From its inception, St. Gregory the Great has been committed to educating our youth and adults.

Several years ago, St. Gregory the Great elementary school consolidated with five other parishes on the northside to create Northside Catholic Academy. NCA is St. Gregory the Great's parish school and serves children from preschool through eigth grade. NCA has two campuses, the Primary campus , preschool through fifth grade, is located at St. Gertrude Parish, 6216 N. Glenwood Ave., and the Middle school, sixth through eighth grade, is located at St. Ita Parish, 5525 N. Magnolia Ave. Children from St. Gregory the Great receive preference in admission, and receive a parishioner discount on tuition (K-8). Please visit NCA website,, for more information or call the Admissions office at 773-743-6277.

St. Gregory the Great also hosts a program of religious education for students who attend public schools. Our Saturday School of Religion meets on Saturday mornings from 10-noon from  September through May for grades 1 through 8. Students are prepared to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

Parish Ministries

St. Gregory the Great Church hosts a wide variety of different ministries to provide for the social, spiritual, worship and educational needs of our parishioners. To find out more about our parish ministries, click on the link in the pull down menu that says Parish Ministries.

Artists in Residence

The St. Gregory the Great Artists in Residence Program is a unique parish outreach that has become one of the distinguishing hallmarks, not only of our parish ministry, but also of our vision of Church for the local and wider community of faith.

Our program is different from the generally accepted idea of an "artist in residence" in a secular or academic setting. The St. Gregory the Great outreach does not merely celebrate the efforts and talents of the individual artist, but melds those efforts and talents into a wider spiritual vision and mission. We describe this wider spiritual vision and mission as "Evangelization Through the Arts."