33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
St. Hugh of Lincoln
Today we will celebrate the feast day of our titular saint, St. Hugh of Lincoln. His feast day is on November 17, the day he died in 1200, but we celebrate it this Sunday by special dispensation from Archbishop Wenski.
St. Hugh parish was founded on June 30, 1959, by Bishop Coleman F. Carroll, nine months after his installation as bishop of the new Diocese of Miami. The land for the present church was generously donated by Mrs. Liguori Matheson, widow of Mr. Hugh Matheson, one of the earliest developers of South Florida. The parish was named St. Hugh of Lincoln in his honor.
It is important for us as a community to celebrate, recognize and ask the intercession of our patron saint. We have been established as a parish under his protection and instituted with his name to honor his example of holiness. May we experience the intercession and protection of this holy monk and bishop, St. Hugh of Lincoln. Praised be God in his saints! St. Hugh of Lincoln, pray for us!