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St. Francis de Sales First Quarter Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/02/16

President's List - Cole Grisier & Josef Klear

First Honors - Nicholas Best, Oskar Klear, Max Minor, Andre Schlatter, Jonathan Eitniear

Second Honors - Maxwell Bevington, John Byers, William Dupuis, Devin Erd, Sean Gerken, Elliott Hayes, Antonio Iuele, Alexander Kasper, Noah Kasper, Michael Martindale, Warren Natyshak, Timothy Organ, Jr., Daniel Polofka, Michael Wielgopolski

Congratulations to all of you!

Welcome Our New Parishioner Into Our Gesu Family!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/02/16

Peter & Marcia Benedict!  They said, "We came to Gesu because we feel comfortable here.  Our daughter Jennifer attends here as well." 

We Are Gesu!!

Dec. 8th Gesu Advent Night 6 to 8 pm in the Sullivan Center

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/02/16

A night of fellowship and prayer for the whole family.  Prepare your heart for the coming of Jesus!  Join your Gesu family at this free event:  a simple supper, followed by a short prayer service and family activity. 

A free supper of soup, salad and bread provided.

A short prayer service.

A chance to learn about a new tradition,.

Please bring a jar (Any recycled jar will do!)

Please join us!  RSVP to Cherie Spino at cherie64spino@sbcglobal.net or test Nicole Gelardi at 419-708-0645 with your name and how many will be joining us.

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/02/16

Please remember in prayer Patricia Jennings buried from our parish on November 11, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.  Amen

The Giving Tree

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/02/16

Thank you! Once again Gesu's generosity shines through the Giving Tree. All the tags were taken once again. Our parish makes Christmas special for several families who truly need our help! Please bring your wrapped gift with the tag that you took off the tree and return it to the tree, the parish office or the school office by December 7th. Once again, Thank you! WE ARE GESU!

St John's High School 1 Quarter Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Class Honors - Joey Thaman

First Honors - Gareth Francis, Andrew Parson, John Spidel

Second Honors - Mason Muns, Keith Nelson, Gabriel Thibert

Congratulations to each of you!

St. Ursula Academy Term 1 Honor Roll

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Honor Roll grades 9 - 12

Dean's List - Quinn Arbaugh, Sara Aubry, Kathryn Burzynski, Madison Dykema, Rachel Hack, Sarah Hack, Amy King, Teagan Polizzi, Mabel Prince, Jenna Stengle, Brianna Wenzinger. 

First Honors - Hannah Best, Grace Gstalder, Cassidy O'Donnell, Lauren Perry, Jamie Thees, Emily Wenzinger.

Second Honors - Grace Aubry, Brigid  Syring.

Honor Roll for grades 6 - 8

First Honors - Marina Black, Kathryn Polizzi

Second Honors - Annemarie Wroblewski

Congratulations to each of you!!

 

"Pilgrimage to Annecy-Lyon, France, and Geneva, Switzerland, with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Join Fr. Tim McIntire, and Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, and Maggie Riggins, Campus Minister at DeSales University, for a week-long pilgrimage to the home of St. Francis De Sales.  The tour price of $2,975 per person is based on sharing a double room and includes air fare, ground transportation, daily breakfast, two lunches (one while cruising beautiful Lake Annecy), two dinners, tours of Salesian sights, and plenty of free time.  Fr. Joe Newman, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, will provide some additional commentary while we bus from Annecy to Geneva, Lyon and tour the scenic Savoyard countryside.  For more information, contact Fr. Tim at Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu or register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/9fqdyr."

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Please remember in prayer Beverly Serke buried from our parish on November 9, 2016 and Richard O'Brien buried from our parish on November 10, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen

Donate On Line!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Gesu Parish ahs the capability to offer its parishioners the convenience of giving their contributions by electronic means, called "Direct Giving" at no cost to you or the parish.  You can now also go to our website and donate on line.  You can find the information on the front page of our website.  www.gesutoledo.org.  You can also call Dianna in the Parish Office at 419-531-1421.

Welocme Our New Parishioner!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/22/16

Join me as we welcome the following family into our Gesu family! 

Michael Montalto!

Mikey said, "I came to Gesu because I feel at home here.  I wanted to be grounded.  I have a lot of love and respect for Gesu.  I also went to Gesu thru the 4th grade." 

We are Gesu!!

From The Desk Of Fr. Marty Lukas

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Thank You!  The response to the looks of the tabernacle, cross and candle stand has been overwhelming.  Beautiful, just beautiful were the words of many.

When I asked for contributions several months ago to have the tabernacle refurbished, three parishioners came forward immediately and said that they wanted to cover the cost of the work as a memorial to their departed loved ones.  I want to thank them publically now.

One memorial was given in memory of Mayor D. Michael Collins, by his wife, Sandra Drabik Collins.  The other contribution was made in memory of Dr. Konrad J. Lasek by his wife Ann Lasek and daughter Marja Lasek-Martin.  These good parishioners wanted a memorial that would be a lasting, beautiful and prayerful tribute to those they loved.  What could be more lasting, beautiful and prayerful than our tabernacle, which holds in reserve the Eucharist, the Body and blood of Christ himself!!

