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  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Psalm 68:5-6 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. 6 God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebelli...

  • St. Augustine: "The Power of the Memory is Great O Lord".

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

    Gerard Seghers (1591–1651), “The Four Doctors of the Western Church: Saint Augustine of Hippo” Blogs |  Jul. 1, 2019 St. Augustine: “The Power of the Memory is Great, O Lord” “You are always there above me, and as I rise up toward you in my mind, I ...

  • Divine Intimacy

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

    July 1, 2019 The Immutability And Eternity Of God Dan Burke Presence of God – O God, grant that my life on earth may be a continual preparation for the eternity which awaits me. MEDITATION All created things are subject to change, to variation, to progress, to decline, and finall...

  • FIVE Obstacles to Attaining Purity of Heart

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

    July 2, 2019 Five Obstacles to Attaining Purity of Heart Fr. Ed Broom, OMV For us to contemplate the beauty of God in heaven and even starting on earth, we must make a concerted effort to attain the most challenging virtue of Purity of Heart. Jesus taught this message with utmost clarity in t...

  • To Whom Should We Go?

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

    July 2, 2019 To Whom Should We Go? David Mills Sometimes you don’t want to pick up the newspaper or look at the web. It’s just too painful. The sex scandal just won’t go away. We know the major media twist a lot of the stories about the sex abuse scandal, but some very bad m...

  • The Sin of Intrigue: How to Keep the Imagination Trained on God

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

    July 2, 2019 The Sin of Intrigue: How to Keep the Imagination Trained on God Fr. George W. Rutler The word “intrigue” can refer to two different phenomena. The first is simple fascination. But there is a second kind of intrigue. And that, says the book of Proverbs, is an abominat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Bernardino Realino St. Bernardino Realino (1530–1616) was born in Italy to a noble family. He grew into an accomplished "Renaissance Man" of his day; he studied law and medicine, had a successful career as an attorney...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20  

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jul 2 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 ...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 2 2019   « July 1  |  July 3 » Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 378 Reading 1 Gn 19:15-29 As dawn was breaking, t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Pagan Hymn That Was Used For God Tuesday, July 2, 2019 When the apostle Paul spoke on Mars Hills in Athens, he did an interesting thing. In Acts 17:28, he quoted from pagan Greek writers including a quote from a hymn to Zeus. How could this be? How could he use something so pagan for...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Thank You for Your loving hand of guidance for me.   And, thank You for Your discipline in my life.   I know You love me enough to bring about or allow things to happen to stop me and redi...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:28 New King James Version (NKJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.   New King James Version (NKJV) Scripture is taken from the ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jul 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    THE DAYS OF PAGAN SACRIFICES Monday, July 1, 2019 For you who have read The Harbinger and The Paradigm, you know well the ancient template: a nation that once knew God that now turns away from Him, and away from His ways, and to the ways of the pagan world, pagan values, pagan worship, p...

  • 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 1 Peter 2:4-10 New King James Version (NKJV) The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People 4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,   5 you also, as living stones, are being built up...

  • 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 from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' phy...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...

  • 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...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Monday 13th in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 8,18-22): When Jesus saw the crowd press around him, Jesus gave orders to cross to the other shore. A teacher of the Law approached him and said, «Master, I will follow you wherever you go». Jes...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   July 1 2019   « June 30  |  July 2 » Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 377 Reading 1 Gn 18:16-33 Abraham and the men who...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "'The Lord measures our perfection not by the number and greatness of the works we do for Him, but by our manner of doing them. And this manner is only the love of God with which, and for which, we do them. They are more perfect as they are done w...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Today I Will Make a Differenceby Max LucadoToday I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I wi...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. Psalm 72:5   A Time to Think Have patience. There is no time that is not God’s time. –Criswell Freeman   A Time to Act Offer prayer...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I praise You today for who You are.   I come to You on behalf of married couples.   You created marriage...   And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I praise You today for who You are.   I come to You on behalf of married couples.   You created marriage...   And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear God,   I praise You today for who You are.   I come to You on behalf of married couples.   You created marriage...   And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 19:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who [a]made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’   5 and said, ‘For this reason, a man ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...

  • 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...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sunday 13th (C) in Ordinary Time View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 9,51-62): As the time drew near when Jesus would be taken up to heaven, He made up his mind to go to Jerusalem. He had sent ahead of him some messengers who entered a Samaritan village to prepare a lodg...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 30 2019   « June 29  |  July 1 » Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 99 Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21 The LORD said to Elijah:"Yo...

  • 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 ...

