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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 20 March 2021 Saturday of the 4th week of Lent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Lent) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Conquer Your Fears

    Posted Mar 19 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In life, everyone finds themselves afraid of something. When fear begins to sink in, I pray harder, study longer, and read my Bible more closely. I decided long ago that I would not let apprehension stop me from doing what God calls me to do. However, before I can take a stand against fear, I have t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Cosmic Lamb Bone Friday, March 19, 2021   We continue the Passover Mysteries with the mystery of the Zeroah. On virtually every Passover Seder Plate there is something called the Zeroah. Yet it just sits there on the plate and is never touched and rarely mentioned. What is ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Down Payment The Holy Spirit of Promise is the down payment on our inheritance until God redeems us at the rapture as the possession He has purchased. See Ephesians 1:13-14   The Holy Spirit is the Down Payment that guarantees you will o...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dear Father God, Thank You for sending Your only Son to earth to rescue me. I am humbled by the sinless life which Jesus led, as He overcame all temptations and then he paid the price for my sins. Please help me to follow Jesus, even in times of stress and uncertainty. Please mold me to become m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:23-24

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph St. Joseph (1st c.) was a descendant of Israel's King David and a carpenter by trade. Scripture tells us that he was a just and virtuous man who was betrothed to wed the young Blessed Virgin Mary. Upon finding her pregnant w...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief. He said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test."" Luke 22:45-46  

  • You should be like-minded

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

    1 Peter3 8-12 All of you should be like-minded, sympathetic, loving toward one another, kindly disposed, and humble. Do Not return evil for evil or insult for insult. Return a blessing instead. This you have been called to do, that you may receive a blessing as you inheritance. "He who cares for l...

  • Lectionary

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

    Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 543 Reading I 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said: “Go, tell my servant David, ‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up y...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    March 19th: Joseph, husband of Mary listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 1,16.18-21.24a): Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and from her came Jesus who is called the Christ ­—the Messiah. This is how Jesus Christ w...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary St Joseph with the Infant Jesus (1620s) by Guido Reni (1575-1642), Hermitage Museum. ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 19 March 2021 Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever sh...

  • Unchanging God

    Posted Mar 18 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We live in a world that is bound by time and characterized by change. Weather fluctuates, seasons come and go, governments are established and overthrown, houses are built and eventually torn down, technology keeps advancing, and human beings are born, age, and die. We are so accustomed to these cyc...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The First Holiday Ever Given to The Jewish People Thursday, March 18, 2021   What was the first Jewish holy day? Chanukah? Yom Kippur? Passover? The Sabbath? No... The first Jewish holy day was Palm Sunday, the most ancient, Jewish holy day given through Moses. In Exodus 12:3 -...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Sower Behold, a sower went out to sow. . . . He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. Matthew 13:3-37   Jesus is the Sower of the seed of the Word of God into the hearts of people. Yet, the Sower in the parable is an application of every Christian who ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for giving me the joy of my salvation made possible through the loving sacrifice and resurrection of my precious Lord Jesus.   Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for coming to save me and to save all people wh...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world th...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Cyril of Jerusalem St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386 A.D.) was a well-educated man from Jerusalem and a scholar of Sacred Scripture. He was ordained a priest by the bishop of Jerusalem shortly after the legalization of Christianity i...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing." 1 John 1:9  

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Many try to fly away from temptations only to fall more deeply into them; for you cannot win a battle by mere flight. It is only by patience and humility that you will be strengthened against the enemy. Those who shun them outwardly and do not pu...

  • Lectionary

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

    Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 247 Reading I Ex 32:7-14 The LORD said to Moses, “Go down at once to your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, for they have become depraved. They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Thursday 4th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,31-47): Jesus said to the Jews: «If I bore witness to myself, my testimony would be worthless. But Another One is bearing witness to me and I know that his testimony is true when...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 4th week of Lent From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popeContemplating the Lord...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Doctor) (First Vespers of tomorrow, St Joseph) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the ver...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 18 March 2021 Thursday of the 4th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen....

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lamb and the Closets of Your Life Wednesday, March 17, 2021   There was a day ordained in the Hebrew Scriptures, in Exodus 12, on which every Hebrew family was commanded to take a lamb home. Now it was on this very same day, when Jewish people were taking the Passover lambs...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: My Beloved Son And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" Matthew 3:17   Jesus is the Beloved Son of the Father. When Jesus was baptized, the Father spoke from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son&r...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for forgiving my sins and for saving me through the love and sacrifice of Your Beloved Son Jesus.   You are the great I Am, always near to me.   I pray for those in my community w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to ans...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Patrick of Ireland St. Patrick (387-493) was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, to Roman-British parents. He was kidnapped by Irish raiders at the age of sixteen and sold as a slave to a Druid high priest. He worked as a shepherd and sp...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21  

