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  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 26 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 34th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 21,1-4): Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasure box; He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small coins. And he said, «Truly, I tell you, this poor widow put in mo...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 26 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 26, 2018   « November 25  |  November 27 » Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 503 Reading 1 Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5 I...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father 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 Nov 25 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Alexandria St. Catherine of Alexandria (4th c.) was born to a noble pagan family in Alexandria, Egypt, and her father was governor of the city. She was an intelligent child who devoted herself to study, and converted t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 25 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Nov 25 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of Christ the King The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe is the last Sunday of the liturgical year before a new liturgical year begins with the first Sunday of Advent. Pope Pius XI instituted this ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 25 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 34th in Ordinary Time: Christ the King (B) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 18,33-37): Pilate asked Jesus, «Are you the King of the Jews?». Jesus replied, «Does this word come from you, or did you hear it from others?». Pilate answered, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 25 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 25, 2018   « November 24  |  November 26 » The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the UniverseLectionary: 161 Reading 1 Dn 7:13...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 24 by Father 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 Nov 24 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, Christ the King) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 24 by Father 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 Nov 24 by Father 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 Nov 24 by Father 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 Nov 24 by Father 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 Nov 24 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Columbanus St. Columbanus (543 - 615 A.D.) was born in West Leinster, Ireland. He was a noble, well-educated, and handsome man who was pursued by many women. He sought the advice of a pious religious woman who advised him to flee f...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 24 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter b...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 24 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 20,27-40): Some Sadducees arrived. These people claim that there is no resurrection and they asked Jesus this question, «Master, in the Scripture Moses told us: ‘If anyone dies leaving a wife ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 24 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 24, 2018   « November 23  |  November 25 » Memorial of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, and Companions, MartyrsLectionary: 502 Reading 1 R...

  • A Meaningful Christmas

    Posted Nov 23 by Tony Villari

    I think we each need to define what Christmas means to us, personally.  For me, it took all of sixty years.  My personal "definition" would constantly change with life events, as a child, a pre-teenager, a young adult, a military member, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a retir...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father 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 Nov 23 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Clement St. Clement of Rome (d. 100 A.D.), also known as Pope St. Clement I, is considered the first Apostolic Father of the Church. He is mentioned by name in the Bible by the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:3. St. Clement is a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 23 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And it is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." Hebrews 10:10  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 23 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 19,45-48): Jesus entered the Temple area and began to drive out the merchants. And He said to them, «God says in the Scriptures: ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’: but you have turned ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 23 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 23, 2018   « November 22  |  November 24 » Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 501 Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John...

  • Harlann Stewart- CEO/Kylanimgmt

    Posted Nov 22 by Minister Harlann Stewart D.D.

    Truly God is good because he allowed KYLANIMGMT to WANT to publish work and poetry/Conversymmetry. For me, the KYLANIMGMT ministry is biblically based on plain ordained structure. S.O.A.P. (please remember, God has a Structure, and He expects us that are called to simply follow the Order of His Stru...

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Posted Nov 22 by Tony Villari

    Happy Thanksgiving!   Thank you, God, for another glorious day in paradise and, yet, another chance for all of us to excel in life! Thank you for the bounty in our lives, and forgive us if we don’t recognize what you send our way.   Thank you for good friends, for those who love ...

  • Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Posted Nov 22 by Gail Dobson

    Today especially, we give thanks to the firefighters in California, to the military service members protecting us across the globe, to the law enforcement personnel of all stripes and agencies protecting us (as best they can) from lawlessness, to the farmers and transporters who bring our food to ou...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted Nov 22 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

      Happy Thanksgiving   In homes across America, friends and family will soon gather around beautifully decorated tables filled with warm, scrumptious food to give thanks. It’s Thanksgiving Day. However, this day will be nothing like holidays of the past for many people.   ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father 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 Nov 22 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Cecilia St. Cecilia (3rd c.) is one of the most venerated of the virgin martyrs of Rome. Her name is in the Roman Canon of the Mass. According to tradition she made a private vow of chastity to Jesus, yet her parents promised her i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 22 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 22 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 19,41-44): When Jesus had come in sight of the city, He wept over it and said, ‘If only today you knew the ways of peace! But now your eyes are held from seeing. Yet days will come upon you when you...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 22 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 22, 2018 - Thanksgiving Day   « November 21  |  November 23 » Thanksgiving DayLectionary: 943-947 Reading 1 Sir 50:22-24 And now, bless...

