Spiritual Formation

If you are a parishioner in need, know of someone who would benefit from one of our ministries, or would like to volunteer, we encourage you to contact the chairperson of that ministry so that they can follow up with you and share information about that ministry.

Please click on the following ministries, which will take you to their description below.

Adult Faith Formation
Bible Studies
Catholic Women's Discussion Program
Ladies of the Lord
Lectio Divina
Marriage Matters
Mission Retreat
Men of God (MOG)
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS)
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Pilgrim Virgin Statue Ministry
Pray the Rosary
Women of Grace
Women's Enrichment

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation (AFF) meets on a monthly basis and is dedicated to helping Catholics grow in their understanding of our Faith and in their personal relationship with God. This ministry sponsors Catholic speakers, retreats, Bible studies, lecture series, liturgical celebrations, spiritual reading resources, and evangelization initiatives. Through this ministry parishioners are enriched in their understanding of the Catholic Faith, the teachings of the Catholic Church and current issues relating to our Faith.

This ministry sponsors our Circle of Seasons ministry, which provides information about various traditions associated with our liturgical seasons including Lent, Easter and Advent, and suggests appropriate activities for families to keep the focus on the spiritual aspects of the seasons and special liturgical celebrations.

Evangelization is another important part of this ministry, which helps parishioners to recognize their role as evangelizers in the world and how they can welcome, invite, reach out, and share their Faith with others. Their other primary goal is to reach out to those who have been away from the Church, are not regular attendees, or perhaps have never felt welcomed into a faith community. This ministry seeks to empower our parish to be a vibrant spiritual community that welcomes all those who have been hurt by life, or the Church, and are seeking a faith community where they can live out their questions, their beliefs, and their Faith.

Ministry Contact:

Deacon Kevin Smith, 681-3961, mezpeg@roadrunner.com

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Bible Studies

Little Rock Bible Study is a series designed to help adults understand the Bible and their Faith through the Word of God. Anyone who is seeking to understand scripture, learn more about the Bible, and develop a biblical mentality, is invited to participate. Prior Bible study is not required. Helen Ernst, a graduate from Catholic Biblical Studies, leads with the assistance of group facilitators. Sessions begin in September & January and run for ten weeks. Each session is offered twice - Monday mornings and evenings.

Registration

Pre-registration is requested. Registration for Bible Study sessions will be open to parishioners a few weeks before the conclusion of the current study and just prior to the beginning of the new study. Registration information can be found in the Bulletin and by calling Joan King at 688-7238.

Ministry Contact: Joan King, 688-7238

Great Adventure Bible Timeline is a Bible Study program that helps us to understand the narrative story of how God has and continues to reveal Himself to us through the Sacred Scriptures. We learn about the major people, places, events and themes of the Bible as we get the “big picture” of salvation history. It follows the narrative story of the Bible and helps us grasp an overview of how each of the books relate to one another, and to our lives today. There are 8-week overview sessions, as well as more in-depth 24-week sessions that are offered throughout the year on weeknights and Saturday mornings. Please see the Bulletin for dates and times.

Ministry Contact: Sr. Shawn Czyzycki, 688-5678, sczyzycki@stgregs.org

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Catholic Women’s Discussion Program

This program involves groups of women who are interested in personal growth as Christians through group discussion on timely topics. Meetings are held monthly from October through May in a member’s home. The program is designed to meet individual needs, to be flexible, and to change with the times. The small groups foster a sharing and open atmosphere where ideas can be freely expressed.

Ministry Contacts:

Teri Donner, 632-1920, momdad71@aol.com

Carol Cupolo, 632-1354, cupoloc@roadrunner.com

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Ladies of the Lord

Ladies of the Lord meets the second Thursday of the month. This group prays for priests, peace, and personal petitions. The meetings consist of praying five decades of the Rosary, one Divine Mercy Chaplet, and readings from St. Faustina’s Diary, the Bible and the Catechism, followed by discussion, sharing, witnessing and fellowship, as well as occasional guest speakers.

