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  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business. He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it. We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as he ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    My Success Is about Him by Max Lucado   With success comes a problem. Just ask Nadab, Elah, and Omri. Or interview Ahab, Ahaziah, or Jehoram. Ask these men to describe the problem of success. I would, you might be thinking if I knew who they were. My point, exactly. These are ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for every blessing that You pour out on me each day.   Today I want to count my blessings...   Thank You for the rest You gave to me last night, Thank You for the dreams You put i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Numbers 6:24-27 New King James Version (NKJV) 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.&rdquo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 19th 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 Aug 10 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 Aug 10 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 Aug 10 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 Aug 10 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 Aug 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Lawrence of Rome St. Lawrence of Rome (d. 258 A.D.) was likely a Spaniard by birth who lived in Rome while Christianity was outlawed under pain of death. He was appointed by Pope St. Sixtus II as archdeacon over the seven deacons o...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: August 10th: St. Lawrence, martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,24-26): Jesus said, «Truly, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Those who love their life destroy it,...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 10 2019   « August 9  |  August 11 » Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and MartyrLectionary: 618 Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10 Brothers and sister...

  • Expect the Unexpected in the Spiritual Life

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

    August 9, 2019 Expect the Unexpected in the Spiritual Life Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives His followers instructions about vigilance in their obedience to Him. The message: expect the unexpected. Gospel (Read Lk 12:32-48) Our reading today follows Jesus’ earlier ex...

  • JOSEPH BUENVIAJE (JCMC) AND OTHER FELONS

    Posted Aug 9 by HOLLY G

    As posted in the past, Joseph Buenviaje of this blog (JCMC ministries), was sentenced recently to federal prison. The part everyone here should realize is that some of those bribes he took (while in commission of his felonies) he routed thru his ministry JCMC of which there are several. Since there ...

  • JOSEPH BUENVIAJE (JCMC) FELONY CONVICTION FOLLOWUP

    Posted Aug 9 by HOLLY G

    Chaplain at federal prison in Berlin sentenced for smuggling contraband in for inmates By Paul Feely New Hampshire Union Leader   Aug 1, 2019 Updated Aug 2, 2019 JOSEPH BUENVIAJE  CONCORD — A prison chaplain accused of smuggling ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891–1942) was born as Edith Stein in Prussia, the youngest of eleven children from a devout Jewish family. She was a bright and gifted child, and as she m...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is; and God seeks out wh...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 9th: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,24-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. F...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 9 2019   « August 8  |  August 10 » Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 411 Reading 1 Dt 4:32-40 Moses said to the ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Natural love is sufficient for earthly parents, but the love which [Joseph] bore to Jesus, as His appointed father, was not a mere human love, it was also a supereminently divine love; for, in loving his Son he was exercising the most perfect lov...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Supernaturally PracticalFriday, August 9, 2019Rabbi Shaul, or Saul, the apostle Paul, was one of the most influential people who ever walked the earth. He changed the world. He changed history. He lived a practical life, a strategic life, and an effective life. But notice something else about hi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your new mercies each morning...   Through the Lord ’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the Lord ’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I am listening carefully to all the Lord is saying. Psalm 85:8 (TLB)   A Time to Think Every moment you get is a gift. Spend it on things that matter. Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things. –Celestine Chua, life coach, and bl...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   So many things seem to be impossible.   Sometimes I wonder how I will make it through this day and how will I survive.   But, when I stop looking at my problems and I look to You and Your promis...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic de Guzman St. Dominic (1170–1221) was born in Spain to a family of noble lineage. His mother, Blessed Jane of Aza, prayed at the church of St. Dominic Silos to conceive a male child, her first two sons being given to ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 18th in Ordinary Time View saints August 8th: St. Dominic View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-23): Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi. He asked his disciples, «Who do people say the Son of Man is?». They said, «For some of them you are John...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 8 2019   « August 7  |  August 9 » Memorial of Saint Dominic, PriestLectionary: 410 Reading 1 Nm 20:1-13 The whole congregation of the ch...

