In 2007 St. Gregory the Great commemorated its 100th year as a center of faith and community involvement. We are a vibrant, multi-ethnic parish that celebrates Mass and other services in English, Spanish and French. Our Good Friday Procession, winding through neighborhood streets, is a revered tradition that all pedestrians along the way are welcomed to join.
We share a spacious, historic building with our Church School that offers a rigorous educational program for 180 children from PK through the 8th grade. In 2013 its principal led an extraordinarily successful effort to keep the school open that included massive PR and public guest events, an International Food Night Fundraiser among them. The school has received highest praise in www.greatschools.org.
The church choir and musical Special Events, directed by Jim Trainor, about whom you can read on http://www.jimtrainorbaritone.com, are highlights at the church. The spirit of our patron saint and father of Gregorian Chant is in evidence here, with several choristers performing around the city. Whether novice or professional, you are welcomed to audition for the choir: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Sharing, meeting on 3rd Mondays of the month, and weekly during Advent and Lent, offers discussion and prayer to make the Gospel extra vibrant and often life-changing. The Pastoral Team, a Fund-Raising Committee and our local chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society sponsor many community events -- dinner dances, rummage sales and a year-end Holiday Bazaar, among them. Our Haitian and Spanish communities are active with fundraising pilgrimages and other special activities. See links at the top of this page for details.
We have Outreach Services -- Masses for the Disabled and A. A. Meetings. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society chapter raises thousands of dollars every year through clothing collections and coffee and bake sales. There is a Soup Kitchen to assist parishioners and neighbors in need. Finally, Guardians of the Temple of the Lord, who are devoted and energetic volunteers, keep the Sanctuary of St. Gregory the Great spotless and beautiful, so that Mass can be uplifting on every level of being.
Sincere thanks go to Mary Ann Christopher for creating the first parish website,
some of whose features were retained and developed here.
A long-time parishioner and Pastoral Team member has been offering a creative writing workshop for several seasons running.The muse comes alive for participants soaking up his experience as a published author and former teacher at Fordham and Columbia Universities. For a modest donation you can receive some of the best (and most kindly given) literary criticism around.
"Wonderful school, teachers and parents. My daughter loves to go to school everyday. The staff knows you and your child's name. The Principal is wonderful and caring. If you're looking for a school that keeps you posted on your child's needs and treats your child like he's part of a family, then this is the school for you."
—Submitted by a parent, November 10, 2008
Young Gregory, and later as Pope.
Parishoner Kitty Lunn, left in the background, has dazzled the parish with performances. See her breathtaking
For our 2011 Japan Tsunami Relief Concert, click the image, right.
St. Gregory the Great Church
144 West 90th Street New York NY 10024-1202
Tel: 212.724.9766 Fax: 212.579.3380
Masses in English, French and Spanish "Diversity in Culture - Unity in Christ"