As stewards and disciples of Christ, we recognize that all goods and riches in our lives are gifts from God. We respond to His generosity gratefully sharing them in service to others. Contact the Rectory, or give online to the Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal 2015, "Sharing God's Gifts." Our goal is $53,000. www.cardinalsappeal.org
Please attend as many services as possible to make the most of the highpoint of the Christian year with its opportunities for reflection, transformation and joy.
Good Friday, April 3
Fasting and Abstinence: As Catholics following the precepts of the Church, we are asked to fast and abstain today. Fasting means consuming one full meal, or two small ones, if you are 14 to 59 years of age. However if you have a health concern or work that makes fasting inadvisable, you are not obligated. Abstinence means not consuming meat, although fish is allowed, and all Catholic age 14 and over are asked to abstain.
Annual Neighborhood Stations of the Cross.Please join us for this moving experience as we circle the neighborhood in a manifestation of our faith.The Triduum Pascal will be trilingual.
The Hispanic Divine Mercy Novena ... begins following the neighborhood Stations and on return to the church. Duration: 8 days of meeting to pray the chaplet that ends on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 PM with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour. That location will be posted in the church lobby. All are welcomed.
Sunday, April 12
Our Haitian community is sponsoring a a trip to the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Bus departs at 7:00 AM in front of the church. Cost $60 per person. For more information: Adeline 212.662.2692, or Flor 212.799.8445.
Tuesday, April 14
Monthly meeting the St. Vincent de Paul Society for those wanting to work with the poor.
Time:6:30 pm. Location: the Rectory
Michael Higgins, V. P. the Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT, will speak on "From Single Vision to Four-Fold Vision: the Ever-Unfolding [Thomas] Merton."
Time: 6:00 PM Location: Room 523, Butler Library, Columbia U.
All are invited afterwards to view the Rare Book and Manuscript Library's exhibit "Seasons of Celebration: Thomas Merton at 100."
212.854.5590 for more information.
Thursday April 16th, Friday, the 17th and Saturday the 18th
Two one-act chamber operas "The Death of Ajax" and "The Death of Oedipus," inspired by Sophocles with themes of redemption at the end of suffering, comfort and compassionate bonding. With our music director Jim Trainor, and presented by Martin Halpern. Donation:$20 at the door. St. Gregs parishioners $10.
Time: 8:00 pm. Location:the Sanctuary
See firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Saturday, April 18
Memorial Mass for Father Palomino who lovingly served the Hispanic community as vicar at St. Gregory's in the 1970's
Time: 3:00 PM Location: the Sanctuary
Saturday, April 25
Memorial Mass for Joseph [Jay] Fahey, a faithful, long-time and prominent St. Gregory's parishioner.
10:00 AM Location: Rectory
- Coffee Hour (following Spanish Mass and preceding the English)
11:00 AM. Location: Church basement
Christian Meditation. Join us for the ancient art of meditation to harmonize body, mind and spirit. Through meditation we can know more of the Spirit of Jesus deep inside our hearts, and the silent, loving presence of God.