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  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John of God St. John of God (1495-1550) was born in Portugal to poor and devout Christian parents. How he came to be separated from them and homeless at the age of 8 is uncertain, but he eventually found work as a shepherd until th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 8 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me. I cried aloud to him, and he was extolled with my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has given...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Third Week of Lent Lectionary: 237 Reading I 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab Naaman, the army commander of the king of Aram, was highly esteemed and respected by his master, for through him the LORD had brought victory to Aram. But valiant as he was, the man was ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 3rd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,24-30): Jesus added, «No prophet is honored in his own country. Truly, I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens with­held rain for...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 3rd week of Lent From a homily by Saint Basil the Great, bishopBoast only of the Lord The wise man ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) 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 Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) 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 Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint John of God, Religious) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 8 March 2021 Monday of the 3rd week of Lent 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 to ...

  • Having Passions and Patience

    Posted Mar 7 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When young children want something they can’t have immediately, it often becomes their unrelenting focus. They persistently ask for new toys, experiences, or additional treats, perhaps even throwing a tantrum when their request is denied. If we’re honest, there are times we behave like t...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: God Our Father To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7   God Our Father is your Heavenly Father—He is the One who knows you personally an...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for being my everything.   Each day when I wake up, I choose to follow You.   Show me what it means to live each moment of each day for You.   Please allow me to have th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. Job 34:4

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Perpetua & St. Felicity St. Perpetua and St. Felicity (d. 203 A.D.) were friends who lived in Carthage, North Africa. They were both catechumens preparing to receive the Church's sacraments: Perpetua was a married noblewoman nur...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 7 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But as it is written: "What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him," this God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit scrutinizes everything, even t...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Third Sunday of Lent Year B Lectionary: 29 Reading I Ex 20:1-17 In those days, God delivered all these commandments: “I, the LORD, am your God,  who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. You shall not have other gods besides ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 3rd (B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 2,13-25): Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated t...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 3rd Sunday of Lent From a treatise on John by St AugustineA Samaritan woman came to draw water A woman came. She is a symbol of the Church not yet made righteous. Righteousness follo...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 7 March 2021 3rd Sunday of Lent 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. ________ Exami...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Finisher of Our Faith Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2   Jesu...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You are God, our Protector and our Healer.   I pray for all the nations and peoples that are in the midst of war, struggling to recover from brokenness and trying to rebuild after disasters.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Colette St. Colette (1381-1447) was born in Picardy, France, the daughter of a poor carpenter who served the local Benedictine abbey. Her parents conceived her in their old age after praying to St. Nicholas for a child, naming Cole...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 6 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "[I pray that you] may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians ...

  • Words Matter

    Posted Mar 5 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Some churches today avoid using biblical language to describe what it means to be saved, because the terms can be confusing. However, since God chose these words to convey the greatness of our salvation, we should not overlook them. In order to understand grace, it is essential that we grasp the fol...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Second Week of Lent Lectionary: 235 Reading I Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,     the flock of your inheritance, That dwells apart in a woodland,     in the midst of Carmel. Let them feed in...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 15,1-3.11-32): Tax collectors and sinners were seeking the company of Jesus, all of them eager to hear what He had to say. But the Pharisees and the scribes frowned at this, mut­teri...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent From the treatise on Flight from the World by Saint Ambrose, bishopHold fast to God, the one true good Where a man’s heart is, ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 3rd Sunday of Lent) 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 6 March 2021 Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent 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. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Will of God in the Heart of God Friday, March 5, 2021   Most believers spend a good deal of time seeking to find out the will of God. Who should I marry? What job should I take? What house should I buy? And there's something to all this... But on a deeper level, it misses t...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Our High Priest So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "You are My Son, today I have begotten You." Hebrews 5:5   There were many priests in the Old Testament assigned to small groups of people. Ea...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   You are greater and higher than all leaders and rulers today...   And He (Jesus) has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16   You ha...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And He (Jesus) has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John-Joseph of the Cross St. John-Joseph of the Cross (1654-1739) was born on the island of Ischia, near Naples. He joined the Franciscan Order of the Strict Observance (the reform of St. Peter of Alcantara) at age sixteen. His influ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power. Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you...

  • Meditation

    Posted Mar 5 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Many Christians regard Confession in the light of an unimportant act of piety, if not mere ceremony . . . many go even frequently to Confession, but so few amend, and consequently derive little or no benefit from the Sacrament. ... Be, then, most...

