VIRTUAL BULLETIN for AUGUST 2, 2020
2020 St. Gregory Parish Picnic!
Save the date for this year’s Parish Picnic, Saturday Sept. 19
from Noon till 4 PM (Rain Date Sunday September 20
at the same time). Please note that we will still have the 4:30 PM Mass. This year’s picnic will include Mini Putt-Putt, pony rides, a petting zoo, a magician and clown, and music from the “School of Rock”. We will also have food trucks and drinks. Proceeds to benefit our Parish/School. Volunteers are needed! If you wish to volunteer for this event, please call our Parish Office at (203) 797-0222 or email us at
. If you, or if you know of someone, who would like to sponsor this event, please be sure to pick up a sponsor form from our Parish Office or Church. Hope to see you there!
Actors/Groups Needed for Our “Forest of Fear”
We are trying to get a jump on our recruitment of those willing to be in costume as individuals or groups in this year’s Forest of Fear. If you are interested and willing to organize your own group and create your own scene in the forest, please email Fr. Dunn at
or call him at our Parish Office at (203) 797-0222. Individuals can do the same. If you are in need of ideas and costumes, we are more than willing to help as well! The Forest of Fear will be held from 5:30-9 PM on both Friday and Saturday nights, on the weekends of Oct. 16/17 and 23/24, and on Friday the 30th. Rain dates will be on the Sunday’s of Oct 19
SAVE THE DATE
McGivney Council #29 Knights of Columbus
Annual Charity Golf Outing – September 23rd
Enjoy a fun day of golf with lunch at Danbury’s Richter Park while supporting the Charitable Works of McGivney Council #29 Knights of Columbus!Open to all men and women. Registration opens at 11:30 AM - Shotgun Start at 12:30 PM - Cost: $150 per person
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If You Have Not Registered
Your Child for our
Faith Formation Program,
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WALKING WITH PURPOSE
This year’s study will be John’s Gospel
“ Touching the Divine”.
More information to follow
Reminder of Non – Obligatory Sunday Mass
It is with great joy that Bishop Frank J. Caggiano would like to announce that our parishes
will be able to resume public worship inside our church buildings. In those parishes that are ready to follow our established norms, the celebration of weekday Masses, Funeral Masses
and Nuptial Weddings within our Churches may also resume.
The weekend Mass schedule is as follows:
- Saturday Vigil @ 4:30pm
- Sunday @ 8am 10am & 12pm
Please let us know if you will be attending Mass by calling our Parish Office (203) 797-0222 or emailing us at
. This should be done on a weekly basis beginning every Monday.
By signing up to attend the parish service, you recognize the obligation to (i) wear a mask or face covering when required; (ii) adhere to all required direction regarding social distance spacing when participating in the service and (iii) not attend service if you are sick, experiencing any symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, or are otherwise required to be quarantined.
Due to capacity limitations if you are unable or prefer not to attend inside the church, you can listen to the Mass on radio station 102.3 in your car in the parking lot. Please see our website for all of the information, regarding these guidelines at:
Saturday 4:30 Mass will continue to be livestreamed on our Facebook page (
) and website (
If you have any issues, please contact Darlene Rabito at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Stretch Your Hearts
It you want to stay healthy and get the most out of your exercise it’s important to stretch out beforehand. That is if you want to avoid injury, enjoy and get the full satisfaction out of your workout, it’s important to stretch the muscles of your body.
In the same sense this Sunday, our Gospel urges us to stretch our hearts for the good and satisfaction of others. Jesus had just heard about the death of his cousin John the Baptist, and so wanted to be by himself, to reflect and to pray. However the crowds followed him, wanting healing, help and their hunger satisfied. Jesus sought to find a deserted place for peace and quiet, but instead found himself before a vast crowd, eager for him to address their demands and concerns. Logic tells us that Jesus could have become irritated or angry- he might have resented the crowd- after all, what right did they have to invade his privacy? Didn’t he deserve rest and quiet? Couldn’t he have just a little time to himself?
Despite his own concerns, pain and sorrow, Jesus stretched his heart and responded with compassion. We are told that, “When he saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them.” Jesus cured the sick and satisfied their hearts and hunger. Jesus urges us to stretch out our own hearts to those around us. Many in need come across our path every day, and with just a little effort, just a small stretch of our heart, we too can work wonders.
God Loves You,
Pastor’s Wish List
Thank you so much for your past generosity and support in regard to my “Pastor’s Wish List! During this time of sheltering and the live-streaming of Masses only, we have taken advantage of our empty church to make many improvements. The entire interior of the church has been repainted. Also, through your continued generosity we received donations for beautiful paintings of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary over our candle racks, a new podium for our cantors, and a mural of the Last Supper on the front of our altar. Recently we just secured a donor for the refurbishing of our pews, which should be completed before we return for indoor masses. The final interior project which needs attention is the refurbishing of our kneelers. The cost of this is $7,500. If you are able and would like to make a partial or full donation towards this project, please email (email@example.com) or call me at (203) 797-0222. I greatly appreciate your help and support. I look forward to returning to our now beautiful church in the near future!
Thank you and God Bless You!
PARISH PRAYER LIST
Lori Blackman, Shirley McGuire, Tommie DeSantis, Walter Buchanan, Glen Skok, Robert Carolan, Linda Salvador, Robin Brundage, Jr., Vicki Denicola, Dave Sutton, Joe Vick, Carole Salvatore, Isiah Matthew, Arlene Kuderna, Valerie
Geerer, Ellen Boyle, Kenneth Towery, Carole Salvatore, Dr. John Famigletti, Stella Eidt, Brother Ronald Giannone, David and Darlene Collins
Faith Community Nursing Program
Blood Pressure Screenings will take place in the Parish Hall after the 4:30 p.m. mass on the following dates:
October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
Bottle & Can Truck
will be at St. Gregory
during the weekend of October 16th-19th.
Thank you for your support!
The Twenty Fourth week’s winner of our
is Lisa Holmes!
July 19, 2020
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