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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday  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 and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Friday 17 April 2020 Easter Friday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. ________ ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Corrupted Weights Of Our Culture Thursday, April 16, 2020 Proverbs 16:11 says “A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.” The weights of the bag were the standard measures used on the scale. Proverbs 20:23 says, “Diffe...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Trustworthy Witness And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness. Revelation 1:5 (NKJV)   Jesus is the Trustworthy Witness; He came to witness the message of the Father. You can trust Jesus, for He perfectly witnessed to the world what the Father wanted to b...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844–1879) was the eldest of nine children born to an impoverished family from Lourdes, France. She was a sickly child who suffered from severe asthma her entire life....

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21  

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   Please give me the ability to be a true follower of You, as You taught us...   If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him, My Fath...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him, My Father will honor. John 12:26

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 16 2020   « April 15  |  April 17 » Thursday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 264 Reading 1 Acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Thursday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,35-48): The two disciples told what had happened on the road and how Jesus made himself known when He broke bread with them. As they went on talking about this, Jesus himself stood in their midst. An...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020Easter ThursdayMid-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 Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday  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 and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 16 April 2020 Easter Thursday Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Alleluia. _____...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    When The Devil Used Martin Luther Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Martin Luther did great things in trying to make the Bible more accessible. He first appealed to the Jews but later became embittered against them. He wrote: “concerning the Jews and their lies… their synagogues sho...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Showers that Water the Earth He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth. Psalm 72:6   The Holy Spirit is like Showers That Water the Earth. He will come upon His people like the necessary showers...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for never forsaking me.   I know that others in my life will fail me, but You never fail...   Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Hunna St. Hunna (d. 679 A.D.) was born in Alsace, France. She was the virtuous daughter of a duke, and she married a similarly virtuous nobleman. Hunna and her husband did not indulge in unnecessary luxuries according to their high s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 15 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and on the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Riches and honor come from you, and yo...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 15 2020   « April 14  |  April 16 » Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 263 Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 24,13-35): Two disciples of Jesus were going to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem, and they talked about what had happened. While they were talking and wondering, Jesus came up and walked wi...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020 Easter Wednesday Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020Easter WednesdayAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020Easter Wednesday 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 15 April 2020Easter WednesdayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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 shal...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Lidwina of Schiedam St. Lidwina of Schiedam (1380-1433) was born to a poor family in Holland. She had a devotion to the Blessed Mother and would often pray before the miraculous image of Our Lady of Schiedam. One winter, when she w...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 14 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Moreover as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. Only fear the Lord, and serve him faithfully with all your heart; for consider what great thing...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Moving To The Nectar Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Young honey bees stay in the hive while older bees bring back the nectar. As the bee matures, it starts going out to find the nectar for itself, from the source. In this, is a lesson about spiritual growth. When you’re young in the Lord,...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Faithful and True Now I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. Revelation 19:11   Jesus is called Faithful and True. These names were no...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   You are unchanging.   And You are all-knowing.   You are faithful and true, the rock upon which I stand.   Thank You for Your rock-solid foundation for my life, my Lord Jesus Christ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock... Matthew 7:24

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 14 2020   « April 13  |  April 15 » Tuesday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 262 Reading 1 Acts 2:36-41 On the day of Pentecost, Pete...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,11-18): Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she bent down to look inside; she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, and the other at the f...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 April 2020Easter Tuesday Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 April 2020Easter Tuesday Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 April 2020 Easter Monday Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter Monday 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 and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 14 April 2020Easter TuesdayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Margaret of Castello Bl. Margaret of Castello (1287–1320) was born to noble Italian parents who were awaiting the birth of the child of their dreams. Instead, they bore a daughter who was blind, dwarfed, lame, and hunchba...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 13 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you ar...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Missing Account In The Book Of Sanhedrin Monday, April 13, 2020 The Sanhedrin was the governing body that leveled the charge against the resurrection, that the disciples stole the body. The Sanhedrin was Israel’s court of law. Why then in all its history was there never a trial...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Only Wise God Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17   Jesus is the Only Wise God. Idols can’t speak and leaders of false religions don’t know anythi...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   I love to sing Your praise.   Thank You for Your everlasting love.   Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the fa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Psalm 117:1-2

