I’ll Be Home for Christmas

December 27, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on I’ll Be Home for Christmas | Comfort, Deacon Eddie, Discipleship, Eternal Life, Faith, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Love, Service, Trust

Mass of Christian Burial for Angie Ayers Patterson
December 27, 2014

Readings: Job 19:1, 23-26; Psalm 23; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 14:1-6
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

When I was little, I loved going places with my Aunt Brenda. We had a lot of fun together but sometimes our outings turned into adventures. On one fall afternoon, we were driving along going somewhere and we got lost. According to my aunt, as she was trying to figure out how to get back on track, I spoke up from the back seat and said, “Nonda, will we make it home for Christmas?” (more…)

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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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“All Is Calm; All Is Bright”

December 22, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on “All Is Calm; All Is Bright” | Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Generosity, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Light, Trust

Memorial Service for Eugene Kosa
December 22, 2014

Readings: Wis 3:1-6, 9; Psalm 27; Rom 6:3-4, 8-9; John 14:1-6
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

In my first few months as pastor at Holy Name of Mary, I asked if we could do something about our sound system, because there is an echo in our church and I have an accent. When you combine those two things, I cannot be understood. The first person who came forward to help with the project was Gene. He is the only person I know of who had his own personal Assisted Listening Device so he could understand every word I said. He loved listening to God’s word. (more…)

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Love Personified

December 21, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Love Personified | Advent, Faith, Father Salvador, Grace, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Love, Mary, St. Luke

4th Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014 – Year B

Readings: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

In three days, it will be Christmas. The children are anticipating the gifts they will receive from Santa and all the people who love them. But for the adults, especially parents, grandparents and godparents, the next three days can be a little stressful. (more…)

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Finding Joy

December 14, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Finding Joy | Advent, Deacon Eddie, Discipleship, Eternal Life, Homilies, Joy, Love, Service, St. John

3rd Sunday of Advent
December 14, 2014 – Year B

Readings: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; Luke 1; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

“Gaudete in Domino semper” –“Rejoice in the Lord always.” That is the beginning of the opening antiphon for today’s celebration. The theme for today is Joy, and that is the why we light a rose candle and wear rose vestments. (Judging by the grins on so many of your faces, I think it has been effective.)

One thing that my daughter and I share is that our birthdays are both in December. This can present a special challenge that people with birthdays in other months can not fully appreciate. (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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Be Fully Alive

October 19, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Be Fully Alive | Father Salvador, Forgiveness, Homilies, Hope, Joy, Love, Ordinary Time, Prayer, Self-Reflection, St. Matthew

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 19, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Psalm 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Saint Iranaeus once said that the glory of God is a human being fully alive. We are fully alive because we are all here worshiping God together as members of God’s family. (more…)

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The Easy Way or Jesus’ Way?

September 1, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on The Easy Way or Jesus’ Way? | Commitment, Discipleship, Eternal Life, Faith, Father Salvador, Homilies, Joy, Ordinary Time, St. Matthew

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Jer 20:7-9, Psalm 63, Rom 12:1-2, Mt 16:21-27
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

As we are all aware, modern technology – media, smartphones, computers, microwaves – is designed to make our lives simpler and to do things quickly. We used to use a pen and paper to send greeting cards on birthdays. Now you can easily send to birthday wishes to Facebook or Instagram. Every time a Facebook friend celebrates a birthday, I get a text message. In my smartphone, all I have to do is text the number “1”. I don’t know where my answer goes, but it goes somewhere! If the person acknowledges my greeting, I know they got it. That’s how instant it is. (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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