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  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for this new day.   I am in awe of Your creation...   Brilliant blue skies and the clouds that bring rain, Thunderstorms that send lightning and thunder crashing, Winds that ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Genesis 1:31

  • Having Courage With Christ

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Read through Proverbs, and you’re likely to notice God has some harsh words for those who are arrogant. But that doesn’t mean we’re to embrace self-loathing or low self-esteem. Neither extreme accurately captures who we are in Christ. In fact, both are a form of pride, as they invo...

  • Thoughts and Impulses for a Sunday with Suggestions

    Posted Jun 27 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

        For a long time I have been concerned with religious communities and their "Life Plan".   Why did people come together to form religious communities ?   What inspired them to put aside their own personal life ?   Do they want to discover the desert experiences of...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Laszlo St. Laszlo (c. 1040-1095), also known as St. Ladislaus I of Hungary, was born to a royal family in Krakow, Poland. His father became King Bela of Hungary, and his mother was the daughter of the King of Poland. He was raised as...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." 1 John 5:11  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 98 Reading I Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 God did not make death,     nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For he fashioned all things that they might have being;     and the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 5,21-43): When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials,...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time From a homily by Pope Paul VIWe proclaim Christ to the whole world Not to preach the Gospel would be my undoing, for Christ himself sent me as ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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 Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 27 June 2021 13th 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...

  • Growing In Faith

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    We all want to grow in our faith, but how can we measure progress toward spiritual maturity? Here’s a short list of benchmarks to look for. We know it’s spiritual fruit when:   We become increasingly aware of our sinfulness and weakness. When I read biographies of godly men and wo...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Coffee Time with Jesus The Holy Spirit: The Gift of God If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. John 4:10   The Holy Spirit is the Gif...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your Holy Spirit, Your Gift to me.   I know that You have given to me spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities to use in Your service.   Please stir up the gift within me... ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6   Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you 2 Timothy 1:6

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Josemaria Escriva St. Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975) was born in Spain, one of six children of a devout Catholic family. Growing up, he observed his parents faithfully endure painful family trials (the death of three of their y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 26 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 376 Reading I Gn 18:1-15 The LORD appeared to Abraham by the Terebinth of Mamre, as Abraham sat in the entrance of his tent, while the day was growing hot. Looking up, he saw three men standing nearby. ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,5-17): When Jesus entered Capernaum, an army captain approached him to ask his help, «Sir, my servant lies sick at home. He is paralyzed and suffers terr...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A homily on the Beatitudes by St Gregory of NyssaBlessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God Bodily health is a goo...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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 ou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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 Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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 Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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...

  • England Trøj

    Posted Jun 25 by Nieves Maria

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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 26 June 2021 Saturday of week 12 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...

  • Quiet Reflection

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When David looked at his life, he saw God’s fingerprints all over it. We, too, should train our eyes to notice indications of our heavenly Father’s presence. But this isn’t a now-and-then kind of thing—it’s a lifestyle.   I developed a habit years ago that has he...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Non-Commandments Friday, June 25, 2021   There are times in ministry where people are carrying out a directive which they were told came from me. One day they tell me about it and I say, "I never said that." They say, "But I've been doing things this way because I was told ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The King of Peace To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, meaning "king of peace." Hebrews 7:2   Jesus is the King of Peace; no one can have peace apart from Him, be...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I want to experience Your peace in my life today.   And, we desperately need Jesus, The King of Peace, to bring His Peace to every home and nation today.   I desire Your perfect peace to guard m...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Dominic Henares St. Dominic Henares (1764-1838) was born to a poor family in Spain. He joined the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in 1790. Ten years later he was sent as a missionary to the Far East. He went from Mexico to ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 25 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful! Let Israel be glad in his Maker, let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with timbrel and lyre! F...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 375 Reading I Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said: “I am God the Almighty. Walk in my presence and be blameless.” God also said to Abr...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,1-4): When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. Then a leper came forward. He knelt before him and said, «Sir, if you want to, you...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A homily on the Beatitudes by St Gregory of NyssaThe hope of seeing God Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. God&...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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 Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 25 June 2021 Friday of week 12 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...

  • Spiritual Warfare & The Church: Equipped to Conquer

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Spiritual Warfare & The Church: Equipped to Conquer Equipped to Conquer The Church is the Body of Christ, instituted by Christ as a means of assisting souls to be saved. Christ Himself is the head of this Body, and all the baptized are the members. It was founded to continue the mission of...

  • Who Is Jesus?

