Gesu is a Roman Catholic Community guided by the spirit of St. Francis de Sales who calls us to Live Jesus! Inspired by our faith committment, we share our diverse talents and gifts in service to one another. As a Eucharistic family, nourished by the sacraments and the Word of God, we welcome all to our spiritual home.
We are sad to announce that Father Marty's Mom passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon surrounded by her family. Father Marty thanks everyone for their prayers and said that they have been a great comfort to him and his family. Arrangements for Mrs Lukas are as follows:
Funeral, Monday, Jan 8
Funeral Mass 4pm
St Peter's Catholic Church
600 Center St
Lewiston, NY 14092
Reception Immediatly Following Mass
If you are planning to travel from Ohio for the funeral, please RSVP to Fr, Marty so that he may plan for the reception. email@example.com Please contine to pray for Mrs Lukas, Fr Marty and his family
This Friday, Feb 5th, is the first friday of the month. There will be Eucharistic Adoration beginning after 7am Mass until 9pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and spend some quiet time in prayer with the Blesssed Sacrament.
Many of the projects funded by last year's capital campaign are under way. Our new altar and sanctuary furniture fabrication has been started, the HVAC upgrade for the Church is complete and bids are being accepted for painting and plastering in the rectory.
A final project will be a 3-phase restoration of the Church Organ. The organ will be out of commission for several weeks once phase 1 of the repair starts. Brian will be available after Mass this weekend to discuss the project. You are invited up to the Choir Loft after Mass to see the organ and learn more about this project.
There are many people who belong to Gesu Parish and cannot get out. Often we are not aware that you are not able join us for Sunday Mass. Please call Dianna at the office (419 531 1421) to tell us so that we can have someone visit or bring communion to you. Also, we would like to know if you are in the hosptal so that Father Marty can visit you.
Further...during this Year of Mercy, could you take on a merciful ministry? Perhaps you would like to visit or take communion to a shut-in? If this is something that you would consider, please call Dianna at the rectory or Margaret McCready (419 260 6170).
Due to the New Year's Holiday, Eucharistic Adoration for January will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016. Adoration will begin immediatly following the 7am Mass and continue until 9pm. Everyone is welcome to come in at any time to spend a few moments in prayer and quiet reflection with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
This is Feed Your Neighbor Weekend. Our food pantry is in need of bagged noodles, canned meats and peanut butter and jelly. Cash donations are also appreciated. Thank you for supporting this ministry and helping the needy in our area.
During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year Of Mercy, every Catholic in the Diocese has the opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence.
"To obtain the indulgence, the faithful are called to make a brief pilgrimage to the Holy Door... as a sign of the deep desire for true conversion..." (Pope Francis letter to Archbishop Fisichella, 9/1/2015)
There are four Holy Door sites in the Diocese of Toledo, including one at Rosary Cathedral, which is open Mon-Fri from 9am - 4pm and weekends before, during and after all scheduled Masses and Confessions.
This Friday, December 4th, is the first friday of the month. There will be Eucharistic Adoration following the 7am Mass, until 9pm. Join us for some quiet personal, spiritual time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
*** The Choir will offer a program of lessons and carols beginning at 9:30 pm on Christmas Eve, prior to the 10 pm Mass. Come to Mass at 9:30 to relax and listen to the story of Christmas told through scripture and song!
A Scholastic Book Fair is being held in the Sullivan Center next week. You may shop Dec 8 (7:30am - 3pm), Dec 9 (7:30am - 5:30pm) and Dec 10 (7:30am - 3pm). You may also shop online now through Dec 9th and scholastic.com/fair.
Come and check it out! All proceeds benefit the Gesu school library.
The Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick will be offered at all Masses this weekend, Nov 21 & 22. After Communion, anyone who wishes to receive the sacrament will be invited to come forward or, Father will come to the seats for those who are unable to walk far.
Gesu's 12th annual Givimg Tree is up in the back of the Church. It is covered with tags requesting gifts for Gesu school and parish families in need and families being supported by Catholic Charities' Project Bethlehem.
After you choose a tag from the tree, please purchase the gift requested and return the wrapped gift with the original tree tag to Gesu by Monday, November 30.
Thank you for your support of this important ministry!
On the weekend of November 21 and 22 we will offer the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Sick during all Masses. The Church recommends that anyone who is sick, recovering from surgery, facing serious surgery, suffering with a long-term illness or even experiencing the challenges associated with aging should receive this Sacrament. Come, be assired of Jesus' healing presence in our lives and allow the Parish to pray with and for you.
Visit our elementary school's website and learn why for the past 91 years Gesu parishioners and greater Toledo families have entrusted their children's faith and educational development to Gesu School.
You Are Invited To Gesu's First-Friday Eucharistic Adoration
Join us each First Friday for a period of quiet, personal, spiritaual time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We open Adoration following the 7am mass and close at 9pm. If you can sign up for an hour or half-hour, we'd appreciate it since we never want our Lord to be alone. If you can't manage a time slot, stop by anytime.
For more information or to sign up - Call Corinne -
7:30pm - 10pm
Each Sunday the Gesu Underground meets at 7:30pm in the Aviat Room (former scout room).
Teens beginning high school in the fall are welcome (8th graders) through twelfth grade.
Questions or want regular updates on activities? Check out the Gesu Underground Facebook group or email Barb Gerken for more information
Parents with questions or with a desire to help out can contact Barb at
Have you moved recently?
Have you changed your phone number?
Have you turned 18?
If this describes you then you’re invited to register or update your records at Gesu.
Call Dianna at
419-531-1421 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form