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  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Hucksters & Hypocrites by Max Lucado Some years ago I was in the Miami airport to pick up a friend. As I walked through the terminal, a convert of an Eastern cult got my attention. You know the kind I'm talking about: beads, sandals, frozen smile, a backpack of books.   "S...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2   A Time to Think Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-se...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God, I know that You want me to draw near to You as I prepare now for what I will face today.   But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 73:28 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 28 But for me, it is good to be near God. I have made my Lord Adonai my refuge. So I will tell of all Your works.   Tree of Life Version (TLV) Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Juliana of Norwich St. Julian/Juliana of Norwich (1342–1416) is a Benedictine nun who lived as a recluse in Norwich, England. Little is known of her life with certainty. At the age of 30 she was suddenly struck b...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks." Luke 6:45  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Fatima On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children as they were grazing their sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Their names were Lucia, Francisco, and Jactina. She appeared "brighter than the ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 4th (B & C) of Easter Saints 13th May: Our Lady of Fátima View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,1-10): Jesus said: «Truly, I say to you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 13 2019   « May 12  |  May 14 » Monday of the Fourth Week of EasterLectionary: 279 Reading 1 Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "We will never be free of trials and temptations as long as our earthly life lasts. For Job has said: 'Is not the life of human beings on earth a drudgery?' (Job 7:1). Therefore, we should always be on our guard against temptations, always praying...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    When Fishermen Don't Fish by Max Lucado   Bread is eaten daily. Some fruits are available only in season. Some drinks are made only on holidays. Not so with bread. And not so with Jesus. He should be brought to our table every day. We let him nourish our hearts, not just in cer...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26   A Time to Think When God thought of mother, He must have laughed with satisfaction... so rich, so deep, so divine, so full of soul, power, and beau...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to KNOW You.   You are so great and You do great things.   I want to spend more time with You.   Help me to make time to sit before Your throne in quiet places,  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Ezekiel 28:25-26 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 25 Thus says Adonai Elohim: “When I have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered and show my holiness through them in the eyes of the nations, then they will live i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Imelda Lambertini Bl. Imelda Lambertini (1322–1333) was born to a noble and devout family in Bologna, Italy. As a child she developed a great love for prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Holy Eucharist. She sp...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Good Shepherd Sunday The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because the Mass reading is taken from the Gospel of John, where Jesus uses the imagery of a shepherd guiding and guarding his fl...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 4th (C) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 10,27-30): Jesus said, «My sheep hear my voice and I know them; they follow me and I give them eternal life. They shall never perish and no one will ever steal them from me. What the Father has given me i...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 12 2019   « May 11  |  May 13 » Fourth Sunday of EasterLectionary: 51 Reading 1 Acts 13:14, 43-52 Paul and Barnabas continued on from Perga...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 12 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Infinite grief I wish from My creature in two ways: in one way, through her sorrow for her own sins, which she has committed against Me her Creator; in the other way, through her sorrow for the sins which she sees her neighbors commit against Me....

  • True Sacrifices to God

    Posted May 11 by Joseph Esquivel

    The Epistle of Barnabas Chap. 2 verse 2   2. Since, then, the days are evil and the one who is at work holds sway, we should commit ourselves to seeking after the righteous acts of the Lord.   2 Reverential awe and endurance assist our faith, and patience and self -restraint do battle ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 4th Sunday of Easter) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   i...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Francis of Girolamo St. Francis de Girolamo (1642-1716) was the eldest of eleven children born to honorable and virtuous parents in Naples, Italy. As a child he was drawn to God and a life of prayer. Realizing his vocation to Holy Or...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 3rd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,60-69): After hearing his doctrine, many of Jesus' followers said, «This language is very hard! Who can accept it?». Jesus was aware that his disciples were murmuring about this and so He said to th...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 11 2019   « May 10  |  May 12 » Saturday of the Third Week of EasterLectionary: 278 Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, ...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 11 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "It is the common opinion of Doctors of the Church that, when the Blessed Trinity gave our saint as spouse to Mary, no other man could have been found so like to her. ... St. Bernadine of Siena is of the opinion that there never were two spouses s...

  • Feeling Discouraged? Try Mother Angelica"s Prayer for Strength

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feeling Discouraged? Try Mother Angelica’s Prayer for Strength Through Heavy Burdens Articles Christian Living Prayer by ChurchPOP Editor - March 27, 2019   Twitter We are so grateful for Mother Angelica! The beautiful prayer below is an excerpt from EWTN Fo...

  • Facinating Historical Re-Enactment of What a 15th C. Latin Mass

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Fascinating Historical Re-Enactment of What a 15th C. Latin Mass Looked Like History Videos Worship by ChurchPOP Editor - November 5, 2016   uCatholic, YouTube Although the basic form of the Mass has remained the same throughout Church history, the details have cha...

