21 Oct

Jesus Understands

by N W Oct 21, 2018 Comments Off on Jesus Understands

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 21, 2018 – Year B Readings: Is 53:10-11 / Ps 33 / Heb 4:14-16 / Mk 10:35-45 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor There is a house on one of the islands of the Pacific, which for many years has been a refuge for mothers […]

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14 Oct

With God, Wisdom Is Possible

by N W Oct 14, 2018 Comments Off on With God, Wisdom Is Possible

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 14, 2018 – Year B Readings: Wis 7:7-11 / Ps 90 / Heb 4:12-13 / Mk 10:17-30 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last Friday I had the privilege of celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial for a friend who shared with me his wisdom […]

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7 Oct

Marriage and the Church

by N W Oct 7, 2018 Comments Off on Marriage and the Church

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 7, 2018 – Year B Readings: Gn 2:18-24 / Ps 128 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mk 10:2-16 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Today’s talk will be less a homily and more a catechetical teaching. I will be pulling most of the information […]

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30 Sep

Moral Scope Creep

by N W Sep 30, 2018 Comments Off on Moral Scope Creep

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 30, 2018 – Year B Readings: Nm 11:25-29 / Ps 19 / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Many of you know that I actually earn my living as a mechanical engineer; that’s my nine-to-five job. […]

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23 Sep

Showing Our True Colors

by N W Sep 23, 2018 Comments Off on Showing Our True Colors

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2018 – Year B Readings: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54 / Jas 3:16-4:3 / Mk 9:30-37 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor At 9:54 last night, we officially began the season of Fall. In just a few days we will begin seeing the […]

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16 Sep

You Will Know Him

by N W Sep 16, 2018 Comments Off on You Will Know Him

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 16, 2018 – Year B Readings: Is 50:5-9A / Ps 116 / Jas 2:14-18 / Mk 8:27-35 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor The song, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” which was first released in the early seventies, has sold millions of records […]

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9 Sep

Be the Face of Christ

by N W Sep 9, 2018 Comments Off on Be the Face of Christ

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 9, 2018 – Year B Readings: Is 35:4-7A / Ps 146 / Jas 2:1-5 / Mk 7:31-37 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you already know where I was on Friday evening: in Richmond. […]

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2 Sep

Believe and See

by N W Sep 2, 2018 Comments Off on Believe and See

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time September 2, 2018 – Year B Readings: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 / Ps 15 / Jas 1:17-18, 21B-22, 27 / Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor We can consider ourselves blessed if, whenever we have any type of difficulty, there is somebody to […]

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26 Aug

Should I Stay Or Leave?

by N W Aug 26, 2018 Comments Off on Should I Stay Or Leave?

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 26, 2018 – Year B Readings: Jos 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18B / Ps 34 / Eph 5:21-32 / Jn 6:60-69 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Every day of our lives we make decisions. It could be as simple as deciding whether to eat a bagel […]

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19 Aug

It Is Wise To Eat

by N W Aug 19, 2018 Comments Off on It Is Wise To Eat

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 19, 2018 – Year B Readings: Prv 9:1-6 / Ps 34 / Eph 5:15-20 / Jn 6:51-58 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, fifteen couples renewed their marriage vows at the five o’clock Mass in our sister parish, Resurrection, and one couple was Bud […]

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12 Aug

Bread for the Journey

by N W Aug 12, 2018 Comments Off on Bread for the Journey

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 12, 2018 – Year B Readings: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Ps 34 / Eph 4:30-5:2 / Jn 6:41-51 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Almost five years ago when I was ordained a Permanent Deacon, Father Sal gave me some advice for preaching. […]

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5 Aug

Christ: Our Hope

by N W Aug 5, 2018 Comments Off on Christ: Our Hope

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 5, 2018 – Year B Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ps 78 / Eph 4:17, 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor When I went home to the Philippines for my yearly visit, I was pleased to learn that there are now […]

