ST. HUGH Catholic Church and School

Welcome to the Catholic parish of St. Hugh, your family in the Grove. I warmly invite you to join us. Come, be part of the Body of Christ.

Fr. Luis Largaespada

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MASS SCHEDULE

Daily Mass
Monday-Friday 8 am (Live stream)
Saturday 8 am,  5:30 pm (Vigil Mass)

Sunday
English: 9 am, 10:30 am (Live stream), 5:30 pm
Spanish: 12:30 pm (Live stream), 7 pm

Registration for CCD and RCIA is ongoing. You may download an application here and bring it to the office with the necessary documentation.

The Archdiocese of Miami’s policy for gathering in liturgical or other spaces within the parishes continues to require the use of masks and social distancing. Groups or in person ministry meetings may take place with proper social distancing and use of masks.

In order to comply with Archdiocesan standards for the COVID-19 pandemic, occupancy of the church is limited to 30% of capacity. This means we can only accommodate a maximum of between 70-100 persons (allowing for families comprised of several members). Please make sure you sign up and arrive early so you don’t forfeit your seat.

On this year dedicated to St. Joseph, we invite you to reflect on Pope Francis’s Apostolic Letter Patris Corde and learn more about the Patron of the Universal Church. You can find it here.

A Sunday Reflection

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

“WE TRIED TO PREVENT HIM BECAUSE HE DOES NOT FOLLOW US” (MK 9:38).

He is not one of us. That is how blind we are. From being children of the Father and brothers and sisters in Christ, we have come to act as if we belong to some exclusive club that will not recognize what is good in others. They do not follow us.

That is not Jesus’ way. He has come for all, for everyone, and so “whoever is not against us is for us” (Mk 9:40). We should include, not exclude, rejoice in seeing that others do good and thank God for them. We must pray that the good they do will lead them to the Infinite Good.

As for us, let us strive to give that cup of water which will not remain without reward. Let us take heed to what Jesus says and look into our hearts to see what is there that keeps us away from Him and root it out.

Let nothing separate us from the love of Christ. This week let us ask for light to see what causes us to fall, and for grace to overcome it. God bless you.

News

Around the Parish

Our catechists took part in a morning of reflection to prepare to receive our children.
CCD meets again!

School News

Bringing Science to Life: The 8th Grade Students, after learning about heat and energy transfer, created ice cream.

The 4th grade took a moment to remember all of the heroes who lost their lives, those who served, and those who carry on, and wrote a special note with “what a hero means to us” to show our gratitude to the Coral Gables Police and Fire Department.

The community of St. Hugh bids farewell to Gloria Pérez. We have been blessed to have Gloria share her gifts with us for the past seven years and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. God bless you, Gloria!

And we are happy to welcome Mrs. Emoy Torres as the new office staff member and after school Director.

The Holy Eucharist

REAL PRESENCE

The talk Jesus gave at Capharnaum (John 6:48-66) concerning the sacrament of his body and blood was not only philosophically problematic; it was, quite literally, revolting…. Even the most sympathetic of contemporary listeners is likely to react the same way many in Jesus’ original audience did.

When Jesus says, “the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh,” he is implying something as nauseating and religiously objectionable as possible. What does Jesus do when confronted with this objection?… He does not take the opportunity to offer a metaphorical or symbolic interpretation of his words. Instead, he intensifies what he had said. The Greek term translated as “eat” is not the usual phagein but rather trogein, a word customarily used to describe the way animals devour their food.

How do we appropriate this shocking talk? If we stand In the great Catholic tradition, we honor these unnerving words of Jesus, resisting all attempts to soften them or explain them away. We affirm what the Church has come to call the doctrine of the “real presence.”… Though Jesus is present to us in any number of ways… in the consecrated elements, he is “really, truly, and substantially” present to us, his very self—body and blood, humanity and divinity—is offered to us under the form of bread and wine. Thomas Aquinas expressed this difference as follows: though in all of the other sacraments the power of Christ is present, in the Eucharist ipse Christus, Christ himself is present. And this is why, for Catholics, the Eucharist is not one sign among many. It is the very soul and life of the Church.

©Robert Barron, Real Presence, in Word on Fire, (2008)
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