  • Effects Of Holy Water

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

  • The Powerful Weapon These 12 Saints Used to Conquer Satan

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Powerful Weapon These 12 Saints Used to Conquer Satan Lists Quotes by ChurchPOP Editor - September 25, 2018   Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain / ChurchPOP God speaks highly of the humble. If you want to be a saint, it’s important to be humble! The devil&...

  • The Good Shepherd Calls Us to His Flock

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 10, 2019 The Good Shepherd Calls Us to His Flock Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus offers a promise of eternal life. What must we do to receive it? Gospel (Read Jn 10:27-30) In our very brief Gospel reading, Jesus makes a wonderful promise to shepherd His people into eternal ...

  • Healing From Past Abuse on Mothers Day

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 10, 2019 Healing From Past Abuse on Mother’s Day Theresa Hammond For most people, Mother’s Day is a day to thank and honor the woman who raised them. In a healthy parent and child relationship, Mother’s Day should be a day of celebration and pleasant time together as a f...

  • The Eucharist: Foretaste of Heaven

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 10, 2019 The Eucharist: Foretaste of Heaven Sr. Mary Ann Fatula, O.P. Our loving reception of the Lord in the Eucharist is the most intimate way in which the Trinity allow us to taste heaven on earth. This precious sacrament truly is the “pledge of future glory.” St. John Pau...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Bumping Life Off (Self) Center by Max Lucado   Blame the bump on Copernicus.   Until Copernicus came along in 1543, we earthlings enjoyed the center stage. Fathers could place an arm around their children, point to the night sky, and proclaim, “The universe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lentils & Flattery Friday, May 10, 2019 The philosopher Aristippus lived a comfortable life by flattering the Greek tyrant Dionysius. He looked down on his less prosperous fellow philosophers. One of them was Diogenes. A story is told that one day Aristippus saw Diogenes washing some len...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33   A Time to Think First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times.—Dr. Norman Vincent Peale   A Time to Act ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You for sending Jesus to rescue me.   And I praise Jesus, the Sent One, for coming to rescue me.   Jesus has sent me into the world, just as You sent Him, to tell my friends and family ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Proverbs 31:10-31 Tree of Life Version (TLV) A Woman of Valor 10 An accomplished woman who can find? Her value is far beyond rubies. 11 Her husband’s heart trusts in her, and he lacks nothing valuable. 12 She brings hi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Damien of Molokai St. Damien de Veuster (1840–1889), also known as St. Damien of Molokai, was a priest from Belgium belonging to the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. He had a special devotion to St. Franci...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 3rd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,52-59): The Jews were arguing among themselves, «How can this man give us flesh to eat?». So Jesus replied, «Truly, I say to you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his bloo...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 10 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 10 2019   « May 9  |  May 11 » Friday of the Third Week of EasterLectionary: 277 Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous threa...

  • Prayer, Patience and Virtue

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 10, 1919   Prayer is a Virtue given to us by God Himself.  Many times we pray and expect whatever the prayer maybe to be answered immediately. Philippians 4:verse 6 tells us Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be ...

  • Creed of the child of the "Universal Light"

    Posted May 9 by Joseph G M Begin, Brother Jo - Flying Missionary

    I believe in the “Universal Light”,The “Almighty” by whom the first spark is born,Both mother and father,Whose all matter, antimatter, and living being takes root. I believe in my sisters and my brothers,If they are not blinded by wealth, power, pride or lie,And whoever, reg...

  • Story of St. Pachomius

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 9, 2019 St. Pachomius Although St. Anthony is usually considered the founder of Christian monasticism, it was really St. Pachomius who began monasticism as we know it today. He was the first monk to organize hermits into groups and provide them with a written rule, and both St. Basil...

  • Find Sainthood in a Life of Hidden Sacrifice

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 9, 2019 Find Sainthood in a Life of Hidden Sacrifice Constance T. Hull Many of us live hidden lives of sacrifice to God and in service to others. We go about our days completing the tasks that are required of us. Those tasks may be at work, school, church, or within our families. Our acco...

  • St. Damien of Molokai

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 9, 2019 St. Damien of Molokai: Brother & Servant to the Forgotten Cari Donaldson Imagine an island, shaped vaguely like a shark, rising from the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The center reveals a massive crater, some 300,000 years old — the result of an underwater volcano. To the wes...