I sincerely thank these parishioners for their love of Gesu and wishing to remember their loved ones in such a wonderful way.  Mayor Collins and Dr. Lasek will be prayerfully remembered for years to come as we use the tabernacle for the glory of God.

Now a couple of things about the tabernacle:

The refurbishing was done by a company in Chicago who also worked on the tabernacle of Rosary Cathedral and Blessed Sacrament churches here in Toledo.

It weights about 450 pounds.  (it is the heaviest one the company has ever worked on other than the cathedral's.  You can imagine it was quite difficult getting it off and back on the altar!)

The tabernacle is made of solid bronze

The refinishing process is as follows:

Step one is to check and repair any mechanical issues.  Once complete the unit is disassembled.  From there the old finish is stripped from the unit.  The unit is then polished and then lacquered.  After meeting inspection the pieces are reassembled and the mechanical parts are checked again.

The interior is lined with Moire fabric.  The ceiling of the units is Cedar and the walls and bottom are a heavy paper board.

Yes - it's a beauty!

Blessings to you....

Fr. Marty

This Weekend is Feed Your Neighbor Collection Weekend

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please note that our food pantry is in need of crackers, spaghetti sauce, noodles of all kinds, canned tomato products, jelly, canned meat and canned fruit.

Please bring your items to Mass next weekend to donate to the needy in our area.

Your cash donations are also appreciated.  We are grateful for any and all of your help!

It is Almost Time for Gesu's Thirteenth Annual Giving Tree!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

If you would like to request CONFIDENTIAL  help for yourself or a fellow Gesu Parish or School Family who may be in need this year, please contact Heidi Best at 419-537-9258 or email mailto:scoutenbest@gmail.com  All requests must be made by November 16, 2016 in order to be considered for this year's tree. 

Newly Baptized

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

We welcome our newest member, Grant Richard Hardesty, son of Richard and Jillian Hardesty III, into our Gesu Family.  Grant was baptized on October 23, 2016.  Congraulations

Remember Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please remember in prayer Adam Burson, Buried from our parish on November 7, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let you perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Please remember in prayer Tiffiney Mohn, buried from our parish on November 4, 2016.  Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let you perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.  Amen

"Pilgrimage to Annecy-Lyon, France, and Geneva, Switzerland with the Oblates of St Francis de Sales!

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

Join Fr. Tim McIntire, and Oblate of St Francis de Sales, and Maggie Riggins, Campus Minster at DeSales University, for a week-long pilgrimage to the home of St. Francis de Sales. The tour price of $2,975 per person is based on sharing a double room and includes air fare, ground transportation, daily breakfast, two lunches (one while cruising beautiful Lake Annecy), two dinners, tours of Salesian sights, and plenty of free time. Fr. Joe Newman, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, will provide some additional commentary while we bus from Annecy to Geneva, Lyon and tour the scenic Savoyard countryside.  For more information, contact Fr. Tim at Timothy.McIntire@desales.edu or register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/9fqdyr.

Newly Baptized

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

We welcome our newest member, Blaze James Jesko, Son of Taylor and Mallory Jesko-Strall into our Gesu Family.  Blaze was baptized on October 30, 2016.  Congratulations!

50+ Hosts Christmans Lunchoen December 1

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/14/16

On December 1, after the 11 Mass, the Gesu Community is invited to ring in the Holiday in the Sullivan Center with a delicious chicken luncheon with all the trimmings catered by Malczewski.  Bring your friends and listed to the sounds of the Gesu School Singers as they delight you with Christmas songs.  Please bring cookies with out nuts for the singers.  Send your non refundable check payable to 50+ for $15 per person to Ann Jozwiak by November 28th.  Questions, please call Ann at 419-474-5147.

Weekday
Tuesday-Friday
7:00 am
No Monday 7am Mass
No Saturday 8 am Mass
Live + Jesus
The Lord's Day
Saturday 
4:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday
 9:00 am & 11:30 am
2049 Parkside Boulevard
Toledo, Ohio 43607
419-531-1421 + Fax 419-531-0270 + www.gesutoledo.org
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Gesu School:  
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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.
 
Community Info
Gesu School
Bulletin Deadline

Please note that all bulletin 
announcements are
 due in to the Rectory office on Monday's 
by 12 Noon of each week.  Please e-mail 
all requests to Dianna at 
dwalsh@gesutoledo.org



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 - 
419-842-1604 

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 
bgerken@firstinsurancegrp
.com
Parents with questions or with a desire to help out can contact Barb at 
419-327-0608


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 gesusecretary@bex.net 
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.


2016 State Of The Parish Report

"Direct Giving"
Gesu offers the opportunity to 
have your donation come from your account automatically through "Direct Giving".  Just fill out the form and return to the office 
OR
You can now 
Make a Donation To the Church
Immaculate Conception

Thursday - Dec. 8th
7 am
8:15 am All School Mass
4 pm

Christmas Eve
Saturday - Dec. 24th 
4:00 pm & 10 pm
Christmas Day
Sunday - Dec. 25th
 10 am Only
Solemnity Of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Saturday - Dec. 31st 
4:00 pm Only
Sunday - Jan. 1st
 9 am
11:30 am
Deanery 
Penance Service

Gesu -  Dec. 11 @ 3pm

Regina Coeli - Dec. 18 @ 3 pm