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  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The God Of Vegetables Tuesday, July 28, 2020 What father would give his son a stone instead of bread, or a snake instead of a fish, or a scorpion instead of eggs? No normal father would. Messiah used that illustration to share how God our Heavenly Father would only give good things to Hi...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man of Sorrows He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3   Jesus is the Man of Sorrows. When the soldiers cru...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Thank You for being my heavenly Father and my forever Friend.   You listen when no one else does.   You love me unconditionally.   You correct me when I’m wrong, in whatever ways Y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 28 2020   « July 27  |  July 29 » Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 402 Reading 1 Jer 14:17-22 Let my eyes str...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,36-43): Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, «Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field». He answered them, «The one who ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time A homily of St Basil the GreatSow for the sake of your own righteousness O man, be like the earth. Bear fruit like her and do no...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 28 July 2020 Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • More Democratic Corruption

    Posted Jul 27 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    U.S. attorney unveils more evidence of blatant corruption involving state House Speaker in the broke, Democrat-run state of Illinois Illinois’ moniker is “The Land of Lincoln,” but the president who reunited our country after he was victorious during the Civil War would be appalle...

  • HALLELUJAH!!!

    Posted Jul 27 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Trump signs executive orders to lower prices on pharmaceuticals In a bid to help make FDA-approved medications more affordable for Americans, President Trump has signed a series of executive orders aimed at stopping Big Pharma from continuing to price-gouge our country. Prior to th...

  • The Importance of Obedience Over Ritual Ceremonies

    Posted Jul 27 by Joseph Esquivel

    I have in the past and still do believe less importance of ritual ceremonies, money spent on churches appearance, over obedience to God's words of wisdom and his expectations of his children. Our attempts to placate God with services and ritual ceremonies has become more important to our society. Le...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Celestine I Pope St. Celestine I (d. 432 A.D.) was a Roman deacon who was elected Supreme Pontiff in 422 A.D. He was a contemporary of St. Augustine, and it is said that the two were good friends. He also lived with St. Ambrose ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it." John 14:13-14  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lesson Of King Hasnu Monday, July 27, 2020 A Japanese legend: One day, a man named Hasnu was cutting a stone and he became miserable and discontent. He despised his life as a stone-cutter. As he complained, he saw a king ride by on his horse. "I want to be king," said Hasnu. His wish...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” John 19:5   Jesus is the Man whom the Jewish leaders brought to the Roman governor Pilate to be tried. They said that whe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer   Dear Father in Heaven,   Most Holy is Your name...   The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy. Psalm 99:2-3 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy. Psalm 99:2-3

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 27 2020   « July 26  |  July 28 » Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 401 Reading 1 Jer 13:1-11 The LORD said to ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 17th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,31-35): Jesus put another parable before them, «The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it has fully grown...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily on the 2nd letter to the Corinthians by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI rejoice exceedingly in all my tribulations Again Paul turn...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 July 2020 Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • I'm sure this is just a coincidence....

    Posted Jul 26 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Six months before the pandemic, Bill Gates negotiated a $100 million contact tracing deal with a democratic congressman Four months before SARS-CoV-2 began infecting the people of China; Bill Gates was busy negotiating a $100 billion contact tracing program to be implemented by government...

  • My girl Livvie, one of the BEST. R.I.P.

    Posted Jul 26 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Olivia de Havilland, legendary 'Gone With the Wind' star, dead at 104 The star was known for taking down Hollywood's studio system The news was confirmed to Fox News by her rep, as well as her son-in-law Andrew Chulack. The two-time Academy Award winner was born in 1916 and died on Sunday of...

  • Sounding more like Nazi Germany every day

    Posted Jul 26 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    EXCLUSIVE: California apartment building locked down under mandatory quarantine of all residents, with MANDATORY COVID-19 testing; all key cards deactivated, security guards posted at entrances during “lockdown” Residents of an apartment building in Ventura, California, found themselves...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Song The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2   You will want to sing when you see what God is doing in your life because He is you...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Many are Your wonderful works...   Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which, You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which, You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered Psalm 40:5

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Anne & St. Joachim St. Anne and St. Joachim (1st c. B.C.) are the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the maternal grandparents of Jesus. Their names have been preserved in Church tradition since the second century, although lit...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:1...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 26 2020   « July 25  |  July 27 » Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 109 Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 The LORD appeared to Solo...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 17th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,44-52): Jesus said to the crowds: «The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy is he, that he goes and sells everything he has...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily on the 2nd letter to the Corinthians by Saint John Chrysostom, bishopI rejoice exceedingly in all my tribulations Again Paul turn...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 July 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allelu...

  • How can I be positive? I NEVER took a test !

