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Deanery Pannance Services for Advent

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/05/14

*Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00pm at Gesu
*Sunday, December 14, at 3:00pm at Christ the King

Breakfast with Santa, December 14th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/05/14

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 14th
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gesu Sullivan Center

Cost in advance with reservation: $5 per person, $20 max per family.
Cost at the door: $7 per person, $25 max per family.
Includes breakfast, visit with Santa, stories from Mrs Claus and crafts.
Reservation forms are in the Parish Bulletin or School Office.
Please make reservations by Friday, December 10th. 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8th

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/05/14

Monday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of obligation. All Masses for the feast day will be celebrated on Monday. There will not be a vigil Mass on Sunday afternoon/evening.

Masses for the feast day will be:
Monday, December 8
7:00 am
8:15 am All School Mass (Public Welcome)
4:00 pm

Gesu 11th Annual Giving Tree

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 12/05/14

There are still tags available on the Giving Tree. Please consider taking a tag or two from the Tree in the back of Church. PURCHASE THE GIFT REQUESTED on the tag. RETURN THE WRAPPED GIFT WITH THE ORIGINAL TAG attached BY WEDNESDAY, DEC 10TH. You may return the gift under the tree or to the Rectory Office, Mon - Wed between 8am and 4pm. Thank you, for your generosity to these families on need.

From The Desk Of Father Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we "turn the corner" on November (already!) and begin to start looking towards Thanksgiving! How fast the time passes! There was a lot going on this weekend here at the parish. We had the Salesian Spiritualtiy presentation on Saturday morning and the Sacrament of Annointing of the Sick at each Mass. I trust that those who were able to attend and participate in either or both of these opportunities benefitted from them. I'm sure you did.

This past Wednesday I held an initial meeting with some parishioners to talk about the formation of the Pastoral Council. It has taken a long time for me to get this started but now we are in motion. I'll share more information down the road, but just wanted you to know that what I promised to begin, last year is finally seeing the light of day! Please pray for the parish as we begin to put this together for the benefit of the entire parish community.

Have a good week. and start thinking now about what you should be giving thanks for all year long!

God Bless,

Fr. Marty

St Agnes Deanery Evening With Bishop Thomas

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

Monday, December 1, 2014 at Gesu Parish

  • Priest Dinner at 5:00 in the Sullivan Center
  • Evening Prayer Celebration at 7pm in the Church - All Are Welcome!
  • Public Reception Following Prayer Service

Deanery Penance Services for Advent

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

  • Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00pm at Gesu
  • Sunday, December 14, at 3:00pm at Christ the King

50+ Christmas Luncheon

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

All are invited to 11:00 Mass on December 4 and to join friends afterward for a Christmas luncheon in the Sullivan Center. Baked Chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, a relish dish and coffee and tea will be served for $10 per person. Listen to the magical sounds of Christmas as Gesu students entertain you with holiday music. Please bring cookies without nuts for the singers. Send your non-refundable payment by Nov 24 to Ann Jozwiak 3029 Sherbrooke, Toledo OH 43606. Questions? Call President Ann Jozwiak 419 474 5147 or Secretary Dolores Kaitaniak 419 475 6537.

Music News

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

Greetings and Blessings to all. Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated 9am on Thanksgiving Morning. The choir, cantor and instrumentalists will all be there to give praise to God. I hope you can attend Mass that morning too. If you do, please bring a canned good or dry good to Mass and place it in front of the altar on the white cloth. At the end of Mass, Fr. Zobler will bless the food and it will be distributed to needy families from our food pantry. What better way to give thanks to God for all He has done for you, by the blessing forward of food for the needy.

November Key Dates For Gesu School

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/17/14

  • The School Musicals (FAME jr. and the Wizard of OZ) will take place from Thursday, Nov 20 - Saturday, Nov 22. Be sure to order your tickets before they are sold out!!!
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Monday, November 24th.
  • There is NO SCHOOL for students the entire week of November 24th. The last day of school before Thanksgiving Vacation will be Friday, November 21st and we will return to school on Monday, November 1st.


by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/14

St Agnes Deanery hosts an unforgetable evening of inspiring worship in the presence of Jesus Christ. You are invited to come experience the power of God truly alive and with us. Join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month at most Blessed Sacrament Parish. The next IGNITE will be held this Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available prior to and during the service. Please bring a candle. Make the commitment now. For more information go to

Breakfast with Santa

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/14

Mark your calendar for Gesu's annual Breakfast with Santa. The event will be on Sunday, Dec 14. Reservation forms will be in the bulletin soon!

