Fr. Luis R. Largaespada
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A Sunday Reflection
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
“WHO IS THIS WHOM EVEN WIND AND SEA OBEY?” (MK 4:41).
Here in South Florida we are familiar with the forces of nature, living as we do with “hurricane season” year after year. It is easy for us to imagine how terrified the apostles must have been when their boat is battered by the storm while Jesus sleeps, seemingly unconcerned. “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing” (Mk 4:38).
All of us have been battered by storms of one kind or another, not just hurricanes. The storms in our lives can take the form of illness, loss of job, exile, fear of the unknown. The apostles’ question has been on our lips many times: “Lord, do you not care?” Jesus seems to sleep for us also.
But then…I can imagine the Lord’s bemused face as He rebukes the wind and the sea. “Do you not yet have faith?”(4:40), He asks the apostles and us. His mighty hand protects us all along, for—to answer the disciples’ question—this is our mighty and merciful God, always looking after us, even if He seems to sleep. His answer may not be what we expect, but it is surely the best for us.
Today, let us ask the One whom wind and sea obey to increase our faith and trust in Him. May He bless all fathers on this Father’s Day and May St. Joseph protect them. God bless you.
Our task is to spread His word, leaving the results in His hands. And to pray that the seed may fall in hearts well disposed that will yield abundant fruit. God bless you!
Around the Parish
FAREWELL MASS. On Friday, June 4th, we recognized our 8th graders in our annual Farewell Mass. May blessings follow you through life wherever Christ may lead you.
GROVE FOR GHANA. The drinking water supply and sanitation sector in Ghana faces a number of challenges, including very limited access to sanitation, intermittent supply, high water losses and low water pressure. More than 80 percent of people in Ghana have access to safe water, but only 13 percent of people have access to improved sanitation.
Grove for Ghana, a St. Hugh Catholic Church Mission, supports the provisions of clean water in Ghana. Our 8th graders held a community service campaign for them, raising $6,489.53. A special Thank you to our students and Mrs. Fundora for making a difference in so many lives.
BLESSED VÍCTOR CHUMILLAS FERNÁNDEZ (1902-1936)
— Victor was inspired to enter the Franciscans by reading the story of the Martyrs of Japan. He entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1917 and professed his vows the
following year. He was ordained a priest in 1925.
He served as teacher and rector of several Franciscan seminaries and was named Guardian (superior) of the friary of Consuegra in Madrid, where he would also serve in various capacities, in 1931. A noted preacher and catechist, he also served as a choir director, organist, and poet and ministered to Franciscan Tertiaries and
Poor Clare nuns, as well.
Evicted from his community at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he and other friars were later arrested and imprisoned. Blessed Victor was shot to death with 19 other friars on August 16, 1936. They were beatified in 2007 together with 498 other Spanish martyrs.