The “Welcome to St. Gregory” initiative is underway and we still are in need of greeters. Your role would be to say hello, smile and greet fellow parishioners and visitors after the Mass you regularly attend. Please consider giving just 30 minutes a month to this very important initiative. Come see us at the Welcome Table outside after Mass, call Barbara at 954 816-8756 or send an email to email@example.com.
All Saints Day will be celebrated on Saturday, November 1st. It is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this year. We will celebrate our usual Saturday morning Mass at 8:30 a.m. as well as the usual Saturday/Sunday Vigil Masses at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
All Souls Day is Sunday, November 2nd. A Novena of Masses will be offered for the Poor Souls in Purgatory at that time. Envelopes are attached to the bulletin for you to remember your loved ones in the nine day Novena starting Sunday, November 2nd at the 7:30 p.m. Mass. Please print legibly and return the envelopes with your donation as soon as possible.
St. Gregory Church hosted its first annual Blue Mass on Sunday, Sept. 28, to honor law enforcement and celebrate the feast of St. Michael, patron saint of police officers. The traditional Catholic Mass welcomed police officers of all faiths and featured the Broward County Multi-Agency Honor Guard and Black Pearl Pipes and Drums. The event was coordinated by Capt. Robert Juskiewicz of the Plantation Police Department.
2LIFE, St. Gregory’s high school youth group, will be hosting a Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. The Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Gazebo. There will be a bounce house, face painting, home made bake sale, hot dog sales, children’s games, dunk tank and much more! AND, OF COURSE PUMPKIN SALES!
Our Pumpkin Patch will be in the Gazebo from Saturday, October 18th until Thursday, October 30th. The hours are: Monday through Friday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturdays from 12:00 – 6:00 and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT 2LIFE YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITIES! COME AND SUPPORT THE YOUTH OF OUR PARISH!
For more information, if you can make something for our bake sale on the 19th, or if you can volunteer to help in any way with this event, please contact Michele Brooks at 954-682-2553 or Mbrooks@saintgreg.org.
You are invited to this 13 week program in a caring and supportive group atmosphere to walk the journey of grief to find healing and hope. It includes 3 key elements that work together to help you recover from the deep hurt of loss. Format includes a video seminar, group discussion and a personal workbook. A few of the sessions topics include challenges of grief, grief and your relationships, why?, guilt and anger, lessons of grief, etc. We hope to see you.
When: Tuesday mornings – starting Sept. 23, 2014 for 13 weeks.
Where: Ministry Building – 2nd floor “Upper Room”
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Elaine Karbonik, PhD
A welcome/information table staffed by fellow parishioners after each Mass. The purpose is to meet and greet those attending St. Gregory for the first time as well as long-time parishioners. This is an opportunity to help grow our Parish community by answering questions and getting to know one another. If you would like to be a part of this initiative, please contact Barbara at 954-816-8756 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also meet us at Ministry Weekend in the Parish Center on October 4th & 5th.
Separated and divorced persons find support, hope, strength and healing in this nationally recognized Christian program. Relevant topics such as The Road to Healing, Finding Help, Facing My Anger, Facing My Loneliness, New Relationships, etc. are addressed through confidential group discussions and fellowship guided by a DVD series. We welcome you to this caring group.
When: Sept. 29th, Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Where: Ministry Bldg. “Upper Room”
Day and Time: Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Workbook Cost: $16.00
Facilitators: Marilyn Hill, R.N.(after 5:00p.m. 954-673-6242,) Naliza Ramirez (954-873-9555).
St Gregory’s Book Discussion meets the 4th Monday of every month, in the Rectory Meeting Room, at 7p.m. All parishioners are welcome. For more information, call Betty at 954-587-4667. Below is the list of titles selected for discussion during this 2014-2015 season:
Oct. 27, 2014 The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Nov.17, 2014 (3rd Mon) The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Dec. 15, 2014 (3rd Mon) Pot Luck Supper and movie
Jan. 26, 2015 The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Feb. 23, 2015 Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid
Mar. 23, 2015 Rome Sweet Home by Scott & K. Hahn
Apr. 27, 2015 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
May 18, 2015 An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter
September, 2015 The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Ladies – tap into your inner Martha Stewart! Start your holiday entertaining season with less stress by preparing now, with tips from our presenter-specialist from Nova Southeastern Library. We’ll have a mini, hands-on workshop to learn new tabletop napkin folding ideas. We’ll also watch some arts & crafts – tabletop pine cone decorating to relax you (or keep the children in your life busy). Our delicious fall raffle prizes can easily turn into ideas for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or stocking stuffers.
What: Fall Harvest Social Meeting and Presentation.
We will be eating delicious fall harvest food.
Presentation: Fall Into a Less Stress Holiday Season by Preparing Now for Holiday Entertaining.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Where: St. Gregory’s Parish Center
Who: All women of the parish: current and former Women’s Guild members, our wonderful guests from our September social, and any other curious women. We extend a warm welcome to our new women parishioners. We can’t wait to meet you!
Cost: $5 non-members or $25 for your annual membership (7 social meetings with presenters/speakers and themed food; additional planned activities on other days/times of the week.)
Questions: Call Karen, Women’s Guild President: 954-560-4005.
P.S. Bring a cloth napkin to use for our mini-workshop on napkin folding techniques!
The Women’s Guild is a social ministry that serves as a support network for all women of the parish, connecting them with one another and the parish community. Members foster friendships through fun social, service and spiritual activities both at St. Gregory parish and the surrounding community. We also are a welcoming arm for women of the parish and a support system for our Mommy & Me ministry committee. We meet the 3rd Tues. of each month, Sept-May, 7:00pm in the Parish Center.