Join us for upcoming events
Throughout the year, St. Gregory the Great parish offers a variety of events for people of all ages, both newcomers and seasoned parishioners, with the goal of strengthening ties, deepening personal faith, and building a sense of community. In addition to parish related events, St. Gregory's vision and goal also includes offering the greater community a program of liturgical and artistic events throughout the calendar year. Whether it is an International Chamber Artists music program, a Quest Theatre performance, an icon exhibition or a Christmas Lessons, Lights and Carols celebration, St. Gregory the Great seeks to provide unique and enriching ways to spend an afternoon or evening in an aesthetically uplifting setting.
2017 Upcoming Events
For information about Young Adults and Mom's and Tots events, see the links under the Education and Ministries pull down menu.
TAIZE PRAYER - Once a month, St. Gregory the Great hosts a Taize Prayer Service in Church beginning on Sunday at 4p.m. The service generally lasts between 35 to 40 minutes. Taize prayer consists of gentle chanting in the Taize style, a reading from Scripture, general intercessions and time for quiet prayer in the presence of an icon. Taize Prayer Services will take place on Sunday, Apr. 9, May 21, and June 11, 2017. All are welcome. If you have never experienced this form of prayer, please consider joining us.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place the first Friday of every month beginning at 9a.m. and ending at 7p.m. with Benediction. If you are able, come and pay a visit. Please enter and leave Church through the North Courtyard ramp entrance.
OPEN SKETCH - On Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon until 3p.m., there will be an open sketch session in our church. All artists and photographers are welcome to spend time in church to sketch or take pictures of the stained glass windows, statues and artwork in our beautiful church.
COMMUNAL ANOINTING OF THE SICK - There will be an experience of communal anointing of the sick at the 10:30a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 26.
COFFEE & - The St. Gregory the Great Credit Union will be hosting a Coffee & after the 8:30 and 10:30a.m. Masses on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the High School Cafeteria. Come and join us for coffee and pastries and learn more about the St. Gregory the Great Credit Union.
QUEST BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR ST. GREGORY - Quest Theatre Ensemble, our artists in residence, will be performing their new production entitled The Fantasticks beginning on Friday, Feb. 17th and running until Sunday, Mar. 26th. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world. This funny and romantic fable tells the tale of a boy, a girl, and their parents who plot to get them together by keeping them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, invites the audience to follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. It features songs like "Try to Remember," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and "Never Say No." Admission is free, but free will donations are greatly appreciated. The Sunday, Feb. 26th performance which will begin at 2p.m. in the Parish Social Hall (1609 W. Gregory) will be a benefit performance for St. Gregory the Great Parish. All proceeds from this performance will be donated to our parish. Reservations are highly recommended. If you are not able to make this performance, you can see it every weekend on Friday at 8p.m. and on Saturday at 2 and 8p.m. and on Sunday at 2p.m. For further information and to make reservations, go to their web site at www.questensemble.org or call 312-458-0895.
ICON WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS - Joseph Malham, our artist in residence, will be hosting an Icon Workshop for adults. It will take place on Friday, Mar. 3 from 7-9p.m, on Saturday, Mar. 4 from 9a.m. until 4p.m., and on Sunday, Mar. 5 from 9a.m. until 4p.m. The workshop is open to adults over the age of 15. They will have the opportunity to create their own icon. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. The cost will be $50. To register, contact Joe Malham at the Parish Center – 773-561-3546, ex. 211.