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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Saint John Mary Vianney, Priest  on Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 August 2020 Tuesday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Lydia Purpuraria St. Lydia Purpuraria, also called Lydia of Thyatira (1st. c), was a pious and wealthy woman involved in the textile trade in Philippi, Macedonia. She and her husband manufactured and traded in the lucrative business ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Sunlight And The Menorah Monday, August 3, 2020 In the Temple of Jerusalem was a room called the "Holy Place." There, was only one door and no windows. The Holy Place was lit up by a golden seven-branched lampstand filled with oil and called the menorah. It didn't matter how bright it wa...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Friend of Publicans and Sinners The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! Luke 7:34   Jesus was called the Friend of Publicans and Sinners — not a co...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You are the Potter; I am the clay...   “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the Lord. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!" Jeremiah 18:6

  • Lectionary

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

    Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Lectionary: 112   Reading 1    Thus says the LORD:All you who are thirsty,come to the water!You who have no money,come, receive grain and eat;Come, without paying and without cost,drink wine ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,13-21): On hearing the death of John the Baptist, Jesus set out secretly by boat for a secluded place. But the people heard of it, and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus went ashore, ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time The "Epistle of Barnabas"The new law of our Lord God swept away all these things. The new law of our Lord Jesus Christ imposes no ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 August 2020 Monday of week 18 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Minister of the Heavenly Sanctuary We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle. Hebrews 8:1-2   Jesus is seated at the right ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook the rocks split. Matthew 27:50-51   Dear Lord ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle. Hebrews 8:1-2

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Jane of Aza Blessed Jane of Aza (12th c.), also known as Joanna or Juana of Aza, belonged to the Spanish nobility. At a young age she married a nobleman and together they had five children. She was a pious woman known for her lif...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6  

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 2 2020   « August 1  |  August 3 » Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Lectionary: 112 Reading 1 Is 55:1-3 Thus says the LORD: All you w...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 18th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,13-21): On hearing about the death of John the Baptist, Jesus set out secretly by boat for a secluded place. But the people heard of it, and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus wen...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time From the beginning of a letter attributed to BarnabasHope of life is the beginning and end of our faith Greetings, sons and daughters. In the ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th 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 Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th 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 Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the 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 Aug 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 August 2020 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allel...

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incar...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Alphonsus Liguori St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696–1787) was born near Naples, the eldest of eight children of a noble family. He became a lawyer after receiving doctorates in canon and civil law at the age of 16. For many ye...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "And if you be unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15  

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Your Exceedingly Great Reward After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." Genesis 15:1   The Lord God is your Exceedingly Great Rewa...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You know how I love sunny days.   And I want to also thank You for rainy days that replenish the earth and clean the atmosphere.   Likewise, I love the sunny, happy times of life.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. Hosea 6:3

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 1 2020   « July 31  |  August 2 » Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 406 Reading 1 Jer 26:11...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 17th in Ordinary Time View saints August 1st: St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori, bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 14,1-12): On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, «This man...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor From a sermon by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, bishopOn the love o...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saint Alphonsus Mary de' Liguori, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 1 August 2020 Saturday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.A...

  • Saint of the Day

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

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

  • Verse of the Day

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

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Bridegroom's Oil Friday, July 31, 2020 In the Song of Solomon, the bride says to the bridegroom, "Your name is like Pure Oil." What this means is that the bride is so much in love with the bridegroom that she finds his name to be as gentle, soothing, and lovely on her lips as oil. Th...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 31 2020   « July 30  |  August 1 » Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Lectionary: 405 Reading 1 Jer 26:1-9 In the beginning of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 17th in Ordinary Time View saints July 31st: St. Ignatius of Loyola View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,54-58): Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, «Where did He get this wisdom and these...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest St Ignatius as a soldier. French School, 16th century. From the acts of Saint Ignatius in his own ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Saint Ignatius Loyola, Priest  on Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 July 2020 Friday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Goggles? LOL

    Posted Jul 30 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    This from Fauci who didnt wear a mask at a baseball game? Another Hypocrite. Dr. Fauci: Wear goggles or eye shields to prevent spread of COVID-19; flu vaccine a must Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Wednesday that Americans should consider wearing goggles or a face shield in order to prevent spreading ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Married From The Heart Thursday, July 30, 2020 Imagine a marriage where the husband and wife each have a list of what the other must do and a script for what the other must say. So, when they speak to each other, it's all from a script. What would you think of such a marriage? It would a...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Mediator For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5   A mediator is a middle person between two other people or someone who acts on behalf of another before an organization or person of authority. Jesus i...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of all creation,   I want to know You more.   You are great and You do great things.   I want to spend more time with You.   Please help me to make more time with You to...   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 30 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

  • Saint of the Day

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

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

  • Verse of the Day

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

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

  • Meditation

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

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

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 30 2020   « July 29  |  July 31 » Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 404 Reading 1 Jer 18:1-6 This word came t...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,47-53): Jesus said to his disciples, «Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragge...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of JerusalemThe Church, the ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Doctor  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 July 2020 Thursday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Can she be that stupid? Yes, she can

    Posted Jul 29 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    When You Hear What The Seattle Mayor Has To Say About Trump And Federal Agents, It’ll Make Your Blood Boil  (Right Country) – On Friday, in an interview with CNN host and leftist shill Chris Cuomo, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan slammed President Trump’s use of federal agents to ...

  • Illinois: Where the dead go to Vote

    Posted Jul 29 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Illinois Sued After Refusing to Disclose Statewide Voter Data Election officials in Illinois have been hit with a lawsuit after refusing to turn over the state's voter-roll data for inspection. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election-integrity watchdog, filed the complai...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Cup Of Crushed Fruit Wednesday, July 29, 2020 When Adam fell, it happened through the partaking of a fruit. Messiah came as the second Adam, to undo his fall. As Adam partook of the fruit of the tree... so Messiah, on the sixth day, also partly took of fruit as He drank the cup of th...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: One Spirit For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body...and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:13   The Holy Spirit is the One Spirit who baptized you into Christ Jesus. He placed you into Christ so that when Jesus die...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Please work in me today to grow the fruit of the Spirit in my life...   But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithf...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the DayBut the Holy Spirit producesthis kind of fruit in our lives:love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.Galatians 5:22-23

  • Saint of the Day

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

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

  • Verse of the Day

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

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

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 29 2020   « July 28  |  July 30 » Memorial of Saint Martha Lectionary: 403/607 Reading 1 Jer 15:10, 16-21 Woe to me, mother, that you gav...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: July 29th: Saint Martha View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his wor...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Martha Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (c.1654?), attributed to Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), National Gallery of Scotland. From a sermo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 July 2020 Saint Martha  on Wednesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to hel...