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To be a community of prayer, service and stewardship leading each other closer to 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.
In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, our school is selling a limited edition, high quality, Sport-Teck, polo shirt which will be available in sizes ranging from youth through adult. There is a special women’s cut version and a unisex version, costing $45.00 plus tax regardless of size. Mr. Martinez will have sample shirts in his office to come and view. Please feel free to stop by any time. The proceeds from the sales of these polo shirts will directly benefit St. Gregory the Great and will be divided between the PTC and the schools general budget.
To order the polo shirts, click here.
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The next regular meeting for the Pastoral Council of St. Gregory the Great will be held at 6:30pm, 25 January 2016 in Mary's House (Senior Center). This is an open meeting and any parishioner is welcome to attend.
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.
Posadas is an important and wonderful Hispanic Christmas tradition. The word Posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish and the tradition re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. This nine-day celebration period is from December 16th to Christmas Eve, December 24th (Noche Buena) and begins with a procession in which the participants hold candles (or flashlights) playing the part of Mary and Joseph who lead the way. The procession will make its way to a particular home (a different one each evening) seeking posada with its lively and colorful pageant of children and adults portraying “pilgrims” or “peregrinos” - some costumed as Joseph, Mary, angels, and shepherds - praying and singing the special song, “Para Pedir Posada”. Each evening the procession will travel from house to house until they reach a designated home where entry is permitted and where Las Posadas will be celebrated having been denied entry at two other homes along the journey.
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 email@example.com
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: 1st & 3rd Sunday, 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: 2nd & 4th Saturday, 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.
St. Gregory the Great Men's ACTS Retreat
January 21-24, 2016
ACTS is a three-day retreat designed to: Refresh your spirit, Deepen your relationship with God, and Connect you with your parish community.
The ACTS retreat begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats.
The next Baptismal Preparation Class will be held Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. You must register to attend classes for new born to 3 years old.
Children 4 years and older should attend Religious Education classes or be enrolled in a Catholic School for one year before the baptism. For more information and to register for classes, please call the Parish Office at 210-342-5271.
Requirements for Parents: Must attend a Baptism class and provide a copy of the State issued birth certificate for the Child being baptized. If parents are of another parish, please submit a Letter of Permission from your parish.
Requirements for Godparents: Attend a baptism class and be a practicing Catholic. You must already have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are married, you must be married in the Catholic Church.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pantry hours are as follows:
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Office Phone number, 210-308-8743