Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church

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Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of St. Hugh
of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, to be celebrated on November 17, 2013

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
100th Anniversary of St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church, Hunting-
ton Station, New York; the year-long celebration of this milestone event
will culminate in a special Liturgy on Sunday, November 17, 2013; and
WHEREAS, St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church was established as
a mission of St. Patrick's parish in 1907 in a chapel built on property
donated in memory of Hugh McLaughlin, hence the name of the church's
patron saint; and
WHEREAS, St. Hugh of Lincoln became a parish in 1913, and built its
first school in 1925; in the ensuing years, the congregation grew so
much that services had to be held in the church's basement; a new church
building was completed in 1952; and
WHEREAS, In 1956, St. Hugh of Lincoln opened a new, larger school
building; the population of Catholics in the area had expanded rapidly,
and the size of the parish had swelled to include 7,000 families; and
WHEREAS, The present congregation of St. Hugh of Lincoln is a vibrant
mixture, consisting of families with multigenerational histories in the
parish, families new to the suburbs, and recent immigrant families, as
well as refugees from areas of political strife; and
WHEREAS, St. Hugh of Lincoln celebrates its ethnic and linguistic
diversity; its regular weekend services are held in English and Spanish,
there are multilingual worship services on special days and occasional
cultural celebrations; and
WHEREAS, St. Hugh of Lincoln is deeply committed to, and has a long
history of, helping all in the community who need assistance; it
provides direct aid through its Outreach program as well as the St.
Vincent de Paul Society, which is available when Outreach is closed and
serves Thanksgiving and Easter dinner annually; and, in addition, the
parish lets its space to community service organizations, such as
Project Hope and the Family Service League; and
WHEREAS, St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church stands on the
threshold of tomorrow, prepared to meet the challenges of the coming
decades while retaining that spiritual resolve which characterizes its
past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic
Church, Huntington Station, New York, to be observed on November 17,
2013, fully confident that this commemoration reflects the belief in
those values which enhance the dignity and purpose of life; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church.


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