We Are a Resurrection People

April 5, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on We Are a Resurrection People | Comfort, Easter, Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Grace, Homilies, Hope, Joy, St. John, Strength, Trust

Easter Sunday
April 5, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

On Easter Sunday last year, in this same pulpit, in this same church of the Holy Name of Mary, Deacon Ray gave a homily about the Joy of the Resurrection. For those of you who were not here last year, I highly encourage you to read his inspiring homily at our Holy Name of Mary website. Preaching about Christ’s Resurrection he said “Death being conquered frees us to live and love with the knowledge that whatever happens, life and love extend beyond the grave.” (more…)

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Rejoice!

March 15, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Rejoice! | Deacon Eddie, Discipleship, Faith, Grace, Healing, Homilies, Lent, Love, St. John

Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2015 – Year B

Readings: 2 Chr 36: 14-16, 19-23; Psalm 137; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

Today is Laetare Sunday. This is a Latin word meaning “rejoice”. It’s the beginning of the introit for today’s Mass:

“Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning;…”

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We Are God’s Temple

March 8, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on We Are God’s Temple | Comfort, Discipleship, Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Lent, St. John, Trust

Third Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2015 – Year B
Readings: Ex 20:1-17 / 1 Cor 1:22-25 / Jn 2:13-25
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Spring is here, although not formally, not until March 20, but we already spring forward. I love those words: “Spring forward.” We don’t spring backward, we always spring forward. And this is what we do with our spiritual life. We always move forward. (more…)

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The Joy of Listening to Jesus

March 1, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on The Joy of Listening to Jesus | Comfort, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Lent, St. Mark, Trust

Second Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Gn 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18; Psalm 116; Rom 8:31B-34; Mk 9:2-10
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

While I was away, Holy Name of Mary was in the Catholic Virginian again with Colleen’s article, “It All Began with a Word.” After consistently reading the sacred scriptures for several days, she got the inspiration to start the Holy Spirit Prayer Ministry. One of those who recently attended the Prayer Ministry said, “I came feeling sick and depressed. I left feeling joyful!” (more…)

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Coming Home

February 22, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Coming Home | Faith, Father Salvador, Forgiveness, Grace, Homilies, Lent, Love, St. Mark, Trust

First Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Gn 9:8-15; Psalm 25; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

I would like to thank all of you for praying for me while I traveled back from the Philippines. It’s quite a change from 90-degree temperature all the time to 8 degrees with snow. 99 percent of my relatives & friends in my hometown have never seen, much less touched, snow. So when they heard there was a snowstorm here, they asked me to try to explain snowflakes and snow formation. I tried, but (more…)

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Come after Me

January 25, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Come after Me | Discipleship, Evangelization, Faith, Guest Celebrants, Homilies, Joy, Mission, Ordinary Time, Service, St. Mark

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 25, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Jon 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20
Rev. David Hyman

Jesus says, “The Kingdom of God is at hand. Come after me.” Those are the key phrases for me this morning.

“The kingdom of God is at hand” simply means that Jesus is here. The final revelation of God is here. Come after me, sign up – you and I have done it. We’ve been baptized, we’ve been confirmed, we belong to the kingdom of God. We’d like to think that we’re all coming after in the ways in which we’ve been shown and the ways we’ve chosen to do it. And so it is. (more…)

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

January 11, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on You’ll Never Walk Alone | Baptism, Comfort, Courage, Deacon Eddie, Discipleship, Eucharist, Faith, Grace, Holy Spirit, Homilies, St. Mark, Strength, Trust

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
January 11, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Psalm – Isaiah 12; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

From September 1940 until May 1941, Hitler’s Luftwaffe carried out an intense bombing campaign of London. His intent was to demoralize the British people and and encourage them to surrender quickly. The damage inflicted on the city was great and causalities were high. The destruction in the East End of London was especially bad. In spite of this and against the advice of many of his advisors, King George VI and his wife Elizabeth decided to stay in London instead of evacuating to the countryside. (more…)

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My Faith Journey

January 6, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on My Faith Journey | Commitment, Discipleship, Evangelization, Faith, Family, Grace, Holy Spirit, Hope, Joy, Lay Reflections, Love, Prayer, Service

FIRE Mass Testimony from Dr. Joseph Mukuni,
Visiting Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education, Virginia Tech
January 6, 2015

Dear brothers and sisters, thank you for inviting me once again to share the testimony of my life journey with you. (more…)

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Follow the Star

January 4, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Follow the Star | Christmas, Courage, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Light, St. Matthew

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
January 4, 2015 – Year B

Readings: Is 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

A few weeks ago on a dark, rainy morning like today, I was called by one of our parishioners who wished to receive the sacrament of holy anointing. Since the address was in Bedford, I didn’t bother to ask for detailed directions. I figured that since she didn’t live that far away, even my 8-year-old GPS could find her place. That’s what I thought. (more…)

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Dwelling in God’s Eternal Kingdom

January 2, 2015 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Dwelling in God’s Eternal Kingdom | Comfort, Eternal Life, Faith, Family, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Love, Saints, Strength, Trust

Mass of Christian Burial for Baby Moses Jacques Baptiste
January 2, 2015

Readings: Lamentations 3:17-26; Psalm 25; 1 John 3:1-2; Matthew 25:35-40
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

In 28 years of the priesthood, I have never had a funeral Mass for a baby as young as Baby Moses. This is a first for me. (more…)

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