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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 July 2020 Monday of week 15 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • THIS is why small businesses are failing

    Posted Jul 12 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    NC Dem Takes Millions From Coronavirus Program He Criticized Cunningham's trash firm took $1 to $2 million from 'unacceptable' Trump program North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham's company collected up to $2 million in taxpayer dollars in coronavirus relief even as the candidate ...

  • Are you getting it yet?

    Posted Jul 12 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    California to release 8,000 inmates in attempt to combat COVID-19 spike in prisons More than a third of the inmates at San Quentin State Prison tested positive for coronavirus California plans to release as many as 8,000 prisoners this summer in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. On Frid...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Greater Than Solomon The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here. Matthew 12:42   Solo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I don't want to strive against You with my own self-efforts.   I want to totally rely on You.   Please increase my faith.   Please forgive my unbelief.   James writes...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Veronica St. Veronica (1st c.) is one of the holy women of Jerusalem who accompanied Jesus on the Way of the Cross. Out of her sorrow and compassion she offered Jesus her veil to wipe the blood and sweat from his face as He carried...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jul 12 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "St. Bridget once received and bore patiently a succession of trials from various persons. One of them made an insulting remark to her; another praised her in her presence, but complained of her in her absence; another calumniated her; another spo...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 12 2020   « July 11  |  July 13 » Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 103 Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD: Just as fro...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Sunday 15th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 13,1-23): That same day Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside. As many people gathered around him, He got in a boat. There He sat while the whole crowd stood on the shore, and He spoke to them in...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time From the beginning of the treatise "On the Mysteries" by St Ambrose, bishopCatechesis on the rites preceding baptism We gave a daily instructio...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 12 July 2020 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allelu...

  • COMMUNION

    Posted Jul 11 by David Koontz

    Corinthians 11:28-29 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. Take the time to look into your soul and repent your sins unto the Lord. We are all sinners. ...

  • Verse of the day - Proverbs 23:22

    Posted Jul 11 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    https://www.faithisbelieving.org/blogs/1/46/verse-of-the-day-proverbs-23-22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.Proverbs 23:22 Honor your parents. Your life is built on it. Parents will weaken with age, but you still should honor them. God ord...

  • Oregon official admits faking racist letter

    Posted Jul 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Another Demented (Hateful) Democrat In yet another example of a faked hate crime, an Oregon politician has admitted he fabricated the entire thing.  Oregon Democrat Jonathan Lopez confessed to penning a racist letter to himself after he initially claimed it was anonymously sent to him, autho...

  • What? All lives don't matter????

    Posted Jul 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    City officials apologize for traffic message that read, 'The Safety of All Lives Matter' A police officer typed the message — and the chief said an investigation is underway The mayor and police chief of a Massachusetts city are apologizing to residents for a phrase seen on an electronic tra...

  • Unbelievable Idiots

    Posted Jul 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Idiots: Sculpture of Escaping Slave Vandalized, Left Defaced with Black Live Matter Graffiti Members of a congregation in Indiana are taking extra measures to protect their church after a statue an African-American woman who escaped slavery in the 19th century was defaced last week. A statue memor...

  • Another Hateful Democrat and cancel culture

    Posted Jul 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Julián Castro Urges Boycott of Goya Foods After CEO Praised Trump Brother Joaquin issued same threat against Trump supporters in San Antonio last year Former presidential candidate Julián Castro is pushing for a public boycott of Goya Foods to punish the company's CEO for praising Pr...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Our Father in Heaven Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9   Not only were you born of an earthly father, but also you have a Father in Heaven. Whe...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Benedict of Nursia St. Benedict of Nursia (480-547 A.D.) and his twin sister, St. Scholastica, were born to a Roman nobleman and his wife in Nursia, Italy. He spent his childhood with his parents in Rome. As a young man he found in...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 11 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The Lord exists forever; your word is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. By your appointment they stand today, for all things are your servants." Psalm 119:89-91 ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Today, I am praying for people in this world who do not have earthly fathers.   They may have never known their father, or their father was taken from them, or he may have left them at some point, or a m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven... Matthew 6:8-9

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 11 2020   « July 10  |  July 12 » Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot Lectionary: 388 Reading 1 Is 6:1-8 In the year King Uzziah died, I sa...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Saturday 14th in Ordinary Time View saints July 11th: Benedict, abbot, patron saint of Europe View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,24-33): Jesus said to his apostles, «A student is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master. A student should be gl...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saint Benedict, Abbot  on Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Benedict, Abbot From the Rule of Benedict, abbotPut Christ before everything Whenever you begin any good work you should first of a...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saint Benedict, Abbot  on Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saint Benedict, Abbot  on Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saint Benedict, Abbot  on Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time (First Vespers of tomorrow, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitato...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 11 July 2020 Saturday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • holy spirit

    Posted Jul 10 by David Koontz

    When a person comes to the Holy Spirit he is born again.Bringing a religious person to the next level.The HOLY SPIRIT is the voice that brings us to acknowledge what is right with the Lord.   With the HOLY SPIRIT in our lives,we learn these things; LOVE,JOY,PEACE,PATIENCE,KINDNESS,GOODNESS,FAI...

  • I Can Make You Happy

    Posted Jul 10 by Tony Villari

    I can make you happy. I am, after all, responsible for your happiness. Oh, what the heck, I might as well accept responsibility for everyone's happiness, right? In this way you will be responsible for... what? Most people, whether they admit it, or not, tend to wallow in a pit of misery. H...

  • You're still not paying attention

    Posted Jul 10 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Six months before the pandemic, Bill Gates negotiated a $100 million contact tracing deal with a democratic congressman Four months before SARS-CoV-2 began infecting the people of China; Bill Gates was busy negotiating a $100 billion contact tracing program to be implement...

