July 25th St. Gregory the Great Virtual Bulletin
A Miracle and More
The story of the multiplication of the loaves and fish and the feeding of the five thousand is a well-known Bible story, but there are many different theories about what truly happened. Some feel that a miracle never really took place at all. Some Scripture scholars think that many people did in fact bring food with them, and through a young boys’ willingness to share, others were encouraged to share their food as well. However, the fact that this story is included in all four Gospels, and in almost the exact same words, stresses not only its importance but tells us that it must be much more than a simple “sharing of food” story. Something truly incredible and miraculous must have taken place.
When Jesus was tempted in the desert, one of the temptations was to turn stones into bread. Jesus could have easily produced his own bread and fish, but he refused to satisfy his own hunger. And yet when confronted with a hungry crowd numbering 5,000, he produces enough bread and fish to feed them until they all had their fill. Why? The answer can be found in last weeks Gospel- that is when he “saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus was compelled to perform a miraculous deed
because of his compassion and love for them.
Jesus has the same love for us. He will deny himself anything, do anything, or give up anything, because of his great love for us. In fact, he gave up his very life out of love for us. And not only did he do this but went a step further. He Himself became bread for us, the bread from heaven that gives us eternal life.
God Loves You,
Newly Baptized at St. Gregory the Great!
Please join us in welcoming
Adriadne Yunga and Graham Freeman Drew
to the St. Gregory Family!
Adoration Every Friday after Mass!
Something that is very important to both Fr. Ford and I, is Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament. We both are deeply devoted to Jesus in the Eucharist. Prayer, especially in front of the real presence of Our Lord, is what supports and blesses the work we do at St. Gregory. Without regular and devout prayer in the presence of Our Lord, a Parish will truly suffer. Therefore, we will offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for one hour (from immediately after the 8 AM Mass to 9:30 AM). Going forward this will continue every Friday. I encourage you to help bring blessings to both our Parish and your personal life by joining us for this Holy Hour. Thank you ahead of time for your interest and prayers!
Leadership Institute of The Diocese of Bridgeport
Sunday Family Rosary
Join other families in the Diocese in saying the Rosary every Sunday at 7:30 pm.
Visit www.formationreimagined.org and click on the praying hands.
If you have any questions, please email Rosary@diobpt.org
Parish Hall Rentals
Are you looking for a place to celebrate a birthday party,
anniversary, baptism or another type of family gathering?
Our new and beautiful Deacon Murphy Hall is available for rentals!
The hall can seat up to 125 people and includes a kitchen, big screen TV and
To book an event or learn more about our hall rental and fees, please contact Fr. Dunn at
or 203 797-0222.
Please note there will not be an 8:00 a.m. Mass the
entire week beginning
meets every Saturday
morning at 8 a.m.
in the church.
Come join us
St. Gregory’s Intercessory Prayer Grou
Our Intercessory Prayer Group meets the
first and third Monday of each month at 8:00 p.m. in the church.
All our welcome to come and pray
for your own personal intentions and those of the parish.
Meetings last about one half hour.
For more information call Bruce or Patty
Barrows at 203-746-3232.
The Women of St. Gregory
The Women of St. Gregory meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
in the Parish Hall.
New members are always welcome!
Women’s Sewing and Craft/Weaving Group meet
Monday at 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall and
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall.
Questions, contact Isabel King at 203 –512-7307 or
Evelyn De Felice at 203-792-0824
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Starting in October the Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet every first and third Saturday of the month at 9:30. a.m. in the Parish Church Hall.
Please join us with your yarn and needles.
Contact Stephanie Martin at email@example.com
for additional information.
Save the Dates
Haul out the Holly because
The Women of St. Gregory the Great
“WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS!”
August 21st and 22nd
10 am to 4 pm in the Parish Center
We are seeking Craft Vendors.
If you would like to participate please contact
Rosemary Bouffard -
We are also seeking basket item donations and
completed baskets for our basket raffle.
For more information please contact
Evelyn DeFelice -
Betty Finelli -
More information will follow in the coming weeks
Please join us for a new program called
“Women in Religion, Then and Now”.
A discussion group about Catholic women; their influence on us and on faith.
Meets every other Wednesday morning at 10am
(June through September) via zoom.
For more information, please contact Felicia at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Men's Group- Cornerstone
We have a new Men’s Group here at St. Gregory the Great: Cornerstone.
This group will meet every first Tuesday of the month and will
include prayer, Scripture, and topics of discussion to be determined by the participants.
We will be meeting in the Church Hall.
This will be an informal group, open to all the men of our Parish.
I hope to see you there!
Attention Business Owners and Generous Parishioners!
Please consider advertising in our bulletin.
Advertisements can be purchased for a business, family,
or a sponsor ad can be purchased supporting community service
organizations like emergency pregnancy counseling or the battered women’s shelter, etc.
We need and appreciate your help.
If you are interested or would like more information,
please call Jim Bochiechio at (781) 389-2198.
Thank you in advance for your generous support, and please patronize our advertisers!
St. Gregory the Great School is Hiring!
Part Time Technology Teacher
These are immediate openings.
Resumes should be sent to Suzanne Curra at email@example.com
BOY SCOUT TROOP 9
If you are a boy between the ages of 11-17 and would like to join Scouting,
please contact us through our website T9Danbury.com
AVE THE DATE:
McGivney Council #29 Knights of Columbus
10th Annual Charity Golf Outing – September 22nd
Enjoy a fun day of golf at Danbury’s Richter Park while
supporting the Charitable Works of McGivney Council #29
Knights of Columbus!
The outing is open to all men and women.
For more information contact:
PARISH PRAYER LIST
Eric Mandzuk, Irene Anderson, Tommie DeSantis, Robert
Carolan, Linda Salvador, Amandio Dos Santos, Vicki Denicola, Dave Sutton, Joe Vick, Isiah Matthew, Arlene Kuderna, Valerie Geerer, Ellen Boyle, Kenneth Towery, Dr. John Famigletti, Mark Cefaloni, Susan Gallagher, John Muro, Carol Gershkowitz, Dr. Ephram Rebong, Doris Ryan, Sharon Tharas, Craig Studer, Anthony Pelle, Jr., David and Darlene Collins, Pat Daur and the Rutledge and Houlihan Families.
BIRTHRIGHT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service offering free pregnancy
tests, friendship, counseling, and practical support. Our guiding principle: It is the RIGHT of every pregnant woman to give BIRTH and the RIGHT of every child to be BORN. Birthright has served in Connecticut since 1972 and helped thousands of mothers and babies. There are 8 Birthright locations in our state. Please call 1-800-550-4900 for the Birthright nearest you. Training is provided. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. If you have gently worn MATERNITY or BABY CLOTHING please call to arrange a drop off! Thank you!!!
Diocese of Bridgeport Project Rachel Ministry
Come back to God who is love & mercy
Saint Gregory the Great Parish, Danbury
We Stand With Christ Campaign Redemption
Total Pledged: $840,215
Total Collected (As of 5/6/21): $404,493 (48%)
To Make a payment on your pledge, please visit
GiveCentral.org/WSWC or call 203-648-9050
July 11 2021
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