12 Jan

Baptism: Together in Ministry

by N W Jan 12, 2020 Comments Off on Baptism: Together in Ministry

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord January 12, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 / Ps 29 / Acts 10:34-38 / Mt 3:13-17 by Father Louis Benoit, Guest Celebrant Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and an interesting question is why did […]

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5 Jan

The Ultimate Joy

by N W Jan 5, 2020 Comments Off on The Ultimate Joy

The Epiphany of the Lord January 5, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 60:1-6 / Ps 72 / Eph 3:2-3A, 5-6 / Mt 2:1-12 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Each of us would like to experience peace and joy in this life. We all have different sources of happiness. One […]

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1 Jan

How Can This Be Possible?

by N W Jan 1, 2020 Comments Off on How Can This Be Possible?

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God January 1, 2020 – Year A Readings: Nm 6:22-27 / Ps 67 / Gal 4:4-7 / Lk 2:16-21 by Deacon Michael Stinson, Guest Homilist When I was in college, I often went to a particular convenience store that was near […]

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29 Dec

Put on Love

by N W Dec 29, 2019 Comments Off on Put on Love

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph December 29, 2019 – Year A Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 / Ps 128 / Col 3:12-21 / Mt 2:13-15, 19-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Today is a special day. Not only are we still within the octave of Christmas, but we […]

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25 Dec

The Gift of Now

by N W Dec 25, 2019 Comments Off on The Gift of Now

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) December 25, 2019—Year A Readings: Is 9:1-6 / Ps 96 / Ti 2:11-14 / Lk 2:1-14 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon I’m sure most of you have seen “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown is being typical Charlie Brown and is stressing […]

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22 Dec

Faith: God Is With Us

by N W Dec 22, 2019 Comments Off on Faith: God Is With Us

Fourth Sunday of Advent December 22, 2019 – Year A Readings: Is 7:10-14 / Ps 24 / Rom 1:1-7 / Mt 1:18-24 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A couple of weeks ago when I was in the Philippines preparing to fly back here to the US, the Philippine weather bureau […]

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15 Dec

Prepare the Way of the Lord

by N W Dec 15, 2019 Comments Off on Prepare the Way of the Lord

Third Sunday of Advent December 15, 2019—Year A Readings: Is 35:1-6A, 10 / Ps 146 / Jas 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Advent is a time of preparation, when we prepare for the coming of the Lord. For the past two weeks the focus […]

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8 Dec

Life-long Repentance

by N W Dec 8, 2019 Comments Off on Life-long Repentance

Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 2019 – Year A Readings: Is 11:1-10 / Ps 72 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12 by Father Louis Benoit, Guest Celebrant We heard in the gospel about John the Baptist in the desert – wearing weird clothes and eating weird food. He’s attracting […]

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24 Nov

What Kind of King?

by N W Nov 24, 2019 Comments Off on What Kind of King?

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 24, 2019 – Year C Readings: 2 Sm 5:1-3 / Ps 122 / Col 1:12-20 / Lk 23:35-43 by Father Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant What an unexpected joy for me, on this last Sunday of this Year of […]

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10 Nov

Living In Mystery

by N W Nov 10, 2019 Comments Off on Living In Mystery

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 10, 2019 – Year C Readings: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14 / Ps 17 / 2 Thes 2:16-3:5 / Lk 20:27-38 by Father Louis Benoit, Guest Celebrant We’ve had two readings today of seven brothers, all of whom have passed away. The first reading from […]

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3 Nov

Trying to See God

by N W Nov 3, 2019 Comments Off on Trying to See God

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time November 3, 2019—Year C Readings: Wis 11:22-12:2 / Ps 145 / 2 Thes 1:11-2:2 / Lk 19:1-10 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon There are some questions there’s only one answer to…. … Like, when your wife asks, “How does my hair look?” There’s […]

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27 Oct

Prayer of the Humble

by N W Oct 27, 2019 Comments Off on Prayer of the Humble

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 27, 2019 – Year C Readings: Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 / Ps 34 / 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18 / Lk 18:9-14 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about Frederick the Great, who was the king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786. One […]

