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
Ladies of the Lord
Mission Retreat
Men of God (MOG)
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS)
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Pilgrim Virgin Statue Ministry
Pray the Rosary

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.

Ministry Contact: Deacon Greg Gaulin, ggaulin@stgregs.org

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Ladies of the Lord

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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.

Ministry Contact: Chris Schober, (716) 636-9784, chrisschober75@gmail.com
Ministry Contact: Dawn Curazzato, 689-6906, samdawnc@roadrunner.com

Divine Mercy for the Dying — This dedicated group within Ladies of the Lord prays the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the dying, for special graces for the moment of death. We are now receiving around six requests every day! If you know of someone who is dying, please text or email your Divine Mercy request to Suellen Brewster at suellenbrewster@gmail.com or (716) 352-4450. No phone calls please.

 

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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!

PARISH MISSION 39 will be July 23-29, 2023

Lead Couple: Tom and Janet Ahearn

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 (716) 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!

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

2022-2023 MOMS Registration Brochure    - OR -   Register Online

2022-2023 Angel Sitting Registration Form

Moms Facebook Group

Ministry Contact: Dawn Iacono, (716) 207-5172, stgregsmoms@gmail.com

Meeting Dates for 2022/2023: 11/18, 12/8, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/28 and 5/19

MomZoom Rosary and Holy Hour

  • Every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Every Friday morning 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Children's Playgroup

We invite all mothers with littles to join us for prayer & conversation while our children meet & play! Drop in anytime from 9am-12pm in the Ministry Center Upstairs, MC2.

Ministry Contact: Richelle Weber, Phone (716) 998-9777, weberrichelle@gmail.com

Scheduled Playgroup Dates: 11/9, 12/13, 1/12, 2/16, 3/13, 4/11, 5/11

MOMS Faith & Music! Class

A fun, engaging class for parents & kids incorporating music & movement with our Faith! Ages Newborn-Kindergarten with Older Siblings Welcome! 2:15pm-3:15pm in the Gathering Room.

Ministry Contact: Morgan Arcuri, Phone (716) 812-4463, MorganNPerry@gmail.com

Scheduled Dates: 11/1, 12/6

Sign Up for Class

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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 other special times. If you are able to be a substitute adorer, 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 and 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, others witness the significance of the Blessed Mother in our lives. Please call us to reserve a week with the Pilgrim Virgin Statue.

Ministry Contact: Donna Hoelscher Suchan, 688-5989

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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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Teams of Our Lady

Teams of Our Lady is a movement of "Married Spirituality" which brings together Christian couples united by the Sacrament of Marriage, and who wish, together, to deepen the graces of their Sacrament of Marriage. We support each other in the Sacrament of Marriage by meeting monthly, along with 4-6 other couples and a priest, to talk about our spiritual highs and lows of the month and to pray together. We also have spiritual endeavors that we partake in on our own as a couple, such as daily reading of The Word, daily praying as a couple, having a monthly sit down, and going together on a yearly retreat.

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