20 Dec

God Is the Reason

by N W Dec 20, 2020 Comments Off on God Is the Reason

Fourth Sunday of Advent December 20, 2020 — Year B Readings: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 / Ps 89 / Rom 16:25-27 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last Friday, while I was celebrating the funeral service for Ed, a friend and parishioner at our sister parish, […]

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13 Dec

Reflect the Light of Christ

by N W Dec 13, 2020 Comments Off on Reflect the Light of Christ

Third Sunday of Advent December 13, 2020 — Year B Readings: Is 61:1-2A, 10-11 / Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Not only is this the Third Sunday of Advent, it’s also Gaudete Sunday. That’s why Father […]

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8 Dec

Our Eternal Mother

by N W Dec 8, 2020 Comments Off on Our Eternal Mother

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8, 2020 — Year B Readings: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Ps 98 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor The Blessed Mother has always been taking good care of her children. Even before she […]

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6 Dec

Jesus Has Been Here All the Time

by N W Dec 6, 2020 Comments Off on Jesus Has Been Here All the Time

Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020 — Year B Readings: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85 / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A few years ago, my pastor from the Philippines, from the time when I was a newly ordained priest, came to […]

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29 Nov

Owner’s Manual for Life

by N W Nov 29, 2020 Comments Off on Owner’s Manual for Life

First Sunday of Advent November 29, 2020 — Year B Readings: Is 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7 / Ps 80 / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Not too long ago, Bristol Street Motors conducted a study to find out how many motorists actually read the owners’ […]

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22 Nov

Awe and Wonder

by N W Nov 22, 2020 Comments Off on Awe and Wonder

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 22, 2020 — Year A Readings: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 / Ps 23 / 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 / Mt 25:31-46 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Welcome to Holy Name of Mary on this last Sunday of […]

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15 Nov

Happy in the Lord

by N W Nov 15, 2020 Comments Off on Happy in the Lord

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 15, 2020 — Year A Readings: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 / Ps 128 / 1 Thes 5:1-6 / Mt 25:14-20 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last night we celebrated our first youth and children’s Mass here at Holy Name of Mary. I was so […]

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8 Nov

Walking Together in Thanksgiving

by N W Nov 8, 2020 Comments Off on Walking Together in Thanksgiving

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 8, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 2:1-5 / Ps 19 / Acts 11:19-26 / Mk 16:15-20 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon The prayers and the readings that you’ve heard thus far are not from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. That’s […]

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2 Nov

Ordinary Saints

by N W Nov 2, 2020 Comments Off on Ordinary Saints

Solemnity of All Saints November 1, 2020 – Year A Readings: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 / Ps 24 / 1 Jn 3:1-3 / Mt 5:1-12A by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, during the Mass for the beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney, a five-year-old boy carried McGivney’s first class relic to the […]

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25 Oct

Love and the Law

by N W Oct 25, 2020 Comments Off on Love and the Law

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 25, 2020 – Year A Readings: Ex 22:20-26 / Ps 18 / 1 Thes 1:5C-10 / Mt 22:34-40 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Ordinarily, nobody likes to be told what to do and what not to do. But for as long as we live, […]

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18 Oct

Joy: Offering Ourselves to God

by N W Oct 18, 2020 Comments Off on Joy: Offering Ourselves to God

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 18, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 45:1, 4-6 / Ps 96 / 1 Thes 1:1-5B / Mt 22:15-21 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Saturday, eight days ago, the first millennial saint was beatified: Blessed Carlo Acutis. He died just fourteen years ago. Blessed […]

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11 Oct

Living in the Kingdom

by N W Oct 11, 2020 Comments Off on Living in the Kingdom

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 11, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 25:6-10A / Ps 23 / Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 / Mt 22:1-14 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Today’s gospel comes from the twenty-second chapter of Matthew. Just a little bit earlier, in chapter twenty-one, Jesus arrives in […]

