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  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   The Bible teaches that "faith without works is dead." James 2:26   Please give to me the wisdom and motivation to step out of my comfort zone and to put my faith into action.   I don&rsquo...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "faith without works is dead." James 2:26

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478–1535) was born in London, the son of a lawyer and judge. He was educated in the finest schools and became a brilliant English statesman. He served in parliament, on the King's council, as a d...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my groaning. Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to thee do I pray. O Lord, in the morning thou dost hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for thee, and watch. For thou art n...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jun 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "Jesus Christ did not think the sovereign beatitude and glory of Heaven too dearly purchased at the price of unspeakable tortures, and by suffering His sacred flesh to be mangled by nails, thorns, and scourges. Great indeed must be the value of th...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 372 Reading I Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land could not support them if they stayed toge...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,6.12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, «Do not give what is holy to the dogs, or throw your pearls to the pigs: they might trample on them and even turn o...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time A treatise on Christian Per...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version wit...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time  or Saints John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs  or Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version w...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 22 June 2021 Tuesday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father a...

  • Walk By Faith

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    A church is able to stand firm in Christ when its members walk by faith, not sight. Just as our salvation came through belief rather than feelings, our daily decisions should be made the same way—but this is contrary to the world’s approach.   Society rewards self-assurance and in...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Power of The Royal Priests Monday, June 21, 2021   The Hebrew Scriptures speak of Israel as a "kingdom of priests." In the New Testament, it's written, that those who are born again, are part of the commonwealth of Israel. The Book of Peter says that you are a 'royal priest...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: Jesus Christ Our Lord I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:25   His name was Jesus. That’s the name given to Him by Mary and Joseph. Throug...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Jesus Christ my Lord,   Thank You for teaching us about how to be great in Your Kingdom...   ...whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, l...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day …whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568–1591) was born to a noble Italian family, the eldest of seven children, and was destined for the military. However, by the time he was nine years of age he chose the religious ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 21 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bo...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Lectionary: 371 Reading I Gn 12:1-9 The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. “I will make of you a great natio...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 7,1-5): Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measu...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious A letter from St Aloysius Gonzaga to his motherGod's mercies shall be my song for ever May the ...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Monday of week 12 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 h...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Monday of week 12 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, ma...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious  on Monday of week 12 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, ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 21 June 2021 Monday of week 12 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Leader The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea , though I walk through th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   You sent Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life for me on the Cross.   Jesus tells us...   "...take up the cross and follow me." Mark 10:21   My precious Sav...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "...take up the cross and follow me." Mark 10:21

  • Life’s Circumstances

    Posted Jun 20 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Jesus’ values are nothing like the world’s, so grasping who we are as God’s children can be hard (Rom. 8:16-17). Since the culture’s way of thinking is powerful and at times intoxicating, it’s easy to lose our way while pursuing the abundant life God promises. If that h...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. John Fenwick & Bl. John Gavan Bl. John Fenwick and Bl. John Gavan (d. 1679) were Englishmen and Jesuit priests who were martyred for their faith in England during the monarchy's persecution of the Catholic Church. John Fenwick's...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Who has commanded and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and evil come? Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins? Let us test and examine our ways, and...

  • Meditation

    Posted Jun 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "[Purity of intention] which is intimately connected with zeal, enables us to forget ourselves in all things, and to seek first the glory of God and the accomplishment of His good pleasure, persuaded that the more we sacrifice our own interests in...

  • SUNDAY GREETINGS

    Posted Jun 19 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

      Good Morning, dear Friends,   When you look back and preview, your thoughts return to the depths of your own self.   We put ourselves into a space that holds wonderful things, but also has a lot stored away. Actually, it is unimaginable how such a thing is possible biochemic...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 95 Reading I Jb 38:1, 8-11 The Lord addressed Job out of the storm and said:     Who shut within doors the sea,         when it burst forth from the womb;    &nb...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 4,35-41): One day when evening had come, Jesus said to them, «Let's go across to the other side». So they left the crowd and took him away in the boat he had b...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A treatise on the Trinity by St FaustinusChrist, king and priest for ever Our Saviour received a bodily anointing and so became a true king and...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th 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 and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 20 June 2021 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Amen. Allelu...

