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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 7 July 2020 Tuesday 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 an...

  • PARABLES OF A SOWER

    Posted Jul 6 by David Koontz

                                                     PARABLE OF THE SOWER                              &...

  • To Be Nobody. 

    Posted Jul 6 by Larry Makinson

    I do not define myself by the yardsticks man creates for measurement, how foolish this would be. A label I do not need.  I do not choose to divide myself from others, (by a label, a symbol or otherwise), why would I create a wall that would divide me from anything, and loose a part of my...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Chaldean Witness Monday, July 6, 2020 In the Book of Kings, the mighty Assyrian Empire decided to lay siege to Jerusalem. The fierce Assyrian army camped around the walled city and threatened to destroy it as it had countless other cities. The Assyrians were known to be the most sava...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: That Great Shepherd of the Sheep Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant... Hebrews 13:20   There are many roles for the Great Shepherd of th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Too many times I find myself, or I notice others becoming concerned about what someone else is or is not doing.   Some people will complain and refuse to go out of their way or beyond the call of duty to...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant... Hebrews 13:20

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Maria Goretti St. Maria Goretti (1890–1902) was born in Italy to a humble farming family. Her father died from malaria when she was 9, leaving the family destitute. Her mother and older siblings worked in the fields while Mar...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10

  • Lectionary Reading

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 6 2020   « July 5  |  July 7 » Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 383 Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 14th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,18-26): While Jesus was speaking to them, an official of the synagogue came up to him, bowed before him and said, «My daughter has just died, but come and place your hands on her, and she will live&...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time From a letter of Pope St Clement I to the CorinthiansSeek the good of all, not pers...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr  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,...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr  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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday 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 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday of week 14 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 6 July 2020 Monday 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 ...

  • Guilt On The Fourth

    Posted Jul 5 by Sean Ziemer

    Guilt On The Fourth by Brother S. Keenan Ziemer   I joined the ULC family 5 years ago; partly in support of a very marginalized group of people, and partly out of protest against the beliefs of people (including people I love) who would have been content to see that marginalized gr...

  • A Glorious Morning

    Posted Jul 5 by Larry Makinson

    Yesterday morning while I was sitting and having coffee with family, Sushu kitty came in with a baby sparrow in her mouth.  She brought the baby sparrow to me, set the baby down, and told me she wanted me to check it over. I picked the baby up, checked it over and it was alive, with...

  • Archbishop Vigano's letter to Donald Trump

    Posted Jul 5 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Open letter sent to President Donald Trump by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Posted on June 8, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple Read the letter in PDF form here. Mr. President, In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I wou...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Glory of the Lord But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18   The Holy Spirit is ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   As the Lord God instructs us in 2 Chronicles 7:14...   ...if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day 2 Chronicles 7:14... ...if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Zoe of Rome St. Zoe of Rome (d. 286 A.D.) was a noblewoman married to a Roman court official during the reign of the infamous Emperor Diocletian. For six years she suffered from a condition that left her unable to speak; when she met...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made." Romans 1:20a

  • Lectionary Reading

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 5, 2020   « July 4  |  July 6 » Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 100 Reading 1 Zec 9:9-10 Thus says the LORD: Rejoice heart...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 14th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,25-30): At that time, Jesus said, «Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I praise you, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to simple people. Yes, Father...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint AugustineA sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit I acknowledge my transgression, says David. If I admit my fault, then yo...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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 Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 5 July 2020 14th 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. Allelui...

  • wisdom

    Posted Jul 4 by David Koontz

    Micah 7:1-7 Keep the Lord with and above all things as you go through life. As we travel through The evil in this world hold tight to his word and choose not the evil path as it leads to destruction.     1Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grap...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Good Shepherd I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11   Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd because He does what good shepherds do: They give their lives for their sheep. They give up the pleasures of home to li...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today I am thinking about how people try so hard to be independent.   We want to be individuals, to “do it ourselves.”   It starts when we are children.   We are child...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God... Romans 8:16

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925) was born in Turin, Italy, to a wealthy and prominent family. He was a vibrant, joyful, and athletic youth with an adventurous spirit and a strong zest for life. He...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6  

  • The Outdoors

    Posted Jul 3 by David Koontz

    Genesis 27:3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Genesis 10:9  He was a mighty hunter bef...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 4 2020   « July 3  |  July 5 » Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 382 Reading 1 Am 9:11-15 Thus says the LORD: ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 13th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,14-17): John's disciples came to Jesus and said, «How is it that we and the Pharisees fast on many occasions, but not your disciples?». Jesus answered them, «How can you expect wedding...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of JerusalemConfess your sins at the acceptable time If anyone here is a slav...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  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 Jul 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  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 Jul 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 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 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 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 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 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 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 4 July 2020 Saturday of week 13 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.Ame...

  • The US has a big stockpile

    Posted Jul 3 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients, Henry Ford Health System Study Shows July 02, 2020– Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-e...

  • The Shadow Walker

    Posted Jul 3 by Larry Makinson

    There is not one of us who has not been taken in by a Shadow Walker. What is this thing that causes so much distress in our lives? A Shadow Walker is a person who wears many masks (we shall use the empirical "he" here; not to denote gender, but for simplicity). He is the person who oozes charm t...