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4 Oct

Faith and Hope

by N W Oct 4, 2020 Comments Off on Faith and Hope

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 4, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 5:1-7 / Ps 80 / Phil 4:6-9 / Mt 21:33-43 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A few days ago, I had the privilege of being at the bedside of a great man, when I was called to […]

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27 Sep

St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of Richmond Diocese

by N W Sep 27, 2020 Comments Off on St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of Richmond Diocese

[Following is the text of Bishop Knestout’s September 26 letter to the Diocese of Richmond] Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Richmond, Today we continue the celebration of the bicentennial jubilee of our local Church.  This Mass commemorates St. Vincent de Paul, the patron of the Diocese of Richmond, and […]

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20 Sep

Attitude of Gratitude

by N W Sep 20, 2020 Comments Off on Attitude of Gratitude

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145 / Phil 1:20C-24, 27A / Mt 20:1-16A by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A few days ago, when I read the gospel that we have just heard, I was once again reminded of one […]

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13 Sep

Forgive and Be Forgiven

by N W Sep 13, 2020 Comments Off on Forgive and Be Forgiven

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 13, 2020 – Year A Readings: Sir 27:30-28:7 / Ps 103 / Rom 14:7-9 / Mt 18:21-35 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon All of us know that learning never stops. We go to school and learn the basics, but we have to […]

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6 Sep

Live Love

by N W Sep 6, 2020 Comments Off on Live Love

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 6, 2020 – Year A Readings: Ez 33:7-9 / Ps 95 / Rom 13:8-10 / Mt 18:15-20 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday we had one of the biggest, if not the biggest, attendance we’ve ever had at a First Saturday Mass here at […]

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30 Aug

Presence: God’s Blessings

by N W Aug 30, 2020 Comments Off on Presence: God’s Blessings

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 30, 2020 – Year A Readings: Jer 20:7-9 / Ps 63 / Rom 12:1-2 / Mt 16:21-27 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A couple of decades ago, I had the privilege of being around a group of Religious who were just sparkling with joy. […]

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23 Aug

Who Is God?

by N W Aug 23, 2020 Comments Off on Who Is God?

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 23, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 22:19-23 / Ps 138 / Rom 11:33-36 / Mt 16:13-20 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Many people love to watch television, but ever since I got high speed internet eight years ago, I have to […]

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9 Aug

Go Forth With Faith

by N W Aug 9, 2020 Comments Off on Go Forth With Faith

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 9, 2020 – Year A Readings: 1 Kgs 19:9A, 11-13A / Ps 85 / Rom 9:1-5 / Mt 14:22-33 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon For the past few years, during religious education, I have given a church tour to various classes. These […]

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2 Aug

God Answers Our Needs

by N W Aug 2, 2020 Comments Off on God Answers Our Needs

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 2, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 55:1-3 / Ps 145 / Rom 8:35, 37-39 / Mt 14:13-21 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Last Friday, Gia Fuda, an 18-year-old girl from Washington state, went missing. Her car was found on a highway, out of […]

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26 Jul

Be Wise: Don’t Worry

by N W Jul 26, 2020 Comments Off on Be Wise: Don’t Worry

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 26, 2020 – Year A Readings: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 / Ps 119 / Rom 8:28-30 / Mt 13:44-52 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor If you were here inside the church of Holy Name of Mary at exactly 11:00 AM—many of you were here […]

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12 Jul

Faith From Unexpected Places

by N W Jul 12, 2020 Comments Off on Faith From Unexpected Places

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 12, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 65 / Rom 8:18-23 / Mt 13:1-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Many of us here are old enough to know that love indeed comes from the most unexpected places. God’s visits to us […]

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5 Jul

Come to Me

by N W Jul 5, 2020 Comments Off on Come to Me

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 5, 2020 – Year A Readings: Zec 9:9-10 / Ps 145 / Rom 8:9, 11-13 / Mt 11:25-30 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor For more than one hundred years now, the Statue of Liberty, which reminds us of our freedom, has been watching over […]

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