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  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 2nd of Easter View saints April 23rd: St. George, martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,31-36): He who comes from above is above all; he who comes from the earth belongs to the earth and his words, too, are earthly. The One who comes from heaven s...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint George, Martyr  or Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psal...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint George, Martyr  or Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Apr 22 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint George, Martyr  or Saint Adalbert of Prague, Bishop, Martyr  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitator...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 23 April 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Fat...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    If Christians Were Like Revolutionaries Wednesday, April 22, 2020 The world is filled with revolutionaries who will do anything to reach their goal. But imagine if revolutionaries were like many believers – and gave up on changing the world because they didn’t feel appreciate...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son Who Is Consecrated For Evermore For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated forevermore. Hebrews 7:28   As an Intercessor, Jesus doesn&rsq...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily PrayerDear Lord God, Thank You for loving me so much that You sent Jesus to rescue me from my sins and from death. Thank You that Jesus is my Savior and Intercessor, praying for me and standing in my place before You when I sin and when I fall short of Your holiness.....

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:5

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Soter Pope St. Soter (c. 174-175 A.D.) was born in Fondi, Italy. Nothing is known of his early life. He served as the 12th bishop of Rome from c.167 to 175 A.D. He was praised for his fatherly tenderness in comforting, both with...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven." Matthew 10:32-33

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 22 2020   « April 21  |  April 23 » Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 269 Reading 1 Acts 5:17-26 The high priest rose u...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 2nd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,16-21): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «Yes, God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life. God did not send the Son into the world to...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 22 April 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 F...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power To Transcend Life Tuesday, April 21, 2020 In Hebrew when a plural word is used for a singular, it represents intensity. It denotes such great intensity that it can’t be put into one word. In the prophecy of Messiah’s death given in Isaiah 53, 700 years before the Me...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Anselm of Canterbury St. Anselm (1033–1109) was born into a noble family in the Lombardy region of Italy. The example of his pious mother led him to great faith, and he sought to enter the monastery at age 15. However, the ab...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obedience to the voice of the Lord? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams." 1 Samuel 15:22

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "There is not a moment in which God does not present Himself under the cover of some pain to be endured, of some consolation to be enjoyed, or of some duty to be performed. All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and con...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: One Father Then they said to Him (Jesus), "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.” John 8:41   There is One Father—the God of the universe. No other god can compare to Him. He created all things; idols cannot make a...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dear Father-God,   You are my Heavenly Father, You created me, You saved me and You made me Your child.   You are the only true God...   No one is holy like the Lord, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. 1 S...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day No one is holy like the Lord, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 21 2020   « April 20  |  April 22 » Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 268 Reading 1 Acts 4:32-37 The community of believe...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 2nd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,7-15): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «Because of this, don't be surprised when I say: ‘You must be born again from above’. The wind blows where it pleases and you hear its sound, but you don't know ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop, Doctor  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop, Doctor  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  or Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop, Doctor  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 21 April 2020 Tuesday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Fathe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Dancing In The Bombed Out Ruins Monday, April 20, 2020 I know a Jewish believer in Israel who has a congregation that went through opposition. His congregation was firebombed and the sanctuary was destroyed. In the days after, they decided to hold their services in the bombed-out room, w...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Agnes of Montepulciano St. Agnes of Montepulciano (1268–1317) was born into a noble family in Tuscany. Her birth was announced with strange lights surrounding her dwelling, considered a sign that she was a favored child. At nin...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Word of Life That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life. 1 John 1:1   Jesus is the Word of Life; His words...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day  "Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart." Hebrews 12:3

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I know in my heart that Jesus is the Word of Life who gives eternal life.   I want to read Jesus' Words in My Bible.   I want to hear Jesus' words as I listen for his voice...   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 20 2020   « April 19  |  April 21 » Monday of the Second Week of Easter Lectionary: 267 Reading 1 Acts 4:23-31 After their release Peter...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 2nd of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,1-8): Among the Pharisees there was a ruler of the Jews named Nicodemus. He came to Jesus by night and said, «Rabbi, we know that you have come from God to teach us, for no one can perform miraculous signs ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Apr 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Apr 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 Apr 19 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 20 April 2020 Monday of the 2nd week of Eastertide 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 ...

