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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O Go...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs  on Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 16 September 2020 Wednesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Time to Fight for our right to Worship

    Posted Sep 15 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    'We really need to get this to the Supreme Court': Religious liberty advocates dig in for long coronavirus war As churches and governments battle over pandemic restrictions on services, both sides are digging in their heels for a decisive victory. This week, a pastor at North Valley Baptist Church...

  • The house of cards is falling....

    Posted Sep 15 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    U.S. Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s COVID Mandates as UnconstitutionalPennsylvania Governor Thomas Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine.   A federal judge ruled on Monday that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine’...

  • CONNECTING THE DOTS

    Posted Sep 15 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Did the Federal Government Just Secretly Take Over Vaccine Policy Usurping the Authority of the States? Over the course of the last several months there have been a few developments, when looked at individually, that do not create much of a response or concern to the masses. Yet when you zoom out ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Mighty Skeleton Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of a valley of dry bones. In the vision, the wind or Spirit came upon the bones and the bones came together to form an army. The army represents the army or nation of Israel. Now notice something - it all st...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Wisdom of His Spirit I pray that the great God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may give you the wisdom of His Spirit. Then you will be able to understand the secrets about Him as you know Him better. Ephesians 1:17   The Wisdom...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   There are people in this world that I can learn so much from.   People who have gone through hard times and have strengthened their faith.   People who have been Christians for years and are s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day I pray that the great God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may give you the wisdom of His Spirit. Then you will be able to understand the secrets about Him as you know Him better. Ephesians 1:17

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Catherine of Genoa St. Catherine (1447–1510) was born into an aristocratic family in Genoa, Italy. She was a quiet, obedient, physically beautiful, and holy child who devoted herself to prayer and penance. At the age ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'" Isaiah 52:7  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Our Lady of Sorrows Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows became widespread in the Church around the 14th century. It was revealed to St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) that devotion to Our Lady's Seven Sorrows would bring great graces. ...

  • Meditation

    Posted Sep 15 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "In this valley of tears, every man is born to weep, and all must suffer, by enduring the evils that take place every day. But how much greater would be the misery of life, if we also knew the future evils that await us! 'Unfortunate, indeed,...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Lectionary: 444/639 Reading 1 1 COR 12:12-14, 27-31A Brothers and sisters: As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptiz...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 2,33-35): The father of Jesus and his mother wondered at what was said about the child. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, «See him; He will be for the ri...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Our Lady of Sorrows From a sermon of St Bernard of ClairvauxHis mother stood by the cross The martyrdom of the Virgin is set forth both ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make hast...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Our Lady of Sorrows  on Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make ha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 15 September 2020 Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • storms

    Posted Sep 14 by David Koontz

     We go through storms. Today as I watch as the hurricane approaches I see calm even amidst the chaos around me as I know the Lord is with me.He will guide me through anything that may come before me. Also it is a great time to study His words and become closer to Him. I wish all to stay safe as...

  • FINALLY !

    Posted Sep 14 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Purpose.  Americans pa...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Supernaturally Practical Monday, September 14, 2020 Rabbi Shaul, or Saul, the apostle Paul, was one of the most influential people who ever walked the earth. He changed the world. He changed history. He lived a practical life, a strategic life, an effective life. But notice something...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Seed of the Woman And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel. Genesis 3:15   Jesus is the Seed of the Woman who judged Satan. After Adam and Eve sin...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Please prepare me for today, search me and know my heart...   Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Albert of Jerusalem St. Albert of Jerusalem (d. 1215) was born to a noble family in Italy, and was well educated in theology and law. He went on to become a priest and bishop and served in important posts as a peacemaker; he served a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Sep 14 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Exaltation of the Cross September 14th is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (also known as the Triumph of the Cross). Early in the 4th century St. Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in searc...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Lectionary: 638 Reading 1 NM 21:4B-9 With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    September 14th: The Exaltation of the Cross listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 3,13-17): Jesus said to Nicodemus, «No one has ever gone up to heaven except the one who came from heaven, the Son of Man. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross 'Christ of St John of the Cross' by Salvador Dalí. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. From a dis...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.G...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glo...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 14 September 2020 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross - Feast Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • All Knowing

