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  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Josephine Bakhita St. Josephine Bakhita (d. 1947) was born into a wealthy Sudanese family near Darfur. She was kidnapped when she was nine years old and forced into slavery. Her kidnappers named her Bakhita (“fortunate”...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,30-34): The apostles returned and reported to Jesus all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, «Go off by yourselves to a remote place and have some rest». For there were so many peo...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 8, 2020   « February 7  |  February 9 » Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 328 Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:4-13 Solomon w...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "A spiritual Communion acts on the soul as blowing does on a cinder-covered fire which was about to go out. Whenever you feel your love of God growing cold, quickly make a spiritual Communion.’ ‘Quickly!’ There’s a sense of...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 8 February 2020Saturday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Jerome Emilian  or Saint Josephine Bakhita, Virgin  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the ...

  • Baptism by Jesus Christ

    Posted Feb 7 by Caitlin Cross

    Acts 2:38-39 Roman's 10:9-10 John 1:29-35 Baptism by Jesus Christ 1. Repentance (confess) Mark 1:15 Acts 5:30-32, 11:18, 19:4-5. 20:21. 2 Baptism Matthew 3:11 Mark 1:8 Acts 19:4-5 3 Believe the Gospel Mark 1:15 John 20:31 Acts 13:39, 17:3, 17:30-31, 19:4-5 3A.Faith (trust)...

  • We Must Be the Salt of the Earth

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

    February 7, 2020 We Must Be the Salt of the Earth Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. As a Catholic teen growing up in one of the most Catholic area of the US, I never would have considered abandoning my faith.  But neither would I ever have considered getting excited about it.  Why should...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Priestly Ears Friday, February 7, 2020 The priests of Israel were called to minister for God. In order to minister, something unique had to happen - to their ears. Their ears had to be anointed with blood. The blood of the sacrifice sanctified their ears. The minister of God could only m...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Author of Our Faith 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 right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2   Jesus ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for this beautiful new day.   Your voice is so important to me, I listen now, expectantly...   My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Richard the King St. Richard the King (c. 720 A.D.), also known as Richard the Pilgrim, was a Saxon king born in Wessex, England, who was related by blood to the royal house of Kent. His brother-in-law was St. Boniface, and three of ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in t...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,14-29): King Herod also heard about Jesus because his name had become well-known. Some people said, «John the Baptist has been raised from the dead and that is why miraculous powers are at work in hi...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 7, 2020   « February 6  |  February 8 » Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 327 Reading 1 Sir 47:2-11 Like the choic...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 7 February 2020Friday of week 4 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Return Of The End Thursday, February 6, 2020 In 1999, they made an apocalyptic action/horror movie called “End of Days.” This expression comes directly from the Hebrew Scriptures – from the Hebrew words, “Akhareet Ha Yameem.” We tend to think of the end ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light of the City The city had no need of the sunor of the moon to shine in it,for the glory of God illuminated it.The Lamb is its light. Revelation 21:23 When we get to Heaven, we won’t need the sun that shines in our solar system. Jesus will be the&nbs...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are my light in the darkness.   Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Paul Miki and Companions St. Paul Miki (1562–1597) and his twenty-five companions, known as the Martyrs of Nagasaki, were crucified for the faith in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597. A Japanese layman of great nobility and wealth, Paul...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th in Ordinary Time View saints February 6th: Saint Paul Miki and companions View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,7-13): Jesus called the Twelve to him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over evil spirits. And He ordered them ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 6, 2020   « February 5  |  February 7 » Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs Lectionary: 326 Reading 1 1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Love is a strong force — a great good in every way; it alone can make our burdens light, and alone it bears in equal balance what is pleasing and displeasing. It carries a burden and does not feel it; it makes all that is bitter taste sweet...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeVespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMorning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.&nb...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMorning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.&nb...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 6 February 2020Saints Paul Miki and his Companions, Martyrs  on Thursday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeOffice of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid. &...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    By Sending The Messiah Wednesday, February 5, 2020 In Romans 8, Paul writes this: “For what the law could not do…God did by sending His own Son… in order that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us...” In this is a secret. The law testified of a rig...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The All and in All Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all. Colossians 3:11   Jesus is the All and in All. When you become a member of His Church—the...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I reach out to You with my hands lifted high.   I am in pain and every day feels like a battle to get through.   I am weary from heartache and I need Your presence to get through the murky...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Agatha St. Agatha (231-251 A.D.) was born in Sicily into an affluent family. At a young age she made the decision to devote herself to Christ, resisting every offer of marriage. Struck by her beauty and wealth, a magistrate named Q...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 1 Corinthians 15:58  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 4th in Ordinary Time View saints February 5th: St. Agatha, virgin and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 6,1-6): Jesus re­turned to his own coun­try, and his dis­ciples followed him. When the Sabbath came, He began teaching in the sy...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 5, 2020   « February 4  |  February 6 » Memorial of Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr Lectionary: 325 Reading 1 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17 King Da...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Man threw away everything he had—his right to speak freely, his communion with God, his time in Paradise, his unclouded life—and went out naked, like a survivor from a shipwreck. But God received him and immediately clothed him, and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeVespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.  &nbs...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMorning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.   ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 5 February 2020Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr  on Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeOffice of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Throw The Wrench Into The Works Tuesday, February 4, 2020 During WWII, the Japanese would broadcast the words of “Tokyo Rose” to throw a wrench in the morale of the Allied Forces. During the Cold War, the “Voice of America” broadcasted ideas of freedom and samples...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Young Child And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Jane of Valois St. Jane of Valois (1464-1505) was born to French King Louis XI and Charlotte of Savoy. Much of her life was marked by neglect and emotional abuse. Her father resented her because she was a sickly and deformed female...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want You to form me and to shape my life.   I am Humbled as I approach You, knowing that I need You to be the center of my life.   Sometimes I find myself living like my old self, living from ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!' it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 5,21-43): Jesus crossed to the other side of the lake and while He was still on the shore, a large crowd gathered around him. Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came up and seeing Jesus, threw himself at...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 4, 2020   « February 3  |  February 5 » Tuesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 324 Reading 1 2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a,...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "In the spiritual life there are two great principles which should never be forgotten: Without grace we can do nothing; with it we can do all things. Sometimes it anticipates our desires; ordinarily, God waits till we ask for it. This is a general...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day put off (my) old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires... and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday of week 4 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday of week 4 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 ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 4 February 2020Tuesday of week 4 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 t...

