings, all daughters, entere...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” John 18...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 26th in Ordinary Time View saints October 1st: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,51-56): As the time drew near when Jesus would be taken up to heaven, He made up his mind to...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Oct 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   October 1 2019   « September 30  |  October 2 » Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 456 ...

  • Lessons from Monks for Men

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

    Lessons from Monks for Men Those Catholic Men Photo courtesy of NewMelleray.org By: Harry Scherer Recently, I experienced the joy of joining eleven other young men from around the country for the Monastic Wisdom Seminar at New Melleray Abbey, a Trappist monastery in northeast Iowa. I got ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Jerusalem Shofar Monday, September 30, 2019 Every Biblical Feast links up with a prophetic event, and the next event on the prophetic calendar is the Feast of Trumpets. The Trumpet, the ancient Hebrew ram’s horn, the Shofar, unlocks important prophetic keys into the days in whi...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God’s Workshopby Max Lucado I remember knowing kids whose fathers were quite successful. One was a judge. The other a prominent physician. I attended church with the son of the mayor. “My father has an office at the courthouse,” he could claim. Guess what you can claim? “My ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. James 3:5 (NLT) A Time to Think Friendship is born at the momen...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Jerome St. Jerome (347 - 420) was born to a wealthy pagan family in Dalmatia. He was sent to Rome for his schooling and there converted to Christianity, being baptized by Pope Liberius. He studied theology and traveled widely to th...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens." Jeremiah 10:12  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 26th in Ordinary Time View saints September 30th: St. Jerome, presbyter and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,46-50): One day the disciples were arguing about which of them was the most important. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 30 2019   « September 29  |  October 1 » Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 455 Reading 1 Zec 8:1-8 ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "I believe that if those souls that tend towards sanctity were instructed as to the conduct they ought to follow, they would be spared a good deal of trouble. I speak as much of people in the world as of others. If they could realize the merit con...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Heaven's Tribunal by Max Lucado   Some people will stand before God on the judgment day who didn’t treat him like God, refusing to worship him. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand. They ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6 (NIV)   A Time to Think Never doubt in the darkness what God has given us in the light.—Francine Rivers, ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I lift up Your name and praise You this day.   You are the mighty God, the creator of the universe, the lover of mankind, the sustainer of all.   You are most magnificent and my awesome He...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day The Holy Archangels The Archangels St. Gabriel, St. Michael, and St. Raphael share a feast day on September 29th. These are the only three angels mentioned by name in Sacred Scripture. St. Gabriel means “Power of God." He is ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every resp...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 26th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 16,19-31): Jesus said to the Pharisees, «Once there was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and feasted every day. At his gate lay Lazarus, a poor man covered with sores, who longed to...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 138 Reading 1 Am 6:1a, 4-7 Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, they eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...