“Even now we are journeying towards the sabbath of eternity, the new Jerusalem, towards our common home in heaven. Jesus says: 'I make all things new' (Rev 21:5). Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe, in which each creature, resplendently transfigured, will take its rightful place and have something to give those poor men and women who will have been liberated once and for all.”
Pope Francis
Laudato Si', #243
SERVICE: Taking Care of His Suffering Body

Bereavement

The Risen Christ in our midst is the “firstborn of the dead” (Col 1:18). Through the light of his Resurrection, St. Hugh of Grenoble parishioners can offer their hope and care for those who grieve the loss of a loved one.

Parishioners are encouraged to call a parish priest first when a family member has died, even before the funeral director or cemetery manager. The priests can offer the consolation of the Church, and guidance on the Funeral Mass and burial in the sacred grounds of a cemetery. The pastor will help you coordinate the Funeral readings, music and hospitality after the burial.

Parishioners who would like to assist the bereaved can help by:

-joining the Funeral Choir to support the bereaved family and friends at the Funeral Mass - please contact the Parish Office for more information on this ministry

-attending the Vigil, Funeral and Burial as a member of the parish community

-praying for the deceased and their loved ones

-preparing, coordinating and serving meals after the Funeral Mass and burial

-following up with bereaved family members, especially during the first year


Please pray for the souls of all the faithful departed of our parish, especially those who have most recently passed into eternal life.


Resources:
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington
Prayers for the Dying
Prayers for the Dead

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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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Prayer for Souls

Eternal Father, I offer you the most precious Blood of your divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the word today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my own family. Amen

-St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302)


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