  • Understanding Spiritual Darkness: Two Lights and a Good Night

    Posted Aug 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 7, 2019 Understanding Spiritual Darkness: Two Lights and a Good Night Jeannie Ewing O most blessed Light divine,Shine within these hearts of yours,And our inmost being fill. Veni, Sancte, Spiritus When I was a child, I’d walk outside on those balmy summer evenings and sigh...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power Of The Bikor Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Messiah rose as the firstfruits of the dead during the season of Passover. The timing is amazingly perfect since Passover is also the season of the firstfruits. It was in the Exodus from Egypt that God gave to Israel the law of the firstfr...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    My Struggles are About Him by Max Lucado   What about your struggles? Is there any chance, any possibility, that you have been selected to struggle for God’s glory? Have you “been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him but also to suffer for Hi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13   A Time to Think Do kindly things for people, for nothing can so completely erase gloom and create new vigor as the practice of caring and goodwill. &...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear LORD GOD, strong and mighty,   I cling to You as my protector, You are The Lord Mighty in Battle (Psalm 24:8).   Each day, there are different battles which I face, and different battles which my brothers and sisters in Chr...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 24:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyr...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 7 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 Aug 7 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 Aug 7 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 Aug 7 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 Aug 7 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 Aug 7 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 Aug 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Sixtus II Pope St. Sixtus II (d. 258 A.D.) became the Roman Pontiff in the year 257 A.D. His early life is uncertain, and he is mentioned by name in the Roman Canon of the Mass. He helped mend the relationship between Rome and t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 18th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15,21-28): Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, «Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a de...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 7 2019   « August 6  |  August 8 » Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 409 Reading 1 Nm 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26...

  • Seek the Presence of God Within You

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    August 6, 2019 Seek the Presence of God Within You Fr. Gabriel Of St. Mary Magdalen The Presence of God in Us From the first to the last pages of The Spiritual Canticle, St. John of the Cross puts before us the soul anxious for union with God. “Ah, where are you hiding?” it sing...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 6 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 Aug 6 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 Aug 6 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 Aug 6 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 Aug 6 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 Aug 6 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 Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Francesca Rubatto Bl. Maria Francesca of Jesus Rubatto (1844– 1904) was one of eight children from an Italian family. Her father died when she was four. In her teenage years she received an offer of marriage, which she de...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak justice. The law of their God is in their hearts; their steps do not slip." Psalm 37:30-31  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Transfiguration The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord takes place on August 6th, an event mentioned in all three synoptic Gospels. After revealing that he would be put to death in Jerusalem, Jesus took the thre...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (C) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,28-36): Jesus took Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray. And while He was praying, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became dazzling white. Two men were ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (C) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,28-36): Jesus took Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray. And while He was praying, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became dazzling white. Two men were ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 6 2019   « August 5  |  August 7 » Feast of the Transfiguration of the LordLectionary: 614 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 Thrones were set up and the A...

  • Meditations

    Posted Aug 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "A sculptor who wishes to carve a figure out of a block uses his chisel, first cutting away great chunks of marble, then smaller pieces, until he finally reaches a point where only a brush of hand is needed to reveal the figure. In the same way, t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   For every problem, every anxiety, every temptation, every sin in my life, there is a deliverer – my Lord Jesus Christ.   Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your sacrifice and Your love for me.   T...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. Psalm 40:2

  • The Deeper Meaning of How Faith is Like a Mustard Seed

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

    August 5, 2019 The Deeper Meaning of How Faith is ‘Like a Mustard Seed’ Stephen Beale One of the most beloved verses on faith is Jesus’ simile of the mustard seed. Most people draw comfort from Jesus point about the power of a faith that is small like the seed. But a larger...

  • All Things Considered

    Posted Aug 5 by Tony Villari

    All things considered, life could be worse.  Life can always be worse, but it can also be better.  It all depends on you.  Each morning, when you wake, you have a decision to make about how you approach the moment.  You can be in a foul mood or you can make a conscious decision&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Oswald of Northumbria St. Oswald (605-642 A.D.) was the second of seven sons born to the pagan king of Northumbria in northern England. After his father was killed in battle, the kingdom was split. His uncle claimed the throne, while...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Matthew 7:1-2  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of the Snows Our Lady of the Snows is one of the oldest devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It commemorates a miraculous event that happened during the reign of Pope Liberius. A wealthy, childless Roman couple prayed to...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Aug 5 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, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   August 5 2019   « August 4  |  August 6 » Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 407 Reading 1 Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Is...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into mortal sin: consequently, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant l...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Aug 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God is Cheering for Youby Max Lucado If your God is Mighty enough to ignite the sun, could it be that He is mighty enough to light your path? God is for you. Not “maybe,” not “has been,” not “was,” not “would be,” but “God is!” He is for ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Aug 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3   A Time to Think If you know that God loves you, you should never question a directive from Him. — Henry B...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Aug 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I long for the blessing of Your anointing on my life, on my mind, on my work, and on my ministry.   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Aug 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Psalm 23:5

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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...