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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 4 July 2021 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allelui...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Good Master Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" Matthew 19:16   The rich young ruler went to Jesus asking, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal li...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You that You have given so much.   I am so thankful for Your love and the salvation that You provide for me...   In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

  • Prayer for our Nation

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Prayer for our Nation By Debbie McDaniel's Dear God, Thank you for your great power. We praise you for your Truth. We’re grateful that you have set us free from the clutching grasp of sin and death. Would you be with your people, extending your grace, granting your freedom, prov...

  • The Lord Speaks Through His Word

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When the Lord invited Peter, James, and John to ascend a mountain with Him, their lives were forever changed by what they saw and heard. As Jesus was transfigured before them, they were stunned by a dazzling display of His glory: His face shone like the sun, His clothes became a brilliant white, and...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas the Apostle St. Thomas the Apostle (1st c.) was one of the twelve disciples who accompanied Jesus during His earthly ministry. He is remembered for his disbelief in the news of Christ's Resurrection until he physically saw a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Verse of the Day "I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God." Luke 12:8-9  

  • The “Prayer of Jabez"

    Posted Jul 3 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

      Inspired by Rabbi Gary's entry "Yoma 80 | My Jewish Learning" last Wednesday, I would like to take up the "Prayer of Jabez" which I have known for a long time. As one of the two shortest prayers in the Bible, it is found in:     1 Chronicles 4:9-10 KJV And Jabez was more hono...

  • Lectionary

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

    Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle Lectionary: 593 Reading I Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God,  built upon the foundation of the Ap...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    July 3rd: Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,24-29): Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Thomas, Apostle Andrea del Verrocchio's Christ and St. Thomas (1464-1483) at the Orsanmichele of Florence, Italy From a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory ...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, co...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 3 July 2021 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen....

  • Trust In The Lord

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Trusting in the Lord is easy when life is pleasant and running smoothly. However, when circumstances are not as we desire, our confidence in God can become shaky. Yet even in difficult times, He guides us and helps us through.  God wants us to cultivate faithfulness to Him in every circumstanc...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Presence in the Present Friday, July 2, 2021   Do you want to enter the presence of God? Past, present, and future - which one sounds like the presence of God? The present is linked to 'the presence.' If you want to enter the 'presence' of God, you have to enter the 'presen...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Our Spiritual Father Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn’t it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us? Hebrews 12:9   The Lord is called our Spiritual Father. All spirits in t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your loving hand of guidance on my life.   And, thank You for Your love and discipline in my life...   ...the LORD disciplines those he loves... Proverbs 3:12  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Precious Blood The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses us from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bernardino Realino St. Bernardino Realino (1530–1616) was born in Italy to a noble family. He grew into an accomplished "Renaissance Man" of his day; he studied law and medicine, had a successful career as an attorney...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  

  • Lectionary

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

    Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 381 Reading I Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67 The span of Sarah’s life was one hundred and twenty-seven years. She died in Kiriatharba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham performed ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,9-13): As Jesus moved on from there, He saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom-house, and he said to him, «Follow me». And Matthew got ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time St Augustine on the Predestination of the SaintsJesus Christ, son of David according to the flesh The shining example of predestinat...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 2 July 2021 Friday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Waiting For God

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    During hard times, it’s easy to wonder why the Lord is taking so long to bring relief. Like the psalmist, we cry to God “out of the depths” for help (Psalm 130:1), but as time drags on, we may be tempted to take matters into our own hands. Believers, however, are not to operate as ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Ominous Case of Pastor Latzel Thursday, July 1, 2021   Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission...   For years there had been warnings. For years it was said we were heading to it - but now it's happened. It happened in Germany. It inv...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rock of Spiritual Refreshment And by a miracle, God sent them food to eat and water to drink there in the desert; they drank the water that Christ gave them. He was there with them as a mighty Rock of spiritual refreshment. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4  ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   My Rock of Spiritual Refreshment, I'm thirsty.   I'm thirsty for Your Living Water of life my Lord Jesus...   He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow ri...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." John 6:35

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Junipero Serra St. Junipero Serra (1713 - 1784) was born to a farming family on the Spanish island of Majorca. He was baptized the same day he was born, and was later sent to be educated by the Franciscans. In 1730 he joined the Fr...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Make me understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate on thy wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to thy word! Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me thy law! I have chosen the way of faithfulne...

  • Maglie Calcio A Poco Prezzo

    Posted Jul 1 by gregory gregory

    desideravano che rimanessero cinque sostituti   I cambiamenti non solo vedrebbero il numero di squadre in Maglie Calcio A Poco Prezzo, Magliette Barcelona in base alle proposte repliche maglie calcio non originali nient'altro che un powerplay   I cambiamenti non solo vedrebber...

