We, the community of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, welcome you and your family to join us in striving to live true and authentic discipleship.
A Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) goals at St. Gregory the Great Parish include instilling Christian values through sports/athletics and to offer all youth sports and recreational programs emphasizing friendly competition through good sportsmanship modeled by adult participants. Also, CYO invites all participants, Catholic or otherwise youth and adults, to share in the life of the church/faith community.
It was initiated by Bishop Bernard J. Sheil of Chicago in the year 1930.
The organization's main purposes are guiding the young Catholics to live a Christian life from a young age, developing trust between peers, and living a happy life in a positive manner.
Activities vary in accordance with local culture but often includes prayer, singing, charity, sales, sports and visiting the sick. In the United States, CYO is mainly known for its organized sports programs, notably boxing, basketball, baseball, track and field, and volleyball, as well as marching bands. Its athletic contests are often so competitive that CYO has been jokingly described as "Crush Your Opponents."
The Hospital and Homebound Ministry of St. Gregory’s consists of visiting parishioners in their homes who are not able to attend Mass in person. Regular visits are set up at the convenience of the homebound to pray with them, offer communion and let them know what is happening by bringing them the weekly bulletins and sharing community news with them. Just being able to sit and visit to let them know that we are thinking of them and praying for them is very rewarding and brings them joy. Some of the visits here at St. Gregory’s are done by our Legion of Mary groups, but we do have other individuals assisting us in visitations to hospitals and continued contact with our parishioners after their release to homes, rehab, nursing homes or hospice.
We are a bilingual congregation.
We, the faith community of St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, in keeping with the Catholic tradition, nurture in our children and one another, spiritual, personal and academic growth through prayer and Christ-like service.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School endorses its educational ministry through the three objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accordance with Catholic values. This commitment extends to building Christian community and to fostering Christian service.
We endeavor to promote the development of each child according to his/her spiritual growth and intellectual aptitude. As a Christian community, we take a personal interest in each student’s emotional needs, physical needs and cultural background. We partner with the family in the education and foundation of the whole child.
In the practical application of our school philosophy we, the faculty and staff of St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, working with the home and the Church, endeavor to provide children with the experiences which will develop a character equal to the responsibilities of fundamental Christian living in the American democratic society.
Grades: PreK - 8th.
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