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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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

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.

Matrimonios St. Hugh will hold their next retreat on the weekend of November 19 and 20. You may download the application here, and email it to matrimonios@st-hugh.org.

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR SEPTEMBER

For the abolition of the death penalty

PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE WEEK

That those who have abandoned the faith may be inspired to return by our example.

A Sunday Reflection

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle C)

“WOE TO THE COMPLACENT IN ZION” (AMOS 6:1A).

The prophet’s indictment is severe. What has prompted this rebuke? The complacent, as he calls them, have forgotten the needs of others, and bask in their luxury without giving anyone else a second thought.

Jesus fleshes this out in the parable. There is “the rich man, dressed in fine linen” (Lk 16:19), and there is the poor beggar, Lazarus, “covered with sores” (16:20), who is completely ignored. It is a hard parable because it is so easy to act like the rich man! Ignoring the poor is bad enough; we additionally judge them. “Why don’t they find a job?” “They’ll spend what I give them in drinking or drugs.” Beware of judgment! As Mother Teresa used to say, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

St. Paul entreats Timothy in the second reading “to keep the commandment without stain or reproach” (1 Tim 6:14). What commandment? Surely the commandment of love, which the Lord gave us at the Last Supper: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12). The Lord’s love is inclusive and extends to all, rich and poor alike. That is the commandment we are to keep. God bless you.

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ACADEMIC AWARDS, FIRSTH THROUGH SEVENTH GRADE

CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2022!!

EXPLORING THE LITURGY

THE INVITATION TO PRAYER

The gifts having been prepared, the priest invites everyone to pray: “Pray brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.” Just what does that mean? Many things, but especially that the Mass is a sacrifice, not just a meal, and a sacrifice is a proof of love. Sometimes the sacrifice we make may be only coming to Mass; but remember, in some parts of the world, in places where the Church is persecuted, going to Mass may be dangerous. Let us pray for them.

MANNA

“ ‘I am the living bread, which came down from heaven.’ For that reason living, because I came down from heaven. The manna also came down from heaven; but the manna was only a shadow, this is the truth.”

Saint Augustine

The Israelites were given manna from heaven to sustain them during their wanderings in the desert. Yet they soon tired of this wonderful food from God which saved them! They began to complain against it, murmuring, wishing for the foods they had in Egypt (see Nm 11:4-6). The writer J.R.R. Tolkien once recognized the same movements of heart in himself. He writes, “I am the one who came out of Egypt…. Out of wickedness and sloth I almost ceased to practice my religion…. Not for me, the Hound of Heaven, but the never ceasing silent appeal of Tabernacle, and the sense of starving hunger.” We, too, might be tempted to complain about the food. We doubt its efficacy, falling prey to a kind of consuming spiritual sorrow (the Desert Fathers called this acedia). Are we tempted to lament the Eucharist? Do we turn away, seeking satisfaction in other foods?

Lord Jesus, you are the true manna, the spiritual food that nourishes and sustains. May my heart long for you and never tire of the refreshment you offer. Keep me always hungry for you in the desert of this life. Amen.

Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP, Eucharist
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