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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch 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 Jul 29 by Arch 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 Jul 29 by Arch 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 Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Martha St. Martha (1st c.) was a pious Jewish woman from Bethany near Jerusalem. She was a close friend of Jesus during his earthly ministry, as was her brother, St. Lazarus, and her sister, St. Mary of Bethany (St. Mary Magdalene)...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: July 29th: Saint Martha View 1st Reading and Psalm 1st Reading (Exod 32:15-24.30-34): Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, tablets that were written on both sides, front and back; tablets that were made by God, having in...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 29 2019   « July 28  |  July 30 » Memorial of Saint MarthaLectionary: 401/607 Reading 1 Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 Moses turned and came down the m...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Who has a greater chance of helping our children live in their sweet spots than we do? But will we? God’s Word urges us to do so. Listen closely to this reminder, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 (ESV)   A Time to Think Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. –Mitch Albom, author   A Time to Act Practice...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear 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 You know that I will respond. You comfort me when I mourn. You encour...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 28:20 New King James Version (NKJV) 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [a]Amen.   Footnotes: [a] Matthew 28:20 NU omits Amen....

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Office of Readings 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 Spi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch 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 Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Nazarius and Celsus St. Nazarius and St. Celsus (1st c.) were early Christian martyrs, but nothing else is known with certainty about their lives or the time they lived, other than that they were put to death for their Christia...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 17th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,1-13): One day Jesus was praying in a certain place and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, «Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples». And Jesus said...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 28 2019   « July 27  |  July 29 » Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 111 Reading 1 Gn 18:20-32 In those days, the LORD said: "T...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jul 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Let us beware of complaints, resentments, and evil-speaking against those who are ill-disposed to us, discontented with us, or hostile to our plans and arrangements, or who even persecute us with injuries, insults, and calumnies. Rather let us go...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 27 by Arch 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 Jul 27 by Arch 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 Jul 27 by Arch 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 Jul 27 by Arch 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 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 Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son....

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,24-30): Jesus told his disciples another parable, «The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 27 2019   « July 26  |  July 28 » Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 400 Reading 1 Ex 24:3-8 When Moses came to the...

  • How Jesus Taught His Disciples to Pray Persistently

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

    July 26, 2019 How Jesus Taught His Disciples to Pray Persistently Gayle Somers When Jesus’ disciples ask Him to teach them to pray, He gives them much more than simply words to say. How? Gospel (Read Lk 11:1-13) St. Luke tells us that once, as Jesus’ disciples observed Him ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Many are the wonderful works You have done...   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 ...

  • 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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 26 by Arch 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 Jul 26 by Arch 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 Jul 26 by Arch 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 Jul 26 by Arch 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 Jul 26 by Arch 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 Jul 26 by Arch 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 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 bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what you ought to say. Luke 12:11-12 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 16th in Ordinary Time View saints July 26th: Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary 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 ta...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 26 2019   « July 25  |  July 27 » Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin MaryLectionary: 399 Reading 1 Ex 20:1-1...

  • The Need to Cultivate Hope in the Lord

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

    July 25, 2019 The Need to Cultivate Hope in the Lord Fr. Gabriel Of St. Mary Magdalen It seems that many Christians in our time have lost what might be called the “sense of eternal life.” They believe, it is true, but, practically, in their ordinary lives, they make little account...

  • Recent changes

    Posted Jul 25 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    I am finding that the changes to the newsfeed makes it more challenging to know how to post content. I had to click on the "Posts" link to see just the posts.. It seems that we can no longer post content directly to the newsfeed and must add content by using the blog feature.  I have been deal...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 25 by Arch 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 Jul 25 by Arch 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 Jul 25 by Arch 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 Jul 25 by Arch 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 Jul 25 by Arch 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 Jul 25 by Arch 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 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 you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:2  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 25 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,...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 25 2019   « July 24  |  July 26 » Feast of Saint James, ApostleLectionary: 605 Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this tre...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Love Always Protects by Max Lucado   Genesis 3:21 has been called the first gospel sermon. Preached not by preachers, but by God himself. Not with words, but with symbol and action.   “The LORD God made clothes from animal skins for the man and his wife an...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Ministry Of Darkness Thursday, July 25, 2019 When the astronomer Edwin Frost of the Yerkes Observatory was nearing his death, he was asked, “Doctor, are you afraid to die?” Frost, who had lost his eyesight, smiled and shook his head, “I’ve seen too many stars ...

