The Catholic Community of
St. Luke the Evangelist
Help Us Give Support
H.U.G.S. is a group for widows. It originated in the summer of 2003 when Fr. Steve, one of our former pastors, saw a need for a group to minister to those who were alone due to the loss of a spouse. Fr. Steve asked one of our parishioners, Dee Rubens, to organize this ministry. Dee had never done anything like this before and did not know where to start. She called a few friends who were also widows and asked for their opinions. They thought it was a great idea for those in similar situations to be able to get together to help support each other. Since this was the main goal of the group, Dee decided on the name H.U.G.S. which stands for Help Us Give Support. The group started with six members, now proudly has thirty members, and continues to grow in membership every year. H.U.G.S. fills the requirement for people who enjoy being around others and who understand the need for companionship and friendship.
Meeting Days & Time
H.U.G.S. meet on the 2nd of every Wednesday of every month to discuss their upcoming events and activities for the month. After the meeting the members have dessert in honor of any member celebrating their birthday on that month.
During the month a date is chosen when H.U.G.S. members will get together to attend plays, movies, have lunch or go to a nice restaurant for dinner. These outings are always fun and enjoyable for everyone!
If you have recently lost your spouse,
or if you have been widowed for sometime,
H.U.G.S. is here for you.
Don't spend time alone, join us.
We will welcome you with a big HUG!
For more information please contact a H.U.G.S. member.