Deanery Penance Services for Advent

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/09/14

*Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00 pm at Gesu

*Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 pm at Christ the King

SFS Student from Gesu named National Merit Scholar

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

Ethan Bevington is the son of Jennifer and Mark Bevington of Ottawa Hills, a member of Gesu Church and a graduate of St John's Jesuit Academy. Ethan is a member of National Honor Society, the Quiz Bowl team,and a core team member of Campus Ministry. He has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, is the President of Junior State of America and the Teen Institute Club. Ethan has been a member of the cross country and tennis teams at St Francis. He plans to study economics at Harvard, Yale or the University of Pennsylvania. 

Salesian Spirituality Presentation Nov 15

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

On Saturday, November 15 Gesu will host the second Salesian Spirituality Morning presentation on the spirituality of St Francis de Sales in the Gesu Sullivan Center from 9am - 11:30am.

The presentation will be given by Fr Alan Zobler, OSFS and Fr Joseph Newman, OSFS. They'll do a great job presenting the spirituality of St Francis de Sales and how it can joyfully be lived today!

There is no cost to attend, a free will offering will be taken up.

We hope you can join us the morning of November 15, 9:00am - 11:30am.

Eucharistic Adoration Friday, Nov 7

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

November 7 is the first friday of the month and Gesu will once again be offering Eucharistic Adoration in the Church immediately following 7am Mass until 9pm. Stop in any time for some quiet, personal, spiritual time before our Lord in the Blessed Saccrament.

50+ Meets Nov 6

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

After 11:00 Mass on Nov 6, join your friends for a potluck. A-H bring salad, I-R a hot dish and S-Z bring dessert. Bring $2 to pick your lucky card and have fun playing BINGO. Veterans - please be the guest of 50+ for this potluck. We honor and thank you for your service. Questions?? Call Anne Jozwiak 419 474-5147 or Dolores Kaitaniak 419 475-6537.

Sacrament of the Sick Nov 15/16

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

The weekend of November 15/16, at all the Masses we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick. The sacrament is for all who are experiencing any physical ailments and wish to receive the prayer of the Church. Be it one experiencing serious illness, regularly as that illness persists, anticipating serious surgery, recovering from surgery, or experiencing the difficulties of aging, (don't these conditions identify just about all of us?) Whatever the case may be, you are "eligible" and encouraged to receive this healing sacrament. The sacrament isn't magic! (Although miracles do happen!) The sacrament is meant to assure the individual that in their time of difficulty, is not alone - the Church, and therefore, Jesus Christ himself, walks with you in this part of your life's journey.

From The Desk of Father Marty

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 11/04/14

November begins with the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. These two days are meant to remind us that the bonds of faith do not end in death but that those who have preceded us in death are still bound to us in the Communion of Saints. We believe that those who have received the promise of Baptism, and those known only to God, are a part of this great communion and we too will be when the Lord comes to take us home. Around the church are the names of parishioners who died this past year. They are still a part of us. Pray to them and for them, as I'm sure those who see the face of God, pray for us.

The Saint Agnes Deanery Evening With Bishop Thomas Will Be On December 1, 2014 At Gesu Parish

by Gesu Parish Toledo on 10/28/14

-     Priest Dinner at 5 pm in the Sullivan Center

-     Evening Prayer Celebration at 7 pm in the Church - All Are Welcome

-     Public Reception following

7:00 am
8:00 am
Live + Jesus
The Lord's Day

4:00 pm (Vigil)
 9:00 am & 11:30 am

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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

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 at
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. 
Students who have graduated from high school and whose families are members of the parish are invited to register as adult parishioners. 

Parishioners who have moved or changed any information are invited to update that information. 
Call Dianna at
 419-531-1421 or E-mail 
to update information or request a new parishioner registration form.

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