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A Note About Fr Marty's Mother

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 02/04/16

Dear Parishioners,

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:
Carolyn Lukas
Funeral, Monday, Jan 8
Visitation 1-4pm
Funeral Mass 4pm
St Peter's Catholic Church
600 Center St
Lewiston, NY 14092
Reception Immediatly Following Mass
Private Burial

If you are planning to travel from Ohio for the funeral, please RSVP to Fr, Marty so that he may plan for the reception.  Please contine to pray for Mrs Lukas, Fr Marty and his family

Lenten Fish Fry's Begin, Volunteers Needed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 02/04/16

Lenten Fish Frys
February 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18
4:30 - 7pm
Adults $8, Seniors $5, Kids 12 and under $4

We are looking for volunteers to help serve food and take tickets from 4:15 - 7:15 and clean up from 7- 9. Call Dianna in the rectory to sign up!

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 02/04/16

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.

Update: Capital Campaign Projects

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 02/04/16

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.

50+ Club News

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 01/19/16

The next 50+ Club meeting will be February 4. Mass is at 11:00am. Father Marty will share stories of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the potluck lunch in the Sullivan Center.

Last names A-H please bring a salad, I-R a hot dish, S-Z a dessert. Call Ann Jozwiak (419 474 5147) or Marietta Kruse-Wells (419 536-7466) to rsvp.

Mercy Needed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 01/19/16

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).

New Year's Mass Times at Gesu

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/30/15

New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 4:00pm

New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 10:00am

**Please Note: There is no 7:00am Mass on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.
Happy New Year!

January Eucharistic Adoration

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/30/15

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.

Christmas Mass Times at Gesu

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/16/15

Christmas Eve Mass
December 24th
4:00pm and 10:00pm (9:30 for Carols)

Christmas Day Mass
December 25th

Feed Your Neighbor Weekend

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/16/15

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.

50+ Club January Meeting

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/16/15

The 50+ Club will meet January 7, 2016. Following 11:00am Mass, there will be a "Picnic" in the Sullivan Center for $4 a person. Call Ann at 419 474-5147 to reserve your spot.

Celebrating The Jubilee Year Of Mercy

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/16/15

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.

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration - Dec 4th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/01/15

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.

Christmas Mass Times at Gesu

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/01/15

Christmas Eve Mass
Thursday, December 24th
4 pm and 10 pm
*** 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!

Christmas Day Mass
Friday, December 25th
10 am

Deanery Penance Services for Advent

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/01/15

December 6, 2015
3:00 pm
Regina Coeli 

December 13, 2015
3:00 pm 

***the Sacrament of Penance is available at Gesu year round, Mon - Fri prior to the 7am Mass and Saturdays prior to the 4pm Mass.

Scholastic Book Fair

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/01/15

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 

Come and check it out! All proceeds benefit the Gesu school library.

Sacrament of the Sick is this weekend!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/19/15

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.

Giving Tree

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/19/15

There are still a number of tags left on the Giving Tree. Please consider taking a tag this weekend and purchasing a toy for a child in need.

Gesu's Annual Giving Tree!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

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!

Sacrament of the Sick - Nov 21/22

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/15

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.

All are welcome!

Ash Wednesday
7 am, 8:15 All School & 7 pm
Holy Thursday
No - 7 AM Mass 
7 PM Mass
Good Friday
Noon - Stations of the Cross
2 pm - The Lords Passion
Holy Saturday
Noon - Blessing of the 
Easter Food
8:30 pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday
9 am & 11:30 am Mass
Live + Jesus
The Lord's Day

4:00 pm (Vigil)

 9:00 am & 11:30 am


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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 - 

Gesu Underground 
Every Sunday 
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 

Parish Registration 

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 
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form​

To make a contribution using your MC or Visa,
Please call the office at 419-531-1421 between 
8 am​ and 4:30 pm 
Monday - Friday.

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