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How many parishioners are at St. Gregory's?

There are currently 15,131 registered parishioners at St. Gregory's and it is growing every day!

How many families are at St. Gregory's?

There are 5,400 registered families at St. Gregory's.

Where is St. Gregory's located?

St. Gregory's is located on Maple Road, in between Youngs Road and Hopkins Road in Williamsville, NY. Click here to view a Google Map.

How many ministries are at St. Gregory's?

There are over 75 different ministries at St. Gregory's. Please see our Ministry page or our Parish Handbook for information about how St. Gregory's can meet your needs.

How many school children are enrolled at St. Gregory the Great School?

643

How many children receive their First Communion each year?

198

How many High School Students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation each year?

174

How many Weddings take place each year?
32

How many Baptisms take place each year?
132

How much money did St. Gregory's raise for Catholic Charities last year?

We raised...

...$634,440 in 2011

...$718,038 in 2012

...$663,914 in 2013

...$679,736 in 2014

...$717,803 in 2015

...$674,602 in 2016

How many years has St. Gregory's held its annual Great Race?

St.Gregory's Great Race has been held since 1995.

How many years has St. Gregory's held its annual Great Dinner Auction?

St. Gregory's Great Dinner Auction has been held since 1998.

How many families are enrolled in the Family Faith Formation program?

1,000

How many missionaries will travel to Jamaica in 2015?

13 missionaries will travel to Moneague, Jamaica to experience poverty first-hand and grow in relationship with God.

What is the significance of our Stained-Glass windows?

Installed March 2015

The Coronation of the Virgin Window

After months of construction behind veiled scaffolding in the church, the wall behind our statue of the Blessed Mother was transformed with the installation of a beautiful stained-glass window of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary after her Assumption into Heaven. The window shows Christ conferring the coronet on the Virgin, while cherubs present flowers and angels share the moment. God the Father, on a throne of clouds, holds a golden scepter of authority and the book of Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Above His feet is the dove of the Holy Spirit. A banner reads Patrem Omnipotentem, Latin for Father Almighty. Behind God the Father, a rainbow, symbol of the Lord's promise to mankind, sheds radiance on the scene.

Shown at the Coronation are St. Elizabeth Seton, founder of the American parochial school system; Fr. Nelson Baker, who served as vicar general of the Buffalo Diocese; St. Teresa of Avila, founder of the Carmelite convents; St. Marianne Cope, who founded schools, orphanages and hospitals in Hawaii; St. John Neumann, who served as bishop of Philadelphia; and Mother Teresa, beloved founder of the Missionaries of Charity.

Designed in the Gothic Revival style of the German Munich School of stained glass, the window was created by McHugh Art Studios of Clarence. The designer was Donald Edward Gelder, and the work was directed by master craftsman Theodore McHugh. We are grateful to the very generous parishioners who have enhanced our worship space through the gift of this inspiring work of art.

Installed January 2012

Portiuncula: The Little Portion

Fr. James McCurry presents on our Stained Glass Window and Blesses our Stations of the Cross at St. Gregory the Great Parish.

For more information regarding our original Stained-Glass window please view the videos below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4