Feast of the Assumption of Mary
Wednesday, August 15
The Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation are on Wednesday, August 15th
There will be no Communion Service on the Holy Day, and NO vigil Mass on
Tuesday, August 14th
Catechists (religious education teachers) are needed for the following
times and grades.
Is God calling you to serve our children?
|2 for 5th grade
||2 for 2nd grade
|| 1 for 1st grade
|1 for 6th grade
||1 for 4th grade
||2 for 6th grade
Welcoming Friends Wanted!!!
Join the Greeter Ministry!
It's easy, fun, important and rewarding!
Come 15 minutes before the Liturgy.
Sign-in and put on a greeter badge.
Save your seat with a "hold my seat"
Go to your position.
Smile - Help our friends to be welcomed into
our worship space.
Call the Mass Captains for information or JUST smile and
All are welcome! The more the merrier!!!
*5PM - *6:30PM - *7AM - *9:30AM
8:15 - Toni - 586-4054
10:45 - Kathy - 581-0153
Noon - Paula - 208-1799
* Mass Captain(s) needed.
Call Monica 890-8190 for information.
Thanks to Our Greeters:
Lenny B., Rose E., Laura M., Kathy P., Edith S., Helene S., Margaret
of Columbus News
The Knights of Columbus had their Installation Mass and Dinner last
Friday and the following awards were given out:
Senior Citizen of the Year - Nick Sisti
Family of the Year - John Isaac Family
Outstanding Council Officer of the Year - Jerry Calamia
Knight of the Year - Mike Massa
Sheild Award (given each year to an outstanding Police Officer,
Fireman, or EMT) - Officer Lee Evans of the West Windsor Police Dept.
Fr. Rich was also presented with a "Lift High the Cross"
certificate, to acknowledge his support and commitment to the Knights, a
First Degree Exemplification was held in his honor in June.
We have four to five spots to fill for
the coming year (beginning September 2001). It is for a 2-yr. term. Parishioners are asked to
submit resumes and letters discussing their
interest and how they feel could add to our mission of spiritual and
faith-filled vision for our parish community to the council for
review. Please send all resumes and letters to the
rectory addressed to St. Gregory the Great Pastoral Council.
Important Announcement Re: Confessions
As of Saturday, June 16th, confessions will now be from 3:30-4:30pm in
the Parish Center.
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?
Beginning Monday, June 11, daily Mass and Communion Services
(the same schedule that we currently have) will take place in the Transition
Church in Ferrante Hall in the Parish. Many of the sacred furnishings
and art in our church have been brought to the Transition Church: altar, ambo,
font, Presider's chair, Risen Christ, stations of the cross, to name a
few. For the next month and a half, while contractors will be bidding
the project, we will be preparing the Church for its "makeover".
You will not see anything happening on the exterior of the Church for a
while. There is a lot of work which needs to be done inside the Church
NEWS ON THE PEWS
Many folks have been inquiring about the pews and what will
become of them. Many people have expressed an interest in taking one home.
Here's what is happening:
We will keep 16 of the (best) pews that will be stored
and then go into the new daily chapel (the front half of the existing
Our first preference is to see if there is a poor Church
in the area that might be able to use the remaining pews; if this is not
Those who would like to take home a pew may do so (for a
donation, of course!). If you are interested, please leave your name and
number with Dyan at the Parish Office. Please remember, pews will only
be available if a church is not found for them and they will then be
given to parishioners on a first come, first served basis.
THE TRANSITION TEAM MEMBERS ARE: Fr. Rich, Sr. Jean,
Grace Ann Sabados, Roxann Fraioli, Marilyn LeCerff, Barbara & Bob
Kowalski, Terry Bennett, Josie Massaro, Kathy & Wally Kowrach, Claire
Burns, Maureen Smitley, Janice Andersen, Stephanie Bossert, Pat Mitchell,
Ann Zigrand, DiAnne Trail, Nancy Madden.
Sacristans Are Needed!!!
We are in need of sacristans for our wonderful church. It is an awesome
ministry. You will prepare the chalice, hosts and many other duties for the
masses. You can do this part-time if you would like, be on a permanent
schedule or just an alternate if you don't want to commit to every week.
Please consider this fantastic Ministry. For more details or information,
please call Dwight at 890-0660.
Photos depicting life here at St. Gregory's
since the beginning of the Parish.
Please indicate on each photo the year the picture was taken. Only those
photos clearly marked with a name and address will be returned. Please drop
them off at the rectory to the attention of: "Transition Team."
