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To be a community of prayer, service and stewardship leading each other closer to Christ.
A Pastoral Council committee has begun planning Las Posadas, the Christmas Novena which will take place during December 16 through 24. Las Posadas is the traditional Hispanic celebration depicting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem, where participants portraying Mary and Joseph take part in a procession that goes from door to door of host homes guided by children dressed as angels seeking ’posada’, or lodging. We will be reciting the rosary, praying and singing traditional Posada verses as the procession progresses from home to home.
Our goal is to enlist volunteer families who would offer their homes in the immediate area of St. Gregory as host homes for the event. To be a host home, you must be willing to open up your home for Posadas from 6:30 to 8 pm for one evening, select two other family homes as “NO” homes for the same evening, if possible, provide a family member to participate in the liturgical readings, and offer light refreshments to parishioners attending Las Posadas.
A sign-up board will be displayed in the foyer of the church soliciting families to sign-up beginning on November 5th. Once we have 9 host sites identified, a meeting will be held to go over the responsibility of those participating as host homes. More general information will be posted in the church bulletin to include a list of the Posada locations. Weinvite the entire St. Gregory Parish community to Las Posadas this year to greet the Christmas season in grand style as we re-enact the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed lunch, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To check on our Ministry meetings, please view our Calendar of Events. Click on Reserve / Calendar Tab and scroll down to see the facility calendars. Facilities may only be reserved for Parish Ministries. Please call the Parish Office for more information at 210-342-5271.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. The Recipient assures that no person or group(s) of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not. In addition, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church will provide meaningful access to services for person with Limited English Proficiency.
To reguest additional information about St. Gregory the Great Title VI obligations, or to file a Title VI complaint, visit St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church website www.stgregorys.net or write to the address shown above.
Notificación al Público del Título VI de Iglesia San Gregorio
Iglesia católica San Gregorio se compromete a su cumplimiento con el título VI de la ley de derechos civiles de 1964 enmendada. El receptor no asegura que ninguna persona o grupo(s) de personas podrá, pro motivos de raza, color, origen nacinal, exlucidos de la participación en, ser negados los beneficios de o ser de otra manera sujeto a discriminación bajo cualquier y todos los programas, servicios, o actividades adminstraron por iglesia San Gregorio, independientemente de si los programs y actividades federales financiadas o no. Además, la iglesia San Gregorio proporcionará acceso significativo a los servicios para las personas con dominio limitado de inglés.
Para solicitar información adicional sobre San Gregorio las obligaciones gran título VI, o presentar una queja del título VI, visita a la sitio web de las Igelsia San Gregorio www.stgregorys.net o escribir a la siguiente dirección.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Rev. Rudy T. Carrola, Jr., Pastor
For more information, please contact:
210-342-5271 ext 321
“Do you realize that Jesus is there
in the tabernacle expressly
for you - for you alone?
He burns with the desire to
come into your heart!”
St. Therese of Lisieux
The Adoration Chapel is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
If you would like to commit to an hour of if you are not able to keep your committed hour, please call Mary Ann Maldonado at 210-414-3143.
“If you ask with kindness in your voice
and in your heart, ‘How may I serve you?’
the Universe's response will be,
‘How may I serve you as well.’”
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Parish Seniors, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Pot-Luck social at Mary’s House, December 10th, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Bring your favorite lunch dish—appetizer, entrée or dessert—to share with other Parish Elders. Let’s enjoy St. Gregory’s senior community and break bread together for a few hours. Drinks and paper products will be provided. Contact Dave Ziegler, 210-380-9122,
if you have any questions or if you need a ride to/from Mary’s House.
The 2016 Archbishop’s Appeal Campaign will start the weekend of January 16th and 17th. The campaign goal is $4,500,000, and our parish goal is $37,406.
We can assure the continued existence of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Archdiocese each year; education of our children and seminary students, care of the sick and needy are among them. Please respond generously when you are asked to make your pledge.
For more information, visit the Appeal website at www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal or call the Archdiocese at 210-734-2620.
El inicio de la Campaña del Arzobispo para 2016 comenzó el 16 y 17 de enero. La meta total de la campaña es $4,500,000 y la meta de nuestra parroquia es de $37,406.
