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  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Sorrows Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows became widespread in the Church around the 14th century. It was revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) that devotion to Our Lady's Seven Sorrows would bring great graces. ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 24th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 15,1-32): Tax collectors and sinners were seeking the company of Jesus, all of them eager to hear what He had to say. But the Pharisees and the scribes frowned at this, muttering. «This man welcom...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 15 2019   « September 14  |  September 16 » Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 132 Reading 1 Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 The LORD ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "In this valley of tears, every man is born to weep, and all must suffer, by enduring the evils that take place every day. But how much greater would be the misery of life, if we also knew the future evils that await us! 'Unfortunate, indeed,...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God Does Big Things with Small Deeds by Max Lucado   "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin" (Zech. 4:10 NLT).   Begin. Just begin! What seems small to you might be huge to someone else. Just ask Bohn Fawkes. During W...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Please search me and know my heart...   Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting. Psal...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Albert of Jerusalem St. Albert of Jerusalem (d. 1215) was born to a noble family in Italy, and was well educated in theology and law. He went on to become a priest and bishop and served in important posts as a peacemaker; he served a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Exaltation of the Cross September 14th is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (also known as the Triumph of the Cross). Early in the 4th century St. Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in searc...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: September 14th: The Exaltation of the Cross View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,13-17): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «No one has ever gone up to heaven except the one who came from heaven, the Son of Man. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 14 2019   « September 13  |  September 15 » Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy CrossLectionary: 638 Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their p...

  • The Shepherd is Still Searching for the Lost Sheep

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

    September 13, 2019 The Shepherd is Still Searching for the Lost Sheep Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Gospel, the religious elites of Jesus’ day complained because He ate with sinners. He is still doing that in the Mass. Why? Gospel (Read Lk 15:1-32) St. Luke tells us “tax collec...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. John Chrysostom St. John Chrysostom (347-407 A.D.) was born to noble parents in Antioch, an important center of Christianity in his day. After the death of his father, his mother sent him to the best schools for his education. As a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For many are called, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 23rd in Ordinary Time View saints September 13th: St. John Chrysostom View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,39-42): Jesus offered this example, «Can a blind person lead another blind person? Surely both will fall into a ditch. A disciple is not above the ma...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 13 2019   « September 12  |  September 14 » Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 441 Reading 1...

  • The Christian Vocaton Demands Constant Sacrifice

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 12, 2019 The Christian Vocation Demands Constant Sacrifice Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV Venerable Fulton Sheen made a commitment to spend a Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament every single day of his life as a seminarian, priest, and bishop. His faithfulness to this resolutio...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch 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 Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Guy of Anderlecht St. Guy (950–1012), also known as the "Poor Man of Anderlecht," was born to pious parents of humble means in the country village of Anderlecht near Brussels. Having no money for school, from his childhood he s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phili...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Mary On September 12th the Church venerates the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary because of her unique privilege as the holiest of creatures, the Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her name is there...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 23rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,27-38): Jesus said to his disciples, «But I say to you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who treat you badly. To the one w...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 12 2019   « September 11  |  September 13 » Thursday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 440 Reading 1 Col 3:12-17 Br...

  • How We Come To Resemble Christ

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 11, 2019 How We Come To Resemble Christ Jonathan B. Coe As I mentioned in a recent essay, over the years I’ve noticed a fair number of Christians who have shipwrecked their faith because of unrealistic expectations about how their lives would play out. They remind me of the ch...

  • Learning to Accept God's Will in Hard Times

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 11, 2019 Learning to Accept God’s Will in Hard Times Jeannie Ewing I had just received shocking news while on a rare long weekend retreat: I was pregnant. Good Catholics are not supposed to be upset about this news, but I was. I wasn’t in a place in my life where I was r...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Season Of The Bikoreem Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2000 years ago on the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit fell on a gathering of Jewish believers in a very specific season. The Bible says Israel is like a fig tree. The fig tree puts forth early figs and late figs. The early figs are ca...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114   A Time to Think I may never know the answers to the questions that plagued me after 9/11. But I know if we lean on God and each other we will be guided to a bette...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   Thank You for Your mercies, Your compassions, and Your faithfulness which are new every morning...   Through the LORD’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the LORD’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch 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 Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre (1802-1840) was one of eight children born to a farming family in France. He was a pious child and served as a model of virtue for his childhood companions. He discerned a call to the p...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates wit...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 23rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,20-26): Lifting up his eyes to his disciples, Jesus said, «Fortunate are you who are poor, the kingdom of God is yours. Fortunate are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Fortunate are...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 11 2019   « September 10  |  September 12 » Wednesday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 439 Reading 1 Col 3:1-11 Br...

