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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Matthew St. Matthew the Apostle (1st c.) was a Jew who also went by the name of Levi. He was from Galilee and served in Capernaum as a tax collector for Herod Antipas before becoming a disciple of Jesus. It was in the home of St. M...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our G...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: September 21st: Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,9-13): As Jesus moved on, He saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom-house, and He said to him, «Follow me». And Matthew got up and followed him. Now it happened, wh...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 21 2019   « September 20  |  September 22 » Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and evangelistLectionary: 643 Reading 1 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 B...

  • The assurance,of salvation.child of God

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor shaun james Phd

    If you recently have had the experience of receiving Christ, you may have had times when you doubted the reality of the experience, that is, you may have questioned whether you really were saved. Without the real assurance of salvation as a solid foundation. it is difficult for a new Christian to gr...

  • The mystery of human life.

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor shaun james Phd

    The mystery of human life. Have you ever wondered why we are living in the world and what the purpose of your life is? There are six keys to learn to unlock this mystery. The first being Gods plan. You see God has a plan to express himself through man (Rom 8:29) for this purpose, he created man in...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Fear of Global Calamity   “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end i...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Spirit Surfers Friday, September 20, 2019 There are two ways of looking at a giant wave. If you’re in front of it and stationary, then the giant wave is dangerous. But to a surfer, a giant wave isn’t a problem but an opportunity, even a blessing. The big wave gives the surfer...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." 1 Chronicles 28:20   A Time to Think Nothing is mo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Your Word teaches that faith without works is dead...   Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17   Please give me the wisdom and motivation to ste...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of Our Lady of Sorrows The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows. This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Chr...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon (1821-1846) was born to a noble family in Korea, and was baptized at the age of 15 after his parents converted to the Catholic faith. Andrew's father, great-grandfather, and great-uncle wer...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 24th in Ordinary Time View saints September 20th: St. Andrew Kim Taegon, presbyter, and st. Paul Chong and martyr companions View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 8,1-3): Jesus walked through towns and countryside, preaching and giving the good news of the k...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 20 2019   « September 19  |  September 21 » Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, MartyrsLectionary...

  • Take the First Step Back TO GOD!

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

    September 19, 2019 Take the First Step Back to God Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.” The last few months have been particularly trying and painful for Catholics around the world. There are numerous credible accusations of clergy se...

  • The Triple Novena to Join Padre Pio's Spiritual Children

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

    September 19, 2019 The Triple Novena to Join Padre Pio’s Spiritual Children Suzie Andres “I have made a pact with the Lord: when my soul has been purified in the flames of purgatory and deemed worthy to be admitted to the presence of God, I will take my place at the gate to para...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Januarius St. Januarius (d. 305 A.D.), also known as San Gennaro, was the Bishop of Benevento, Italy. Little is known of his early life. He was arrested and imprisoned for his faith while visiting other Christians in jail duri...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple." Psalm 27:4  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 24th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,36-50): One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to share his meal, so He went to the Pharisee's home and as usual reclined on the sofa to eat. And it happened that a woman of this town, who was known as a sinn...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 19 2019   « September 18  |  September 20 » Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 446 Reading 1 1 Tm 4:12-16 ...

  • Relics Bring Us Closer to the Saints We Love

    Posted Sep 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 18, 2019 Relics Bring Us Closer to the Saints We Love Michele Chronister For as long as I can remember, I have loved the saints. I remember poring over children’s lives of the saints at a Catholic bookstore my parents visited. I was drawn to their stories — stories of m...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Open Your Door, Open Your Heart by Max Lucado   Long before the church had pulpits and baptisteries, she had kitchens and dinner tables. "The believers met together in the Temple every day. They ate together in their homes, happy to share their food with joyful hearts" (Acts 2...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Aliyah In All Seasons Wednesday, September 18, 2019 The Israelites were called to make a journey to Jerusalem, three times a year, first in spring for the Passover, second in early summer for Shavuot or Pentecost, and lastly in the autumn for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. In other wo...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29   A Time to Think Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. –E. M. Bounds, aut...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Almighty God,   Please increase my faith today.   Help me to understand what your Holy Bible says about faith...   Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

  • Victory in Defeat

    Posted Sep 18 by Brother Matthew Michael

    The Lord as He decrees has made the sun to set. His Justice commands that the earth be made of ice and barren timber. The leaves shall die and the colors of autumn shall form a crown for Our Lady of Sorrows. The holy ones shall cry from their graves for mercy from the purest fire. The call of o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 18 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 Sep 18 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 Sep 18 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 Sep 18 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 Sep 18 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 Sep 18 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 Sep 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph of Cupertino St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was the son of a poor Italian carpenter. His father died before he was born, leaving his mother destitute. As a result Joseph was underfed and often sick. He was an intellectu...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices, together they sing for joy; for in plain sight they see the return of the Lord to Zion. Break forth together into singing, you ruins of Jerusalem; for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jeru...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 24th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,31-35): The Lord said, «What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We piped you...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 18 2019   « September 17  |  September 19 » Wednesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 445 Reading 1 1 Tm 3:14-16 ...

