School

Faith Formation

Annulment Advocacy

Ministry Leader

Ana Saponaro
Wedding Coordinator
(954) 473-6261 ext. 125
weddingcoordinator@saintgreg.org

As part of both the Marriage Preparation Ministry and the Healing Ministry of the parish, our church offers formal assistance, through advocates, for those who have suffered through the difficulties of a broken marriage and are eager to receive an ecclesiastical declaration of nullity.

Depending upon the time it takes to gather documents and compete depositions, the annulment process can last anywhere from 6 months to a year.

Apostolado Matrimonios y Familias

Ministry Leader

Fr. Jose Enrique Lopez
Associate Pastor
frlopez@saintgreg.org

Baptismal Prep

Ministry Leader

Martha Betancourt
Curator of Records | Pastoral Adm. Asst. | Ministry Office
(954) 473-6261 ext. 153
mbetancourt@saintgreg.org

The Baptismal preparation program is fully described in another section of this webpage, and is presented by a team of faith-filled parishioners, led by our parish Deacon, who train young parents and godparents in the meaning and responsibilities of Christian Baptism. The seminars are presented once or twice per month, based on need.

They are also available both in English and Spanish. Team members work together to assist families in fulfilling their baptismal preparation requirements, so as to enable them to fully participation in the happy occasion of these sacred rites.

Book Discussion

Ministry Leader

Fr. Jose Enrique Lopez
Associate Pastor
frlopez@saintgreg.org

Several selections per year, the book discussion ministry gathers people who like the experience of shared choral reading and subsequent group discussion about the contents.

Inspiration, educational, and religious literature are among the selections.

Fully Engaged

Ministry Leader

Ana Saponaro
Wedding Coordinator
(954) 473-6261 ext. 125
weddingcoordinator@saintgreg.org

A major component part of our Marriage Preparation Program is the accompaniment of engaged couples in a compatibility test and a discussion of the results lead by an experienced married "mentor couple."

Offered both in English and Spanish, mentor couples are trained to foster communication and reflection in the engaged couple through the methodology of caring conversation done in the informal setting of the home.

Marriage Enrichment

Ministry Leader

Ana Saponaro
Wedding Coordinator
(954) 473-6261 ext. 125
weddingcoordinator@saintgreg.org

As support for the deepening and maturing of the Marital Covenant, our parish offers retreats, seminars, personal counsel, and opportunities for the renewal of Marriage Vows for all those married by the Church who are seeking to enrich their marriage.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Ministry Leader

Ana Saponaro
Wedding Coordinator
(954) 473-6261 ext. 125
weddingcoordinator@saintgreg.org

Pilgrimage Ministry

Ministry Leader

Brenda Carson
Data Processing | Bulletin | Print media | Pilgrimages
bcarson@saintgreg.org

Saint Gregory Church is pleased to offer faith enrichment opportunities through its pilgrimage ministry. Group travel, via day-trips or 10-day visits to international destinations of our Catholic spiritual patrimony, can be exciting and thoroughly enriching to our journey of faith.

Prominent among the international pilgrimage opportunities are the twice-annual visits to the Holy Land, led by the Pastor of Saint Gregory, who is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Knight of the Holy Sepulcher.

RCIA

Ministry Leader

Patricia O'Neill
RCIA English
(954) 895-2238
poneill625@gmail.com
Judy Davila
RCIA Spanish
jdavila@saintgreg.org

Saint Gregory Catholic Church is happy to offer adults the opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about the Catholic faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. The RCIA is way that early Christians joined the Church through its Sacraments. The program serves:

  • Unbaptized adults and young persons who have reached the age of reason and wish to become Catholic;
  • Those baptized in another Christian Church who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation;
  • Baptized Catholic adults who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church and now seek the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

The 2020-2021 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (“RCIA”) program at Saint Gregory will begin on September 13th and will take place on Sunday mornings at 9:00am.

El Rito de Iniciación Católica para Adultos (RICA), es un itinerario de 7 a 8 meses para adultos que no han recibido los Sacramentos de Iniciación Católica, (Bautizo, Comunión y Confirmación). La RICA se basa en cuatro puntos claves enrizados en la oración, evangelización, catequesis y formación fundamentada en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, las Sagradas Escrituras y las Enseñanzas de la Iglesia Católica:

  • Invitar a adultos no bautizados a convertirse en miembros de la iglesia católica.
  • Re-integrar a adultos bautizados en la fe católica que no han sido catequizados o se han alejado de la fe.
  • Integrar a la iglesia a católica a personas bautizadas en otras comunidades cristianas.
  • Invitar a esos tres grupos de personas a vivir un itinerario espiritual que les ayude a madurar en su fe y a integrarse y enriquecer a su comunidad católica.

Religious Education

Ministry Leader

Isabel Agostini
Registrar | Adm. Assistant
(954) 473-6261 ext. 149
iagostini@saintgreg.org
Antonio Vomvolakis
Director of Religious Education
(954) 473-6261 ext. 130
avomvolakis@saintgreg.org

The ultimate mission of our program is to help our children and young adults encounter and fall in love with the reality and truth of Jesus Christ and His Church. Through the power, grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit we strive to lead our children into a life of prayer, communion, and missionary zeal that shows itself profoundly in how we live our life and treat those around us.

For a full program description, please visit this page

Respect Life

Ministry Leader

Martha Betancourt
Curator of Records | Pastoral Adm. Asst. | Ministry Office
(954) 473-6261 ext. 153
mbetancourt@saintgreg.org

A ministry which provides education and awareness about the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. This ministry supports the Respect Life Hollywood Pregnancy Center. Annual activities include: Baby Shower Collection (January), Mother’s Day flower sale (May). Life Chain (October), Respect Life Sunday (October), 40 Days for Life (Advent and Lent).

Project Rachel is a ministry which reaches out to women, men, family members, and medical personnel who are suffering the aftermath of abortion. Confidential Help Line: 1-888-456-4673.

Single Parenting

Ministry Leader

Fr. Jose Enrique Lopez
Associate Pastor
frlopez@saintgreg.org

Transformed in Love

Ministry Leader

Ana Saponaro
Wedding Coordinator
(954) 473-6261 ext. 125
weddingcoordinator@saintgreg.org

Youth Ministry

Ministry Leader

Camila Gonzalez
Dir. of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Services
(954) 473-6261 ext. 115
youthministry@saintgreg.org

The young people of our church are our future. Saint John Paul II spoke directly to all youth at World Youth Day stating, "the Church needs your energies, your enthusiasm, your youthful ideals, I order to make the Gospel of Life penetrate the fabric of society, transforming people's hearts and the structures of society in order to create a civilization of true justice and love."

Here at Saint Gregory, we are creating a youth ministry for both Middle and High School students, so that they may know and encounter Christ in a personal way in a community of friends. By creating a shared community of faith, we can learn to manifest Christ in ourselves and to others.

This is the vision for our youth ministry that we will be creating with the help of LifeTeen, a Catholic resource that is catered toward bringing young people closer to Christ in a fun and exciting way.