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

Francis Medal Presented in NYC to Susan Ford

A post-Christmas/pre-New Year gathering at the friary of Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great turned into an early 80th birthday present for Susan Ford when her son Larry Ford, OFM, surprised his mother in front of dozens of family members, friends, and friars. At the Dec. 28 afternoon gathering he presented her with the Holy Name Province Francis Medal for living her life in harmony with Franciscan values and ideals.

Click on this link to read the entire story

Franciscan Ecology Initiative

Brothers and Sisters,

As I announced to you over this weekend, our Provincial, Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, asked the friars to share the findings of the Franciscan Ecology initiative.  As I reminded you, this is our Pastoral Strategic Plan the friars have undertaken to consider which of our current 30 ministry sites we will be able to staff in the coming years.  This has resulted in the Friar's plan to leave Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory the Great later in the year. Please read the letter detailing the decision and coming changings. I will keep you updated as to the plans and timing as we work with the Archdiocese to lay the foundation for the next chapters of our beloved parish. That summary is available here, in English and in Español.   

I appreciate your concern and your prayers for one another and the Friars

Peace to you all,

Fr. Larry

Fr. Ben Taylor, OFM

On 1/20/2020 we gathered for prayers and a refection by Fr. Ben on his experiences of Dr. King and the Social Justice directive that he entrusted to us.

Fr. Benedict Taylor, OFM, founder and president of Create, Inc., a social outreach and treatment center in Harlem, professed vows in 1954. He has been honored by state, city and religious organizations for his work on behalf of the poor.

Click on this link for the video of his' talk: Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Click on this link for photos from the event

Upcoming Special Events



  • at Holy Name of Jesus-St Gregory.
  • AARP Tax-Aide/IRS Certified Tax prepare-rs
  • Fridays and Saturdays starting February 1st
  • 10am to 2pm at Holy Name School
    • corner of Amsterdam Avenue, bet. 96th & 97th
  • No appointments- 1st come-1st served


  • March 2, 9 & 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Join Fr. John Heffernan as the study of 
    Matthew’s Gospel continues during
    Lent with the last days of Jesus on earth,

    his crucifixion and resurrection.
  • We meet in Holy Name School, first floor
    [entrance is next to the handicapped entrance].
  • Please bring your bible.



Stewardship Pledge Appeal 2019/2020

RCIA- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


How does an adult become a Roman Catholic - become baptized, confirmed, and receive First Eucharist/Holy Communion?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (the RCIA) is the Roman Catholic Church’s process by which adults are brought into the worshiping community, the Church, and mature in their love for Jesus Christ.  The RCIA process unfolds over several months and includes study of the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, the seasons and feasts of the Church year, prayer, the teachings of the Church, reflection and discussion.

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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, Feb 16th

  • Sun, Feb 9th
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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




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