Welcome to the ULC Minister's Network

Blogs

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 December 2020 Friday of the 2nd 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 December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 December 2020 Friday of the 2nd 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 December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 December 2020 Friday of the 2nd 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 December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 December 2020 Friday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Damasus I, Pope  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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 December 2020 Friday of the 2nd 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Reclining on the Soccer Field Thursday, December 10, 2020 I remember one high school gym class, they had us play soccer. They assigned me and some others to play on defense along with the goal keeper. But the other players on our team were so good that all the action took place down at the o...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Stone Cut Out of the Mountain Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold— the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven, I praise You in this Christmas season as I celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, my Messiah. Please open my eyes to Your presence in my life today. Let me use this Christmas season to focus my heart on You and Y...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold— the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The...

  • Do We Truly Believe that God can Heal?

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    December 10, 2020 Do We Truly Believe That God Can Heal and Strengthen Us? Constance T. Hull Frequently throughout the Gospels, Our Lord connects faith with healing or extraordinary events. He often says to those He heals that it is done according to their faith. He tells the hemorrhaging wom...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Our Lady of Loreto Our Lady of Loreto is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with the house where Mary was born, the site of the Annunciation, and the dwelling place of the Holy Family. The tradition and history of the Holy H...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 10, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus, neither...counts for anything, but only faith working through love." Galatians 5:5-6  

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 184 Reading 1 IS 41:13-20 I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Fear not, O worm Jacob, O maggot Israel; I will help you, says the...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2nd of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,11-15): Jesus said to the crowds, «No one greater than John the Baptist has come forward among the sons of women, and yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Fr...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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 hast...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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 hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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 December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd 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 December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Our Lady of Loreto  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, mak...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 10 December 2020 Thursday of the 2nd 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 Fath...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    King Christian's Stand Wednesday, December 9, 2020 During the Second World War, the Danish monarch, King Christian X, spotted a Nazi swastika flying over a public building. "Take it down," demanded the king to a German officer guarding the building. The officer indignantly refused. "The flag...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: Generous Spirit Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous spirit.  Psalm 51:12   The Holy Spirit is the Generous Spirit of God. He gives freely to you, because it’s His nature to give. He gives eternal life, because...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your generous Holy Spirit. Because of Your great love for me, You have given me everything I need. Because of Your loving Generous Holy Spirit within me, I will in turn love and give generously to You a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous spirit.  Psalm 51:12

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Juan Diego St. Juan Diego (1474–1548) was a poor and humble peasant of the lowest class of Aztec Indians living in what is today Mexico. His native name was Cuauhtlatoatzin, meaning, "eagle that talks." He was baptized at the...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 9, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord, they flourish in the courts of our God." Psalm 92:12-13  

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent Lectionary: 183 Reading 1 Is 40:25-31 To whom can you liken me as an equal?says the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on highand see who has created these things:He leads out their army and numbers them,calling them all by name....

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 2nd of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 11,28-30): Jesus said, «Come to me, all you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of h...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 109God's promises are given to us throu...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin  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 December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd 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 December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd 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 December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd 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 December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd week of Advent  or Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin  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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 9 December 2020 Wednesday of the 2nd 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Infinity Equation Tuesday, December 8, 2020 The "Trinity" or the "triune nature of God" is one of the most controversial of doctrines. People, nonbelievers, and cult leaders have argued against it for ages. And even believers struggle with it. The simple truth is when it comes to mat...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Coffee Time with Jesus Jesus: A Man Approved by God Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.  Acts 2:22   Jesus was a Man...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Please help me to be careful of what I say and to follow Your instructions... Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benef...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Patapios St. Patapios (4th c.) was born in Thebes, Egypt. His parents were prominent Christians, and his father was the governor of the region. Patapios was well-educated by the best tutors, and his learning awakened in him a desire ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will hea...

