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  • SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY AND LOCAL BUSINESSES

    Posted May 4 by HOLLY G

    This is what happens when you dont support YOUR community and Local Businesses.  Iowa Dem Evicted Local Businesses to Make Way for Multinational Chain Theresa Greenfield running for Senate as small business champion Collin Anderson - MAY 1, 2020 10:30 AM As a Democratic Senate can...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lamp Of Today’s Step Monday, May 4, 2020   When I came to the Lord in college, I had to decide what to do with my life. I fasted and prayed, and the Lord led me in a particular direction. It would take years before I would see the real outworking of God’s purpos...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Florian St. Florian (C. 250-304 A.D.) was a commander in the Roman army in what is now Austria. He served during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, who violently persecuted Christians. Among Florian's military duties was the org...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Forerunner Where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:20   Jesus is the Forerunner who has gone to Heaven first for us. Just as a delegation used to send a ru...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Today I begin by praying this ancient Psalmist's prayer to You...   I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the appl...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 04 2020   « May 3  |  May 5 » Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter Lectionary: 279 Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 4th (A) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,11-18): «I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. Not so the hired hand or any other person who is not the shepherd and to whom the sheep do not belong. They abandon the ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4 May 2020 Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Did you know that bullying is ILLEGAL?

    Posted May 3 by HOLLY G

    JUST SO EVERYONE IS CLEAR ON WHY IM BEING BULLIED.   I choose to go out in my community and support my local businesses. I want to go out into the fresh air and sunshine and boost my immune system.  Other people here demand I stay in my house and cower. But because I wont listen to wh...

  • BULLIES FEAR LOSING CONTROL

    Posted May 3 by HOLLY G

    LET ME ADVISE PEOPLE OF WHAT IS GOING TO START HAPPENING AS THE BULLIES, TROLLS, NARCISSISTS, AND COWARDS START ON THEIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST ME. THEY WILL START BY HAVING THEIR FLYING MONKEYS PASS SNIDE REMARKS WHICH PARROT THEIR WISHES. AND WILL DO THIS WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE TO MAKE ME SEEM LIKE IM COMP...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Holy One I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. Job 6:10   The Holy Spirit is the Holy One, sent from the Father to help you live in a godly manner. He is called the Holy One because His nature is holy. “Holy” is a word that means...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I present my body to You as a living sacrifice to You...   Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear... Psalm 46:1-2

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. James the Lesser St. James the Lesser (1st c.), also called St. James the Just, was one of the Twelve Apostles and the cousin of Jesus. Both James and his brother, St. Jude, began to follow Jesus in the second year of his ministry....

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly, guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his faithful ones." Proverbs ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted May 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Good Shepherd Sunday The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because the Mass reading is taken from the Gospel of John, where Jesus uses the imagery of a shepherd guiding and guarding his fl...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 03 2020   « May 2  |  May 4 » Fourth Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 49 Reading 1 Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, rais...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 4th (A) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,1-10): Jesus said, «Truly, I say to you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But the shepherd of the sheep enters by the gate. Th...

  • Office Readings

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3 May 2020 4th Sunday of Easter Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. _____...

  • GET OUT INTO YOUR COMMUNITY

    Posted May 2 by HOLLY G

    Get fresh air and sunshine. Boost your Immune System. Support your local businesses before they disappear.  AND dont listen to CNN fake news. Do the research.    If YouTube can now censor doctors for their opinions, they can censor anyone talking about nutrition or healthy ea...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Firstborn But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: "Let all the angels of God worship Him." Hebrews 1:6   Jesus was the Firstborn child of Mary; she had no children before Him. She was a virgin when Jesus was conceived in her of the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank you for Jesus who saved me from my sins.   With the Psalmist I pray to You...   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Isaiah 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV) “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They s...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Athanasius of Alexandria St. Athanasius (296-373 A.D.) was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to noble Christian parents. He received an excellent education in theology, philosophy, rhetoric, and law, which he directed to the service of Go...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. ... Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to othe...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "When needed, Mary provides for the defense and salvation of her children extraordinary graces and wonderful miracles. What wonders have caused, sustained, spread everywhere, a confidence among Christian people! What striking proofs of her protect...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 02 2020   « May 1  |  May 3 » Memorial of Saint Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church Lectionary: 278 Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Chu...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 3rd of Easter View saints May 2nd: St. Athanasius , bishop and doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,60-69): After hearing his doctrine, many of Jesus' followers said, «This language is very hard! Who can accept it?». Jes...

  • Office Readings

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor  on Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide (First Vespers of tomorrow, 4th Sunday of Easter) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2 May 2020 Saturday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • GET OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

    Posted May 1 by HOLLY G

    Get out and support your local businesses, your town depends on it.   Texas reopening guide: Everything you need to know as state begins phase 1 of reopening today HOUSTON – After weeks of staying home to slow the spread of coronavirus, the stay-home order issued by Texas Gov....

  • Better Beware: California Insanity

    Posted May 1 by HOLLY G

    Seven high-risk sex offenders — 'the most dangerous kind of criminal' — released early in California over coronavirus The Orange County District Attorney's Office warned residents that seven high-risk sex offenders have been released months early as part of the efforts...

  • Same Storm, Different Boats - FB Paste

    Posted May 1 by Gail Dobson

    I saw this from a Facebook notice, but FB wouldn't allow non-members to read. I think it's a great message for all of us. I've copied and pasted it here. Had trouble with formatting so if it looks weird, it's my fault, LOL.   QUOTE:   Peggy Roche-rhodes 22 hrs -   After listenin...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE RETURN: PART II: HOW TO BE PART Friday, May 1, 2020   Last month I shared with you an important announcement concerning the critical moment we are now in – that we stand in a window of grace for the purpose of return. And without return, the window will close – ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Zeal for Your House Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me. Psalm 69:9   Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up." John 2:1...

