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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Mary Magdalene St. Mary Magdalen (1st c.) was a friend and devoted follower of Jesus Christ, a reformed woman once of ill repute, out of whom He exorcised seven demons. Mary Magdalene has a special place among Jesus’ disciple...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kin...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: July 22nd: Mary Magdalene View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,1-2.11-18): Now, on the first day after the Sabbath, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark and she saw that the stone blocking the tomb had been moved away. She ran ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 22 2019   « July 21  |  July 23 » Feast of Saint Mary MagdaleneLectionary: 603 Reading 1 SGS 3:1-4B The Bride says:On my bed at night I sou...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    ‘I Am The Soldier’ Monday, July 22, 2019 During the Second World War, the Danish monarch, King Christian X, spotted a Nazi swastika flying over a public building. “Take it down,” demanded the king to a German officer guarding the building. The officer indignantly ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Father God, Your very Word tells me that You have given me divine power to live my life as You want me to...   His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own g...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these, he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may parti...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 21 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 Jul 21 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 Jul 21 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 Jul 21 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 Jul 21 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 Jul 21 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 Jul 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Victor of Marseilles St. Victor of Marseilles (d. 290 A.D.) was a Christian soldier serving in the Roman imperial army in Marseilles, France. Christianity was thriving there, until Emperor Maximian arrived with the intention of put...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 21 by Arch 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. For you deliver a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down. It is ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 16th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen t...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 21 2019   « July 20  |  July 22 » Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 108 Reading 1 Gn 18:1-10a The LORD appeared to Abraham by th...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jul 21 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The Church, which has spread everywhere, even to the ends of the earth, received the faith from the apostles and their disciples ... Having one soul and one heart, the Church holds this faith, preaches and teaches it consistently as though by a s...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Let’s come before him with thanks! Let’s shout songs of joy to him! Psalm 95:2 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. –William Painter, inventor  ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today I recall the children's song...   I am a promise, I am a possibility I am a promise with a capital “P,” I am a great big bundle of potentiality And I am learning to hear God&rs...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV) 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is take...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 20 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 Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 20 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 Jul 20 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 Jul 20 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 wi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 20 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 Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Antioch St. Margaret (289-304 A.D.) was born in Antioch, the daughter of a pagan priest. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised by a Christian nurse who baptized her and gave her a Christian educa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifesta...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,14-21): The Pharisees went out and made plans to get rid of Jesus. As Jesus was aware of the plot, He went away from that place. Many people followed him and He cured all who were sick. Then He gave th...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 20 2019   « July 19  |  July 21 » Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 394 Reading 1 Ex 12:37-42 The children of Isra...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jul 20 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Finally—and this is perhaps the most difficult aspect of what concerns the practice of conformity to the will of God—we should desire virtue itself and the degrees of grace only insofar as God wishes to give them, and not desire more....

  • Spiritual Reading Gives Us Peace in a Chaotic World

    Posted Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 19, 2019 Spiritual Reading Gives Us Peace in a Chaotic World Fr. John Portavella What is Spiritual Reading? It is something that could be done at home, although at times also at work, outside office hours. It consists in reading from the New Testament for a few minutes and from another ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for bringing Your peace to my heart and my mind today.   Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 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 Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Macrina the Younger St. Macrina the Younger (d. 380 A.D.) was born in Cappadocia to a family of saints. Her mother was St. Emelia, and her father was St. Basil the Elder. Her grandmother was St. Macrina the Elder, after whom she was ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 12,1-8): It happened that Jesus walked through the wheat fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and began to pick some heads of wheat and crush them to eat the grain. When the Pharisees noticed thi...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 19 2019   « July 18  |  July 20 » Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 393 Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14 Although Mose...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jul 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "I will first, dearest daughter, speak to thee of the dignity of priests, having placed them where they are through My goodness, over and above the general love which I have had to My creatures, creating you in My image and likeness and re-creatin...

  • God's Lessons Through Dandelions

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 18, 2019 God’s Lessons Through Dandelions Fr. Edward Looney A few weeks ago a young boy attending Mass at one of my parishes collected dandelions to give his mother. Noticing it, I asked him if he put any money in the collection. He did. A few quarters. I told him that I didn&rsquo...

