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  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: February 2nd: The Presentation of the Lord View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,22-40): When the day came for the purification according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary brought the baby up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, as it is written in the law of th...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 2, 2020   « February 1  |  February 3 » Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Lectionary: 524 Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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,  &nbs...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - Feast 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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastAfternoon 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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - FeastMid-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....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - Feast 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.Glo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 2 February 2020The Presentation of the Lord - Feast 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 b...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Feb 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Unspeakable Gift Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15   Jesus is the Unspeakable Gift; receive Him as you would receive any gift. Remember, a gift is free; if you have to work for it, it’s not a gift. You can’t pay for a g...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that I will remember that You are the God who brings life from tiny seeds buried in the soil.   You designed the butterfly who waits in a chrysalis while a transformation takes place.   Hel...

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Passion of Our Lord The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord in anticipation of the liturgical season of Lent. In this month, we begin to meditate on the mystery of Jesus' sufferings...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Brigid of Ireland St. Brigid of Ireland (451–525 A.D.), also known as St. Brigit of Kildare, was born to a pagan Irish chieftain and a Christian slave mother. Being the daughter of a slave woman, she also was a slave, and wor...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "To watch over mouth and tongue is to keep out of trouble." Proverbs 21:23  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,35-41): On that same day when eve­ning had come, Jesus said to them, «Let's go across to the other side». So they left the crowd and took him away in the boat he had been sitting in, and ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He who has begun a good work in you will complete it... Philippians 1:6

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   February 1, 2020   « January 31  |  February 2 » Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 322 Reading 1 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17 The...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Furthermore, let us produce worthy fruits of penance. Let us also love our neighbors as ourselves. Let us have charity and humility. Let us give alms because these cleanse our souls from the stains of sin. Men lose all the material things they le...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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 Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Presentation of the Lord)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version w...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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.&n...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1 February 2020Saturday of week 3 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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. ...

  • To be hard headed.

    Posted Jan 31 by Larry Makinson

    To be hardheaded.   You must be hardheaded before you open your mind or your head will go flat.   Definition of hardheaded2: concerned with or involving practical considerations : SOBER, REALISTIC   Definition of flat b: utterly ruined or destroyed   When we understan...

  • Candlemas BringsLight tp the World

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    January 31, 2020 Candlemas Brings Light to the World Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. I recently led a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem.  As we stood at the foot of the Temple Mount and remembered the Presentation of Jesus, several people had questions. There were questions about the...

  • How We Can Take the Hand of Jesus

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    January 31, 2020 How We Can Take the Hand of Jesus Maura Roan McKeegan One winter afternoon, I brought my children to a nursing home, where my daughter was singing for the residents with a group of girls. When the concert was over, my children and I wandered around the room, looking for elder...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Mirror To The Sun Friday, January 31, 2020 Messiah called us to be the light of the world. But God is, by nature, the light of the world – not us. So how do you become a light? By reflecting His light. How? How does a mirror reflect the sun? By turning its face away from everyt...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John (Don) Bosco St. John Bosco (1815–1888) was born in Italy to a poor farming family. His father died when he was two, leaving his religious instruction to his pious mother. At the age of nine he had his first of many power...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: The Father of Mercies Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3   When you call God Father, it’s not just His name that you’re calling upon. “Father” indicate...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumul...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 3rd in Ordinary Time View saints January 31st: St. John Bosco, priest View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,26-34): Jesus said, «In the kingdom of God it is like this. A man scatters seed upon the soil. Whether he is asleep or awake, be it day or nig...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 31 2020   « January 30  |  February 1 » Friday of the Third Week of Ordinary Time Lectionary: 321 Reading 1 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for loving me.   Thank You for filling the earth with Your glory.   I surrender all to You today.   May Your Holy Spirit repair, refine, and refresh me so that I may serve...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 31 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 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.

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Saint John Bosco, Priest  on Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Saint John Bosco, Priest  on Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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, ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 31 January 2020Saint John Bosco, Priest  on Friday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Dark Elohims Thursday, January 30, 2020 The word for God in Hebrew is ‘Elohim.’ But it is not a singular noun – it’s plural. This undoubtedly is linked to the mystery of God’s triune nature. But there’s more – the word is also translated to m...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Shiloh The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. Genesis 49:10   Jesus is Shiloh, which means “peacemaker.” He can give you peace ab...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will anoint me so that I can join with Jesus...   ...to proclaim good news to the poor. ...to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Luke 4:18-19   Please inspire and sen...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day .to proclaim good news to the poor. ...to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Luke 4:18-19

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Martina of Rome St. Martina of Rome (d. 228 A.D.) was born to a noble Roman family and orphaned at a young age. She was zealous in the practice of her faith, remained a virgin, and, in preparation for the Christian persecutions sweep...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,21-25): Jesus also said to the crowd, «When the light comes, is it to be put under a tub or a bed? Surely it is put on a lampstand. Whatever is hidden will be disclosed, and whatever is kept secret...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 30 2020   « January 29  |  January 31 » Thursday of the Third Wek in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 320 Reading 1 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29 After...

