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  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 6th (C) of Eastern View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,23-29): Jesus said to his disciples: «If anyone loves me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him; and we will come to him and make a room in his home. But if anyone does not love me, he will...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 26 2019   « May 25  |  May 27 » Sixth Sunday of EasterLectionary: 57 Reading 1 Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Some who had come down from Judea were in...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Whenever that sacrifice of Christ is memorialized in the Church, there is an application to a new moment in time and a new presence in space of the unique sacrifice of Christ Who is now in glory. In obeying His mandate, His followers would be rep...

  • Girl Wanted Communion so badly that Jesus Intervened directly

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      The girl who wanted to receive Communion so badly that Jesus intervened directly Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P. | Flickr CC by NC-ND 2.0 Share 1122     Larry Peterson | May 12, 2019 She was 11 when she finally was granted her lifelong wish, and literally died of joy. ...

  • Getting Up in the Morning: Our First Spiritual Battle

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 21, 2019 Getting Up in the Morning: Our First Spiritual Battle Fr. John Portavella A new day begins. The alarm clock sounds. It is time to get up quickly from bed. The moment has arrived to offer the first sacrifice to our Lord. The body says, “No, not yet!” but the soul says,...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    When Everything Changes   Are you on the eve of change? A new chapter? A new season? Heaven’s message for you is clear: when everything else changes, God’s presence never does. Your journey in the company of the Holy Spirit, who “will teach you everything and will ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling. Psalm 91:1 NIV A Time to Think The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep disco...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You that You are with me always, as Jesus promised...   "...I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20   Thank You that if I stumble and fall, I will ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 28:20 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 20 teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And remember! I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 6th Sunday of Easter) 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,   i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bede the Venerable St. Bede (672–735 A.D.), also known as the Venerable Bede, was born to a wealthy family in England. At the age of seven he was sent to the Benedictine monastery to be educated by the monks. He discerned a v...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,18-21): Jesus said to his disciples, «If the world hates you, remember that the world hated me before you. This would not be so if you belonged to the world, because the world loves its own. But you are ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,18-21): Jesus said to his disciples, «If the world hates you, remember that the world hated me before you. This would not be so if you belonged to the world, because the world loves its own. But you are ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 25 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 25 2019   « May 24  |  May 26 » Saturday of the Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 290 Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystr...

  • Saintly Insights Into Healing Broken Friendships

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 24, 2019 Saintly Insights Into Healing Broken Friendships Fr. Joseph M. Esper I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15) Friendships can be a source, not only of spiritual growth, but also of great enjoyment and satisfac...

  • What Jesus Promised at the Last Supper

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 24, 2019 What Jesus Promised at the Last Supper Gayle Somers During His conversation with the apostles on the night of His arrest, Jesus looks into the future. What does He see? Gospel (Read Jn 14:23-29) In a long section of St. John’s Gospel that we call “the Last Supp...

  • Cryptids, Monsters and the Mysteries of Our Faith.

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 24, 2019 Cryptids, Monsters, and the Mysteries of Our Faith Matthew B. Rose It might seem strange for an article about cryptozoology to appear on Catholic Exchange. Might we dare paraphrase Tertullian’s retort: What have cryptids to do with Christ? The existence or non-existence of ...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Weight of Glory by Max Lucado   “Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)   The words “weight of glory” conjure up images of the ancient ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of Forgiveness, Elohim Selichot,   I am so grateful for Your grace and for your forgiveness of my sins.   I am so blessed to be covered by the sacrifice of Jesus, lifted by the intercession of the Holy Spirit and loved ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 Tree of Life Version (TLV) [a] 17 For our trouble, light and momentary, is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,   18 as we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be see...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Simeon Stylites the Younger St. Simeon Stylites the Younger (521-596 A.D.) was born in Antioch in ancient Syria (present-day Turkey). Like his namesake and predecessor, Simeon was drawn from a young age to a life of penance and auste...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8 &nb...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,12-17): Jesus said to his disciples, «This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this, to give one's life for one's friends; and you are my friends if you d...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 24 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 24 2019   « May 23  |  May 25 » Friday of the Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 289 Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in a...

  • The 8th C. Benedictine Monk Invented Do-Re-Mi

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The 8th C. Benedictine Monk Who Accidentally Invented Do-Re-Mi Articles History by ChurchPOP Editor - April 25, 2018   Public Domain, Wikipedia / Movieclips, YouTube So many cool things have come from Catholics! This is just another example. You’ve probably h...

  • The World Needs the Witness of Celibate Priests

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 23, 2019 The World Needs the Witness of Celibate Priests Constance T. Hull Last week, Fr. Jonathan Morris of Fox News fame announced that he has decided to leave the priesthood and is petitioning for laicization. In response to the very public announcement of his decision, I was immediate...

  • The Eucharist Teaches Us Christ-Like Love

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 23, 2019 The Eucharist Teaches Us Christ-Like Love Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “Love one another as I have loved you.” I was celebrating Holy Mass in the parish in which I grew up in my native country of Nigeria. I had just pronounced the words of consecration when I looked in...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    White Sins & Vaccinations Thursday, May 23, 2019 In Isaiah 1, it’s written: “Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” How can sins become as white as snow? When God forgives a sin, and when we receive it, our past sins become as white as snow. W...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Dungeon of Doubt by Max Lucado Some time ago, I took my family to the bicycle store to purchase a bike for 5-year-old Jenna. She picked out a shiny "Starlett" with a banana seat and training wheels. And Andrea, age three, decided she wanted one as well.   I explained t...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 A Time to Think Prayer is putting oneself under God's influence. –Harry Emerson Fosdick, p...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   Please wake me this morning, open my ears to hear from You...   The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Isaiah 50:4-5 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Third Servant Song: Face Like Flint 4 Adonai Elohim has given Me the tongue of the learned,[a] that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning. He aw...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. William of Rochester St. William of Rochester (d. 1201), also known as St. William of Perth, was born in Perth, Scotland. He was a wild youth who matured into a devoted man of God. He became a baker, and out of his charity he would...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,9-11): Jesus said to his disciples, «As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. You will remain in my love if you keep my commandments, just as I have kept my Father's commandmen...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 23 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 23 2019   « May 22  |  May 24 » Thursday of the Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 288 Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21 After much debate had taken place...