  • Our Lor's Precious Blood is a Mighty Soiritual Weapon

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 18, 2019 Our Lord’s Precious Blood is a Mighty Spiritual Weapon Constance T. Hull The month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord. It is a time to meditate upon and come to a greater love of the Blood Our Lord shed for us during His earthly life and the Precio...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 18 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 Jul 18 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 Jul 18 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 Jul 18 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 Jul 18 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 Jul 18 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 Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Camillus St. Camillus de Lellis (1550–1614) was a wild, undisciplined youth who became a battle-hardened soldier with a violent temper and a gambling addiction. His bad behavior, combined with a persistent war wound in his le...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,28-30): Jesus spoke thus, «Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart; and y...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 18 2019   « July 17  |  July 19 » Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 392 Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20 Moses, hearing the vo...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jul 18 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Although our Divine Redeemer was the Lord and Master of all the riches of Heaven and earth, He willed nevertheless to become poor in this world that through His example we might become rich. He wished to induce us to love poverty as He did, for p...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Enemy’s Whistle Call Thursday, July 18, 2019 When I was a child, I remember being in a car with my mother. She was parking next to a sidewalk, and an old man with a mustache and a whistle came running out blasting his little whistle. He didn’t want anyone parking in front...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   So often I look at what people are going through and I feel sad and sorry for them.   And when I’m going through tough times, I often become upset about it.   But when I look at the story Jo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Genesis 50:20 New King James Version (NKJV) 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scriptu...

  • Shepherd Donald Becker

    Posted Jul 17 by HOLLY G

    Classic Hot Toddy Author: Cookie and Kate Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1 cocktail 1x Category: Cocktail Method: By hand Cuisine: Scottish ★★★★★ 4.9 from 20 reviews Warm up with...

  • Shepherd Donald Becker

    Posted Jul 17 by HOLLY G

    Classic Hot Toddy Author: Cookie and Kate Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1 cocktail 1x Category: Cocktail Method: By hand Cuisine: Scottish ★★★★★ 4.9 from 20 reviews Warm up with...

  • Conquer Your Anger By Learning to Discern It.

    Posted Jul 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    July 17, 2019 Conquer Your Anger by Learning to Discern It Jeannie Ewing Those of us who claim choleric temperaments (myself included) know well the difficulty of navigating the tempests of anger. At times, there is a sense of homeostasis within us, in which anger subsides and gives way to mo...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Only One and Only by Max Lucado   Two of our three daughters were born in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We lived in the North Zone, separated from our doctor’s office and hospital by a tunnel-pierced mountain range. During Denalyn’s many months of p...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Doing What You Can’t Do Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Luke 5 records Messiah telling a paralyzed man to get up and go home. Now think about that. What is He asking of the man? To rise up, take up his cot, and go home. What’s strange about that? The man is paralyzed. But He’s...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to sa...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Please Search me and know me...   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 139:23-2...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 2 Corinthians 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV) 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permis...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 17 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 Jul 17 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 Jul 17 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 Jul 17 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 Jul 17 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 Jul 17 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 Jul 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Alexius of Rome St. Alexius (d. 417 A.D.) was a native of Rome, the son of a distinguished Roman senator. His parents arranged a marriage for him, but he had a divine calling to a higher vocation. On the night of his wedding, wi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Blessed is anyone who endures temptation. Such a one has stood the test and will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." James 1:12  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 15th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,25-27): On one occasion Jesus said, «Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Fathe...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 17 2019   « July 16  |  July 18 » Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 391 Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12 Moses was tendin...

  • God's and Man

    Posted Jul 16 by Joseph Esquivel

    God’s & Man From the Second Book of Esdras CHAP. VI. & Genesis CHAP. 4. and Other Excerpts Esdras 6:49. Then didst thou ordain two living creatures, the one thou called TEnoch, and the other Leviathan, TBehemoth. Esdras 6:50. And didst separate the one from the other: for the seventh part...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Infinite Answer Tuesday, July 16, 2019 The “triune nature of God” is one of the most controversial of doctrines. People, nonbelievers, and cult leaders have argued against it for ages. Even believers struggle with it. The simple truth, when it comes to mathematics is that...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jul 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    When Death Becomes Birth by Max Lucado   You live one final breath from your own funeral.   Which, from God’s perspective, is nothing to grieve. He responds to these grave facts with this great news: “The day you die is better than the day you are bo...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jul 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection But God made the earth by his might; he shaped the world by his wisdom, crafted the skies by his knowledge. Jeremiah 10:12 (The Daily Life Bible)   A Time to Think Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. –Oswald Chambers, a...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   This is the day that You have made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24   May I see all the good that You accomplish around me all day long.   I do not want to focus on anything n...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Psalm 118:24 New King James Version (NKJV) 24 This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it. New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by perm...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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 Jul 16 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 Jul 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Marie Magdalen Postel St. Marie Magdalen Postel (1756–1846) was born in a fishing village in Normandy, one of seven children of a middle class family. As a child she became famous for her generosity; she would often give...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life." Jude 1:17-21  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jul 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (1251 A.D.) is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites lived as hermits on Mt. Carmel in the Holy Land beginning in the 12th centur...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 16 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 15th in Ordinary Time Saints July 16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,20-24): Jesus began to denounce the cities in which He had performed most of his miracles, because the people there did not change their ways, «Alas for...