Blog: Gesu Roman Catholic Parish + Toledo, Ohio
We are still collecting items for the Used Book and Uniform Sale which will take place on March 31 and April 1. Donations of hard and soft back books, children's books, games, puzzles, DVD's, Gesu uniforms and similar items may be dropped off at the Church, School or Rectory. NO MAGAZINES PLEASE.
Don't forget the 50+ Club meeting for March will be a picnic theme this Thursday, March 5. After 11:00 Mass, Hot Dogs and other picnic fare can be enjoyed for $4.00 in the Sullivan Center. If you have Questions???? Please call Ann Jozwiak 419 474 5147 or Dolores Kaitaniak 419 475 6537.
This is the kick off to the Annual Catholic Appeal. The Diocese asks us to consider the needs of the diocese and make a contribution. The ADA is a major source of financial support that enables them to fund so many good and charitble works. The diocesan offices that reach out to the poor and the needy, that quite literally enable the church to bring Christ to others, are greatly supported by your contributions to the ADA.
During Lent our parish is participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available in the back of the church next week. Please take one home and use the easy and fun resources to deepen your family's Lenten experience. Your prayers, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season will help Catholic relief services continue to provide life-saving assistance in nearly 100 countries. You may bring your donation back to church on Palm Sunday or Holy Week.
This is a busy month upon us. Here is a brief oversight.
Sunday, March 2nd: Noon - 2 pm
This is the week to bring your donations of used clothing, blankets, shoes, jackets, etc to Gesu School to "Fill The Truck". The Gesu 8th Graders are hosting a fundraiser in alliance with Easter Seals. The fundraiser will help to pay for their trip to Niagra Falls in May.
March 15: First Eucharist Retreat, Parent and Child 8:30-12:30
April 25, First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30 in church
April 29, First Eucharist Rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30 in church
May 3, Sacrament of First Eucharist at 11:30 Mass
**a change of date from original calendar
February 8: Sponsor and Candidate retreat 9-3 pm
March 3-8: Confirmations folders due
March 29: Confirmation Banners due
April 16: Reconciliation and Prayer Vigil, 6:30, church
April 17: Sacrament of Confirmation in Gesu church 7:00
Reception to follow in Sullivan Center
This weekend, specifically, January 24th, the Church celebrates the feast of St Francis de Sales, the patron of the Oblates of St Francis de Sales, the founder of the Visitation Sisters (whose monastery is down the street), and the saint whose spirituality guides our parish.
Catholic Schools Week is this week and several exciting activities are planned to help us celebrate the week. With the support of our PTO and Boxtops program, Gesu will be welcoming Mike Hemmelgarn, comedy juggler and ventriloquist, who will put on a "Character Counts" assembly to students in grades K - 4 and then to students in grades 5 - 8. It promises to be a wonderful program to kick off the week for our students. On Wednesday, the classes will partner with one another for breakfast and an activity.
After the 11:00 am service on Thursday, Feb 5, specialty hot dogs, homemade potato salad and delicious picnic fare will be served for four dollars per person in the Sullivan Center. For two dollars, choose your Lucky Card and have fun playing Bingo with friends. Questions? Call Ann Jozwiak 419-474-5147 or Dolores Kaitaniak 419-475-6537.
This year's Book and Uniform Sale will take place on March 31 and April 1. We are once again looking for hard and soft bound books, children's books, games puzzles, DVD's, Gesu uniforms and similar items.
You are invited to join Fr. James Cryan, OSFS on an elite tour planned just for you. Fr. Cryan will serve as chaplain. The name of the trip is Italia Bella; dates; May 16-24, 2015.
We are looking for some new faces to lead up our Lenten Fish Frys. We would like to find someone as soon as possible that can work alongside the Naylor's and the William's to learn the process. This year's dates for the Fish Frys are Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27. We need for someone on Feb. 20th to begin the process of taking this over. Please contact Fr. Marty/Dianna at email@example.com or 491-531-1421, Jenny Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-267-1003 or Colleen Williams at email@example.com or 419-349-4624.
Lent is right around the corner and the Gesu Lenten Friday Fish Frys have always been a hit! Well, the folks who have been taking care of this annual parish event for many years are "looking" to retire. (Believe me - they deserve and need a rest!) But that means that for the fish frys to continue we need some new people to spearhead these meals and help make them happen. Could one of these people be YOU???
These Lenten Fish Frys are something that I hope can continue, but they can only continue if some people step forward to make them happen. Please consider serving your parish in this way - give it some thought and if you can help, or would just like to learn more, call the parish office at 419-531-1421 - we can fill you in on the details - the sooner the better. What would Let be without our great Fish Frys - YOU can help them to continue. THANK YOU for considering this request and give us a call!