  • Lectionary

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

    Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 380 Reading I Gn 22:1b-19 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,1-8): Jesus got back into the boat, crossed the lake again, and came to his hometown. Here they brought a paralyzed man to him, lying on a bed. Jesus saw th...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time St Jerome's homily on Psalm 41 to the newly baptizedI will go up to your glorious dwelling-place ...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 1 July 2021 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God's Feet on Your Thoughts Wednesday, June 30, 2021   It is written in Isaiah 66:1: "Heaven is my throne, earth is my footstool." That means that this whole world is, to God... a footstool. All our lives we've been living on a footstool; our thoughts in this world are footstoo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: He Who Has the Bride He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. John 3:29   The Bride is the Church—born-again believers, those who hav...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I praise You today for who You are.   I come to You today in prayer for married couples.​   You created marriage, as Jesus taught us...   And He answered and said to them, “Have yo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two sha...

  • Consulting God First

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Think about a circumstance in your life that you’d change if you could. Whether it’s a hardship or unfulfilled desire, in order to be content, you must accept that the situation has been allowed by God, even if He didn’t cause it.   When I face such things in my life, I ofte...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli Bl. Gennaro Sarnelli (1702 – 1744) was born to a noble family in Naples, Italy. He was very well educated, and completed his doctorate in civil and canon law at the age of 20. He gave much of his time to ca...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church A great number of Christians perished at the hands of the Roman Emperor Nero during the terrible persecution that lasted from 64-68 A.D. This was the first of many major persecutions of the n...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Joseph’s virtue was sublime and exceptional; therefore it was subjected to a great and singular trial. But, as he heroically surmounted this trial, so God was pleased, not only to console him, but to exalt him to a dignity of extraordinary ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 379 Reading I Gn 21:5, 8-20a Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Isaac grew, and on the day of the child’s weaning Abraham held a great feast. Sarah noticed th...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,28-34): When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him. They were so savage that no one could trav...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time "The Way of Perfection" of St Teresa of ÁvilaThy kingdom come What pe...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to ou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 30 June 2021 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Inner Peace

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    True contentment is determined by our attitude and responses rather than by our circumstances. And because Paul had learned this secret, he was able to experience joy and peace in any kind of situation.   The apostle understood what it meant to live in Christ and to have Christ living in him ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Proceeding Without Pleasure Tuesday, June 29, 2021   Thomas More relays the incident when Lord Ellensborough, the presiding judge in a court case sat listening to a boring presentation by a lawyer. The lawyer asked, "Is it the pleasure of the court that I should proceed with my...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: My Helper So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6   Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper! Psalm 30:10   The Lord is your Helper; He is the One who ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for being my helper...   So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6   Thank You for opening Your arms and welcomin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Sts. Peter and Paul St. Peter and St. Paul (1st c.) were the foremost Apostles of Jesus Christ; St. Peter was the leader of the Twelve, while St. Paul followed Christ after His ascension into heaven. Together the two saints are the found...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory,...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is the best way of looking ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Vigil Lectionary: 590 Reading I Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer.  And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    June 29th: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-19): When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They re...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Peter Denying Christ (1660), by Rembrandt (1606-1669). From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe martyrs had seen what they p...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 29 June 2021 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity 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 wit...

  • When Your Circumstances Seem Out of Control

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Does it surprise you that Paul wrote today’s passage when he was in prison? He didn’t know what his future held—whether he’d be freed or punished or killed—but he had learned to be content in all circumstances, good or bad. How many of us can make that claim?   I...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Problem is a Plough Monday, June 28, 2021   The ancient Hebrews rejoiced in the reaping of their harvests. But before they could reap, they had to sow, and before they could sow, they had to plough. It was the ploughing that readied the ground by turning the soil over and ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Holy One and The Just But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you. Acts 3:14   The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus, the Holy One and the Just. They accused Jesus of being a blasphemer of God and a traitor to His na...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   There are so many injustices in this world which I am burdened by and which I must place before You...   Increasingly governments make decisions contrary to the instruction of Your Word. People make choices...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Irenaeus of Lyons St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 125 - 203 A.D.) was born in Asia Minor at a time when the direct memory of the Apostles was still alive. He was well educated in Sacred Scripture, theology, philosophy, and literature. He b...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite....

  • Lectionary

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

    Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Lectionary: 377 Reading I Gn 18:16-33 Abraham and the men who had visited him by the Terebinth of Mamre set out from there and looked down toward Sodom; Abraham was walking with them, to see them on their way. The ...