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  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 July 2020 Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • DO AS I SAY............

    Posted Jul 1 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

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

  • Devotion of the Month

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

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

  • Saint of the Day

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

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

  • Verse of the Day

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

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

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 1 2020   « June 30  |  July 2 » Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 379 Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good a...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday 13th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,28-34): When Jesus reached Gadara on the other side, He was met by two demoniacs who came out from the tombs. They were so fierce that no one dared to pass that way. Suddenly they shouted, «What ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time "The Way of Perfection" of St Teresa of ÁvilaThy kingdom come What person, however car...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  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 has...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Junipero Serra  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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 July 2020 Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Food writer Rose Prince and Vitamin D levels

    Posted Jun 30 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Sunshine diet everyone should be on: Vitamin D plays a vital role in fighting coronavirus - but many of us are deficient Studies show vitamin D deficiency increases likelihood of death from Covid-19 Rose Prince was prescribed supplements after visiting a doctor at age 54 British write...

  • A Win for Parochial/Religious schools

    Posted Jun 30 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Supreme Court strikes down state ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools, in a narrow but significant win for the school choice movement. In the 5-4 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Rober...

  • A Beautiful Spirit Walk

    Posted Jun 30 by Larry Makinson

    Yesterday I was in a nearby larger town with 2.5 hours of time and no vehicle. I went for a walk to where the original train station was, which is now a park. No one was there and I felt it wood be a great time for Qigong. While I was practicing, with my eyes closed, I could feel someone watchi...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Gennaro Sarnelli Bl. Gennaro Sarnelli (1702 – 1744) was born to a noble family in Naples, Italy. He was very well educated, and completed his doctorate in civil and canon law at the age of 20. He gave much of his time to ca...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven." Matthew 7:21  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church A great number of Christians perished at the hands of the Roman Emperor Nero during the terrible persecution that lasted from 64-68 A.D. This was the first of many major persecutions of the n...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jun 30 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Joseph’s virtue was sublime and exceptional; therefore it was subjected to a great and singular trial. But, as he heroically surmounted this trial, so God was pleased, not only to console him, but to exalt him to a dignity of extraordinary ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Beavers And Living WaterTuesday, June 30, 2020Beavers are interesting animals. They build dams and dam up streams and rivers. Rivers are important in God. Rivers represent the Spirit and Life of God, for the Spirit is always giving and the Life of God is always flowing. The problem is, even though t...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: He Who Has the Bride He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. John 3:29   The Bride is the Church—born-again believers, those who hav...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I praise You today for who You are.   I come to You today in prayer for married couples.‚Äč   You created marriage, as Jesus taught us...   And He answered and said to them, “Have yo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. John 3:29

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 30 2020   « June 29  |  July 1 » Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 378 Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this wo...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday 13th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,23-27): Jesus got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning a fierce storm hit the lake, with waves sweeping the boat. But Jesus was asleep. They woke him and cried, «Lord save ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Saint AugustineIf I wanted to please men, I would not be a servant...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  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 L...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  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....

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time  or The First Martyrs of the See of Rome  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 ai...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Peter and Paul St. Peter and St. Paul (1st c.) were the foremost Apostles of Jesus Christ; St. Peter was the leader of the Twelve, while St. Paul followed Christ after His ascension into heaven. Together the two saints are the found...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jun 29 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is the best way of looking ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Universal Amen Monday, June 29, 2020 What's the most universal word most used in all the world, throughout the nations, throughout the different tongues of man? The most universal word according to many linguistic experts is... Amen. It's a Hebrew word:-that literally means: "Yes!' Y...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: My Helper So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6   Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper! Psalm 30:10   The Lord is your Helper; He is the One who ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for being my helper.   Thank You for opening Your arms and welcoming me to come to You, to find rest in You, to find freedom in You, to have abundant life in You.   I cry out to You now ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 29 2020   « June 28  |  June 30 » Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Mass during the Day Lectionary: 591 Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: June 29th: Sts. Peter & Paul, apostles View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-19): Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi. He asked his disciples, «Who do people say the Son of Man is?». They said, «For some of them you are John the Baptist, for others Elij...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles From a sermon by Saint AugustineThe martyrs had seen what they proclaimed This day has been consecrated for us by the ma...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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 us.Glory b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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 help us.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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 us.Glory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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 help us.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 29 June 2020 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - 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, world with...

