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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday of the 5th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday of the 5th week of Eastertide  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 6th Sunday of Easter) 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 16 May 2020 Saturday of the 5th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.A...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    How To Become A Good Actor Friday, May 15, 2020 Have you ever seen a movie or play where it seems like people are just reading their lines? We call that bad acting. On the other hand, if what they’re saying sounds as if it’s actually coming from their heart, we call it good a...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Lord Will Provide (Jehovah Jireh) And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide [Jehovah Jireh]; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the LORD, it shall be provided.” Genesis 22:14   The Lord is Jehovah J...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord, Jehovah Jireh,   You are the Lord, my Provider.   You provide... hope for the hopeless, love for the unloved, life for the dead in sin, wisdom for those who ask for it, a way out for those who...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 6:25-27 New King James Version (NKJV) Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the b...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dymphna St. Dymphna (7th c.) was the daughter of a pagan Irish chieftain and a beautiful Christian noblewoman. Dymphna was raised as a Christian, and she consecrated her virginity to Christ at a young age. Dymphna's father lov...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God." Job 19:25-26  

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 15 2020   « May 14  |  May 16 » Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 289 Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,12-17): Jesus said to his disciples, «This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this, to give one's life for one's friends; and you are my friends if you d...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint Isidore the Farmer  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 has...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint Isidore the Farmer  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saint Isidore the Farmer  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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 15 May 2020 Friday of the 5th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • It's pure retribution

    Posted May 14 by HOLLY G

    Michigan suspends license of elderly barber who vowed to keep his shop open until 'Jesus comes' Michigan state regulators have suspended the license of 77-year-old barber Karl Manke, after he reopened his shop in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) stay-at-home orders. ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Matthias the Apostle St. Matthias the Apostle (1st c.) followed Jesus during his entire earthly ministry and was one of his 72 disciples. Matthias was chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Christ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "O Lord, you will ordain peace for us, for indeed, all that we have done, you have done for us." Isaiah 26:12  

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Apple Tree Thursday, May 14, 2020 In the Song of Solomon, the bride says of the bridegroom, “My beloved is an apple tree… I sat down under his shadow with great delight.” In these words are deep mysteries. We’re the bride and Messiah is our Beloved. The tree ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Teacher Come From God This man (Nicodemus) came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." John 3:2   Nicodemus called Jesus ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Please calm my heart, my mind, and my spirit today.   Keep me from worrying about the people and circumstances that surround me.   I want to live with Your confidence and hope filling me to...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day .and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 14 2020   « May 13  |  May 15 » Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Lectionary: 564 Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: May 14th: Saint Matthias, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,9-17): Jesus said to his disciples, «As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. You will remain in my love if you keep my commandments, just as I have kept my Father's...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 14 May 2020 Saint Matthias, Apostle - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • BANNING MEMORIAL DAY FLAGS? RIDICULOUS

    Posted May 13 by HOLLY G

    Boy Scouts banned from planting American flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day due to coronavirus A longtime Memorial Day weekend tradition to honor veterans is now canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are persisting calls to bring it back. For decades,...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    If You Were On The Titanic Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Imagine you wake up Sunday morning, it’s April 14th, and you’re on the Titanic. You know the Titanic is going to strike the iceberg around midnight and sink. People are running around you eating and talking about trivial thin...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Sweet-Smelling Aroma And walk in love, as Christ also has loved usand given Himself for us,an offering and a sacrifice to Godfor a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:2 A sin-offering in the Old Testament was a sweet-smelling aroma. It was not sweet just because it was...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I know that You want me to draw near to You as I prepare now for what I will face today...   But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all You...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works. Psalm 73:28

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Juliana of Norwich St. Julian/Juliana of Norwich (1342–1416) is a Benedictine nun who lived as a recluse in Norwich, England. Little is known of her life with certainty. At the age of 30 she was suddenly struck b...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks." Luke 6:45  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Fatima On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children as they were grazing their sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Their names were Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta. She appeared "brighter than the ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "We will never be free of trials and temptations as long as our earthly life lasts. For Job has said: 'Is not the life of human beings on earth a drudgery?' (Job 7:1). Therefore, we should always be on our guard against temptations, always praying...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 13 2020   « May 12  |  May 14 » Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 287 Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6 Some who had come down from Ju...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 5th of Easter View saints 13th May: Our Lady of Fátima View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,1-8): Jesus said to his disciples, «I am the true vine and my Father is the winegrower. If any of my branches doesn't bear fruit, he breaks it off...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Our Lady of Fátima  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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 13 May 2020 Wednesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • 10 Ways to Grow in Friendship with Jesus & Mary

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

    May 12, 2020 10 Ways to Grow in Friendship with Jesus & Mary Fr. Ed Broom, OMV The ultimate purpose of our life is to grow to know, love and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus who said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus is the real purpose of our existence. He gives meaning to...

  • How Christ Prepares Us for Our Dwelling Places

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

    May 12, 2020 How Christ Prepares Us for Our Dwelling Places Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV Jesus assured us that He has prepared for us numerous eternal dwelling places in His Father’s house, “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told ...

  • “I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees”

    Posted May 12 by HOLLY G

    77-Year-Old Barber Vows To Stay Open During Whitmer Lockdowns, Says 'I’ll Be Open Until Jesus Walks In'  The United States won its independence from tyranny centuries ago, and that same spirit is alive today in the story of Karl Manke, a Michigan barber who is taking his stand simply by ...