  • Faithful God

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In troubled times we may begin to think that God doesn’t care or has forsaken us, but that’s not true. If we’ve trusted Christ as our Savior, He promises never to desert or abandon us (Heb. 13:5). No matter how we may feel, God is always with us.   As great as this promise i...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 246 Reading I Is 49:8-15     Thus says the LORD: In a time of favor I answer you,     on the day of salvation I help you;     and I have kept you and given you as a c...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday 4th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,17-30): Jesus said to the Jews, «My Father goes on working and so do I». And the Jews tried all the harder to kill him, for Jesus not only broke the Sabbath observance, bu...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop, Missionary) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent From a letter by Saint Maximus the Confessor, abbotThe mercy of God ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop, Missionary) 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, com...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop, Missionary) Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop, Missionary) 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 Go...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 17 March 2021 Wednesday of the 4th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Priority of Prayer

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Prayer is not optional for a Christian. In fact, Jesus considered it essential, even for Himself. Though He was God’s Son, He still took time to be alone with His Father in prayer. His disciples saw this and asked Him to teach them how to pray. The prayer Jesus taught them is a model for every...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    N.A.S.A. and Job 26:7 Tuesday, March 16, 2021   In ancient times, the wise men of the nations had it all figured out how the world stayed where it was. Some believed it was held up on the back of a giant named Atlas. Others believed it was supported on the shell of a giant tort...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: One God and Father One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:6   There is One God and Father of all. Many people deny God’s existence, reject His invitation to salvation or even refuse to recogniz...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You are the God of truth...   Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Psalm 31:5   Thank You for Your Holy Bible and how it leads me to know Yo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Abraham of Edessa St. Abraham of Edessa (300-360 A.D.), also known as Abraham of Kidunaia, was a rich nobleman from Mesopotamia. He married according to his parents' wishes, despite his desire to give himself totally to God. After th...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt; who can understand it? "I the Lord search the mind and try the heart, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:9-10  

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 245 Reading I Ez 47:1-9, 12 The angel brought me, Ezekiel, back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD, and I saw water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the façad...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday 4th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 5,1-3.5-16): There was a feast of the Jews and Je­sus went up to Jerusalem. Now, by the Sheep Gate in Je­rusalem, there is a pool (called Beth­zatha in Hebrew) surrounded by f...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent From a sermon of Saint Leo the Great, popeIn praise of charity In John’s gospel the Lord says: By this love you have for one anot...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 16 March 2021 Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • God’ is Present in Times of Trouble

    Posted Mar 15 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Trouble is an ever-present reality in this fallen world, and there is no way to totally escape its grip. As believers in Jesus Christ, we usually turn to the Lord, praying that He will change the situation and release us from its clutches. That’s what Paul did when he suffered from what he cal...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The No-Funeral People Monday, March 15, 2021   Messiah told a parable about a rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. The Lord tells us that the rich man died and was buried; but of Lazarus, he says only that he died. There's no mention of burial because Lazarus was poor so his fu...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Our Passover Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 1 Corinthians 5:7   Jesus is our Passover. Once each year, Jewish families celeb...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of Wonders,   You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples. Psalm 77:1   Thank You for Your beautiful creation.   As I take time today to read Your Wo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Louise De Marillac St. Louise De Marillac (1591-1660) was born in Paris, France to a noble family and received her education at a Dominican convent. Her mother died shortly after her birth, and her father when she was sixteen years...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was stupid and ignorant, I was like a beast toward thee. Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou dost hold my right hand. Thou dost guide me with thy counsel, and afterward thou wilt re...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent Lectionary: 244 Reading I Is 65:17-21 Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens     and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered     or come to mind. Instead, the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 4th of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 4,43-54): Jesus left for Galilee. Jesus himself said that no prophet is recognized in his own country. Yet the Galileans welcomed him when He arrived, because of all the things He had done...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 4th week of Lent From a homily on Leviticus by Origen, priestChrist the High Priest makes atonement for our sins Once a year the high priest, leaving the p...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 15 March 2021 Monday of the 4th week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Resurrection Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25   Jesus is your Resurrection, which means that He gave new life to you when you were saved. You can know that Jes...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You are my loving and forgiving Father in Heaven.   Thank You for giving me Your unconditional love that...   …always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 C...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is ali...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Matilda of Saxony St. Matilda (895-968 A.D.) was born in Prussia, the daughter of a Count, and was raised and educated in a monastery by her grandmother, who was the abbess. A political marriage was arranged for her to Henry I, the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Persevere in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving; at the same time, pray for us, too, that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak of the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison, that I may make it clear, as I must speak. Condu...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Mar 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Laetare Sunday The fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally known by the name Laetare Sunday. This name is taken from the Introit at Mass, Laetare Jerusalem which means "Rejoice, O Jerusalem." Laetare Sunday marks the halfway point ...

  • Passionate Expression of Faith

    Posted Mar 13 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When the Lord overturned tables in the temple court, He drove out moneychangers along with people buying and selling goods. By all accounts, this was a passionate demonstration. Jesus purposefully expressed His convictions and took action. Remembering this is helpful as we think about attachment and...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fourth Sunday of Lent Year B Lectionary: 32 Reading I 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 In those days, all the princes of Judah, the priests, and the people  added infidelity to infidelity,  practicing all the abominations of the nations  and polluting the...