  • Is anyone surprised?

    Posted Jul 3 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Huge COVID Case-Counting Deception at the CDC For this piece, we have to enter the official world (of the insane)—where everyone is quite sure a new coronavirus was discovered in China and the worthless diagnostic tests mean something and the case numbers are real and meaningful. Once we exec...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Distance Of Heaven Friday, July 3, 2020 How far away is Heaven? How far away is anything? We often measure distance by time. For instance, the supermarket, we say, is ten minutes away; the nearby city thirty minutes; our vacation site three hours away. So, how far away is Heaven? To ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Good Master Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" Matthew 19:16   The rich young ruler went to Jesus asking, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal li...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You that You have given so much.   I am so thankful for Your love and the salvation that You provide for me...   In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas the Apostle St. Thomas the Apostle (1st c.) was one of the twelve disciples who accompanied Jesus during His earthly ministry. He is remembered for his disbelief in the news of Christ's Resurrection until he physically saw a...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God." Luke 12:8-9  

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: July 3rd: Saint Thomas, apostle View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,24-29): Thomas, the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, «We have seen the Lord». But he replied, «Until I have seen in his hands...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Thomas, Apostle Andrea del Verrocchio's Christ and St. Thomas (1464-1483) at the Orsanmichele of Florence, Italy From a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory th...

  • Office Readings

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast 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 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast  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 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 July 2020 Saint Thomas, Apostle - Feast 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 ...

  • Do not knock at a door of the "Dao"

    Posted Jul 2 by Larry Makinson

    Do not knock at a door of the "Dao" looking for an answer and expect it to open. Come to the door with love, openness, and a willingness to share the wonder and glory of this life. Then there will be no need to knock, for the door will already be open. Some doors in life will not be opened to you...

  • Do Not Deceive Yourself

    Posted Jul 2 by Larry Makinson

    A person once had a thought that he felt was very wise.  They presented this thought to many, only to find out that others did not think it was wise.  This person kept on searching for someone to agree that their thought was wise.  One day they met a person that agreed that their t...

  • Bullies: Has anyone read the rules here?

    Posted Jul 2 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    You are responsible for the content of your posts and comments, and can be held legally accountable for any slanderous or illegal behavior. youve slandered me and harassed me. Bullying is ILLEGAL in all 50 states.   guess what, you are in violation of the law and this sites posted rules...

  • What? Still cant get me thrown off?

    Posted Jul 2 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Bullies calling me unhinged LOL LOL. Slander for sure. You started this. do your worst or SHUT UP. talk about hate. you people hate me so much because you cant control or bully me. it shows in everything you do. you are the biggest hypocrites ive ever seen in my life. karma. LOL.  all you can...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bernardino Realino St. Bernardino Realino (1530–1616) was born in Italy to a noble family. He grew into an accomplished "Renaissance Man" of his day; he studied law and medicine, had a successful career as an attorney...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Hearing What You've Never Heard Before Thursday, July 2, 2020 Have you ever heard a preacher say the same Scripture twice? How many times have you heard the Scripture, "God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have ever...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: Our Spiritual Father Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn’t it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us? Hebrews 12:9   The Lord is called our Spiritual Father. All spirits in t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your loving hand of guidance on my life.   And, thank You for Your discipline in my life.   I know You love me enough to bring about or allow things to happen to stop me and ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 2 2020   « July 1  |  July 3 » Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 380 Reading 1Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest o...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday 13th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,1-8): Jesus got back into the boat, crossed the lake again, and came to his hometown. Here they brought a paralyzed man to him, lying on a bed. Jesus saw their faith and said to the paralytic, «Co...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time St Jerome's homily on Psalm 41 to the newly baptizedI will go up to your glorious dwelling-place Like a deer that longs for sp...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 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 ...

  • DO AS I SAY............

    Posted Jul 1 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Bombshell as Fauci admits future COVID vaccines won’t work, blames “anti-vaxxers” for failures of Big Pharma A vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has not even hit the market yet and Anthony Fauci is already admitting that it will not be effective – becaus...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE HARBINGERS OF THINGS TO COME Wednesday, July 1, 2020   Shalom, to my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission...   I opened up the year in January speaking of the signs that pointed to 2020 being a dramatic year, as in shaking. This year has truly been ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Rock of Spiritual Refreshment And by a miracle, God sent them food to eat and water to drink there in the desert; they drank the water that Christ gave them. He was there with them as a mighty Rock of spiritual refreshment. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4  ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   My Rock of Spiritual Refreshment, I'm thirsty.   I'm thirsty for Your Living Water of life, for Your anointing on my life and ministry.   Please increase my hunger for Your Word and for Your will. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And by a miracle, God sent them food to eat and water to drink there in the desert; they drank the water that Christ gave them. He was there with them as a mighty Rock of spiritual refreshment. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Precious Blood The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses us from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Junipero Serra St. Junipero Serra (1713 - 1784) was born to a farming family on the Spanish island of Majorca. He was baptized the same day he was born, and was later sent to be educated by the Franciscans. In 1730 he joined the Fran...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Put false ways far from me; and graciously teach me your law. I have chosen the way of faithf...