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Welcome to

St. Hugh, your family
in the Grove.

Join our community as we grow in Faith, stand firm in Hope,
fervent in Charity. Come, be part of the Body of Christ.

Fr. Luis

Fr. Luis Largaespada

Welcome to

St. Hugh,
your family
in the Grove.

Join our community as we grow in Faith, stand firm in Hope, fervent in Charity. Come, be part of the
Body of Christ.

Fr. Luis

Fr. Luis Largaespada

A Sunday Reflection

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

COME AWAY BY YOURSELVES… AND REST (MK 6:31).

The demands of ministry can be exhausting, as we see in this Sunday’s Gospel. The apostles have just returned from preaching, and still “people were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat” (Mk 6:31). Jesus realizes they are tired and invites them to get some rest. But the invitation is to much more than that. Going to a “deserted place” means for them to spend time alone with Him. It is an invitation to prayer.

Our hectic daily life with all its demands is also exhausting. We too need to go away by ourselves and rest. But not the kind of rest we usually think about, which may end up being exhausting in a different way. The rest our souls need is to rest in the heart of Christ. Jesus invites us to go away, but to go with Him, to connect with Him, in other words, to pray.

In Psalm 23, one of the best known psalms, we hear “he gives me repose… he refreshes my soul.” I invite you to set aside 15 minutes every day and seek that deserted place where, resting in the arms of the Lord, we will find rest and refreshment. God bless you.

Fr. Luis

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The Order of Malta is sponsoring a free Health Fair on Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the grounds of St. John Bosco Church. In addition to health screening, legal orientation on immigration and listening and spiritual companion services will be provided. For information call 305-557-4016.

When requesting mass intentions, please make sure you give the correct date and time when you want the Mass offered, as changes cannot be honored afterwards. Note that it is not necessary for you to be present at the Mass nor for the Mass to be livestreamed in order for your intentions to be valid.

Those interested in joining Fr. Luis on a 13-night pilgrimage to Poland, Prague and Medjugorje, from October 12-26, please contact María Socorro Torres at socarnp@travelstoremember.net, or call 786-210-1710 after 3 p.m. for more information.

Registration for Religious Educations (both CCD and RCIA) will start in August. Materials will be available online then.

All day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  on Thursdays will recess for the summer, starting next Thursday, June 6. Daily Holy Hour will take place in the church Monday through Friday after the 8 a.m. Mass. 

Florida Bishops Oppose Extreme Abortion Amendment
Vote No on Amendment 4

Florida Amendment 4, which will appear on Florida’s November 2024 ballot, is an extreme proposal that legalizes full-term abortion with no protections for the preborn child, including when the child is capable of feeling pain. This proposed amendment to our state constitution would prohibit all restrictions on abortion before viability and create a broad exception that any healthcare provider could exploit to allow abortion up to birth

Upcoming Events

Please stay informed of upcoming events that will be posted in this section.

We invite you to check back regularly for updates on events taking place at our parish. Thank you for your continued support and participation in our community.

Upcoming Retreats

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JULY

FOR THE PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK

PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE WEEK

For first responders and all who help victims of natural disasters. May they be kept safe and their efforts be recognized

What We Do at Mass

THE FIRST READING

This week we will look closely at the First Reading which is always—except during the Easter Season—taken from the Old Testament. When the Lord taught His disciples all that Scripture had proclaimed about Him, He was referring to what we call the Old Testament. When we hear these stories, we hear about how God called and formed His people. And although they are not always faithful, God sends prophets, judges, and other leaders to call them back to Himself.

Most Catholics are unaware of a little fact that is not a secret, but might as well be. The First Reading is chosen because it somehow relates to the GospelReading of the day. They always have some connection and, if we listen carefully, we will catch the connection.

The Pope Speaks
The Pope Speaks on JUSTICE

TAKEN FROM THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS ON VICES AND VIRTUES AT THE WEDNESDAY GENERAL AUDIENCE, STARTING IN DECEMBER, 2023.)

In our continuing catechesis on the virtues, we now turn to justice, which the Catechism describes as “the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor” (No. 1807). Justice is not only a virtue to be practiced by individuals; it is above all a social virtue, for it is directed to the creation of communities in which each person is treated in accordance with his or her innate dignity. Justice is thus the basis of peace.

The Pope Speaks on PATIENCE

(TAKEN FROM THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS ON VICES AND VIRTUES AT THE WEDNESDAY GENERAL AUDIENCE, STARTING IN DECEMBER, 2023. TODAY’S REFLECTION IS FROM WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK.)

In our continuing catechesis on the virtues, we now turn to patience, which has its supreme model in the example of Jesus during his Passion. The patience of Jesus did not consist in a stoic endurance of suffering, but was the fruit of his love. Saint Paul also associates patience with the love of God, who is “slow to anger” and quick to repay evil with good. Indeed, Christian patience and forbearance is the most convincing witness to Christ’s love…

The Pope Speaks on PRUDENCE

(TAKEN FROM THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS ON VICES AND VIRTUES AT THE WEDNESDAY GENERAL AUDIENCE, STARTING IN DECEMBER, 2023.)

In our continuing catechesis on the virtues, we now consider prudence, one of the four “cardinal” virtues that, together with the “theological” virtues of faith, hope and charity, are the pillars of integrated Christian living. Prudence is the ability to combine intelligence and creativity, simplicity and shrewdness, understanding the complexity of situations and evaluating possible solutions, applying wisdom gleaned from past experiences while anticipating future needs. In this sense, Saint Thomas Aquinas calls prudence “right reason in action”.