    Posted Sep 13 by David Koontz

    He is all knowing Psalm 139: 1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: A Prophet Without Honor So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." Matthew 13:57   When Jesus returned to His hometown, the people did not receive Him; H...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for providing a way for me to move from death to life...   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Chrysostom St. John Chrysostom (347-407 A.D.) was born to noble parents in Antioch, an important center of Christianity in his day. After the death of his father, his mother sent him to the best schools for his education. As a...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 13 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Many are invited, but few are chosen." Matthew 22:14  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 130 Reading 1 SIR 27:30—28:7 Wrath and anger are hateful things,yet the sinner hugs them tight.The vengeful will suffer the LORD’s vengeance,for he remembers their sins in detail.Forgive your neighbo...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 24th (A) in Ordinary Time Podcast download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 18,21-35): Peter asked Jesus, «Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?». Jesus answered, «No, not seven times, but seventy-se...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time St Augustine's sermon On PastorsWe are Christians as well as leaders You have often learned that all our hope is in Christ and that he is ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 13 September 2020 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. A...

  • Specifically AFTER the elections. Right-O

    Posted Sep 12 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Audio: LA County Health Director Says Schools Won’t Reopen Until After November ElectionLOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – County health officials Thursday sought to clarify comments made by Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer after a recording emerged of Ferrer predicting that schools wer...

  • Ya gotta follow the money !

    Posted Sep 12 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Hospitals oppose positive COVID-19 test requirement for more Medicare funding Trump administration’s condition for receiving enhanced Medicare funding aims to prevent fraud, but hospitals point to coronavirus testing problems   Many health-care companies and hospita...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Guy of Anderlecht St. Guy (950–1012), also known as the "Poor Man of Anderlecht," was born to pious parents of humble means in the country village of Anderlecht near Brussels. Having no money for school, from his childhood he s...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 ...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Name of Mary On September 12th the Church venerates the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary because of her unique privilege as the holiest of creatures, the Mother of God, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her name is there...

  • Meditation

    Posted Sep 12 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "The most powerful thing we can do on this earth with our time is to spend it in Eucharistic adoration. Nothing can do more to change the world, to bring about peace, to convert hearts, to make reparation for the many evils committed. Spending tim...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of Truth And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, f...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   Help me to never be found lacking integrity...   May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Psalm 25:21   I pray that You would work in my life...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Psalm 25:21

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 442 Reading 1 1 Cor 10:14-22 My beloved ones, avoid idolatry. I am speaking as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I am saying. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participatio...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 23rd in Ordinary Time listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,43-49): Jesus said to the crowd, «No healthy tree bears bad fruit, no poor tree bears good fruit. And each tree is known by the fruit it bears: you don't gather figs from t...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time An oration by St Athanasius on the incarnation of the WordMake our lives new as they ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Inv...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  or The Most Holy Name of Mary  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the fir...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without e...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 12 September 2020 Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without e...

  • This is a HERO

    Posted Sep 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Trump awards Medal of Honor to military hero who freed more than 75 hostages in Iraq 'Today he joins the immortal company of our most revered American heroes,' Trump said   President Trump presented the Congressional Medal of Honor Friday to U.S. Army Sgt. Major Thom...

  • Campus Insanity

    Posted Sep 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    Judge Rules University of California Cannot Use Standardized Tests in Admissions The University of California school system is no longer allowed to use SAT and ACT test scores as part of its admissions process after a California judge ruled that the tests give an unfair advantage to non-disabled ...

  • I've said this before..Just read it.

    Posted Sep 11 by HOLLY UNFETTERED

    People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study     A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Ministering to The Satan Worshiper Friday, September 11, 2020 When I was a new believer I was asked to minister to a young woman who was a satan worshiper. I asked her "Why would you worship satan?" She said that she figured if she worshiped him, then hell wouldn't be a bad place to go, ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Sacrifice for Sins But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. Hebrews 10:12   Jesus is the Sacrifice for Sins; you don’t have to worry about sins again. When Jesus gave Himself for your sins,...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Sep 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord,   Thank You for Your mercies, Your compassions, and Your faithfulness which are new every morning...   Through the LORD’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new e...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 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

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre (1802-1840) was one of eight children born to a farming family in France. He was a pious child and served as a model of virtue for his childhood companions. He discerned a call to the p...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Sep 11 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 441 Reading 1 1 COR 9:16-19, 22B-27 Brothers and sisters: If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! If ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 23rd in Ordinary Time listen   download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 6,39-42): Jesus offered this example, «Can a blind person lead another blind person? Surely both will fall into a ditch. A disciple is not above the master; but when fully trai...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time From a sermon by Blessed Isaac of Stella, abbotIt is not Christ's will to forgive without the Church There are two things that...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Sep 10 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 11 September 2020 Friday of week 23 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...