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

The next English consultive session for the Synod will take place on Thursday, December 2, from 7 to 9 pm. Please take some time to review the questions you are asked to consider, which you can find HERE and HERE.

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.

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER
FOR DECEMBER

 

Evangelization: Catechists
For the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God; may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit..

PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE WEEK

That we may live our vocation this Advent with our hearts open to the Lord.

A Sunday Reflection

First Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)

BE VIGILANT AT ALL TIMES AND PRAY (LK 21:36).

On this First Sunday of Advent, the Church echoes for Jesus’ counsel; we must be vigilant and ready to receive Him.
While Advent is a season of preparation for Christmas, it is also the time to prepare for the Lord’s second coming in glory. It is a time to prepare for our encounter with Him at the end of our lives, as well. “Beware,” says the Lord in today’s gospel, “that your hearts do not become drowsy” (Lk 21:34).

It is so easy to forget that we are mortal. The world entices us to behave as if we would live forever. Nothing is further from the truth. St. Paul exhorts us in the First Letter to the Thessalonians (4:1), to conduct ourselves in a way that pleases God.

As the year dedicated to St. Joseph comes to a close, let us entrust ourselves to this holy Patriarch, that he may intercede for us now and at the hour of death. May we live this Advent in joyful anticipation of the Lord’s coming, and may we put Christ in the center of our Christmas celebrations. Come, Lord Jesus!

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Around the Parish

Receiving the blessing with the relic of Blessed José Gregorio Hernández
as the parish celebrates his first liturgical commemoration.

School News

We welcomed New Parents
to our Open House.

The Liturgical Year

The Catechism of the Catholic Church…speaks of the calendar as a long teaching moment. “The cycle of the liturgical year and its great feasts are… basic rhythms of the Christian’s life of prayer” (CCC, n. 2698). The great feasts “commemorate” and “communicate” the mystery of Christ (n. 1171).

The Church marked off not only the days of his life, but of our life today. For Jesus is the… “firstborn of many brethren” (Rom 8:29). Those terms imply that others, many others, are to follow; and so the Church proved this claim by celebrating the feasts of the saints, beginning with the Blessed Virgin Mary, but including the apostles, martyrs and many others.

The year, as it has developed, is, like a microscope or telescope, a finely tuned instrument for keeping its object always in focus, always near; and its object is Jesus Christ.

In the course of the liturgical year, Christians receive repeated exposure to the major events of salvation history. The cycle brings times of fasting and times of feasting, times of sorrow and times of joy, times of penance and times of reconciliation. All creation tells the story. All history tells the story. All our lives, yours and mine, tell the story.

It is a story of hope.

Scott Hahn, Signs of Life (New York: Doubleday, 2009),
Pages 52, 54-55. Used with permission.