  • How I Pray With The Holy Spirit

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 10, 2019 How I Pray With the Holy Spirit Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. The best way I can express how I pray today is to quote Pope John Paul II from Crossing the Threshold of Hope: “The pope prays as the Holy Spirit permits him to pray.” I find that the Holy Spirit opens...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Read Your Life Backward by Max Lucado   God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 NCV   What God said about Jeremiah, he said about you: "Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you. Before yo...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Carrot & The StickTuesday, September 10, 2019How do you get a mule to move? One way is to use a carrot or a stick: the carrot represents the pleasure principle, while the stick represents the pain principle. Scientists use these principles in behavior-changing experiments, such as giving...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2   A Time to Think The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Thank You for being my Advocate when I am in need of help.   I admit that I fall short of Your glory and I confess my sins to You.   Jesus, please defend me against the enemy.   W...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch 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 Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Ambrose Edward Barlow St. Ambrose Edward Barlow (1585-1641) was born near Manchester, England, to a noble family. He was baptized Catholic at his birth, but was raised Protestant when Catholicism was outlawed by the reigning monarchy...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them. John 14:21  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 23rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,12-19): Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer with God. When day came, He called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them whom He called apostles: Simon, whom He ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 10 2019   « September 9  |  September 11 » Tuesday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 438 Reading 1 Col 2:6-15 Broth...

  • Meditations

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "In contemplating a beautiful work of creation consider that, in itself, it is nothing. Let your thoughts soar to the great Hand that produced it; place all your delight in Him saying: "O my God! Sole Object of my desires! Universal Source of all ...

  • We Always Belong Entirely to God

    Posted Sep 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 9, 2019 We Always Belong Entirely to God JP Nunez Being Catholic in our day and age is tough. It seems like our culture is becoming more and more secular every day, and we are constantly being told that we need to check our faith at the door when we enter the public sphere. For exam...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Withdrawing Of The Cloud Monday, September 9, 2019 Have there been times in your life and walk when you just didn’t feel the presence of God; when you didn’t feel the presence of His love, His favor, or His blessings? Maybe you felt He was distant or withdrawing from you....

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gift God Has Given You by Max Lucado   A cynic asked an elderly woman about the security of her salvation. He said, “How can you be so sure that after all these years God won’t let you sink into hell?” Her answer: “He would lose more than I would. Al...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Psalms 50:14   A Time to Think When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord, What do You want to achieve through my life today?   Is there a special calling, a greater purpose than what I am aware of?   Please show me.   I want to die to myself and live for You... &nbs...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:24

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch 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 Sep 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Kieran the Younger St. Kieran the Younger (512-546 A.D.), also known as St. Ciaran, was born in Connacht, Ireland, the son of a carpenter. He demonstrated a great aptitude in his studies, being educated by a holy deacon who had him...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:6-7  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday 23rd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,6-11): On another Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man with a paralyzed right hand and the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees watched him: Would Jesus heal the man on...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Sep 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 9 2019   « September 8  |  September 10 » Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, PriestLectionary: 437 Reading 1 Col1:24–2:3 Brothers a...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Kindness Quotient by Max Lucado   How kind are you? What is your kindness quotient? When was the last time you did something kind for someone in your family—e.g., got a blanket, cleaned off the table, prepared the coffee—without being asked?   Th...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Psalms 50:14   A Time to Think Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths or the turning inwards in prayer...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus, The Almighty,   I find comfort and security in Your strong arms, the place of Your love and protection.   It is so good to know that You care for me.   It is so good to know that You can protect m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 8 by Arch 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 Sep 8 by Arch 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 Sep 8 by Arch 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 Sep 8 by Arch 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 Sep 8 by Arch 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 Sep 8 by Arch 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...