“God is proclaimed through the encounter between persons, with care for their history and their journey. Because the Lord is not an idea, but a living Person: his message is passed on through simple and authentic testimony, by listening and welcoming, with joy which radiates outward.”
Pope Francis
September 26, 2016
EDUCATION: Formed in His Communion

School of Religion

St. Hugh of Grenoble offers religious education on Sunday mornings for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.  All school-aged children in our parish who are not enrolled in a Catholic school in our parish are expected to attend weekly classes in our School of Religion as part of their faith formation.  Click here for the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please click HERE for the Parent Handbook. For more information contact Rohanie Bacchus at sthughschoolofreligion@gmail.com or leave a message at the Parish Office at 301-474-4322. 

Parents are encouraged to download and fill out the following forms:
Registration for 2019-20
Publicity Release Form

If you are interested in assisting in our parish School of Religion as a catechist (religion teacher) or as a catechist aide, please contact Mrs. Rohanie Bacchus, Director of the School of Religion. 

St. Hugh of Grenoble Catholic School closed in 2010. Our parish, along with St. Nicholas in Laurel, is part of St. Joseph Regional School in Beltsville, Maryland. Parishioners who want to enroll their children in St. Joseph RS or any other Catholic school, Archdiocesan or independent, should be aware of the following policies concerning sacramental preparation for children.

  • Pastors shall be responsible for the sacramental preparation of their parishioners. (Policies for Parish Catechesis, 4000; Policies for Catholic Schools, 1225).
  • Preparation for Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation shall be celebrated in the parish that the student's family attends. Pastors may allow exemptions to this policy. (Policies for Parish Catechesis 4100; Policies for Catholic Schools, 1226).
  • While Catholic schools offer the catechetical component of sacramental preparation for students, parents of students in Catholic schools (both archdiocesan and independent) shall contact the pastor or designated catechetical leader of their home parish in order to understand sacramental preparation procedures, and register in the parish sacramental preparation program.(Policies for Parish Catechesis, 4110; Policies for Catholic Schools, 1225).

Families who want their child to receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion are expected to be registered members of St. Hugh Parish and must provide proof of their child's baptism (if not at St.Hugh). The minimum age to receive these sacraments is seven and the children are expected to have had one year of formal catechesis before the year of preparation. There is a mandatory meeting for parents in September of the second year and the completed  Sacramental Information Form as well as a sacramental preparation fee of $25.00 (cash or checks made out to St.Hugh Church) are due at the meeting. 

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Washington is also a two year program (about age 13 and 14). The focus of the first year - grade 7 - is on the sacramental life of a Catholic.  The focus on the second year is on the history and life of the Church, gifted, guided, and transformed by the Holy Spirit. It is the work of the second year of preparation that involves a commitment from not only the candidates, but their families and sponsors. A mandatory parent and candidate meeting is scheduled in early September. 
You are invited to download and print the events calendar for the current year and information on how to select a sponsor. The completed registration packet and sacramental preparation fee of $50.00 are due in October. 



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Protecting God's Children

All adults who work with the children of St. Hugh's parish are required to adhere to the Archdiocese of Washington's Child Protection Policy. For more information on background checks and Virtus training for adult volunteers, contact Mary Wade at shreligioused@gmail.com

Inclement Weather Policy

Evening Parish events (NOT Liturgies) follow the Prince George's County School System. If schools are closed or dismiss early, evening events are cancelled.
An event is deemed to be a meeting, a class, or a social gathering.

The Mass and Confession schedule, and other scheduled Liturgies such as Stations of the Cross, will be followed unless announced otherwise.
Weekend Parish events will be announced.
Announcements will be made here on the website, on our Facebook page, and left on the answering service.
All are urged to be cautious and do what they deem to be safe.


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