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  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Winsomeness of Holiness by Max Lucado John the Baptist would never get hired today. No church would touch him. He was a public relations disaster. He “wore clothes made from camel’s hair, had a leather belt around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey” (Mark 1:6...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 A Time to Think Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your praye...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day James 3:17-18 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, not hypocritical.   18 And the fruit of righteousness is s...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dear Father God, Why do I doubt and worry? I know in my heart that You will never leave me and You will never forsake me. Let me learn to live as the writer of Hebrews says... Keep your life free from love of money,and be content with what you have,for He (God) has said,"I will never leave you...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Ivo (Ives) of Kermartin St. Ivo of Kermartin (1253–1303) was born to a noble family in Brittany, France. He studied civil and canon law, philosophy, and theology. He went on to practice law for many years in both the civil an...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 5th (C) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,31-33a.34-35): When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, «Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. God will glorify him, and He will glorify him very soon. »My children, I am wit...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 19 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 19 2019   « May 18  |  May 20 » Fifth Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 54 Reading 1 Acts 14:21-27 After Paul and Barnabas had proclaimed the go...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 5th Sunday of Easter) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May mind and tongue made strong in love Your praise throughout the world proclaim, And may that love within our hearts Set fire to others with its flame. Most blessèd Trinity of love, For whom the heart of man was made, To you be praise in timeless song, And everlasting homage paid. ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Felix of Cantalice St. Felix of Cantalice (d. 1587) was born to a pious peasant family in Italy. He grew up tending sheep and was hired out to work for a farmer at the age of nine, which he did for twenty years. He evidenced signs of...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "With the loyal you show yourself loyal; with the blameless you show yourself blameless; with the pure you show yourself pure, and with the crooked you show yourself perverse. You deliver a humble people, but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,7-14): Jesus said to his disciples: «If you know me, you will know the Father also; indeed you know him and you have seen him». Philip asked him, «Lord, show us the Father and that is enough&...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 18 2019   « May 17  |  May 19 » Saturday of the Fourth Week of EasterLectionary: 284 Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbathalmost ...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 18 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day Jesus Christ is the one whom the Father anointed with the Holy Spirit and established as priest, prophet, and king. The whole People of God participates in these three offices of Christ and bears the responsibilities for mission and service that f...

  • Love

    Posted May 17 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    Todays Message Is On Love! " No Greater Love Then This No Man Has Then To Lay Down Ones Life For A Friend". Everyday Within Our World We Hear And See Much Hardship, Hatred And Lack Of Love. However, As A Community Of Faith And A Community Of Christian Believers We M...

  • Pain and the Resurrection: The Route to Communion

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 16, 2019 Pain and the Resurrection: The Route to Communion Brian Isenbarger Recently, a loved one of mine has been experiencing relentless pain. It all began with minor aches years ago which have gradually become worse and worse – to the point of interfering with his day to day life...

  • The Last Supper: An Outbreak of God's Glory

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 17, 2019 The Last Supper: An Outbreak of God’s Glory Gayle Somers At the Last Supper, Jesus announces that His betrayal by Judas begins an outbreak of God’s glory. How can this be? Gospel (Read Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35) St. John tells us that after Satan had entered Judas, d...

  • Life Is That Easy

    Posted May 17 by Tony Villari

    Every morning, as I'm dragging my butt out of bed, I thank God for another glorious day in paradise and another chance to excel at whatever challenges God may see fit to throw my way. Will I succeed in those challenges? Hope for the best, and be prepared to embrace failure. Failure is how we learn t...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Beggar and the Bread by Max Lucado A beggar came and sat before me. “I want bread,” he said.   “How wise you are,” I assured him. “Bread is what you need. And you have come to the right bakery.” So I pulled my cookbook down from my s...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lesson Of King Hashnu Friday, May 17, 2019 A Japanese story: One day, a stonecutter named Hashnu became miserable and discontent while cutting stone, despising his life as a stone-cutter. As he complained, the king rode by on his horse. “If Hashnu only a king could be,” s...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8   A Time to Think Faith will lead you where you cannot walk. Reason has never been a mountain climber. –E. W. Kenyon, pastor   A Time to Act ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I thank You that You are the Rock of my salvation...   The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation! 2 Samual 22:47   I thank You that my...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 2 Samuel 22:47 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 47 Adonai lives! And blessed be my Rock! Exalted be God—the Rock of my salvation!   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright © 201...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Antonia Mesina Blessed Antonia Mesina (1919-1935) was one of ten children born to a poor family on the island of Sardinia in Italy. Being the second oldest child, she had to leave school to help with the family chores after her mothe...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways." Psalm 119:1-3  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 14,1-6): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not be troubled; trust in God and trust in me. In my Father's house there are many rooms. Otherwise I would not have told you that I go to prepare a place for you. Af...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 17 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 17 2019   « May 16  |  May 18 » Friday of the Fourth Week of EasterLectionary: 283 Reading 1 Acts 13:26-33 When Paul came to Antioch in Pisi...