  • Meditations

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

    January 30, 2020 "In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course." – St. Boniface  

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 b...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 30 January 2020Thursday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Bringing The Answer To The Problem Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Song of Solomon 2:10 says, “My beloved answered and said to me, ‘Arise, my love, my beautiful one….’” Why is that strange? Because the beloved answered – with no question asked. This revea...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Savior For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11   Jesus is the Savior, a title that means “deliverer” and “preserver.” Jesus has many names, but the most important name may ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray for those who are grieving today.   I pray for those who have lost loved ones.   I pray for those who have lost relationships.   I pray for those who have had to surrender th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Aquilinus of Milan St. Aquilinus of Milan (d. 1015 A.D.), also known as St. Aquilinus of Cologne, was born to a noble family in Bavaria, Germany. He received his education in Cologne, Germany and was ordained to the priesthood. He wa...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near." Philippians 4:4-5  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,1-20): Jesus began to teach by the lake, but such a large crowd gathered about him that He got into a boat and sat in it on the lake while the crowd stood on the shore. He taught them many things throug...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 29 2020   « January 28  |  January 30 » Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 319 Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-17 That night ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Prayer, considered as petition, consists entirely in expressing to God some desire in order that He may hear it favorably; a real desire is, therefore, its primary and essential condition; without this, we are merely moving the lips, going thro...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time 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 ...

  • General Epistle of Barnabas Chap. III

    Posted Jan 28 by Joseph Esquivel

    CHAP. III.   The prophecies of Daniel. Concerning the ten kings, and the coming of Christ.   WHEREFORE it is necessary that searching diligently into those 11 things which are near to come to pass, we should write to you what may serve to keep you whole. 11 Histantibus: read Instantibu...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Secret Of The Victorious Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Which is harder? To stop a car when it just starts rolling on the top of a hill – or to stop it when it’s gained full speed heading down the hill? The answer is obvious – it’s easiest to stop it when it’...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The God Who is Near (Elohim Mikarov) "Am I a God near at hand," says the LORD, "And not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?" Jeremiah 23:23-24   Do you act as if God were far off? If you understood...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that today Your Holy Spirit will remind me that all of my hope comes from You.   You are my daily help and the light that illuminates my path.   Please help me to trust You more today. ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was born into a wealthy and noble family in Aquino, Italy. He was the pious and brilliant son of a count, and a lucrative future was planned for him. When Thomas set off to enter ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against t...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 3rd in Ordinary Time View saints January 28th: St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,31-35): Jesus' mother and brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told h...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 28 2020   « January 27  |  January 29 » Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church Lectionary: 318 Reading 1 2 Sm ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "God cannot cease to love me. That is the most startling fact that our doctrine reveals. Sinner or saint He loves and cannot well help Himself. Magdalen in her sin, Magdalen in her sainthood, was loved by God. The difference between her position m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeVespers (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.  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeMorning 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.  &...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 28 January 2020Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor  on Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary TimeOffice 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.   ...

  • Names Names Names

    Posted Jan 27 by Larry Makinson

    Names Names  Names Is our birth name not enough?  Must we add to our birth name?  What about our spiritual name?   Let us look at the creation of a name and part of what happens.1:  A name is something that is created and therefore must be defined.2:  Once define...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Tent Of The Appointed TimeMonday, January 27, 2020God gave Israel a way to receive His presence in their midst. It was called ‘The Tabernacle.’ But the Tabernacle had another name. It was called in Hebrew, the Ohel Moed. The phrase means “the Tent of Meeting.” But the wo...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rabboni Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:16   Jesus is Rabboni, an unusual descriptive term for the usual word “Rabbi,” or “teacher.” The ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray that You will lead me to live today as You desire...   And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8   L...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Angela Merici St. Angela Merici (1474 – 1540) was born in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Her deep piety drew her to make a private vow of virginity at a young age. Her parents died when she was ten, and soon afterwards she lost...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 3rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 3,22-30): The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, «He is possessed by Beelzebul: the chief of the demons helps him to drive out demons». Jesus called them to him and began teach...