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  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Adrian of Nicomedia St. Adrian of Nicomedia (d. 306 A.D.) lived under the Christian persecutions of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian. Thirty-three Christians were seized in Nicomedia, brought before a judge, and ordered to be sa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 8 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 a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Nativity of the Virgin Mary The Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on September 8th, nine months after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Virgin’s parents, St. Ann and Joachim, we...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 23rd (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 14,25-33): One day, when large crowds were walking along with Jesus, He turned and said to them, «If you come to me, without being ready to give up your love for your father and mother, your spous...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 8 2019   « September 7  |  September 9 » Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 129 Reading 1 Wis 9:13-18b  Who can know...

  • Homily #1 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    He Can Do The Impossible by Max Lucado   The kingdom of heaven. Its citizens are drunk on wonder.   Consider the case of Sarai. She is in her golden years, but God promises her a son. She gets excited. She visits the maternity shop and buys a few dresses. She pla...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection In the day of my trouble, I call upon you, for you answer me. Psalm 86:7   A Time to Think The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don't cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I praise You for who You are;   You are the Alpha and the Omega,   The Beginning and the End,   My Savior and Lord,   Creator of all,   Thank You for b...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Revelation 21:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 And He said to me, “It[a] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes [b]sha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) 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,  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Regina Saint Regina (d. 286 A.D.) was born to pagan parents in France. Her mother died in childbirth, and her father gave her to the care of a Christian nurse who secretly baptized her and raised her in the Christian fait...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting fo...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 22nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,1-5): One Sabbath Jesus was going through the corn fields and his disciples began to pick heads of grain crushing them in their hands for food. Some of the Pharisees asked them, «Why do you do wha...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 7 2019   « September 6  |  September 8 » Saturday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 436 Reading 1 Col1:21-23 Broth...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing ...

  • Friday

    Posted Sep 6 by Brother Matthew Michael

    It is friday, O Lord The day of Thy broken flesh It is friday, O Lord The day Thou wast crowned with thorns It is friday, O Lord The day of Thy horrific sufferings The day Thou wast pierced by the lance The day Thou wast made to carry Thy cross The day Thou wast stripped of Thy garments Th...

  • Love Jesus With an Undivided Love

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

    September 6, 2019 Love Jesus With an Undivided Love Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Gospel, “great crowds were traveling with Jesus.” He turns to the crowd and delivers a stiff warning. Why? Gospel (Read Lk 14:25-33) The Gospels often remind us of the sizable crowds that followed...

  • Anointing of the Sick: Depth, Beauty, and Grace in the Sacramen

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

    September 6, 2019 Anointing of the Sick: Depth, Beauty, and Grace in the Sacrament Brittany Makely It may seem pointless to read a reflection on the Anointing of the Sick by a person who has never received this sacrament. But it also makes sense. Just as the suffering, death, and Resurrec­...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Discover Your Language by Max Lucado   Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Seeking What You Have Friday, September 6, 2019 Did you ever buy something and afterward realize you already had it? I’ve done that a few times. I’ve actually ordered something out of a magazine, only to discover later that I already had it but forgot. Or maybe it looked so g...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29   A Time to Think Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. –E. M. Bounds, aut...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God, Thank You for all of your promises and provisions... I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Thank You, Jesus, for Your strength and salvation. Whenever I face temptations, I will remember that I can do a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

  • Morning Prayer for September 6, 2019

    Posted Sep 6 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. Today we just want to praise You. We spend so muc...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Eleutherius the Abbot St. Eleutherius (d. 585 A.D.) was a monk living in Spoleto, Italy. Little is known of his early life. He became the Abbot of St. Mark's Abbey and was well-known as a man of simplicity and penance. He also demons...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1  

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Liturgical day: Friday 22nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 5,33-39): Some people asked Jesus, «The disciples of John fast often and say long prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why is it that your disciples eat and drink?». Then Jesus sai...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 6 2019   « September 5  |  September 7 » Friday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 435 Reading 1 Col 1:15-20 Brothe...

  • Evening Prayer for September 5, 2019

    Posted Sep 5 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. As we draw close to You today, we are grateful th...

  • Taking the Lowest Place Like Jesus

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

    September 5, 2019 Taking the Lowest Place Like Jesus Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV “When you are invited, go and take the lowest place.” What exactly is the lowest place in the banquet that Jesus asks us to choose? Do we become humble simply by choosing this lowest place and avoidin...

  • Where is God Calling Us to Serve?

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

    September 5, 2019 Where is God Calling Us to Serve? Constance T. Hull Today is the feast day of both St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Lawrence Giustiniani. These two saints—who lived nearly 600 years apart—show us how to follow the will of God for our lives when others do not unders...

  • The Light Shines in the Darkness Mother Teresa

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

    September 5, 2019 Mother Teresa: The Light Shines in the Darkness Maura Roan McKeegan St. Teresa of Calcutta once met an old man living in what she called “a most terrible condition.” One of the many ways she and her Missionaries of Charity sisters took care of their beloved poor ...

  • Morning Prayer for September 5, 2019

    Posted Sep 5 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. We worship You and give You the glory that is...