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20 Oct

Perseverance

by N W Oct 20, 2019 Comments Off on Perseverance

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 20, 2019 – Year C Readings: Ex 17:8-13 / Ps 121 / 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 / Lk 18:1-8 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor History tells us that many famous people were slow starters, but they persevered. They didn’t give up. Winston Churchill, for instance, […]

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13 Oct

Gratitude

by N W Oct 13, 2019 Comments Off on Gratitude

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 13, 2019 – Year C Readings: 2 Kgs 5:14-17 / Ps 98 / 2 Tm 2:8-13 / Lk 17:11-19 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last Sunday, a few minutes before I celebrated the 8:00 Mass here, I greeted a parishioner from our sister parish […]

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6 Oct

The Power of Patience

by N W Oct 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Power of Patience

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 6, 2019 – Year C Readings: Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4 / Ps 95 / 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14 / Lk 17:5-10 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor There have been times in all of our lives when we have been in a very difficult situation, faced […]

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29 Sep

What Have You Failed To Do?

by N W Sep 29, 2019 Comments Off on What Have You Failed To Do?

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 29, 2019 – Year C Readings: Am 6:1A, 4-7 / Ps 146 / 1 Tm 6:11-16 / Lk 16:19-31 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about David Rockefeller of Chase Manhattan Bank traveling through South America. A group of bank officials […]

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15 Sep

Lost and Forgiven

by N W Sep 15, 2019 Comments Off on Lost and Forgiven

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 15, 2019 – Year C Readings: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 / Ps 51 / 1 Tm 1:12-17 / Lk 15:1-32 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about a teenager who, after Sunday morning Mass, went to his pastor for advice. He said, […]

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25 Aug

Life, Progress, and Discipline

by N W Aug 25, 2019 Comments Off on Life, Progress, and Discipline

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 25, 2019 – Year C Readings: Is 66:18-21 / Ps 117 / Heb 12:5-7, 11-13 / Lk 13:22-30 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A few days ago, during my flight to Minneapolis, I noticed that more and more people, especially the young ones, are […]

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4 Aug

Make a Difference

by N W Aug 4, 2019 Comments Off on Make a Difference

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 4, 2019 – Year C Readings: Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23 / Ps 90 / Col 3:1-5, 9-11 / Lk 12:13-21 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about a professor in a prestigious university who, when he was about to receive tenure, suddenly […]

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28 Jul

How to Pray

by N W Jul 28, 2019 Comments Off on How to Pray

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 28, 2019—Year C Readings: Gn 18:20-32 / Ps 138 / Col 2:12-14 / Lk 11:1-13 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Picture this theatrical scene: a nice cul-de-sac in a quiet suburb outside of some city. There is a woman there, frantically running […]

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21 Jul

Taking Time to See Jesus

by N W Jul 21, 2019 Comments Off on Taking Time to See Jesus

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 21, 2019 – Year C Readings: Gn 18:1-10A / Ps 15 / Col 1:24-28 / Lk 10:38-42 by Father Louis Benoit, Guest Celebrant In the Bible, hospitality was a very important thing. That’s the first reading, with Abraham and his visitors. And in the […]

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14 Jul

Be the Good Samaritan

by N W Jul 14, 2019 Comments Off on Be the Good Samaritan

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 14, 2019 – Year C Readings: Dt 30:10-14 / Ps 69 / Col 1:15-20 / Lk 10:25-37 by Father Paul O’Donnell Duggan, Guest Celebrant Are you familiar with the name Serena Williams? She almost made history yesterday. She just missed out on getting her […]

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7 Jul

Jesus’ Gift of Peace

by N W Jul 7, 2019 Comments Off on Jesus’ Gift of Peace

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 7, 2019 – Year C Readings: Is 66:10-14C / Ps 66 / Gal 6:14-18 / Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Many of us are old enough to know that whatever you give you will receive. In most cases the result is […]

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30 Jun

The Cost of Freedom

by N W Jun 30, 2019 Comments Off on The Cost of Freedom

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 30, 2019 – Year C Readings: 1 Kgs 19:16B, 19-21 / Ps 16 / Gal 5:1, 13-18 / Lk 9:51-62 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Four days from now we will celebrate the Fourth of July, and it is a privilege to wake up […]

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