Our ministry also includes the Disciples of Divine Mercy, whose outreach is to pray with the sick and dying at their bedsides. If you would rather they pray from home or the Adoration Chapel for a loved one, that is fine too. For a home/hospital visit call Mary Lou Daigler 688-5148, and for prayers for your loved one to be said from our homes/Adoration Chapel call Geri DeLac 636-0042 or Maria Tupay 688-6956. Calls are welcome between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Ministry Contact: Dawn Curazzato, 689-6906, samdawnc@roadrunner.com

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Marriage Matters

A monthly date-night out for spouses to grow in their relationship with one another and to deepen their Faith through fellowship with other great Catholic couples. These Saturday evening gatherings include dynamic speakers and engaging discussions, followed by snacks, desserts, and beer and wine. This ministry helps couples grow spiritually and supports them in living out their sacrament of marriage. There is no registration or fee required; come when you can. Babysitting is available on campus for a nominal donation. Married couples of all ages are welcome.

Ministry Contact: Tracy & John Fitzpatrick, 688-6542, jtmfitz@msn.com

2016-2017 Marriage Matters Schedule – all meetings begin at 7:00 pm in the Gathering Room.

October 15, January 21, February 11, March 25, April 22, May 20

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Mission Retreat

Mission consists of seven consecutive evenings of prayer, spiritual renewal, and community building. It is an opportunity to deepen your personal relationship with Jesus and re-ignite your Faith, while also getting to know fellow parishioners. Join us on this spiritual journey!

Ministry Contacts: Deacon Peter Donnelly, pdonnelly@stgregs.org

PARISH MISSION RETREAT 2018: July 15-21

Sign up for MISSION, scheduled for July 15-21. You will experience seven beautiful nights of great speakers, liturgy and devotions, fellowship, food and music. It is something we invite you to prayerfully consider. Sign up today by calling Jo in the Parish Office at 688-5678. We hope you will consider our Mission Retreat. It's an experience you will never forget! Over 1,500 parishioners have shared in the Mission experience, we hope you'll join us.

Each evening session runs from 7:00 pm to approximately 10:00 pm. Exceptions are the first night, Sunday, which starts at 6:00 pm, and the last day, Saturday, starting at 3:30 pm. The Mission Renewal journey builds from one evening to the next and, for this reason, we ask you to plan on attending all seven nights.

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Men of God (MOG)

Men of God is a Spirituality Ministry for men ages 21 and older, which includes Fellowship, Rosary Prayer, “Scripture/Discussion Group” using the Book Signposts (How to be a Catholic Man in the world today) and Works Opportunities, that meets on a monthly basis. You can join the group at any time and each meeting has a different topic, so there is no catching up. Optional fellowship continues after the meeting for those who want to stay and we always accept new members. This ministry is a great way to meet other “God-Centered Men” in a structured but informal setting, and grow your spirituality.

All meetings begin with optional fellowship from 7:30-8:30 pm (sheet pizza is supplied, while members bring beverages, snacks and desserts), followed by Rosary Prayer, Works Opportunities and Scripture/Discussion Group from 8:30-10:00 pm, with more optional fellowship/cleanup afterwards. Every quarter (March, June, September and December) we have a speaker or presenter giving a "Witness of Faith" that replaces the Discussion Group. We call this the Quarterly/Guest night, which is a great opportunity to bring a friend, family member or acquaintance to see what our group is all about!

2016/2017: October 19, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19 and August 16 in Gathering Room 2

Ministry Contacts:

Ray Geska (Ministry Leader), 541-8345, raygeska@yahoo.com

Jeff Criden (Ministry Leader), 207-4878, jeffrcrd@aol.com

Greg Gaulin (Spiritual Leader), 480-1391, ggaulin@aol.com

Bob Moses (Good Works Leader), 908-4223, rmoses@mosesinsurance.com

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Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS)

MOMS is an inspiring ministry designed by moms, for moms of all ages and stages. MOMS is a ministry for women seeking to live out their vocation of motherhood through their Catholic Faith, who come together to share the joys and struggles of motherhood. MOMS encourages and inspires women in their life roles as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends. FREE "Angel Sitting" child-care is available upon request.

MOMS BrochureAngel Sitting Letter ~ Angel Sitting Form ~

Click here to register for MOMS online

2017-2018 MOMS Schedule – all meetings begin at 9:00 am in the Gathering Room.