    Posted Jul 25 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    SCIENCE FRAUD: Florida Gov. DeSantis calls for investigation into why people are testing “positive” for coronavirus tests they never received. After learning that waves of people who were never even tested for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) received mysterious “positive” r...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Man Child And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. Revelation 12:5   Jesus is called the Man Child because He was born to live as a man and to die ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You understand what it is like to be tempted...   Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18   You resisted and overc...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Christopher St. Christopher (3rd c.) is a highly popular saint, though little is known about him with certainty. According to one account, a pagan queen prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for a child, whom she named Offerus and dedi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for thee.     Be our arm every morning,     our salvation in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:2

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 25 2020   « July 24  |  July 26 » Feast of Saint James, Apostle Lectionary: 605 Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters: We hold this...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: July 25th: Saint James, the Greater, apostle, patron of Spain View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 20,20-28): The mother of James and John came to Jesus with her sons, and she knelt down to ask a favor. Jesus said to her, «What do you want?». And she answered,...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint James, Apostle Saint James the Greater, illumination in the Belles Heures de Jean duc de Berry (c.1405-09), Metropolitan Museum of Art. From a homily on M...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  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 Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, co...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 July 2020 Saint James, Apostle - Feast 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....

  • The Chickens have come home to Roost LOL

    Posted Jul 24 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    GOP's Gohmert introduces resolution that would ban the Democratic Party Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a House resolution Thursday calling on lawmakers to ban organizations or political groups that have historically supported the Confederacy or slavery in the U.S., ...

  • Tell me again, What country do we live in ?

    Posted Jul 24 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Fordham Demands Apology For Student’s Tiananmen Protest Austin Tong is refusing to back down after posting a photograph in which he criticized China's Tiananmen Square massacre A New York City college has barred a Chinese immigrant from campus and demanded he apologize for posing with a lega...

  • The only way they can win

    Posted Jul 24 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Ex-Con Dem Congressman Charged With Ballot Stuffing, Bribery Former Democratic congressman Michael "Ozzie" Myers, who was caught accepting bribes in an FBI sting operation decades ago, was charged Thursday on a multitude of voting fraud-related charges. According to the charges, ...

  • DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO

    Posted Jul 24 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    D.C. Exempts Lawmakers, Government Employees From New Mask Order Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser (D.) issued a universal masking order for her city Wednesday but exempted lawmakers, judges, and federal employees. The order mandates the wearing of masks in all indoor and outdo...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Christina the Astonishing St. Christina (1150-1224) was born to a peasant family in Belgium. She was orphaned as a child and raised by her two older sisters. When she was 21 she had what was believed to be a severe seizure, an...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Russian Hospital Friday, July 24, 2020 While on a mission to Russia, we entered a hospital, unplanned, and told them we wanted to share the Gospel. Immediately, they summoned all the patients. They gathered everyone into one large meeting room to hear the Gospel. Can you imagine that...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Prince of Life And killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. Acts 3:15   The Apostle Peter referred to Jesus before the crucifixion as the Prince of Life. Because a prince is one who is waiting to ascend the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   How much longer until You come again?   We long for the day when Jesus is worshiped in all nations...   Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your wa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship be...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 24 2020   « July 23  |  July 25 » Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 399 Reading 1 Jer 3:14-17 Return, rebellious ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,18-23): Jesus said to his disciples, «Now listen to the parable of the sower. When a person hears the message of the Kingdom but without taking it to himself, the devil comes and snatches away what...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time From the Confessions of St AugustineChrist died for all In your unfathomable mercy you firs...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest  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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 July 2020 Friday of week 16 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • The Blind

    Posted Jul 23 by David Koontz

    Isaiah 42 :16-20 16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them. 17 They shall be turned back, They shall be grea...

  • Why We Must Struggle in the Spiritual Life

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 23, 2020 Why We Must Struggle in the Spiritual Life Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “Let them grow together until the harvest.” We have a profound experience of God’s love in the sacrament of confession. We leave the confessional and walk right into an occasion of temptation an...

  • Pray The Jesus Prayer Wherever You Are

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 23, 2020 Pray The Jesus Prayer Wherever You Are Fr. John R.P. Russell Two blind men follow Jesus, “crying aloud, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David’” (Matt 9:27). And later they call him “Lord” (9:28). And Jesus opens their eyes. This is one of the script...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Broken Tomb Thursday, July 23, 2020 There once was a Jewish man who decided it was time to start preparing his final arrangements. The man's name was Yosef of Ramata, Joseph of Arimathea. He became a secret follower of the Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth. Out of compassion, when Yeshua was ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: His Seed Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9   The Holy Spirit is the Seed who was planted in your life when you were born again. It was His prese...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for sending Jesus to save me from my sins and from my unrighteousness.   Lord Jesus, teach me about Your Kingdom and how I can live with you, experiencing your Kingdom here, now and for each day to c...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bridget of Sweden St. Bridget (1303-1373) was born into a devout and prestigious family in Sweden. Her father was a governor, judge, and one of the wealthiest landowners in the country. Bridget received an excellent religious educati...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this." 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "After the events of the Resurrection and Ascension, Mary entered the Upper Room together with the Apostles to await Pentecost, and was present there as the Mother of the glorified Lord. ... Thus there began to develop a special bond between this ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 23 2020   « July 22  |  July 24 » Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 398 Reading 1 Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 This wo...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 16th in Ordinary Time View saints July 23th: Bridget, religious, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,10-17): The disciples went up to Jesus and asked, «Why do you speak to them in parables?». Jesus answered, «T...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 July 2020 Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 16 in Ordinary Time The Explanations of the Psalms by Saint Ambrose: Psalm 43The light of your face ha...