The Altar Guild assists the Priest by setting up for the Sunday services, Baptisms, Funerals and during the Holiday Seasons. Altar guild also orders supplies , such as the Sacramental Hosts, wine, and oil for the candles.
Daughters of the Holy Cross
Daughters of the Holy Cross exists to gather Anglican women and girls into a nurturing and empowering community called to be servants of Jesus as He unites and builds up His body, the church.
Each Daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the rule of the Order which requires a spiritual discipline of daily prayer, service, study and evangelism.
Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC) prays for the needs of St. Gregory parishioners and the community. DHC also provides transportation for members to church services and makes visits and calls to the sick and shut in. During the year DHC hosts several service projects, a women's retreat, plus social events for women of the parish.
Evangelism and Outreach
Evangelism and Outreach plans activities and volunteer efforts that are inviting and supportive of the Mansfield community. St. Gregory participates in the "Feed the Children" Backpack program which helps feed children throughout the year. St. Gregory hosts a Fall Festival each year free to the community. The Angel Tree program is supported each December through a joint effort of the parish and the preschool.
The purpose of the Flower Guild is to beautify the Sanctuary of St. Gregory's and to glorify God with fresh, cut flowers each week. Flower arrangements are prepared each week. Special floral arrangements are made for The Altar of Repose, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Funerals and the Bishop's reception.
The goal of the Genealogy group is to help each other conduct research on their family history, share sources, methods, successes, and dead-ends. This group is led by the members themselves with the more experienced members taking the leadership role. The genealogy group meets in the day-time, at least once a month. Field trip to the libraries, archives, and historical cemeteries are occasionally scheduled. The group has a Facebook Page where notices of upcoming events are posted as well as resources and "How To" documents.
Established prayer teams pray and lay hands on those seeking healing during communion (a work following in the footsteps of the apostles as directed by Jesus).
The Men's group/study meets twice a month on the first and third Saturday mornings of the month. Usually the group meets for breakfast at Rosa's and has a short study following breakfast.
Parish Life schedules and organizes social events for the parish to build up the relationships of parishioners and encourage social interaction. Each Sunday a time of fellowship follows Mass. Coffee, donuts and other delicious items are available to eat. Church members volunteer on a weekly basis to provide finger food items for these fellowships. Monthly potlucks are held on the first Wednesday evening, following Mass, throughout the year. GEM is our quarterly evening Adult Fellowship. Fine food and good fellowship are plentiful at these gatherings. A spring parish picnic is a tradition at St. Gregory's. The picnic is hosted by a parishioner and includes not only great food but fun and games for the whole family.
St. Clara's Guild
St. Clara's guild members use their sewing skills to make quilts for the sick and shut in, knitted baby caps for preemies at area hospitals. The guild also made chair backs for the pre-school and costumes for the Christmas pageant. St. Clara's guild enjoys sewing, knitting or crocheting and the comradery it brings. Barbara Edwards is the ministry leader and Barbara Hanson hosts the St. Clara's Guild in her home.
St. Francis Pet Therapy
St. Francis Pet Therapy works through Pet Partners which consists of an owner/handler and their animal making visits to the nursing home and schools, and bringing joy and love to the residents and students. Volunteers without pets can also participate in this ministry by reading, visiting and participating in special activities with the residents.
St. Martha's Guild
St. Martha's Guild provides meals to shut-ins,� the ill, food, bereaved families or families celebrating births.� This Guild serves St. Gregory's parishioners in time of need.� Brenda Lee and Rita Barowsky leads this guild.
Heinz Liedke coordinates St. Gregory's worship servers and prayer team. Worship servers consists of Greeters, LEMs, Lectors, Crucifers and Oblationers. Servers are scheduled on a monthly basis.