  • Morning Prayer for September 5, 2019

    Posted Sep 5 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven, Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. We worship You and give You the glory that is...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Looking for the Messiah, Part 2 by Max Lucado Some miss him still.   We expect God to speak through peace, but sometimes he speaks through the pain. We think God talks through the church, but he also talks through the lost. We look for the answer among the Protes...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The President’s Dream Thursday, September 5, 2019 We were in a Red Sea situation. The landlord was set to demolish the building where our congregation had been for fifteen years. We had to search for a new building and fast. My wife and I walked into a large furniture warehouse tha...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29   A Time to Think Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. –E. M. Bounds, aut...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer This prayer is based upon Proverbs 29:22-27   Dear Father in Heaven,   Let me never be an angry person who stirs up strife nor a furious person who abounds in transgression.   I pray that I will NOT be so filled w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Proverbs 29:22-27 New King James Version (NKJV) 22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression.   23 A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910–1997), known simply as Mother Teresa, was born to a family of Albanian descent in what is now Macedonia. As a young girl Mother Teresa was fascinated by stories sh...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Thursday 22nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 5,1-11): One day, as Jesus stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, with a crowd gathered around him listening to the word of God, He caught sight of two boats left at the water's edge by the fishermen now washin...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 5 2019   « September 4  |  September 6 » Thursday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 434 Reading 1 Col 1:9-14 Broth...

  • More showing that liberals really are out there

    Posted Sep 4 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    https://www.themonastery.org/blog/2012/04/low-effort-thinking-promotes-conservatism-study-shows/ “Bar patrons?” Really? A study used *bar patrons* compared to *sober laboratory participants.* And you, or anyone else, thinks this isn’t skewed in the least? If anything, this clearly...

  • The Religion of Non-Religion

    Posted Sep 4 by Luminary Eddie Starr

    https://www.themonastery.org/blog/2019/09/democrats-pass-resolution-acknowledging-value-of-secular-americans/ “..America’s fastest-growing religious group...” I’m glad to see what I would expect to be a rather liberal slanting biased site admit that being secular, or other a...

  • Evening Prayer for September 4, 2019

    Posted Sep 4 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. Our lives are meaningless unless it is Yo...

  • How Jesus Makes Our Burdens Lighter

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

    September 4, 2019 How Jesus Makes Our Burdens Lighter Jeannie Ewing “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my...

  • Morning Prayer for September 4, 2019

    Posted Sep 4 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. We read our bibles and we see a work of i...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Tabernacle Of His Peace Wednesday, September 4, 2019 In the ancient Hebrew prayer and chant called the “Hashkiveinu,” these words are spoken: “Spread over us the Tabernacle of Your peace” – or in Hebrew, “the Sukkah of Your shalom.” It’...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Looking for the Messiah, Part 1 by Max Lucado   SUPPOSE JESUS CAME to your church. I don't mean symbolically. I mean visibly. Physically. Actually. Suppose he came to your church.   Would you recognize him? It might be difficult. Jesus didn't wear religious clot...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10   A Time to Think God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Almighty God,   Jesus tells us...   "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Mat...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day St. Rosalia St. Rosalia (1130–1166 A.D.) was born to a wealthy and noble Norman family, descendants of Charlemagne who had migrated to Sicily. From a young age Rosalia was strongly drawn to Christ, which caused her to leave her l...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." Isaiah 30:15a  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 22nd in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,38-44): Leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to the house of Simon. His mother-in-law was suffering from high fever and they asked him to do something for her. Bending over her, He rebuked the fever, and ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 4 2019   « September 3  |  September 5 » Wednesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 433 Reading 1 Col1:1-8 Paul, ...

  • Evening Prayer for September 3, 2019

    Posted Sep 3 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. In You we find the components of everythi...

  • Psalm 18:29

    Posted Sep 3 by Russell Hjelm

    For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap a wall. [Psalm 18:29 Modern English Version (MEV)]   It may not be exactly representative of what the psalmist is saying here, but I think the following incident helps a little.   Now Peter and John went up together to th...

  • Matthew 13:51

    Posted Sep 3 by Russell Hjelm

    Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all of these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” [Matthew 13:51 - Modern English Version (MEV)]   Have you understood all these things? It's a valid question we all would do well to consider. I dare say our initial reaction ...

  • Morning Prayer for September 3, 2019

    Posted Sep 3 by Russell Hjelm

    Father in Heaven,   Holy are You, Lord God Almighty! You alone are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. You are our Rock, our refuge, our shelter in times of storm. How many times have we relied on ourselve...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Sep 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Fear of What's Next by Max Lucado   "I am going away" ( John 14:28).   Imagine their shock when they heard Jesus say those words. He spoke them on the night of the Passover celebration, Thursday evening, in the Upper Room. Christ and his friends had just enjoyed...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Messiah’s Garden Of Death Tuesday, September 3, 2019 When sin entered the world on the day of man’s fall, God took man out of a garden of life. On the day when sin was put to death, the opposite happened: man took God down from the cross and into a garden of death – the...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Sep 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:12   A Time to Think Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; for b...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Loving Father in Heaven,   Today I lift up all teachers to you.   I pray for your anointing upon their lives, their work, their ministries.   Please give them wisdom, knowledge, guidance, patience, love, prot...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day James 3:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Untamable Tongue 3 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Gregory the Great Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604 A.D.) was the son of a wealthy Roman senator. His mother and two of his aunts are also saints, which provided him with a strong and devout religious upbringing. His skill i...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 22nd in Ordinary Time View saints September 3rd: St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 4,31-37): Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee, and began teaching the people at the sabbath meetings. They were ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   September 3 2019   « September 2  |  September 4 » Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 432 Reading 1 1 ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "For want of contrition, innumerable Confessions are either sacrilegious or invalid; the penitent so often breaks his promises to God, and falls again so easily into the same faults, and many souls are eternally lost. Contrition is that true and l...