People You Should Know
This link seeks to provide news about people from our Parish who are making a difference in our Parish, in our neighborhood, in the Archdiocese of Chicago or in the Church in the United States or in our larger world.
CHRISTIFIDELES AWARD RECIPIENT
Meet Mary Ann Harrington. Mary Ann is the recepient of the 2018 Archdiocese of Chicago Christifideles Award which honors individuals who have demonstrated by participation in parish life the personal and ministerial renewal called for by the Papal Exhortation, Christifideles Laici, calling the laity to the vocation of responsibility for the Church's life springing from the gift and mission of their baptism. Mary Ann is one of our parish treasures. She is an active member of our Parish Pastoral Council. She was part of the leadership team for To Teach Who Christ Is. She was a member of the steering committee of our Parish Transformation team. She assists our Evangelization Through the Arts ministry by helping to facilitate the annual concerts of our International Chamber Artists. She has always been willing to help promote the mission and the ministry of our parish with her time, talent and treasure.
NEW DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AT ST. GREGORY
We are happy to announce that Cheri Dahlen will be the new Director of Music at St. Gregory the Great. Cheri has served our parish in the past as a cantor, as a member of the choir and as a keyboardist when Patrick Godon was away. She served as the interim Director of Music after the departure of Patrick Godon. Now we welcome her as our new full time Director of Music, and we look forward to the new possibilities that she will bring to this position. When you meet her, please offer her a warm St. Gregory the Great greeting.
ACCW - WOMAN OF THE YEAR - 2018
Each year the St. Gregory the Great Council of Catholic Women honors one of its members at the Archdiocese of Chicago Council of Catholic Women luncheon. This year our honoree is Terri Barker.Terri has been involved in different ministries of St. Gregory the Great Parish and is always ready to volunteer her time and talent to help St. Gregory the Great in whatever way she can. We congratulate Terri and thank her for the many ways in which she supports and promotes the mission and the ministries of our parish.
Meet Larry and Barbara Lea. They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They renewed their vows after the 10:30a.m. Mass on Oct. 29 and then celebrated their anniversary with their family and friends at a luncheon in our High School Cafeteria. They are long term parishioners of St. Gregory the Great Church, and over the years have contributed in many different ways to supporting our parish and its mission and ministries. We offer them our congratulations, and we pray that they will be blessed with many more years of health and happiness.
Meet Amy Alznauer our newest artist in residence. Amy, along with her husband Mark and her children John and Meg, is a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great. She is a member of our Parish Pastoral Council. She is an author who has had two books published – Love and Salt and 2017: A Book of Grace-Filled Days. As an artist in residence, Amy has been given a space in the Parish Center where she will do creative writing. We welcome Amy to our team of artists in residence. She will be joining us in writing one of our bimonthly spiritual reflections, and we look forward to other ways in which she can contribute her time and talent to supporting the mission and ministry of St. Gregory the Great Church.
Meet Molly Sheridan. Molly is one of our best and most faithful altar servers. She has also been a member of our Youth Choir. Molly recently graduated from Northside Catholic Academy. At the graduation ceremony, she received the President's Award - an award granted by the President to students who have achieved academic excellence. We congratulate Molly and wish her well this Fall as she begins High School.
Meet Pat Sullivan. Pat is a long time parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church. On Thursday, June 9, Archbishop Blase Cupich awarded her a certificate in Biblical Studies from the Chicago Catholic Scripture School of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Pat is one of the teachers in our Saturday School of Religion Program, and her training in this area should enhance her ability to teach our children. Our congratulations to Pat Sullivan.
Meet your Parish Pastoral Council. Back row left to right: Robert Krug, Kerry Reed, Chris Garrity, Judy Nocek, Mike Peck, Remedios Ryan, Mary Ann Harrington and Eric Heath.
Not pictured: Amy Alznauer
Meet your Parish Finance Council. Back row left to right: Mark Soehn, Mike Steffen, Gerry Malone, Jim Muss, Carol Hanson, John Miaso. Front row left to right: Fr. Paul, Dan Creed, Andrew Welling. Not pictured - Marvin Hartsfield and Geralyn Fallon