When we newly arrived at San Antonio, Fr. Hugh was there. He was born in East Chicago, a few miles from where I was born and that immediately connected us, making us feel at home. How touched we were when the Coro sang Welcome to the Family as we attended mass for the first time at San Antonio. We attended his Parish Renewal sessions, which deepened our appreciation of the faith tremendously. – Tom and Kathy Kral
Father Hugh was such a special man. Our parish was never the same after he became the parish priest. He was able to bring out the best in the parishioners by allowing them to lead. He was a true Franciscan. He led through humility. He will truly be missed. I can still hear his laughter in my ears and feel his big hugs. He was a man truly full of love – God’s love.
– Mia Fischer
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