  • How Loneliness Effects Believers

    Posted Jun 19 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    All of us feel lonely from time to time, perhaps because of ill health, a busy work schedule, or moving for a new job or school. When that happens, we find it harder to reach out to friends. Our mind starts telling us no one’s interested in our thoughts or feelings, and we build walls around o...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: God With Us (Immanuel) They shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, "God with us." Matthew 1:23   The angel told Joseph to name Jesus Immanuel, which means “God with us.” When Jesus was born, God visited humanity. He came to live with pe...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for always being with me, as Jesus promised...   For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5   You are in control, even...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5   Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Gervase & Protase Sts. Gervase and Protase (2nd century) were twin brothers born in the Roman Empire to Christian parents. Their parents were killed for their Christian faith, and the brothers likewise suffered martyrdom. They ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 19 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2  

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 370 Reading I 2 Cor 12:1-10 Brothers and sisters: I must boast; not that it is profitable, but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago (wheth...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,24-34): Jesus said to his disciples, «No one can serve two masters; for he will either hate one and love the other, or he will be loyal to the first and...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Romuald, Abbot  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 Invitatory Psa...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Romuald, Abbot  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 Invitatory Psa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Romuald, Abbot  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 Invitatory...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  or Saint Romuald, Abbot  or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour tha...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 19 June 2021 Saturday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.Am...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 18 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Sts. Mark & Marcellian Sts. Mark and Marcellian (d. 286 A.D.) were twin brothers who were martyred for their faith in Rome under Emperor Diocletian. According to legend they were both deacons from a distinguished family who were thrown i...

  • It’s In God’s Hands

    Posted Jun 18 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Did you ever peek ahead to the end of a story because you just couldn’t wait for the conclusion? This is oftentimes what we long to do in our own life, especially in difficult seasons. We want to know when our affliction will end. But only God knows the future, so we must learn to trust Him in...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    In Order to be an Apostle Friday, June 18, 2021   The movement was growing and with the growth came more pressing needs and urgent issues. The apostles said, "We can't do all this.... We have to devote ourselves instead to prayer and the Word." It might seem strange to say that...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: I Am Now when He said to them, "I am He," they drew back and fell to the ground. John 18:6   Jesus is the I AM, the eternal all-powerful LORD. Moses asked the Lord what His name was. The Lord answered, “I AM WHO I AM…Thus you shall say to th...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   You sent your only Son to save me.   My Lord Jesus is the great I AM.   Jesus is without beginning, and without end...   “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Begin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17

  • Friday Greetings

    Posted Jun 18 by Peter Schmalenbach · Germany

      To all I wish a blessed Friday - this time again from Hamburg.   See you soon Peter

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 368 Reading I 2 Cor 11:1-11 Brothers and sisters: If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me! Please put up with me. For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God, since I betrothed ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,19-23): Jesus said to his disciples: «Do not store up treasure for yourself here on earth where moth and rust destroy it, and where thieves can steal it. ...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Friday of week 11 in Ordinary Time St Cyprian's treatise on the Lord's PrayerAs God's children, let us remain in the peace of God. Christ has clearly added a law here...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 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 Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 18 June 2021 Friday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 17 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Emily de Vialar St. Emily de Vialar (1797–1856) was born in Gaillac, France to an aristocratic family in the years following the French Revolution. Because the Catholic faith was under severe persecution, she was baptize...

  • The Challenges Of Our Time

    Posted Jun 17 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Everyone faces challenges in life, whether financial, vocational, relational, physical, or spiritual. When trouble comes, as it inevitably will, we should waste no time in bringing it to God.   Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, faced an enormous challenge as three nations simultaneously threate...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Jun 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Mayim of Messiah Thursday, June 17, 2021   Isaiah 12 says, "And in joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation." In Hebrew, the word for salvation is "y'shua," from which you get the Hebrew name "Yeshua," the real name of "Jesus." It says, "And in joy you shall dra...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Jun 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Fullness of God To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19   The Holy Spirit is the Fullness of God. He is sent into your life by the Father and Son to fill you with all ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Jun 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father in Heaven,   I want to be holy like You.   ...it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy' 1 Peter 1:16   Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit.   Please lead me to live for You in ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Jun 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Galatians 3:28 Complete Jewish Bible there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor freeman, neither male nor female; for in union with the Messiah Yeshua, you are all one.

  • Lectionary

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 368 Reading I 2 Cor 11:1-11 Brothers and sisters: If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me! Please put up with me. For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God, since I betrothed ...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 6,7-15): Jesus said to his disciples, «When you pray, do not use a lot of words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the more chance t...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time St Cyprian's treatise on the Lord's PrayerAfter the support of bread, we ask for the forgiveness of sins As the prayer contin...

  • Office of Readings

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 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 F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fathe...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fa...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 17 June 2021 Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Jun 16 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Regis St. John Francis Regis (1597–1640) was born to a wealthy French merchant and his noble wife. After being educated by the Jesuits, he joined their order at the age of 18 and was later ordained a priest. He grew into a sk...