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  • Meditations

    Posted Jun 1 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "My Lord, I offer you myself in turn as a sacrifice of thanksgiving. You have died for me, and I in turn make myself over to you. I am not my own. You have bought me; I will by my own act and deed complete the purchase. My wish is to be separated ...

  • The Fig

    Posted May 31 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    The FIG: By Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A. All My Life I Have Had To Deal With One Struggle After Another; Struggles With my Health, School, College, Friendships, Work And Much More. Then One Day I Realized That If I Prayed, And Put My Trust In God And Ask That God's Will Be Done in My Life, My ...

  • Grief

    Posted May 31 by Tony Villari

      Leo Tolstoy wrote, "Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them."  Leo was one of the greatest writers of all time, but this quote evidences little understanding of lo...

  • Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 31, 2019 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Following the Annunciation in which the angel Gabriel came to Mary and pronounced she would become the mother of our Lord, Mary traveled from Galilee to Judea to visit her cousin Elizabeth, an elderly woman, who after a lifetime with a barre...

  • The Ascension of Our Lord Renews Our Hope

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 31, 2019 The Ascension of Our Lord Renews Our Hope Gayle Somers On Ascension Day, Jesus gives His apostles — a group of men singularly lacking in influence — a worldwide mission. How would they be able to pull this off? Gospel (Read Lk 24:46-53) St. Luke tells us that as Jes...

  • Four Things the Feast of the Visitation Teaches Us About Friend

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 31, 2019 Four Things the Feast of the Visitation Teaches Us About Friendship Jeannie Ewing I love everything about the Feast of the Visitation: the graciousness of Mary going in haste to celebrate the joy of the Annunciation with her cousin Elizabeth; the gift of friendship as St. Elizabe...

  • JOSEPH BUENVIAJE (JCMC) FELONY CONVICTION FOLLOWUP

    Posted May 31 by HOLLY G

    IF YOU ARE ASSOCIATED WITH JCMC MINISTRIES AND/OR JOSEPH BUENVIAJE ON THIS BLOG IN ANY CAPACITY, I SUGGEST YOU READ THESE TWO ARTICLES. THIS IS A FOLLOW UP TO THE DECEMBER 5TH ARTICLE. Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of New Hampshire FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Ap...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to know You more.   You are great and You do great things.   I want to spend more time with You each day.   Please remind me...   ...to make time to sit befo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 10:27 New King James Version (NKJV) 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nel...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop 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 May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Petronille St. Petronille (1st c.), also known as Petronilla, was a virgin martyr of the early Church in Rome. According to tradition she was connected to St. Peter the Apostle; she may have been either his natural daughter, servan...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared b...

  • Feast Day

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Visitation The Feast of the Visitation celebrates the providential meeting of Mary and Elizabeth, when two of the Church's greatest prayers were first spoken. After being told by the Archangel Gabriel that s...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: May 31st: Visitation View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,39-56): Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with Ho...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 31 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 31 2019   « May 30  |  June 1 » Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 572 Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O da...

  • Facing Natural Disasters? St. Medard patron St. against bad wea

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Facing Natural Disasters? Pray to St. Medard, Patron Against Bad Weather Articles Prayer Prayers in English by ChurchPOP Editor - May 30, 2019   Facebook / Daphne Zaras, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons / ChurchPOP Bad weather is literally storming our country,...

  • Monastic Life

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monastic Life   Christian monastic life originates first in the East, with St. Anthony taking to the desert of Egypt in the early medieval period.  This type of solitary monasticism got its inspiration from important figures in the Christian faith such as St. John the Baptist, ...

  • The Ascension, Jesus's Priesthood, and the Mass

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 30, 2019 The Ascension, Jesus’s Priesthood, and the Mass Shane Kapler “Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.” (Luke 24:50-51) For many who read th...

  • The Joyful Hope of the Ascension

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 30, 2019 The Joyful Hope of the Ascension Constance T. Hull The Ascension of Our Lord is a feast of great hope. In fact, it is through the Ascension of Our Lord that we come to see that this world is not our true home. He goes before us to ‘prepare a place for us’ (John 14:2)....

