St. Gregory's Hall: A Home for Catholic Culture is a ministry that draws on the history of evangelization through beauty at St. Gregory the Great. This ministry was formed as part of the Renew My Church process that established Mary, Mother of God parish in 2020.
We chose the name St. Gregory’s Hall: A Home for Catholic Culture for several reasons:
Why the new name? We wanted to choose a name that reflected our mission of evangelization and community. Thank you to all of the parishioners who filled out our survey, providing valuable input and feedback.
Why St. Gregory? The patron of our church, St. Gregory’s life exemplifies the works of mercy, a love of the liturgy, and the preservation of our faith and tradition in tumultuous times.
Why Hall? We want our center to provide a sense of belonging and being together. Not just another institution or ministry, it is a place for parishioners to deepen their faith, friendship, and community.
A Home for Catholic Culture? Like plants in a garden, culture must be cultivated. Through prayer, catechesis and intellectual formation, St. Gregory’s Hall will plant, water, and harvest the riches of our shared Catholic heritage and tradition to more fully live out the Gospel and more effectively evangelize the world.
Click here to read an interview with our director, Mark Franzen.
La comunidad guatemalteca de nuestra parroquia María, Madre de Dios celebró el Cristo Negro de Esquipulas el domingo 16 de enero. El Cristo Negro es una imagen de madera oscurecida de Cristo consagrada en la Catedral Basílica de Esquipulas en Guatemala. A la imagen se le atribuyen numerosos milagros, y la Basílica de Esquipulas es el segundo lugar religioso más importante de América, después de la Virgen de Guadalupe.
Señor Jesús Crucificado, ¡ten piedad de nosotros!
We are happy to announce that Mark Franzen has been named the founding director of the Cultural Center at St. Gregory the Great.
Mark is currently the Senior Program Coordinator of Lumen Christi Institute and a parishioner at St. Gregory.
Read more here: www.stgregoryhall.org/blog/st-gregorys-hall-interview-meet-the-director
Scenes from our parish feast day on January 1: the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. The altar, with relics of St. Ita, St. Thomas of Canterbury, St. Gregory the Great and Franciscan saints, was reconsecrated by Bishop Bartosic.
May the intercession of Mary, Mother of God and our mother, guide us as a parish and help us spread the word of God to our neighbors and friends!