We Live, We Love,
We are a family of brothers and sisters, disciples of the Lord Jesus. Together we are committed to worshipping God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We do our best to live out our Christian life in the Church, patterning ourselves after the first Christians who were themselves devoted to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread and to the prayers (Acts 2:42).
We are a community of Christians young and old, poor and rich, families and singles. Believing that God has called us all together in Christ, and that Jesus is truly present among us, we participate in the love of God not only among each other, but among the poor and marginalized of our community (Matthew 25:31-46). Finding Jesus here, we are compelled to find him and proclaim him in the world.
He who takes refuge in the baptism of Christ recognizes himself as human.”
Jesus invited us to be with him, sending out his apostles with this saving message: “Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time” (Matthew 28:20). For Christians, this is not only the beginning of salvation; it is the beginning of life.
At Saint Gregory’s we do what Christians have always done. We encounter the living Lord Jesus in not only Word but also in Sacrament. In baptism we are regenerated and grafted into the body of Christ. Because of baptism he is truly with us until the end of time. In the Eucharist we feed on him who said, “the bread that I shall give is my flesh for the life of the world” (John 6:51).
With these two sacraments come the whole sacramental life in Christ. Because we are in Christ, we humble ourselves in confession just like we pray for healing in the sacrament of unction, being obedient to what James taught (James 5:13-18). It is also within this context of being in Christ that Christians approach the sacraments of confirmation, Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders. By the sacraments, we live in Jesus from day to day. By the sacraments, we receive grace. Embrace Jesus in the sacraments!