About Us


Mission Statement

The mission of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church of North Branch, Minnesota is to serve as an active sign of Christ’s living presence in our community….by celebrating and sharing our faith through Eucharistic liturgies, the sacramental life of the Church, prayer opportunities, and ongoing Catholic formation….by providing an atmosphere of hospitality, warmth, love, mercy, dignity, respect and concern to all people….by implementing the Catholic Church’s social justice teachings, caring for those in need, and opening our hearts to all individuals.

Our History

St.Gregory the Great Church in North Branch has its roots tied into ruralPolish and interfaith families. The early settlers brought with them their Catholic faith and nourished it as faithfully as the land that fed them. On Sundays they would meet in homes to pray together and read the Bible. Priests traveled the area serving the people and were gladly welcomed in North Branch on the occasions they came to say Mass and administer the sacraments…

COVID Update

Meet Father Matt

Father Matt Shireman has been appointed by Archbishop Hebda as the Parochial Administrator for the parishes of St. Gregory the Great in North Branch and Sacred Heart church in Rush City. This is his first time being in charge of a parish and he is starting his new position on July 1, 2022.

Committees & Councils

Liturgical Environment
Mission: to enhance the liturgy during the seasons of the church year through decoration.

“A necessary outcome of the faith we profess.”

Mission: to educate the parish community about stewardship and provide opportunities for parish members to demonstrate the four core values of stewardship (identity, trust, gratitude, love) in addition to time, talent, and treasure; to provide opportunities for parish members to show gratitude to God for all He has given them.

St. Gregory The Great