Mothers: Our Good Shepherds

May 14, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Mothers: Our Good Shepherds | Commitment, Courage, Easter, Homilies, Love, St. John

4th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)
May 11, 2014 – Year A

Readings: Acts 2:14A, 36-41, Psalm 23, 1 Pt 2:20B-25, Jn 10:1-10
by Rev. Mr. Ray Roderique, Permanent Deacon

There is a Mother’s Day story I thought you might enjoy. The story is in the autobiography of Jimmy Cagney, the famous Hollywood actor. It took place in his youth when his mother was very, very sick. Around her bed were the four Cagney boys and Jeannie, their only sister. Because of a stroke, Mrs. Cagney could no longer speak. (more…)

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The Face of Christ

April 27, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | 0 Comments | Discipleship, Homilies, Love, St. John

Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper
April 17, 2014
Readings: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14, Psalm 116, 1 Cor 11:23-26, Jn 13:1-15
by Rev. Mr. Sal Clarizio, Permanent Deacon

Not long ago, the history channel showed a documentary in which scientists attempted to create what may be the most realistic 3-D image of the face of Christ. They spent many months on the project, using sophisticated computer technology to craft the image from the Shroud of Turin. (more…)

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The Reward of Welcoming Jesus

April 27, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | 0 Comments | Comfort, Father Salvador, Homilies, Hope, Lent, Love, St. Matthew

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
April 13, 2014 – Year A
Readings: Mt 21:1-11, Is 50:4-7, Psalm 22, Phil 2:6-11, Mt 26:14-27:66
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

A few minutes before Mass, I was talking to Deacon Eddie. He reminded me of a story from when his daughter Carrie was in kindergarten. She said that the best part of her day was when she saw her mom waiting for her at the bus stop after school. This is precisely the same feeling that travelers on a journey in the desert during the time of our Lord would have when they saw their friends and relatives waving palm branches to welcome them. (more…)

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Time for a Spiritual Spring Cleaning

April 2, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | 0 Comments | Faith, Father Salvador, Forgiveness, Homilies, Lent, Love, Prayer, Self-Reflection, St. Luke

Lenten Penance Service
April 1, 2014

Readings: Joel 2:12-17, Psalm 51, Hebrews 3:12-15, Luke 15:11-32
By Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Maybe some of us have already started our Spring Cleaning. Maybe for your children and grandchildren, cleaning the house or putting things in order is not their idea of Spring Break. But cleaning our souls is definitely God’s idea of a Spring Break. That’s why we take a break today – to receive this beautiful sacrament for a spiritual Spring Cleaning. (more…)

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Love Your Enemies

February 25, 2014 |by HNMWebmaster | 1 Comments | Deacon Eddie, Forgiveness, Homilies, Love, Ordinary Time, St. Matthew

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014 – Year A
Readings:  LV 19:1-2, 17-18; Ps 103; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

“Be holy” and “be perfect.” Today’s readings are book-ended quite nicely, aren’t they? Then in the second reading, St. Paul tells the Corinthians that their body is a “temple of God” and it is holy. So holiness and perfection are our calling. How can we, as humans, ever hope to do this.
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