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On August 23, 1971, Bishop Victor Reed sent a letter to Fr. Robert Siebs and Fr. Marvin Leven explaining the decision to create a second Catholic parish in Enid, OK.

 St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church was founded on September 4, 1971 and the first celebration of the Eucharist took place in the Knights of Columbus Hall, with Fr. Robert Siebs presiding.  The parish quickly set about organizing a new center of Catholic life in Enid by purchasing land and pursuing the task of building a church for the new parish.

A building committee was formed to examine the needs, objectives, and resources of the new church.  Much time was spent with the architects in creating the conception of the church.  A new priest was assigned, and Fr. Larry Gatlin led the parish family in the construction  of the present church building.  

The design reflects an active and unique expression of faith in the new community:  simple, warm, and native to the Southwest, adaptable to the traditional and new concepts at work in the Catholic Church, and flexible enough to accommodate the various activities of the church at work in the community.  The design was also expandable for future growth.

That growth came in 1982 when the church was expanded to include the parish hall with large kitchen,  basement classrooms, and a nursery.  Much needed square footage was added to the original structure, which enabled St. Gregory's to hold RE classes in the newly created basement.

In 2009 the church sanctuary and RE classrooms were remodeled, and the current sanctuary updates, with the altar being centered and the marble backdrop placed,  occurred in 2018.