Gregory the Great Academy traveled to New York City on Wednesday, December 16, for a day of culture and merriment throughout the City. The day began with a visit to the USS Intrepid museum, where the boys were able to tour the famous aircraft carrier. At the same site, the boys experienced what it would be like to live on a submarine as they went below deck on the USS Growler, a Cold War era submarine docked at the same site. From there the boys walked to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center to carol and juggle for those visiting New York City this Christmas season. The evening ended with a performance at the Metropolitan Opera of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, which everyone enjoyed very much.
Saturday September 26th was Parents Day at Gregory the Great Academy. Almost sixty guests came from several states to join us. The events of the day began with Divine Liturgy offered by Father Michael Salnicky followed by brunch. As the meal finished, Headmaster Sean Fitzpatrick delivered a spirited address about the necessary element of danger in the education of boys. Afterward, the families toured the dormitory areas and asked many and varied questions to the faculty during a formal Q&A session. The day ended with a singing and juggling show. It was a very enjoyable day and we thank everyone who was able to come.
March 12th marked the feast day of our eponymous patron. Families and friends of the Gregory the Great Academy gathered around the image of St. Gregory the Great hanging in the refectory; bread was broken, songs were sung, toasts were made. Mr. Fitzpatrick made the humorous connection between St. Gregorys’ affection for the homeless while he lived and his boundless intercession for our school. Despite the impermanence of our location, we carry on our duties with confidence in his continuous care for our needs. A day that began with Divine Liturgy, concluded again in the chapel, with the students leading Compline and night prayer. St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!