Watching, Reflection, and Hope

December 3, 2017 |by N W | Comments Off on Watching, Reflection, and Hope | Advent, Family, Guest Celebrants, Hope, Repentance, Self-Reflection, St. Mark

First Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2017 – Year B
Readings: Is 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7 / Ps 80 / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37
by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant

It’s the First Sunday of Advent, and this year we begin a new set of readings. As you know, this is the so-called “B” cycle. All last year we were reading from the other set of readings, the “A” cycle.

Here we have advice from the Lord in the very brief gospel reading. “Be watchful, because you do not know the day.” It sounds rather ominous and like bad things are going to happen. On the other hand, it is more than a warning; it is an open, generous, and warm counsel that our Lord gives us. (more…)


Die to Live

July 2, 2017 |by N W | Comments Off on Die to Live | Father Salvador, Repentance, Resurrection, Sin

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 2, 2017 – 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 Anonuevo, Pastor

A story is told about a very wealthy man from India, who used to go to Africa to hunt rare wild animals. During one of his hunting trips, he went to a remote African jungle where he found a sanctuary of birds, of a rare species. The birds not only had beautiful feathers, but for some reason they could talk. He captured one of the birds, put it in a cage, and brought it back with him to India. Once home, he took good care of the bird. He talked to him every day and gave him all the food he wanted. (more…)


Confess and Be Free

June 4, 2017 |by N W | Comments Off on Confess and Be Free | Forgiveness, Grace, Guest Celebrants, Healing, Pentecost, Repentance, Sin

Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2017 – Year A
Readings: Acts 2:1-11 / Ps 104 / 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13 / Jn 20:19-23
by Rev. Paul O’Donnell Duggan, Guest Celebrant

Last Sunday after 5:00 Mass in Moneta and dinner in the parish there, I left at about 10:00 at night.  If you remember, last Sunday night it was very foggy.  Suddenly, ten minutes into my driving, swirling lights appeared behind me. I’m not a fast driver, so, only a little worried, I pulled over.  Thank God, he continued on past me. (more…)


Keep It Simple: Pray

March 1, 2017 |by N W | Comments Off on Keep It Simple: Pray | Father Salvador, Forgiveness, Lent, Mercy, Prayer, Repentance

Ash Wednesday
March 1, 2017 – Year A
Readings: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2 Cor 5:20-6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor

Today we begin our journey with the rest of the members of God’s family, who are all trying to be closer to God during this season of Lent.    (more…)


Metanoia – Your “Word of the Day”

December 4, 2016 |by HNMWebmaster | Comments Off on Metanoia – Your “Word of the Day” | Advent, Deacon Eddie, Homilies, Repentance, Self-Reflection, St. Matthew

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2016 – Year A

Readings:  Is 11:1-10 / Psalm 72 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12
by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon

I have always been interested in the meaning of words and where they come from. I think this probably comes from my childhood, where my parents would always read the Reader’s Digest Word Power. I remember them talking about the words at dinner and I learned a lot of really cool words that way. (more…)

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