  • This should make your head explode

    Posted Jul 10 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Wearing Masks – A Sledgehammer to Health They did it this time. A group of men and women executed a well thought out plan to drive the health of the human race into the toilet. Attacking the very basics of life, they have deprived people, en mass, of the life/health-giving rays of the sun (de...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Child Of God And The Beggar Friday, July 10, 2020 When my father was a child, growing up in Germany, and his father would take him out to a restaurant, he would go around to other tables, pretend to be poor, and beg for their food. When his father caught him doing that, he wasn&rsquo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Jacob Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock? John 4:12   The woman at the well asked Jesus if He was greater than Jacob. She was being sarcastic...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Good morning Father God,   Thank You for another beautiful day of life with You.   I pray that I will live this day to the fullest for You and for others.   Let me work my hardest and love others with Your godly l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Psalm 103:1

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 10 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it." Matthew 16:2...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 10 2020   « July 9  |  July 11 » Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 387 Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Friday 14th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,16-23): Jesus said to his disciples, «Look, I send you out like sheep among wolves. You must be clever as snakes and innocent as doves. Be on your guard with respect to people, for they will hand y...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansWe are blessed if we fulfil the commands of the Lord in the harmony of lov...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 July 2020 Friday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Communism or Socialism, take your pick

    Posted Jul 9 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    ‘Squad’ Backs Bill to Gut Police, End Prisons Police reform bill would disband DEA and ICE, close federal prisons, legalize border crossings and reparations for prostitutes (Yep) Two leading progressive House Democrats on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to radically overhaul the criminal j...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions St. Augustine Zhao Rong (d. 1815) was a Chinese soldier who was assigned to escort the captive Catholic bishop, John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, to Beijing where he was to be executed by beheading. The...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Nourishing The Miracle Thursday, July 9, 2020 Yosef and Miriam, Joseph and Mary, were given the greatest of miracles, the life of God in their midst, in the form of the child, the Messiah. But they had to take that miracle home and care for it, nourish it, feed it, protect it, watch over...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Greater Than Our Father Abraham "Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be?" ...Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" Jesus said to...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Please give me an insatiable desire and thirst for spending more time with You in prayer, worship, and reading my Bible...   The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 9 2020   « July 8  |  July 10 » Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 386 Reading 1 Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9 Thus says the...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 14th inOrdinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,7-15): Jesus said to his disciples, «Go and proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near’. Heal the sick, bring the dead back to life, cleanse the lepers, and drive out demons...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions, Martyrs  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time The Explanations of the Psalms by Saint Ambrose: Psalm 118God's ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions, Martyrs  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, co...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions, Martyrs  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions, Martyrs  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 G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 9 July 2020 Thursday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Get your head out of the sand

    Posted Jul 8 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Illegal Alien Accused of Raping 7-Year-Old Girl Freed by Maryland Sanctuary County An illegal alien arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl multiple times has since been released into the general public by Montgomery County, Maryland, officials. Rene Ramos-Hernandez, a 56-year-old ille...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Making The Best Of It Wednesday, July 8, 2020 There was a young artist whose strong desire to was to travel the world. But she couldn’t. She had to stay home and support her parents. Instead of seeing the wonders of the world, she could only look out from her basement studio at thr...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: God of My Praise (Elohim Tehilati) Don’t stand by silently, O God of my praise, while wicked people slander me and tell lies about me. Psalm 109:1-2 author's translation   David made it a habit to praise God all the time. David called the Lord...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God of My Praise,   I lift up Your name and praise You this day,   Today and every day are Your days.   You are the mighty God, creator of the universe, lover of mankind, sustainer of all, most magnificent an...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Do not keep silent, O God of my praise! For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. Psalms 109:1-2 NKJV

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:6-7  

  • Lectionary

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 8 2020   « July 7  |  July 9 » Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 385 Reading 1 Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 Israel is ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 14th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,1-7): Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over the unclean spirits to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: fi...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time From the ancient document entitled "The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles"The Eucharist Celebrate the Eucharist as follows: S...

  • Office Readings

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 8 July 2020 Wednesday of week 14 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Cancel Culture AKA Boycott the Individual

    Posted Jul 7 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    The Tyranny of Cancel Culture Trump is right: cancel culture is destroying freedom of thought. Trump is right. Cancel culture is the key weapon in the armoury of the intolerant. In his 4 July speech at Mount Rushmore, Trump talked about the ‘political weapon’ of ‘cancel culture&r...

  • Defund the Police..What can go wrong?

    Posted Jul 7 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Violent Crime Is Surging Dramatically In Major Cities All Over America What we are witnessing all over the country right now is incredibly sad.  In the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd, it would have been wonderful to see the entire nation unite behind an effort to make our societ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Kilian St. Kilian (c. 640-689 A.D.), also known as St. Cillian, was born to a noble family in Ireland. As a child he was known for his piety and love of study, which led him to the priesthood. He became a traveling bishop on the is...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Berlin Church Of Reconciliation Tuesday, July 7, 2020 During the Cold War, much of the world was divided into two camps. The city of Berlin was divided into east and west. There was a church located right on the east-west division. The western part of the property was sealed with the...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure th...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "With regard to evil thoughts, there may be a twofold delusion. God-fearing souls who have little or no gift of discernment, and are inclined to scruples, think that every wicked thought that enters their mind is a sin. This is a mistake, for it i...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Greater than Jonah The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here. Matthew 12:41   Jonah was one of the greatest preachers....

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   I am so aware of how the devil picks at me and tries to trip me all the time.   Please help me to...   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion...