The Pastoral Care Ministries provide a spiritual presence to the elderly, homebound, hospitalized, and residents of local nursing homes and adult care centers, and keeps them connected with our parish family. Please call our Parish Office if you or a family member would like to have someone visit you or a family member.
If you are a parishioner in need, know of someone who would benefit from one of our Pastoral Care 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.
Communion Ministers to the Sick and Homebound
Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Dying Prayer Group
Funeral Mass Booklet
Grief & Loss Bereavement Ministry
Parish Nursing Ministry
Prayer Chain Requests
Prayer Shawl Ministry
These Ministers bring the Eucharist to the homebound on Sundays. As a parish family, we are concerned about one another. This ministry keeps those who cannot attend our liturgies connected with us. Ministers are organized in teams and serve once a month. Training sessions are held as needed. Please be sure to call us if you or a family member are homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist on Sundays.
Ministry Contact: Sr. Shawn Czyzycki, 688-5678
The Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Dying Prayer Group is an outreach within the Ladies of the Lord. If you know of someone who is dying and in need of Divine Mercy prayers, please text or email your request to Suellen Brewster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 352-4450. No phone calls please. Our dedicated prayer group will pray for your loved one and our Lord, in His Mercy, will grant special graces for the moment of death.
Our Lord said to St. Faustina:
"Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties [that is, insistent prayers] obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer. You know the whole abyss of My mercy, so draw upon it for yourself and especially for poor sinners. Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than would My mercy not embrace a trusting soul" (Diary, 1777).
If you have experienced the loss of a family member or friend we first want to assure you of our prayers and condolences. The following document is designed for those who are experiencing such a loss. It contains your selections of scripture readings, prayers of the faithful and music options. Please make your selections for those scripture readings and music selections of your choice and return that information to the contact priest at St. Gregory the Great.
Ministry Contact: Jo Pierino, 688-5678
This ministry reaches out to individuals and families who are struggling with the death of loved ones, loss of marriage partners through death, separation or divorce, loss of job and other life losses. Presentations cover various topics that offer insight and support as individuals work through their losses.
Our Parish Health Ministry roots itself in Christ’s ministry, by treating the “whole” person, physical, emotional and spiritual, through resources that support getting healthy, staying healthy and dealing with illness by integrating care of mind, body and spirit. Our Health Ministry, which is coordinated by our parish nurse, focuses on providing parish-wide health education opportunities through speakers and seminars, and provides one-on-one health related information for parishioners who may need assistance regarding health issues. Our parish nurse can also provide support and access to community health resources when a parishioner is caring for a loved one or friend who is living with a chronic illness and is alone and/or far away from family, or if they need assistance accessing health services after discharge from a hospital or rehab stay. Health Ministry also provides regular blood pressure screening and prescription drug education.
Ministry Contact: Lee Zack, (716) 688-5678, ext. 339
The Prayer Chain ministry is a network of parishioners who pray daily for the intentions requested by our parish family. When a prayer request is phoned to the Parish Office, it is passed to members of the chain via telephone or e-mail. Please call us with prayer requests or to join our Prayer Chain.
Ministry Contact: Parish Office, 688-5678
Members of the Prayer Shawl ministry gather weekly to knit or crochet prayer shawls for those facing a crisis, lengthy illness, or difficulty in life. Recipients are prayed for each week and receive a prayer card along with their shawl. If you like to knit or crochet, join us Wednesday mornings, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Ministry Center.
If you know of someone in need who would benefit from a free prayer shawl, please visit our Parish Office.
Ministry Contact: Chris Urbanski, 688-2495