28 Jun

Find Yourself

by N W Jun 28, 2020 Comments Off on Find Yourself

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 28, 2020 – Year A Readings: 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16A / Ps 89 / Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 / Mt 10:37-42 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Life since the beginning of this pandemic has been far from normal. We have had to make sacrifices to […]

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21 Jun

Do Not Be Afraid

by N W Jun 21, 2020 Comments Off on Do Not Be Afraid

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 21, 2020 — Year A Readings: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 69 / Rom 5:12-15 / Mt 10:26-33 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor There is a very ancient story about a mouse who was terribly afraid of cats. A magician took pity on him and […]

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14 Jun

Not Alone

by N W Jun 14, 2020 Comments Off on Not Alone

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 14, 2020 – Year A Readings: Dt 8:2-3, 14B-16A / Ps 147 / 1 Cor 10:16-17 / Jn 6:51-58 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Today our gospel comes from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, and it […]

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31 May

The Wisdom of Love

by N W May 31, 2020 Comments Off on The Wisdom of Love

Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:1-11 / Ps 104 / 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13 / Jn 20:19-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Not too long ago, during a gathering with brother Knights of Columbus, a man was wearing a t-shirt which said, “I am not […]

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17 May

Christ Our Hope

by N W May 17, 2020 Comments Off on Christ Our Hope

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 17, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 / Ps 66 / 1 Pt 3:15-18 / Jn 14:15-21 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, we welcomed the youngest member of our Christian family here at Holy Name of Mary: Theodora Miriam, who is only […]

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10 May

Holy Detachment

by N W May 10, 2020 Comments Off on Holy Detachment

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 6:1-7 / Ps 33 / 1 Pt 2:4-9 / Jn 14:1-12 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Once there was a young couple who decided, for their first anniversary, that they would take a camping trip to […]

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3 May

Living the Faith

by N W May 3, 2020 Comments Off on Living the Faith

Fourth Sunday of Easter May 3, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:14A, 36-41 / Ps 23 / 1 Pt 2:20B-25 / Jn 10:1-10 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor We are now in the month of May, and in this time of the year we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, […]

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26 Apr

Walking and Talking With Jesus

by N W Apr 26, 2020 Comments Off on Walking and Talking With Jesus

Third Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:14, 22-33 / Ps 16 / 1 Pt 1:17-21 / Lk 24:13-35 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Today, the beginning of the third week of the season of Easter, is also Sunday of the Word of God. Our […]

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19 Apr

Indescribable Joy

by N W Apr 19, 2020 Comments Off on Indescribable Joy

Sunday of Divine Mercy April 19, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:42-47 / Ps 118 / 1 Pt 1:3-9 / Jn 20:19-31 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Karen Mannering of Kent was six months pregnant with her fourth child when she tested positive for Covid-19. Describing her experience while […]

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12 Apr

Think: Everlasting Life

by N W Apr 12, 2020 Comments Off on Think: Everlasting Life

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord April 12, 2020 – Year A Readings: Acts 10:34A, 37-43 / Ps 118 / Col 3:1-4 / Jn 20:1-9 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Every time we celebrate the Holy Eucharist, we always proclaim the mystery of our faith. As we know, […]

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9 Apr

Give Yourself Away

by N W Apr 9, 2020 Comments Off on Give Yourself Away

Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 – Year A Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 / Ps 116 / 1 Cor 11:23-26 / Jn 13:1-15 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon We are certainly living in some strange times. This coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that nothing is a given. If you […]

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29 Mar

Connecting With the Lord

by N W Mar 29, 2020 Comments Off on Connecting With the Lord

Fifth Sunday of Lent March 29, 2020 – Year A Readings: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130 / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Ever since I have had a Facebook account, I usually deactivate it during the season of Lent. Three years ago, after the forty […]

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22 Mar

Faith, Our Antidote for Fear

by N W Mar 22, 2020 Comments Off on Faith, Our Antidote for Fear

Fourth Sunday of Lent March 22, 2020 – Year A Readings: 1 Sm 16:1B, 6-7, 1-13A / Ps 23 / Eph 5:8-14 / Jn 9:1-41 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor This morning I had the chance to talk with my relatives in New York and California. Because of this coronavirus, […]

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23 Feb

Be God’s Loving Children

by N W Feb 23, 2020 Comments Off on Be God’s Loving Children

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time February 23, 2020 – Year A Readings: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103 / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Mark Twain, the famous American writer during the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, once said: “If you […]

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9 Feb

We Are Salt and Light

by N W Feb 9, 2020 Comments Off on We Are Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 9, 2020—Year A Readings: Is 58:7-10 / Ps 112 / 1 Cor 2:1-5 / Mt 5:13-16 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon Today is one of my favorite gospels. It is short, concise, to the point, but overflowing with insight into the Christian […]

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2 Feb

Follow the Light

by N W Feb 2, 2020 Comments Off on Follow the Light

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 2, 2020 – Year A Readings: Mal 3:1-4 / Ps 24 / Heb 2:14-18 / Lk 2:22-40 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor A story is told about an elderly woman in frail health. One day she expressed to her doctor the hope […]

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26 Jan

Knowing God Through His Word

by N W Jan 26, 2020 Comments Off on Knowing God Through His Word

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 26, 2020 – Year A Readings: Is 8:23-9:3 / Ps 27 / 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 / Mt 4:12-23 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Not too long ago, I was waiting in the lobby of Norfolk General Hospital with former parishioners who were the […]

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19 Jan

Shine Like Stars

by N W Jan 19, 2020 Comments Off on Shine Like Stars

Richmond Diocese Bicentennial Mass January 19, 2020—Year A Readings: Is 60:1-6 / Ps 25 / Acts 2:42-47 / Mt 18:15-20 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon For those of you who are keeping score at home, you may be saying to yourself: “Wait a minute. Today is the Second […]

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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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