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  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Righteous Judge Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day. 2 Timothy 4:8   Jesus is the Righteous Judge. When you come into future judgment, He will not punish yo...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   You fill and bless all areas of my life.   Even in the darkest parts of my heart, Your presence brings light, hope, and redemption.   Lord, protect me from the lies the enemy tells me. ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. Psalm 115:11

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 10 2020   « April 9  |  April 11 » Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Lectionary: 40 Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Good Friday (Celebration of the Lord's Passion) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 18,1—19,42): When Jesus had finished speaking, He went with his disciples to the other side of the Kidron Valley. There was a garden there where Jesus entered with his disciples. No...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good Friday 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 Son&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good Friday 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 the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good FridayMid-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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good FridayMidday 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 Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good FridayAfternoon 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 S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good Friday 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 to the ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Friday 10 April 2020Good FridayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall be,&nb...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Katarzyna Celestyna Faron Bl. Katarzyna Celestyna (Catherine Celestine) Faron (1913-1944) was born in Zabrzez, Poland. At the age of five she was orphaned and raised by pious, childless relatives. Desiring the religious life, she ent...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ... For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen. Romans 9:33,36  

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 9 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Holy Thursday On Thursday of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday) the Church celebrates the three pillars of the Catholic Church instituted by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper: the priesthood, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Holy Eu...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jeremiah 31 And Genetic Technology Thursday, April 9, 2020 For centuries, a prevalent doctrine in the church world taught that God was finished with the Jewish people, that all His blessings were transferred to the church, and Israel was left with nothing. It’s called replacement t...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Trinity: Almighty God (El Shaddai) The LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God [El Shaddai]; walk before Me and be blameless." Genesis 17:1   The Lord is Almighty God (El Shaddai), a name that carries two opposite ideas—sympathy and...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for the trees and flowers that bud, blossom, and bloom in the sunshine.   I praise You for this season that brings new life.   Please bring new life and passion into my heart.  ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:12

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 09 2020 - Lord's Supper   « April 8  |  April 10 » Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper Lectionary: 39 Reading 1 E...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Gospel text (Jn 13,1-15): It was before the feast of the Passover. Jesus realized that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, and as He had loved those who were his own in the world, He would love them with perfect love. They were at supper and the devil had already put into the mi...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy Thursday 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 Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy Thursday 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 Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy ThursdayMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy ThursdayMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy ThursdayAfternoon 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy Thursday 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 to...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Thursday 9 April 2020Maundy ThursdayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall b...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Full Moon Of The Bridegroom Wednesday, April 8, 2020 The full moon marked key dates in the ancient Hebrew calendar. It was the fullness of the month that was considered the best time for a betrothal. And so in the Hebrew marriage was often at the time of the full moon that the groom ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Only Begotten of the Father And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14   Jesus is the Only Begotten of the Father, which means He come...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Your perfect love for me "keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:5   You have cleansed me of all my sins even though I am so undeserving.   Thank You for Your forgiveness.   ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Julie Billiart St. Julie Billiart (1751-1816) was born in Cuvilly, France, to a large and prosperous farming family. By the age of seven she knew her catechism by heart, and would gather her playmates together and teach it to them. H...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 8 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will s...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 08 2020   « April 7  |  April 9 » Wednesday of Holy Week Lectionary: 259 Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained t...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Wednesday of Holy Week View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 26,14-25): One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went off to the chief priests and said, «How much will you give me if I hand him over to you?». They promised to give him thirty pieces of ...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy Week 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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy Week 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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy WeekMid-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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy WeekMidday 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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy WeekAfternoon 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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy Week 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 Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Wednesday 8 April 2020Wednesday of Holy WeekCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. John Baptist de la Salle St. John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719) was born in Rheims, France, to a noble family. He was pious and smart, and his parents took great care over his moral and intellectual training. He entered seminary an...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 7 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Thus says the Lord: 'Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool; what is the house which you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the Lord. But this is t...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Putting Yourself In The Bible Tuesday, April 7, 2020 When I was a child, my parents called me Johnny. They bought me a children’s book called “Johnny goes to Washington.” My Father wrote an inscription, noting that the boy had my name. So when I read that book, I could ...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light of the Glorious Gospel The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not [the unsaved], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4   Jesus is...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   Thank You for being strong when I am weak.   I lift up to You the spiritual battles that I am facing right now.   Please shine Your truth to overcome the lies that I am hearing and believin...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore [I will] take up the whole armor ...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 07 2020   « April 6  |  April 8 » Tuesday of Holy Week Lectionary: 258 Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands, listen, O distant peoples...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Tuesday of Holy Week View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 13,21-33.36-38): Jesus was distressed in spirit and said plainly, «Truly, one of you will betray me». The disciples then looked at one another, wondering who He meant. One of the disciples, the one Jesu...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy Week 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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy Week 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy WeekMid-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 ...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy WeekMidday 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy WeekAfternoon 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...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy Week 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 an...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Tuesday 7 April 2020Tuesday of Holy WeekCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day Bl. Juliana of Mont Cornillon Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillon, also known as Juliana of Liege (1193-1258) was born near Liege, Belgium. She was orphaned at the age of five and placed in the convent of Mt. Cornillon near Liege. She made...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 6 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:27-28 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Blessing Of His Rod Monday, April 6, 2020 King David refers to the Lord as his Shepherd with a rod and a staff that comfort him. It’s comforting for sheep to know that the shepherd is able to defend them because there are wolves out there. But the rod and staff are not only for...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Holy Spirit: The Finger of God Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them. Exodus 8:19   The Holy Spirit is the Finger of God. He is the One used by the Father and Son ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for listening when I speak.   I know that You hear my prayers and that You will answer my prayers, as Jesus promised...   If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:14 ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 06 2020   « April 5  |  April 7 » Monday of Holy Week Lectionary: 257 Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen on...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Monday of Holy Week View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 12,1-11): Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where he had raised Lazarus, the dead man, to life. Now they gave a dinner for him, and while Martha waited on them, Lazarus sat at the table with Jesus....

