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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter  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 and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter 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 the Son an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter 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 to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 10 May 2020 5th Sunday of Easter 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. Alleluia. ____...

  • HALLELUJAH!!!

    Posted May 9 by HOLLY G

    Federal judge gives churches major victory amid strict lockdown restrictions by Dem governor. If it's good enough for Home Depot, it's good enough for churches. A federal judge ruled Friday that all Kentucky churches will be allowed to hold in-person gatherings beginning this weekend so long as co...

  • CHURCHES vs LOCKDOWNS

    Posted May 9 by HOLLY G

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

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Abba Father For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." Romans 8:15   The Lord is your Abba Father. The title “Abba” means that He is your i...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Abba Father,   I am moved by the realization that there are children of all ages, babies through adults, whose parents are absent — whether through work demands, abandonment, prison, death, or any other reasons.   I ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:15 New King James Version (NKJV) 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,[a] Father.”   Footnotes: [a] Romans 8:15 Lit...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Caroline Gerhardinger Bl. Caroline Gerhardinger (1797-1879), also known as Mother Maria Theresa of Jesus, was born into a working class family in Bavaria. Her giftedness as an educator was apparent early in her life, and she be...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 09 2020   « May 8  |  May 10 » Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 284 Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbath almo...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,7-14): Jesus said to his disciples: «If you know me, you will know the Father also; indeed you know him and you have seen him». Philip asked him, «Lord, show us the Father and that is enough&...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Easter) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 9 May 2020 Saturday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • Churches ARE and ARE NOT, small businesses

    Posted May 8 by HOLLY G

    More than 12,000 Catholic churches in the US applied for federal small business relief loans - and 75% got them More than 9,000 Catholic churches in the US have received loans from the relief fund Congress created to help small businesses devastated by the coronavirus crisis, an expert cl...

  • FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE

    Posted May 8 by HOLLY G

    Vitamin D levels may impact COVID-19 mortality rates, study claims Researchers have discovered a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates from the novel coronavirus, a new study reveals.  A research team led by Northwestern University analyzed data from hospita...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Secret Of Milk Friday, May 8, 2020   All across the world, no matter the language, the word for mom usually has the sound ma in it. It’s because mama is a word created by babies. It is a common sound babies make when they want milk. A baby is born with the need for mi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Seed of Abraham Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. Galatians 3:16   Jesus is the Seed of Abraham. The hea...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You, O Lord, for You are awesome and holy.   I thank You for the life which You have given to me.   I appreciate the beautiful blessings that You have provided to me and the simple, but...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Victor Maurus St. Victor Maurus (d. 303 A.D.), also known as Victor the Moor and Victor of Milan, was born in Mauretania (North Africa) in a Christian household. He later relocated to Milan, Italy, as a soldier of the Praetorian Guar...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. John 6:47

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their refuge in the time of trouble. The Lord helps them and rescues them; he rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him." Psalm 37:39-40  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Do you know what it is to be truly spiritual? It is for men to make themselves the slaves of God—branded with His mark, which is the Cross. ... Unless you make up your minds to this, never expect to make much progress, for as I said humilit...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 08 2020   « May 7  |  May 9 » Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 283 Reading 1 Acts 13:26-33 When Paul came to Antioch in Pis...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,1-6): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not be troubled; trust in God and trust in me. In my Father's house there are many rooms. Otherwise I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. Af...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 8 May 2020 Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Lets bring the COUNTRY back, stronger than ever

    Posted May 7 by HOLLY G

    Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick says he will pay salon owner's fine and take her place in jail so she can keep working '7 days in jail, no bail and a $7K fine is outrageous'   Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said that he would pay the $7,000 fine for a salon owner arrested for defy...

  • WE THE PEOPLE

    Posted May 7 by HOLLY G

    Arizona Restaurant Opens Despite Stay-at-Home Order, Police Try To Shut It Down By Michael Austin   Published May 6, 2020 at 8:19pm Imagine following the governor’s orders to a tee and getting rewarded for it by nearly losing everything. That has been the case f...

  • Privileging shopping over Religious liberty

    Posted May 7 by HOLLY G

    Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Wisconsin’s Stay-at-Home Order Suit accuses Dem governor of privileging shopping over religious liberty- MAY 6, 2020 4:59 AM Two Wisconsin citizens are challenging the state's stay-at-home order in court, arguing the executive order is uncon...

  • I STAND WITH SHELLEY

    Posted May 7 by HOLLY G

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Calls For ‘Immediate Release’ Of Jailed Dallas Salon Owner Shelley Luther May 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has called for the “immediate release” of a Dallas salon owner who was arres...

  • Media Corruption: Why believe anything they say?

    Posted May 7 by HOLLY G

    The Media Took Millions in Loans Meant for Small Businesses Posted: 06 May 2020 12:31 PM PDT Even while the media is blaring stories about the abuse of the Payroll Protection Plan loans from the Small Business Administration, its own industry took millions in loans and wants billions more. U...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rose Venerini St. Rose Venerini (1656–1728) was born in Italy, one of four children of a pious physician and his admirable wife. Rose was a bright and gifted child. At the age of seven she made a vow to consecrate her life to G...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, 'If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'" John 8:31  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "The freshness of a living hope in God fills the soul with such energy and resolution, with such aspirations after the things of eternal life, that all this world seems to it—as indeed it is—in comparison with that which it hopes for, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Vessels Of Gideon Thursday, May 7, 2020 Gideon’s army went to war with ram’s horns and clay pitchers with burning torches inside. As they advanced, they smashed the pitchers revealing the blazing fire. II Corinthians 4:7 says, “We have this treasure in earthen vesse...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Savior of the World Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world. John 4:42   And we have seen and testi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Today is The National Day of Prayer in the USA and millions of people will pray in private and in public for God to fulfill this His prophecy...   For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:4

