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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 26 March 2021 Friday of the 5th week of Lent 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 to...

  • God’s Blessings of Truth

    Posted Mar 25 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Did you know painful situations never mean that God doesn’t love you? To believe otherwise is to heed the voice of the Deceiver. Think about it: Did Jesus’ suffering indicate that the Father didn’t love the Son? Of course not.   There are hardships in life we can’t alw...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Dismas St. Dismas (1st c.) is the name Church tradition has given to the "Good Thief," one of the two criminals who were crucified alongside Jesus Christ on Good Friday. All we know about St. Dismas is what is mentioned of him in t...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Teach me thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name. I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever. For great is thy steadfast love toward me; thou hast delivered my...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day The Annunciation The Solemnity of the Annunciation, celebrated on March 25th, honors the profound meeting between the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary, as recorded in St. Luke's Gospel. On this day St. Gabriel announced to Ma...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    You Like an Airplane Thursday, March 25, 2021   Believers and airplanes... what do they have in common? Airplanes are unique among all transportation. You can stop a horse, you can stop a car, and all of them will simply stop and stay there. But if you try to stop a plane in mi...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Witness of God If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. 1 John 5:9   The Witness of God was the words the Father spoke at the baptism of Jesus: “...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for taking on the form of a servant and bearing my sin upon the cross.   Lord Jesus, please remind me each day of the sacrifice You made for me, I love You with all that I am...   Jesu...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for taking on the form of a servant and bearing my sin upon the cross.   Lord Jesus, please remind me each day of the sacrifice You made for me, I love You with all that I am...   Jesu...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ " Matthew 22:37   Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Lectionary: 545 Reading I Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying: Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky! But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask! I wil...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    March 25th: Annunciation listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,26-38): The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name wa...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Annunciation of the Lord From a letter of Saint Leo the Great, popeThe mystery of man's reconciliation with God Lowliness is assumed by majesty, wea...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity  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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 25 March 2021 The Annunciation of the Lord - Solemnity 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 with...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Season of Blossoms Wednesday, March 24, 2021   In Exodus 12, the Lord tells Israel that the present month was now to become the first of Months for them, the beginning of their year. The month was called Nisan. It literally means, "The Beginning". But it wasn't just "The Be...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Hope of Israel Because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. Acts 28:20   Jesus is the Hope of Israel. God’s people—the Jewish people—have suffered throughout history. Because God has promised to bless the people of Israel, t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are my daily bread...   Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11   You are the one who sustains me...   I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11   I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. John 6:35   For the bread of God is He wh...

  • True Freedom

    Posted Mar 24 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Is there something from your past that continues to stir up feelings of guilt? Unless you rest in God’s complete forgiveness, you won’t experience the fullness of His divine grace.   If you feel ashamed but don’t know why, the problem could be a false sense of guilt. The Hol...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Sweden St. Catherine of Sweden (1331-1381) was the fourth of eight children born to St. Bridget of Sweden and her husband, Ulfo. As a child she was sent by her parents to be educated in a convent, and was later given i...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 253 Reading I Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said: “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you will not serve my god, or worship the golden statue that I set up? Be ready now to fall d...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday 5th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,31-42): Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you fre...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 85Jesus Christ prays for us and in us and is the object of our prayers God could give ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Mar 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Mar 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Annunciation of the Lord) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 24 March 2021 Wednesday of the 5th week of Lent 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.Ame...

  • What Happens When We Are Frustrated?

    Posted Mar 23 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Most of us have experienced frustration when it comes to personal issues. But what do we do when we are frustrated and the roadblock comes from God Himself?   Sometimes God uses frustration to get our attention. It can help us think about things we wouldn’t otherwise consider and perhap...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Anatolay Tuesday, March 23, 2021   Tzemach is a most important word because it's given in the Hebrew Scriptures as the name of Messiah. In Zechariah 6:12 it says, "Behold the man whose name is Tzemach, for He will branch out from where He is and He will build the temple of the ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Beloved To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:6   Jesus is the Beloved, the object of His Father’s love. Throughout His life on the earth, Jesus acknowledged His Father’s love for...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are the Beloved Son of the Holy Father God.   You are my hope and my salvation...   LORD, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments. Psalm 119:166   It i...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day LORD, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments. Psalm 119:166   It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rafqa / Rebecca St. Rafqa / Rafka (Arabic for Rebecca) (1832–1914) was born in Himlaya, a Maronite village in the Lebanese mountains. She was an only child, and her mother died when she was seven. After her father's remarriag...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For through the law I died to the law, that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given hims...