  • 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 have resisted and ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 24 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

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Changed from the Inside Out by Max Lucado When you believe in Christ, Christ works a miracle in you. You are permanently purified and empowered by God himself. The message of Jesus to the religious person is simple: It’s not what you do. It’s what I do. I have moved in. And i...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Confirmation From My Car Radio Wednesday, July 24, 2019 When I was asked to go into full-time ministry, I was sitting in a diner. I left the diner and got into my car and turned on the radio. The man speaking was quoting from Malachi 2:7. He said, “The lips of a priest are to p...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33   A Time to Think I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. –Mary Gardiner Brainard, author, and poet   A Time to Act ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 24 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 24 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Christina the Astonishing St. Christina of Bolsena (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 seizu...

  • 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 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 16th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,1-9): Jesus left the house and sat down by the lakeside. As many people gathered around him, He got in a boat. There He sat while the whole crowd stood on the shore, and he spoke to them in parables a...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 24 2019   « July 23  |  July 25 » Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 397 Reading 1 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 The children of...

  • Ten (10) Ways to Help Cultivate Patience

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

    July 23, 2019 Ten Ways to Help Cultivate Patience Fr. Ed Broom, OMV “By your patience you will save your souls.” (Lk 21:19) All of us must strive to practice patience. But of primary importance, and Saint Ignatius of Loyola insists on this, we must beg for the grace from...

  • How are you Moved By God's Love

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

    July 23, 2019 How Are You Moved By God’s Love? Alan Scott The last several months have been a bit of a challenge for me. I haven’t felt well. After the new year I started to experience headaches that as time went on, became both more frequent and painful. And in my typical method...

  • Discovering the Apparitions of Garabandal

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

    July 23, 2019 Discovering the Apparitions of Garabandal Kevin Wells A secret lay in the tiny village of Garabandal, like a whisper that moves unheard through the high mountain breezes of northern Spain. It is as significant a secret as one ever kept. And like most secrets, few even know it. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Sleeping On The Field Tuesday, July 23, 2019 I remember one high school gym class where they had us play soccer. They assigned me and some others to play the defense along with the goalkeeper. But the other players on our team were so good, that all the action took place down at the othe...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    What Makes Heaven Heavenly by Max Lucado   You will be you at your best forever. Even now you have your good moments. Occasional glimpses of your heavenly self. When you change your baby’s diaper, forgive your boss’s temper, tolerate your spouse’s moodiness, y...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11 A Time to Think Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of...

  • 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 and who teaches us about Your Kingdom.   Thank You for planting the good seed of the Holy Spirit within me to keep my soul for Yo...

  • 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, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 23 by Arch 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 Jul 23 by Arch 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 Jul 23 by Arch 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 Jul 23 by Arch 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 Jul 23 by Arch 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 Jul 23 by Arch 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 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 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 16th in Ordinary Time Saints July 23th: Bridget, religious, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,46-50): While Jesus was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him and they waited outside. So someone ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 23 2019   « July 22  |  July 24 » Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 396 Reading 1 Ex 14:21—15:1 Moses stretch...

  • Meditations

    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 ...

  • The Crucifix Is a Reminder of God's Love

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

    July 22, 2019 The Crucifix Is a Reminder of God’s Love Fr. Jean Nicolas Grou Saint Paul said that all religion was contained for him in “Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” — and most assuredly he was right. The crucifix is the abridgment of all that a Christian ought to ...

  • Thirsting for Christ Turns Our Souls into New Gardens of Eden

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

    July 22, 2019 Thirsting for Christ Turns Our Souls into New Gardens of Eden Stephen Beale In Isaiah 55, the prophet makes a universal appeal to a basic human longing. All you who are thirsty,come to the water!You who have no money,come, buy grain and eat;Come, buy grain without money,wine ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 22 by Arch 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 Jul 22 by Arch 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...