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Don’t Ever Get Healed In That Name! Thursday, May 30, 2019 In the writings of the rabbis, there are accounts bearing out Messiah’s miracles. One involves a Jewish man who needs healing. A Jewish believer tells him to pray in the name of Yeshua, Jesus. He does and he’s h...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection In all this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. Peter 1-6 (NIV)   A Time to Think Never doubt in the darkness what God has given us in the light.—Francine Rivers, au...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God is Still Sovereign Max Lucado   Paul urges us to “rejoice in the Lord always!” (Philippians 4:4). Not just on paydays, good days, or birthdays. But rejoice in the Lord always.   Rejoice in the Lord always? “Yeah, right,” mumbles the pe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Oh Breath of God,   Please breathe on me.   Fill me with life anew, that I may love what You love and do what You do.   Please breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure, until my will becomes one with ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Colossians 1:15-17 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Ben-Elohim Is Supreme 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.   16 For by Him all things were created— in heaven and on earth, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop 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 May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Joan of Arc St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was born in Domremy, France to peasant farmers during the Hundred Years War between France and England. She was a pious child, and from age 13 she received visions of saints, most notably St....

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Indeed, you are my lamp, O Lord, the Lord lightens my darkness. By you I can crush a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God—his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him." ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Ascension Thursday After Jesus' Resurrection from the dead, He continued to appear to His disciples for a period of 40 days. After this time, with His Apostles gathered around Him on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up bodily ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,16-20): Jesus said to his disciples, «A little while and you will see me no more; and then a little while, and you will see me». Some of the disciples wondered, «What does he mean by: ‘...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 30 2019- The Ascension of the Lord   « May 29  |  May 31 » The Ascension of the LordLectionary: 58 Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 30 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 30 2019- Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter   « May 29  |  May 31 » Thursday of the Sixth Week of EasterLectionary: 294 Reading 1 Acts 18:1...

  • Prayer is a Battle

    Posted May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 28, 2019 Prayer Is A Battle Connie Rossini The Catechism tells us that “prayer is a battle,” and, “The ‘spiritual battle’ of the Christian’s new life is inseparable from the battle of prayer” (no. 2725). We do not expect battles to be easy or cons...

  • Why You Should Have Hope for the Future of the Church

    Posted May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 29, 2019 Why You Should Have Hope for the Future of the Church Michele Chronister It’s officially the heart of ordination season, and our family is attending our usual round of ordination Masses. For the second year in a row, I am sewing a chasuble and stoles for some of my seminar...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lord Looks at the Heart by Max Lucado “God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 2 Samuel 16:7   Seven sons pass. Seven sons fail. The procession comes to a halt.   ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Love That’s Still Counting Wednesday, May 29, 2019 If you’ve ever been chased around the dining room table by a parent, most likely it wasn’t your mother, but your father. My father would count up to three. My mother would count up to three thousand and beyond. In f...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28:15 NIV   A Time to Think Say you are well, or all is well with you and God shall hear your words and make them true. –Ella Wheeler Wilcox, author   A T...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Please work through me and guide me so that I will have the mind of Christ in all I do today.   Help me, that I will not do anything in my flesh, nor out of selfish ambition or vain conceit...   L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Philippians 2:3-5 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 3 Do nothing out of selfishness or conceit, but with humility consider others as more important than yourselves,   4 looking out not only for your own interests but also for the interests ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 29 by Bishop 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 May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Ascension of the Lord) 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,  &n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 29 by Bishop 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 May 29 by Bishop 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 May 29 by Bishop 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 May 29 by Bishop 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 May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bona of Pisa St. Bona (1156 - 1207 A.D.) was born in Pisa, Italy. She experienced visions at a young age which led her into an ascetical life of penance and fasting. She dedicated herself to God at the early age of ten and became an ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider; God has made the one as well as the other." Ecclesiastes 7:14a  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,12-15): Jesus said to his disciples, «I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. When He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into the whole truth. He has nothing to ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 29 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 29 2019   « May 28  |  May 30 » Wednesday of the Sixth Week of EasterLectionary: 293 Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul's escort...