  • How to Use the "Lord's Prayer" as a Spiritual Weapon

    Posted Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    How to Use the “Lord’s Prayer” as a Spiritual Weapon Articles Prayer Supernatural by Fr. Dwight Longenecker - April 6, 2016   John, Flickr / ChurchPOP This article originally appeared on Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s blog “Standing on My He...

  • In Jesus, the "Unapproachable Light' Appriaches Us

    Posted Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 17, 2019 In Jesus, the ‘Unapproachable Light’ Approaches Us Stephen Beale In 1 Timothy 6:16 the author describes Jesus as dwelling in ‘unapproachable’ or ‘inaccessible’ light. What is this ‘unapproachable light’ of which the author sp...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Take Goliath Down by Max Lucado   Goliaths still roam our world. Debt. Disaster. Dialysis. Danger. Deceit. Disease. Depression. Super-size challenges still swagger and strut, still pilfer sleep and embezzle peace and liposuction joy. But they can't dominate you. You know how t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Chaos Of The Plough Tuesday, September 17, 2019 No one likes their life to be shaken up. No one likes crises, turmoil, confusion, problems, dislocation, and chaos. But pretend for a moment that your life was represented by a plot of soil that was meant to produce a great harvest. If ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. –Corr...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I pray and ask You, and depend on You, to be the source of victory in my life.   May Your banner of love wave over me, over my work and over my life so that You receive all glory...   He bro...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. Song of Solomon 2:4

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 17 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 Sep 17 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 Sep 17 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 Sep 17 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 Sep 17 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 Sep 17 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 Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Hildegard von Bingen St. Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) was born to a large and noble German family. She began to have mystical visions at the age of three which continued throughout her life. Her parents, promising her to ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 24th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,11-17): Jesus went to a town called Naim and many of his disciples went with him —a great number of people. As He reached the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was the only s...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 17 2019   « September 16  |  September 18 » Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 444 Reading 1 1 Tm 3:1-13 Be...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    You’re In With The In-Crowd Monday, September 16, 2019 In 1965, the lyrics of a hit song talked about, “I’m in with the ‘In’-Crowd.” Most high schools or junior high schools have an “In Crowd,” a group of people who are considered favored o...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Through the Valley of Death by Max Lucado   It seems most people think death is to be avoided or postponed and ignored. But God promises that death will be swallowed up in victory! (1 Corinthians15:54). Jesus rose from the dead, not just to show us his power, but also to lead u...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever. 1Peter 1:24-25   A Time to Think God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually....

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for the example You gave us while You walked on the earth.   There were times when Your silence was powerful.   Other times Your wise questions and Scripture responses spoke volumes. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the l...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 16 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 Sep 16 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 Sep 16 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 Sep 16 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 Sep 16 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 Sep 16 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 Sep 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Cornelius Pope St. Cornelius (d. 253 A.D.) was a Roman citizen and a holy priest who became the twenty-first successor to the chair of St. Peter, following a fourteen-month vacancy when Pope St. Fabian was martyred by Rom...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 24th in Ordinary Time View saints September 16th: Saints Cornelius, pope, and Cyprian, bishop, martyrs View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 7,1-10): When Jesus had finished teaching to the people, He went to Capernaum. There was a captain whose servant was ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 16 2019   « September 15  |  September 17 » Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, MartyrsLectionary: 443 Reading 1 1...

  • Meditations

    Posted Sep 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Let us recognize with lively faith and with the help of the Holy Ghost the great evil of sin, which robs us of grace. Then we shall immediately detest it with all the power of our soul and banish it from our heart. We shall detest it because, in ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Call to Common Courtesy by Max Lucado   Perhaps you've never placed the word courteous next to Christ. I hadn't until I wrote this chapter.   But you know how you never notice double-cab red trucks until your friend says he wants one—then you see a dozen...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. John 1:3   A Time to Think We walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the endless good which He is always giving as fas...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   There are people in this world that I can learn so much from.   People who have gone through hard times and have strengthened their faith.   People who have been Christians for years and are so...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Colossians 2:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV) 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, [a]both of the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 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 Sep 15 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 Sep 15 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 Sep 15 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 Sep 15 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 Sep 15 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 Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Genoa St. Catherine (1447–1510) was born into an aristocratic family in Genoa, Italy. She was a quiet, obedient, physically beautiful, and holy child who devoted herself to prayer and penance. At the age ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" Isaiah 52:7