A Sunday Reflection

Palm Sunday (Cycle C)

Holy Week begins. The Lord enters Jerusalem amid shouts of Hosanna. And yet, in a few days these same people will turn against him and cry: “Crucify him!” As the liturgy tells us, our King goes to his crucifixion like a gentle lamb.

Two thousand years later, our Lord is still mocked and crucified in his little ones: the poor, the persecuted, the imprisoned, the sick. Even we, his followers, sometimes forget and offend him.
This Holy Week let us sacrifice and make reparation for our sins and for all the offenses Jesus receives, uniting our sufferings to his for the salvation of the world.

May our observance of Holy Week bring us closer to Christ. Have a blessed Holy Week. God bless you!

Fr. Luis R. Largaespada

Holy Week at St. Hugh

Thursday, April 18, Holy Thursday
8:00 am Morning Prayer – Church
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Church
8:00 pm Vigil of Adoration – Garden

Friday, April 19, Good Friday
8:00 am Morning Prayer – Church
8:30 am Retiro Encuentro en la Palabra – Parish Hall
8:30 am Paschal Encounter with the Lord – Music Room
12:00 pm Stations of the Cross (English) – Church
3:00 pm Viacrucis (Español) – Church
5:30 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Church
7:00 pm Celebración de la Pasión del Señor – Church
8:00 pm Procession with the Cross

Saturday, April 20
8:00 am Morning Prayer – Church
8:30 am Retiro Encuentro en la Palabra – Parish Hall
8:00 pm Easter Vigil – Church

Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30 am and 12:30 pm Mass in the garden next to the Plaza

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Stewardship In Action

First Communion

Parents and children of our CCD program pray the Angelus in Mary’s Garden at the conclusion of their retreat in preparation for First Communion.

Rite of Scrutinies

The Rite of Scrutinies was conducted for Stephen Clark, who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil. Please pray for him.

Help of Persecuted Christians

The icon of Our Lady, Help of Persecuted Christians was displayed in the church as a reminder to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters. We thank the Knights of Columbus for bringing it to us.

Fr. Christian Sáenz, SJ

The parish welcomed Fr. Christian Sáenz, SJ, who celebrated Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the solemnity of St. Joseph.

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Triumph and Passion

With the entrance of the Lord in Jerusalem we start the holiest week of the year. This Sunday has two names; Triumph Sunday and Passion Sunday, and it marks each of us with those two ingredients that are present each day of our Christian life. In the same manner, Jesus enters into our lives as victorious and triumphant king, but also as the suffering servant. Such He will become, when all those who hailed Him will later ask for his death.

Pope Francis says that “Creation urgently needs the revelation of the children of God.” Let us dare to appear as we are, beloved children, so that purified by love, we may carry on throughout life this divine filiation both in triumph and in pain, and that we may accompany with our time, our talent and our money those who still don’t know that Jesus wants to come into their hearts to transform their lives completely.

(To be continued)

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