  • The Perfect Thanksgiving

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 21, 2018 Mass: The Perfect Thanksgiving Mary Reed Newland It looks like a happy coincidence that our American feast of Thanksgiving should come at the end of the Church year, where properly a thanksgiving ought to come, but actually it is no coincidence at all. The Pilgrims&rs...

  • Missed Opportunities for Thanksgiving

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 21, 2018 Missed Opportunities for Thanksgiving Fr. Edward Looney Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?  Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”  Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your fa...

  • What Mary's Presentation Teaches Us About Parenting

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 21, 2018 What Mary’s Presentation Teaches Us About Parenting Michele Chronister The feast of the Presentation of Mary is also the baptism anniversary of my oldest daughter. I remember taking her to Mass on that feast day when she was a toddler, about the same age that Mary was ...

  • A Thanksgiving Prayer

    Posted Nov 21 by Chaplain (Capt.) Kenny Sallee

    A Thanksgiving Prayer Most of us here in the United States will be celebrating the upcoming national holiday of Thanksgiving tomorrow, November 22nd, 2018. For many it's a day of feast to share with family and friends with a holiday turkey and an afternoon of watching sports on TV. For many it ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father 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 Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Franciszka Siedliska Bl. Maria Franciszka Siedliska (1842-1902) was born to a noble and wealthy family in Warsaw, Poland. When a Capuchin friar prepared her for her First Holy Communion, she began to desire the religious life and made a pr...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Presentation of Mary November 21st is the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary was consecrated to God as a young child; when she reached three years of age...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 33rd in Ordinary Time Saints November 21st: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 19,11-28): Jesus was now near Jerusalem and the people with him thought that God's reign was about to appear. So as they were listening to h...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 21 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 21, 2018   « November 20  |  November 22 » Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 499 Reading 1 Rv 4:1-11 I...

  • Twas the Night before Christmas

    Posted Nov 20 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father 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 Nov 20 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Maria Fortunata Viti Blessed Maria Fortunata Viti (1827–1922) was born in Italy, the eldest daughter of nine children. Her father had a gambling and alcohol addiction, and her mother died when she was 14 years old. Maria then c...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 20 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully ple...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 20 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 19,1-10): When Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the city, a man named Zaccheus was there. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He wanted to see what Jesus was like, but he was a short man a...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 20 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   November 20, 2018   « November 19  |  November 21 » Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 498 Reading 1 Rv 3:1-6, 14-22 I...

  • Exploring the Quaker Faith

    Posted Nov 19 by Allyson Thiessen

    I really like the idea of exploring the tenants of Quakerism through the SPICES ideology. The previous two blog entries are reference material as I prepare to spend 2019 looking at my own life through the lenses of  Simplicity: What does it mean to my life?  How can it improve my life, re...

  • SPICES

    Posted Nov 19 by Allyson Thiessen

    S‐P‐I‐C‐E‐S: The Quaker Testimonies by Connecticut Friends School on September 20, 2010 Connecticut Friends School Connecticut Friends School is built on these Six Quaker Values. For each testimony, below, we list several activities in italics, followed by the way we apply a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father 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 Nov 19 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Barlaam of Antioch St. Barlaam of Antioch (d. 304 A.D.) was an elderly, uneducated peasant laborer from a village near Antioch. He was arrested for his Christian faith under the persecution of Roman Emperor Diocletian. He was detaine...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 19 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, shall go astray." Isaiah 35:8  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 19 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 33rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lc 18,35-43): When Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road, begging. As he heard the crowd passing by, he inquired what it was, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. Th...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 19 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Sentence of the Court

    Posted Nov 18 by Tony Villari

    This is going to be another one of those posts concerning abortion for which I constantly incur the wrath of people who look for any reason to always be offended at every little thing, hence the name I have given them - the League of the Perpetually Offended. I preface this article with my lifelong ...

  • Staying Close to Jesus

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    One Does Not need to be a Catholic. One Needs to Stay Close to Jesus Daily.   By taking a hand held crucifix and kissing the feet of Jesus, saying the following prayer Jesus I Believe That You Love Me. I Believe That You Know Me.           ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father 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 Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Rose Philippine Duchesne St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769–1852) was born in Grenoble, France, to a wealthy and prominent family. At the age of 18 she joined the Visitation nuns against the wishes of her family, taking her r...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:13-14  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 33rd (B) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mc 13,24-32): Jesus said to his disciples: «Later on, in those days after that disastrous time, the sun will grow dark, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall out of the sky and the wh...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Nov 18 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Would Jesus Recognize Catholic Worship

    Posted Nov 17 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Nov 17 by Father 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 Nov 17 by Father Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 33rd 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,  ...