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy Week 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 th...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy Week 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 t...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy WeekMid-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 Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy WeekMidday 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 Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy WeekAfternoon 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 Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy Week 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 Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Monday 6 April 2020Monday of Holy WeekCompline (Night Prayer) (today)The Compline after First or Second Vespers of a Sunday may be substituted for the Compline of a weekday.________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the S...

  • Stations of the Cross

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB  >  Prayer and Worship  >  Prayers and Devotions  >  Stations of the Cross   Scriptural Stations of the Cross   The following stations of the cross are based on those celebrated by Pope John Pa...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6   Je...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Heavenly Father,   On this Palm Sunday, I join with Christians around the world to celebrate Jesus...   ...when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried ...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day ...when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord !’ John 12:12-13

  • Devotion of the Month

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Devotion of the Month Month of the Holy Eucharist The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Chris...

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Vincent Ferrer St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419) was born in Valentia, Spain, the son of a knight. From his parents he learned virtue and generosity to the poor. As a child he fasted every Wednesday and Friday and was tenderly devoted t...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they do not know how to keep from doing evil. Never be rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be quick to utter a word before...

  • Feast Day

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Today’s Feast Day Palm Sunday Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the reliving of the final seven days of Jesus' earthly ministry. On this day the Church recalls the triumphal entrance of the Messiah into Jerusalem in order to accomplish ...

  • Meditations

    Posted Apr 5 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "And let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘in them’, this is not simply a...

  • Lectionary Readings

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 05 2020   « April 4  |  April 6 » Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion   At the procession with palms - Gospel 35 yEAR A Mt 21:1-11 Wh...

  • Gospel/Homily

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Liturgical day: Palm Sunday (A) View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Mt 26,14—27,66): One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went off to the chief priests and said, «How much will you give me if I hand him over to you?». They promised to give him thirty pieces o...

  • Office Readings

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm Sunday 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 Son&nb...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm Sunday 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 the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm SundayMid-Morning Prayer (Terce) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm SundayMidday Prayer (Sext) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son&n...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm SundayAfternoon Prayer (None) Introduction (without Invitatory)If this is the first Hour that you are reciting today, use the version with the Invitatory Psalm instead.O God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the So...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm Sunday 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 to the S...

  • Liturgy of the Hours

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

    Sunday 5 April 2020Palm SundayCompline (Night Prayer)________INTRODUCTIONO God, come to our aid.    O Lord, make haste to help us.Glory be to the Father and to the Son    and to the Holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning,    is now, and ever shall be,&nbs...

  • Daily Scripture and Reflections

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Jesus: The Lion of the Tribe of Judah One of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." Revelation 5:5   Jesus is the Lion of the ...

  • Daily Prayers

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Daily Prayer Dear Lord God,   Thank You for creating this fruitful and beautiful earth.   I thank You for Your creation, the ecosystems and forests around the world, please help them to thrive and grow.   I ask that You instil...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lighthouse Ministries Verse of the Day Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Psalm 119:90

  • Saint of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Saint of the Day St. Isidore of Seville St. Isidore of Seville (560 - 636 A.D.) was born in Carthagena, Spain, to noble and pious parents. After the example of their parents, he, as well as his two brothers and sister, all became saints. Isidore received...

  • Verse of the Day

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Verse of the Day "God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights." Habakkuk 3:19  

  • Meditations

    Posted Apr 4 by Arch Bishop Ralph Vendegna S.O.S.M.A.

      Meditation of the Day "There is good reason to be astonished that men should sin so boldly in the sight of Heaven and earth and show so little fear of the most high God. Yet it is a much greater cause of astonishment that while we multiply our iniquities beyond the san...

  • Lectionary Readings

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

    USCCB »  Bible »  Daily Readings   April 04 2020   « April 3  |  April 5 » Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent Lectionary: 256 Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD: I wil...

  • Gospel/Homily

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

    Liturgical day: Saturday 5th of Lent View 1st Reading and Psalm Gospel text (Jn 11,45-56): Many of the Jews who had come with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw what He did; but some went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the Sa...

  • Office Readings

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

    Saturday 4 April 2020Saturday of the 5th week of Lent  (optional commemoration of Saint Isidore, Bishop, Doctor)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.&nb...