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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 January(First Vespers of tomorrow, The Epiphany of the Lord)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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryAfternoon 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 Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 20204 JanuaryMid-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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 JanuaryMorning 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....

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 4 January 2020Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton  on 4 JanuaryOffice of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introducti...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Genevieve of Paris St. Genevieve (c.422-512 A.D.) was born to a respectable family in a small village outside Paris, France. When she was seven years old a famous bishop, St. Germain, spotted her in a crowd and prophesied to her pa...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Jesus The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus is historically associated with the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus. According to Jewish law, on the 8th day after his birth, a male child was circumcised and received his ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: January 3th (Weekdays of the Christmas season) View saints January 3rd: The Most Holy Name of Jesus View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,29-34): John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, «There is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. It ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 3 2020   « January 2  |  January 4 » Christmas Weekday Lectionary: 206 Reading 1  1 JN 2:29–3:6 If you consider that God is...

  • Meditations

    Posted Jan 3 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "It is necessary to have an absolutely sure intention in all our actions, so that the generous fulfillment of our daily duties may be directed toward the highest supernatural ideal. Thus, our life, apart from moments of prayer, will be a prayerful...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Heavenly Eyes And The Final Story Friday, January 3, 2020 The story is told of a man who was taken up to heaven and allowed to stay on the condition that he could not indulge in his habit of criticizing whatever he saw. He saw a cart stuck in the mud, with one pair of horses yoked to its...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Please help me to choose You today, above all else.   Help me to know how to follow You.   Please help me to be wise with how I spend my time and where I place my affections.   Rem...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it. Romans 9:16

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus 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 u...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryAfternoon 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 So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 JanuaryMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus 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...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 3 January 20203 January  or The Most Holy Name of Jesus Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduct...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Love Test by Max Lucado   Have you ever made decisions about your relationships based on your feelings instead of the facts? When it comes to love, feelings rule the day. Emotions guide the ship. Goosebumps call the shots. But should they? Can feelings be trusted? Can a re...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    So Shall He Sprinkle Thursday, January 2, 2020 On the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the high priest of Israel enters the holy of holies with the blood of the sacrifice. He then sprinkles the blood on the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, as he makes aton...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I pray for Your peace to surround me in this new year.   I ask that Your Holy Spirit will help me to see Your kindness in each new day.   Please help me to be patient and kind, even when I am afra...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 139:7 New King James Version (NKJV) 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Basil the Great St. Basil (330 – 379 A.D.) was born to wealthy and pious parents in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). His family was renowned for their great sanctity; his grandfather was martyred under the persecut...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: January 2nd (Weekdays of the Christmas season) View saints January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,19-28): This was the testimony of John when the Jews sent priests and Le...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Jan 2 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 2 2020   « January 1  |  January 3 » Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church Lectionary: 205 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son&nbs...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryVespers (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.  ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryAfternoon 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 Jan 1 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 January 20202 JanuaryMid-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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryMorning 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.  ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Thursday 2 January 2020Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors  on 2 JanuaryOffice of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use th...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jan 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    2020 – WHAT WILL IT BRING? Wednesday, January 1, 2020   I closed 2019 with a word concerning what had been and what lay ahead. As we begin 2020, I’m led to continue that word. What will the year 2020 bring? What are the signs? First, we are in a critical period...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jan 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Laws of the Lighthouse by Max Lucado   The first of the year is known for three things: black-eyed peas, bowl games, and lists. Some don’t eat black-eyed peas. Others hate football. But everybody likes lists.   The Bible certainly has its share of lists. M...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jan 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV   A Time to Think We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is calle...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jan 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   As I begin this new year 2020, I ask that You will create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10   I pray that Your Holy Spirit will sow into me the seeds of Your love and pre...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jan 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such, there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

  • Devotion of the Month

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

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Name of Jesus The month of January is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. After the Blessed Virgin Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit, the angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph and told him that the ...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Joseph Mary Tomasi St. Joseph Mary Tomasi (1649-1713) was born in Sicily to noble and virtuous parents. He received a good Christian education and was drawn to the things of God from an early age. He renounced his inheritance and tit...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34  

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Mary, Mother of God The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st, the final day of the Christmas octave and a Holy Day of Obligation. The origin of this feast goes back to the 7th century in the Latin...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: January 1st (8th Day after Christmas): Mary, Mother of God View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,16-21): The shepherds came hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby lying in the manger. On seeing this they related what they had been told about the child, and all...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   January 1 2020   « December 31  |  January 2 » The Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Lectionary: 18 ...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "Mary is honored in the Church with special reverence. Indeed, from most ancient times the Blessed Virgin Mary has been venerated under the title of 'God-bearer.' In all perils and needs, the faithful have fled prayerfully to her protection. ... i...

  • New Years Blessings.