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29 Jul

You Have a Great Capacity to Love

by N W Jul 29, 2018 Comments Off on You Have a Great Capacity to Love

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 29, 2018 – Year B Readings: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145 / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15 by Rev. Paul O’Donnell Duggan, Guest Celebrant It’s hard to believe that it was almost sixty years ago. I was working in London then, and, in […]

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22 Jul

Go, You Are Sent

by N W Jul 22, 2018 Comments Off on Go, You Are Sent

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 22, 2018 – Year B Readings: Jer 23:1-6 / Ps 23 / Eph 2:13-18 / Mk 6:30-34 by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant In today’s first reading, Jeremiah the prophet is addressing two groups of people. First, he’s addressing the leaders of Israel, who […]

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15 Jul

Lessons in Discipleship

by N W Jul 15, 2018 Comments Off on Lessons in Discipleship

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 15, 2018 – Year B Readings: Am 7:12-15 / Ps 85 / Eph 1:3-14 / Mk 6:7-13 by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant About seven hundred years before the coming of Our Lord, the kingdom of Israel was divided into two nations: Israel to […]

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8 Jul

Pride and Humility

by N W Jul 8, 2018 Comments Off on Pride and Humility

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 8, 2018 – Year B Readings: Ez 2:2-5 / Ps 123 / 2 Cor 12:7-10 / Mk 6:1-6 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Today’s gospel is one that, at first glance, seems a little odd. Think about Jesus – He is the […]

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24 Jun

Shedding Light

by N W Jun 24, 2018 Comments Off on Shedding Light

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist June 24, 2018 – Year B Readings: Is 49:1-6 / Ps 139 / Acts 13:22-26 / Lk 1:57-66, 80 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, as I was greeting the people who attended the Mass at our sister parish, Resurrection, a […]

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17 Jun

Planting the Seed

by N W Jun 17, 2018 Comments Off on Planting the Seed

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 17, 2018 – Year B Readings: Ez 17:22-24 / Ps 92 / 2 Cor 5:6-10 / Mk 4:26-34 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Not too long ago, I visited a former parishioner in a rehabilitation center/nursing home in Virginia Beach. On my way to […]

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10 Jun

What Is Unseen Is Eternal

by N W Jun 10, 2018 Comments Off on What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 10, 2018 – Year B Readings: Gn 3:9-15 / Ps 130 / 2 Cor 4:13-5:1 / Mt 3:20-35 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor When we gather together here in Holy Name of Mary, we know that we are not in the company of strangers. […]

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3 Jun

Powerful Words

by N W Jun 3, 2018 Comments Off on Powerful Words

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 3, 2018 – Year B Readings: Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 116 / Heb 9:11-15 / Mk 14:12-16, 22-26 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon You’ve heard Father and me talk about the Exodus 90 program that a […]

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27 May

The Sign of the Cross

by N W May 27, 2018 Comments Off on The Sign of the Cross

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity May 27, 2018 – Year B Readings: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 / Ps 33 / Rom 8:14-17 / Mt 28:16-20 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Starting today, during our Sunday Masses here at Holy Name of Mary, we will miss another member of our […]

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20 May

Wisdom and Courage

by N W May 20, 2018 Comments Off on Wisdom and Courage

Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 – Year B Readings: Acts 2:1-11 / Ps 104 / 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13 / Jn 20:19-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor If you are not one of the millions who watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at least you must have […]

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13 May

A Mother’s Love

by N W May 13, 2018 Comments Off on A Mother’s Love

The Ascension of the Lord May 13, 2018 – Year B Readings: Acts 1:1-11 / Ps 47 / Eph 1:17-23 / Mk 16:15-20 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Good morning, and Happy Easter, because it’s still Easter. Easter is just too big to be one day; it’s a […]

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6 May

Complete Joy

by N W May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Complete Joy

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6, 2018 – Year B Readings: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 / Ps 98 / 1 Jn 4:7-10 / Jn 15:9-17 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday morning, ten of our young men and women here in Holy Name of Mary received the sacrament of Confirmation […]

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