A través de la Campaña podemos asegurar la continuidad de muchos programas importantes que ayudan a miles de personas en nuestra Arquidiócesis cada año. Entre estos programas está la
educación de nusetros hijos y de los seminaristas, la asistencia a los enfermos y a los necesitados.
Por favor, respondan generosamente cuando se les pida hacer un compromise de donación
annual. Para mas información visite el sitio en internet de la Campaña en:
www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal o llame a Arquidiócesis al 210-734-2620.
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The next regular meeting for the Pastoral Council of St. Gregory the Great will be held at
6:30 pm, 23 January 2017 in Mary's House
(Senior Center). This is an open meeting and all parishioner are welcome to attend. The meeting will stress the need to promote our parish, begin planning the recruitment of new members in May and the election of officers also in May.
ATTENTION POSADA PARTICIPANTS!
All Posada host home representatives, Pastoral Council and Ad Hoc Posada Committee members are invited to a special meeting to be held at 6:30pm, Dec. 7, 2016, Mary’s House (Senior Center), 720 Beryl, to talk about Las Posadas host home requisites, obtain information about readers and players, and answer any other questions participants of Las Posadas may have. (For more info call Raul Soto, 210-232-7827 or Gloria Cantu, 210-215-8534.)
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Representantes de casas de posada, Concilio Pastoral y los miembros del Comité de Posada están invitados a una junta que se llevara de acabo a las 6:30pm, 7 de diciembre de 2016, la casa de María (centro), 720 Beryl, para hablar sobre requisitos de hospitalidad de Las Posadas, obtener información sobre los lectores y jugadores de Jose y Maria, y responder a cualquier otra pregunta que pueden tener tocante Las Posadas. (Para más información llame a Raúl Soto, 210-232-7827 o Gloria Cantu, 210-215-8534.)
PASTORAL COUNCIL SUPPORT
We will enter into a new Pastoral Council calendar year and need to work on our purpose and resolve for the year. We serve the parish as an advisory group to Fr. Rudy with a primary focus to assist and support ministries in whichever way we can. The ultimate goal of parish life is to take a fresh look at its many aspects and shape them in ways that will bring people closer to the Lord.
PROMOTE OUR PARISH
We must promote our parish, build-up our image in a way that will attract new parishioners and/or increase attendance. Attracting young parents could have the potential of a positive effect on school enrollments. One way is by word-of-mouth and another way would be to submit information about our parish to Today's Catholic for publication.
If you need a copy of your contribution statement for tax purposes, please notify Martha Guevara at the Parish Office. You can call the Parish Office at 210-342-5271 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, address, phone number, and your parishioner number.
Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy
“Mercy is love that seeks to lessen
the misery of others”
I feel certain that my mission will not come to an end upon my death, but will begin. O doubting souls, I will draw aside for you the veils of heaven to convince you of God's goodness so that you will no longer continue to wound with your distrust the sweetest Heart of Jesus. God is Love and Mercy. (Diary of St. Faustina, 281)
For study: Sunday, Dec 11th and Dec 18th, 2:30 p.m., Mary’s House (Senior Center, 720 Beryl).
All that is needed is a Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Diary of St. Faustina, “Divine Mercy in My Soul”.
Spiritual Works: Saturday, Dec 10th and
Dec 17th, 11:00 a.m. in the Adoration Chapel. We pray for the sick and the dying. On the 2nd Saturday we also pray for Pro-life causes.
For more information please call Mary Ann Maldonado at 210-414-3143.
Visit the new St. Gregory's CYO Website to check on registrations and team information, plus much more.
Just click on this link www.sgscyo.com
Our fourth Spiritual Adoption program began the weekend of January 31st and February 1st. This program asks us to say a short prayer every day for nine months to help pregnant women who findthemselves in difficult circumstances to seek help rather than resort to the alternative of abortion, which is completely against God’s plan and the teachings of the Catholic Church. At the end of the nine months, there will be a “birth-day” party where we collect items for new born to distribute to several women’s centers.
Please e-mail us or call the parish office for more details.
Our email is email@example.com
Please note new hours.
The Pantry hours are as follows:
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Office Phone number, 210-308-8743