St. Gregory's Moms, Pops and Tots is a vibrant and growing group for parents of small children (especially from birth through preschool age). The purpose of our group is:

To be a parish-village-community where we find support and encouragement to live an authentically Catholic family life.
To provide a safe, affirming place for our children to grow, play, and learn.
To affirm, encourage, and inspire each other as we journey together toward holiness and deeper communion with Christ.



Starting September 20, our tot playgroup will resume its weekly meetings in the Baseheart room frpm 9:30-11:00am. Geared towards kids under three (and their parents). All are welcome.


Additionally, we meet on the first Friday of each month for Adoration and playtime! From 3-5pm, kids can play in the Baseheart Room while parents take turns going into the church for a few minutes alone.

The Well-Read Mom

Join us for monthly discussions about great books! Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Location varies. Contact Elizabeth or see the Facebook group for details. To receive wonderful enriching reading materials and spport the mission of the Well Read Mom, register at

October 12: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

November 9: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer

December 14: "Minister's Veil" and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Januay 11: I Believe in Love by Jean C.J. d'Elbee

February 8: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

March 8: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

April 12: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

May 10: Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

June 14: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien


Family Picnic at Winnemac Park:,Saturday, September 3 from 3-6pm: Come celebrate the end of summer and the feast of our parish's patron, St. Gregory the Great! Pack a blanket and a picnic dinner, kites, balls, bubbles, frisbees, and enjoy an aftternoon of family fun. We'll meet just east of the playground that's at the southwest corner of the park.

Michaelmas Bonfire at Evanston's Lighthouse Beach, Saturday, October 1 at 5pm: Join us to celebrate the feast of the archangels with a beach bonfire! We'll battle dragons in our capes of light, and enjoy one last opportunity to make s'mores.

On November 5, 2016 from9-11am: Family Prayer for All Souls at Rosehill Cemetery. We'll meet at the Parish Center and walk over together, pray and sing together, and then return to the Parish Center basement for soul cakes and hot cider.


For more details and to stay up-to-date about all of our events, please join our Facebook group, and email to be added to our newsletter.