  • Trust

    Posted May 16 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    Every Word Of God Is Pure, He Is A Shield Unto Them That Put Their Trust In Him. Everyday Is A Challenge, We Face Many Struggles And Hardships, But Through It All There Is A Rainbow Which Shines Through All Of The Darkness; The Rainbow Of Which I Speak Is Christ Whom Gives Us The Strength To Carry O...

  • Steeling Salvation

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 4, 2019 Steeling Salvation Those Catholic Men By: David Frulla After 9 hours in single-digit temperatures, I wasn’t quite sure if my feet were cold because there was a hole in my waders or if I should have worn a thicker pair of socks. It didn’t really matter. We had fished a...

  • Give Yourself Completely to Jesus Through Mary

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 16, 2019 Give Yourself Completely to Jesus Through Mary Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “When and how did you hear the voice of God calling you to be a religious priest?” This is one question about my vocation that I find difficult to answer. I cannot really say exactly when I perceive...

  • We Rest in Hope, Come What May

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 16, 2019 We Rest in Hope, Come What May Constance T. Hull In a Fallen world where suffering abounds, what is the Christian answer to suffering and uncertainty? What is it we have been given in the face of pain, sorrow, uncertainty, and agony in our lives and the world? The answer is the s...

  • Where Did We Get The Liturgy of The Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    You will find this article quite interesting.     May 16, 2019 Where Did We Get The Liturgy of the Hours? Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V. We find the origins of the Liturgy of the Hours in the Old Testament. The psalms, the 150 prayers in the Old Testament, are the real basis of...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Begin. Just Begin! by Max Lucado   What difference will my work make?   God’s answer: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin” (Zech. 4:10).   Begin. Just Begin! What seems small to you ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Asking The Word Thursday, May 16, 2019 In Acts 17, it’s recorded that Paul speaks to the people of Berea. It’s then recorded that the Bereans searched the Scriptures daily to see if the things Paul said were indeed true. The Greek word, translated as “searched,” c...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17   A Time to Think The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. –Leslie Weatherhead, Christian theologian   A Time t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You that for every hurt, every fear, every worry, every need, there is a remedy — through the power Jesus and of the Resurrection He offers, through the power and presence of Your Holy Spirit, and through Y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:28-30 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 28 Now we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.   29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Simon Stock St. Simon Stock (1165-1265) was born in Kent, England. He was strongly drawn to God as a child, and at the age of twelve he began to live as a hermit in the hollow of an oak tree. After two decades of thi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Ephesians 2:13  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,16-20): After Jesus had washed the feet of the disciples He said «Truly, I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is the messenger greater than he who sent him. Understand this, and ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 16 2019   « May 15  |  May 17 » Thursday of the Fourth Week of EasterLectionary: 282 Reading 1 Acts 13:13-25 From Paphos, Paul and his compa...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 16 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards Go...

  • Mary Teaches Us That Love

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    When Federal and State Governments try and or want to control a women's Life throw this at them saying Don't mess with God and the Blessed Virgin Mary.       May 15, 2019 Mary Teaches Us That Love Bears New Life Jeannie Ewing “Love gives new life to the heart. By it...