September 29, October 27, November 17, December 8 (Evening Meeting), January 26, February 9, March 16 (Stations of the Cross), April 20, May 18

Ministry Contact: Dawn Iacono, 207-5172, stgregsmoms@gmail.com

          Children's Playgroup

When MOMS is not in sessions enjoy the company of other Catholic Moms while your children play with each other. For Moms and kids ages birth - 5 years old. Located in the Ministry Center basement from 9:30 - 11:30am. 

Playgroup dates: October 6, November 10, December 1, January 12, February 16, March 9, April 13 and May 11

Ministry Contact: Mary Sendlak, marykrowley@yahoo.com, 982-5120

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Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love.” New Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 348

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the continuous adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel located on the Grotto side of St. Gregory’s Church. Members of the parish sign up to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour a week. Parishioners are also invited to stop in anytime to spend time with our Lord. Adorers and Substitute Adorers are always needed and welcome!

Urgent need for Adorers for early morning hours (between midnight and 6:00 am) and on Mondays 2:00-3:00 am, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 am, 5:00 - 6:00 am & 7:00 - 8:00 am, Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 am, Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 am, Fridays Midnight-1:00 am 3:00 - 4:00 am & 7:00-8:00 am, Saturdays 1:00-2:00 am, 6:00 - 7:00 am, 7:00 - 8:00 am, 2:00 - 3:00 pm & 5:00-6:00 pm and Sundays 10:00-11:00 am, 2:00-3:00 pm, 4:00-5:00 pm, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, & 6:00 - 7:00 pm. If you are able to be a substitute adorer during the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, please call Barbara at 634-7478 or Kathy at 759-7149 with your availability. We are grateful for your help.

Ministry Contacts:

Kathy Deakin, 759-7149

Barbara Pelosi, 634-7478, bpelosi@verizon.net

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Pilgrim Virgin Statue Ministry

Our traveling Pilgrim Virgin Statue fosters family prayer in our homes. Since most of us are unable to make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Our Lady makes the pilgrimage to our homes. The statue is brought to your home by noon on Saturday and remains there until the following Saturday at 11:00 am. While the statue is in your home, the Rosary is to be recited daily, and you are encouraged to invite other family members, neighbors and friends to join you as you pray the Rosary and prayers of Our Lady together each day. Not only do these prayers become a blessing in your own life, they witness to others the significance of the Blessed Mother in our lives. Please call us to reserve a week with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue.

Ministry Contact: Rose Hoelscher, 634-9271, hrhoelscher@verizon.net

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Pray the Rosary

Recitation of the Rosary

In our Church:

Monday – Saturday at 8:30 am

Monday – Friday at 12:30 pm

Saturday (For our Nation) - 12 noon at the Grotto, in the Church or Gathering Room

How to Pray the Rosary

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Women of Grace

Women...find your purpose, feed your soul. Based on Johnette Bankovic’s book, Full of Grace, this study will help you discern God’s purpose and mission for you. In a group study format with video lectures, you will delve into prayer, Sacred Scripture, Church documents and teachings, the Catechism, the lives of women saints, and the example of our Blessed Mother. This nine-session program is generally offered in the fall and spring. This ministry offers a beautiful way to grow in faith and in our personal relationship with the Lord while in the company of other women on a journey of faith.

Ministry Contact: Chris Schober, 636-9784

Linda Brenna, 632-4264, lindambrennan@verizon.net

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Women's Enrichment

Women's Enrichment is a spiritual ministry comprised of a team of facilitators who meet once a month to pray for, plan and present a "Women's Day of Spiritual Renewal" which is usually held twice a year. They provide a "Spa for the Woman's Soul" with relaxation, revitalization and renewal of body, mind and spirit that includes a special guest speaker, prayer, music, spiritual activities and lunch as well refreshments. Each day is unique with a specific theme, topic and decorative atmosphere. We provide this special time to "Detach ourselves from the outside world and attach ourselves to Christ." The Women's Days of Spiritual Renewal are open to all women of the parish, their family members, friends as well as other parishes in the Diocese.

Click here for registration to their Fall 2017 retreat on September 23. 

Ministry Contact: Joycelyn (Joy) Bila, 834-0128, jbila@hotmail.com

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