News & Announcements

Read the latest news and announcements for our community and the Ordinariate.

Bp Lopes’ Prayer Breakfast Address

Bishop Lopes was honored to serve as keynote speaker for the 2021 Catholic National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington DC this morning; he joins previous keynote speakers such as Bp Robert Barron (2020) and His Eminence Cardinal Sarah (2016). The Ordinariate is central to his remarks which — fittingly — center on Unity and Diversity… Read more

Dr. Tom Howard Retrospective on EWTN

Although he was never a member of the Ordinariate or this community, Dr. Thomas Howard (RIP) was a very important figure in the establishment of the group which became Saint Gregory the Great: the two series of meetings held at our founding Pastor’s last Protestant parish to discuss what the erection of the Ordinariate meant… Read more

The Coleman Baptism…

Last Sunday, August 29th, Saint Gregory the Great was delighted to welcome a new Christian into our Lord’s Church, and — in so doing — welcome a new family into the Ordinariate. The parents, Anthony and AnneMarie, are both New Englanders (she from Maine; he from the South Shore) who met at Boston College. They… Read more

Day of Recollection

Saturday, September 11, 2021from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM The Psalter: The Hymnal of Israel, the Hymnal of the ChurchLeader: Fr Peter M.J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.The program will end with Evensong in the church.All are welcome. Bring a friend.Bring your Bible and lunch. Father Stravinskas is a long-time friend of our congregation and has been… Read more

Feast of Title, St Gregory the Great

Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 11:30 AM Solemn Mass & SermonEnding with Solemn TeDeum We will observe the Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. This is the patronal feast for our St Gregory the Great Ordinariate Congregation… Read more

A message from Father Bradford

My dear people,  All the news and photos from Haiti are horrific. Cardinal O’Malley has asked for a special collection to be taken up on the weekends of August 21-22 and 28-29. We will do that. If you do make a contribution, please indicate on your envelope or check memo, HAITI RELIEF, with checks payable… Read more

Mask Mandate reinstated as of August 15, 2021

We are all aware of the new surge in Covid infections and the increasing numbers of breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated people. This is caused by the highly infectious delta variant. In a desire to insure we continue to worship in a healthy place, I am requiring, effective immediately, that all parishioners and visitors attending… Read more

COVID protocol Updates, July 2021

As published in the July issue of the parish newsletter CONTRA MUNDUM, here is Father Bradford’s report on our community’s current status and practices: IN RESPONSE to updated public health guidelines from the CDC on June 8, 2021, the pandemic state of emergency ended on June 15, 2021 in Massachusetts. Directives of the Archdiocese of… Read more

We will sing the Hymns and Psalm again…

Last Sunday Father Bradford announced from the pulpit that, beginning Whitsunday, the Archdiocese of Boston will allow congregational singing of hymns. Accordingly we will resume our normal practices of singing the hymns together and also return to singing the Psalm to Anglican chant. The requirement to be masked while in the church or on the… Read more

Bp Lopes’ Pentecost Message — VIDEO

The Chancery has just released our Bishop’s Pentecost message. Give it a watch! God bless Bishop Lopes! https://youtu.be/0jszvm0AEaI… Read more

We will sing the Ordinary of the Mass again…

The Archdiocese of Boston has updated their pandemic protocols and, starting this coming Sunday (March 21st) the Ordinary of the Mass — the Kyrie, Gloria (when sung), Sanctus and Benedictus, and Agnus Dei — are allowed to be sung by the People. No hymnals or other printed materials are allowed to be distributed before Mass… Read more

Letter from Fr Bradford regarding the latest Covid-19 protocols

My Dear People, When St Lawrence Church was reopened for Sunday Mass (June 14, 2020) we placed some health protocols on our websites. Those directions for pubic worship were updated on November 23, 2020. Time will tell if the increasingly widespread inoculation of the general population with vaccines will begin to mitigate the spread, and… Read more

Vicar General Perkins Given Papal Honor

Bishop Steven J. Lopes announced today that Vicar General Timothy Perkins has been made a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope Francis and given the title Monsignor. Bishop Lopes writes “It is my great pleasure to share with you the news that our Holy Father Pope Francis, has bestowed an honor on one of our… Read more

Fr. Barnes’ Eulogy for Dr. Thomas Howard

Both Dr. Thomas Howard, who died last Thursday in the 85th year of his life, and Father David Barnes played important roles in the establishment of Saint Gregory the Great: Tom was its catechist and Father Barnes, when Pastor of Beverly, offered us our first home in the church, at Saint Margaret Beverly Farms. Father… Read more

Dr. Thomas Howard, RIP

Dr. Thomas Howard, late professor of Gordon College and St. John’s Seminary, scion of a noted Evangelical family and famous and influential convert to the fullness of the Catholic Faith died on Thursday October 15th 2020; of your charity, pray for his soul! Amongst his other, far more important influences (for after his reception into the… Read more

Bishop Lopes Changes His Indult on the Mass Duty

Bishop Lopes has written: “Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has written to the presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences to remind them of the urgency of encouraging the Faithful to return to in-person Mass. Our faith is sacramental, not notional. The Word became flesh, and gives Himself to us in the Flesh in… Read more