Beloved Saint Visits Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Saturday, December 1

Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua to Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church.  St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of two precious and first-class relics from the Pontifical Basilica in Padua, Italy.

The relics will be accompanied by Father Mario Conte, one of fifty-two Conventual Franciscan Friars who minister in the Basilica where the Saint is buried.

Pope Benedict Emeritus said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed by Friar Mario and volunteers to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint.  The writing of a prayer petition is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of a saint.   Father Conte will bring the petitions back to the Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony.  The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church

Holy Masses at 4 PM and 5:30 PM

Veneration until 8 PM

To learn more about St. Anthony of Padua,

please visit:  www.saintanthonyofpadua.net

Or call Tom Muscatello, North America

Representative, at 914.263.8841

 

LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE: 6 Week Retreat Begins January 5th

 St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church invites you to a retreat…

LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE

THE SPIRITUAL TEACHING OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

WITH FR. TIM GALLAGHER O.M.V.

6 WEEK RETREAT

TUESDAYS : JAN. 5-FEB. 9, 2016  7PM

TOWER ROOM

 Cost for 2 Books & Materials:  $37.00

REGISTRATION ENDS DECEMBER 7 

For Information: seekholylife@gmail.com or 954-473-6261 x 154

or click below for the registration form:

LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE registration 2018

Patricia Ann Usyk – Service Information and Obituary

Our beloved, Patricia Ann Usyk, age 81, of Mission Viejo, CA, Plantation, FL and Philadelphia, PA passed away peacefully on October 23, 2018 in Mission Viejo, CA. She was born to Thomas Francis Furlong and Catherine Veronica Furlong on April 27, 1937. Pat valued time with family and friends, the Catholic church, travel, reading and a life-long love of learning. She had a special bond with her grandchildren, who called her Grammy.

Those left to mourn her passing include her beloved children, Kate Forrester and John Usyk; brother, Dan Furlong; grandchildren, Shane and Nicole Forrester. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pat was preceded by her parents and by her beloved husband John Usyk, all to be reunited in heaven.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00am at San Francisco Solano Church, Mission Viejo, CA immediately followed by a reception. A Catholic Mass will also be held on Friday November 2, 2018 at 2:00pm at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Plantation, FL immediately followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.

Pat will be buried next to her husband, John, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven cemetery in N. Lauderdale, Florida on November 3, 2018 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to, St. Gregory the Great Scholarship Fund, 200 N University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324, or Santa Margarita Catholic High School Arts Alliance, 22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.

Her life was a blessing, her memory a treasure and she is loved beyond words.  Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

We Remember Sister Jean Rosaria

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 PM at St. Gregory Church. We were truly blessed to have Sister Jean be a part of our community for 26 years. She wanted everyone to feel that they were a part of the church. She would call up parishioners and ask, “What makes you special? What can you give to St. Gregory to make it better…to make it yours? Be a part of it.” Thank you so much, Sister Jean, for teaching us how to live the faith!

In Memoriam – Sister Jean’s Obituary