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  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent  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 Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 25 February 2021 Thursday of the 1st week of Lent 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...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Making a New Reality Wednesday, February 24, 2021   People say, "It's fine to have faith and dreams, but ultimately, you have to be a realist." Well, you don't have to be a realist. In fact, you shouldn't be a realist. We're supposed to be like God, and God isn't a realist. God...

  • Trust God in Troubling Times

    Posted Feb 24 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    If you listen to the news, no doubt you’ve heard scary stories of political upheaval, global threats, and natural or man-made catastrophes. Although people around you may be fearful and stressed, there is no reason a child of God should feel this way. For Christians, the Lord is a refuge and v...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Trinity: The Unknown God As I was passing through and considering the object of your worship, I even found an altar with the inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Acts 17:23   God is the Unknown God. He is the real God, who is the prototype of all false gods, wh...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for Your gift of Christian covenant marriage, as Jesus taught...   "But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall lea...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day "But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco Bl. Thomas Maria Fusco (1831-1891) was born to a noble and pious family in Italy, the seventh of eight children. He was orphaned at an early age and raised by his uncle, a priest, who oversaw his education. He ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 24 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, ...

  • Lectionary

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday of the First Week of Lent Lectionary: 226 Reading I Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready and went to...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 1st of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Lk 11,29-32): As the crowd increased, Jesus began to speak in this way, «People of the present time are evil people. They ask for a sign, but no sign will be given to them except the...

  • Spiritual Reading

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent From a demonstration by Aphraates, bishopCircumcision of the heart Law and covenant have been entirely changed. God changed th...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent  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 Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent  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 Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent  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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 24 February 2021 Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent Compline (Night Prayer) (today) The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday. ________ INTRODUCTION O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Fath...

  • Passionate Obedience

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    Yesterday, we studied passionate obedience and how it develops over time. The apostles reached the pinnacle of submission. Without being compelled by fear or the hope of reward, they faced shame, pain, and death. Why? Because they loved Christ too much to stay quiet.   People who receive salv...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Stubborn Moabite Tuesday, February 23, 2021   In the Book of Ruth, Naomi tries to convince her Gentile daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth, to leave her and not follow as she returns to her homeland in Israel. Orpah agrees to leave, but Ruth refuses. Finally Naomi let Ruth com...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Word In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1   Jesus is called the Word because He expressed the true idea of the Father, just as a written word represents the ideas of an author. Jesus is also called t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for this beautiful new day.   I come to You and humbly ask that You will create in me a clean heart, and forgive me of my sins and failures.   Create in me a clean heart, O God, A...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous ...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Polycarp of Smyrna St. Polycarp of Smyrna (c. 69-155 A.D.) became a Christian in his youth, a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. St. John ordained him Bishop of Smyrna (in modern day Turkey) and from this position Polycarp became...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and wi...

  • Meditation

    Posted Feb 23 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "God sees you in secret. Know that he sees into your very depths, infinitely farther than you do yourself. Make a simple, lively act of faith in his presence. Christian soul, place yourself entirely under his gaze. He is very near. He is present, ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Tuesday of the First Week of Lent Lectionary: 225 Reading I Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens     the rain and snow come down And do not return there     till they have watered the earth,     ...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Tuesday 1st of Lent 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 they have of being heard. Do...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr) Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent From a treatise on the Lord's Prayer by Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyrHe...

  • Office Readings

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

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr) 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr) 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, com...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent 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 Feb 22 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr) 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, c...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent 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...

  • A Passion to Obey

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor John R. Harvey D.D.

    A passion to obey God doesn’t come naturally. Salvation may spark love and a desire to please Him, but a passionate fire is built slowly from the timbers of spiritual knowledge, faith, and devotion.   Obedience usually begins with a fear of the consequences of disobeying. That is, newer...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Atheist's Testimony Monday, February 22, 2021   Madeline Murray O'Hare, the famous atheist who helped remove prayer from public school, was speaking at a college. Her speech denigrated all clergy, mocked those who trusted in prayer, and labeled all religious people "stupid....

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Son All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Matthew 11:27   Jesus is the Son. He...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Thank You for all the children of the world.   Each child is a precious gift from You, and each child is highly valued by You...   But Jesus called (the children) to Him and said, “Le...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day But Jesus called (the children) to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." Luke 18:16

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Margaret of Cortona St. Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297) was born in Tuscany, Italy, the only child of a working-class family. She lost her mother at age seven, and had a poor relationship with her stepmother. Margaret was spoiled, ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwe...

  • Feast Day

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

      Today’s Feast Day Feast of the Chair of St. Peter Enshrined in the beautiful Bernini reliquary in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the relic of the actual Chair of St. Peter the Apostle, venerated because it was from that very chair that the f...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "Thus sin renders the soul miserable, weak and torpid, inconstant in doing good, cowardly in resisting temptation, slothful in the observance of God's commandments. It deprives her of true liberty and of that sovereignty which she should never res...

  • Lectionary

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

    Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Lectionary: 535 Reading I 1 Pt 5:1-4 Beloved: I exhort the presbyters among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed. Tend the flock of God...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    February 22: Chair of St. Peter, apostle listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 16,13-19): When 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 ar...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - Feast  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saint Peter's Chair "The Throne of St Peter" (1647-53) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), in St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Photograph by "Dnalor 01". From ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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 be to the Fat...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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.Glory be to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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.Glory be to the F...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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 to the Father ...

