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  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7:21.24-27): Jesus said to his disciples, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the wi...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of the 1st week of Advent From a commentary on the Diatessaron by Saint Ephraem, deaconKeep watch: he is to come again To prevent his disciples from ask...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  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 December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  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 December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 December 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Advent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Advent in Latin

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Deeper Meaning of Advent in Latin Stephen Beale Advent, from the Latin adventus, does not simply meaning coming or arrival. There are at least two other Latin words that could be translated this way, not counting several interjections. So why did the early Church go with the term ad...

  • God And His Attributes

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    In our enlightened, can-do age, patience is seen as more weakness than virtue: it is for those who can’t invent a solution or aren’t physically fit to climb the stairs when the elevator is slow. Patience is for those who can’t get their own way.   But repeatedly the Bible te...

  • Daily Prayer

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Prayers Prayer for the Dead In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our brothers and sisters. In this life you embraced them with your tender love; deliver them now from every evil and bid them eternal rest. The old order has...

  • Devotion of The Month

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Month of the Immaculate Conception Devotion of the Month The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Or...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Edmund Campion Saint of the Day St. Edmund Campion (1540–1581) was born in London, England, the son of a bookseller. He was a promising student and went on to become an esteemed and celebrated Oxford scholar, winning the high regard of Queen Elizabeth who admired his wit and pleasant d...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! Thou hast said, “Seek ye my face.” My heart says to thee, “Thy face, Lord, do I seek.” Hide not thy face from me. Turn not thy servant away in anger, thou who hast been my help. Cast me not off, ...

  • Meditation

    Posted December 1, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation "'As God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk.' No one can do better with his life than that; no one can put it to a better use. Any life must be perfect in proportion as it does what it was made to do. There are many lives that are br...

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 177 Reading I Is 25:6-10a On this mountain the LORD of hosts     will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines,     juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 15:29-37): Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there. Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxThe word of the Lord will come to us We know that the coming of the Lord is threefo...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent 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 November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 December 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fat...

  • Things To Come

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    The LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?– Joel 2:11   Both in the Old and New Testaments, “the day of the Lord” refers to so...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Andrew Saint of the Day St. Andrew (1st c.) was the first of the twelve Apostles to follow Jesus, after being a disciple of St. John the Baptist, the Precursor of Christ. St. Andrew was a fisherman by trade and the younger brother of St. Peter. Andrew recognized Jesus as the prophesied Messi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to thy name, O Most High; to declare thy steadfast love in the morning, and thy faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For thou, O Lord, hast made me glad by thy work; at the work...

  • Meditation

    Posted November 30, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Today's Meditation "Christ Himself taught humility of heart, and the heart must not remain idle, nor fail to product the necessary acts. And what acts of humility do you make before God? How often do you make them? When have you made them? How long is it since you made them? It would be absurd to h...

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle Lectionary: 684 Reading I Rom 10:9-18 Brothers and sisters: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    November 30th: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 4:18-22): As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they we...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, Apostle - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Andrew, Apostle St Andrew, by Artus Wolffort (painted between 1596 and 1641). A sermon of St John Chrysostom on St John's gospelWe have found the Messiah ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 November 2021 Saint Andrew, 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 Fathe...

  • Women Of Faith

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    When [Rhoda] knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so– Acts 12:14-15   It is no accident that Rhoda is mentioned by name in ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Bl Denis of the Nativity Saint of the Day Blessed Denis of the Nativity (1600-1638) was born as Pierre Berthelotin in France and became a sailor at the age of twelve. He had a successful career as pilot-in-chief and cartographer in service to the Kings of France and Portugal, even being knighted...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 29, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Jesus spoke to them again, saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"–John 8:12

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 175 Reading I Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,     saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.     In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’s house     shall ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the First Week of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8:5-11): When he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Monday of the 1st week of Advent From a pastoral letter by St Charles BorromeoThe season of Advent Beloved, now is the acceptable time spoken of by the Spirit, the ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent  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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 November 2021 Monday of the 1st week of Advent 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 a...

