Sun that Never Sets

December 25, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Sun that Never Sets | Christmas, Comfort, Courage, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Light, St. Luke, Strength

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
December 25, 2014 – Year B
Readings: Is 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

We are all here tonight to celebrate a birthday, a birthday that is not only being celebrated by the relatives and friends of birthday celebrant, but by millions of people throughout the world. It’s even celebrated by people who have no idea what we are really celebrating. This is the birthday of God’s greatest gift to us: His only Son – Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – the light of the world. we call this birthday “Christmas.” (more…)

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Never Tire of Asking Forgiveness

December 7, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Never Tire of Asking Forgiveness | Advent, Comfort, Father Salvador, Forgiveness, Grace, Homilies, Hope, Joy, St. Mark, Strength, Trust

Second Sunday of Advent
December 7, 2014 – Year B

Readings: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

At his very first Angelus message after being elected Pope, Pope Francis said, “The Lord Jesus never tires of forgiving. It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness.” He quoted this passage from chapter 8 of the gospel of John, where Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, do not sin anymore.” (more…)

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Deacon Ray, You Have Arrived!

December 6, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Deacon Ray, You Have Arrived! | Comfort, Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Prayer, Strength, Trust

Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Raymond O. Roderique
December 6, 2014

by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

After listening to Colleen and her words of remembrance, and having the privilege of getting to know Deacon Ray for five years and five months, I now understand why the very first question that a girl from the second grade faith formation class asked me in my first few months as pastor. “Where do you go to become a DeaconRay?” (more…)

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Hope for the Christian Dead

December 1, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Hope for the Christian Dead | Advent, Comfort, Deacon Eddie, Eternal Life, Hope, Service, Strength, Trust

Updike Funeral Home’s Annual Memorial Service
November 30, 2014
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers,
about those who have fallen asleep,
so that you may not grieve like the rest,
who have no hope. (more…)

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Time to Fall Back

November 2, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Time to Fall Back | Comfort, Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, St. John, Trust

Solemnity of All Souls
November 2, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Wis 3:1-9; Psalm 23; Rom 5:5-11; Jn 6:37-40
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Yesterday, the Holy Name of Mary Facebook page and a number of friends gave me a great reminder. “Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ tomorrow morning.” Being reminded to turn back the clock an hour is just like reminding me to eat rice, which is my favorite food. Reminding me to have an extra hour of sleep – I would love to be reminded of this every single day.

In a spiritual sense, the season of Fall is a perfect time to fall back and reflect on the meaning of our lives, most especially for us who celebrate today the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. (more…)

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Have No Anxiety at All

October 5, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Have No Anxiety at All | Comfort, Courage, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Ordinary Time, Prayer, St. Matthew

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Is 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of St. Francis. We had the blessing of the animals in the commons because it was so cold outside. Usually the dogs bark at each other before the blessing, but during the prayer they always calm down. We don’t only have dogs, of course. We had guinea pigs, rabbits and all types of animals. (more…)

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Saved by the Cross

September 14, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Saved by the Cross | Comfort, Courage, Faith, Father Salvador, Grace, Homilies, Hope, Ordinary Time, Prayer, St. John, Strength, Trust

Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 14, 2014 – Year A
Readings: Nm 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Phil 2:6-11, Jn 3:13:-17
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

About 28 years ago as a newly-ordained priest, a grandmother told me her granddaughter could recite all the basic prayers in three languages: in our own local language, in English and in Spanish. So I asked her, “Do you know the Our Father?” “No,” she answered.
“Hail Mary?”
“No.”
So I said, “Your grandmother told me you know all the prayers.”
“Yes.”
“What prayer do you know?”
“In the name of the Father.” (more…)

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A Personal Relationship with Jesus

August 24, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on A Personal Relationship with Jesus | Comfort, Deacon Eddie, Discipleship, Faith, Grace, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Ordinary Time, Prayer, St. Matthew, Strength, Trust

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Is 22:19-23; Psalm 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

Last week at the end of Mass, I had the honor of giving you the good news that Father Sal has been released from the Diocese of Sorsogon in the Philippines and is now a priest of our own diocese. In the process, perhaps I even taught you a new word… “incardination.”

This week, our second reading may also have taught you new word. “How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways!” (more…)

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True Faith Brings Happiness

August 17, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on True Faith Brings Happiness | Comfort, Commitment, Courage, Discipleship, Faith, Grace, Guest Celebrants, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Love, Ordinary Time, St. Matthew, Trust

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 17, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Is 56:1, 6-7; Psalm 67; Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt 15:21-28
by Most Reverend Arturo Bastes, Bishop of Sorsogon, Philippines

The beautiful gospel has plenty of implications. First, this is the only recorded time that Jesus was in a non-Jewish territory. But most of all, it prophesied a very important doctrine that the gospel would be preached to all the nations, as prophesied by the prophet Isaiah in the first reading and fulfilled in the second reading during the time of St. Paul, when the gospel was preached to the Gentiles because the Jews rejected Jesus Christ, our Lord. However, St. Paul still had the hope that all the Jews would be converted to Christ someday, because they were the first chosen people of God. (more…)

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Be Not Afraid

August 10, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Be Not Afraid | Comfort, Courage, Discipleship, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, St. Matthew, Strength, Trust

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 10, 2014 – Year A

Readings: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Psalm 85; Rom 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

A few years ago, the comedian Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Now this means, to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you are better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” (more…)

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