SATURDAY: Vigil 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
SUNDAY: 7:15 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am,
12:45 pm (Spanish), and 5:00 pm
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Pre-K-1st Grade during 11 am Mass
Nursery: 1 year to 4 years during the
9:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:45 pm Masses
Monday-Friday 6:45 am (St Andrew Chapel)
Monday-Friday 8:30 am & 12:15 pm
Friday 7:00 pm (en Español)
Saturday 8:30 am (St Andrew Chapel)
DEVOTIONAL LIFE AND PRAYER GROUPS
Charismatic Prayer Group
The purpose of this group is praise and worship of the Lord and allowing the gifts of the Holy Spirit to show forth in the lives of participants. Meetings include the Lord’s praise in Word and song, reading of Scriptures, sharing experiences of God in one’s personal life, and intercessory prayer for needs of families, the community, and the world.Anyone in need of prayer or wanting to pray informally with a community is welcome.
The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at various places. Please call to get location.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
Deacon Greg Sams
What is it? A 33-hour retreat presented for the St. Gregory the Great parishioners at St. Andrews Chapel and Parish Hall. It is an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God and recharge your spiritual life, while getting to know fellow parishioners better.
CRHP was started in 1969 and has been administered in over 1,250 parishes throughout the U.S. and in several countries.
Cursillo and Ultreya
In groups of 20 and 30 at a time, men and women of the parish have joined with others to “run” this “little course in Christianity” of prayer, spiritual talks, discussion, song, and encounter with God in the context of a three-day retreat.Those who have made the cursillo, cursillistas, are encouraged to meet again from time to time for prayer, a teaching, and discussion of Scripture.These renewals of the cursillo, which is itself a once-in-a-lifetime event, are called ultreyas.
Saint Gregory the Great has a number of parishioners who are cursillistas, and it provides opportunities each year for new members to join their number.
Monday through Friday, parishioners publicly pray the rosary at the church at 8:00 a.m.Pope John Paul II, in his apostolic letter “On the Most Holy Rosary,” emphasized the “evangelical character” of the rosary and encouraged the use of the tradition Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries, as well as the new Mysteries of Light, for meditation.
Divine Mercy Devotion
Whether or not one becomes a Eucharistic Apostle of the Divine Mercy, every parishioner has an opportunity to participate in the Divine Mercy Devotions popularized by Saint Faustina.Every Monday morning at the conclusion of the 8:30 a.m. Mass parishioners gather to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Novena.This prayer is known to be especially effective for the dying and for those in particular need of the grace of conversion.
Adoration of the Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament is a time honored tradition in Catholic life.The parish provides opportunities for adoration 24/7 at the Chapel at SGG every day.
Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy
The Divine Mercy devotion has become increasingly popular in recent years, as the prayer life and the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska have become better known throughout the world.Our parish’s EADM members meet in a small group called a “cenacle” for fellowship. The purpose of the group is deepening knowledge of the Catholic faith and the Divine Mercy Message, which prompts members to live out their faith by performing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.The group particularly focuses on promoting Eucharistic adoration at Saint Gregory the Great parish.It offers special prayers for the sick and the dying.
The group, which is open to all, meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in the Guardian Angels room following Mass and the recitation of the Chaplet.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Gary & Pat Boylan
The privilege of bringing the Eucharist to the sick and assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion at parish liturgies is extended, within the guidelines of Church law, to members of the parish who are called to serve in this ministry. A period of training and occasional retraining is required for those delegated this special role in the sacramental ministry of the Church.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve according to a pre-arranged schedule and also may be asked to assist as needed.
Ray & Toni Dowling
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Miraculous Medal Devotion
Introduced by Saint Catherine Labouré, the Miraculous Medal honors the Blessed Mother under the title of the Immaculate Conception and encourages all those in special need to pray for her intercession.Our parish prays the Miraculous Medal devotion every Tuesday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Men’s Prayer Group
Following coffee and a snack, we praise God and ask for His help with our families, friends and parishioners.recite the rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy; read and comment on the Scripture texts for the following Sunday, discuss the assigned book and share our own life journey in the light of Christ.
This group has been active for fifteen years and each year we welcome some new members. Stop by for coffee and experience the fellowship.
Meetings are held every Thursday morning in the St. Augustine Room, following the parish 8:30 a.m. Mass. .
Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Cenacle
Since 1981, six people in a village of former Yugoslavia, called Medjugorje, have been seeing our Blessed Mother and receiving messages from her.
Her overall message through the years is peace; to reconcile ourselves with God and with each other. Mary says that she has come to bring the world back to her Son, Jesus. She asks us to pray with our hearts, go to Mass, confess once a month, fast on Wednesday and Friday, and pray the Rosary every day.
Blessed Mother has also asked for prayer groups. The Mary, Queen of Peace Prayer Cenacle meets every Saturday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew Chapel. We pray the Rosary as well as other prayers for our families and the world and we reflect on our Lady’s messages. All are welcome to join us.
Stations of the Cross for Vocations
The devotion of praying the 14 Stations of the Cross was spread by the Franciscans as a special way of remembering Christ’s sacrificial love and his Passion.At Saint Gregory the Great, the Vocations Committee has adopted this as a special devotion, dedicated to prayer for many to follow in the Lord’s way, in service to the Church.The Stations of the Cross are a classic Lenten devotion, but here they are also a weekly devotion, prayed each Wednesday after morning Mass, for priestly and religious vocations.
A reverently encased chalice is sent to the homes of parish families who volunteer to offer special prayers for priestly and religious vocations.These parishioners are called forth from the Eucharistic assembly by the pastor and presented with the chalice, which remains in their homes for a week. Special prayers are said before the evening meal.
Women’s Spirituality Group
Margaret DeMeo and Arnetta Duncan
The only qualification for belonging to this group is love of God and a desire to grow in relationship with God and with each other. The group reads books by Christian authors, shares faith and life-journeys, and volunteers for Church and community events of special interest.
The Women’s Spirituality Group meets every Thursday in The Guardian Angel Room after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church | 31 Saint Gregory Drive | Bluffton, South Carolina, 29909 | (843) 815-3100
Parish Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:15 am - 4:15 pm | Friday 9:15 am - 1:15 pm