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. We also provide support resources for caregivers. 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.
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
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. Our presentations cover various topics that offer insight and support as individuals work through their losses. Presentations are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, followed by a break with refreshments and the opportunity for one-on-one conversations. These meetings are open to all including non-parishioners, extended family and friends. Each fall an annual Mass for Our Beloved Deceased is held for parishioners and family members who have died during the year. Topics include: The Physical & Emotional Impacts of Grief , Good Grief! , Coping with Grief during the Holidays , Seven Habits of Effective Grieving , When Our Faith is Challenged, Healing is a Choice, Complicated Grief/Traumatic Loss , Laughter: A Tool for Healing , Who Am I Now? , Seven Lessons of Loss , and Levels of Recovery in Grief.
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, 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