-SHARE YOUR PIECE OF ST. GREG'S HISTORY WITH THE REST OF
OUR PARISH FAMILY
An Important Note From Our Pastor
Our new weekly Mass schedule is as follows:
MONDAYS: 7am Communion Service
TUESDAYS: 7am Mass
8:30am: Communion Service
WEDNESDAYS: 7am Communion Service
THURSDAYS: 7am Mass
8:30am Communion Service
FRIDAYS: 7am Communion Service
SATURDAYS: 8:30 Mass
A Communion Service consists of the Liturgy of the Word with
homily, followed by the distribution of Holy Communion.
Welcome to Fr. John Maher
Fr. John Maher (pronounced Mar) is a Vincentian Father,
currently serving as that order's Vocation Director. He presently lives at
the Vincentian Renewal Center in Princeton. He will be celebrating his 20th
Anniversary as a priest this year. And (thank you, God!), Fr. John has
graciously agreed to assist us on the weekends. When his busy schedule
allows it, Fr. John will celebrate one or two liturgies with us. We welcome
Fr. John! Please make him feel at home!
A Thank You From Fr. Mick
My dear brothers and sisters,
I extend to each of you my heartfelt thanks for all you have
given me during my two years as St. Gregory the Great. When I assumed my
position as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Trenton, I had no idea what
the Lord Jesus had in store for me. I soon realized that one of the first
and greatest of gifts was the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful
church of St. Gregory's. Now the Lord has called me onto a different
community, that of Sacred Heart in Trenton. But I must tell you that you
will go with me to this new pastorate. I carry in my heart all the joy and
solemn love of God that you have shown me week after week as we celebrated
together at the Lord's Table.
My new address is:
Rev. Mick Lambeth
Sacred Heart Parish
343 South Broad Street
Trenton New Jersey 08608-2501
My phone at the parish is 609- 393- 2801
My new Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to call or come by. I would love to see you. Also,
please continue to pray for Vocations. I know there are many vocations to
the priesthood and religious life right here in St. Gregory's. Every time I
was with the Youth of this great parish I asked them "So who is going
to be a priest or religious?" And every time hands went up. In the
short time I have been here, 2 men have come forward to start the process of
entering the seminary. Please continue asking, supporting and praying for
vocation. It is the responsibility of all of us to call God's people to
I want to especially thank the members of all the parish organizations,
Regina McIntyre, the staff, administration, students and parents of St.
Gregory's school, Sister Alice and Religious Education Program, the pastoral
staff, Sr. Jean, all of the deacons and their wives, Fr. Michael, Fr. Steve,
and our dear leprechaun Fr. Damian.
Fr. Rich LaVerghetta is a great friend, brother, and mentor. I thank Rich
with all my heart for allowing me to enter into your lives. You are all so
blessed to have Fr. Rich and the wonderful folks who minister in this great
Please pray for me as I pray for you. Together let us go rejoicing into the
world to spread the good news of salvation though our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Small Christian Communities
A NEW Faith Sharing Opportunity!!!
CAINO CARNEVALE 2001
Many thanks to all who planned & supported our 2nd
We made a profit of $24,084.00! Thanks to everyone for their hard
St. Gregory the Great New Church Images.
Gregory the Great
Church Christmas Pictures 2000
The parish of St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton Square,
NJ was founded on November 24,1953. On February 27, 1955, the Solemn
Blessing and Dedication of the Church of St. Gregory the Great took place. On September 15. 1965 St. Gregory the Great School opened it's
doors to 184 students. The school was then staffed by three
Bernardine Sisters and two lay faculty members. The Bernardine
Sisters continued to staff the school until 1978, at which time they
had to withdraw their services. In September of the same year, the
Sisters of St. Francis arrived to staff both the school and religious
As the parish continued to grow, so did the number of parish
organizations. It became evident that these organizations and the
size of the parish had outgrown the Church basement meeting room and
that a parish center was needed. On November 4. 1990 the new Parish
Community Center was dedicated. The building, consisting of many
meeting rooms, large hall and kitchen and gymnasium has benefited the many parish organizations, the school and the community at large.
From modest beginnings in 1953 the Parish of St. Gregory the Great
has blossomed into a large, busy, dynamic and energetic community. It
is only through the hard work. dedication and love of all the people
of this parish family that we are certainly "The parish where
everyone is someone very special"