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 252 Reading I Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road, to bypass the land of Edom. But with their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, &...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday 5th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,21-30): Jesus said to the Pharisees: “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going you cannot come.” So the Jews said, “He ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popeThe Cross of Christ is the so...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 Mar 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, Bishop) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Tuesday of the 5th week of Lent 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 ...

  • Who’s in Control?

    Posted Mar 22 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We like to believe we’re in charge of our life, but when trouble inevitably comes our way, we’re reminded that’s not true. Yet even in times of difficulty we quickly try to regain control. In an attempt to put all the pieces back together, we may resort to manipulating circumstance...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Sabbath Bringer Monday, March 22, 2021   Messiah died on Friday just before sunset. Why? Because Friday night was the beginning of the Shabbat, the Sabbath, the Day of Rest. And what was Messiah doing on the cross? He was working. But when the Sabbath came, all work had to ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Firstfruits But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:20   The Jewish people brought an offering to God during the Feast of Firstfruits. It was the first they harvested. Som...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your grace and for providing my salvation.   You sent Jesus to Earth to guide us and to accomplish what we could never accomplish...   …by taking the form of a servant, b...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:7-8   ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Nicholas Owen St. Nicholas Owen (d.1606) was born in England, the son of an Oxford carpenter. He became a carpenter himself, and joined the Jesuits as a lay brother during the era when Catholicism was outlawed in England. After servi...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 251 Reading I Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim, who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna, the daughter of Hilkiah; her pious parents had traine...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 5th (A & B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 8,1-11): Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them....

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 5th week of Lent From the commentary on the penitential psalms (1555) by St John Fisher, bishop and martyrIf anyone should sin, we have an advocate before t...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 22 March 2021 Monday of the 5th week of Lent 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 to...

  • Sunday Morning Reflection

    Posted Mar 21 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When you think of being detached, what comes to mind? For some, the idea is inherently selfish, as it suggests standing off at a great distance or perhaps building walls—ignoring everyone else’s thoughts, feelings, and tangible needs. But this isn’t the detachment the Lord calls us...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Nicholas of Flue St. Nicholas of Flue (1417-1487) was born in Switzerland, a devout child of pious parents. At the age of 21 he joined the army and fought in local battles. In his mid-twenties, at the advice of his parents, he marrie...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to thee! Do not hide thy face from me in the day of my distress! Incline thy ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!" Psalm 102:1-2  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Passion Sunday The 5th Sunday of Lent is historically known as "Passion Sunday" which ushers in the final two weeks of Lent, called "Passiontide." Passiontide is characterized by a heightened celebration of Lent as Easter approach...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B Lectionary: 35 Reading I Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD,  when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel  and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers the d...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5th (B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,20-33): Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Ph...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 5th Sunday of Lent From an Easter letter by Saint Athanasius, bishopKeep the coming feast of the Lord through deeds, not words The Word who became all things for us is close to us, ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent  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 to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent  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 Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent 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 Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent 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 Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent 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 Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent  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 Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 21 March 2021 5th Sunday of Lent 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. ________ Exam...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Stone Which the Builders Rejected The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Psalm 118:22   Jesus is the chief Cornerstone of God’s plan, but He is also the Stone Which the Builders Rejected. There are many reasons why th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for Your great sacrifice upon the cross.   Please prepare my heart for this Easter as I seek new life in You.   Please help me to set aside the concerns and stresses of this day so I c...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8

  • Success and Spiritual Growth

    Posted Mar 20 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In 1 Kings 18, Elijah experienced one of the most dynamic victories in all of Scripture. Armed with unflinching faith in the Lord, he faced down 450 priests of the local false deities. God moved mightily, destroying the idolaters and bringing glory to Himself throughout Israel. What a fantastic win!...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (634-687 A.D.) was born in present-day Scotland to a lowly family, and worked as a shepherd near the Melrose Abbey monastery. A child playmate prophesied that he would one da...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you."" Isaiah 41:13  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 249 Reading I Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me; at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter, had not realized that they were hatching...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 7,40-53): Some in the crowd who heard these words said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Messiah.” But others said, “The Messiah will ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 March 2021 Saturday of the 4th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 4th week of Lent From the Second Vatican Council's pastoral constitution "Gaudium et spes" on the Church in the modern worldAll human activity is to f...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 March 2021 Saturday of the 4th week of Lent  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 Mar 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 March 2021 Saturday of the 4th week of Lent  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 ...