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Dear Friends in Christ, I hope you had a good year in 2019. With the problems many face through the year I pray that they were resolved and God has met your needs. As this is the last day of 2019, I pray for each and everyone of you for the most Blessed and Peaceful and Prayerful 2020. Always loo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - 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.Glory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityMidday 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - SolemnityMid-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.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - 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.Glory ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Dec 31 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1 January 2020Mary, Mother of God - Solemnity Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (wi...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Pope St. Sylvester Pope St. Sylvester (c. 250-335 A.D.) was born in Rome and raised as a Christian under the care of pious parents, and the religious instruction of a devout priest. He was later ordained to Holy Orders in Rome, and witne...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of t...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: December 31st (7th Day afterChristmas) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 1,1-18): In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God; he was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him and without him nothing came to be. Whate...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 31 2019   « December 30  |  January 1 » The Seventh Day in the Octave of ChristmasLectionary: 204 Reading 1 1 Jn 2:18-21 Children, it i...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Removing Your Funeral Wrappings Tuesday, December 31, 2019 The Bible tells us that we are to live in the power of the resurrection. What is the power of the resurrection? When Messiah was placed in the tomb, he was buried with funeral wrappings and pounds of spices. On the day of the res...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Today, on this last day of 2019, I reflect on the passage of time and I remember that You are outside the limits of both time and space.   You move in mysterious and transcendent ways.   Lo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 31, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV) 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is take...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,   ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)(First Vespers of tomorrow, Mary, Mother of God)Vespers (Evening Prayer)Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasMidday 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 b...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasAfternoon 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of ChristmasMid-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.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)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 ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 31 December 20197th day within the octave of Christmas  (optional commemoration of Saint Silvester I, Pope)Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on...

  • Psalm 25:14-15

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.Psalm 25:14-15Where does true deliverance come from? Only from God. Deliverance is found in God through deep reverential respect for his holin...

  • Matthew 10:26-33

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Br. E.G. Carriere

    Matthew 10:26-33Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the bod...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Anysia St. Anysia of Salonika (d. c. 298 A.D.), also known as St. Anysia of Thessalonica, was born to wealthy and pious Christian parents near Thessalonica, Greece. After the death of her parents, while she was still a young lady, An...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spi...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: December 30th (6th Day afterChristmas) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,36-40): There was also a prophetess named Anna, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. After leaving her father's home, she had been seven years with her husband, and since then she had bee...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 30 2019   « December 29  |  December 31 » The Sixth Day in the Octave of ChristmasLectionary: 203 Reading 1 1 Jn 2:12-17 I am writing t...

  • Meditations

    Posted December 30, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "If you would suffer with patience the adversities and miseries of this life, be a man of prayer. If you would obtain courage and strength to conquer the temptations of the enemy, be a man of prayer. If you would mortify your own will with all its...

  • Sapphries

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Mirrors & Flashlights Monday, December 30, 2019 If you take out a mirror and hold it up, it will reflect everyone and everything around it. In the darkness, it will reflect darkness. If it’s cloudy, the mirror will reflect the clouds. If it’s sunny, the mirror will reflect th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning...   Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is You...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,   ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas 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.Glor...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of ChristmasMid-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.Gl...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas 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...

  • Office Readings

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 30 December 20196th day within the octave of Christmas Office of Readings (combined with Lauds)This is the Office of Readings joined to another Hour, as described in §99 of the General Instruction. To see the Office of Readings on its own, use the menu button on the right.Introduction (w...

  • Warning: Tear Jerker

    Posted December 29, 2019 by HOLLY G

    Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we co...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    A Friend in High Places by Max Lucado   God has put all things under the authority of Christ. (Eph. 1:22)   Christ is running the show. Right now. A leaf just fell from a tree in the Alps. Christ caused it to do so. A newborn baby in India inhaled for the ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Psalm 39:7 NLT   A Time to Think Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. —Desmond Tutu   A Time to Act Spend time with Go...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   I thank You for Your Holy Spirit who raised up Jesus.   Thank You for dwelling within my heart and giving me the gift of Your presence.   I look to You as this year comes to a close.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Acts 2 Tree of Life Version (TLV) The Ruach Fills the Disciples 2 When the day of Shavuot[a] had come, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house wher...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas Becket St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170), also known as St. Thomas of Canterbury, was the son of a prosperous London merchant. Being a well-educated youth, he was appointed as clerk to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and was later...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day  "Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin." James 4:17  

  • Feast Day

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day The Holy Family Jesus and his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his earthly guardian, protector, and foster-father, St. Joseph, make up the Holy Family. God was made incarnate into the embrace of the human family, and the major...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Holy Family (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 2,13-15.19-23): After the wise men had left, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph and said, «Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod will s...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   December 29 2019   « December 28  |  December 30 » The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephLectionary: 17 Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a...

  • Meditations

    Posted December 29, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Let us pass on now to the other question—namely, what you can do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better mean than to put them into practice. But you say that you are still so weak that, although you often m...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted December 28, 2019 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 29 December 2019The Holy FamilyCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall...