The faith community of St. Gregory the Great Parish is a witness to the love of Christ by living out the Gospel values and our baptismal promises in the world. We work to accomplish this through the use of our gifts of time, talent and treasure as we serve God and one another in the many parish ministries found in our parish family.
Each ministry under these headings is equally important in the communal and spiritual life of the parish. New parishioners have continually expressed how they have been welcomed and drawn to a fuller participation through the example of those who are already living their faith by serving their church.
You are invited to answer the call to share your gift so that the Mission and Ministry of Jesus is continued in our parish and beyond. For more information, or to volunteer, please call the ministry leader or the Ministry Office
ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT
“Let your chief study be to acquaint yourself with God, because it is the only knowledge which can fill the heart with a peace and joy that nothing can disturb.”
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Spirituality / SeekHolyLife
Linda Rose is available for Retreats, Programs, Nights of Witness and Song, Spiritual Direction, and Speaking Engagements. Learn more at www.LindaRose.net/upcoming-events/.
ADULT FAITH EDUCATION
Susan Gervasi or Ministry Office ext. 136
Programs throughout the year usually offered in 6 week sessions that provide opportunities for adults to deepen or renew their understanding of our faith. Catholic experts in the topics are the presenters in DVD format. Facilitators lead the discussion of the material. Topics include: Scripture, Sacraments, Spiritual Growth for men and women and others topics. Facilitators include Deacon Bill Horton, Dan Donohue, Michael Lewis, Kathleen Russo and others. Check the Parish Bulletin or website for specific topics, dates and times.
Baptismal Preparation Class for Parents/Godparents
Presenter: Deacon Bill Horton
Facilitators: Gina & Rick Bazzani
Baptism Registration: Kathy Mathis
This Sacrament of initiation is the first step on our earthly spiritual journey as a child of God. It is not a “once upon a time” event, but only the beginning of a daily way of life to deepen our relationship with God. Parents and godparents are prepared to assist the child in living out this Sacrament. Ages include infants through 6 years. This program is offered on the first Saturday of each month (except July). Participants meet from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Garden Room of the church. Child care is available. Registration is required. To register, please call Kathy or the Ministry Office indicated above.
Adult Confirmation Preparation
Deacon Bill Horton
A six week program offered once a year, usually starting in January, to prepare adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation. Others who wish to renew, refresh or deepen their understanding of our Catholic faith, its role and teachings are also welcome. Consult the Parish bulletin or website for specific information. Registration for Confirmation is required
Catholic Scripture Study
Tuesday Evenings: Gloria Carreras
Tuesday Mornings: Martha Betancourt
A 30 week program from September to May. Each year a specific book of the Bible is studied in a friendly environment that includes some “homework” and small group discussion. Participants also watch a lecture (on DVD) of that week’s lesson presented by well-known priests and theologians. The Gospel of John will be studied this year.