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of Our Lady In addition to the myriad feast days honoring Our Lady under her many titles and virtues, the entire month of May is especially given to her praise. In the words of Pope Paul VI, May is "a month which the pi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   As I think back through the years, I am thankful for the times and the places where I have met with others to worship You.   Like Jesus, please give me a Zeal for Your House, even during this season when...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph the Worker St. Joseph (1st c.) was born in Bethlehem in Judea and later settled in Nazareth. By Divine command he became the husband of the Virgin Mary and adoptive father to God Incarnate. We know from Scripture and Traditi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful." Colossians 3:14-15

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19-20 ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 01 2020   « April 30  |  May 2 » Friday of the Third Week of Easter Lectionary: 277 Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 3rd of Easter View saints May 1: St. Joseph, the worker View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,52-59): The Jews were arguing among themselves, «How can this man give us flesh to eat?». So Jesus replied, «Truly, I say to you, if you do no...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Joseph the Worker  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Joseph the Worker  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 1 May 2020 Friday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Using my niece that died to try and bully me

    Posted Apr 30 by HOLLY G

    Just so everyone here knows, this is what that woman who has been bullying me to try to make me stay in the house wrote to me         "No ones cares what you do, as long as it doesn't interfere with anyone else. Therein lies the problem. How do you know you do not become a c...

  • This IS about me

    Posted Apr 30 by HOLLY G

    TO THE PERSON OR PEOPLE WHO THINK I SHOULD HIDE IN MY HOUSE: 1. do you pay my rent? 2. Do you support me financially?  3. Do you put food on my table?  4. Do you pay for my health care, car insurance, gas or any of the everyday incidentals that need money to afford?  OF COURSE NO...

  • Attention Bullies, Trolls, Cowards, and Narcissists

    Posted Apr 30 by HOLLY G

    Let's talk BULLIES............................... As some of you know, last year in Feb, i was relentlessly and viciously bullied. Almost everyone here was afraid to stick up for me. I understand that. I understand that you were scared that if you did, they would turn their attention to you. this gi...

  • Another reason to open the country back up

    Posted Apr 30 by HOLLY G

    People have lost their collective minds ! Releasing a serial killer because of a virus?????? Washington state was one vote away from releasing an infamous serial killer into the public over COVID-19 concerns 'The Green River Killer' has been convicted of murdering at least 49 women In 5-4 decisio...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Greater Than The Great Conquerors Thursday, April 30, 2020 There are stories of great military campaigns throughout history: King David taking Jerusalem, Alexander the Great conquering the walled cities of the ancient world, General Sherman taking Atlanta, and turning the course of the C...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope Saint Pius V Pope St. Pius V (1504–1572) was born as Antonio Ghislieri to a poor yet noble family in Bosco, Italy. He worked as a shepherd until the age of 14, after which he joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a pri...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15  

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Your Father In Heaven Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16   Your Father in heaven… makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on th...

  • Meditations

    Posted Apr 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning desire for the honor of God and the salvation of souls, begins by exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in the ordinary virtues, remaining in the cell of self-knowledge, in order to ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear loving Heavenly Father,   I pray that my life will bring glory to You, that I will shine Your light before others as an example of Your grace and Your love in my life.   I am an imperfect person, but through the blood and ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; bu...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 30 2020   « April 29  |  May 1 » Thursday of the Third Week of Easter Lectionary: 276 Reading 1 Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 3rd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,44-51): Jesus addressed the crowd, «No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise him up on the last day. It has been written in the Prophets: They shall all be taug...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Pius V, Pope  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make has...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Pius V, Pope  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Pius V, Pope  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 April 2020 Thursday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Dwelling And The Glory Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Messiah said He will only return to the world when His people say “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” For that to happen the Jewish people had to return from the ends of the earth to the land of Israel and dw...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Undefiled For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens. Hebrews 7:26   Jesus is the perfect Son of God. Just as the sacrificial lamb had to be without blemi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   I confess that I have sinned against You and against others.   Please have mercy on me and please forgive me.   Thank You for Your forgiveness of my sins, and for giving me a new life. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day By this, all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35

  • Verse of the day - Psalm 10:12

    Posted Apr 29 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. Psalm 10:12 We are very much aware that we live in a broken world. Unfortunately, our broken world is also filled with broken people. In days of pain and anguish, in days when those who hurt know their helplessness, we have no oth...

  • Different horizons may hold different views

    Posted Apr 29 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Take the time to read this dialogue and think of what it is all about. You will be surprised. Different horizons may hold different views. Once upon a time there was an old monk who was well versed. The art of the mind can subdue the ape and the horse, so the name is decided. One day, the old mon...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) was born in Siena, Italy, the 24th of 25 children born to a wealthy wool dyer and his wife. Catherine began having profound mystical experiences at the age of six which en...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods. You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim an...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "You must first have peace in your own soul before you can make peace between other people. Peaceable people accomplish more good than learned people do. Those who are passionate often can turn good into evil and readily believe the worst. But tho...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 29 2020   « April 28  |  April 30 » Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church Lectionary: 275 Reading 1 Acts 8:...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 3rd of Easter View saints April 29th: St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin & Doctor of the Church, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,35-40): Jesus said to the crowds, «I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall never be...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor  on Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid...