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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor  on Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctor  on Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide 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 o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 29 April 2020 Wednesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Time to let people go back to work

    Posted Apr 28 by HOLLY G

    Judge Rules Against Illinois Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order By Jack Davis, The Western Journal Published April 28, 2020 at 9:34am A judge has ruled that Illinois Republican state Rep. Darren Bailey can be exempt from Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order in a decision ...

  • I've worked the front line in NYC, it's time to start opening u

    Posted Apr 28 by HOLLY G

    Dr. Daniel Murphy: Coronavirus — I've worked the front line in NYC, it's time to start opening up  By Daniel G. Murphy | New York Post New York prepares to regionally relax COVID-19 restrictions when hospitalization rates decline for 14 days Parts of the state with lower infe...

  • Coronavirus and Demographics

    Posted Apr 28 by HOLLY G

    Science says: It’s time to start easing the lockdowns By Scott Atlas April 26, 2020 | 6:53pm | Updated The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been enormous, and New York has suffered more than anywhere else in the world. Compared as a separate country, ...

  • Eye Doctors Writing about Corona Virus?? NOT

    Posted Apr 28 by HOLLY G

    Infectious disease expert slams study that panned hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment: 'It's a sham' By Victor Garcia | Fox News Infectious disease expert Dr. Stephen Smith told "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night that a study published last week indicating the antimala...

  • More Reasons to support your Community and Small Businesses

    Posted Apr 28 by HOLLY G

    Why major food and hotel chains are getting stimulus money meant for small businesses Ruth’s Chris, Potbelly, and Shake Shack are just a few companies that have gotten small-business loans. By Li Zhouli@vox.com  Apr 22, 2020, 4:40pm EDT   As the $349 b...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Louis De Montfort St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673 – 1716) was born in Brittany, France, to a large farming family. As a child he displayed an unusual spiritual maturity and spent much time in prayer before the Bles...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous." Matthew 5:...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Brother In The Storm Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Likewise, Messiah was born to become your brother and to share in your adversity. He was born to become your brother – to share in ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: My Father and Your Father Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'" John 20:17   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for Your promises, Oh God my Father!   Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8   I want to draw near to You.   Please let me experience Your ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 28 2020   « April 27  |  April 29 » Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter Lectionary: 274 Reading 1 Acts 7:51—8:1a Stephen said to t...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 3rd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,30-35): The people said to Jesus, «Show us miraculous signs, that we may see and believe you. What sign do you perform? Our ancestors ate manna in the desert; as Scripture says: ‘They were given brea...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Peter Chanel, Priest, Martyr  or Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Peter Chanel, Priest, Martyr  or Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  or Saint Peter Chanel, Priest, Martyr  or Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Priest  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 28 April 2020 Tuesday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Get out in the Fresh Air.......

    Posted Apr 27 by HOLLY G

    Get out in the fresh air and sunshine. Build up your immune system. Breathing the same recycled air in your house week after week is not good for you.  There are many experts out there that are being muzzled from telling you about all the other alternatives. Including the fact that there are 5...

  • It's NOT about your Health...You're not paying attention

    Posted Apr 27 by HOLLY G

    When the State tells you it's safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it's not about your health. When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it's not about your health. When the State bans de...

  • WAKE UP PEOPLE

    Posted Apr 27 by HOLLY G

    Frontline doctors who administered 5,000 coronavirus tests want to reopen, say COVID-19 similar to flu Not all health care officials agree with the doctors.  PAUL SACCA Two doctors, who have administered more than 5,000 coronavirus tests, say that coronavirus is similar to the seasonal flu, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The White Birds Of Modern Culture Monday, April 27, 2020 Up until the 1980s canaries were used in coal mines. If the canary became disoriented or died, it was a sign that the air was toxic and everyone was in danger. Today we’re seeing an attack on fatherhood. Fathers are depicted ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Most High God (El Elyon) But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth." Genesis 14:22   The Lord is El Elyon, the Most-High God, a name that means He owns Heaven and E...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Most High God,   You know my heart and my heartaches.   You have showered me with blessings and You have carried me through the valleys of pain and sadness.   Thank You for the godly influenc...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Zita of Lucca St. Zita (d. 1271) was born into poverty in Tuscany, Italy. Her mother taught her to develop a strong prayer life, which, combined with her happy disposition, enabled her to seek God's will in all her life circumstanc...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23  

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 27 2020   « April 26  |  April 28 » Monday of the Third Week of Easter Lectionary: 273 Reading 1 Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 3rd of Easter View saints April 27th: The Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia's patron saint View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,22-29): After Jesus had fed the five thousand, his disciples saw him walking on the water. Next day the people who had stayed on ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 27 April 2020 Monday of the 3rd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Cletus & Marcellinus St. Cletus (1st c.) and St. Marcellinus (3rd c.) were both Romans, popes, and martyrs who ruled the Holy See during the terrible persecution of Christians at the hands of the Roman Empire. St. Cletus was a conve...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, s...

