20 Dec

Blessed Are You Who Believe

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Fourth Sunday of Advent December 20, 2015 – Year C Readings: Mi 5:1-4a / Psalm 80 / Heb 10:5-10 / Lk 1:39-45 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor About 3 days ago, a couple visited our sister parish, Resurrection, in Moneta. They were looking for a priest because they claimed they […]

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13 Dec

Rejoice Always

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Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2015 – Year C Readings: Zep 3:14-18a / Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6 / Phil 4:4-7 / Lk 3:10-18 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor While I was waiting for my food at one of the local fast food restaurants yesterday morning, I had the wonderful […]

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8 Dec

Mercy and Forgiveness

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2015 – Year C Readings: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Psalm 98 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor During my first few months as pastor here and at our sister parish, Resurrection, I had the privilege to know […]

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6 Dec

Living and Praying with Joy

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Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2015 – Year C Readings: Bar 5:1-9 / Psalm 126 / Phil 1:4-6, 8-11 / Lk 3:1-6 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor The recent Bedford Christmas 5K race and the concert by the Lynchburg Youth Symphony Orchestra remind me of the significance of this […]

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29 Nov

Be Prepared!

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1st Sunday of Advent November 29, 2015 – Year C Readings:  Jer 33:14-16 / Psalm 25 / 1 Thes 3:12 – 4:2 / Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Happy New Year! Today is the first Sunday of Advent, so it is the First Sunday of […]

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22 Nov

Journey with Our King

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 22, 2015 – Year B Readings: Dn 7:13-14 / Psalm 93 / Rv 1:5-8 / Jn 18:33b-37 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor St. Augustine once said that the world is a book and those who do not travel, read […]

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15 Nov

Intercessors

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 15, 2015 – Year B Readings: Dn 12:1-3 / Psalm 16 / Heb 10:11-14, 18 / Mk 13:24-32 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor We are all aware of the horrific events of last Friday, the 13th, when the whole world was shaken by the […]

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8 Nov

Priming the Pump

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 8, 2015 – Year B Readings: 1 Kgs 17:10-16 / Psalm 146 / Heb 9:24-28 / Mk 12:38-44 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor We all know that there is no such a reality as something for nothing. There is a term called “priming the […]

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1 Nov

True Colors

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Solemnity of All Saints November 1, 2015 – Year B Readings: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 / Psalm 24 / 1 Jn 3:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12a by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A few years ago when I was still a priest in Norfolk, I got a call to go to a nearby […]

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25 Oct

Eyes of Faith

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 25, 2015 – Year B Readings: Jer 31:7-9 / Psalm 126 / Heb 5:1-6 / Mk 10:46-52 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor All of us rejoice, because we are alive. This is the first day of the rest of our lives, not only in this […]

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18 Oct

Service and Greatness

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 18, 2015 – Year B Readings:  Is 53:10-11 / Psalm 33 / Heb 4:14-16 / Mk 10:35-45 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Not too long ago, I had an enlightening experience while at a car rental office in New York. It was a busy […]

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11 Oct

Holy Indifference

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 11, 2015 – Year B Readings: Wis 7:7-11 / Psalm 90 / Heb 4:12-13 / Mk 10:17-30 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon The older I get, the more it astonishes me how wisdom can often be found in the strangest places. Even […]

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4 Oct

Francis Effect

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time October 4, 2015 – Year B Readings: Gn 2:18-24 / Psalm 128 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mk 10:2-16 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor For the past 7 days, up until yesterday, whenever I’ve turned on the radio in my car, talk radio hosts have still […]

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27 Sep

The Elephant in the Room

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 27, 2015 – Year B Readings: Nm 11:25-29 / Psalm 19 / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Once upon a time there was a man. He went into the confessional, sat down and said, “Forgive […]

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20 Sep

Being Great

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2015 – Year B Readings: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Psalm 54/ Jas 3:16-4:3 / Mk 9:30-37 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last Thursday after we celebrated the funeral Mass for our brother in Christ, Tom Gilsinan, one of his friends described him as […]

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13 Sep

Star of the Sea

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish Feast Day September 13, 2015 – Year B Readings: Is 50:5-9A / Psalm 116 / Jas 2:14-18 / Mk 8:27-35 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor It’s encouraging to know that someone of St. Peter’s stature and importance in the early Church could walk the […]

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6 Sep

Be Opened!

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 6, 2015 – Year B Readings: Is 35:4-7a / Psalm 146 / Jas 2:1-5 / Mk 7:31-37 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about a man who, after the Mass, asked his priest to pray for his hearing. Remembering what Jesus […]

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30 Aug

Perfect Gift

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time August 30, 2015 – Year B Readings: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 / Psalm 15 / Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 / Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday in his homily at our sister parish in Moneta, Resurrection Catholic Church, Deacon Chris Barrett focused […]

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23 Aug

To Whom Shall We Go?

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time August 23, 2015 – Year B Readings:  Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b / Psalm 34 / Eph 5:2a, 25-32 / Jn 6:60-69 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, the Holy Name of Mary Men’s Breakfast Group had a very enlightening spiritual discussion on the sacrament of […]

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16 Aug

Live Forever

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 16, 2015 – Year B Readings: Prv 9:1-6 / Psalm 34 / Eph 5:15-20 / Jn 6:51-58 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about a man who was desperately late for an important appointment as he drove into an underground parking […]

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11 Aug

Life in the Spirit

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Holy Spirit Prayer Ministry August 11, 2015 Readings: (cited within the transcript) by Bishop Arturo Bastes, SVD, D.D. Let me recall what I know about the Holy Spirit. First of all, the Holy Spirit is the creator. In the beginning of the Bible, we read in the Book of Genesis, […]

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9 Aug

The Whole Banquet

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time August, 9, 2015 – Year B Readings: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Psalm 34 / Eph 4:30-5:2 / Jn 6:41-51 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon I want you to think for a minute and see if you can remember where you were and what […]

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3 Aug

Believing INTO Jesus

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 2, 2015 – Year B Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Jn 6:24-35 by Rev. Richard Mooney, Guest Celebrant My name is Father Richard Mooney. I am a priest of the Diocese of Richmond, ordained thirty-six years. My present work is […]

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26 Jul

Rewards of Giving

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 26, 2015 – Year B Readings:  2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Psalm 145 / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Just over 6 years ago, a girl about 8 years old regularly attended Mass with her grandparents in my former parish […]

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