  • Today's Message:

    Posted May 15 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    Today My Son, Let Us Be Thankful For All Christ Has Provided For Us, Friends, Family And Loved Ones; The Love We Share And His Most Ultimate Gift Of Love For Us The Gift Of Salvation And The Forgiveness Of Our Sins. Let Us Count Our Blessings As We Reconcile Ourselves To Christ Through Prayer And Se...

  • Why Did Satan Cite the Psalms?

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Bob Huggins

    In Matthew 4:1-11 (// Lk 4:1-13), the devil tempts Jesus in the wilderness. The Messiah responds to the devil’s temptations with three references to Deuteronomy (cf. Deut 6:13, 16; 8:3; Matt 4:4, 7, 10), but Satan chooses to cite from Psalm 91: “He will command his angels concerning you ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Iconoclast Wednesday, May 15, 2019 In English, we have the word “iconoclast.” An iconoclast is someone who goes against the flow and breaks the rules or traditions. The word goes back centuries. It comes from a great controversy which took place in the middle ages in the ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) &nb...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Do nothing out of selfishness or conceit, but with humility consider others as more important than yourselves, looking out not only for your own interests but also the interests of others. (TLV) Philippians 2:3-4

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dymphna St. Dymphna (7th c.) was the daughter of a pagan Irish chieftain and a beautiful Christian noblewoman. Dymphna was raised as a Christian, and she consecrated her virginity to Christ at a young age. Dymphna's father lov...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God." Job 19:25-26  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 4th of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,44-50): Jesus declared publicly: «Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me, sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever belie...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 15 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 15 2019   « May 14  |  May 16 » Wednesday of the Fourth Week of EasterLectionary: 281 Reading 1 Acts 12:24—13:5a The word of God conti...

  • Does This Ancient Prayer Release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory?

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Does This Ancient Prayer Release 1,000 Souls From Purgatory? Here’s the Astonishing Truth Articles Christian Living Prayer by ChurchPOP Editor - November 2, 2018   Public Domain / ChurchPOP This is a really great prayer! Although, there are some misconceptio...

  • Our Kady if Giid Success:

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 14, 2019 Our Lady Of Good Success: A Message For Our Time Jonathan B. Coe From 1594 to 1634, in Quito, Ecuador, a Conceptionist sister, who would become the Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, received apparitions from the Mother of God that were approved by the local bishop during ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Matthias the Apostle St. Matthias the Apostle (1st c.) followed Jesus during his entire earthly ministry and was one of his 72 disciples. Matthias was chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Christ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Russian Hospital Tuesday, May 14, 2019 We took a mission trip to Russia soon after the doors of freedom were opened. We entered a hospital unplanned and told them we wanted to share the Gospel. Immediately, they summoned all the patients and gathered everyone into one large meeting r...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3   A Time to Think Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He cal...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Please calm my heart, my mind, and my spirit today.   Please forgive me for worrying about the people and circumstances that surround me.   I want to live with Your confidence and hope fill...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Philippians 4:6-8 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.   7 And the shalom of God, which surpasses all...

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: May 14th: Saint Matthias, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 15,9-17): Jesus said to his disciples, «As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. You will remain in my love if you keep my commandments, just as I have kept my Father...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 14 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 14 2019   « May 13  |  May 15 » Feast of Saint Matthias, ApostleLectionary: 564 Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of...

  • Fatima is a WAKE-UP-CALL

    Posted May 13 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 13, 2019 Fatima Is a Wake-Up Call Fr. Nicholas Sheehy, LC A world plagued by sin needed a wake-up call. Over 100 years ago, the sun danced in Portugal. This miraculous event gave credibility to the whole Fatima event and served as proof that it was truly a divine intervention in a world a...

  • How Prayer Produces A Real Union with God

    Posted May 13 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 13, 2019 How Prayer Produces a Real Union with God Stephen Beale In the Psalms, prayer is often portrayed a cry to a God who seems distant. For example, in Psalm 130, the petitioner says: Out of the depths I call to you, LORD;Lord, hear my cry!May your ears be attentiveto my cry for m...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Other End Of The Leash Monday, May 13, 2019 When I was growing up, I used to take my dog Pudgy for walks. Whenever Pudgy saw something of interest, she would take off after it— or at least try. I was on the other end of the leash, and it was my job to restrain her. Either I was...