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saintlawrencenewhomeslide
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stpatrickexteriorlastmass
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michaelmassslidehaddonhall
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TrinitytideAltar
Agnus Dei at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Agnus Dei at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Last Gospel at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Last Gospel at the Retreat Mass, Abbey of St. Benedict, June 5, 2016
Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Benediction following Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Benediction following Corpus Christi Procession, 2016
Saint Gregory the Great depicted in stained glass
Saint Gregory the Great depicted in stained glass
VivatBenedictus
VivatBenedictus
Prayers of Preparation, Saint Gregory’s Day 2014
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BishopLopesEnthronedWEB

Welcome

We are a joyfully Catholic community bringing the riches of our Anglican tradition of worship with us into the Church as envisioned by Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus. We are part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, the structure established in the United States and Canada for Episcopalians, Anglicans, and other Protestants wishing to enter into communion with Rome. Our Pastor, Father Jürgen Liias – an Episcopal priest for 40 years – was ordained in the Catholic Church in April 2013. You do not have to have had any association with Anglicanism to attend our Masses; all are most welcome to share in our life and fellowship. Learn more about us on these pages, and then please join us as we worship in the Beauty of Holiness and the power of the Spirit!

News & Announcements

Our Mass moves to Saint Lawrence Church Chestnut Hill on October 23rd

Father Liias will celebrate his last Mass as our Pastor on Sunday October 16th; although Bishop Lopes is committed to the survival and growth of Saint Gregory the Great he has determined it is not possible at this time to send a Priest to replace Father Liias. Bishop Lopes has therefore arranged for our old friend and benefactor Father Richard Bradford of the Congregation of Saint Athanasius to provide our community with Sacramental services during this period. Beginning Sunday October 23rd and continuing for an unknown period the community of Saint Gregory the Great will join Father Bradford’s congregation for Mass at 11:30 in the morning at Saint Lawrence’s church, 774 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Click the title above for directions to the church, which has plenty of parking and is also easily reached via public transport.

Celebrate Michaelmas with the Congregation of St. Athanasius

Please join the Catholic Community of St. Gregory the Great as we pay a visit to our sister community of St Athanasius on The Feast of St Michael and All Angels, Thursday 29 September at 7:30 PM at St. Lawrence Church, 774 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, Mass 02467. A reception will follow. Let us celebrate [...]

All Souls Day Remembrances

By All Souls Day we will be in Chestnut Hill; Father Bradford is already considering the needs of our community by asking members of Saint Gregory the Great to submit the names of those Faithful Departed they wish to have remembered in the Necrology read during Mass on that great feast. Souls to be remembered need not have died during the previous twelve months, but Father Bradford requests that those submitting names consider the length of the entire list to be read at Mass when making their own list. Please give the names of your loved ones to the Verger at Mass or send them via email to liturgy@saintgregoryordinariate.org no later than Sunday, October 23rd.

Meet Father Bradford at Fellowship October 9th…

Our old and dear friend Father Richard Bradford has already turned his attention to our community's needs, generously suggesting it might be good for him to come and meet us, beginning our relationship before Father Liias' departure. He offered to do so before our Mass (allowing him to then go to Chestnut Hill and celebrate Mass at 11:30) or, alternatively, leave there around 12:45 to arrive here during Fellowship about 1:15. Those present last Sunday very much preferred the latter; Father Liias suggested October 9th as he himself would need to leave early. Therefore: please mark your calendars and — if possible — plan to stay for an extended Fellowship on Sunday, October 9th as we begin to lay the foundations of the next phase of our shared lives in Christ with Father Bradford.

Weekly Orders of Service

Order of Service for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (October 2, 2016)

Order of Service for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (September 25, 2016)

News from the Ordinariates

THE PORTAL from the UK for September 2016

THE PORTAL is the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the UK. Click the link to view the September, 2016 edition.

Ordinariate Expats September Cycle of Prayer

Please follow the link above for the cycle of prayer for September 2016.