  • Lectionary

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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 be to the Fath...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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.Glory be to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Monday 22 February 2021 Saint Peter's Chair - 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 to the Father a...

  • Trust in the Lord

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

    In looking back at your Christian journey so far, when did you experience the most spiritual growth? For many of us, it was during seasons of great discomfort. Jesus tells us we will encounter difficulties in the world John 16:33, but that doesn’t mean we should just go about our life with res...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of the Lord God The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison t...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   I worship You today and I lift up my praise to You.   Thank You for covering me with Your love and grace.   Please open my eyes that I may see and always be mindful of what I may be holding back...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day St. Peter Damian St. Peter Damian (1007-1072 A.D.) was born in Ravenna, Italy, the youngest of a large and noble yet poor family. After his birth his mother initially refused to nurse him due to the strain he would put on the family, and...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, 'We have fellowship with him,' while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth. But if we w...

  • Lectionary

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

    First Sunday of Lent Lectionary: 23 Reading I Gn 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him:  “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you  and your descendants after you  and with every living creature that was with you:  a...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Sunday 1st (B) of Lent listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mk 1,12-15): At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. ...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: 1st Sunday of Lent A commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 60In Christ we suffered temptation, and in him we overcame the Devil Hear, O God, my petition, listen to my prayer. ...

  • Office Readings

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent  Office of Readings Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent  Morning Prayer (Lauds) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent Mid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent Midday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent Afternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent  Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our aid. O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Sunday 21 February 2021 1st Sunday of Lent 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. ________ E...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: King of Kings and Lord of Lords And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16   Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the absolute, sovereign Ruler of the universe. Today He has given peo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Father God,   Let me experience Your love and share Your love with others...   Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 &...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7   And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome Go...

  • Bigger God, Smaller Problems

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

    No one enjoys illness, conflicts, or difficulties. Such stressors tend to demand attention and drain energy, narrowing our focus until our troubles become larger and all else is pushed to the side. What we need at such times is a glimpse of the greatness and majesty of the Lord. Looking at Him helps...

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto St. Francisco (1908-1919) and St. Jacinta Marto (1910–1920) were siblings and the youngest of the three shepherd children, who, along with their cousin, Lúcia Santos, witnessed three apparition...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "But you are "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises" of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."   1 Peter 2:9  

  • Lectionary/Gospel

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

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  Liturgical Colour: Violet. Readings at Mass ________ Entrance AntiphonCf. Ps 68: 17 Answer us, Lord, for your mercy is kind;in the abundance of your mercies, look upon us. ________ Collect Almighty ever-living God,look with compas...

  • Spiritual Reading

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

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  Spiritual Reading Your Second Reading from the Office of Readings: Saturday after Ash Wednesday From the treatise "Against the Heresies" by St IrenaeusThe friendship of God Our Lord, the Word of God, first drew men to God as servants...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  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 Feb 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  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 Feb 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday 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 Feb 20 by Arch Bishop Micheal Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday  (First Vespers of tomorrow, 1st Sunday of Lent) Vespers (Evening Prayer) Introduction (without Invitatory) If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead. O God, come to our a...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

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

    Saturday 20 February 2021 Saturday after Ash Wednesday 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. ...

  • When We Don’t Understand

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

    Starting at a very early age, children will repeatedly ask their parents the question Why? And this desire for reasons isn’t something we outgrow. As adults, especially during dark times when we cannot figure out what the Lord is doing, we tend to think, If I could just know why, then it would...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Feb 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Arise My Love Friday, February 19, 2021   In the Song of Solomon, the Bridegroom says to the Bride "Arise my love, my beautiful one and come." That first word, arise, is the Hebrew word Koomi. Koomi means "RISE." It's one of God's favorite words - and His word to you - Koomi - ...

  • Coffee Time with Jesus

    Posted Feb 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Shadow of a Great Rock A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Isaiah 32:2   Just as a person struggling through the desert need...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Feb 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1   Dear Lord God,   I thank you for Your beautiful creation of everything in world around me.   I pray that you will send restorati...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Feb 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1   Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13

  • Saint of the Day

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

      Saint of the Day Blessed Alvarez of Cordova Bl. Alvarez of (Córdoba) Cordova (1350-1430) was born to a noble family in Zamora, Spain. He joined the Dominican Order and preached throughout Spain, and served at the court of Queen Catherine. He went ...

  • Verse of the Day

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

      Verse of the Day "Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead thou me to the rock that is higher than I; for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in thy tent for ever! Oh ...

  • Meditation

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

      Meditation of the Day "And so the idea of peace came down to do the work of peace: The Word was made flesh and even now dwells among us. It is by faith that he dwells in our hearts, in our memory, our intellect and penetrates even into our imagination. What concept cou...

  • Lectionary

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

    Friday after Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 221 Reading I Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,     lift up your voice like a trumpet blast;  Tell my people their wickedness,     and the house o...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Friday after Ash Wednesday listen   Download   View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 9,14-15): The disciples of John came to Jesus with the question, «How is it that we and the Pharisees fast on many occasions, but not your disciples?». Jesus answered t...