News & Announcements

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

A Note from Father Bradford

On September 1, 2020 I will have a new title: “Senior Priest in the Archdiocese of Boston.” Senior priest status is conferred either for health reasons or at the attainment of age 75. I turned 75 on my birthday this past February. Becoming a senior priest marks the end of my twenty-two-year term as Parochial… Read more

Letter from Father regarding Covid-19 and our Masses

Here is a letter from Father Bradford dated June 13, 2020 regarding the latest updates on the Covid-19 precautions as they relate to our worship: My Dear People, Gathering together once again for the celebration of the beautiful Ordinariate Mass is an occasion for which we have all prayed. And it will happen, thanks be… Read more

Monsignor Steenson on Saint Gregory the Great….

Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson, the first Ordinary of our Ordinariate, has a long history with our community and our area: he lived here while studying at Gordon Conwell; his daughter was taught by one of our members while a student at Harvard Medical School; he was an old friend of our founding Pastor; and one of… Read more

Free Downloadables for Home Altars…

Faithful Catholic Artist Daniel Mitsui’s work is probably known to you — it is instantly recognizable by style — even if you do not know his name. He — along with Matthew Alderman, who has attended our Masses — was one of a number of self-described “Catholic Nerds” who met at Notre Dame about a… Read more

UPDATED: Good Friday Devotion for Home Use

For those not included in the initial mailing but who wish to pray this devotion a downloadable version of the meditations has been prepared and will be found below. During the past week regular Communicants will have received a booklet from Father Bradford containing Meditations on the Seven Last Words and other devotional materials for use on Good Friday… Read more

Bishop Lopes Restores the Order of Confirmation and First Communion

Bishop Lopes has decreed that our Ordinariate will join thirteen other dioceses in the United States by administering the Sacraments of Confirmation and first Holy Communion at the same time. This practice was the Church’s norm until 1910 when the age at which first Holy Communion could be administered was lowered to the age of reason and later to age… Read more

Devotional Aids in a Time of No Public Liturgies

As we enter a period of unknown length during which public liturgies are prohibited in the Archdiocese of Boston, aids to private devotion — particularly those which assist the individual worshipper in continuing the Church’s liturgical life and/or allow him or her to worship at distance with others — take on particular value. A previous post has… Read more

Bishop Lopes’ New Pastoral Letter COME HOLY GHOST!

On February 14th our dear Bishop released his most recent Pastoral Letter, devoted to the Holy Ghost in the life of the Church considered through the lens of Saint John Henry Newman’s thought. Like all of Bishop Lopes’ writing it is clear, concise and Catholic and contains practical advice and counsel regarding applications unique to the Ordinariate… Read more

Augustus Welby Pugin, Father of the Gothic Revival

Eric Maurer, an old friend of our community, brings news of an upcoming presentation concerning the life and work of the notable English convert, architect, and designer Augustus Welby Pugin, who almost single-handedly created the Gothic Revival in the Anglosphere. Even if you don’t recognize his name you know some of his work — the Palace… Read more

JUBILEE MASS on Sunday November 3rd

Dear Members and Friends of Saint Gregory the Great — Bishop Lopes has asked all communities of the Ordinariate to celebrate a special Jubilee Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday November third in Thanksgiving for the Tenth Anniversary of the Erection of the Ordinariate. Father Bradford has given his permission for our community… Read more

Bishop Lopes Interviewed by National Catholic Register

The NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER, published by EWTN, has just presented an interview with our dear Bishop in which he describes some of the charisms of Ordinariate communities, including worshipping in the beauty of holiness and a strong tradition of fellowship. By the Grace of God, both these traits have been part of Saint Gregory the… Read more

Does the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham still Exist?

Thought to have been burnt in 1539 — either in Thomas Cromwell’s courtyard, or at Smithfield — could England’s most venerated Marian image actually still survive? The details (both physical, as detailed in this article, and connected with a confusion as to provenance when the 13th century statue was entered into the V&A’s collection) make a… Read more

The Priestly Ordination of Deacon O’Hanlon

Deacon Brian Peter O’Hanlon has been a friend of this community for almost as long as it has existed: he entered the seminary at the same time our founding Pastor was ordained as a Catholic priest; and now the time has come for that Sacrament to be conferred on him, as well. He has served… Read more

Our Very Own Clare Kappenman on CATHOLIC ANSWERS

Parishioner Clare Kappenman, who was received into the Church through Saint Gregory the Great in 2015 (as was her husband Jeremy a bit later), appeared on CATHOLIC ANSWERS yesterday as a contestant on their regular Catholic Answers Quiz segment. If you play along you will have an appreciation of just how well-formed our Clare is: the… Read more

Evangelization Tips from Saint Paul — Via SHAMELESS POPERY

We of the Ordinariate have a particular vocation to evangelization — although, as Joe Heschmeyer, the author of the excellent blog SHAMELESS POPERY, points out ALL of us are called to evangelize. The nature of the Ordinariate and the paths by which many members have entered the Church give us ample opportunity. But evangelization is never easy for… Read more