  • Meditations

    Posted Apr 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Everything that exists is a gift from God. Yet oftentimes we look to the things and creatures created by God for a satisfaction and fulfillment that only God Himself can provide. When the soul wraps itself around the things and the people of this...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of God But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31   Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Godhead. That the description &l...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   You have given to every follower of Jesus a great mission for Your kingdom.   I know that You have called me for Your mission.   I pray that each day, I will seek You and follow Your guid...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the en...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 26 2020   « April 25  |  April 27 » Third Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 46 Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 3rd (A) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,13-35): That very same day, the first day after the sabbath, two of them were going to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem, and they talked about what had happened. While they were talking and wonde...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 26 April 2020 3rd Sunday of Easter Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. __...

  • End Total Isolation

    Posted Apr 25 by HOLLY G

    Stanford doctor: 5 reasons to stop panic, end total isolation Officials ignoring empirical evidence, fundamental principles of biology  Dr. David Atlas (Twitter) Government authorities, advisers and analysts who are calling for a continuation of the near-total lockdown of the economy are ign...

  • Time to OPEN up the Economy

    Posted Apr 25 by HOLLY G

    Here are just a few reasons that people will die if the economy is not reopened soon It's time to make a choice As the saying goes, on a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. Or, more simply put, no one lives forever, no matter what government or the private sector mi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of the Father Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 3   Jesus is the Son of the Father, sent by the Father to save a sinful world. He ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer (This prayer is based upon Psalm 8)   O Lord, my Lord,   How majestic is Your name in all the earth,   You have set Your glory in the heavens.   When I look at Your heavens, at the work of Your f...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 8:1 New King James Version (NKJV) O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Mark St. Mark the Evangelist (1st c.) was born to Jewish parents living in Libya in North Africa, later settling in Cana of Galilee not far from Jerusalem. Mark became one of the 70 disciples of Jesus and the author of the Gospel t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The way of the righteous is level; O Just One, you make smooth the path of the righteous. In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the soul’s desire. My soul yearns for you in the night, my spirit wit...

  • Meditations

    Posted Apr 25 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "No one can fail to understand that the Divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people an incomparable dignity. Not only while the Sacrifice is offered and the Sacrament is received, but as long as the Eucharist is kept in our churches and ora...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 25 2020   « April 24  |  April 26 » Feast of Saint Mark, evangelist Lectionary: 555 Reading 1 1 Pt 5:5b-14 Beloved:     C...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: April 25th: St. Mark, evangelist View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,15-20): Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them, «Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation. The one who believes and is baptized will be saved; the one who ref...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - 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 be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - 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.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast 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 Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday of Easter) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 25 April 2020 Saint Mark, Evangelist - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The 70 A.D. Proof Of Messiah Friday, April 24, 2020 The prophet Daniel prophesied that the Messiah would come to Jerusalem and then “the city and the sanctuary” (the Temple) would be destroyed. It all came to pass in 70 AD. So Israel’s Messiah had to come before that mo...

  • Prophetic Word

    Posted Apr 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father says today, maintain alignment with the vision I have imparted. Set aside the crutch of outward dependency, for that is idolatry. Challenge yourself to step out in faith without requiring a safety net that only robs you of what the future holds. Refuse to allow others to do your thinkin...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Breath of Life The breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. Revelation 11:11   The Holy Spirit is the Breath of Life. When God breathed into the nostrils of Adam, the Holy...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You breathed the breath of life into me as you have with all people who have ever lived...   And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622) was born with the name Mark Rey in what is today Germany. He studied and taught law and became known for his charity, austerities, and great devotion to God. He gained a r...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 24 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "My child, if you accept my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; if you seek it like ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 24 2020   « April 23  |  April 25 » Friday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 271 Reading 1 Acts 5:34-42 A Pharisee in the Sanhedr...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 2nd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,1-15): Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, near Tiberias, and large crowds followed him because of the miraculous signs they saw when He healed the sick. So He went up into the hills and sat down ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 24 April 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Eastertide Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Shape Of Your Chrysalis Thursday, April 23, 2020 You may find yourself dealing with old habits and feeling stuck in them; thinking old thoughts or repeating ungodly or unhealthy behavior. But don’t conclude that that’s who you really are. Consider the butterfly. It starts...

  • Prophetic Word

    Posted Apr 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father says today, I am bringing heaven to earth in your life. I am the Father in heaven, and I am fathering heaven into you as the base state of favor and blessing that you walk around in. My lavish blessing is a seed brought forth and coming to maturity in your life. Engage My abundance with...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of the Living God Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16   Jesus is the Son of the Living God. All false gods have no life in them. False gods don’t think or love; nor do they answer th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Without Jesus, I was lost.   With Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I am a Your child and You are my loving heavenly Father, my Good Shepherd, and my King.   You have given me life eternal and I am ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. George St. George (d. 303 A.D.) was born in Palestine to noble Christian parents. Like his father, he enlisted as a soldier in the Roman army serving under Emperor Diocletian. He was renowned for his bravery and outstanding militar...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 23 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 23 2020   « April 22  |  April 24 » Thursday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 270 Reading 1 Acts 5:27-33 When the court officers...