  • Feast Day

    Posted December 8, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the infallibly defined dogma of the Catholic Church that "God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In order...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 689 Reading 1 GN 3:9-15, 20 After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree, the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    December 8th: Immaculate Conception listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 1,26-38): In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Detail from The Immaculate Conception, by Francisco Rizi, second half of th...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 has...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 8 December 2020 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 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 ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Ambrose St. Ambrose of Milan (c. 340–397 A.D.) was born in Gaul (modern France) and became a successful lawyer and governor in Milan, Italy. When the bishop of Milan died in 374 A.D., a movement arose among the people to dema...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "...it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a rans...

  • Meditation

    Posted December 7, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Praying fervently for the coming of the Kingdom also means being constantly alert for the signs of its presence, and working for its growth in every sector of society. It means facing the challenges of present and future with confidence in Christ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 181 Reading 1 IS 35:1-10 The desert and the parched land will exult; the steppe will rejoice and bloom. They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Leb...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 2nd of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 5,17-26): One day Jesus was teach­ing and many Pharisees and teachers of the Law had come from every part of Galilee and Judea and even from Jerusalem. They were sitting there while the ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Monday of the 2nd week of Advent Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor A late antique mosaic of Saint Ambrose in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan. This could be an actu...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Monday of the 2nd 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 hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Monday of the 2nd 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Monday of the 2nd 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 Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Monday of the 2nd 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 a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Monday of the 2nd 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Saint Ambrose, Bishop, Doctor  on Monday of the 2nd week of Advent (First Vespers of tomorrow, Immaculate Conception) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 7 December 2020 Monday of the 2nd week 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....

  • Faith

    Posted December 6, 2020 by michael matthews

     Faith is something you should have, to live without faith is not to have hope. We should have hope as well as faith.  Have you ever had lost your job, a wonder how you were going to make it, or will you find another job. without faith that you will find another job you will lost all hope....

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Coffee Time with Jesus Jesus: The Lord Strong and Mighty Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.  Psalm 24:8   Jesus is the Lord Strong and Mighty. Come to Him when you’re afraid and losing the battle. Lean on Him when you&...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Today's prayer is based upon Psalm 147... Dear Heavenly Father, Oh, how I praise You my Lord! You heal the brokenhearted and You bind up their wounds. You know the number of the stars and You call them all by name. Great ar...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 147:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. 4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Nicholas St. Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343 A.D.) was the only child of a wealthy Greek Christian couple living in what is today the country of Turkey. He was a pious child, and upon the death of his parents Nicholas was raised b...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 6, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones."   Ephesians 6:18  

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 5 Reading 1 IS 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the hand of ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 2nd (B) of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,1-8): This is the beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is written in the book of Isaiah, the prophet, «I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd Sunday of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 2nd Sunday of Advent A commentary on Isaiah by Eusebius of CaesareaA voice of one crying in the wilderness The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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 and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 6 December 2020 2nd 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. ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Your Father But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;  for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19-20 ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Good morning Father God. As I look forward to this day, I want to start by thanking You for all of the blessings that You have given to me. The little things that I so often take for granted, like having food, clothing, and shelter; being able...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’... For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righte...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Sabas St. Sabas (439-532 A.D.) was born near Caesarea in Cappadocia to an illustrious family. His father was an army officer who, being restationed in Alexandria, left Sabas (along with his estate) in the care of his wife's sister. S...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 5, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the...

  • Lectionary

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the First Week of Advent Lectionary: 180 Reading 1 IS 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem, no more will you weep; He will be gracious to you when you cry out, as soon as he hears ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 1st of Advent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,35-10,1.6-8): Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and he cured every sickness and disease. When he sa...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of the 1st week of Advent From a treatise on the value of patience, by St CyprianWhat we do not see, we hope for Patience is a precept for salvation giv...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday 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 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday 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 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday 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 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday 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 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday 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 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday of the 1st week of Advent  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 2nd 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 5 December 2020 Saturday of the 1st week 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.A...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 4, 2020 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Barbara St. Barbara (3rd c.) was born in Nicomedia in modern day Turkey. According to tradition, after the death of her mother she was raised by her rich and tyrannical pagan father who, because of her beauty and intelligence, guar...