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, 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.
2020 Upcoming Events
COVID - 19 UPDATE - Please note that we are now certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago to open our church for Sunday and weekday Masses. Beginning on July 4, there will be a 4:30p.m. Mass every Saturday and beginning on July 5, there will be a 10a.m. Mass every Sunday. In order to be able to attend Mass, you will need to register. We currently have a limit of 45 people who can attend either Mass. Go to our home page at www.stgregory.net. On the far right side you will see a link that says MASS RESERVATIONS SIGN UP. Click on the link and follow the instructions. Further information about what to expect when you come to Mass and how to register can be found under the ABOUT US pull down menu on our home page. Clink on it and then on the PARISH NEWS link. We will continue to livestream the 10a.m. Mass every Sunday. To access our livestreamed Mass go to https://www.facebook.com/stgregschicago. If you are not able to watch it live, it will be downloaded onto our Facebook page immediately after the Mass is over for viewing at a later time.
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT RESURRECTION COMPOSTING PROGRAM - Just recently we initiated a St. Gregory the Great composting program entitled Resurrection Compost. Parishioners Paul and Grace Leon are the sponsors of this environmentally friendly program. Several parishioners have already signed up to participate. Composting will continue through the Winter months. If you are interested in joining the composting program, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will get back to you to answer any questions you might have about this program and let you know to obtain a composting bucket , where our composting bins are located and a listing of items that you may compost.
RENEW MY CHURCH - The good news is that Cardinal Cupich has affirmed the merger of St. Gregory the Great with Sts. Ita/Thomas of Canterbury with all three parishers remaining open as worship sites. The date when the merger will officially begin is Sept. 3, 2020. Go to the About Us pull down menu on the home page and click on the Renew My Church link for the latest information about the merger.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place the first Friday of every month with a Holy Hour beginning at 9a.m. and concluding at 10a.m. with Benediction. If you are able, come and pay a visit. Please enter and leave Church through the North Courtyard ramp entrance. Please note that the ending time is now 10a.m. The reason for the change is that there have been several periods during the day when no one was in attendance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not currently hosting First Friday Eucharistic Adoration.
SR. BARBARA QUINN UPDATE - Sr. Barbara Quinn who served as a pastoral associate at St. Gregory the Great for 32 years has now returned to her motherhouse in Cincinnati, OH. She is doing well there, adjusting to a new lifestyle and a new daily schedule. Please keep her in your prayers. If you would like to contact Sr. Barbara, you can send her a card or note at Sr. Barbara Quinn, SND, Mt. Notre Dame Healthcare Center, 699 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45215. You may call her at 513-821-7448.
On Thursday, July 23, Sr. Barbara fell and broke her right hip. She had surgery to do a total hip replacement on Saturday, July 25. The surgery to repair her hip was a complete success. She has now returned to her Motherhouse in Cincinatti where she has begun physical therapy. Please keep her in prayer. If you want to send her a card or note or if you want to call her to say hello, you can reach her at the address and phone number listed above. – Fr. Paul
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