Fr. Luis Largaespada
Support the Grove Outreach by bringing canned and dried goods as well as other non-perishable foods, to the parish office during the week. You will find the list here. Or make a monetary contribution by check or through our website, here. We also need volunteers to help us pack food bags Wednesday mornings from 8-9 am, at 3749 Grand Avenue. Remember, whatever we do for our brothers and sisters in need we do for Jesus.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2022
Good Friday / April 15
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer / Laudes
12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in English
3:00 p.m. Viacrucis en español
5:30 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion in English
7:00 p.m. Celebración de la Pasión del Señor en español
8:00 p.m. Procession with the Cross
Holy Saturday / April 16
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer / Laudes
8:00 p.m. Bilingual Celebration of the Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday / April 17
Masses follow the regular Sunday schedule
Easter Egg Hunt after 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses
INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JULY
For the elderly.
PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE WEEK
For our country on Independence Day, that we may always seek justice and peace.
A Sunday Reflection
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)
“FOR I BEAR THE MARKS OF JESUS ON MY BODY” (GAL 6:17).
Do you realize that you too bear the marks of Jesus? On the day of your baptism the priest marked your forehead with the sign of the Cross, saying “I claim you for Christ our Savior by the sign of his cross.” So you and I no longer belong to ourselves; we belong to Christ, Nothing else means much anymore, for we are “a new creation” (Gal 6:15).
This mark, this belonging to Christ, carries with it a great responsibility; we are laborers in the harvest (cf Lk 10:2). This passage is most often used in reference to vocations to the priesthood, and rightly so. Without priests we would have no Eucharist, no sacraments. But it can, and should, be rightly applied to all, since by our common baptism we share in Christ’s ministry.
So, while we pray to the “master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (10:2b), let us always remember that we too share in the task of spreading the Gospel, many times in places where a priest cannot reach. God bless you.
Around the Parish
The last phase of the canonization cause of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández was concluded here in Miami on Friday, June 17. The documents with regard to the miracle have been delivered to Rome to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, by Cardinal Baltazar Porras, as we see in the last picture.
A large group from Matrimonios St. Hugh attended the showing of the movie “Alive”, which focuses on the Eucharist.
ACADEMIC AWARDS, FIRSTH THROUGH SEVENTH GRADE
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2022!!
EXPLORING THE LITURGY
KISSING THE ALTAR AND SIGN OF THE CROSS
The celebrant approaches the altar and kisses it, because the altar represents Christ Himself, who will come down on it at the consecration. Then he makes the Sign of the Cross, as we begin our celebration in the name of the Blessed Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Eucharist, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324), is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” And it continues, “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it.”
The bishops of the United States have called for a national Eucharistic Revival, “a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.” What does this revival look like in daily life? Consider Carlo Acutis who, after receiving his first Communion at the age of 7, began to receive the Eucharist daily. Carlo knew that the Eucharist had an incredible power. He once wrote, “When we face the sun, we get a tan…but when we stand before Jesus in the Eucharist, we become saints.”
What if we loved the Eucharist the way Carlo Acutis did? What if we tried to do everything in our power to tell others about this incredible gift that our Lord left us? With the help of reflections written by Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP, in the coming weeks we will explore and rediscover the wonders of the Eucharist, so that, nourished by this Bread from Heaven, we will grow more and more like our Lord present in this sacrament.