  • St. Gregory

    Posted May 9 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    Today As We Celebrate The Mass Of St. Gregory, Let Us Take A Moment To Reflect Upon The Spiritual Life Of The Saints, As Well As Our Own Spiritual Lives. As We Reflect Let Us Examine Or Consciousness And Offer Everything To Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ In Prayer. In Doing So Let Us Ask Christ F...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Have You Heard the Clanging Door? by Max Lucado   Nine-year-old Al trudges through the London streets, his hand squeezing a note, his heart pounding with fear. He has not read the letter; his father forbade him to do so. He doesn’t know the message, but he knows its desti...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Missing His Appointment Thursday, May 9, 2019 Did you ever wake up and realize you had overslept and missed an appointment? Maybe you’ve missed appointments by getting distracted with something else. Many people in the Gospel accounts also missed their appointments – with Mes...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:12   A Time to Think To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. –Walt Whitman, poet   A Time to Act Approach tod...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Abba Father, I am moved by the realization that there are children of all ages, babies through adults, whose parents are absent — whether through work demands, abandonment, prison, death or any other reasons.   I pray for comf...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:1-2 Tree of Life Version (TLV) Life in the Spirit 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Messiah Yeshua.   2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Messiah Yeshua has set you free from the law of s...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Caroline Gerhardinger Bl. Caroline Gerhardinger (1797-1879), also known as Mother Maria Theresa of Jesus, was born into a working class family in Bavaria. Her giftedness as an educator was apparent early in her life, and she be...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 3rd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 6,44-51): Jesus addressed the crowd, «No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise him up on the last day. It has been written in the Prophets: They shall all be taug...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   May 9 2019   « May 8  |  May 10 » Thursday of the Third Week of EasterLectionary: 276 Reading 1 Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke to Phil...

  • Meditations

    Posted May 9 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "But you, 'a chosen generation', weak things of the world, who have forsaken all things, so that you may follow the Lord, go after him, and confound the strong; go after him, you beautiful feet, and shine in the firmament so that the heavens may d...

  • Happy Mother's Day Mom

    Posted May 9 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    There's Nothing More Precious Then Mother, My Love Giving, God Fearing Friend; I Wish There Were Something To Offer For The Mother You Have Always Been. But Silver And Gold, Even Diamonds Could Never Compare To your Kind; There's No One More Precious Then Mother Especially This One Of Mine. R...

  • Tridentine Mass Calendar

    Posted May 8 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    If Anyone Is Looking For A Tridentine Liturgical Calender You May Go To The Following Link. https://www.tridentinecatholic.com/cal2019.pdf This Is A Beautiful Liturgical Calendar For The Old Roman Catholic Church.

  • 2020 Liturgy Calendar

    Posted May 8 by Fr. Thomas Biddinger, S.O.S.M.A.

    http://www.gcatholic.org/calendar/2020/General-A-en.htm Here Is The Link For THe 2020 Liturgy Calendar.

  • Why Catholic Apologists Need Protestant Bibles

    Posted May 8 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    (Pixabay/CC0) Blogs |  May. 7, 2019 Why Catholic Apologists Need Protestant Bibles The proof that Catholics are the original Bible Christians can be found in Protestant Bibles Rick Becker “The idea of the unity of God’s people…is profoundly based in Scripture....

  • Jesus Calls Us to Love Even the Unlovable

    Posted May 8 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 8, 2019 Jesus Calls Us to Love Even the Unlovable Matthew B. Rose Catholics are familiar with the Bread of Life Discourse, found in John 6, where Christ gives the theological underpinning for the theology of the Eucharist. When we hear this passage we think of manna as Christ’s dial...

  • How to Begin Meditating on Mary's Magnificat

    Posted May 8 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    May 8, 2019 How to Begin Meditating on Mary’s Magnificat Jeannie Ewing “The intention of the Blessed Virgin was to inspire the hearts of the faithful with a love of the peace God had given her.”   – Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Meditations on Mary One of the mos...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Cloak Of Love by Max Lucado   Do you own a cloak of love? Do you know anyone who needs one? When you cover someone with concern, you are fulfilling what Paul had in mind when he wrote the phrase "love... always protects" (1 Cor. 13:4-7 NIV).   The Theological D...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. Colossians 3:13   A Time to Think Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes ri...

  • Sapphries

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Where Is It Written? Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Once when I was over at my sister’s house, I picked up one of my nieces to play with her. At this point, the other niece cried, “Pick me up! You picked her up, you have to pick me up!” I replied, “Where is it written tha...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 31:20 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 20 How great is Your goodness, which, You have stored up for those who fear You, which, You have given to those who take refuge in You, before the children of men.   Tree of Life ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted May 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I praise You, O Lord, for You are awesome and holy.   I thank You for the life which You have given to me.   I appreciate the beautiful blessings that You have provided to me and the simple, but...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted May 8 by Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

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