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 13 2020   « April 12  |  April 14 » Monday in the Octave of Easter Lectionary: 261 Reading 1 Acts 2:14, 22-33 On the day of Pentecost, P...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday in the Octave of Easter View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 28,8-15): The women left the tomb at once in holy fear, yet with great joy, and they ran to tell the news to the disciples. Suddenly, Jesus met them on the way and said, «Peace». The women app...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter Monday Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter Monday Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter Monday 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 and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 13 April 2020Easter MondayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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,&...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Father: My Father My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one. John 10:29-30   The Father has a special relationship with Jesus Christ: Jesus is ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord Jesus,   I join with Christians all over the world today to celebrate your Glorious Resurrection on this Easter Sunday...   Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Teresa of the Andes St. Teresa of Jesus (1900 - 1920), also known as St. Teresa of the Andes, was born in Chile to an upper class family. She was a pious child with a profound spirituality and a deep devotion to Jesus and Mary. Yet s...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from thi...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Easter Sunday On Easter Sunday the Church celebrates the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the dead, the greatest feast of the liturgical year. For this purpose Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent into the w...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 12 2020   « April 11  |  April 13 » Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord Lectionary: 42 Reading 1 Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter procee...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Easter Sunday (Mass during the Day) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 20,1-9): On the first day after the Sabbath, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark and she saw that the stone blocking the tomb had been moved away. She ran t...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 12 April 2020Easter Sunday Office of Readings The Office of Readings today is only recited by those who have not been to the Easter Vigil. It starts immediately with the first reading, with no introduction preceding it.________First ReadingExodus 14:15-15:1The sons of Israel went on dry groun...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 12 April 2020Easter SundayMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 12 April 2020Easter SundayMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 12 April 2020Easter SundayAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

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

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 12 April 2020Easter SundayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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,&...

  • Learn How to Apply Products to Wet Or Damp Hair

    Posted Apr 11 by Edward nelson

    Learn to apply products to wet or damp hair as a result of damage. Let's find out more about how and why. The problem with using dry shampoo is that it has been designed for wet hair. Instead of drying it out, it's actually damaging it. When you use dry shampoo, the ends can be too brittle to handl...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Prince of the Kings of the Earth And from Jesus Christ, . . . the prince of the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:5   Jesus is the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. A prince is one who is waiting for the throne that he will formally assume in the future. Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   My soul exalts You.   My Lord Jesus, I want to abide in You, Thank You for abiding in me...   Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Gemma Galgani St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) was born in Italy, the fifth of eight children born to a prosperous pharmacist. When she was young, Gemma's mother and three of her siblings died of tuberculous. When she was 18 her ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Surely there is no one on earth so righteous as to do good without ever sinning. Do not give heed to everything that people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you; your heart knows that many times you have yourself cursed others." Ecclesiastes...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Saturday On Holy Saturday the Church mourns in prayer and fasting, meditating on Christ's Passion and Death. There is no Mass during the day as Jesus is still in the tomb. On this day Jesus descended triumphantly into Hades (...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 11 2020   « April 10  |  April 12 » Holy Saturday Lectionary: 41 Reading I Gn 1:1—2:2 In the beginning, when God created the h...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Holy Saturday Gospel text ( ):   «---» Fr. Jacques PHILIPPE (Cordes sur Ciel, France) Today, we do not consider any particular Gospel, inasmuch it is a day with no liturgy. But, with Mary, the only one who stayed firm in faith and hope after the tragic death of...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayOffice of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayMorning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayMid-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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayAfternoon 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayVespers (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 and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 11 April 2020Holy SaturdayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Funeral Of Your Sins Friday, April 10, 2020 Hata‘ah is the Hebrew word used for the sacrifice that took away sin. The same word means sin. The sacrifice and the sin were called by the same name. It means that the sacrifice for sin became one with the sin it was taking up &ndash...

  • Good Friday: They Victory of the Cross

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

    April 10, 2020 Good Friday: The Victory of the Cross Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D. Terrorism is nothing new.  It’s probably as old as the human race. In fact the cradle of civilization, now Iraq, was the home of the most infamous terrorists of antiquity, the Assyrians.  Their ...

  • Father Forgive Them, for They Know What They Do

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

    April 10, 2020 “Father, Forgive Them, for They Know Not What They Do!” Fulton J. Sheen It seems to be a fact of human psychology that when death approaches, the human heart speaks its words of love to those whom it holds closest and dearest. There is no reason to suspect that it i...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bademus St. Bademus (d. 376 A.D.) was a wealthy and noble citizen of Bethlapeta in Persia. Desiring to give himself completely to God, he gave away his wealth and founded a monastery where he led a life of prayer and austerity. His s...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to sham...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Good Friday On the Friday of the Lord's Passion (Good Friday) the Church commemorates the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross for the sins of all mankind, at the same time the Passover lamb was being killed and prepared for consump...