  • People Of Faith

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Jesus saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him– Luke 5:27-28   As we read the Bible, it seems that one of God’s attributes, along with being immutable and  impeccable, is that he ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Catherine Laboure Saint of the Day St. Catherine Labouré (1806 – 1876) was born in Burgundy, France, the ninth of seventeen children of a pious and prosperous farming family. Her mother died when she was nine years old. After her mother's funeral, Catherine kissed a statue of th...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 28, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"–Galatians 5:13-14

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    First Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 3 Reading I Jer 33:14-16 The days are coming, says the LORD,      when I will fulfill the promise      I made to the house of Israel and Judah. In those days, in that time,   ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    First Sunday of Advent (C) Podcast Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21:25-28.34-36): Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People w...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 1st Sunday of Advent From the Instructions to Catechumens by St Cyril of JerusalemThe twofold coming of Christ We do not preach only one coming of Christ, but a second as well,...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent  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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent 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 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent  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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 November 2021 1st Sunday of Advent 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. ...

  • Dragon and Phoenix

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Larry Makinson

      Dragon and Phoenix The Dragon and the Phoenix are the two most powerful symbols of success and prosperity in Chinese mythology. In Feng Shui, they are considered the ultimate symbol of love and life as a couple. They are also part of the four celestial animals along with the Tiger and the...

  • All Things Pass Away

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory– Psalm 73:24   All of life is here summed up in one verse.   While I am here on this earth, the psalmist gloats to the Lord, you will guide me. You will give me the direction I need for each step of the way. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 27, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 508 Reading I Dn 7:15-27 I, Daniel, found my spirit anguished within its covering of flesh, and I was terrified by the visions of my mind. I approached one of those present and asked him what all ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,34-36): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be on your guard; let not your hearts be weighed down with a life of pleasure, drunkenness and worldly cares...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 34 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint AugustineLet us sing Alleluia to God, who is good and frees us from evil Let us sing alleluia here...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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, co...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 1st Sunday of Advent) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 November 2021 Saturday of week 34 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 en...

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    Posted November 26, 2021 by Reverend Gary Schimelfenig

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    Posted November 26, 2021 by charles cutter

    i am doing my first funeral and i am so worrie i will mass it up i looking all over to find the best eulogy what fit this person i dont know him but i know his nephew so i dont want to mass it up it sat 4 to 6  so far i have  peace be with you  family and friends  we gather t...

  • Wisdom Comes With Time

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing– Psalm 34:10   Why do you think the psalmist specifies “young” lions? It is for the same reason that Isaiah writes, “even the youths shall faint and be weary” (4...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. John Berchmans Saint of the Day St. John Berchmans (1599-1621) was born in Flanders, Belgium, the eldest of five children of a shoemaker. He was a virtuous and well-liked child who would often rise early to serve at two or three Masses a day before he reached the age of seven. On Friday even...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 26, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful."–Luke 6:35...

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 507 Reading I Dn 7:2-14 In a vision I, Daniel, saw during the night, the four winds of heaven stirred up the great sea, from which emerged four immense beasts, each different from the others. The fi...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,29-33): Jesus said to his disciples, «Look at the fig tree and all the trees. As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is already near. In...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 34 in Ordinary Time The treatise of St Cyprian on mortalityLet us shut out the fear of death and meditate upon immortality Our obligation is to do ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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 November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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 November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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 November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 26 November 2021 Friday of week 34 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...

  • Real Madrid Drakt

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Chelsey Mckenn

    fotballdrakter Arsenal og Liverpool antas alle Real Madrid Drakt, Kjøpe Fotballdrakter united er på jakt etter en fotballdrakter til lag til champions league Manchester United, Arsenal og Liverpool antas alle å være på markedet for en ny midtstopper ...

  • Preaching The Gospel

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    And there they preached the gospel– Acts 14:7 “They” refers to Paul and Barnabas, who had been sent out by the Holy Spirit with the support of the church at Antioch. But what they were doing was not something that requires a special calling or gifting by the Holy Spirit: it is not the work only o...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    St. Catherine of Alexandria Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Alexandria (4th c.) was born to a noble pagan family in Alexandria, Egypt, and her father was governor of the city. She was an intelligent child who devoted herself to study, and converted to the Christian faith after the Bles...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted November 25, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Daily Verse "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."–Matthew 11:28-30

  • Lectionary

    Posted November 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Readings for the Thanksgiving Day Readings for the Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time LISTEN PODCAST VIEW REFLECTION VIDEO En Español View Calendar Get Daily Readings E-mails Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Or...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted November 24, 2021 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 21,20-28): Jesus said to his disciples, «When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must know that the time has come when it will be reduc...