  • Got an IPhone? China knows who you are

    Posted Jun 28 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Report: Apple Caught China-Owned TikTok Spying on Millions of iPhone Users According to a report by Forbes, the popular social media platform TikTok has been spying on millions of users by spying on data copied to their iPhones’ clipboard through a vulnerability in the latest i...

  • The Costs & Blessings of Discipleship

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    The Costs & Blessings of Discipleship Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives the Twelve lessons in discipleship, both its costs and its blessings. Gospel (Read Mt 10:37-42) In verses preceding today’s reading, Jesus perhaps startled His disciples with this warning: &...

  • You Quarantine the Sick, NOT the Healthy

    Posted Jun 28 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Why Social Distancing Should Not Be the New Normal   According to some, Bill Gates prominently among them, social distancing is part of “the new normal.” Alas, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest social distancing and lockdowns will not be necessary at all, and were probab...

  • How far the mighty have fallen

    Posted Jun 28 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Pastors And Physicians: From Protectors To Predators Historically, society has deemed pastors and physicians two of its most sacred callings. Pastors watched over our souls, while physicians watched over our bodies. The duties of each office were both respected and protected in our nation’s m...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Holy One and The Just But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you. Acts 3:14   The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus, the Holy One and the Just. They accused Jesus of being a blasphemer of God and a traitor to His na...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   There are so many injustices in this world which I am burdened by and which I must place before You...   Increasingly governments make decisions contrary to the instruction of Your Word. People make choices...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Irenaeus of Lyons St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 125 - 203 A.D.) was born in Asia Minor at a time when the direct memory of the Apostles was still alive. He was well educated in Sacred Scripture, theology, philosophy, and literature. He became an astute disciple of ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For thus says the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with those who are contrite and humble in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite....

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 28 2020   « June 27  |  June 29 » Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 97 Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a One day Elisha came to...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 13th (A) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 10,37-42): Jesus said to his apostles, «Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not ta...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 Readings

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

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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 27 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 28 June 2020 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time  (First Vespers of tomorrow, SS. Peter and Paul) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 28 June 2020 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...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Name for Salvation ...but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31   The angel commanded Joseph in a dream, “Call His name Jesus, for He will...

  • 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 ...but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Arch Bishop 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 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. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:11  

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 27 2020   « June 26  |  June 28 » Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 376 Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 The Lord ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 12th in Ordinary Time 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 terribly». Jesus said to him, «I wi...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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 he...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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 wi...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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 versio...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 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 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 June 2020 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 26 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 27 June 2020 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 Saturday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 27 June 2020 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...

  • Understanding Hate

    Posted Jun 26 by Larry Makinson

    Hate is a nontangible existence that is able to manifest itself in unlimited ways and methods.   The true understanding of Hate can only be felt, for there are no words to define Hate correctly.   If we define Hate to certainty by adding further words, we will only cause our aware...

  • The Angels Have Our Backs

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

    The Angels Have Our Backs Alfred Hanley “For he will give his angels charge of youto guard you in all your ways” (Ps. 91:11). Angels are real — a vast variety of spirits who are more active in our lives than we might know. We should be mindful of them, particularly our...

  • Saint of the Day

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

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

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Excuses Can't Be Forgiven Friday, June 26, 2020 People often approach pastors with their problems, sharing their sins, and how guilty they feel. And many ministers are tempted to say, "Oh, don't feel so bad." "God will understand." "You couldn't help yourself." "You've been through so mu...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    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 gift of God. He is the One who ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 25 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 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you 2 Timothy 1:6