  • The ailments of worldly Riches and Power

    Posted Apr 19 by Joseph Esquivel

      Wisdom from Our Father the Law Giver: Why Men like Donald Trump are exempt as President’s   From the Bible to your ears, our law giver “God” knew the down falls of riches brings sinful behavior and lack of belief in our creator and His Son Jesus Christ. Excerpts...

  • Daily Prophetic Word

    Posted Apr 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    I do not know who this is for but, The Father says today, your years of consistent defeat are at an end. Continual triumph and overcoming now burst out of the dry ground of dead religious experience. The limitlessness of My kingdom is now at your disposal. Angels are coming to your aid becaus...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Testimony of God And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except for Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Cor...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You are clothed in majesty...   They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works. Psalm 145:5   Please focus my thoughts on You my ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works. Psalm 145:5

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Timon St. Timon (1st c.) is mentioned by name in the Acts of the Apostles. He belonged to the group of seventy disciples who followed Jesus during his earthly ministry. After Jesus' ascension into heaven, St. Timon was one of the org...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive commendation from God." 1 Corinthians 4:5 ...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Divine Mercy Sunday From ancient times the Easter octave, culminating on the 8th day, has been centered on the theme of God's mercy and forgiveness. The final day of the octave celebration of Easter is meant to be a day of thanksg...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Moreover we learn from the principles of our Faith and the teaching of the Saints that often God Himself by His immediate action withdraws the visible effects of His grace for purposes in accordance with His wisdom and goodness. How many persons ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 19 2020   « April 18  |  April 20 » Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Lectionary: 43 Reading 1 Acts 2:42-47 They devot...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 2nd (A) (B) (C) of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,19-31): On the evening of that day, the first day after the Sabbath, the doors were locked where the disciples were, because of their fear of the Jews, but Jesus came and stood in their midst. He s...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 19 April 2020 Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) 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 e...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: You Are The God Who Sees (El-Roi) She called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me . . . . Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi. Genesis 16:13-14   The Lord’s name is El Roi, the God who sees everything you do....

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   You are my Good Shepherd.   You watch over me.   You tend to the needs of my heart.   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For Yo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my hea...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Peter of St. Joseph Betancur St. Peter of St. Joseph Betancur, or Pedro de San José Betancur (1626-1667), also known as Hermano Pedro, was born into poverty in the Canary Islands. He was a shepherd until the age of 24 at which...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the house...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 18 2020   « April 17  |  April 19 » Saturday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 266 Reading 1 Acts 4:13-21 Observing the boldness of Pe...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 16,9-15): After Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary of Magdala from whom He had driven out seven demons. She went and reported the news to his followers, who were no...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday  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 Apr 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday 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 Apr 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday 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 Apr 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday 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 Apr 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday 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 Apr 17 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Divine Mercy Sunday) 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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 18 April 2020 Easter Saturday 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. Alleluia. _____...

  • Good Day Friday.

    Posted Apr 17 by Gail Dobson

    Good day Friday. I don't understand people being bored in their own homes. There is so much you can do that you have maybe never done. Evaluate you -- really think about who and what you are. Watch the sun rise or set, or both. Watch the colors of the sky, the shadows on your environment change...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Donan St. Donan (d. 617 A.D.), also known as St. Donnán of Eigg, was a prominent Celtic missionary and Gaelic priest. Little is known of his life except that he was likely an Irishman who traveled as a missionary througho...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock." Isaiah 26:3-4  

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it is possible, that I may have no other spirit but yours to know Jesus and his divine will; that I may have no other soul but yours to praise and glorify the Lord; that I may have no other heart but yours to love...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Your Calling Is Your Vocation Friday, April 17, 2020 When I told people at my high school reunion what I was doing, not one of them said, “I always knew you’d end up in ministry.” When I took the test in high school to tell me what my vocation should be – it never...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Triumphant Son of Man Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw . . . One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. Revelation 1:12-13   ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of All Creation,   I rejoice in how You created me.   For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:1   You created everything and You brought all li...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 17 2020   « April 16  |  April 18 » Friday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 265 Reading 1 Acts 4:1-12 After the crippled man had been...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Friday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 21,1-14): Jesus revealed himself to the disciples by the Lake of Tiberias. He appeared to them in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas who was called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee a...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday  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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday  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 Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday 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 Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday 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 to ...