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 07 2020   « May 6  |  May 8 » Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 282 Reading 1 Acts 13:13-25 From Paphos, Paul and his comp...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,16-20): After Jesus had washed the feet of the disciples He said «Truly, I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is the messenger greater than he who sent him. Understand this, and ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 7 May 2020 Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 7 May 2020 Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 7 May 2020 Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 7 May 2020 Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 7 May 2020 Thursday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • More Alternative Health options for the Coronavirus

    Posted May 6 by HOLLY G

    Trace Mineral Selenium Improves Cure Rate For COVID-19 Coronavirus Infection Up To 500% By Bill Sardi May 6, 2020 Dating back over two decades to prior published studies that show an essential trace mineral decreases the virulence and inhibits mutations in viral infections, researchers...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Exile Or The Diaspora Wednesday, May 6, 2020 The Jewish people, exiled from Israel because of judgment, were scattered all over the world. The Greek name for the dispersion of the Jewish people is diaspora, which means to scatter seed. The Hebrew word for their dispersion is galut, w...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Mighty God (El Gibbor) For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. Deuteronomy 10:17   The Lord is El Gibbor, the Mighty God of strength; He can give you ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You are my refuge during these times of trouble...   Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Francis de Laval Saint Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (1623-1708) was one of eight children born to one of France's most illustrious families. He learned his piety from his mother, and like his namesake desired to become a pries...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, 'The one who is right...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 06 2020   « May 5  |  May 7 » Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 281 Reading 1 Acts 12:24—13:5a The word of God cont...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,44-50): Jesus declared publicly: «Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me, sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever belie...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 6 May 2020 Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Why not count heads at Walmart too!

    Posted May 5 by HOLLY G

    Kansas City mayor defends ‘Nazi-like’ policy registering people attending church A conservative law firm is calling a new order in Kansas City, Missouri, "Nazi-like" for requiring churches to "surveil, track, and spy" on anyone who attends an i...

  • Israel isolates coronavirus antibody

    Posted May 5 by HOLLY G

    Israel isolates coronavirus antibody in 'significant breakthrough' "Monoclonal neutralizing antibody" developed at Israel Institute for Biological Research "can neutralize [the disease-causing coronavirus] inside carriers' bodies," Defense Minister Naftali Bennett says, calling the step a "signif...

  • JUST SAY NO TO ALL OF IT

    Posted May 5 by HOLLY G

    Hard Talk With Václav Klaus: “The People Should Say NO to All of It.” By Claudio Grass May 5, 2020 As we get deeper into this crisis and we get used to our “new normal”, it’s easy to focus on the daily corona-horror stories in the media or the latest shoc...

  • RELEASING CRIMINALS ? WHY?

    Posted May 5 by HOLLY G

    WHY DOES CALIFORNIA THINK RELEASING CRIMINALS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS IS A GOOD IDEA? Charles Fain Lehman - MAY 4, 2020 3:30 PM A California man was arrested and released three times in one day for different offenses, causing consternation among the Golden State's law enforcement communit...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Judith of Prussia St. Judith of Prussia (13th c.), also known as St. Jutta, was born to a wealthy family in Thuringia in what is now Germany. She desired to model her life after another noble saint from her country, St. Elizabeth of ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "This Jesus is 'the stone that was rejected by you, the builders; it has become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Earthly And The Heavenly Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Eretz, the Hebrew word for earth, is singular. But shamayim, the Hebrew word for heaven, is plural. In Hebrew, when a word that should be singular is rendered plural, it often indicates an intensity; like an exclamation point. It’s ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Fountain of Life For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Psalm 36:9   When you’ve been on a long, hot walk, what you want is water. Sometimes the heat gets to be too much, and you’re in danger of a heat stroke. You nee...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Please help me to learn the lessons You desire for me, in this challenging season of my life.   Thank You for being my Fountain of Life.   You are my Oasis that I can look to for refreshment in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 05 2020   « May 4  |  May 6 » Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 280 Reading 1 Acts 11:19-26 Those who had been scattered by...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,22-30): The time came for the feast of the Dedication. It was winter and Jesus walked back and forth in the portico of Solomon. The Jews then gathered around him and said to him, «How long will you keep u...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 5 May 2020 Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Hello Monday 5 May 2020

    Posted May 4 by Gail Dobson

    Hello Monday. Stats in this area are showing a slight improvement, or maybe just leveling out a bit. A (incomplete - edit 5/5/20) government report that current administration is ignoring says it expects (based on current estimates) a large increase beginning mid-May to June 1, while the administrat...

  • CHURCH vs GOV NORTHAM

    Posted May 4 by HOLLY G

    DOJ sides with church suing Virginia Gov. Northam after pastor who held 16-person service faced fine, jail Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Justice Department is siding with a Virginia church suing Gov. Ralph Northam after&nbs...

  • AMERICA OPENS, GET OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY

    Posted May 4 by HOLLY G

    America open for business: States including Texas, Ohio and Illinois begin relaxing coronavirus lockdown rules  By Chris Irvine, Morgan Phillips | Fox News America is slowly but surely reopening for business. The start of May saw more than a dozen states relaxing lockdown...

  • HAVING THE LAST WORD

    Posted May 4 by HOLLY G

    Have y'all noticed that someone here must always have the last word over me? LOL Well this is why they do it. Egomaniacs always have to have the last word. It gives them a feeling of power, as if they immediate draw all of the power of the person they are communicating with and become powerful due ...