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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

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

TEACHER, DO YOU NOT CARE THAT WE ARE PERISHING (MK 4:38).

A storm at sea can be terrifying. The wind howls, the rain pours and the waves toss the ship around. The apostles —several of them professional fishermen— must have experienced storms before, so what makes this one different? The evangelist does not tell us, but their fear is obvious; perhaps it was stronger than they had seen before. Meanwhile, Jesus sleeps.

In the sea of life, we too will be confronted with terrifying storms: lack of work, exile, economic difficulties, illness, death. And in our “boat”, very often it seems also that Jesus sleeps. How often do we make ours the apostles question: do you not care? Do you not care, Lord? Don’t you see our difficulties? Do you not care that we are suffering?

In the gospel, Jesus rebukes the wind and the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” (Mk 4:39), and calm ensues. But then He asks: “Why are you so terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” (4:40). He asks us the same questions.

Throughout life, we will suffer through many storms, and many times it will seem that Jesus sleeps through them. Not so! As Psalm 121 says, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. As long as He is in the boat with us, we can be sure that He will still the waves in due time. After all, He is the One whom winds and sea obey. God bless you.

Fr. Luis

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INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JUNE

FOR THOSE FLEEING THEIR OWN COUNTRIES

PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE WEEK

For the Holy Father, successor of St. Peter, that guided by the Holy Spirit he may lead the Church in the way of truth

Around the Parish

The Mindo Medical Mission volunteers have arrived in Ecuador!

WHAT WE DO AT MASS

THE GLORIA — “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” Many of us may recognize these words from St. Luke’s Gospel as the song the angels sing in praise announcing the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem (Lk 2:14).

As the General Instruction of the Roman Missal indicates, “The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is a most ancient and venerable hymn by which the Church, gathered in the Holy Spirit, glorifies and entreats God the Father and the Lamb. The text of this hymn cannot be replaced by any other” (GIRM, no. 53). Full of phrases and titles from the Bible, the Gloria is sung every Sunday except in the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. It is also sung in solemnities and feasts and at particular celebrations of a more solemn character (GIRM, no. 53).

This great prayer of praise, as stated above, is very ancient. The Apostolic Constitutions, a document surviving from A.D. 400, records the Gloria as a morning prayer in use already at the time. In it we give praise to God by recalling His greatness and acknowledging that He is worthy of all our worship and devotion.
The saints in Heaven know this, and as the Book of Revelation records, they sing God’s praises night and day without ceasing. The Mass is a participation in this heavenly liturgy that never ends. And here we join all creation in singing these great words of praise to God.

The Pope Speaks on VIRTUOUS ACTION

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

In our catechesis on the virtues and the vices, we now consider the nature of virtue, which the Catechism defines as “a habitual and firm disposition to do the good” (No. 1803).

The Pope Speaks on PRIDE

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

In our catechesis on the virtues and the vices, we now turn to pride, the first of the capital sins and, for the ancient writers, “the queen of all vices”. Indeed, the sin of pride hides an even greater sin: the absurd pretension to be like God.

The Pope Speaks on ENVY AND VAINGLORY

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

We now turn to envy and vainglory. Envy, already present in the story of Cain and Abel, is a destructive force fuelled by resentment towards others, and can lead to deadly hatred. We would like to impose our own selfish logic on God; instead, the logic of God is love. The good things he gives us are meant to be shared. This is why Saint Paul exhorts Christians, “Love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor” (Rm 12:10). Here is the remedy for envy!