  • St. Rita of Cascia

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 22, 2019 St. Rita of Cascia: Hope for the Impossible! Kathleen Beckman Known as the patron saint of the impossible and model of maidens, wives, mothers, widows and nuns, St. Rita of Cascia is a canonized intercessor for challenging marriages, difficult children, feuding relatives, spiritu...

  • Honor the Dead by Praying for their Souls

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 22, 2019 Honor the Dead by Praying for their Souls Maura Roan McKeegan Last week, I was taking a walk in our local cemetery when I came upon a group of people gathered around a grave. On a nearby bench, they had set up something that looked like a walkie-talkie or transistor radio. It cac...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    You Have Captured God's Heart by Max Lucado Just look at the gifts he has given you: He has sent his angels to care for you, his Holy Spirit to dwell in you, his church to encourage you, and his word to guide you. You have privileges only a fiancée could have. Anytime you speak, h...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Old Quaker’s Paradox Wednesday, May 22, 2019 An old Quaker advertised that he would give away 40 acres of good farmland to anyone who was perfectly satisfied with what he had. One day, a man seeking the land came up to the Quaker and said, “I would like to have the land.&...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8   A Time to Think You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving. –Amy Carmi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I pray that You will give me an understanding of how to use the blessings You have given to me for Your glory.   Whether those blessings are my spiritual gifts, my talents, my abilities, and my resources, let...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 13:8-10 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the Torah.   9 For the commandments—“You shall not commit adultery, you shall not mur...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Rita of Cascia St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) was born in Italy during an era of violent strife between cities and warring family tribes. As a child she repeatedly requested to enter the convent, but instead her parents arranged he...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jes...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,1-8): Jesus said to his disciples, «I am the true vine and my Father is the winegrower. If any of my branches doesn't bear fruit, he breaks it off; and he prunes every branch that does bear fruit, that ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 22 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 22 2019   « May 21  |  May 23 » Wednesday of the Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 287    Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6 Some who had c...

  • Troubles in Our Societies Youth

    Posted May 21 by Joseph Esquivel

    Troubles in Our Societies “Youth”               The troubles we see in today’s youth have been seen in the past in their youth. We all think it’s a new and developing problem when it has been with our civilizatio...

  • Getting Up in the Morning: Our First Spiritual Battle

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 21, 2019 Getting Up in the Morning: Our First Spiritual Battle Fr. John Portavella A new day begins. The alarm clock sounds. It is time to get up quickly from bed. The moment has arrived to offer the first sacrifice to our Lord. The body says, “No, not yet!” but the soul says,...

  • The Passing of My Dad

    Posted May 21 by Tony Villari

    There are ways we prefer to remember those we love, those who are no longer with us, those who pass on to their next great adventure.  I like remembering my father as a good looking Sicilian who married my mother.   To read the rest of this humble offering, please follow the attached lin...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Touch of God by Max Lucado   In Scripture Matthew 8:2 is symbolic of the ultimate outcast: infected by a condition he did not seek, rejected by those he knew, avoided by people he did not know, condemned to a future he could not bear. And in the memory of each outcast must ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Cup Of Crushed Fruit Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Adam fell through the partaking of a fruit. Messiah came as the second Adam to undo his fall. As Adam partook of the fruit of the trees, so Messiah, on the sixth day, also partook of fruit as He drank the cup of the fruit of the vine. This t...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1   A Time to Think Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God. –...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of Heaven and of Earth and of all creation,   I'm thirsty for more of You.   I'm thirsty for Your anointing on my life, and for Jesus' Rivers of Living Water...   Whoever drinks of the water that I s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 4:14 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never be thirsty. The water that I give him will become a fountain of water within him, springing up to eternal life!”   Tree of ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Eugene de Mazenod St. Eugene de Mazenod (1782-1861) was born in southern France to a noble family. When he was eight years of age his family was forced to flee the turmoil of the French Revolution and seek political asylum in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,27-31a): Jesus said to his disciples, «Peace be with you; I give you my peace. Not as the world gives peace do I give it to you. Do not be troubled; do not be afraid. You heard me say: ‘I am going a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 21 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 21 2019   « May 20  |  May 22 » Tuesday of Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 286 Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch...

  • St. Peter Promises These Four Things After Suffering

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 20, 2019 St. Peter Promises These Four Things After Suffering Stephen Beale 1 Peter 5:10 promises four things to believers after a period of suffering. Here is the full verse: The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ will himself restore, confirm, strength...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Compline (Night Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    None (Afternoon Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Bernardine of Siena St. Bernardine of Siena (1380–1444) was born to a noble family in Siena, Italy. As a young man he witnessed the bubonic plague raging mercilessly through the city, and volunteered to care for the sick...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Verse of the Day "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight." Proverbs 9:10  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 5th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,21-26): Jesus said to his disciples, «Whoever keeps my commandments is the one who loves me. If he loves me, he will also be loved by my Father; I too shall love him and show myself clearly to him». ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 20 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 20 2019   « May 19  |  May 21 » Monday of the Fifth Week of EasterLectionary: 285 Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconiumby b...

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