  • God's View of Todays World

    Posted May 28 by Joseph Esquivel

    God’s View of Today’s World  We are lost in our own search for worldly goods to the point of blindness of our downfall. Our leader now doesn’t believe in Global Warming, or the Green House effect on our climate. Yet we see a conclusive weather pattern from them. Our ocean i...

  • In Christ, We Are All Kings

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 28, 2019 In Christ, We Are All Kings Stephen Beale Baptism calls us to be three things that many of us likely have forgotten. In uniting us to Christ, baptism calls us to share in his offices of king, prophet, and priest, as the catechism suggests (as does Father Jacques Philippe in his ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bernard Montjoux St. Bernard of Montjoux (c. 923–1008 A.D.), also known as St. Bernard of Menthon, was born to a wealthy and noble family in the Kingdom of Arles (present day France and Switzerland). As an adult he refused an...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor. One wise person went up against a city of warriors and brought down the stronghold in which they trusted." Proverbs 21:21-22  

  • Meditations

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Teresa [of Avila] is as insistent as [St. John of the Cross] that there is no prayer development unless it be accompanied by purification from faults. Given what a love communion with utter Purity demands, one could not conceive the matter to be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 28 by Bishop 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 May 28 by Bishop 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 May 28 by Bishop 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 May 28 by Bishop 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 May 28 by Bishop 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 May 28 by Bishop 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...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 16,5-11): Jesus said to his disciples, «But now I am going to the One who sent me and none of you asks me where I am going; instead you are overcome with grief because of what I have said. Indeed believe me:...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   You are the Almighty Father God who sent His only Son Jesus who was Mighty in Deed and Word.   You are Mighty to save, Mighty to heal, Mighty to provide, Mighty to redeem, Mighty to love.   You ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 28 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 28 2019   « May 27  |  May 29 » Tuesday of the Sixth Week of EasterLectionary: 292 Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 14:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper, that He may abide with you forever—   17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neithe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Married From The Heart Monday, May 27, 2019 Imagine a marriage where the husband and wife each have a list of what the other must do and a script for what the other must say. So when they speak to each other, it’s all from a script. What would you think of such a marriage? It would...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Our Group by Max Lucado “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to force demons out of a person. We told him to stop because he does not belong to our group.” - Mark 9:38   John has a dilemma. He and the other disciples ran into someone who was doing grea...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13   A Time to Think Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. –Reverend Billy Graham, author an...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer My Dear Heavenly Father,   All praise to Your holy name.   I honor You, for You are holy.   Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10   Pleas...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 15:11-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be full.   12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.   ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop 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 May 27 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Augustine of Canterbury St. Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604 A.D.), also known as St. Austin, was prior of a monastery in Rome before being called by Pope Gregory the Great to be a missionary to the British Isles. The Pope received ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 27 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Verse of the Day "O Lord, you are my God, I extol you, I praise your name; For you have carried out your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true." Isaiah 25:1  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 27 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 6th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,26—16,4): Jesus said to his disciples, «From the Father, I will send you the Spirit of truth. When this Helper has come from the Father, He will be my witness, and you, too, will be my witnesses for ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 27 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 27 2019   « May 26  |  May 28 » Monday of the Sixth Week of EasterLectionary: 291 Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Desires of Your Heart by Max Lucado   “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4   I recently met a twenty-year-old, just discharged from the military, and pondering his future. He bore a square...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection "But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33   A Time to Think God is the best listener. You don’t need to shout nor cry out loud because he hears even the very silent prayer of a sincere ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I know that You want me to be the salt of the earth, a light in the darkness and like a city on a hill so that others will be drawn to You...   You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its fl...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 15:13 Tree of Life Version (TLV) [a] 13 No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.   Footnotes: [a] John 15:13 cf. Lev. 19:18.   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop 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 May 26 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Philip Neri St. Philip Neri (1515–1595) was born in Florence, Italy, to the noble class. He was a dutiful child with a cheerful disposition, making him popular with all who knew him. At the age of 18 he was to begin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 26 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. ...