  • "GIVE ME LIBERTY, OR GIVE ME DEATH"

    Posted May 12 by HOLLY G

    Authoritarians Using Coronavirus Fear to Destroy America By Ron Paul,  Ron Paul Institute May 12, 2020 A Fresno, California waffle restaurant dared to open its doors for business this weekend to the delight of a long line of customers, who waited up to two hours for the “privilege&...

  • The CME Chruch and my family

    Posted May 12 by Tony T. Williams, Bishop

    My 2nd great granduncle, Dr. Robert S. Williams, D.D., was the 6th Bishop of the CME Chruch, elected in 1894. His brother, Elder Charles H. Williams was also active in the denomination and presided in Louisiana and Texas. Robert was a founding member of Miles College, President of the College, and...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Imelda Lambertini Bl. Imelda Lambertini (1322–1333) was born to a noble and devout family in Bologna, Italy. As a child she developed a great love for prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Holy Eucharist. She sp...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Infinite grief I wish from My creature in two ways: in one way, through her sorrow for her own sins, which she has committed against Me her Creator; in the other way, through her sorrow for the sins which she sees her neighbors commit against Me....

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trees Of The Righteous Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Yad Vashem is the Holocaust memorial in Israel. Outside of it is a beautiful path of trees called, “The Avenue of the righteous of the Nations.” Every tree is named after a Gentile who saved Jewish lives in the Holocaust. Durin...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38   The Holy Spirit is a gift to you. Jesus said...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to KNOW You.   You are great and You do great things.   I want to spend more time with You.   Help me to make time to sit before Your throne in quiet places.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 12 2020   « May 11  |  May 13 » Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 286 Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Anti...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,27-31a): Jesus said to his disciples, «Peace be with you; I give you my peace. Not as the world gives peace do I give it to you. Do not be troubled; do not be afraid. You heard me say: ‘I am going a...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs  or Saint Pancras, Martyr  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm inste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs  or Saint Pancras, Martyr  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide  or Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs  or Saint Pancras, Martyr  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 12 May 2020 Tuesday of the 5th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Remember our small businesses... Please support them

    Posted May 11 by HOLLY G

    America reopening: Dozens of states including Michigan, Ohio ease coronavirus restrictions this week  By Stephen Sorace Among the next wave of businesses to reopen in the state, Gov. Jim Justice allowed gyms and fitness centers, along with drive-in movie theaters, to resume ...

  • Churches Sue Michigan’s Whitmer

    Posted May 11 by HOLLY G

    Churches Sue Michigan’s Whitmer, Alleging Lockdown Is Violating First Amendment MAY 8, 2020 3:45 PM A group of Michigan churches are taking legal action against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D.), alleging the governor's stay-at-home order violates First Amendment rights. The lawsuit argu...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Finishing What God (And You) Started Monday, May 11, 2020 Proverbs 19:24 says, “The sluggard buries his hand in the dish but will not even bring it back to his mouth to eat.” It’s a dramatic picture of laziness to make a point. Many people never see things through; they...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Sun of Righteousness But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. Malachi 4:2   The name “Sun of Righteousness” applies to Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Please make me aware of those who are sick and suffering today.   I lift up the babies who have been born with medical problems that require intervention and need Your healing touch. May Your grace and Your lo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis of Girolamo St. Francis de Girolamo (1642-1716) was the eldest of eleven children born to honorable and virtuous parents in Naples, Italy. As a child he was drawn to God and a life of prayer. Realizing his vocation to Holy Or...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Tell souls not to place within their own hearts obstacles to My mercy, which so greatly wants to act within them. My mercy works in all those hearts which open their doors to it. Both the sinner and the righteous person have need of My mercy. Con...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 11 2020   « May 10  |  May 12 » Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Lectionary: 285 Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconium ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,21-26): Jesus said to his disciples, «Whoever keeps my commandments is the one who loves me. If he loves me, he will also be loved by my Father; I too shall love him and show myself clearly to him». ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 11 May 2020 Monday of the 5th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Sent One I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. John 9:4   Jesus is the Sent One. Jesus was sent by the Father from Heaven to Earth for several reasons. First, Jesus was the Sent One from th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You for sending Jesus to rescue me.   And I praise Jesus, the Sent One, for coming to rescue me.   Jesus has sent me into the world, just as You sent Him, to tell my friends and family ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. Mark 5:19

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Damien of Molokai St. Damien de Veuster (1840–1889), also known as St. Damien of Molokai, was a priest from Belgium belonging to the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He had a special devotion to St. Franci...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all the...

  • Pastor honored as 'unsung hero'

    Posted May 9 by HOLLY G

    Pastor honored as 'unsung hero' amid coronavirus shutdown Outpouring of gratitude for unsung hero of the coronavirus shutdown Community holds surprise thank you celebration for Brooklyn pastor. He may not leap tall buildings in a single bound, but he's a superhero nonetheless to his communit...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 10 2020   « May 9  |  May 11 » Fifth Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 52 Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow, th...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (A) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,1-12): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not be troubled; trust in God and trust in me. In my Father's house there are many rooms. Otherwise I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for yo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter  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 Father and to the So...