  • Borrowed Time in the other Cruelest Month

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

    February 3, 2020 Borrowed Time in the Other Cruelest Month Richard Becker Until that day dawn – and it may not dawn at all while I am in this mortal flesh – I shall go on hoping. Hope deferred is good enough for me. — Dom Hubert van Zeller What is it about February any...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Blaise St. Blaise (d. 316 A.D.) was born into a wealthy Christian family in Armenia. He was trained as a physician before becoming a priest, and was finally ordained a bishop. When a wave of Christian persecution began, God instruc...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 4th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 5,1-20): Jesus and his disciples arrived on the other side of the lake in the region of the Gerasenes. No sooner did Jesus leave the boat than He was met by a man with evil spirits who had come from the tomb...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 3, 2020   « February 2  |  February 4 » Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 323 Reading 1 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Undertake courageously great tasks for God's glory, to the extent that he'll give you power and grace for this purpose. Even though you can do nothing on your own, you can do all things in him. His help will never fail you if you have confidence ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Pesikta Rab 54A Monday, February 3, 2020 Genesis 22 gives the account of Abraham offering up his son Isaac: The father takes the son on a donkey into the land of Moriah. He places the sacrificial wood on his son’s shoulders and leads him up the mountain. There on the mountaintop, h...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: A Dove And immediately, coming up from the water, He (Jesus) saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Mark 1:10   The Holy Spirit is like a dove, coming to rest gently on you this day, just as He rested on Jesus at...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for Your unending grace, love, and freedom.   Let me abide in the words of Jesus...   If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, 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 instead.O God,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary TimeMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, 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 instead.O God, ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 3 February 2020Monday of week 4 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop  or Saint Blaise, Bishop, 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 instead.O God, come...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Triumphant Lamb And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne . . . stood a Lamb as though it had been slain. Revelation 5:6   Jesus is the Triumphant Lamb who was slain to give you victory. When no one else could open the Book of Life, His dea...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your mercies which are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23   Thank You for removing my transgressions from me as far as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12   Help me to live ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Lawrence of Canterbury St. Lawrence of Canterbury (d. 619 A.D.) was among the original band of missionaries sent from Rome to evangelize England with St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury. As a fruit of their labor the re...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known." Jeremiah 33: 2-3  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Candlemas. It is based on the Scripture passage in Luke 2:...