  • Conflict and Criticism

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Contention can cause painful injury, especially when we feel misunderstood or wrongly accused. If someone speaks untruths about us, it seems as though salt is being poured into the wound. A typical first reaction is self-defense and an attempt to claim our rights, yet God’s Word teaches a diff...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Second Week of Lent Lectionary: 234 Reading I Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of al...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 21,33-43.45-46): Jesus said to the chief priests and elders, «Listen to another example: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a hole for the wi...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of the 2nd week of Lent From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusThe covenant of the Lord In the book of Deuteronomy Moses says to the people: The Lo...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent  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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 5 March 2021 Friday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 to ...

  • The Dangers of Envy

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Have you ever wondered what causes envy? On the surface, it may seem like simply a reaction that occurs when we want something another person has. But it actually goes much deeper than this: The real root is resentment that God hasn’t provided for us what He has given someone else.   Je...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Darkness You Need for Light Thursday, March 4, 2021   Y'hee Or!' It's Hebrew for 'Let there be light!' It's what God said in the beginning. This is His very first act of creation and the foundation of all His other works. It was in the darkness of a Judean tomb circa the ye...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: The Lord Is There (Jehovah Shammah) The city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE (Jehovah Shammah). Ezekiel 48:35   The name Jehovah Shammah means the Lord Is There. The Lord is already in Heaven, where you will spend eternity. Ezekiel described th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   Thank You for giving me the opportunity to live my life to the fullest through the price paid by Your Son Jesus on the cross.   I want to cherish each day that I have with You here on earth.   I lift u...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer Romans 12:12

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Casimir of Poland St. Casimir of Poland (1458-1484) was the second son of King Casimir IV and Queen Elizabeth of Austria, one of thirteen children born to them in the royal palace at Cracow. Casimir committed his life to God from a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For many, as I have often told you and now tell you even in tears, conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction. Their God is their stomach; their glory is in their “shame.” Their minds are occupied with e...

  • Meditation

    Posted Mar 4 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Christian life is a retreat. We are 'not of this world', just as Jesus Christ is 'not of this world' (John 17:14). What is the world? It is, as St. John said, the 'lust of the flesh', that is, sensuality and corruption in our desires and deeds; '...

  • Lectionary

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

    Thursday of the Second Week of Lent Lectionary: 233 Reading I Jer 17:5-10     Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,     who seeks his strength in flesh,     whose heart turns away from th...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Thursday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 16,19-31): Jesus said to his disciples, «Once there was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and feasted every day. At his gate lay Lazarus, a poor man covered with sore...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent From a treatise on the psalms by Saint Hilary of PoitiersThe meaning of "the fear of the Lor...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) 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, m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) 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 Lor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Mar 3 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) 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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Casimir) 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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 4 March 2021 Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Buildings of the Builders Wednesday, March 3, 2021   Much of the modern world was built by the Jewish people. Modern capitalism had its roots in the Middle Ages among Jewish merchants and moneylenders. Also modern communism was built by a Jewish man, Karl Marx. Why is that?...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Mar 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son of Mary Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us? Mark 6:3   Jesus is the Son of Mary, born as a human baby; yet Mary was a virgin. Jesus was born sinless, witho...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Mar 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for calling me to follow You as Your disciple...   My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27   Thank You for adopting me into Your eternal famil...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Mar 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15

  • Jealousy a Path to Destruction

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

    Jealousy is an emotion of displeasure over someone else’s good fortune. Constantly comparing ourselves to others leads to discontent, resentment, and bitterness. If these negative emotions remain unchecked, they can poison our relationships. What’s more, they can eventually flare into su...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Katharine Drexel St. Katharine Drexel (1858-1955) was a wealthy heiress from a prominent family in Philadelphia. From a young age she felt called to serve the spiritual and temporal needs of the underprivileged, particularly the Af...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But who can discern his errors? Clear thou me from hidden faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression." Psalm 19: 12-13  ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent Lectionary: 232 Reading I Jer 18:18-20 The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem said, “Come, let us contrive a plot against Jeremiah. It will not mean the loss of instruction from the priests, nor of counsel ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday 2nd of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 20,17-28): As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve [disciples] aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Katharine Drexel) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusIsrael was learning rever...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Katharine Drexel) 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 Mar 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Katharine Drexel) 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 Mar 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Mar 2 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Katharine Drexel) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to o...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 3 March 2021 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent 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 a...

  • God is Always Working

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

    The Lord is a God of action. Even when He rested after six days of creation, it wasn’t because He was tired and needed to recuperate—His creative activity may have stopped, but He never ceased working. And throughout history He has always been intimately involved in individual lives with...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mar 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Koon and The Secret of Stability Tuesday, March 2, 2021   Have you heard of the "Koon People?" In Proverbs 12:3, it's written: "A man will not be established by wickedness but the root of the righteous will not be moved." The word there for established is the Hebrew word, "Koon...