  • What You Should Know About the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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

    What You Should Know About the Immaculate Heart of Mary Aug 29, 2018 By Gretchen Filz | 20 Comments One of the most popular Marian devotions in the Catholic Church today is that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, often honored alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion has its ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1   A Time to Think There is nothing anybody else can do that can stop God from using us. We can turn everything into a testimony. –Corrie ten Boom ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 29 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 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day John 14:26 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 But the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.   Footnotes: [a] Joh...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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 Ho...

  • 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...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Immaculate Heart of Mary The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary takes place on the day following the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion honors Mary's perfect purity of heart in virtue of her Immacul...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 29 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...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 29 2019 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles   « June 28  |  June 30 » Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles - Mass during the DayLectio...

  • 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 ...

  • 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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

    The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Jun 06, 2017 By Mary Thierfelder | 36 Comments In the Catholic Church, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This great feast in the Church is always celebrated on the octave day of Corpus Christi, the feast which celebrate...

  • The Sacred Heart: Source of Our Prayer

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

    June 28, 2019 The Sacred Heart: Source of Our Prayer Shane Kapler When we speak of Jesus’s prayer, it is legitimate to put “prayer” within quotation marks. (Benedict XVI did this in Volume I of his Jesus of Nazareth). It is done when we want to highlight the uniqueness of Je...

  • What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?

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

    June 28, 2019 What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus? Gayle Somers In Sunday’s Readings, Jesus surprises us by being merciful to those who resist Him and harsh with those who don’t. Why? Gospel (Read Lk 9:51-62) St. Luke tells us  “when the days for Jesus’ being...

  • 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...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Matthew 7:15-20 New King James Version (NKJV) You, Will, Know Them by Their Fruits 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.   16 You will know them by ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening 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 withou...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...

  • 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 b...

  • 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....

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Sacred Heart of Jesus The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the octave day of the feast of Corpus Christi. In the 17th century Jesus appeared in a vision to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque asking her to reque...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Sacred Heart of Jesus (C) Saints June 28th: Saint Irenaeus de Lyons, bishop and martyr View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 15,3-7): Jesus told them this parable, «Who among you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, will not leave the ninety-nine in the w...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   June 28 2019   « June 27  |  June 29 » Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Lectionary: 172 Reading 1 Ez 34:11-16 Thus says the Lord GOD:I my...

  • Meditations

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

      Meditation of the Day "And so, in the redemptive economy of grace, brought about through the action of the Holy Spirit, there is a unique correspondence between the moment of the Incarnation of the Word and the moment of the birth of the Church. The person who links th...

  • Bibles Through Gospel's Radio

    Posted Jun 27 by Bishop Marwan Geara

    Dear all, Bibles and Church supplies are now available through Gospel's Radio www.gospelsradio.com 

  • Our Holy Work Will Continue in Heaven

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

    June 27, 2019 Our Holy Work Will Continue in Heaven Mother Angelica Let’s talk about work in Heaven. You might think, “I worked all my life! I don’t want to work in Heaven!” And this question of what we will do in Heaven really has puzzled millions of people for centur...

  • Don't Let Your Interests Get in the Way of Holy Friendship

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

    June 27, 2019 Don’t Let Your Interests Get in the Way of Holy Friendship Constance T. Hull The great battle for each one of us in living a life of faith is to learn to love God above all things, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. In the life of the Church, as we all seek to grow in ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    American Education & The Bible Thursday, June 27, 2019 Prayer and the Bible were banned from the American public school system in the early 1960s. And yet what was the reason the American school system came into existence? The reason was given at the time of its birth, in 1647, in Massac...

  • Max Lucado

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    I Will Speak to You in Your Language by Max Lucado Pilate wrote a sign and put it on the cross.   It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. John 19:19   The framer of our destiny is familiar with our denseness. God knows we sometimes miss the signs. ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection Look at the birds of the air: they neither reap nor gather into bards, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26   A Time to Think God says we don’t need to be anxious about anything; we ju...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for this new day.   Thank You for the beautiful sky.   I am in awe of Your creation...   Brilliant blue skies and the clouds that bring rain, Thunderstorms that sen...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Romans 8:38-39 New King James Version (NKJV) 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,   39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Vespers (Evening Prayer) (First Vespers of tomorrow, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus) 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, &nb...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    None (Afternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sext (Midday Prayer) INTRODUCTION   O God, come to our aid.   O Lord, make haste to help us. Glory be to the Father and to the Son   and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,   is now, and ever shall be,   world without en...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Terce (Mid-Morning 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Morning Prayer (Lauds) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, you should precede it with the Invitatory Psalm. 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...

  • 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...