The Parish Finance Council serves the community by assisting the pastor in exercising proper stewardship of the resources of the parish. The council meets monthly to monitor the parish’s income and expenses, to review ongoing capital projects and to do long term planning for the financial security of the parish. The Council also prepares and submits to the Archdiocese of New York the annual budget, and to the parish, an annual report. To be considered for an appointment to the Council, please contact the Parish Office.
Collection counters assist with the counting of the collections taken up during liturgies and special holidays and feasts. This group counts the collection and prepares it for deposit in the bank.
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
The committee provides a foundation for the Holy Name-St. Gregory parish commitment to the Ministry of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC). It offers educational programs and service opportunities for parishioners. The JPIC Committee regularly partners on a wide range of issues with our neighboring religious congregations, the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement, Bread for the World, The Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the Joy J Homeless Outreach Organization.
Altar Servers Young people have the opportunity to be involved in an important way in our parish liturgies. As altar servers they assist the presider at the altar at all weekend liturgies, weddings, and special liturgical events throughout the year. This ministry is open to all interested young people - male or female- from 5th grade through high school- who have made their first communion. While growing closer to God in one’s own life, it also offers an opportunity to understand the rewards of service toward others and their community. To become an altar server or to offer your assistance in training or chaperoning altar servers or for further information, please contact the Parish Office. at (212) 749-0276 ext 110. Candidates will be trained and supervised through the Parish’s Office of Religious Education with the assistance of several parents.
The Word of God comes alive as God speaks to His people in the Eucharistic liturgy. Ministers of the Word have the important role of proclaiming the Word of God at all parish liturgies during the year. Lectors will usually serve at the same mass each weekend, becoming a member of the Ministry Team for that mass. Training workshops are provided to help each minister develop the necessary skills to serve the community.
The Eucharistic Liturgy is the center of our parish life. The ministers serve our community during weekend, weekday, and Holy Day liturgies by distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during the Communion Rite. Ministers will usually serve at the same mass each weekend, becoming a member of the Ministry Team for that mass. The role of the Eucharistic Minister may also include bringing the Eucharist to those who are hospitalized or homebound and presiding at communion services. This ministry provides an opportunity to serve others and is a powerful source of blessing and grace for the ministers. Training workshops are provided to help each minister develop the necessary skills to serve the community.