Holy Name of Jesus - Saint Gregory the Great Parish




The Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great is a vibrant urban ministry in the Roman Catholic Church within the Franciscan tradition. In our rich diversity of cultures and languages, we seek to be open to God's spirit so that we might grow in the faith that makes us one and give witness to the presence of Christ in our daily lives. As instruments of God's peace, we reach out to an welcome all people with a special concern for the poor, the alienated and the immigrant. We do this through worship, education and outreach in fulfilling our dream that all might be served in the spirit of St. Francis.

Holy Name of Jesus - Saint Gregory the Great Parish

The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

We are grateful for Twenty-Five years of ministry!

In honor of our Sisters, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, we hosted a reception on Saturday evening, March 2nd. to thank them for their years of service to our church and community. Please click on the following links to read the message given by Sr. Mary Petrosky, FMM and the message from the Sisters. Also, click the link to see photos from the event posted in our photo gallery.  God Bless and good luck on your next chapters in your journey.  The Parish and Parishioners of Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great thank you for your dedication and service. You will all be missed!


Upcoming Special Events

Stations of the Cross Begin Friday, March 8th.

  • Whenevery Friday during The Lenten Season.
  • Please join us after the 12 noon Mass for English, French starts at 6pm and Spanish is at 7pm

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

  • During the season of Lent a special program for children between the ages of 4 and 8 takes place during the 9:00 AM mass.
  • The children come forward to the altar to receive a blessing before leaving with their catechists to hear about the gospel in an age appropriate format while the adults listen to the Word of God and the homily. Then the children return to the Eucharistic Assembly to continue the celebration of the mass with their families.
  • Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7.

Lenten Vespers Series 2019

Bereavement Support Group

  • Starts on March 28th.
  • It will run for six sessions on Thursdays from 6:30 PM-8 PM. (No meeting on April 18th).
  • See the brochure for more information (in the rear of the church).
  • Contact Barbara Burns (212 663-5640) or the Parish Office (212 749-0276 ext 112) if you are interested in participating.

Save the Date

  • Join us Saturday April 27, 2019 in the OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS CHAPEL
  • The packing event will start at  9 AM. Please come at 8:30 to help unload the truck and set up the stations.
  • Our goal this year 40,000 meals for those served by CRS projects in Burkina Faso
  • Sign up is available after all masses starting March 9th.


St. Francis Thrift Store


We have renovated and restocked our thrift store and are again accepting donations of clothes and other household items

Come see us at West 96th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway!

(click here to go to the Franciscan Community Center- Thrift Store tab for Hours of Operations)


Online Giving

With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly giving transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you have direct access to your giving history.  Click the link to get started or to update your existing account.


Get the Parish App for your Phone!

Add the Parish App to your Apple or Android phone and keep up with all Parish events and activity. You can opt in to receive messages from the parish with timely updates, reminders of special events and church activities.  Click on the appropriate link for your type of phone and download the app.  Once downloaded, you will be prompted to select your parish and you will be linked to our information and website.

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Office Hours


Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Parish Office is closed on Saturdays and Federal Holidays


  • Sun, Mar 24th

  • Sun, Mar 17th
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Mass Times


Weekend Masses
9:00 AM
5:30 PM Vigil

9:00 AM
10:30 AM (Spanish)
12:00 Noon
1:30 PM (French)
5:30 PM

Weekday Masses:
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM (Spanish)
Friday 6:30 PM (French)


Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (English/Spanish)

Confesiones EN Español 4:00 PM A 5:00 PM

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Holy Week Schedule April 14-April 22

  • Palm Sunday, April 14th
    • 5:30 PM Vigil Mass
    • Mass: 9 AM, 10:30 AM Spanish, 12 PM, 1:30 PM French, 5:30 PM
  • April 15-17
    • Regular Schedule
  • Monday, April 15th
    • Archdiocesan Reconciliation Day
    • Confessions: 4 PM-5 PM English & Spanish, 5 PM-8 PM English
  • Holy Thursday, April 18
    • The Church is closed until 6:30 PM
    • 7:30 PM- Tri-Lingual Mass of the Lord's Supper
    • 9 PM-11 PM Private Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Good Friday, April 19th
    • 10:30 AM Chemin de la Croix
    • 12 PM Stations of the Cross
    • 3 PM Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
    • 4:30 PM La Passion en Francais
    • 5:30 PM Procesion del Via Crucis
    • 7 PM La Pasion en Espanol
  • Holy Saturday, April 20th
    • 8 PM Tri-Langual Easter Vigil
  • Easter Sunday, April 21st
    • Mass: 9 AM, 10:30 Spanish, 12 PM, 1:30 PM French
    • No 5:30 PM Mass
  • Easter Monday, April 22nd
    • Mass: 9 AM Spanish, 12 PM

Click here for complete Holy Week Listing



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