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Some people don’t believe Jesus is God, so they claim He was simply a good person. Others may intellectually acknowledge Jesus as God’s Son but have no personal relationship with Him. His true followers, however, believe in their heart that Christ is Savior (Rom. 10:9) and they’ve ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Outside Room Thursday, June 24, 2021   Why did Josef and Mary go outside to bear their Child? Because there was no room at the inn? Yes. But more than that. Even if there was room at the inn, there would still be no room at the inn. The Lord's presence came into this world ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote— Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." John 1:45   When you use the title "Jesus of Nazareth," you are referrin...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Today I want to ask for Your special covering of protection and blessing upon the people who minister to Children around the world.   Please continue to work through each one of them to spiritually nurture the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:4

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Nativity of St. John the Baptist A family relation of Jesus, St. John the Baptist is called “the Forerunner” because he was sent by God to "prepare the way of the Lord" ahead of Jesus' public ministry. The birth of St. John...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6  

  • Meditation

    Posted Jun 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Habits are being formed here under the pressure of temptation and difficulty that unfold in perfect form and beauty when the soul that has developed these habits passes into its true home. Those very temptations that made it so difficult to perse...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the Day Lectionary: 587 Reading I Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands,     listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth,     from my mother’s womb he g...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    June 24th: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,57-66.80): When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe voice of one crying in the wilderness The Church observes the birth ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  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 he...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity 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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 24 June 2021 The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist - Solemnity 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, w...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Tubes and the Flowers Wednesday, June 23, 2021   My memory of Israel: When I got off the plane, I began noticing beautiful flowers everywhere. When I looked closer, I noticed little plastic tubes running through the soil, carrying water to each flower. You see, when the Jew...

  • Obedience To God

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Yesterday we read that Peter said yes and then let down his nets. And today we see how the soon-to-be apostle’s plans were irrevocably changed. Fishing was put on hold, and Peter became a disciple of Jesus Christ.   Obedience to God never disappoints. Jesus filled Peter’s empty ne...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    God: The Father Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1   The Father in Heaven is likened to an earthly father wh...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   The hymn Faith of Our Fathers inspires me to trust You, my Father in Heaven...   1. Faith of our fathers, living still, In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph Cafasso St. Joseph Cafasso (1811–1860) was born in Castelnuovo d'Asti, Italy, to a peasant family. He was born with a physical deformity of the spine, which caused him to grow into a stunted and crippled man. ...

  • "It's SUPERNATURAL"

    Posted Jun 22 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

        As a term, I first heard and saw this as the name of Sid Roth's show and his contributions.   What actually means "supernatural" ?   There we experience something, which is just not natural and therefore rather not explainable - at least from the point of view of ou...

  • Lectionary

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

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 373 Reading I Gn 15:1-12, 17-18 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:     “Fear not, Abram!         I am your shield;     &n...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,15-20): Jesus said to his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time St Aelred's treatise on spiritual friendshipTrue, perfect, and eternal friendship That outstanding youth, Jonathan, son of...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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 Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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 Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  (First Vespers of tomorrow, Birthday of St John the Baptist) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Wednesday 23 June 2021 Wednesday of week 12 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....

  • Seek the Presence of God Within You

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

    Seek the Presence of God Within You The Presence of God in Us From the first to the last pages of The Spiritual Canticle, St. John of the Cross puts before us the soul anxious for union with God. “Ah, where are you hiding?” it sings in the first stanza of the delightful po...

  • Do We Lead Others To God

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Teaching people to swim begins with a simple lesson—they must put their face in the water. That first little step helps a person get comfortable in the water and is critical for all swimming skills. In the same way, following God begins with a small act of obedience. It may seem insignificant ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Womb of Leah Tuesday, June 22, 2021   Leah was the older, unattractive, unloved, rejected wife of Jacob. Yet God opened her womb. From Leah came Reuben, Simeon and Levi, from whom came Moses and Aaron, the priesthood of Israel, Ezekiel, Zechariah, even John the Baptist, Jud...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus of Galilee Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” Matthew 26:69   Jesus of Galilee was both His name and address. The angel told Mary to name Him Jesus. His name ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   The Bible teaches that "faith without works is dead." James 2:26   Please give to me the wisdom and motivation to step out of my comfort zone and to put my faith into action.   I don&rsquo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "faith without works is dead." James 2:26

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478–1535) was born in London, the son of a lawyer and judge. He was educated in the finest schools and became a brilliant English statesman. He served in parliament, on the King's council, as a d...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my groaning. Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to thee do I pray. O Lord, in the morning thou dost hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch. For thou art n...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ did not think the sovereign beatitude and glory of Heaven too dearly purchased at the price of unspeakable tortures, and by suffering His sacred flesh to be mangled by nails, thorns, and scourges. Great indeed must be the value of th...

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 372 Reading I Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land could not support them if they stayed toge...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,6.12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not give what is holy to the dogs, or throw your pearls to the pigs: they might trample on them and even turn o...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Per...

  • Office of Readings

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

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wit...