Service Opportunities

We have many service opportunities for those who can share their time, talent and treasure! Please check this page for updates for new service opportunities; we will post them as needed below. Thank you for all your support and God Bless you!


Parental Help Needed: We are excited to host the Youth Rally, March, and Mass for Life with Bishop Fisher on January 22, starting at 3:30 pm. This will be in-place of the Diocese sending a group of individuals to the March for Life in DC this year. We are honored to have St. Greg’s be the gathering place for this inspiring, peaceful, and vibrant event. All are welcome to attend. We need volunteers/parental oversight to help with safety. Face coverings will be required. We ask that you dress appropriately as we will be marching outside regardless of the weather. Everyone is encouraged to make signs. 

Schedule of Events:
• 3:30 pm Youth Rally in Ministry Center
• 4:15 pm March for Life and Rosary on Maple Ave
• 5:30 Mass in Church with Bishop Fisher
• Reception to follow in the Ministry Center    

Please feel free to use any items from our media kit (located on our website) to share with others. All are welcome to attend.   
Please contact the St. Gregory the Great Parish Office at 716-688-5678.

Service Opportunity for Parents and High Schoolers: We need volunteers for November 7 Bills Tailgate Party, to be held in the Ministry Center from 12 noon - 4:00pm.

Click on the link below to see what you can do to help!

Sign Up Genius for NOV 7 Bills Tailgate Party

Bills Tailgate Party and Outlaw Popcorn Flyer

Service Opportunity for High Schoolers: The School HSA is hosting a Fall/Halloween Event on October 29 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm (Trunk or Treating from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm). HSA is in need of help in various areas, between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm+ (Clean-up). Here are specific ways you can help:

• Set-up
• Food Runners (from Cafe' to School Entry Way Table)
• Food Package Preparation
• Craft Kit Table Disbursements
• If you have a car, or your parents wish to participate, they can "decorate a trunk" for the "Trunk or Treat"
• Assist with the games, handing out the prizes at those tables..
• Assist with making sure everything is in impeccable condition when the event is over ;-)

Volunteers can use the link below to Sign Up! If you can only attend a portion of this event-that's okay. Also, if anyone is a Girl Scout or Boy Scout, you will also earn a patch.

Sign Up Genius for October 29 Fall Event

HSA Halloween Fall Event Flyer

Listed below are some things you can do from home. Please remember to keep track of your service hours.

Service Opportunity for High School Students and their Families
The Society of St. Vincent dePaul will have the following activities in October 2021:

Saturday October 23: Fall Harvest Food Drive from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm and on
Sunday October 24: Fall Harvest Food Drive from from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Prior sign-up is not required - we appreciate all who can assist for as long as their schedule permits.
Tim Spellman - SVdP St. Gregory the Great


• Thinking of you Cards for our Shut-in Parishioners (for students Gr 5-10):
All our FFF students are invited to create cards of encouragement for our shut-in parishioners. Cards can be dropped off in the Parish Office vestibule 24/7 in the appropriately labeled box.  Our parish staff will mail them out accordingly. 

• Bring Cheer to the patients at Oishei Children's Hospital
at 818 Ellicott St. Buffalo, NY 14203:
Bring any of the following items to Oishei's Children's Hospital:
Coloring books · crayons · Toys · Story books · Games
You can also make or purchase greeting cards for kids ("Thinking of You", "Get Well" and Birthday cards).  If you sign the cards, please only use your first name and last name initial (ie. Johnny A.).

• Bring Cheer to the Seniors in Area Nursing Homes:
Spread kindness by making or purchasing Thinking of you or Birthday greeting cards with personal notes of encouragement for our area nursing homes. If you sign the card, please only use your first name and last name initial.  Other items such as hand cream, tissues, books, magazines, used jewelry (in good condition) seasonal decorations for residents to decorate their rooms are also appreciated. Please drop off (or mail) items directly to any of the facilities where some of our parishioners reside:
  · Beechwood Nursing Home ,2235 Millersport Rd. Getzville, NY 14068
  · Brompton Heights, 275 Brompton Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221
  · Brothers of Mercy, 10500 Bergtold Rd. Clarence NY 14031
  · Canterbury Woods, 705 Renaissance Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221
  · Elderwood Nursing Home, 200 Bassett Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221
  · Harris Hill Nursing Home, 2699 Wherle Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221
  · St. Francis Home, 1247 Reist St. Williamsville, NY 14221

Make INDIVIDUAL CARE KITS for the Homeless:
You can make Individual Care Kits that can be distributed to individuals in various homeless shelters in the Buffalo area. Gather supplies and fill one gallon sized plastic zip lock bags with personal supplies and or small snacks. It would be nice to include a homemade card or a prayer card to let them know that you are praying for them. Please only use your first name and last name initial if you sign the card. The Individual Care Kits you make should be brought directly to the agency of your choice; Please see agency addresses below. Next to some of the agencies, we have listed additional items they may need. Anything you include in these Indidivual Care Kits will be very much appreciated. 
Suggestions: You can fill the individual bags with items (standard or travel size) such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, bar of soap, comb, shampoo, wash cloth, deodorant, face mask, small packaged snacks or breakfast bars. A homemade card or prayer card would be thoughtful. For men: disposable razors and shaving cream are always very useful.
Where to drop off the Individual Care Kits that you make:
(These are Agencies in the Buffalo Area that help the homeless.)
  · Buffalo City Mission, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  · Friends of the Night People, 394 Hudson St., Buffalo, NY 14201
  · Gerard Place, 2515 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215 
    (toys, games, diapers & baby items)
  · Harvest House, 175 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo NY 14210  
    (toys, games, diapers & baby items)
  · Response to Love, 130 Kosciuszko St. Buffalo, NY 14212 
   (toys, games, diapers & baby items)
  · St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, 324 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211 
    (toys, games, diapers & baby items)

(white house at St. Gregory Parish near the school)
 Donate used clothing. Just place donation in the collection bins near white house any time.  You can also collect canned and nonperishable food to help resupply theSVDP Food Pantry. Please call them first at 688-5678, ext. 423 to schedule your donation drop off. Leave a message and they will return your call.

Be a Good Neighbor by offering help to an elderly neighbor:
Cut their grass
Do yard work (weed flower beds etc.)
Take out their garbage cans to the curb for pick-up and bring back empty cans
Call and ask if they need anything from the store
Walk their dog
(Please remember to keep a safe distance wear a mask.)


"We must restore hope to young people, help the old,
be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor.
  We need to include the excluded and preach peace."

                                                                   - Pope Francis