Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
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.
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.
Our monthly Feed Your Neighbor collection is this weekend, Nov14 and 15. Our food pantry is in need of canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce and canned fruit.
Gesu will host the St Agnes Deanery event "Families Fully Alive". this is a family friendly event featuring music, praise, worship, adoration and a special World Meeting of Families video from Bishop Thomas and pilgrims for the Diocese of Toledo.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer the Parish Survey. The survey is now closed. We will be tabulating the results and the Pastoral Council will discuss them at their December meeting and Fr. Marty will make a report to the parish soon after.
This is the last week to donate money toward the purchase of Kroger cards for the Thanksgiving Baskets. St Vincent de Paul will accept donations through Nov 8. You may drop your donation off in the rectory or in the collection basket next weekend. Please mark your envelope - SVdP Holiday Gift Cards. Thank you for your generous support of this important ministry.
This Friday, November 6 is the first friday of the month. There will be Eucharistic Adoration in the side sacristy following 7am Mass, until 9pm. Everyone is welcome to spend some time in prayer with the Blessed Sacrament.
The 50+ Club will meet Thursday, Nov 5. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am. Lunch in the Sullivan Center is $4 per person and Bingo cards are $2. Reservations for the 50+ Christmas Buffet will be taken.
If you have not done so already, please take a few moments to complete our parish survey by following the link on the left of this page. Your opinion is needed by Father Marty and the Pastoral Council as they move forward in examining the needs of the Parish. Thank you for your time.
The Giving Tree Committee is gathering names of families from Gesu School and Parish who are in need of assistance to make this Christmas season a little brighter. if you know someone our tree can benefit please contact Heidi Best by calling 419 537-9258 or emailing email@example.com by November 2.
Paolo G. Carozza, the director of the Kellogg Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker at a lecture sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Toledo and Lourdes University.
If you have not already, please take a few moments to take our Parish Survey by following the link on the left. It really will not take much of your time and your thoughts and opinions are important to Fr Marty and the Pastoral Council.
I think it is interesting that we call our first reception of the Sacrament of Eucharist and Reocnciliation just that - First Communion and First Reconciliation - implying that it won't be our last. It seems that there is no problem understanding this in reference to communion. Fortunately, we as Catholics have come to understand that communion should be received regularly and often. We are sinners, yes, but that is the very reason that a person who is properly prepared, needs to receive the Eucharist - the food that helps us to live the Christian life and find a deeper unity with God.
Bishop Thomas personally invites families, with your children, to participate in the "Families Fully Alive" program for our deanery. Gesu is the host church. This family friendly event features live music, praise, worship, adoration and a special WMF video from Bishop Thomas, and testimonials from pilgrims who attended the historic event. All are invited!
The 50+ Club will meet on November 5th beginning with 11:00am Mass. Sloppy Joe lunch will be served in the Sullivan Center for $4.00 per person. There will be no charge for veterans in honor of Veterans Day, please call Ann (419 474-5147) to reserve your spot as our guest! Enjoy Bingo! after lunch for $2.00 a card.